Turnover-prone Eagles face big test with Giants
Story line: The defending Super Bowl champions head to Philadelphia to renew the NFC East rivalry. The Eagles have been turnover-prone, and were hammered last week at Arizona. New York has rallied strongly after opening loss, navigating amid injuries to RB Ahmad Bradshaw and WR Hakeem Nicks, among others. Nicks is out tonight. Eli Manning leads the league in passing yardage.
Giants said: “I hope they do replace him. His speed really handicaps you as far as a pass rush. You have to be very careful to keep him in the pocket.” — Justin Tuck, DE, on Eagles’ quarterback Michael Vick
Eagles said: “I’m very concerned about the turnovers. It’s something that I know I can get corrected.” — Vick.
Bottom line: The Eagles are favored by two points. … The Eagles have won seven of eight in the series. … Manning making 123rd consecutive start in span Eagles have had eight quarterback starters. …Eagles defense hasn’t given up a second-half touchdown, and opponents were two for seven in red zone. … Eagles the only team ranked in top five in offense and defense.
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