Big Blue has six of each through the first three weeks, while the Eagles have given up nine sacks and battle an NFC-worst turnover differential of -6.
“Well, it’s always a great challenge when you play one of the best defensive lines in the National Football League, like the Giants have,” Eagles coach Andy Reid said Wednesday on a conference call with New York reporters. “You’ve got to make sure that you’re playing your best football.”
Despite a 2-1 record, the Eagles haven’t been doing exactly that coming off a 27-6 loss to Arizona after winning their first two games by one point against Baltimore and Cleveland. Meanwhile, Michael Vick has thrown six interceptions and his offense has lost six fumbles.
“We know they have a great defense,” Vick said on a conference call about the Giants. “It’s obvious because they won a Super Bowl last year, but I expect my guys to come out and play a fast and physical football game. We know it’s going to be a tough game, but that’s what the NFL is all about.
“Osi [Umenyiora] and Justin Tuck, you know they’re just as good, if not great; they pose a lot of challenges. They just have a great defensive scheme and we have a lot of respect for them, but at the end of the day, it all comes down to man-on-man and getting it done in the moment.”
» The NFL and the NFL Referees Association agreed to the terms of a new eight-year collective bargaining agreement that will return the game officials to the field for this weekend’s games, beginning with Thursday night’s Cleveland at Baltimore game.
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