Road To Repeat Begings Today

Today the Giants start their defense of their World Championship. They play the Philadelphia Eagles at 1pm at Giants Stadium in a much anticipated match-up. Does Big Blue have enough to repeat as champs? That question begins to get answered today.

The Giants and Eagles have split their two meetings this season. The Giants won in Philly earlier this season in week 10, 36-31. The Eagles beat the Giants in their own home a few weeks ago in week 14 20-14. It'll be interesting to see if the G-men can top last year's unprobable feat. There's no Michael Strahan this year, no Plaxicio Burress, no Osi Umenyiora, no David Tyree. So how can the Giants win today, much less the whole thing? Easy, there's Eli Manning, there's the defense, and they have guys like Kevin Boss, Brandon Jacobs, and Corey Webster that can step up to the plate when the time is right. Granted Donovan McNabb, Brian Westbrook and company are playing their best football of the year, I don't think their best is enough to overtake the champs.

Eli is going to need a big game if his defense lets him down. Jacobs hopefully is healthy enough to run over the Eagles defense. This one will be close I believe until the end. I would pay special attention to the latter stages of the 4th quarter.

In a season where the Jets and the Mets collapsed at the very end, the Yankees didn't make the playoffs and the NBA teams around here are circling the .500 mark, the Giants are the team to make things happen, just like they did one year ago. This time they might have a tougher road ahead of them but that's the way they like it, that's the way they win, that's the way they plan on repeating as champs.
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