Eagles at Giants: Week 17 Preview and Prediction

By: Julio Olmo

The Philadelphia Eagles made a flurry of desperate moves – waving players and putting others on injured reserve, in order complete their 53-man roster, while heading for a divisional match-up against the New York Giants on Sunday.

Basically the game boils down to only two outcomes,

A win by the Philadelphia Eagles means the NFC East crown and a post season berth.

A lost means the Dallas Cowboys can win the division and back slide their way into the playoffs.

The team being this bad is disappointing, but since I grew up in the lean years before Eagles Nation was treated to the Philly Special – Super Bowl greatness, adversity is an old friend.

The younger generation doesn’t understand this concept and is not familiar with the team’s past struggles, but is a like a friend says on his weekly NFL Football Show,

“It’s like a Pre-Arranged marriage, you just don’t have a choice!”

Key to the game.

Eagles need score early.

They did last game but still had to pull out the game with last-minute heroics in order to obtain the victory.

This is where the younger generation of Eagles Nation clashes with the older one.

They look for reasons, answers and who to blame.

Mine just boos when things do not go right, but intermediately turns around and cheers as soon as things go right.

Carson Wentz is up against the legend of Nick Foles and although he’s far more talented than St. Nick was, the truth to the matter is that’s a gargantuan shadow to come out from under, yet it fits the Us Versus Them mentality and is what fuels Eagles Nation, but it was missing.

Carson Wentz has it and now the part of the fan base which was still Super Bowl Hangover also has it.

It does not mean certain victory, but it means that Eagles Nation and our Philadelphia Eagles will make stand.


Eagles 17 Giants 13.


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