The Giants' lack of success could be a curse for the Eagles
The Eagles' NFC East rivals, the New York Giants, currently sit at 0-4 and will seemingly have to pickup a win against Philadelphia in Week 5 to realistically have a shot at the playoffs. With the way Giants' quarterback Eli Manning, the running back group and the defense are playing, the reality of New York's possible demise under Tom Coughlin could be realized rather shortly. While the Giants would likely never fire a two-time Super Bowl-winning head coach during the season, there stands to be a relatively large shot of this year being the long-time player-caller's last season with the New York squad.
The Giants have been almost unwatchable over the last month with losses ranging from a turnover-ridden defeat in Dallas to three consecutive blowouts against non-divisional opponents. While the team is realistically still in the NFC East title race, just two games behind the Cowboys, the likelihood of a comeback would only increase with a massive turnaround of epic proportions. The Giants struggles are an overall team issue with both the offense and defense struggling to produce with regularity.
The strength of New York has always been its running game and pass rush. However, this season the Giants rank 30th in rushing yards and 31st in sacks through four games. On top of those alarming numbers, the Giants' defense has surrendered the most points in the league, while the offense ranks 30th in points per game. Manning's nine interceptions lead the league and his 14 sacks are tied for second-most in the NFL.
The Giants draft possibilities are something to keep an eye on if they continue to falter. While you may hate or dislike their team, remember that the Eagles success could hinder on the Giants ability to rebound. That is why after you may find yourself rooting for the Giants in late-November and into December.
More from Bleeding Green Nation:
- NFC East Standings Report - NFL Week 4
- Philadelphia Eagles Week 4 PFF Grades: The Defense Is Horrible
- Eagles-Broncos Week 4 Snap Counts
- Week 4 Report Card: Broncos dismantle the Eagles like they do everyone else
- The Linc - Eagles fall to 1-3
This article originally appeared on SBNation.Click here for the full article »