The (2-3) New York Giants, who are plagued by injuries yet again, head to New England on Thursday night to take on the undefeated (5-0) New England Patriots
The Giants will most likely be without some of their best offensive weapons, including RB Saquon Barkley, WR Sterling Shepard, and TE Evan Engram. Daniel Jones will have to take on a high-powered Patriots defense with little to no help around him, making this an even harder game to win.
The Giants’ defense looked solid in Week 4 against the Redskins before returning to old habits, failing to cover receivers or generate any successful pass rush. They allowed Kirk Cousins to look like the money they’re paying him, going 22/27 with 306 yards and 2 TDs. The Giants defense couldn’t formulate anything similar to what they did the previous week at home against Washington. The offense didn’t help much either, only scoring 3 combined points on 2 back-to-back red zone trips. The game could have been a lot closer if the Giants figured out a way to score touchdowns on Red Zone drives.
New England has been red hot this year, reaching 5-0 after dismantling the Redskins on Sunday, 33-7. The Giants, however, is no stranger to ending an undefeated Patriots season. Daniel Jones looks to have the same success Eli did against New England, making his 3rd career NFL start in Foxboro. This is also Daniel Jones’ first primetime game of his career, so it’ll be important to see how the rookie does against another tough defensive unit.
The Giants will need a miracle to go 3-3 on Sunday, but it’s not impossible. They are only 1.5 games behind both Philadelphia and Dallas for first place in the NFC East, so this is a huge game for their season.
If they lose this game, the season is pretty much over, seeing as the defense needs major improvement before this team goes anywhere beyond 16 games.
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