2) Pressure Michael Vick. This one is obvious, especially for a Giants team that laid the blueprint to containing Vick. It doesn’t just mean the defensive ends; pressure has to come from all levels. With that said, the D-line is especially hungry this week.
3) Find the hot hand(s) early. With
4) Answer the call. The Carolina game reinforced everything Tom Coughlin and most other coaches preach – make the most of opportunities. Andre Brown and
5) Don’t be predictable. There aren’t many opposing coaches more familiar with each other than Coughlin and Andy Reid. The two sides have both found success at the other’s expense at different points, and these are typically close games. It could come down to the chess match.
6) Win the turnover battle. The Giants have a 4 differential, while the Eagles’ -6 has been an issue for them. The Giants intercepted the Eagles six times in two games last season and had a 4 turnover ratio.
7) Keep Eli upright. Manning has dropped back to pass 118 times already this season and has been sacked just five times. The offensive line has been impressive in that department and will need to keep up with the Eagles’ rotation of nine defensive linemen.
8) Repeat performance.
9) Help out the secondary. Jayron Hosley is ruled out.
10) Composure. There’s no love lost between these two teams. Emotions will be high in a hostile stadium as both sides look for their first division win. The Giants can’t afford to give away yards on penalties.