It’s kind of crazy how a month can change things. A little more than a month ago when the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles played each other in Week 6, they were trending in different directions — the Giants headed in the wrong direction at 1-5 and the Eagles looking the part of defending Super Bowl Champions.
Fast forward roughly six weeks later to Week 12 and the Giants are 3-7 with a two-game winning streak. Meanwhile, the Eagles have lost three of the last four games since their victory over the Giants at MetLife Stadium and have dropped their last two straight contests.
The Giants have a perfect opportunity to get a win and get themselves right back in the thick of things in the NFC East — a victory would put them two games back in the division.
But going into Lincoln Financial Field and getting a win won’t be as easy as it sounds. Here are three causes for concerns for the Giants heading into their showdown with the Eagles.
If the Giants are going to try and knock off the Eagles on the road, they’re going to have to do something they haven’t done since 2013.
The last time the Giants won a game against the Eagles was back in the 2013 season in a 15-7 contest. Since then, the Giants have lost their last four contests in Lincoln Financial Field.
In the last two games, the Giants have come close to beating the Eagles, but came up just a bit short. Last year’s game was a classic, with Eli Manning leading a fourth-quarter comeback against the eventual Super Bowl Champions in Week 3, but a Jake Elliott field goal with time expiring ended the game and gave the Eagles the win.
The Giants have always had trouble winning in Philadelphia and on Sunday, it will be no different, but they will need to end that losing streak.