The Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants are set to play the latest game in their storied rivalry on Thursday night. Both teams are loaded with talent, although the Giants are the only team in this contest with a serious chance of competing for a Super Bowl appearance.
New York is entering NFL Week 16 action with a 10-4 record and is looking like a serious contender. Philadelphia, on the other hand, is 5-9 on the season, and the team is in freefall mode. Doug Pederson coached the Eagles to a 3-0 start, but since then, they have come back to earth and are looking like a lock for another high draft pick.
Looking at this matchup, the Giants are the obvious favorites on paper. That being said, it is a big rivalry game that will likely live up to the hype with both teams bringing a little extra to the field.
Carson Wentz has proven that he is the future of the Eagles’ franchise under center, while Eli Manning has been old reliable once again this year. Philadelphia and New York both have holes on the defensive side of the football, although the Giants have shown playmaking potential all season. It is hard to predict this game, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see it come down to the last few minutes.
What bold predictions can be made for the Eagles vs. Giants game in NFL Week 16 action on Thursday?
Carson Wentz Throws for 300 Yards, Four Touchdowns
Philadelphia needs their rookie quarterback to come through with a big game this week. Carson Wentz will rise to the challenge with a 300-yard, four touchdown performance. New York may have playmakers on their defense, but Wentz is going to go off for a big game this week.
Odell Beckham Jr. Racks Up 125 Yards, Two Touchdowns
Odell Beckham Jr. has had a roller coaster season. He has shown major attitude issues but has also continued to show off his superstar potential. New York needs him to continue his big season this week, and he will do just that with 125 receiving yards and two touchdowns.
Philadelphia’s Defense Will Force Three Turnovers
Even though the Eagles have struggled defensively this season, they will force three turnovers this week. Whether those turnovers are interceptions from Eli Manning or forced fumbles, Philadelphia will get the job done. Beating the Giants won’t be easy, but the Eagles’ defense will do its part.
New York Will Sack Carson Wentz Five Times
Sacking any quarterback five times isn’t an easy task in today’s NFL. Despite that fact, the Giants will get to Wentz five times this week. New York has plenty of players capable of putting pressure on Wentz, and they will all step up this week.
The Philadelphia Eagles Pull Off a Shocking Win
While most of the fans and media believe that New York will win on Thursday night, the Eagles will have something to say about that. Philadelphia will come through with a huge and shocking win. It won’t be easy, and it will come down to the wire, but the Eagles will make the necessary plays to get things done.
Expect to see these two teams put on a show this week. Rivalry games are always entertaining to watch, but these two teams have the talent to back up the rivalry tag. Make sure to tune in if you want to watch a game between two quality football teams.
Do you think the Philadelphia Eagles or New York Giants will come away with a win in this NFL Week 16 matchup? What are your final score predictions for the game? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!
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