How to Watch Giants vs. Eagles Online: Thursday Night Football

October 11, 2018 - 10:15 am

It’s only five weeks through the season, but the NFC East has been a disaster thus far. Eagles-Giants at MetLife Thursday night has the makings of an important, yet potentially ugly divisional game, despite the Eagles being 2-3 and Giants being 1-4. A win for the Giants would put them right there in the race and give them the lead in a tiebreaker with the Eagles. There is the potential that the Giants, Eagles, and Cowboys are all tied for second place at 2-4 when the weekend is all said and done, behind the potentially 2-3 Redskins. Ouch. It’s Eagles-Giants, which means it’s always going to be intriguing.

How to Watch Eagles vs. Giants: Week 6
Where: East Rutherford, New Jersey
Start: Thursday, Oct. 11, 8:20 p.m. ET
TV Network: FOX, NFL Network
Radio: WIP-FM (Eagles), WFAN (Giants)
Stream Online: Watch live with fuboTV

The Eagles are off to a rocky start to the season in what they hope is not a Super Bowl hangover. They have lost two straight and three of their last four. All three of their losses have come by six points or less, though. They received some bad news this week with Jay Ajayi being out for the season with a torn ACL. They lost Carson Wentz to a torn ACL last season and they now lose their starting running back this season. Wendell Smallwood and Corey Clement will have to carry the load for an Eagles team that surely is on the phone with the Bills to try and trade for their old pal LeSean McCoy. They will need to go after McCoy or maybe even Le’Veon Bell before the trade deadline at the end of the month. They will rely heavily on Wentz and the passing game against the Giants on the road if they want to get an early hold on first place in the division. They have had Big Blue’s number, winning the last three matchups, and seven of their last eight.

Could the Giants have lost in any more heartbreaking fashion than the way they did last week? Giving up a field goal to end the game after storming back to take the lead is bad...but giving up a 63-yard field goal, one the longest ever, to lose the game is just an absolute nightmare. There were some positives to take from the Giants’ performance, including Eli Manning’s ability to move the ball down the field. In the end, though, a loss is a loss and the Giants just cannot fall to 1-5, and think they have any chance to recover and go at worst, 8-2 the rest of the season. They also really need to get a home win under their belt after dropping their first two. Saquon Barkley has certainly lived up to the hype for this team so far, but the Giants could surely use an improved rushing attack. Barkley has been more of a receiving threat in his five-straight, 100-scrimmage yard start to his career. The offense will have to do it once again without tight end Evan Engram, who will likely make his return when the Giants play in Atlanta in their next game. The Giants hope to get their first home win, their first win against the Eagles in the past four games, and a win to keep their playoff hopes intact to open Week 6 in the NFL.