As any Razzball reader would attest, to me, these NFC East games are always considered to be beautiful bundles of absolute derp. The last prime time divisional match-up was in Week 3 when Washington took on the Giants. In that Thursday Night Live Thread, I had mentioned that the Cowboys and Giants games usually provided enough for my own personal derp quota (along with Washington versus the Gaints), and I feel like I left out this particular divisional rivalry, which has had it’s own highlight moments and unique (lol) fan experiences. This season’s first divisional game between the two teams is interesting in that we get to make fun of Chip Kelly more for being so innovative this offseason, and also keep a close look on Eli Manning to see if he’s learned anything about clock management. To his credit, Manning’s already surpassed Andy Reid in that area. There’s a lot at stake tonight, as we are approaching the half-point of the season still waiting for a team to take advantage of the Cowboys injuries which should have gifted first place to whatever team wanted it. Like a incredulous bizarro game of hot potato, not one NFC East team has taken the bait, and all seem content wasting away in the great football ocean of mediocrity. Which could also describe the Atlantic. So here we are, Monday Night Football and the battle for first place in the NFC East. Smart money says this ends in a tie…
By the Numbers
83.7 – Bradford’s quarterback rating, good for 30th in the league. His 256.2 passing yards per game is ranked 15th.
Take one sip of beer if…
The Giants get into the redzone and end up settling for a field goal.
Mike Tirico asks a stupid question.
Every time Jon Gruden says something that’s complete nonsense.
The Eagles are on offense and the play clock somehow gets under 10 seconds.
Sam Bradford over or under-throws a receiver, including his running backs. (Double sip if it bounces before reaching said receiver.)
Take one shot of liquor if…
Tom Coughlin is chewing gum, cocks his sideways, and puts his hands on his hips.
Chip Kelly and Innovative are mentioned in the same sentence.
Totally Legitimate Game Prediction
Giants – 1 (out of 10, the rating I give to Tom Coughlin’s blood pressure levels.)
Eagles – 980 (The amount of white players on the team.)