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Giants Eagles Game Preview

It’s here. The biggest game of the year. Win, and the Giants can control their playoff destiny. Lose, and their road just got a lot tougher. Can the Giants beat their rivals?

INJURIES:

Giants:

QUESTIONABLE: T Shawn Andrews (back), C Shaun O’Hara (foot), WR Devin Thomas (hamstring), LB Michael Boley (shoulder)
PROBABLE: DE Osi Umenyiora (knee), DE Justin Tuck (abdomen), G Chris Snee (hip), WR Mario Manningham (hip)

Eagles:

OUT: LB Stewart Bradley (elbow), LB Keenan Clayton (hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE:  WR DeSean Jackson (foot), T Winston Justice (knee), CB Asante Samuel (knee)
PROBABLE: CB Jorrick Calvin (back), G Nick Cole (knee), TE Clay Harbor (abdomen)

OFFENSE:

The Giants offense has been aided by a strong running game, in particular Brandon Jacobs, in recent weeks. He’s been the feature back they signed him to be, and Ahmad Bradshaw has been great in a complimentary role. With Steve Smith now out for the year, and Mario Manningham banged up, the onus is on the run game to step up  and take some of the weight off of Eli Manning’s shoulders. Speaking of Manning, getting him to limit his turnovers is key to a Giants victory.

DEFENSE:

As always, the Giants defense is key to their prolonged success, and this game is no different. Stoping Vick and Jackson takes a lot of talent and effort. The Giants need to pressure Vick, make him make bad decisions. Play physical bump and run coverage against Jackson, and hope for the best. The Giants defense, if they execute properly, can stop this offense.

THE EAGLES:

The Eagles are playing great football right now, led by Vick and Jackson. Beating them requires slowing down these two explosive players. It’s not an easy thing to do, and it’s why they are 9-4 and battling with the Giants for a playoff spot. You can’t let Vick and Jackson beat you. I’m content with letting LeSean McCoy having a good day if it means Vick and Jackson having a slow one. It’s going to be a tough challenge.

PREDICTION:

Tough game. Huge game. Giants win this one, they’re set up nicely. But the way Vick and Jackson have played, it’s going to be tough. Still, I like the home team in this one. FINAL SCORE: Giants 21, Eagles 20

COVERAGE:

Unfortunately, no coverage today. I got tickets to the game, and as much as I love watching with y’all, I’m going to this game. I’l try and tweet from the game as much as possible, but cold weather and limited bandwidth might make that difficult. Post game and Thoughts and Musings will be up and running as usual


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12 Responses to “Giants Eagles Game Preview”

  1. PC says:

    The Giants SUUUUUUCK!!!! They are a very weak football team!!!!!! 24-3 and we lose?????

  2. Russo757 says:

    How the fuck do u blow a lead like that?!?!?

  3. big dog2671 says:

    They suck just like them to blow it when they need it defense sucks ass haven’t played a full game all year hope they loose the rest now the bums. Second rate piece of shit team!!!!!!!!!

  4. Ryan says:

    They blew this game as a whole. And they need to get rid of F&0!$:% Matt Dodge! He puts the bat rite to him and the special teams coach needs to go, they missed evey tackle up the whole feild. They should have stopped them to a field goal, this is just stupid man!

  5. justin says:

    we suck cut that dumbass matt dodge and cut eli manning.and we need fast people onn defence

  6. PC says:

    DITCH TOM COUGHLIN AND KEVIN GILDRIVE PLEASE!!!!!!

    Former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher is prepared to return to the sideline after a four-year hiatus but he won’t take just any job.

    A source close to Cowher is adamant that the Miami Dolphins, Houston Texans and New York Giants are atop his wish list if any of those teams should make a coaching change after the 2010 season.

    Cowher
    Cowher has maintained that while he will listen to overtures on coaching jobs he would not discuss any specific team, including those that have already fired their coaches, such as Dallas, Denver and Minnesota.

    The Dolphins may be the most intriguing option because owner Steve Ross has wanted to energize his fan base as the team has played second fiddle to the Miami Heat ever since LeBron James and Chris Bosh signed with the NBA team. The Dolphins went into Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills still alive in the playoff hunt at 7-6 but with a 1-5 record at Sun Life Stadium.

    The Texans have been considered a talented but underachieving team. However, owner Bob McNair indicated recently that Gary Kubiak’s job may be safe but that other changes could be in the offing. If Kubiak remains, those changes are expected to come on the defensive staff.

    While the Giants have been mentioned as a possible landing spot for Cowher ever since ex-Steeler running back Jerome Bettis linked his former coach to the New York job last year, there have been no indications that Tom Coughlin’s job is in jeopardy. Coughlin has one year remaining on his contract and has not been signed to an extension yet.

    Asked to rank Cowher’s preferred list in order, the source identified New York, Miami and Houston. Each of those markets represent strong ownership with a good talent base, the source said.

  7. Dennis says:

    Greetings from Philly!

  8. PC says:

    We cant really blame manning on this game he throw 4 td passes. The defense let off the gas and Kildrive can’t seem to really dial up the offense Cowher could be the future of this team!!!

  9. Chris says:

    Gee, Deon Grant, how many years do you have to play before you realize you have to come in on Vick under control? Instead, knucklehead Grant jumps up and Vick goes around him for 40 yds. Gee, Aaron Ross, how many years do you have to play before you know to seal off the outside? Instead, Ross gets caught inside and Vick goes around for 30 yds. Gee, mr. special teams coach, how many years do you have to coach before you MAKE SURE, beyond any possible doubt, that your ROOKIE punter knows to punt it out of bounds? Disgraceful and complete stupidity. I’m completely disgusted.

  10. Ryan says:

    The coaching is TERRIBLE and I can’t take it anymore! Where is the F%0?*+& leadership on this dam team! Step up man! They only lead sometimes and sometimes doesn’t win games as you can see. I’m so tire of it already! How much of this do we have to put up with man!

    • PC says:

      Yes exactly imagine Cowher Running this team. He is a great leader! I just think its time to switch no matter how we end up after this season.

  11. Ryan says:

    I agree because there is absolutely no leadership on this team and it’s stupid already!

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