Free Week 17 Sunday Pick: Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants (12/28/14)

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Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants

Date and Time: Sunday, December 28th at 1:00pm (EST) on FOX

Game Line: New York -2.5 (from WagerWeb)

Over/Under: 52.5

Sunday NFL Football Analysis: The Philadelphia Eagles take on the New York Giants from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

The Eagles come into Sunday’s matchup at 9-6 and were eliminated from the playoffs losing at Washington 27-24. On top of that loss, the Cowboys captured the NFC East title with a 42-7 blowout over Indianapolis. The season has definitely gone south for Chip Kelly’s squad, with 3 straight losses to Seattle, Dallas, and the Redskins. The Eagles were beaten up by the Seahawks back in week 14 and haven’t recovered, and Mark Sanchez’s 83.8 QBR in December hasn’t helped matters. The defense hasn’t been effective, and costly turnovers have contributed to their December collapse.

Don’t look now, but the Giants have won 3 in a row and are certainly working on ending their season on a strong note. The Giants future looks pretty good as Eli Manning is really starting to play well in offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo’s offense. In the month of December, Manning has been on fire completing 68% of his passes for 901 yards with 7 touchdowns and just 1 interception. Rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has had a tremendous season, with 1120 yards and 11 touchdowns.

I like the Giants to get a little payback for the 27-0 route the Eagles put on them back in back in week 6. The Giants are trending upwards, and the Eagles are going south. I do believe that Giants head coach Tom Coughlin will have his team motivated to end the season strong to build for next season. As for the Eagles, you have to imagine there’s a big sense of disappointment in the locker room, and you can’t be 100% sure of what kind of effort you’re going to get out of this team. I’ll lay the small number with the team that’s playing like it still has something to play for…pride.

Sunday NFL Week 17 Free Pick: New York -2.5 , Under 52.5

Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants Score Prediction: New York 28 – Philadelphia 17

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