Tonight’s Monday Night Football contest between the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants has major playoff implications.
With the Dallas Cowboys’ most recent loss, the Philadelphia Eagles are one game back of Dallas. If the Eagles manage to win tonight, they will be tied with Dallas entering Week 15.
Online bookmaker Pinnacle has the Giants at +9.5 on the spread.
This is the first of two matchups between these NFC East rivals. Philadelphia has a favorable schedule to end the year, facing the Giants twice and the Redskins once. Their second last game of the season will come against the Dallas Cowboys. That contest could be the difference-maker in either the Cowboys or Eagles reaching the postseason.
New York enters this game having lost their last 8 games. With that being said, the Daniel Jones project is done currently. Eli Manning will get the start tonight, hoping to dash the playoff hopes of the Eagles.
This season, Manning has started 10 games, throwing 18 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. While Jones was once slated to be the guy to turn the franchise around, it’s evident that the Giants’ issues are deeper than who starts at QB.
The Eagles have lost their last three games, including a stinker to the Miami Dolphins. This could be the game to get the Eagles back on track. If Philly manages to lose tonight, it will be demoralizing to the franchise.
The Giants have spoiled seasons before. However, they are a rather weak team so this is a game the Eagles need to win.