NFL Week 5 – Jets Giants Eagles – Preview

by Donald Hanson • October 5, 2013 • Sports & LeisureComments (0)1175

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Which team is lousier, the Giants or the Eagles? We get to find out tomorrow at 1:00 at Metlife Stadium. Both teams have some of the worst defenses in the league. On top of that, two time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning leads the league in turnovers and interceptions. The Giants are trying to avoid their first 0-5 since the strike shortened season back in ’87 when future hall of famer Bill Parcels thought the games were not going to count. He told Giants owner that the games didn’t matter but surprise, they did. While other teams were trying in ’87, the Giants weren’t taking the game seriously. They have no such excuse this time!

As far as the Eagles go, they are still trying to figure out the NFL and the experts really don’t know what to make of them yet. They are adjusting to the 3-4 defense but I feel they don’t really have the parts for it and that they are more suited to run a 4-3 scheme. Something that most people agree on is that the Dallas Cowboys will probably lose to the Denver Broncos at 4:00 and if that happens, the winner of the Giants vs. Eagles game, as sad as this division is, will only be 1 game out of first place! What’s even crazier, the tricky NFL rules have it that the winner of the NFC East will host the playoff game. This means that a team with a better record from a warmer climate may have to fly to a cold weather stadium in late January to play a playoff game at a distinct disadvantage!

As far as the Jets (2-2) are concerned, they are in dire straits facing the surprisingly underachieving Atlanta Falcons (1-3) on Monday night at 8:40. Don’t let the Falcons’ record fool you, it is not indicative of Atlanta’s talent as they have had some tough opponents and tough breaks and losses. The Jets will be shorthanded even though they will be getting Mike Goodson back from his 6 game suspension. He may be a boost to their running game. However, both starting wide receivers, Steven Hill and Santonio Holmes, will probably be out this game. Holmes has recently been complaining about Geno Smith saying that he can’t throw the ball to himself and catch it. Way to stick up for your fellow teammate and rookie quarterback whose just trying to learn on the fly! Their defense is solid but it must force a couple of turnovers if they have any chance of winning on Monday.

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