Eagles vs. Giants Week 14 Preview

The Eagles are coming off an embarrassing loss against the Dolphins to take on the Giants. The Giants haven’t enjoyed much success this season, and every game is now a “must win” for the Eagles, if they wish to make the playoffs. Can the Eagles rebound in a major way? Here’s what to watch for tomorrow:

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1 – Diversification: The Eagles’ offense was very pass oriented against the Dolphins. Carson Wentz threw 46 times, and the run game totaled only 19 carries. The Dolphins have a porous run defense, yet the Eagles didn’t capitalize. How will the Eagles structure their offense against the Giants? Like the Dolphins, the Giants don’t have a strong defense; however, the Eagles’ offense was limited in the last three quarters by the Dolphins. Can the Eagles make the right adjustments?

2 – Awesome Alshon: Alshon Jeffery made his return to the Eagles against the Dolphins, and he returned to notch a dynamic performance. Jeffery registered 9 catches on 16 targets for 137 yards and a touchdown. He was targeted more than the second and third receivers were combined. Jeffery is the only WR that is a threat right now. Nelson Agholor, JJ Arcega-Whiteside, and Greg Ward didn’t add much worth noting. Somehow, Jeffery is going to have to be even better if the Eagles wish to remain relevant.

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3 – TE Dependency: The crux of the Eagles’ offense is the TE position. Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert make up a large majority of the targets and receptions, and Wentz leans on them plenty throughout the course of the game. The Eagles need to embrace this – since it’s not going away – and they need to figure out how to be more efficient with it. I want the Eagles to spread it around more, but I don’t know who they are supposed to target. The Eagles need to hit Ertz and Goedert early and often.

4 – What defense: What unit will the Eagles bring defensively in this match-up? Will it be the unit that limited Russell Wilson and Tom Brady in back-to-back weeks? Will this be the unit that got shredded by the Dolphins? The Eagles still have yet to have a game where both the offense and defense both work successfully. The Giants don’t have a prolific offense, but neither do the Dolphins, and they just shredded the Eagles.

5 – History: The Eagles have won the last five match-ups against the Giants, and they have won 9 of the last 10. The all-time series is tied at 85-85-2. Can the Eagles take the lead in the series, or will the Giants find a way to stop the trend of history?

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