With Vick and Maclin Out, Line Climbs to 5 1/2With QB Michael Vick sidelined for Sunday's game vs the Giants with broken ribs, the betting line for the divisional showdown between the Eagles and the Giants has shot up from Giants - 3 to Giants - 5 1/2. Vince Young, who is 2-0 lifetime against the Blue, will be the likely starter.
Trends don't really mean much in this rivalry, which over the years has produced some of the league's most memorable moments. This season, the Eagles have blown five games in the fourth quarter while the Giants have a propensity for pouring on in the final period.
The Giants' run defense this year has been the worst in recent memory, while the Eagles' rushing offense is first in the NFL, 13.5 yards better than runner-up Houston.
The Giants have had a difficult time winning in second half of the season under Tom Coughlin. They are 24-33 since 2004. Against the spread (ATS), they are 17-37-2 in their last 56 games in November.
Some other Giants trends....
Giants are 17-37-2 ATS in their last 56 games in November.
Giants are 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 games as a home favorite of 3.5-10.0.
Giants are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games as a favorite.
Giants are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. NFC East.
Giants are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 home games.
Giants are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Giants are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games as a home favorite.
Giants are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a S.U. loss.
Giants are 3-12 ATS in their last 15 games in Week 11.
The Eagles are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games as a road underdog of 3.5-10.0. This week's spread is 5 1/2 and climbing.
Other Eagles trends...
Eagles are 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games as an underdog of 3.5-10.0.
Eagles are 13-5 ATS in their last 18 games as a road underdog.
Eagles are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games in November.
Eagles are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog.
Eagles are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 vs. NFC.
Eagles are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall.
Eagles are 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
Eagles are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games on fieldturf.
Eagles are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. loss.
Eagles are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss.
The over/under for Sunday's game is 45 1/2. Since 2009, the O/U is 3-3.
**data courtesy of covers.com