The 2023 campaign is officially wrapping up for the NY Giants on Sunday, and with Big Blue at 5-11 on the year, disappointment has been following this team for months. To close out the season, the Eagles will be making their way to MetLife Stadium. Not a lot of people are giving the G-Men a chance.
However, with the way the Giants played on Sunday against a playoff team, the Los Angeles Rams, it's not a foregone conclusion that the Eagles will cruise past the Giants in the Meadowlands. It's been a rough stretch for Philly as, since their 10-1 start to the season, they have now lost four out of their last five. This could be a close contest. Here are our bold predictions for the action:
4. Saquon Barkley will close out the season with a 100-yard game
While we all hope that this is not the case, this could be running back Saquon Barkley's final game as a New York Giant having been here since 2018. The two sides couldn't come to terms on a long-term deal last offseason and it's up in the air what happens in the coming months. Regardless of that, we think Barkley will put on a show vs. Philly.
It's been a shaky season for Barkley, as he could not build off his career-best season in 2022 rushing for more than 1,300 yards. That's also because he missed multiple games early in the year with a high-ankle sprain. But with how the Eagles have been struggling on defense over the last few weeks, a 100-yard game is possible for Barkley.
Over the last four games for Philly on defense, they've allowed over 100 yards on the ground, which has resulted in this late-season slide for the Eagles. Philly also played the Giants during that stretch and their running attack was a big factor in why the Giants were able to stay in the game rushing for 106 yards with Barkley accounted for 80 of those yards. A big game could be on the way for Saquon.