Weeks 7 and 10 vs. the Philadelphia Eagles
The Giants and Eagles will face off twice in 2020, once in week seven at Lincoln Financial Field and again in Week 10 at MetLife Stadium. In 2019 the matchup didn’t quite go the way the Giants had hoped as the Eagles would go onto win both matchups, but both games were decent matchups giving the Giants some hope going into the 2020 matchups.
During the game in New York, the Giants gave up a 14-point lead and eventually lost in overtime by a final score of 23 to 17. When the two faced off in Philadelphia, they were tied at 17 in the fourth quarter before the Eagles went onto score 17 unanswered points winning 34-17.
New York showed fight in both games against the Eagles last season, and if it Is any indication of what will happen in 2020, the Giants could have some success against their other division rival.
The Eagles biggest problem in 2019 was their lack of receivers, which they may have fixed through the 2020 Draft and a trade for Marquise Goodwin from the 49ers. The Eagles selected three wide receivers in the draft, Jalen Reagor out of TCU in the first round, John Hightower out of Boise State in the fifth round, and Quez Watkins out of Southern Miss in the sixth round.
However, none of these three picks were even the Eagles most surprising pick, that would be quarterback Jalen Hurts out of Oklahoma in the second round. How the Eagles plan to use Hurts is still unknown to most, but many believe it could be similar to how the Saints use utility man Taysom Hill.
If this is the case, we will likely see some interesting defensive schemes used by the Giants in weeks seven and 10.
Whether the Eagles use Hurts as a utility man or if they use him as a backup quarterback, the Giants will have to approach both of these matchups differently than the two matchups in 2019 because the Eagles have some new offensive weapons.