All the bye weeks are over. Now it's a race to the playoffs. And surprisingly (or at least, surprising me), the Eagles are in it.
This week the Eagles host the Giants, in a battle for the lead in the NFC East.
So far, the Giants have beat the Panthers (1-8), the Texans (4-5), the Bears (6-3), the Lions (2-7), the Cowboys (2-7), and the Seahawks (5-4, but in the JV division), and lost to the Cowboys, the Colts (who the Eagles beat two weeks ago), and the Titans (who apparently own the NFC East this year). So two wins against teams that are over .500.
The Eagles have beat the Lions (2-7), the Jaguars (5-4), the 49ers (3-6), the Falcons (7-2), the Colts (6-3), and the Redskins (4-5), and have lost to the Packers, the Redskins, and the Titans (see above RE: owning the NFC East). So three wins against teams that are over .500.
The System says Giants, and after Monday on a short week, we could be due for a let down.
On the other hand, Michael Vick has clearly been eating his Wheaties and may, in fact, actually BE Batman. If he can keep playing like he did Monday, the NFL should pretty much call off the rest of the season and give the Eagles the Lombardi trophy.
Of course, he's not going to play like that every week. And the Giants -- or at least Antonio Pierce -- seem to think they can stop him.
But I just can't find it in myself to pick the Giants. Not after what I saw in Largo. Eagles.
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