The NFC East this season has become the toughest division in football. The play of young quarterbacks has led to the turnaround, but the division still has one of the longest tenured quarterback in Eli Manning for the New York Giants. Youth will collide against experience when quarterback Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles play their second straight inter-division contest against the New York Giants. The matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants is scheduled to start on Sunday, November 6, 2016, at 1 p.m. ET at MetLife Stadium.
The Philadelphia Eagles (4-3) are coming from a 29-23 OT loss to the Dallas Cowboys in Week 8. Carson Wentz completed 23 of 43 passes for 202 yards and a touchdown to lead the Eagles. Offensively, the Eagles are averaging 25.5 points and 317.7 total yards (208.3 in passing and 109.4 in rushing) per game. The Eagles are good on defense and coordinator Jim Schwartz has done a great job. Defensively, the Eagles are yielding 16.7 points and 328.9 total yards (214.1 in passing and 114.7 in rushing) per game against the opposing teams.
The New York Giants (4-3) have a winning record and come off their bye with a two-game winning streak, but they’ve been less than dominating so far this season. The Giants are dead last in the NFL in running the football and the loss of running back Rashad Jennings for a few games have made it even worse. Offensively, the Giants are averaging 19.0 points and 345.3 total yards (275.0 in passing and 70.3 yards) per game. The Giants are ranked 17th in total defense and 10th in scoring defense, both are vast improvements over last season. Defensively, the New York Giants are yielding 20.1 points and 361.0 total yards (267.4 in passing and 93.6 in rushing) per game against the opposing teams. If New York can’t run the ball, they’ll find it difficult to penetrate the Philadelphia Eagles defense. Manning will have problems moving the football consistently, so we give the win to the Philadelphia Eagles.