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Jan. 8th, at Eagles

BillyM : 11/21/2022 9:35 am
There is a very real chance that the Jan. 8th Eagles game is the one we will need to back door into the playoffs.

It is equally very possible that the Eagles have the East and homefield locked up by then.

Will be very interesting to see if the Eagles sit their studs and prepare for the playoffs, or go all in on that game.

It could be a hugely important game for us. Particularly if we can split victories with Washington.

the Eagles will screw us -- guaranteed  
gidiefor : Mod : 11/21/2022 9:37 am : link
I don't think you understand the term  
jvm52106 : 11/21/2022 9:41 am : link
backdoor into playoffs. That would mean we would need a game completely unrelated to the Giants to go a certain way in order for us to get in. Beating the Eagles would mean winning our way in.

I don't want to lessen other games but we need to win at least 1 of the Washington games (probably both), Indy and hope to steal one of Eagles games or beat Minnesota.
Will never happen.  
FStubbs : 11/21/2022 9:54 am : link
The Eagles will do whatever hurts the Giants more. If the Giants need the win to get into the playoffs, they'll do everything they can to stop it. If the Giants are out of playoff contention, they'll roll over like dogs to impact the draft position - even if they need that win to help playoff positioning.
If the Eagles' position can't change in any way  
Mike in Long Beach : 11/21/2022 10:02 am : link
I think you'd probably see them play all their guys for the first half and start sprinkling them out throughout the 3rd quarter and a pretty minimal lineup in the 4th.

Keep in mind the Commanders could potentially be the team the Giants would be fending off. It's not like the Eagles will be looking to do them any favors.
ryanmkeane : 11/21/2022 10:05 am : link
understand your point but we've got a lot of winnable games before then
Philly at Dallas  
Jerry in_DC : 11/21/2022 10:08 am : link
Christmas Eve. Should be a great game. Also will go a long way to determining if Philly has things locked up.
If that happens, and there's a good chance it will,  
BigBlueNH : 11/21/2022 10:21 am : link
I think the Eagles will rest lots of players, including anyone dinged up.
A lot of games left still  
Sammo85 : 11/21/2022 10:24 am : link
Eagles look a bit more normal last few games. They may need that game for home field advantage and seeding, especially if Dallas stays hot and knocks Eagles back a bit and Vikings recover with a win streak.

That last week will be very interesting.  
OBJ_AllDay : 11/21/2022 1:15 pm : link
I am forecasting a split with the skins and a win vs Indy
whereas I see Washington losing 1 to us and 1 to the 9ers and possibly winning all others heading into their last game against Dallas.

The last week seems destined to determine the final wildcard spot. Washington winning that game vs Philly the other day might come back to bite us. Who knows though - maybe the giants can finally win a big game against philly.

I wouldn't be surprised if Dallas goes on a tear here and maybe even potentially catches/surpasses philly.
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