NFL Playoff Preview and Pick: Eagles at Giants
Sunday January 11, 2009
Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants (-4), 1:00 p.m. EST
Total Pro Sports – This is a game of who ever stops the running backs, will definitely determine the outcome of the game.
The Philadelphia Eagles will have to stop Earth, Wind and Fire, that being, Brandon Jacobs, Derrick Ward and Ahmad Bradshaw. Jacobs rushed for 1,089 yards and 15 touchdowns this season, thus creating opportunities for the elusive Derrick Ward, who ran for 1,025 yards as the Giants became the fourth team in NFL history to have two 1,000-yard rushers in the same season. New York led the NFL in rushing with 157.4 yards per game.
Consequently, the New York Giants only really have to deal with one standout back and must stop Brian Westbrook. Westbrook is a machine on the field as he can run and catch the ball, this past season being injured for 2 games this season he still piled up 936 rush yards and 9 rush touchdowns, in the air Westbrook went for 402 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns. A pretty impressive campaign considering he was plagued by injuries.
We believe the Giants will be able to stop Donovan McNabb and Brian Westbrook this coming Sunday, with the help of the home crowd. We should see a Giants win here.
Here are some Betting Trends To Consider
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Philadelphia’s last 6
games on the road
- The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Philadelphia’s last 12
games when playing on the road against NY Giants
- NY Giants are 7-1 SU in their last 8
games at home
- NY Giants are 5-1 ATS in their last 6
games at home
- NY Giants are 9-2 ATS in their last 11
Pick – New York Giants (-4), Under at (40)