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By: Ed Valentine
With nothing to play, almost no one believes Giants will upset Philadelphia
Can the New York Giants wreck the Philadelphia Eagles’ hopes of getting the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs with an upset victory Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field? The Giants, already locked in the No. 6 seed and 26-point losers to the Eagles at home four weeks ago, are massive 14-point underdogs.
Your Big Blue View staff members, and 99 percent of those who have so far picked the game at Tallysight, are going with the Eagles. Let’s find out why, and check all of our NFL Week 18 picks.
“There’s no reason to think the Giants will give the Eagles a challenge in what is a meaningless game for New York. Brian Daboll hasn’t said he’ll rest players, but it would be surprising to see Saquon Barkley take many snaps. Philly has earned the No. 1 seed and they’ll lock it up at home.”
“The Eagles need to win this game. The Giants don’t. We don’t know whether Brian Daboll will play all, some, or none of his starters. We don’t know if Jalen Hurts’ shoulder will be healed enough for him to play. We don’t know whether Adoree’ Jackson will be able to play. The Eagles are still the better team, and the Giants never exceed expectations at the Linc. Eagles.”
“The spread is an insultingly large 14 points for the underdog Giants, but I can’t blame Vegas. The Giants are locked into the No. 6 seed in the NFC playoffs regardless of what happens. The Eagles could fall to the No. 5 seed with a loss. I don’t see how they let that happen.”
Originally posted on Big Blue View