It seems to simple, so obvious to this fan. To beat the G-Men this weekend, the Eagles have to RUN the ball. Will the pass obsessed Reid follow this game plan? His game planning history says no, but his November/December winning percentage says he does what it takes to win.
If for no other reason than to keep McNabb healthy and away from the Giants pass rush, the Eagles should make running the rock a priority. But can the Eagles run against the G-Men? If you look at the past 4 match-ups against NY, the numbers shout YES!
In 2006, Westbrook had 306 combined rushing yards in 3 games against the Giants (also had 108 receiving yards, 4 TDs). In 2007, B-West had 116 rushing yards (an 38 receiving, 1 TD), while Buck posted 103 yards (and 35 receiving) in the other match-up.
The holes that weren't there against Seattle need to be there for B-West and Buck this week. The OL needs to up their game. As Reid always preaches, games are won and lost up front. We have the talented backs to win the battle, and if nothing else, the Eagles have the size advantage with their OL. On paper we should win.
Need motivation, how about running the rock down the throat of ex-Eagles, and draft bust McDougle? I don't hear anyone missing him now.