Sunday, November 15, 2020, MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, 1 p.m. ET
Eagles at Giants Betting Preview: Eagles (-3.5/-104), Giants (+3.5/-118)
In every other division in football, a 3-4-1 start would have you multiple games behind the leader. In the NFC East, it has earned the Eagles a 1 1/2-game lead over Washington and a two-game advantage over the Giants and Dallas Cowboys.
It also means that Philadelphia, in spite of its injury and turnover issues, can strike a critical blow towards winning the division this week if it can sweep the season series from New York. That would make the Eagles 3-1 in division games and all but eliminate the Giants.
For Philadelphia to make that step forward and perhaps become a dangerous out in the postseason, quarterback Carson Wentz must stop throwing the ball to the other guys. His 12 interceptions not only lead the NFL, but are two off his career high of 14, set his rookie year.
New York Giants
Former Giants coach Bill Parcells once said you are who your record says you are. A 2-7 mark says New York is not a good team, and cumulative stats agree with that assessment. Still, there are reasons to be bullish on their development under first-year coach Joe Judge.
A descendent of the Parcells coaching tree, Judge worked under Bill Belichick in New England and learned to appreciate what his old boss and his old boss’ old boss do. A strong running game can make life easier for all three phases and a young quarterback.
Last week, the Giants rushed for 166 yards, controlling the ball for nearly 36 1/2 minutes. That took pressure off Daniel Jones, who didn’t have a huge game but also enjoyed his first turnover-free game of the year. The 23-20 win might have been the best complimentary football New York has played in 2020.
Eagles at Giants Betting Pick for Week 10
One thing both teams do well is get after the quarterback. Philadelphia is on pace for 55 sacks at its halfway point of the year and New York’s 22 sacks rank eighth in the NFL. Imagine how much better both teams could be if they could consistently play from in front.
The Eagles have been slow starters and the Giants have gotten off to quick starts lately. If that trend holds true, New York might be in good shape to get a win that would keep it in contention for a division title. That would be fitting for the NFC East in 2020.
Eagles at Giants Betting Pick:
Giants 24, Eagles 21.
Eagles at Giants Best Bet for Week 10
When you think of NFC East football in November and December, you think of slugfests in which the scoreboard operator gets a break. Well, the Giants’ recent tendency to be on point early suggests a different idea, at least in the first quarter.
If you’re looking for a wagering angle here, take the over in the first quarter and thank us later. New York has scored at least one touchdown in the first quarter of its last five games.
Eagles at Giants Best Bet: OVER 7.5 total points in the first quarter (-134)