The NY Giants take on the undermanned, yet still explosive Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night with the chance to climb the NFC East standings
The NFC East race is far from over, and the NY Giants have opportunity to make significant headway, even at 1-5, in Philadelphia against an Eagles team besieged by injuries on Thursday Night.
After edging out the Washington Football Team, 20-19 on Sunday for head coach Joe Judge’s first career win, the Giants get the Eagles without tight end Zach Ertz, wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, running back Miles Sanders, and three starters along the offensive line.
Despite the Eagles’ injuries, Judge knows his team will need to play at a significantly higher level Thursday than they did on Sunday if they are going to pull off a second consecutive division win, the first victory over the Eagles since 2016, and pull to within a half game of the Dallas Cowboys for the NFC East lead.
“They make big plays in all phases,” Judge said of the Eagles “This is a team that no matter where you’re at in the game scoreboard-wise, we all saw it last week and multiple weeks before, they can score at any time, they can close the lead. But this is a team you definitely don’t want to fall behind on. They’re very explosive.”
Entering a stretch of three NFC East contests over the next four weeks, here’s a look at three keys to the Giants pulling off the upset on Thursday night: