The New York Giants are preparing to face off against the Philadelphia Eagles in week 10, and whoever wins this contest will have the best shot at securing the top seed in the NFC East.
The division is currently the worst in football, with the top team being Philadelphia with just three wins. Their score differential is -19, while every other first-place team has a positive point differential.
However, Philadelphia is gaining back several starters on offense, notably in the wide receiver corps. They gained back Jalen Reagor last week and are preparing to activate Alshon Jeffery for the contest as well. That will put the Giants in a tumultuous position, as they previously faced off against Richard Rodgers and Travis Fulgham as Carson Wentzâ€™s primary receivers. Even so, Wentz threw for 359 yards and two touchdowns in the loss to Philadelphia three weeks ago.
Three keys for the New York Giants to beat the Eagles in week 10:
1.) WIN the turnover battle
I include this key for the Giants every week, and every week it ends up being the difference-maker.
Against Washington, the Giants secured their second win of the season in week nine, winning the turnover battle 5-0. This large margin only resulted in a three-point victory for a Big Blue, but they got a â€œWâ€ on the board and put them in place to continue competing for the NFC Eastâ€™s top seed.
In week seven against Philly, the Giants turned the ball over three times, while Philadelphia only turned it over once. That ultimately resulted in a loss, despite it being by just one point.
If the Giants want to walk away with a win, they must keep the ball safe, and that means you quarterback Daniel Jones. Take the sack when you need to and throw the ball away if under too much pressure â€” Jones cannot be the culprit for losing this game, as heâ€™s been plagued by inconsistencies this season in multiple categories.
Also, if tight end Evan Engram could secure the couch and not bobble the ball in the air 40 times, that would be nice as well.