The New York Giants (3-7) are set to host the Philadelphia Eagles (5-6) Sunday at 1:00 in MetLife Stadium. The Giants are also retiring Michael Strahan’s number that day as well. This will be the first meeting against the Eagles this season. Last season, the Giants not only lost a heartbreaker in Philly, but their playoff hopes were crushed when then head coach Doug Pederson inserted Nate Sudfeld into the game to “evaluate him”. Whether the Giants carry any of that into this game, here are 5 players to keep an eye on for Big Blue.
TE: Evan Engram
With the tight end position banged up this week, this makes Engram one of the primary targets from this position. Engram also had a key drop in their first meeting last season. Let’s hope he makes up for it Sunday by making a great play.
CB: Adoree Jackson
Jackson has been playing quietly well. If he had better hands, he would have about 4-5 interceptions, including the one from Monday. He would probably also be playing wide receiver. Devonta Smith is Quick and agile, making him a better fit for Jackson’s coverage.
The firing of Jason Garrett may not have immediate or substantial changes, but it was due. Golladay would benefit from an aggressive Freddie Kitchens potentially calling plays. Look for Kenny to score his first touchdown as a Giant!
Edge: Azeez Ojulari
Ojulari has registered 5.5 sacks, even with or just below Leonard Williams. He’s been quiet the last few games. If Ojulari puts pressure on Hurts, it could create some havoc for the Eagles offense.
McKinney is having a good year especially forcing turnovers. If he is able to jump some routes Sunday, he will have more opportunities to show what he’s made of. With Logan Ryan potentially out, look for McKinney, Love and Reed to hold the rope for this giants defense.
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