Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants 2019: Prediction, Odds, Playoff Scenarios For NFL Week 17
Date: Sunday, December 29, 2019
Location: MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ
MetLife Stadium is the venue where Daniel Jones and the New York Giants will play the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday. The line on this game has Philadelphia as 4.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 45. The Eagles are 8-7-0 ATS and 7-8-0 when betting on the total. The Giants are 9-6-0 when wagering on the over/under and 4-11-0 against the spread.
The last time they took the field, the Philadelphia Eagles faced the Dallas Cowboys and won by a score of 17-9. Miles Sanders led the team on the ground in the game. He had a long run of 38 yards and he ran for 1 touchdown in the game. He scurried for 79 yards by way of 20 carries which meant he was running for 4.0 yards per run. Dallas Goedert was the receiving yardage leader by racking up 91 yards on 9 receptions. He earned an average of 10.1 yards per reception in the game. Leading the way at QB for the Eagles was Carson Wentz who went 31/40 with 319 yards passing and threw 1 TD. He finished the game without throwing an interception. The Philadelphia Eagles ended up rushing 30 times and earned 118 yards which gave them an average of 3.9 yards per carry. In the game, they ran 71 plays for 431 yards. Overall, the Eagles totaled 23 first downs and they had 4 penalties for 30 yards. When discussing the defense, Philadelphia conceded 25 completions on 44 tries for a total of 247 yards, and a completion percentage of 57.0%. Against the run, the Eagles conceded 54 yards on 15 runs which means they had an average of 3.6 yards per attempt allowed. For the game, they gave up a total of 301 yards and earned 1 takeaway. Another prediction you may want to look into is the free pick against the spread from Josh Schonwald on the Steelers vs Ravens contest.
Eagles Rise to 8-7 After Win
The Eagles come into this game with a record of 8-7 for 2019. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the league with an average of 23 points per contest, putting them 15th in the NFL. As a unit, they are averaging 121 yards on the ground per game which is 6th in the NFC. For total yardage, they are currently ranked 8th among NFC teams and 12th in the NFL with 5,372 yards. When it comes to getting in the endzone, the Eagles currently have a total of 26 passing TDs and 13 rushing touchdowns. This team is one of the more average teams in terms of scoring among NFC East teams and I wouldn’t expect it to change too much in this matchup.
The Eagles have one of the middle tier defenses in the league, giving up 22.5 points per contest putting them 7th among NFC teams. When it comes to yards through the air, the Eagles have conceded 3,590 yards. Teams are completing 61.1% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 6.4 yards per try. They have allowed 26 passing TDs and 12 rushing touchdowns. When it comes to yards on the ground, Philadelphia is allowing 88.0 yards per contest putting them 1st in the division and 3rd in the league. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.0 yards per rush which has them at 4th among NFC teams and 9th in the NFL overall. In total, they have conceded 1,818 yards rushing through 15 contests.
In their last outing, the New York Giants played the Washington Redskins and earned the win by a score of 41-35. Leading the way at QB for the Giants was Daniel Jones who went 28/42 with 352 yards passing and tossed 5 TD’s. He finished the game without throwing an interception. Saquon Barkley paced the team on the ground for the game. He broke a long run for 67 yards and he notched 1 touchdown during the game. He ran for 189 yards via 22 carries which meant he averaged 8.6 yards per carry. Golden Tate was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 96 yards on 6 receptions. He averaged 16.0 yards per reception for the game. The New York Giants ran the ball a total of 26 times and totaled 206 yards giving them an average of 7.9 yards per rush. Overall, they finished with a total of 69 plays for a total of 552 yards. For the contest, the Giants totaled 28 first downs and they totaled 4 penalties for 33 yards. When discussing the defense, New York gave up 29 catches on 38 throws totaling 281 yards, and a completion percentage of 76.0%. In the running game, the Giants gave up 80 yards on 26 runs which means they had an average of 3.1 yards per attempt allowed. In the game, they conceded 361 yards but didn’t add to their total of forced turnovers. Tony Sink has a free NFL pick ATS for the game between the Falcons and Buccaneers.
Giants Go to 4-11 After Win
The Giants head into this game 4-11. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Giants have one of the worst offenses in the league. In discussing their scoring prowess, the Giants sit in 3rd in the NFC East and 19th out of all the teams in the league with an average of 21.6 points per contest. New York needs to do more to make teams respect their running game by averaging 104 yards on the ground per contest, putting them 20th in the league. As a team, they have compiled a total of 1,563 yards rushing through 15 games, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Giants average 335 yards per game overall which has them at 23rd in the league and 14th among NFC teams.
The Giants are conceding 27.8 points per game which puts them at 4th in the division and 29th in the NFL. In regard to points allowed, they have allowed 417 points in total. When it comes to yards rushing, they are giving up 113 yards per contest ranking them 19th among NFL teams and 3rd in the NFC East. For 2019, they have allowed 1,691 rushing yards and 16 rushing touchdowns. Their passing defense is one of the middling groups in the NFL. They are conceding 263 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Giants are currently ranked 12th in the conference. They have conceded 29 passing touchdowns for this season.
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New York Giants
The New York Giants are a professional American football team based in the New York metropolitan area. The Giants compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member club of the league’s National Football Conference (NFC) East division. The team plays its home games at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, which it shares with the New York Jets in a unique arrangement. The Giants hold their summer training camp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center at the Meadowlands Sports Complex.
The Giants were one of five teams that joined the NFL in 1925, and are the only one of that group still existing, as well as the league’s longest-established team in the Northeastern United States. The team ranks third among all NFL franchises with eight NFL championship titles: four in the pre–Super Bowl era (1927, 1934, 1938, 1956) and four since the advent of the Super Bowl (XXI (1986), XXV (1990), XLII (2007), and XLVI (2011)), along with more championship appearances than any other team, with 19 overall appearances. Their championship tally is surpassed only by the Green Bay Packers (13) and Chicago Bears (9). Throughout their history, the Giants have featured 28 Hall of Fame players, including NFL Most Valuable Player (MVP) award winners Mel Hein, Frank Gifford, Y. A. Tittle, and Lawrence Taylor.
To distinguish themselves from the professional baseball team of the same name, the football team was incorporated as the “New York National League Football Company, Inc.” in 1929 and changed to “New York Football Giants, Inc.” in 1937. While the baseball team moved to San Francisco after the 1957 season, the football team continues to use “New York Football Giants, Inc.” as its legal corporate name, and is often referred to by fans and sportscasters as the “New York Football Giants”. The team has also acquired several nicknames, including “Big Blue”, the “G-Men”, and the “Jints”, an intentionally mangled contraction seen frequently in the New York Post and New York Daily News, originating from the baseball team when they were based in New York. Additionally, the team as a whole is occasionally referred to as the “Big Blue Wrecking Crew”, even though this moniker primarily and originally refers to the Giants defensive unit during the 80s and early 90s (and before that to the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball teams of the late 1970s and early 1980s).
The team’s heated rivalry with the Philadelphia Eagles is the oldest of the NFC East rivalries, dating all the way back to 1933, and has been called the best rivalry in the NFL in the 21st century.