Neither team rushes for 100 yards
The Eagles will be without Miles Sanders, the Giants haven’t had a running back come within 20 yards of the century mark yet this season, and both of these defenses have done reasonably well against the run.
Boston Scott was a thorn in the Giants’ side last season, rushing for 113 yards and four touchdowns in the two meetings between these teams, but he was also running behind what was at the time one of the NFL’s premier and healthiest offensive lines.
Thursday night, in all likelihood center Jason Kelce will be the only Eagles starter playing along the offensive line, which will not bode well when it comes to trying to run the ball against the likes of Lawrence, Tomlinson, and Williams.
Likewise, the Giants can keep trying to establish the run all they want, but they haven’t proven capable of doing it effectively consistently enough. Freeman enters averaging 3.2 yards a carry and 41 yards per game.
Even if the Giants commit to Freeman as a focal point of the game plan early, if the Eagles jump out to a lead it could force Jones to throw the ball to dig out of a hole.
I’d bet neither team produces a 100-yard rusher, given the circumstances.