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The New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles renew their NFC East rivalry on Sunday night as many prognosticators foresee a close, hard-fought contest that's up for grabs.
The New York Giants, fresh off a long week of preparation, travel to Philadelphia to face an Eagles team with concerns over the health and play of quarterback Michael Vick as the teams write another chapter in their heated NFC East rivalry on Sunday night.
It's a game that many pundits are split over, save for the agreement that it will likely be a tight, tooth-and-nail battle between 2-1 teams.
SB Nation's Joel Thorman, in his weekly picks, likes the Giants in a 27-23 victory on the road, as he writes that Philadelphia's shaky-at-times offense could be the biggest factor:
"The Eagles' defense was playing well until allowing 27 points to the Cardinals last weekend. Michael Vick and the Eagles' offense haven't been consistent enough to make me think they can outscore the Giants."
Peter King of Sports Illustrated foresees an even-closer contest with the same overall result, however. He writes in his pick, a 24-23 New York victory, that "this comes down to liking Eli Manning to make a few more plays in the fourth quarter than Vick, as simple as that sounds."
The Giants also got a 7-5 picks advantage from ESPN's 12-man panel of football experts but only one out of the three of the selections from Yahoo! Sports' three-man team of Mike Silver, Jason Cole and Les Carpenter, with Cole forecasting a New York road victory.