The rubber meets the road this week as the Eagles and the Giants square off this Sunday afternoon at the New Meadowlands Stadium in a game that should ultimately decide which team wins the NFC East.
A victory by either team does not clinch anything, but for all intent and purposes the winner has the inside track to not only the division title but a possible first round bye in the playoffs, while the loser could very well find themselves out of the playoffs all together.
This game will be all about which team's defense does the better job of slowing the other team's offense down.
In the case of the Giants, they have to find a way to constantly keep pressure on Michael Vick to keep him from getting comfortable throwing the ball downfield.
In the case of the Eagles, they are going to have to find a way to keep Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs from running up and down the field.
This will be a tall task for both teams, but possibly even a bit harder for Philadelphia with the loss of MLB Stewart Bradley and DE Brandon Graham, who were both lost for the year with injuries.
While this may sound like a homer call, my gut feeling is that Vick is primed to have his best game of the year under the biggest pressure he has faced so far. This one, like most of the Eagles-Giants games, will go right down to the wire, but in the end the Birds get the win.
Below is a link to my complete preview of Sunday's game as originally posted on Cappers Picks
Eagles @ Giants Game Preview