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This Sunday: Biggest Game Yet

So here’s the deal, the Giants have an opportunity to tie the lead in the NFC East at 8-5. What needs to happen is quite simple:

The Giants need to beat the Eagles, and ….
The Chargers need to beat the Cowboys.

If that happens — then the Giants tie for the lead and have a shot to make the playoffs.

Things that might make Sunday Night Football easier on the Giants:

DeSean Jackson: Questionable (concussion)
Brian Westbrook: Questionable (concussion)

Forgive me for saying so, but this might just be a bigger game than last year’s playoff game… particularly since the Giants, you know, lost that game. Here is a chance for redemption…. can the Giants deliver?

What do you think?

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9 Responses to “This Sunday: Biggest Game Yet”

  1. Jeremy says:

    i don’t want to jinx anything but, for starters, a win will be had if Osi sacks McNabb twice. Or Bradshaw(rushing) and Manningham(receiving)each have a touchdown. Or Samuels doesn’t have a pick. This is where it gets complicated if Hixon has a return for a touchdown they will win no matter what. obviously the latter is harder to do.

    Good Luck Big Blue!!!!
    PS: what does Eli need to do to be considered for the MVP. no one else is doing more with less than my boy ELi, i know its very unlikely but humor me.

  2. MJ says:

    Eli has played decently this year, but he does have an underrated and quite talented receiving corps. That being said, I think Brees is the MVP. Though as you say, Eli has done more with less, Brees has done more with more. His offense is explosive and the dude is fearsome and almost unstoppable in the pocket. As mich as I love Eli and the Giants, their time is in the future, not now. Just think about how dangerous a downfield threat a guy like Hakeem Nicks will be once he gets some seasoning under his belt. Manningham is electric on RAC plays and Smith is a sure and steady rock. These guys complement each other and will only get better in the years to come. Eli’s MVP time will come, but it is not now.

    • andrew ilnicki says:

      guys can grow up real quick in this league MJ…. a la Manning in ’07.

      Give em a shot to win for old times sake.

  3. Aleks Battinelli says:

    Yea we do need a win this week ecspecially against a division team. All we need is some good rushing out of bradshaw and jacobs, because manning has been playing well

  4. Cory Jamal says:

    I think we can win if we keep the eagles from putting up points. We are not a shootout team and if it comes to that then sad to say we will lose so if we put pressure on mcnabb keep the big plays from happening then we definitely have a good chance even without a strong running presence (that has been invisible all season anyway). And keep Ross and Rouse at the safeties too they are doing a pretty good job back there. LETS GO THIS IS A HUGE GAME EVERYBODY PRAY PLEASE!!!!

  5. Rich says:

    The Giants can win this game. Two things though. Jackson said he’ll most likely play so there’s a not so comforting sign. I think the obvious is that the Giants will have to put a clamp on the passing game. Maclin and Avant have caught on now and have become viable threats to opposing pass defenses.

    We all saw what Jackson did to us a few weeks ago, now with the other two in the mix, it’ll be interesting to see what Sheridan and Co. do to respond to that. And even though Westbrook might sit out, LeSean McCoy is no cupcake either. If we win this week, this is our statement game. The Cowboys passing weapons don’t compare to the Eagles in my opinion. Yes, Miles Austin, Roy Williams, Witten and Crayton are formidable.

    But in this league, it’s who has the hot hand at the time and right now it’s the Eagles WR core with Brent Celek at TE. With all that said, I really do feel the Giants can win this Sunday. I felt it last week as well. Let’s just hope that team shows up and not the team that stumbled in Denver.

    • andrew ilnicki says:

      it is about who’s hot at the time, and right now I see a lot of heat coming off the Giants. They have a shot to win this game…. just like the Eagles had a shot to beat the Giants last year in the regular season on the road, and did. Nobody thought they would at the time, and they did.

      Noone thinks the Giants are for real, but give them a shot to win.

      Thats all I’m gonna say.

  6. Will says:

    In order to have a chance to win, I feel the Giants need to play flawless football. As mentioned above, the Eagles passing game is much more explosive than Dallas. If McNabb is able to hit an open Celek up the middle all night, it’s going to be a long game.

    The offense also needs to play more consistently – we can’t depend on punt returns for touchdowns and Jacobs breaking off 74 yards at a time. Slow and steady. Maybe get Travis Beckum involved a little?

    Although there was a lot to get excited about in last weeks game, is anyone else worried that the Giants come out like they did Thanksgiving night? If they match the intensity and heart shown last week they can win.

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