A lot of it has to do with them not having Plax anymore (espn showed their stats with and without plax in the red zone, huge difference), plus Justin Tuck isn't practicing this week and isn't healthy (.5 sacks the last 4 games I think they said? and 0 in the 2 games vs. Philly), and Philly didn't allow a rusher to get over 60 yards the last 4 weeks of the season.
They view Philly as the "hot" team right now. And they were the only team to beat them @ NYG this year.
As an Eagles fan, I'm still thinking the Giants will win. I'm about 70/30 on it. But I definately see why the Eagles are being picked by some.
with plax out the philly D has a much shorter field to cover and that can only mean one thing with jim johnson calling the shots for our defense... eli will have a long day. brian dawkins won't have to shade over to help on plaxico and will be free to blitz. i can see him having a huge game with a few sacks.
Ravens win this game. In the last meeting, that completely stuffed the Titans running game and dared Collins to beat him, and he did, btu what are the odds of that happening again? Minute at best. Plus Joe Flacco was only a 5 week starter then in his rookie year, he is better now.
Ravens 20 Titans 10
Cardinals vs Panthers
The Panthers running attack is vasty improved... I dont see much of a game here.
Panthers 38 Cards 17
Chargers vs Steelers
No LT, No win, simple as that.
Steelers 27 Chargers 10
Eagles vs Giants
This is by far the best game of the 4 and could be the Giants toughest test in the playoffs since it is a divisional game.
Im going with the upset in this one even though I would hate too see Philly win...
Eagles 24 Giants 17