2008_11_giants.jpgThe Giants face a familiar and dangerous foe Sunday night as they head down to Philly for a clash with the 5-3 Eagles. The key to beating Philadelphia is controlling Brian Westbrook. Westbrook, one of the most dangerous players in the league, is as big a threat receiving as he is running with the ball. Expect the Giants to key on him all day in an effort to keep him under wraps. On defense, Philadelphia has one of the best units in the league and they are good at getting to the quarterback, recording 27 sacks so far this season.

The Giants have come out of the gate at 7-1 and can move the ball on the ground and in the air. They are very good at protecting the QB, with Eli Manning only suffering 10 sacks on the season. Defensively, the Giants bring constant pressure, using Justin Tuck in multiple spots on the defensive line to confuse the opposition.

Philadelphia is one of the toughest places in the league to play with a tough team on the field and an incredibly hostile fan base surrounding it. New York will be able to handle that, but the guess here is that Philadelphia does just enough to squeak out a win and keep things interesting in the NFC East.