After a huge comeback victory the week before agaisnt the then-undefeated Redskins, the Giants took that momentum and prevented the eagles from getting into the endzone at all. The Eagles were getting penalized play after play after play and it cost them the game. Not only did that hurt them, but so did their offensive line.
The Giants had the most sacks in a game in NFL History (tied), as Osi Umenyiora took down Mcnabb behind the line a total of 6 times and the defense had a total of 12 sacks.
This week, the Giants (2-2) take on the Jets (1-3) at Giants Stadium. The game is a very important game for each team, as the Giants look to improve over the .500 mark, and the Jets will try to prevent themselves from falling in a desperate 1-4 hole. The powerful Giants offense will likely score often against an inexperienced and weak Jets defense that allowed a no-namer to throw all over them last week in Buffalo.
The Giants defense, coming off of two of their best weeks in their history, should have success against the Jets offense that includes a very shaky quarterback situation with Chad Pennington, who missed a week earlier this season. Pennington’s job is certainly in jeapordy after last week’s horrendous performance, when he threw two interceptions late in the game. Not only has he been struggling, but his backup Kellen Clemens is anxiously waiting for a starting job. Earlier this season, when Pennington was ruled out for a game because of injury, Kellen Clemens had a great time in the second half of the Jets’ loss to the Ravens, as he would have likely won the game for his team if it wasn’t for several dropped throws by the Jets’ wide receivers .
Prediction: Giants 24, Jets 13