The NY Giants have a short week coming off their first win of the season. Here’s a look at key performances needed from several players beat the Eagles Thursday.
If the Giants want any shot to make a run and have life in the NFC (L)East, it must happen this week in Philly. The bad news for the Giants: The team hasn’t won in Philadelphia since 2013 and haven’t beaten the Eagles once since their last playoff appearance in 2016. They are on a dreadful seven game losing streak to the Birds amidst a 1-11 stretch in six years.
Philadelphia has been a house of horrors for the Giants in recent years. Fortunately for NY, the Eagles are coming in at 1-4-1, the team is injured all over the roster, and Carson Wentz has been struggling and maybe even regressing from prior campaigns.
As crazy as it seems, the NY Giants are only a game out of first of their historically bad division race. If they can get on a win streak, especially with three out of the next four games against NFC East rivals, then the team at least has a shot for competing than longer than most NY fans anticipated. At this point, it’s always better to root for playoff aspirations than starting the mock draft games in October.
The Giants’ win last week wasn’t possible without a few key individual performances. Here are three players who need to step up for the team to win another must-win on Thursday Night Football.