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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

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519Eagles total yards against the Saints last week after averaging 294.0 to start the season.

333 – Passing yards by Sam Bradford against those same Saints, three short of matching his career high.

83.7 – Bradford’s quarterback rating, good for 30th in the league. His 256.2 passing yards per game is ranked 15th.

14 – The Eagles have won 11 of their last 14 against the Giants, including a win in the playoffs.

14 – The amount of games the Eagles would love to play against the Saints this season.
 

Drinking Game

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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.

You see a Giants’ defender confused (ex: waving arms around) at the Eagles offense.

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.

Eliface happens.

Chip Kelly and Innovative are mentioned in the same sentence.

 

Totally Legitimate Game Prediction

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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.)

 

  1. Mex says:
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    Safer play: Odell Beckham or Jordan Matthews?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Mex: Eeeeeeeeesh. I think it’s a game time decision, watch the warmups if you can, I’m sure ESPN will show Beckham running the field. Any doubt there, go with Matthews.

  2. Bro Jackson says:
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    Thanks for all of the helpful advice so far….

    Julio Jones and Ingram or Edelman and Forte ROS? .25 ppr

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Bro Jackson: Edelman slighty because of ppr and Forte. And you’re welcome!

  3. Scott says:
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    that was quick. oh and by the way, McAdoo, McAdoo, McAdoo

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Scott: MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACAAAAAAAADOOOOOOOOOOOO

  4. Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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    same 2 QB PPR with 2 flexes, 2 RB, 3 WR, dynasty from yesterday. but since then the weirdest thing happened, roethlisberger was DROPPED by a guy who also has ryan/bortles/mariota.
    J.Landry/Mettenberger/Manuel were NOT waivered last night (every day waivers, except if somebody gets dropped, so Ben comes off tomorrow night, others tonight)

    peyton/tyrod/rodgers/osweiler
    forte/ivory/woodhead/c.michael/j.bell
    allen/edelman/hankerson/r.matthews (MIA)/d-jax/jordy (IR)
    ertz/julius thomas
    K j.brown
    DEF CAR
    IDP david/dansby/d-jax (IND)/collins/ogletree

    Clearly i should try to get Ben tomorrow, but spend how much out of last 64/100?
    2. with it sounding like Ben is likely to not play this week, what is best order of grabbing Landry/Mettenberger (Mariota with MCL sprain)/Manuel?
    Getting Manuel would guarantee 1 QB this week, but if Tyrod is closest i could end up with 2 if i get Landry or Mettenberger. I’d be spending very little on one of these three.
    I’d be dropping Ogletree for the one tonight, and if i can get Ben i could drop Osweiler probably.
    My team will be 4-2 and the guy i’m playing next week only has 1 QB starter as well, but i’m guessing with his 96 left he tries to get Ben big time.

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: Yeah, I’d put a safe bid of like 30 just in case, something like that on Ben. If not, Landry is probably your best bet.

      • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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        @Jay: wish i could bid on both tonight, would save me small amount of money if 30 works on ben, of course if i get both (very unlikely) that would help for this week.

        • Jay

          Jay says:
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          @Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo: yeah, I might just bid on Landry to get one for sure, but the allure of Ben is tempting.

          • Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadoo says:
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            @Jay: got landry for 3, 2 would’ve worked as well. roethlisberger added back to team by comish, whether this is from him being dropped as an error or just to ensure competitive balance of league i’m not sure, but probably good idea either way.

  5. Sherm says:
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    0.5 ppr league, would you rather have Odell Beckham Jr or Mawrshawn Lynch?

    • Jay

      Jay says:
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      @Sherm: Still leaning Lynch there, ever so slightly.

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