Giants try to stop Vick and the Eagles


One of these two teams will win the NFC east.

One of these two teams will get a first round bye in the playoffs.

One of these two teams will most likely represent the NFC in the Superbowl.

That team will be decided on Sunday in the Meadowlands.

After 3 dominant wins, the Giants return home for a rematch against Michael Vick and the Eagles. The Eagles defeated the Giants in week 11 27-17 as Vick threw for 258 yards and a rushing touchdown, and Lesean McCoy rushed for 111 yards and a touchdown.

But the Giants are a different team than they were in week 11. Their running game has rebounded: both Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw have rushed for over 100 yards once in the last 3 games. Eli Manning has started making smarter decisions with the ball and has drastically reduced his turnovers. And the Giants defensive line looks like a completely new unit. They have 12 sacks in the last three games, and forced 5 fumbles in the game against Washington.

If the Giants can keep Vick in the pocket and pressure him to make mistakes, then they have a good chance of stopping the high powered Eagles offense that depends on Vick scrambling to make plays.

The Eagles defense has performed well recently, but receiver Hakeem Nicks has picked up right where he left off before his injury, and Eli Manning has continued to get the ball to him in key situations. Kevin Boss and Derek Hagan (now on the roster permanently with Steve Smith on IR) have also emerged as go-to targets for Manning. The Giants have a perfect opportunity to prove they are a real Super Bowl contender.

Prediction: Giants 34, Eagles 24

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