We’re in for an interesting game on Monday Night Football. In the first matchup between these two NFC East foes this season, the Philadelphia Eagles are in a must-win situation as they fight to keep their playoff hopes alive. Meanwhile, the New York Giants have nothing to play for as a team, but it feels like Pat Shurmur is coaching for his job and Eli Manning will be back under center with Daniel Jones out due to injury. This could be Manning’s final hurrah, or possibly an audition for another team, showing he still has something left in the tank. Either way, it makes for a fun game to watch.
Giants vs Eagles Odds and Info
All odds taken from FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Opening Lines: PHI -8.5, O/U 47.0
- Moneyline: NYG: (+320) | PHI: (-390)
- Spread: NYG: +9.5 (-110) | PHI: -9.5 (-110)
- Total: 45.5 – Over: (-115) | Under: (-105)
- Location: Lincoln Financial Field — Philadelphia, PA
- Start Time: 8:15 pm ET
- Coverage: ESPN
- New York Giants: QB Daniel Jones (D), TE Evan Engram (Q), TE Rhett Ellison (Q), WR Golden Tate (Q), OT Nate Solder (Q), LB Chris Peace (Q), S Jabrill Peppers (Q)
- Philadelphia Eagles: WR Nelson Agholor (Q), RB Jordan Howard (Q), DE Derek Barnett (Q), LB Kamu Grugier-Hill (W)
With Eli Manning back taking snaps, what changes? Well, not much. This offense still runs on high-percentage throws and hinges upon Saquon Barkley playing well for this offense to be great. The biggest switch from Jones to Manning is that there will be fewer downfield shots, with Manning more likely to check it down to Barkley or Golden Tate, allowing them to make plays after the catch. Manning will likely need to lead long, methodical drives for them to have a chance in this game, with their defensive secondary being so poor. Despite having the sixth-fewest passing attempts against them (due to teams playing from ahead), they have surrendered the eighth-most passing yards (3,276) and eighth-most passing touchdowns (22).
The Eagles were given the opportunity to take hold of this division and claim a playoff spot with the Dallas Cowboys really struggling. Unfortunately for Philadelphia, they have struggled just as much, losing three games in a row, including a bad loss in Miami last week. Offensively, they have been beaten up, but Carson Wentz is also not improving his teammates at all. Rookie Miles Sanders has essentially been their only running back, and Alshon Jeffery made his return to the field last week, following a multi-game absence. Defensively, they are still strong upfront, but they really struggle on the back end. This can best be shown by their performance last week, as they gave up 37 points and 365 passing yards to Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Dolphins. Teams playing the Eagles are always in the game due to their inability to cover downfield.
- Philadelphia is 2-4 against the spread (ATS) in its last six home games.
- The total has hit the over in six of the last seven games these teams have met.
- The Giants are 3-6 ATS in their last nine games as an underdog.
- The total has hit the over in seven of the Giants’ last eight road games.
- The all-time series between these two teams is tied, 85-85-2.
- Last Meeting: November 25, 2018 — The Eagles defeated the Giants, 25-22, at Lincoln Financial Field.
All odds taken from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Alshon Jeffery 100+ Receiving Yards and 1+ TDs (+600)
Alshon Jeffery made his return to the field last week after missing multiple games with an injury. His presence on the field was immediately felt, and he finished the game having caught nine of his 16 targets for 137 yards and a touchdown. He has a 33 percent matchup advantage over Janoris Jenkins this week, which is the third-best among all wide receivers in Week 14 (second-best if Adam Thielen is out), per Pro Football Focus. The Giants continue to funnel passing yards and give up downfield shots, and Carson Wentz and Jeffery are sure to exploit that this week. I also think the Giants’ offense can be good enough to keep the Eagles aggressive.
These games between the Giants and Eagles have been close over recent seasons, despite both teams finishing the year very differently in the standings. Over the last three seasons, the point differential between these teams is just 7.0 on average, with only one game being decided by more than five points. In this one, both teams have struggling pass defenses but offensive weapons that can be dangerous. While I think the outcome may be more of a coin flip than most think, the likelihood that it is a one-score game is pretty high.
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