Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants Point Spread - Free Pick
The New York Giants dropped to 3-7 SU on the season with another dismal performance on Monday Night Football while falling 30-10 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Despite having a fairly healthy offense for the first time in weeks, the Giants managed just 215 yards of total offense in the embarrassing performance in front of the Monday Night Football audience. The Giants will look to rebound on Sunday when they host the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium for an NFC East showdown. The Giants are 0-2 SU on the season against NFC East opponents and will be 3.5 point underdogs again on Sunday.
The visiting Philadelphia Eagles are still alive in the NFC playoff picture despite the 5-6 SU record. Despite starting the year 2-5 SU, the Eagles have won 3 of their last four games and have found some momentum on the offensive side of the football behind QB Jalen Hurts. The Eagles are averaging 34.5 points per game through their last four games, and if they can keep that pace, the Eagles could make a legitimate run at an NFC Wildcard playoff berth. Despite being NFC East rivals, Philadelphia has won 12 of the last 15 meetings against the Giants, and they will look to keep that trend intact in Sunday's Week 12 showdown.
Giants fire OC Jason Garrett
Following Monday night's disaster on the primetime stage, the Giants fired Offensive Coordinator Jason Garrett. Garrett had been with the Giants for less than two years after being fired from the Head Coach position at Dallas. During his reign with New York, the Giants were consistently among the worst offenses in the NFL in scoring. Head Coach Joe Judge advised that the Giants will take an "in-house" approach to play calling for the foreseeable future, and it will be very interesting to see if anything changes in the Giants approach moving forward.
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Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants Betting Analysis
The reason the Giants' offensive issues are noteworthy for this weekend's match-up against Philadelphia is that the Eagles have found a lot of momentum recently on the offensive side of the football that will cause problems for a struggling Giants offense. QB Jalen Hurts has played better in recent weeks, but I would attribute the most recent success towards the emergence of the Eagles' running attack. RB Miles Sanders will be returning Sunday for his 2nd start since going on the IR with an ankle injury. In last week's return, Sanders led the Eagles with 94 rushing yards on just 16 carries. Both Hurts and running back Jordan Howard added another 132 rushing yards combined to help the Eagles run all over the Saints in a 40-29 victory.
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The Giants' defense has not exactly been great against the run allowing 119 yards per game, and have been even worse against the pass allowing 255 yards per game as one of the worst pass defenses in the NFL. Therefore, I believe Philadelphia is going to have options to move the football provided that Hurts does not revert back to his early-season form. As a result, I think the pressure is on the Giants offense to produce this week, and I believe Head Coach Joe Judge understands that notion. Personally, I believe we will see a run-heavy approach from the Giants this week as the offense puts RB Saquan Barkley back at the center of their approach. Barkley was limited to just six carries in Monday's loss to Tampa Bay, and that is simply unacceptable for an offense that has struggled in his absence. Ultimately, I think the Giants offense will be better this week, but it still won't be enough to turn things around.
Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants Prediction ATS 11/28/21
Until we see any trend reversals from either team, the Eagles are the play in this spot.