State Your Case Eagles Vs Giants
Here is both sides of the story. Calling upon Bleeding Green Nation’s Associate Editor Mike Kaye to State his case for the Eagles beating the GMen.
This is a game that Eagles fans either feel very (foolishly) confident about or are scared to death of at this point. The Eagles have been extremely inconsistent as they have willed their way to 4-1. The team is not as good as it looks on paper and really has caught a bunch of breaks. That said, the team is still talented and Chip Kelly has really been able to make things work, despite his stubbornness with the personnel. The Eagles aren’t a bad team by any stretch, but this is definitely a winnable game for New York. However, if the Eagles somehow turn the offense on in this one, good luck. The offense has mostly been a sleeping beast, but (if or when) it wakes up, this team (will or could be) scary.
If Nick Foles plays like he did against the Redskins.
If the pass rush continues to get home.
If the Eagles can continue to force turnovers and dominate on special teams, the Giants will be in big trouble.
Special teams has been elite for the Eagles. The unit already has two blocked punts for two touchdowns, a kick return touchdown and a punt return touchdown. They are also very good at making stops in return coverage. It is safe to say this is the best special team unit in the league and easily the best Eagles squad of its kind in probably two decades. If the Eagles can produce points with the defense and special teams, it will give Foles and the offense a big cushion and the Giants a big hole to overcome.