2006_09_sgiantseagles.gifThe playoffs have arrived and somehow the Giants have made it into them. It’s hard to believe that a team that went 2-6 down the stretch could make it to the playoffs, but that is reflective of the mediocre NFC and a reason for the Giants to hope.

Hope for a championship? No, that would be overshooting, but beating the Eagles is not out of the question. Three weeks ago the Giants fell apart in the final minutes to lose to Philadelphia and while the Eagles have remained hot since then, nothing else has really changed.

The Giants are still wildly inconsistent on both sides of the ball. They seemingly can’t get out of their own way at times, but they also still have Tiki Barber. Last week, they put the ball in Barber’s hands and won and expect the same this week. Tiki to the left, Tiki to the right, Tiki up the middle, if they don’t rush him at least 25 times they are crazy.

It should be a tight game and while it will be warm, it will probably also be raining. Mistakes will be made by both teams, but the Eagles will prevail in the end.

The Eagles and Giants play at 4:30 pm on Sunday and can be seen on Fox.