As was the case against other clubs that use an explosive offense to limit the vulnerability of a porous defense, the Giants hope they can tilt the field on special teams.
Odell Beckham Jr., Andre Williams, Kerry Wynn and Orleans Darkwa each contributed in a big way to the 37-27 road victory over the St. Louis Rams.
The Rams (6-8) present a difficult challenge in St. Louis, specifically because they own the NFL’s most aggressive defense.
OK, take a breath. If you haven’t been paying attention for the past two months – Giants rookie wideout Beckham really is THAT good.
Think back to Week 4. It was a long time ago and one of the highlights of the Giants’ season.
This was the way the Giants should have played all season. Had they done so, they still would be in the playoff picture. Instead, they have to settle for the end of a seven-game losing streak.
The Giants go into Tennessee having lost seven in a row to drop to 3-9, and following another week of sending players to the injured reserve list, which has grown to 20 for the season.
Rock bottom? Maybe so, although the way things have gone for the Giants this season…
So you think it can’t get any worse for the 3-8 Giants? Just imagine if they fall to the Jaguars (1-10) in Jacksonville on Sunday.
The Giants had just five QB hits (including two sacks) and, more importantly, gave Tony Romo WAY too much time to operate in the second half.
The Giants ought to be confident while hosting Dallas Cowboys (7-3) on Sunday night — if only because they played Dallas to a virtual draw in Week 7.
How many different ways can a team fritter away chances to win a game? The Giants (3-7) may have an answer to that question by season’s end.
Nearly a month ago, it appeared the Giants and San Francisco 49ers could be playing an important game at MetLife Stadium. As it turned out, Sunday’s game is important to each team for a different reason.
The Giants failed to take advantage of some early chances to grab a generous lead and the Seahawks made them pay with 24 consecutive points over the final 20 minutes. And then, of course, there was the run defense.
It’s impossible to predict which Giants will show up Sunday in Seattle. But we know one thing for sure – coach Tom Coughlin is bringing a wounded roster to the West Coast.