2006_09_sgiantseagles.gifThe Giants face another “must win” game this week as they battle the Eagles. With a win, New York would solidify their playoff chances and keep heat on the Cowboys. With a loss, they would fall into a pack of teams all seeking one of the two wild card spots in the NFC.

Beating Philadelphia will not be easy. Despite losing Donovan McNabb, the Eagles have won two straight and Jeff Garcia has played very well. They are very good defensively against the pass and feature former Giants, Dhani Jones and William Peterson (now William James) as part of the unit.

Look for New York to run the ball early and often. Philadelphia is near the bottom of the league in rush defense and New York will use Tiki Barber and Brandon Jacobs to exploit this weakness. It should be a close game, but Gothamist thinks New York ends up on top.