Eagles vs. Giants: 5 Keys to a Philadelphia Victory

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Eagles vs. Giants: 5 Keys to a Philadelphia Victory
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Last week, the Philadelphia Eagles were in a must-win type situation, so I don't know what you call this week. Maybe an "Okay, we really need to win this week." The Eagles will travel to the New Meadowlands to face their division rival, the New York Giants. If the Eagles lose, you can pretty much stick a fork in them. Coming back from a 3-6 start is tough but manageable; coming back from 3-7 trailing the division leaders by four games (five if you count the tiebreaker) is pretty much impossible.

Last season, when these two teams last met in the Meadowlands, the Eagles pulled off a miracle comeback in the fourth quarter against the Giants. This season the Eagles can't protect a lead in the fourth quarter and will need a miracle comeback of their own just to make the playoffs.

When these two teams met in Week 3, the Eagles dominated the Giants, out-rushing them by 75 yards, making 11 more first downs and control the clock for over 36 minutes. The Giants still won the game after knocking out Michael Vick and holding the Eagles to just one red-zone touchdown in five trips.

It's all on the line for Andy Reid and his coaching staff Sunday night. A loss would mean Eagles fans will only have next April's draft to look forward to.

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