Giants Eagles Betting – Eagles Host Giants In Battle For NFC East Lead Monday Night
The Philadelphia Eagles proved to the world Monday night that they were ready to challenge for the NFC East division title with a 59-28 blowout win over the Washington Redskins. Now, they get their shot. The Eagles welcome the New York Giants to town this Sunday night with first place on the line in a battle of 6-3 teams.
Philadelphia has won consecutive games to move in to position to challenge the Giants for top spot, and it is no secret how they’ve done it. After a historic night in which he became the first played to pass for 300 yards, rush for at least 50, throw for four touchdowns and run for two more, Michael Vick has established himself as the team’s biggest weapon. One year after being challenged to find a role in the offense, the former Pro Bowl quarterback now finds himself the centerpiece of it.
Why To Bet On The Giants?
Unlike most of the team’s Vick and the Eagles have faced, the Giants will bring pressure on him from all angles, forcing him in to situations where he has to scramble rather than giving him the time to sit in the pocket and find the open man. There aren’t any holes in a New York defense that ranks fourth against the pass and third against the run, and that will make it the Eagles’ most difficult match up of the season. The Giants have recommitted to the rushing game that was so successful when the team won the football betting Super Bowl three years ago, relying on running backs Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs. That duo will pound the rock inside to open things up for Eli Manning and the passing game.
Why To Bet On The Eagles?
Vick has been as explosive and dangerous as any quarterback in NFL history as of late. Just as impressive as his ability to make big plays has been his ability to prevent opposing defenses from making big plays, as Vick has yet to turn the ball over this season. He’ll be at his best once again in the Sunday Night primetime slot at Lincoln Financial Field sharing the backfield with sophomore running back LeSeason McCoy, who is averaging 4.7 yards per carry. Philadelphia’s rush defense ranks third in the league, which will force Manning to take the game in to his own hands and go over the top. That’s where the Eagles can take advantage by forcing mistakes and capitalizing on turnovers.
How The Game Will Play Out
The Eagles enter this game with the confidence and poise that comes with beating the reigning AFC champion Colts and the division rival Redskins. Vick is now the undisputed leader of the offense, and with a plethora of options he will complete that transition this Sunday leading Philadelphia past New York for the top spot in the NFC East.
Giants Eagles Betting Pick: Eagles