The first place New York Giants could have their NFC East lead put on the line against the Philadelphia Eagles on NBC’s Sunday Night Football, and we are set to make our NFL picks for the biggest clash of the year for these two teams to date.
Year To Date Record: 30-35 ATS
Upset Record: 10-18, -$720
Week 11 NFL Matchup: Philadelphia Eagles @ New York Giants
Date: Sunday, November 20th, 8:25 ET
Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
NFL Week 11 Lines: New York -4
Week 11 NFL TV Schedule: NBC
Eagles Notes: This team is just a mess right now, as the Eagles have officially been exposed as total frauds. QB Michael Vick has broken ribs, and who knows whether he is going to play on Sunday night or not, and if he doesn’t, no one is really all that sure whether it is going to be QB Mike Kafka or QB Vince Young running the offense. There is a big question as to how hard WR DeSean Jackson is going to play for the rest of the year for Head Coach Andy Reid after being suspended last week for missing a team meeting, and WR Jeremy Maclin is hurt as well. Reid is just too stubborn to put the ball in the hands of his RB LeSean McCoy 30 times every single game, and even if he did in this one, the Giants excel a heck of a lot better against ground games than passing games.
Giants Notes: The Giants haven’t exactly proven to us that they are legitimate yet, but they are at least going to contend for a playoff spot, something that we weren’t all that sure about a few weeks ago when the team took off for a game at New England. However, they knocked off the Pats, and they were good enough to play with the 49ers. QB Eli Manning is taking care of the football for the most part, and he is making great decisions. He’s got his full complement of wide receivers at his disposal again, and WR Victor Cruz is making all of the difference in the world as a slot receiver. No receiver in the game has more yardage in the fourth quarter of games this year than Cruz does, a very telling stat both about him and about Manning’s ability to get the ball in the right spot to him when it really counts.
The Final Word: The oddsmakers have yet to really learn, we suppose. The Eagles stink. They’re just as good as Arizona or Seattle or Tampa Bay, and none of those teams would only be +4 on the road in the Meadowlands. Add in the fact that the G-Men can bury the 2011 Eagles right next to Jimmy Hoffa with one good game on Sunday, and the makings are there for this one to be a brutal, brutal game for the visitors.
Week 11 NFL Pick: New York -4
NFL Football Prediction: New York 38 – Philadelphia 17