Thursday Night Football: Giants Host the Eagles

New York Giants

Eagles and Giants Look to Find Identities

The Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants battle on Thursday Night Football. MetLife Stadium will host the NFC East division clash starting at 8:20 pm EST. FOX will have the telecast, along with the NFL Network.

Oddsmakers opened the Eagles as -2.5-point favorites versus the Giants, while the game’s total opened at 45. Philadelphia is now a 1-point favorite. The total is down to 44.

The reigning Super Bowl champion Eagles, hardly have the look of a contender. Especially not one of the teams to beat through the first five weeks of the season. They are Coming off back-to-back losses for the first time since 2016.

The Eagles Lost a heart-breaking 23-21 contest in a rematch of the NFC Championship game this past Sunday. They are 2-3 on the NFL season.

The short turnaround could also help the reeling Giants. They are dealing with drama off the field courtesy of comments by star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.

They are also trying to erase the memory of Sunday’s crushing 33-31 loss at Carolina on a 63-yard field goal. They are 1-4 on the season.

Eagles Have to Get Offense in Gear

Philadelphia’s offense has been struggling and has yet to put up more than 23 points in a game. They received a jarring blow Monday when starting running back Jay Ajayi was lost for the season due to a torn ACL.

While trade reports swirl in Philly, the Eagles will likely use the tandem of Wendell Smallwood and Corey Clement again at RB. New York has a defense that ranks 27th against the run.

Philadelphia could also go the aerial route with Carson Wentz playing himself back in shape. He will be targeting Alshon Jeffery, Nelson Agholor and tight end Zach Ertz. Ertz has a team-leading 41 receptions.

Philadelphia has the league’s No. 2-ranked rushing defense, surrendering 66.4 yards per game.

The Eagles have won three straight and four of five in the series but each game was decided by five points or fewer.

Wentz has 11 touchdown passes and two interceptions in his past five division matchups.

Giants Need to Just Play Better

The Bloomin’ Onion Haired Beckham had his best game Sunday. He found the end zone for the first time while hauling in eight receptions for 131 yards. It was his third 100-yard effort of the season. He also threw a 57-yard touchdown pass to rookie running back Saquon Barkley.

Tonight Barkley can make history. He can become the second player in league history to account for at least 100 yards from scrimmage in the first six games of his career.

Manning threw for a season-high 326 yards at last week. He also had a season high with 434 yards passing in a 34-29 loss to Philadelphia in December.

Linebacker Olivier Vernon could make his season debut Thursday for a defense that has a league-low 6.0 sacks.

PREDICTION: Eagles 24, Giants 23

Recent Form

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NameRecordATSOffenseDefenseDiffATS HomeATS AwayOU RecordOU HomeOU Away
Philadelphia2-31-420.6020.80-0.21-20-22-30-32-0
NY Giants1-42-320.8025.60-4.80-22-12-30-22-1
Power Stats
Yards Per Point
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
PHI17.6616.51.16
NYG16.2413.822.42
Yards Per Pass
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
PHI9.2310.41-1.18
NYG9.7111.70-1.99
Yards Per Rush
NameOffenseDefenseDifferential
PHI4.433.351.08
NYG3.864.61-0.75
Team Records

Philadelphia Eagles

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall2-32-10-21-41-20-220.6020.80-0.20
vs Conf1-21-10-11-21-10-120.0020.67-0.67
vs Div0-00-00-00-00-00-00.000.000.00
Last 31-21-10-10-30-20-121.3321.67-0.34

New York Giants

NameRecordHomeAwayATSATS HomeATS AwayOffenseDefenseDiff
Overall1-40-21-22-30-22-120.8025.60-4.80
vs Conf0-30-10-21-20-11-120.6728.67-8.00
vs Div0-10-00-10-10-00-113.0020.00-7.00
Last 31-20-11-12-10-12-025.3329.33-4.00

Supergrid

TitleStatRankStatRank
Away Team Overall Scoring vs Home Team Overall Defense20.602525.6019
Awy Team Road Passing vs Home Team Home Passing Defense318.006193.504
Away Team Road Rushing vs Home Team Home Rushing Defense104.0017153.5029
Home Team Overall Scoring vs Away Team Overall Defense20.802420.808
Hme Team Home Passing vs Away Team Road Passing Defense222.0025360.0030
Home Team Home Rushing vs Away Team Road Rushing Defense89.502356.501

Head To Head Summary

NameRecordATSOUScoreRushYPRPACPPYTYTO +/-
Philadelphia8-26-47-327.40134.504.3736.1063.43245.40379.901.60
NY Giants2-84-67-319.9088.303.6245.6060.09302.30390.601.90

Head To Head Detail

DateAwayHomeScoreLineTotalOU ResultARYAPYATYATTHRYHPYHTYHTTAway Team AttemptsHome Team AttemptsAway Team CompletionsHome Team Completions
Dec 17, 2017PHINYG34-291082333410754295041
Sep 24, 2017NYGPHI24-274936641521931613541
Dec 22, 2016NYGPHI19-2411435647031181682861
Nov 6, 2016PHINYG23-28963494452542483022
Jan 3, 2016PHINYG35-3012031543522082945021
Oct 19, 2015NYGPHI7-278116624731552704254
Dec 28, 2014PHINYG34-261642624261764295051
Oct 12, 2014NYGPHI0-278516825312032454482
Otbr 27, 2013NYGPHI15-7882373251481522003
Oct 6, 2013PHINYG36-211402994390533303834

NFL Betting Odds & Trends

Team Last 5 Games

Philadelphia Eagles

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Oct 7, 2018MIN21-23L-3.5/48.5L/U81283364772983751H
Sep 30, 2018TEN23-26L-3/41.5L/O117315432703273970A
Spt 23, 2018IND20-16W-6.5/45.5L/U152227379681412092H
Sep 16, 2018TB21-27L-3/46.5L/O91321412433934360A
Spt 6, 2018ATL18-12W0/44W/U113119232742252991H

New York Giants

DateOpponentscoreResultlineATS Resultoffensive rush yardsoffensive passing yardsoffensive total yardsdefensive rush yardsdefensive passing yardsdefensive total yardsturnoversLocation
Oct 7, 2018CAR31-33L6.5/43.5W/O503824321182323501A
Sep 30, 2018NO18-33L3/52L/U652342991702193892H
Spt 23, 2018HOU27-22W6/44.5W/O11426537959368427-2A
Sep 16, 2018DAL13-20L3/42L/U352202551381602981A
Spt 9, 2018JAC15-20L3/42.5L/U1142103241371683051H

Next up:
Philadelphia home to Carolina Sunday, October 21
New York at Atlanta Monday, October 22

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