The New York Giants have not been good in recent years in the big spot. Since making the playoffs in 2011 and subsequently winning the Super Bowl, the Giants have not been able to get back to the postseason, due in large part to poor play within the NFC East.
Last year, New York played the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night and lost badly. This time around, the two teams will square off on Monday Night Football, with the Giants in first place and the Eagles trailing by a game at 2-3.
Philadelphia has been listed as a 3.5-point favorite over Big Blue, with an over/under line of 50.5, according to OddsShark. The Eagles are at home, which means Vegas sees Philadelphia only a half-point better than New York on a neutral field.
Much of this game will be about how well defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo can stop Chip Kelly’s attack. The Eagles looked good offensively for the first time in 2015 against the New Orleans Saints last week. New York has been much improved over its three-game winning streak. Can Spagnuolo devise a way to confuse Sam Bradford and halt the ground attack led by DeMarco Murray?
The trends certainly favor the Giants heading into Monday night. New York is 6-3 against the spread in its last nine games, with Philadelphia sitting at 3-6 over the same span. However, the Eagles are 11-4 in their last 15 home games, perhaps meaning we are in for a very close game, which results in a party for Philadelphia.