The Giants want to play the Eagles, who typically own them, in Week 1


The New York Giants are apparently hoping to see the Philadelphia Eagles as their Week 1 opponent when the 2021 NFL schedule is formally unveiled this Wednesday.

Some issues to unpack right here from a foolish tweet.

  • Two explanation why the Giants need the Eagles. 1) The Eagles didn’t go all out to beat Washington in Week 17, which might’ve allowed North Jersey to clinch the NFC East. 2) The Eagles traded forward of the Giants within the 2021 NFL Draft to poach DeVonta Smith.
  • These are two fairly dumb causes! On the floor, I get the frustration. Nevertheless it’s not even like issues labored out terribly for the Giants. By not successful the division, the Giants prevented shedding to the eventual Tremendous Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers within the first spherical and getting the No. 11 choose as a substitute of the No. 20 choose. They didn’t get DeVonta, which sucks for them, however they did get a pleasant haul from the Chicago Bears to commerce down (No. 20, No. 164, 2022 first-round choose, 2022 fourth-round choose). The Giants can doubtlessly use that haul to pivot to a brand new beginning quarterback if/when Daniel Jones fails to determine himself.
  • The Giants are so courageous for calling to face a staff that went 4-11-1 final 12 months.
  • The Eagles personal the Giants! They’re 21-5 towards them of their final 26 conferences. Develop the pattern dimension to 42 video games and the Eagles are 30-12. Possibly don’t name out the staff that has kicked your ass lots as a rule for a while now?

Pricey schedule makers, please do give us Eagles vs. Giants in Week 1. How humorous wouldn’t it be if New York received precisely what they wished and nonetheless misplaced?

Particularly as DeVonta catches 4 touchdowns in his NFL debut.


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