The Eagles can clinch a playoff spot with a win over the Giants on Sunday. Will the Birds lock it up in rival territory, or will the Giants earn a marquee win in their own playoff chase?
John is on the cusp of clinching his own victory in this year’s Quick Picks contest. He won last week, so he goes first.
John (7-3-2): We’ve arrived at a unique chapter in the history of Quick Picks. I’ve never held a lead even close to this margin. In fact, I’m not sure I’ve ever held a lead. What I can say with certainty is that I’m aiming for Quick Picks (R) Greatness.
In addition to being in “a choking situation,” I’m also in position to capture the all-time regular season Quick Picks (TM) wins record dating back over three seasons. Despite losing two titles, I have a shot at becoming the Andy Reid of predictions, something I’d gladly accept in lieu of championships.
Joe is undoubtedly reading this, scanning back through previous seasons. and putting himself in a new predicament: does he swing for the fences in 2022 or go for the overall wins total? There’s only one way to find out… and it starts with my confidence in the Eagles scratching out a win on the road against a blitz-happy New York team that plays in New Jersey. Eagles 27, Giants 24.
Offensive Standout: The running backs room, but more specifically Miles Sanders
Defensive Standout: Brandon Graham
Joe (3-7-2): A whole lot of words without saying much of anything. I guess in order to beat me, he had to try to become me. A shame to see him debase himself to such a degree, but on some level, kind of flattering.
As for the football game, this is a game that in reality means a lot more to the Giants than the Eagles. The Eagles are better, and after a shaky period, come into the game fresh off a beatdown of an allegedly good Titans team. There’s some momentum there, but I don’t think that alone can carry you to victory.
I mean, it totally can, and it might. But I’ve got a contest to try to win, and since “the overall wins total” isn’t a thing, I have to go for the season title. Giants 22, Eagles 16.
Offensive Standout: Daniel Jones
Defensive Standout: Kayvon Thibodeaux