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Game 15 preview
Sunday Dec 26, 1:00 PM - Eagles at Giants

Giants (4-10) Philadelphia (7-7)
On Tuesday, the Washington Football Team held a 10-0 lead over the Philadelphia Eagles after the first quarter. Then the Eagles woke up, and their hometown crowd was treated to a 27-17 win over Washington.
On Sunday, the Giants failed to score a touchdown in their game with the Dallas Cowboys. The final score was 21-6 in favor of the visiting Cowboys.

Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles are in second place in the NFC East Division with a 7-7 record. The 10-4 Dallas Cowboys are in first place. There are three games left to play, with the Cowboys playing the Eagles in the final game of the regular season in Philadelphia. The Cowboys already hold a playoff spot, and will clinch the NFC East with one more win. The Eagles are the No. 8 seed in the NFC. They hold the head-to-head tiebreaker over the New Orleans Saints.

Eagles Offense
Jalen Hurts got off to a poor start in his game with the Washington Football Team. The second pass he threw was intercepted after it bounced off Dallas Goedert's foot. In Hurts's second drive, he was sacked and fumbled the ball away. Both mishaps lead to Washington scoring points. Hurts later made up for that, throwing for two touchdowns, and running for another. On the year, aside from throwing 14 touchdowns and 9 interceptions, Hurts is the leading rusher on the team. He's averaging 5.6 yards a carry, has 10 rushing touchdowns, and 54 first downs.
Top running back Miles Sanders was used heavily in the Eagles last two games, with 42 carries for 251 yards. He's averaging 5.5 yards a carry, and has 30 first downs, but surprisingly no touchdowns on the year. DeVonta Smith is the leading wide receiver on the team, and is tied with tight end Dallas Goedert, with each having caught four touchdowns. Goedert saw the most amount of passes come his way on Tuesday. Goedert was targeted 9 times, and caught 7 passes for 135 yards.

Eagles Defense
Saquon Barkley and Devontae Booker combined for 120, and 124 rushing yards in the last two games, but the last time against this defense, they managed only 70 yards. The Eagles are a top ten team when it comes to defending against the run, and have allowed 70 or less rushing yards in the last three games. They didn't put much pressure on Daniel Jones last time, sacking him just once when Jones gave himself up to keep the clock running late in the game.
They did limit Kenny Golladay to three catches on the seven Jones threw to him, and overall held the Giants to just one touchdown and two field goals. That should have been enough defense for the Eagles to win the game, but their offense really let them down. Jones is out for the season after sustaining a neck injury in that game, and the Eagles will be up against lesser talent in this one.

Giants Offense
It was an early Christmas gift for Jake Fromm this year when he got to play for the first time in his career in an NFL game. Fromm hardly expected to have an opportunity to make his first career start as a quarterback for any NFL team this year when he was on the Bills practice squad earlier this month. Now, this looks likely to happen this Sunday against the Eagles. Fromm came off the bench last week in the fourth quarter and went 6 of 12 for 82 yards. Fromm looked to take good control of the offense in his short stint, and made people wonder if he would be a better choice this week..
The Giants have averaged 12 points per game with Mike Glennon and
have failed to score a touchdown in two of their last three games. One thing that stood out is that Fromm hit Golladay twice for nice gains. Golladay was 1 of 5 with Glennon throwing the ball. Also Kadarius Toney looks to be back on the field, and if Fromm continues being the more accurate thrower, the Giants might be able to get something going.

Giants Defense
Jalen Hurts might have some reservations going into this game with the Giants. The last time they played, Hurts threw three interceptions, injured his ankle, and his team took a 13-7 loss to the Giants. The Eagles ran the ball well on the Giants defense in that game. In fact, in the last seven games, five wins and two losses, the Eagles have rushed for 175 or more yards. One of those losses was to the Giants, where they rushed for 208 yards, but those three turnovers by Hurts, and a fumble by Boston Scott, was too much for them to overcome.
The Eagles are averaging 26 points a game on the season, and more than that in the two games played since the Giants held them to just 7. The Eagles offensive line provides great run blocking, and the Giants defense was no match for them in that area last time out. They did do a great job defending against receivers DeVonta Smith and Dallas Goedert, and will have to do so again.

The Eagles are still in the mix, and have looked good in their last two games played with the Jets and Washington. Still, they have to remember that just before that, they took a 13-7 loss to the Giants. The Eagles have momentum on their side, and the Giants are closing out the season with backup quarterbacks. That said, the Eagles were stuck playing a Tuesday game,with only five days to recover and prepare for the Giants. The Giants pulled off an upset win the last time these two teams met up, and will be hoping to do so once again.

NFC East Games
Sunday at 1:00pm Giants (4-10) at Eagles (7-7).
Sunday at 8:20pm Washington (6-8) at Cowboys (10-4).
The Eagles and Cowboys are the NFC East teams favored to win in these games.
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