Eagles vs. Giants Predictions: NY Wins and Miss the Playoffs

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Dec 30, 2012 11:03 AM EST
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New York Giants quarterback Manning looks to pass while playing against the Eagles during their NFL football game in Philadelphia
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The New York Giants host the Philadelphia Eagles in a Week 17 matchup that will wrap up the season for both teams. 

Yes, the Giants still have playoff hopes, but they aren't the brightest. Weeks ago, a 9-7 finish was predicted with the Giants missing the playoffs. This could actually occur today as the Giants a weakened Eagles team.

Maybe the Eagles will play better now that Michael Vick is back, but when he was on the field, Vick couldn't hold on to the ball. He's been out since Week 10 due to a concussion. The offense has belonged to the youngster Nick Foles. 

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Eagles fans and NFL fans all around saw that Vick wasn't burnt out, the team's offensively line stunk all season. 

Look for the Giants to take out their season long frustrations out on the Eagles today. This is pretty much the key to the game for the Giants who must win if they even want to even be considered in the playoff picture.

Eli Manning and the Giants have been a bipolar squad all season long.

They destroyed the Green Bay Packers 38-10 and they are one of the best teams in the NFL and currently fighting for the 2nd seed in the NFC playoff picture.

The Giants followed that victory losing three of their last four games. In their past two games their defense has given up 67 points. There is only so much a Manning could do on offense if you're defense is giving up so many points. 

Though the chances are dim, the Giants will win today and see if they can make the playoffs. In order to make the postseason, the Giants need the Packers, Detroit Lions and Washington Redskins to win today. 

The Packers and the Redskins are trustworthy as far as getting wins, but the Lions haven't been a good team all season long.

Prediction: Manning still has the better tandem on offense. Though the Giants have given up a ton of points as of late, look for the defense to step up against one of the NFL's worst scoring teams as the Eagles average just 18 points per game. Manning will go over 300 yards to close out the season. Cruz will catch two touchdowns to solidify his pick in the Pro Bowl.

Giants win 24-17.

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