Prediction, Preview, and Odds
#255 Philadelphia Eagles vs.
#256 New York Giants
Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 1:00pm EST
MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford
Written by Blake V.

Philadelphia will try to extend its two-game winning streak and get back to .500 for the first time since early September when it travels to face the Giants on Sunday afternoon. The Eagles have recorded consecutive wins over Denver and New Orleans to keep their playoff hopes alive. New York is coming off a 30-10 loss at Tampa Bay on Monday night.

Eagles have playoff momentum

Philadelphia lost five of its first seven games this season and appeared to be out of the playoff hunt. The Eagles have won three of their four games since then, including consecutive wins over Denver and New Orleans the past two weeks. They have covered the spread in five of their last seven games and have won eight of their last nine meetings against New York. Philadelphia is now two games back of Dallas in the NFC East standings following Dallas’s loss on Thanksgiving Day. The Eagles can improve to .500 on the season with a win on Sunday afternoon.

They have been an average offensive team this season, putting up 352.8 yards per game. Quarterback Jalen Hurts has completed 61.6% of his passes for 2,306 yards and 13 touchdowns. He is also the team’s leading rusher, picking up 618 yards and eight touchdowns on 114 carries. Running back Miles Sanders is averaging 5.0 yards per carry on 79 attempts. Wide receiver DeVonta Smith has caught 46 passes for 664 yards and four scores, while tight end Dallas Goedert has added 34 receptions for 491 yards. They will be facing a New York defense that is No. 26, allowing 375.4 yards per game.

Giants struggling offensively

New York opened the season with a three-game losing streak that has dictated the year so far. The Giants have not strung together consecutive wins all year, with their three wins coming against New Orleans, Carolina and Las Vegas. They are coming off a 30-10 loss at Tampa Bay on Monday night, as Tom Brady was too much to handle in primetime. New York is bringing up the rear in the NFC East standings, trailing Dallas by three games. The Giants have gone 1-4 in their five road games, while they are 2-3 in their home contests.

They rank No. 23 offensively, averaging 322.8 yards per game. Quarterback Daniel Jones has completed 64.3% of his passes for 2,226 yards and nine touchdowns, but he has also thrown seven interceptions and been sacked 21 times. Jones is a mobile quarterback as well, rushing for 268 yards and two touchdowns on 53 attempts. Running back Devontae Booker has picked up 330 yards on 88 carries. Kadarius Toney has been the top target in the passing game, catching 35 passes for 392 yards. He is going up against a Philadelphia defense that is No. 13, allowing 348.1 yards per game.

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Philadelphia has dominated this series in recent years, winning eight of the last nine head-to-head games. The Eagles are also in much better form right now, covering the spread in five of their last seven contests. Hurts has taken control of the offense and his dual-threat ability makes it tough on opposing defenses. New York lacks the firepower to compete with good teams. The Giants have seen their playoff hopes slip away, so a lack of motivation could lead to a disastrous conclusion to the regular season—head coach Joe Judge might not make it to next season.

Prediction: Philadelphia -3.5

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New York has been heavily correlated with the under this season. The Giants are struggling offensively, lacking a rushing attack and a consistent passing attack. They have gone under in eight of their last nine home games. Philadelphia leans heavily on its rushing attack, led by Hurts. This game is going to feature plenty of running, which will lead to a running clock for most of the afternoon. New York has yet to go over the total in a home game this season and I do not expect that to change on Sunday.

Prediction: Under 45.5
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Written By Blake Von Hagen , "Blake V."

Blake is a lifelong sports fan and hoops junkie. Prior to joining our team at Winners & Whiners and StatSalt, Blake worked for several newspapers and websites. He enjoys combining his beat writing expertise with the knack for finding the winning edge in a matchup. Blake is also an avid sports being expert and you would not be disappointed in following him on a daily basis. Remember, it’s a marathon, not a sprint. 
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