- Daniel Jones’ high ankle sprain will likely force him to miss a week; Manning will get the nod vs. Eagles.
- The Eagles are looking to keep the NFC East race close against the Giants.
- With the all-time series between the two teams tied 86-86, The Eagles will try to extend their win streak against Giants to six in a row.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Rookie quarterback Daniel Jones has a high ankle and it seems to be serious. There is a good chance he will sit out against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
With the 175th meeting between the Eagles and the Giants and with the all-time series lead on the line, Eli Manning is expected to start. Having played 30 games against the Eagles, he knows a lot about this rivalry that started in 1933.
In a rivalry where there have been amazing endings, look for this game to be exciting. With the Eagles (-450) being favored to win over the Giants (+325), US Sportsbooks have some player props that will keep this game and bettors entertained.
Saquon Barkley is having a rough season so far. He has a total of 544 yards and only two touchdowns. His production has mainly been affected by an injury that caused him to miss a few games. The last few games Barkley has been playing better as he is fully healthy at this point in the season.
Even with the Eagles defense being ranked fourth in the league in rushing, Barkley having more than 73 rushing yards (-115) seems doable for the star running back.
Now that Manning is starting, Barkley seems like a player who will benefit the most with him. Not only should he have more touches rushing but he should also have more catches. Manning loves to check it down when pressure comes around. With this Eagles star-studded defensive line, Barkley catching more than 7 passes (+376) seems more likely.
Carson Wentz is known as a stat sheet stuffer. Sometimes he struggles in clutch moments as he did last week against the Miami Dolphins. One thing about him is that he will walk his team up and down the field to score points. With 20 touchdowns on the season and the Giants’ defense giving up 28 points per game, Wentz may have a game to remember. The possibility of Wentz throwing for three touchdowns (+167) against this defense seems like easy pickings.
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