Battle At The Top Of The East

Sports Radio NY AM1240-WGBBContributor IDecember 17, 2009

The New York Football Giants come into this all-important Week 15 matchup only 1 game out of the playoffs, but a loss would eliminate them in the division. At 7-6, the Giants have put all the pressure they could want on themselves and even with a win they need some help to jump back into the playoff picture. Let’s break down the always tight NFC East and decide the Giants chances at a 5th straight post-season appearance:


Giants @ Redskins – Monday Night – 8:30ET

This one has upset written all over it, as the Redskins have played about the best 1-3 stretch you can play with losses to the Cowboys, Eagles and Saints by a combined 7 Points, but the Giants know how to win this time of year so I’ll go with the Giants 24-20 in a hard fought battle.

Cowboys @ Saints – Saturday Night – 8:20ET

The Cowboys are the Saints last real test, no offense to Tampa and Carolina, and I think the Saints are going to feel the pressure of the undefeated season more than they have all year. So, I am going to go with the upset, and take the Cowboys 37-31 in a wild one at the Superdome.

49ers @ Eagles – Sunday – 1:00ET

This one is a coin flip to me. Basically you have the Eagles who, as good as they have looked, is known for not showing up a few times a year, and call me crazy but after the smack these Niners just gave the defending NFC Champs, I’m going to go with the Eagles NOT winning their 5th straight in a 20 – 14 disappointment.

So, If my predictions come true we’ll be looking at a tie in first place at 9-5 between the ‘Boys and the ‘Birds with the Giants nipping at their heels and holding the tiebreak over Dallas.

(I know the Jets are one game out too, but I’ve watched them for too many years to know they’re finishing 8-8, and the Patriots will get it together.)