NFL Week 6 matchups:

USA TODAY Sports Weekly - - INSIDE - Dan Ben­ton

Keys to vic­tory, matchup to watch, pre­dic­tion for ev­ery game.

Thurs­day, 8:20 p.m. ET, MetLife Sta­dium, East Ruther­ford, New Jersey

TV: Fox, NFL Net­work

Danny Sheri­dan’s line: Ea­gles by 3

Ea­gles’ keys to vic­tory: Po­ten­tially fight­ing a Su­per Bowl hang­over, the Ea­gles can stroll into MetLife Sta­dium on Thurs­day and take a ma­jor step to­ward re­claim­ing the NFC East by mix­ing their de­fen­sive looks and pres­sures, seal­ing the edge and ha­rass­ing QB Eli Man­ning. Philadel­phia also can at­tack the Gi­ants over the mid­dle of the field by get­ting lineback­ers iso­lated on RB Dar­ren Spro­les and TE Zach Ertz. This as­pect is cru­cial now that Jay Ajayi is out with a torn ACL.

Gi­ants’ keys to vic­tory: Af­ter an­other less than stel­lar start to the sea­son, New York might have no al­ter­na­tive but to boil ev­ery­thing down to fun­da­men­tals. Against the Ea­gles, Big Blue must keep its head in the game, avoid turnovers and costly penal­ties, wrap up when mak­ing tack­les and oc­ca­sion­ally take a chance like in Week 5, when WR Odell Beck­ham Jr. con­nected with RB Saquon Barkley on a 57-yard TD pass.

Matchup to watch: Gi­ants of­fen­sive line vs. Ea­gles de­fen­sive line. The Gi­ants have strug­gled to find con­sis­tency along their O-line, and it has had an im­pact in each game. While Nate Solder is solid on the left side, Pa­trick Omameh and Chad Wheeler have strug­gled on the right.

Who wins? The Gi­ants aren’t a good team right now. As ta­lented as their ros­ter might ap­pear, they can’t seem to string to­gether any suc­cess or find any level of con­sis­tency. And while the Ea­gles have ex­pe­ri­enced sim­i­lar is­sues on a more mi­nor level, they’re lightyears ahead of the Gi­ants.

Ea­gles, 31-16

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