By Andy Hayes
The NFC East is the worst division in the NFL.
And it gets lots of criticism, all richly deserved.
After all, the Eagles have underachieved in the first half of the season and are in first place at 3-4-1.
The Giants are 2-7 so a win today would put them even in the win column with the division leader.
The Eagles barely survived the Giants three-and-a-half weeks ago, and had an extra week to rest up for this game.
Despite leading the division, Philly needs this win badly; the next five games after this one are all against teams with winning records.
New York managed to eke out a win against Washington last week, mainly on account of their forcing five turnovers.
The Giants should be able to make Philly one-dimensional, as they boast the NFL’s sixth-best rush defense. That could spell big problems for Carson Wentz. Also encouraging for the Giants? Their offense has acquired a faint whiff of competence over the last three weeks, something that makes them dangerous in a game like this.
Wentz has thrown two interceptions in a game five times this season, and only one of his eight starts has resulted in an interception-free performance. If he keeps making mistakes, the Eagles will never manage to take control of the division.
The Pick: Eagles 21 Giants 20