1. Tommy DeVito will bounce back from last week's loss to the Saints
The undrafted rookie quarterback is in line for the most significant start of his professional career this week as he enters Philadelphia on Christmas Day, hoping to come out with a victory. This will be the most challenging game for DeVito, but head coach Brian Daboll has stated that he has confidence in the rookie and has earned this opportunity.
Last week, DeVito had 177 yards and a 58.8 percent completion rate; however, he could not give the Giants any downfield success as he was sacked seven times. Saints defensive end Tanoh Kpassagnon had three sacks and let the rookie know he would be a problem. Kpassagnon celebrated each sack by mocking DeVito with his pinched-finger gesture. DeVito and the Giants' offensive line will look to improve from this performance when they face Philly on Monday.
When DeVito was asked about the treatment he will get on Monday from the Eagles fans, he jokingly responded, I'll say Merry Christmas right back to them. Not only is the rookie heading into Lincoln Financial Field on December 25th motivated and confident, but he will have a chip on his shoulder after the outcome of last week's game in New Orleans.
The Eagles have lost their last three games, so they'll look to bounce back against the Giants. While Philly has already clinched a playoff spot, the defending NFC champions will not hold the top seed in the conference after dropping to 10-4. You have to imagine they'll come out with a lot of energy and make it difficult for the Giants on both sides of the ball; however, I wouldn't be surprised if Tommy Cutlets improves from last week's performance. We'll see if DeVito has some magic left and if he can keep Big Blue's season alive with a Christmas Miracle for the ages.