Line: Giants (-5.5)
Can the Underdog Win?: The last time football pundits declared the Eagles season over, they whipped divisional rival Dallas on Sunday Night Football.
The Eagles are "dead" once again, and they get another divisional rival on Sunday night.
In the first meeting between the two rivals, the Eagles were able to run around, over, under and through the Giants defense as back LeSean McCoy accumulated 128 yards on the ground. Expect a similar performance with McCoy getting the brunt of the Eagles touches as either an injured Michael Vick or inexperienced Vince Young will take snaps Sunday.
Defensively, the Eagles have sured up the gaps that plagued them during these team's first matchup. The Philly secondary allows less than 220 yards passing a game, good for 11th-best in the NFL.
If not for a couple of fourth-quarter meltdowns, that number would be much higher.
Stats aside, the Eagles-Giants rivalry has been one of the more interesting matchups in football history.
Eagles fans will forever remember Herman Edwards blocked-punt recovery for a touchdown in "The Miracle at the Meadowlands."
Brian Westbrook caught the ball on one hop and dashed for the end zone punt return with under two minutes in "Miracle at the Meadowlands Two." They will also remember DeSean Jackson's near-identical walk-off punt return in last season's "Meltdown at the Meadowlands."
It may take a similar effort for the banged up and emotionally scarred Eagles to pull off the upset Sunday, but as the history between these two teams has shown, crazier things have happened.