Eagles v. Giants
Passing Yards: 265.8 yards (9th)
Rushing Yards: 98.6 yards (23rd)
Opponent Passing Yards: 274.2 yards (29th)
Opponent Rushing Yards: 132.0 yards (25th)
Nick Foles played better last week but was still inconsistent. He went 24-for-37 (64.8%) throwing for 207 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. He also had a crucial fumble when he dove forward instead of sliding and fumbled without being touched.
LeSean McCoy got his legs under him against the Rams rushing 24 times for 81 yards averaging 3.4 yards per carry. McCoy was a non-factor in the passing game catching four passes for just five yards. Darren Sproles rushed seven times for 51 yards but did not record any receptions.
Jeremy Maclin had a good game for the Eagles catching five passes for 76 yards and the eventual game-winning touchdown. Riley Cooper caught four passes for 33 yards and finally found pay dirt pulling in his first touchdown of the season.
Zach Ertz caught three passes for 39 yards against the Rams while Brent Celek was also involved in the passing game catching three passes for 15 yards. James Casey didn't record a catch but blocked a punt that lead to an Eagles touchdown.
Lane Johnson solidified the Eagles offensive line last week. Although he wasn't up to form from last year, he was an improvement. It will be the same as last week - Jason Peters at left tackle, Matt Tobin at left guard, David Molk at center, Todd Herremans at right guard and Johnson at right tackle.
The defensive line has played well all season for the Eagles. Fletcher Cox and Cedric Thornton have been great as the ends with Thornton recovering a fumble for a touchdown against the Rams. Bennie Logan has been a steady nose tackle.
The Eagles got after the quarterback on Sunday. Connor Barwin was a monster with two sacks and pass batted down at the line of scrimmage. Trent Cole also recorded a sack and a forced fumble that led to Thornton's touchdown. Vinny Curry also sacked Austin Davis which forced a fumble.
Mychal Kendricks and DeMeco Ryans are both injured. Ryans was listed as limited in practice on Thursday and Friday but is listed as questionable for Sunday. Kendricks is out for Sunday's game. Casey Matthews and Emmanuel Acho are the backups.
The secondary struggled mightily in the fourth quarter on Sunday. Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher allowed big play after big play which allowed the Rams back into the game. Defensive coordinator Billy Davis was quick to point out that it was not all the cornerbacks fault as safety Malcolm Jenkins blew an assignment that left Fletcher one-on-one with Kenny Britt on the outside leading to a touchdown.
For the second consecutive week, the Eagles blocked a punt that led to a touchdown. Cody Parkey hit both of his field goal attempts and continues to give the Eagles great field position on kickoffs. Donnie Jones averaged 40.8 yards on four punts.
Passing Yards: 223.6 yards (17th)
Rushing Yards: 121.0 yards (15th)
Opponent Passing Yards: 265.0 yards (24th)
Opponent Rushing Yards: 99.0 yards (10th)
Eli Manning is coming off a decent game going 19-for-30 (63.3%) for 200 yards and two touchdowns against the Falcons. he is completing over 66% of his passes this season which could be in large part to him getting the ball out of his hands faster.
Rashad Jennings suffered an MCL sprain on Sunday leaving the bulk of the carries this week to rookie back Andre Williams. Williams rushed 20 times for 65 yards and a touchdown on SUnday against Atlanta. His longest run of the day was just 11 yards and his longest run of the season is 14 yards.
First-round pick Odell Beckham Jr. got into the action on Sunday catching four passes for 44 yards and a touchdown. Red zone target Rueben Randle caught four passes for 33 yards and a touchdown. The Giants leading receiver last week was Preston Parker who caught three passes for 61 yards.
Adrien Robinson was the only Giants tight end with a catch last week catching one pass for five yards. Two weeks ago, Larry Donnell caught seven passes for 54 yards and three touchdowns.
The offensive line isn't spectacular for the Giants but got the job done last week. Will Beatty starts at left tackle, Weston RIchburg handles the left guard duties, J.D. Walton is at center, Brandon Mosley starts at right guard and Bucks County native Justin Pugh starts at right tackle.
New York runs with four down linemen with Jason Pierre-Paul and Mathias Kiwanuka as two effective defensive ends with each player recording 1.5 sacks this season. Johnathan Hankins and Cullen Jenkins are the defensive tackles with Hankins playing a disruptive part in the passing game with 2.5 sacks on the season.
Jon Beason is the middle linebacker with Jameel McClain on the strongside and Jacquian Williams as the weakside linebacker. Williams was everywhere for the Giants on Sunday recording 14 tackles, one tackle for loss and one pass defended.
The Giants secondary features two former Eagles - cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and safety Quintin Demps. Rodgers-Cromartie and Prince Amukamara have combined for three interceptions this season.
Demps will line up at safety alongside outspoken strong safety Antrel Rolle. Rolle and Demps both have two interceptions on the season with Demps picking off his second pass last week against Matt Ryan.
Kicker Josh Brown has been perfect this season going 7-for-7 on field goal attempts with a long of 50 yards and 16-for-16 on extra point attempts. Punter Steve Weatherford is averaging 44.5 yards on 21 punts this season. Parker handles punt returns while Demps handles kick returns.