PHILADELPHIA – There’s a lot going on with the Giants with plenty of stories as they seek their first Eagles sweep since the winning Super Bowl XLII season in 2007.
The Giants haven’t won here at Lincoln Financial Field since 2013, when Tom Coughlin was the head coach, Peyton Hillis was their main rusher, Victor Cruz was their main receiver and Chip Kelly was the Eagles coach.
They have lost seven straight games in what has become a house of horrors for Big Blue: huge losses, a devastating injury and three straight games in which they spat out a heartbreaking double-digit lead.
Jake Fromm is expected to start as Giants quarterback, replacing Mike Glennon. This will be his first start in the NFL, as the former Georgia star who only joined the Giants more than three weeks ago got his first action as a professional in the 3:41 final of the last Sunday’s loss to the Cowboys.
The Giants placed RT Nate Solder on the reserve / COVID list on Saturday, which means Matt Peart is expected to start with Andrew Thomas for the left tackle. Peart played well most of the time against the Cowboys, except for two false start penalties that came at inopportune times.
The Giants return home rookie wide receiver Kadarius Toney, who missed four games after sustaining an oblique injury he sustained against Tampa Bay on Nov. 22. Toney has also tested positive for COVID-19 and has spent the past two weeks on the reserve list. It was activated, trained on Friday and will be active.
The Giants beat the Eagles two weeks ago.
The Eagles are the first NFL team to run for at least 175 yards in seven straight games since the Chicago Bears in 1985.
Giants 3, Eagles 0, 2nd quarter
The Giants’ offense doesn’t do much, and now with Korey Cunningham on the right tackle in place of injured Matt Peart, they’re even more conservative.
Offensive MVP Graham Gano broke a scoreless game early in the second quarter with a 54-yard field goal to give the Giants the lead 3-0. It’s clear Joe Judge is playing for his defense, and it will be interesting to see if the Eagles find the patience to stick with the running game that has dominated the last seven games.
Jaylon Smith, signed to the Giants’ active roster last week, has had an impact so far with his speed in the middle of the defense.
The Eagles apparently didn’t learn a lesson from their first meeting in which apparently everyone who watched the game wondered why they had stopped playing football.
The Giants’ defense makes Jalen Hurts look out of sync with the first set, and while the Jake Fromm-led offense doesn’t do much for Big Blue, the position still plays in favor of the road team at this. Stadium.
Fromm didn’t provide the Magic Sprite Powder to fix what’s wrong with the Giants offense. The Giants also lost Matt Peart to a sprained knee. It is questionable to return.
Giants: RB Gary Brightwell, WR Collin Johnson, OLB Oshane Ximines, G Ben Bredeson
Eagles : QB Reid Sinnett, DB Kary Vincent Jr., DB Tay Gowan, DT Marlon Tuipulotu
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