I'm about an hour south of the stadium in Philly as the players are going through their pre-game workouts. It's raining steadily here, but not a downpour... about 60 degrees F., a good temperature for football. It's possible this game will be played under wet conditions, which in my mind would favor the Eagles style of offense.
Now it's time for the most knowledgeable NFL fans in the world to take over the in-game commentary. Me, I just keep the stats...and worry. The Philly fans who come here from all over the USA, Canada, Great Britain, France and Australia will hold your hand the rest of the way.
Forecast: Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. High of 66 degrees (weather.com)
David Weinberg's pick: Eagles bounce back with a strong performance. Eagles 24, Giants 21 (season record: 1-2)
Eagles' best-case scenario: They rebound from a terrible performance in Arizona to beat one of their biggest rivals. Former safety Brian Dawkins delivers a stirring pregame speech to the team. The offensive line allows Vick time to throw three TD passes and no interceptions. Running back LeSean McCoy rushes for 100 yards and a TD. Cornerbacks Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie each intercept Giants quarterback Eli Manning.
Notable numbers: Giants lead series 83-75-2, but Eagles have won 7 of last 8 meetings. ... Vick is 3-2 all-time against the Giants, 2-1 with the Eagles. ... McCoy has rushed for more than 100 yards three times in the last four meetings. ... Eagles coach Andy Reid is 16-13 against the Giants. ... Giants coach Tom Coughlin is 9-9 against the Eagles. ... Eagles are 30-21 in prime-time games under Reid. ... Giants are 5-5 at Lincoln Financial Field.
Okay... Let's roll...
One development I just cant figure out - what happened to Dion Lewis? I mean I'm glad that Brown is coming along (had a nice run tonight) but I was hoping to see some split backfield looks with Dion splitting out . . . we could use an extra target
Bwah ha haR ....I hope she had fun!!
BUT I am sure poor little Greenbay QB Harrell has NO confidence left after tripping and fumbling on his only play EVER...
Funny....SAD.... build a bridge and get over it
Hey I thought I saw Didi 'Frenchie' Conn in the Crowd today.... pulling faces and trying to swallow bad coffee....
Well I think it was coffee....
maybe pride...you knows
Welp, that win is exactly what the doctor ordered fo us fans. Until next time...
Goodnight to all and a happy Eagles win!
I think when Sunnyo is here we ought to refer to JPP as "Bloody Lip" all week.
Next draft's gotta be OL heavy wiff a safety (depth/challenge KILLA), A corner (priority depends on retaining DRC/Aso's play), a developmental QB and maybe a wideout...
Was it just me?........or was the special teams really missing Akeem Jordan? Still, the coverage on kickoffs was awful...................average kickoff return was a little over 36 yards!!!!!! Wilson also had over 200 yards total.
@dutchrubb Aprils salary needs to be cut........a quarter,third or half don't matter. Needs a pay cut
@dutchrubb I can't even imagine what would happened if we played against Percy Harvin tonight...
@Blasphemizer Or Devin Hester.
Well, that was fucking intense! Go Eagles!!!! Looked like Barden just wanted a hug from Nnamdi on that last play.
@Kent Phil 1967 Oh your poor bastard..... You gotta watch it know... get an adrenalin shot handy
@beanstalk I know the result though ....... I will be safe in knowledge of a win against the hated Gunts ..... It will be something to savour!!!! Is Sunbutts around? Hahahaha
@Kent Phil 1967 kiss ass Day/game/everything
@Kent Phil 1967 Hey I got a FAT raise and promotion Mid game too..... Its been a kick ass game
@Kent Phil 1967 Bwah ha ha har,..... America can't play golf
@beanstalk Got to love Ian Poulter ...... Even if he is a Gooner!! and Justin Rose .. clutch putting against Lefty!!!
@beanstalk What a night ....plus (it won't make popular around here) A comeback of Brookline proportions for Europe in the Ryder Cup .... GET IN!!! Shame the Deadskins won though ... RG 3 and them teeth are getting on my nerves!!!
@Kent Phil 1967 Great game Tho.... the best effort this year
@Kent Phil 1967 I will put it on too Phil.... Let me know when you start
I hope Bell can keep his level of play up...Reynolds had a good quiet night...Giants DTs didn't seem too involved in anything...
@Kenemeka Think they gave Bell more help..........maybe ATV can watch his coaches replay thing and figure that out.
For to say Havili has had a good season and has earned himself more plays. I almost joined the band that was willing to cut him from TC
@Kenemeka I was willing to say that we didn't need a FB...