The New York Giants (1-5) will take on the Philadelphia Eagles (1-4-1) this Thursday at Lincoln Financial Field in their seventh game of the 2020 regular season.
Experts are leaning completely towards the Eagles this week — 10:0 — with most of those expecting a one-score game.
How does the Giants Wire staff see this Week 7 battle shaking out? Here’s a look at our picks and score predictions:
Dan Benton: Eagles 29, Giants 20
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What even needs to be said here? Yes, I do believe the Giants are slowly progressing. And yes, I do believe the Eagles are a bad football team. But Philly is New York’s kryptonite and until the Giants prove to me that they’re capable of beating the Eagles (in Philly, no less), there’s no realistic way I can pick them.
John Fennelly: Giants 19, Eagles 17
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The Giants seem to be healthier than the Eagles right now and could be poised to make some type of run. That is, if they can play error-free. They haven’t been able to do that, though.
The key in this game could come down to who can run the ball and the Giants have to show more commitment to that. One player to watch will be Eagles running back Boston Scott, who has had a load of success against the Giants in recent years.
Doug Rush: Giants 23, Eagles 16
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The Giants were finally able to get a win for the first time since Week 16 of 2019 and they have a chance to not only get out of the hole they dug themselves into, but a chance to catch the Dallas Cowboys in the division.
This is Daniel Jones’ first test going into Lincoln Financial Field to play against the Eagles, as he was injured for the last encounter and Eli Manning played in the overtime loss.
The Eagles have been struggling this season and if they didn’t catch the 49ers with a severely injured team, the Eagles might be winless.
The last time the Giants went into Philadelphia and won was going all the way back to the 2013 season, which means the Giants have lost six straight in Philly.
With a reeling Eagles team and a Giants team coming off a much needed win, the Giants are in prime position to end that streak.
Tyler Henry: Eagles 27, Giants 23
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Don’t let the winning percentages of these two teams fool you. With the current state of the division, both the Eagles and Giants want to win and keep their playoff hopes alive.
There are a lot of reasons to like the Giants in this match up. Sterling Shepard will likely be back and I really like the team’s pass rush against the Eagles’ offensive line.
With the Eagles decimated by injuries and the Giants continuing improve each week, I expect Big Blue to hang in there and maybe even win this game. Unfortunately, with the lack of success against the Eagles in recent years, I can’t pick the Giants in this one.
I expect it to be close as these division games always are, but in the end I think the Giants see the win slip away in the final minutes of the game.
Kevin Hickey: Eagles 27, Giants 19
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The Giants are coming off of their first win of the season and while it was nice to finally get that out of the way, they have to turn around on a short week against an Eagles team that almost pulled off an upset against the Ravens.
The Eagles have been far from impressive, starting with quarterback Carson Wentz. However, they do sit among the leaders in pressure rate on defense, and that is more than enough to keep the Giants offense at bay.
The Giants haven’t proven they are good enough to turn around on a short week and win a divisional game on the road. The Eagles defensive line should be enough to contain Daniel Jones and a depleted passing attack.
Mike Moraitis: Giants 17, Eagles 16
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No amount of analysis can help me come to a confident conclusion in a game between two NFC East teams. The Giants and Eagles are just bad, and there’s no telling what level of stink either team will bring with it on Thursday night.
The one thing I will point to is just how banged up the Eagles are. Adding to their laundry list of injured players, Miles Sanders and Zach Ertz won’t suit up, and I’m just not sure how much this Eagles offense is going to be able to muster without two more key weapons against a budding Giants defense.
Now, this is not to say I have much confidence in the Giants being able to move the ball with success against a stout Eagles front, but I think Daniel Jones & Co. will do just enough to edge out Philly in what will be an ugly game.
Jeevan Kirkland: Giants 27, Eagles 20
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The Giants should be able to ride on the highs of their first win of the season to beat the Eagles in Philly for the first time in years.
While neither team should run away with it, the Eagles were playing some of their best football these past couple of weeks. However, a slew of injuries (Malik Jackson, Zach Ertz, Miles Sanders, etc.) compounded with a short week should severely diminish the chances for an Eagles win.
Though, the Giants with a couple of injuries and constant turnover issues –Daniel Jones has at least one in every game — are not much better off. A hard-fought, and probably ugly, game should be expected.
Pat Ragazzo: Eagles 24, Giants 21
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The Giants will find a way to give Carson Wentz & Co. fits on Thursday night without Miles Sanders. The game will be competitive throughout the contest, but the Giants’ offense will continue to struggle and their defense won’t be able to hold off a game-winning drive by Wentz.
As a result, the Eagles will win on a last second field goal by Jake Elliot.
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