If Ole Miss continues this rout up the state of Mississippi will be kings of the college football world. On to the Sunday Night game between the Eagles and Giants
Giants at Eagles
New York’s Keys to Victory:
1. The Good Manning must show up: Will we get the good Eli Manning that throws three touchdown passes or the bad one that throws three interceptions. Even with two Super Bowl wins I still have questions about New York’s quarterback. He has been impressive in three straight victories, however, and given the right circumstances he should be able to match his counterpart Nick Foles blow for blow.
2. Create Pressure: The Giants have done a great job stopping opposing quarterbacks. The secondary also leads the league with 8 interceptions. If New York is able to make Foles uncomfortable that might be enough to create some mistakes and turnovers, much like how they were able to do with Atlanta last week.
3. Andre Williams must step up: Giants backer Rashad Jennings is fourth in the NFL in rushing and is unlikely to play due to an MCL issue. Williams had 131 yards and two touchdowns over his last two games. If he’s looking to have a big game, now is the time.
Philadelphia’s Keys to Victory:
1. Get McCoy going: LeSean McCoy has 273 yards and only one touchdown on the season. There are times where he has been anemic at best, and without Foles this team certainly isn’t 4-1. As I stated with his counterpart, now is the time for a big game.
2. Watch out for Larry Donnell: That tight end was able to burn the Redskins on Thursday Night Football for three touchdowns. He is definitely an impact player the Eagles need to watch out for, along with Victor Cruz and the other usual suspects.
3. When in doubt, air it out: Sometimes the Eagles remind me of the Washington State Cougars (minus the losing). Nick Foles has 1,380 yards and eight touchdowns on the year. If McCoy is unable to get going, look for Philadelphia to get their spark elsewhere because they can just as easily win this game with passing alone.
My Pick: This one can go either way, but I say the Eagles win. Nick Foles is going to be too much for the Giants to handle, especially at home. Manning will probably make a boneheaded mistake or two and flush this one down the toilet.
Stay Classy Everyone! I’m 47-30 on the year with the Thursday Night win.