Found September 28, 2012 on
TweetWeek 4 has the (2-1) New York Giants facing the (2-1) Philadelphia Eagles in a tough NFC East battle on Sunday Night football.
This is not a gimme game for the Giants despite the Eagles woes in their last game. In my opinion Philly has been an over hyped team with big names and no substance but they do come up big when they play the Giants. The Eagles could very easily be 0-3 instead they find themselves 2-1 despite playing horrible mistake filled football 3 straight weeks.
The bigger problem isn't even Philadelphia but the New York Giants who tend to play down to their competition, last week was one of the few times where they got a lead, built on it and finished without any drama. But lets not forget in 2010 the GMEN destroyed the Seattle Seahawks 41-7 but that was the only easy game they had. For the most part they made every game close for the rest of 2010 and 2011 and lost some very winnable games.
I believe the Giants are the better team, they have the better QB and overall offense. I also believe the Eagles are overrated especially on defense. Their shutdown corners aren't so automatic and Eli Manning has dismantled the notion that you cannot throw to Nnamdi Asomugha's side of the field. My only concern is the team having too much confidence and playing down to the level of the Eagles. They are resilient and if given the opportunity they have shown the ability to pull out close games. Both week 1 and 2 they won by just 1 point.
Michael Vick needs to be controlled, the Giants have the defense to do it. I have said it for years, Vick is one of the most over hyped QB's in the history of the game. Of course he has had his moments, he is a great athlete but that does not equate to being a great quarterback. New York needs to apply pressure early and often but always keep a player shadowing him in order to contain his runs. Any time this man feels pressure he will first try to run or resort to chucking up the football which in turn provides INT possibilities
The New York Giants have a great opportunity to go 3-1 but they need not beat themselves. Ahmad Bradshaw seems ready to play, Hakeem Nicks is still in the air but his backup Ramses Barden has displayed the ability to pick up the slack. The GMEN have the 3rd best overall offensive team and the second best passing attack in the NFL. Their running game has improved with the discovery of Andre Brown. The Eagles are a beatable team but lets not forget this is an NFC East match-up which is never easy nor a gimme.
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For the sake of argument, let us figure that Vegas knows the NFL better than we do. If Vegas is setting a high number on the over/under for the game, that matchup tends to be higher scoring both in the real world and fantasy football world. This article will highlight the 5 highest over/unders on the week 4 ticket, and which fantasy players for both teams could end up having...
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“Right now I can’t say its a for-sure thing,” Rolle said, per Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News.
If Rolle can’t go on Sunday, I believe Stevie Brown will start in his place...
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New York Giants (2-1) at Philadelphia Eagles (2-1)
Wow, the public has really soured on Philadelphia. A week ago they were heavily bet as road favorites and now one week later, the public is pounding the Giants in this one with the Eagles being just 1 point favorites at home. Dogs after losing as road favorites are 23-11 ATS since 2008. I know the Eagles aren’t technically dogs...
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Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg was peppered with questions this week about the run-pass ratio and whether or not they should run the ball more in the first half.
After looking at his answers, and then going through the numbers myself, there is a little discrepancy there.
First, here is what he was asked, followed by his answers...
The frustration continues for Hakeem Nicks owners. The star receiver missed last week after aggravating a foot injury but he appeared to be on track to play in week 4. There appears to be a complication that has caused the Giants to downgrade Nicks' status to doubtful that is not related to the foot to painful swelling in a knee.
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Sunday night’s matchup with the New York Giants will be a huge game for the Philadelphia Eagles. There is huge difference between 3-1 and 2-2 in the NFL, and a loss in this game could really be a setback for the Eagles.
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