The New York Football Giants hope that earning their first victory of the season on Monday night against the Minnesota Vikings will be a springboard to greater success in the second half of the 2013 NFL season. Meanwhile, the Philadelphia Eagles found out on Sunday that they are not ready for prime time, as the Birds fell to the rival Cowboys 17-3. These two longtime rivals renew pleasantries in Philadelphia this Sunday.
The only thing that separates the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles is Philly’s surprise win over the Washington Redskins on opening day. While the G-men have dropped four straight to open the 2013 NFL campaign, the Eagles have dropped three in a row, including a 54-20 drubbing at the hands of the Denver Broncos last week. Both teams are focused on playing 60 minutes of football in Eagles coach Chip Kelly’s first tilt in the Meadowlands.
There’s no more important factor in evaluating Sunday night’s Giants-Eagles game: the offensive lines for each team will write the script for this contest.
Brian Urlacher leads Steve Silverman’s picks for the NFL’s “Glue” Guys. One member of the Jets and Giants made the list.
This may be the most challenging portion of the Giants’ schedule, and not just because they need to grind out wins against some of their most difficult opponents.
No matter how much the Giants try to downplay the trend, it is unmistakable and cannot be ignored. They have lost six consecutive games to the Philadelphia Eagles.