NFL Week 18: New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles Game Preview

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The New York Giants are set to travel to Lincoln Financial Field to take on the Philadelphia Eagles in a week eighteen divisional matchup. The Giants come into the game with a record of 9-6-1 and currently sit in third place in the NFC East. With the Giants already clinching a wildcard spot, a win will not do too much for them outside of solidifying their spot in the 6th seed. On the flip side, the Eagles come into the game with a league best 13-3 record. They hold onto the first seed in the NFC East and are looking to clinch home field advantage through the NFC with a win. With this being a rivalry between two playoff caliber teams, this could end up being a game that comes down to the wire and a must watch.

New York Giants Look to Hold Onto Wildcard Spot With Win

The New York Giants are coming off of an impressive 38-10 win over the Indianapolis Colts. While New York benefitted from the Colts being very banged up, they still looked great and performed very well in this game. Daniel Jones finished the game with 177 passing yards, two touchdowns, and zero interceptions. Along with this, Jones also led the Giants in rushing yards with 94 yards and two touchdowns on eleven rushing attempts. If the Giants can come out of the gates hot and dominate the game early as they did against the Colts, they may be able to pull off an upset this week. However, for this to happen, New York will have to be playing at their best on both sides of the ball. 

Philadelphia Eagles Hope to Clinch Home Field Advantage With Win In Final Week

Last week, the Philadelphia Eagles were defeated by the New Orleans Saints by a final score of 20-10. In this game, the Eagles were once again forced to start Gardner Minshew at the quarterback position. While Minshew is a suitable backup, he has shown that even with all of the talent on the Eagles roster, he still struggles to lead his team to wins. In this game, he threw for 274 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. While this was not a bad performance by any means, it is still a noticeable dropoff from the numbers that Jalen Hurts has been putting up this year. Luckily for the Eagles, Hurts is set to make his return this week. He has played at an MVP level throughout the regular season. While he will likely miss out on winning the award this season due to games missed, he will still come back and have a huge impact on this game. 

Expect Philadelphia’s offense to be brought back to life with the return of Hurts. As long as the Eagles’ defensive unit is able to hold their own and slow down the Giants, the Eagles should not have too much trouble winning this game and clinching home field advantage