On Sunday, the New York Giants look to extend their winning streak when they take on the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field.
Unlike their last encounter, the Eagles are coming into the game losing three of their last four and have lost their last two games.
Back in Week 6, the Giants were destroyed by the Eagles at MetLife Stadium, 34-13, and had dropped to 1-5 on the season. Now the Giants are 3-7 and looking for not only their fourth win of the season, but a chance to get back into the hunt of the NFC East race.
Here are three reasons for optimism for Big Blue this Sunday.
When the Eagles play the Giants on Sunday, they will be doing so very short-handed in their secondary.
Jalen Mills, Sidney Jones and Avonte Maddox have all been ruled out for the game and Rasul Douglas is questionable with a knee injury. Ronald Darby is already on injured reserve (IR).
Malcolm Jenkins is the only true starter who will be playing for the Eagles. That, of course, doesn’t seem like enough to slow a Giants offense that put up 38 points last weekend, while the Eagles surrendered 48 points to the New Orleans Saints.
Eli Manning may be able to have a field day picking apart the Philadelphia secondary because Odell Beckham Jr, Sterling Shepard, Evan Engram and Saquon Barkley should be running wild on the field.