Everything just seems to be breaking the Giants’ way.
Without four of five starting offensive linemen, Ertz, and Sanders, it is difficult to see Wentz and the Eagles’ offense put up big offensive numbers. That is exactly the type of game the Giants are built to win, as they showed Sunday against Washington.
If both teams were at full-strength, the Eagles might win this game by 10-plus points. But, Philadelphia will be starting former Giants’ tackle Jamon Brown at guard and the Giants’ defensive line is built to capitalize on the Eagles’ vulnerability up front.
The Giants won’t win any style points, but they’ll pick up a critical division win that might just springboard the season.
The pick: Giants 16, Eagles 14
Matt Lombardo is the site expert for GMenHQ, and writes Between The Hash Marks each Wednesday for FanSided. Follow Matt on Twitter: @MattLombardoNFL.