For a week where there are 11 divisional games and only three games with a favorite of a touchdown or more, there were still quite a few increased opportunities that presented themselves this week. Week 16 is spread out over four different days during the Christmas season including the main slate taking place on Christmas Eve (Saturday). I also stumbled across a game that has sneaky shootout potential in about the last place you would think to look.
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So let’s get right to the numbers and analysis…
New York Giants @ Philadelphia Eagles
|Projected||Plays||Pass||Pass%||Pass Yards||Pass TD||Run||Run%||Rush Yards||Rush TD||Score|
|New York Giants||61||37||60.7%||267||1.9||24||39.3%||97||0.6||21.0|
Look for the Giants to execute their typical play distribution on the road in Philadelphia this week. The passing game will be slightly more productive than usual with an increase in yardage and their opportunity for two touchdown passes. The running game will also find some success with an increase in yardage and an improved chance for a rushing score. The Giants pass 59% of the time in the red zone.
The Eagles will also execute their typical play distribution against the division rival Giants this week. The passing game will produce their typical yardage and chance for one touchdown pass. The running game will fall short of their typical yardage with a reduced chance for a rushing score. The Eagles pass 55% of the time in the red zone.
- Eli Manning and the Giants passing game (Odell Beckham) (+)
- Giants running game (+) – Hard to recommend either back (Rashad Jennings or Paul Perkins) with them splitting carries