We are getting closer and closer to the Eagles-Giants game on Saturday night. While we know what to expect from our team, we have not been able to follow the Giants as closely. So who better to get some insight into the opponent than a reporter who has been covering the Giants all season? The Best Show Ever talked to Jordan Raanan from ESPN. What do we need to know about this Giants team before they face off with our Eagles? Here is some of what Jordan Raanan had to say.
On What The Giants Have to Do To Win This Game
“I don’t know if they can get into a shootout with the Eagles. They will need to keep it low scoring. I know this hasn’t been their recipe for the past few weeks. But it would have to be run Saqoun and get a huge monster effort from him. Saquon Barkley actually hasn’t had 20 carries in any of his last 8 games. The Giants have really turned to Daniel Jones. He’s been their best offesnive player in the second half of the season. But I do think in order for them to win this game, they would have to get some turnovers, play significantly better against the run, and have their offensive line have their best game of the season. Because they have to slow it down in order to beat the Eagles.”
On The Giants’ Secondary vs the Eagles’ Wide Receivers
“Yes, it is definitely a concern. But, while I know the Eagles didn’t have Dallas Goedert in that game where they put up 48, the Giants also did not have their top cornerback Adoree’ Jackson. And they didn’t have Xavier McKinney. That is half of their secondary that was out… They were really beat up at that time. Their defense is in significantly better shape this time around… Are these ideal matchups for them? Probably not. Though Adoree Jackson did just do an excellent job of helping limit Justin Jefferson. But still, Adoree Jackson vs AJ Brown. Fabian Moreau or rookie Cordale Flott vs Devonta Smith. These aren’t matchups that favor the Giants.
And if you flip it over on the side, it is the same thing. Isaiah Hodgins and Darius Slayton vs Darius Slay and James Bradberry. Those are not matchups where you look at the Giants and say they are good matchups. They are going to have their work cut out for them both passing the ball and stopping the pass in this game.”
You can listen to the full conversation with Jordan Raanan below…