4 bold predictions for the Giants vs. Eagles playoff duel in Philly
By Zak Musso
1. The Giants win 26-20 in overtime
It is weird to think about, but key members of the Giants roster have more playoff success than the Philadelphia Eagles. Hurts and Nick Sirriani have never won a playoff game, and in the only playoff game they have appeared in, the Birds got stomped by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Hurts also threw two interceptions in that game last season.
That showing obviously has no bearing on this game, but with the way Jones and Hurts have been playing as of late, we would much rather have Danny Dimes at quarterback this weekend. Brian Daboll should win Coach of the Year this season and he’ll be ready for another masterclass in Philly.
Hurts’ banged-up shoulder will limit him throughout this game, which will cause him to struggle. The game will be back and forth early, and after Jake Elliott gives the Eagles a 20-17 lead with 1:00 left on a 60-yard field goal, Danny Dimes will march the Giants into field-goal range, and Graham Gano will hit a 50-yard field goal to force overtime.
The Eagles will win the coin toss in overtime and start with the ball, but Hurts will throw a ball up to A.J. Brown that will be picked off by Xavier McKinney on the first play of overtime. On the second play of overtime, Barkley will sprint for a 30-yard touchdown, giving the Giants another shocking win for their 2022 scrapbook. A NY upset is on the way folks. Book it.