Giants Will Beat The Eagles 😤
Overtime Day here, your in-house guide to all things New York Giants here at Overtime. After last weekend's massive win in Minnesota, the Giants are back and fans feel like an upset in Philly is possible. Let's break down their season and take a look at the upcoming NFC East rivalry game 🏈 (4 min read)
THE New York Giants
Resident Giants fan Overtime Day here to give you an in-depth look at my G-Men. Brian Daboll has pushed all the right buttons, leading the Giants to a Cinderella season in his first year as a HC. The former Bills OC is working the same magic on Daniel Jones as he did Josh Allen, and has the third best odds to win Coach of the Year at +350 (only behind Nick Sirianni & Kyle Shanahan). His adaptability to each opponent is what truly has Giants fans believing 🙏
it is absolutely wild how Brian Daboll unlocked this version of Daniel Jones
— Christian D'Andrea (@TrainIsland)
Jan 16, 2023
Last year was a mess for the Giants, going 4-13. In fact, the G-Men were tied for the fewest wins in the NFL over the past 5 seasons (22) before this year, mostly under former GM Dave Gettleman. With largely the same roster, this years group went 9-7-1 before knocking off the Vikings in Minneapolis last weekend 💪
- Last playoff win for Big Blue? Super Bowl 46. Manning to Manningham. February, 2012. It had been 3,997 days between playoff wins for the G-Men, with their lone appearance being the 2016-17 season
On this day in 2012:
Manning to Manningham...
And the @Giants' second Super Bowl upset of the Patriots in five years. (Super Bowl XLVI)
— NFL Legacy (@NFLLegacy)
Feb 6, 2019
Despite getting dragged through the mud since being drafted 6th overall in 2019, Daniel Jones has come to life this year, with his magnum opus being last weekend in Minnesota. Danny Dimes went 24/35 for 301 yards and 2 TDs, and was unleashed on the ground for 17 rushes and 78 yards. He looked every bit like a franchise QB, despite throwing to virtually no one you’ve ever heard of, while rarely turning the ball over 😉
Who The F**k?
Let's talk WRs...who the f*** are these guys? Between injuries, trades, and performance, the Giants have by far the most unheralded WR room of teams left in the playoffs 👇
- Their #1 target is Isaiah Hodgins, who spent the first 2 months of the season on the Bills practice squad. WR2 is Darius Slayton, who began the season as the SEVENTH receiver on the depth chart
- WR3 is Richie James, who was only supposed to be a special teams contributor, and WR4 is Kenny Golladay, but I don’t need to tell you how his $72M contract has panned out in NYC
Since mid-season the Giants have been mocked a WR in the draft nearly on every mock draft I’ve seen. I think they may have already found their WR1 in Isaiah Hodgin, which gives them more flexibility to go BPA and bring in WR depth through the rounds.
— NFL DraftID (@MockDraftMonday)
Jan 16, 2023
Let's not forget about #26. It’s really the Jones and Barkley Show. Saquon finished 4th in rushing this year, and offered his best campaign since his rookie season. He’s back to running past, through, and over defenders with ease, and has the 3rd best odds (+225) to win Comeback Player of the Year. With over 100 all-purpose yards against Minnesota, they’ll need him to be, well, Saquon, if they want to beat Philly 😤
Saquon Barkley running over 324 pound DT Dalvin Tomlinson for the TD. He then lets him know about it.
— Tommy (@TommyG105)
Jan 16, 2023
Lastly, the defense. You really can’t say enough positive things about DC Wink Martindale. Wink calls plays like you play Madden, sending the house at will. Nobody blitzes more, and he sticks with it even when his playmakers are hurt. But now that’s not the case; the defense is just about as healthy as it’s been all year 🩹
- Adoree’ Jackson returned last week and blanketed Justin Jefferson. Xavier McKinney returned from an ATV accident and made the game-winning tackle on TJ Hockenson
- Kayvon Thibodeaux and Leonard Williams have consistently gotten to the QB, and big Dexter Lawrence is having a BREAKOUT season, earning him 2nd team All-Pro honors. He can move a pile, and has the best sack dance in the league 💃🏽
Dexter Lawrence has consistently been the Giants best pass rusher
Give him that SACK
— Bobby Skinner (@BobbySkinner_)
Oct 2, 2022
Take a look at the lines a few days out of Saturday night's HUGE game and let me know if you're riding with my G-Men 👇
Giants vs. Eagles Betting Preview (subject to change)
- Spread: Eagles -7.5
- Moneyline: Eagles -360 (bet $360, win $100), Giants +290 (bet $100, win $290)
- Over/Under: 48.5
Trivia Question: Can you name the three players with the most sacks this season?
For My Parlay Gurus
And here. We. Go. There aren’t many rivalries in sports as tense as this one, and the two NFC East foes now have a trip to the NFC Championship on the line. The Eagles have been the cream of the crop all season, but the G-Men played the Birds tough in Week 18 with their backups, despite Philly needing a win. I'm obviously taking the Giants +7.5, and I’ll be on the ML as well. I genuinely feel the Giants can win this game - maybe more importantly, they feel they can too. Big Blue is playing with house money 💰
- Giants +7.5 @ Eagles: -108
- Over 48.5 Total Points: -106
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Trivia Answer: Nick Bosa led the NFL in sacks this season with 18.5. Haason Reddick and Myles Garrett finished tied for second with 16 each
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