Even at their lowest factors, the Giants have been in a position to beat Washington. Daniel Jones is 2-0 with six landing passes and — get this — no fumbles in his two begins on this sequence. If the Giants can’t maintain down the Kyle Allen assault, one thing is mistaken. Can’t lose ’em all, proper?
Giants 24, Washington 13
Washington DE Chase Young vs. Giants LT Andrew Thomas
This may very well be the primary of a decades-long duel between these two. Younger went No. 2 total within the 2020 draft and is a prototypical menacing edge rusher. He has 2.5 sacks and missed the final sport with a groin harm. Simply the Giants’ luck that Younger is again. He has 10 tackles, two quarterback hits, three tackles for loss and one compelled fumble.
Thomas is just not coming off a robust exhibiting and is getting beat on inside strikes, which severely restricted the place Daniel Jones can step up within the pocket.
“I’m positive Andrew’s gonna be fired up for it,’’ offensive line coach Marc Colombo stated. “I’m positive they’ll each be fired up for it. I don’t suppose I’m gonna should push him additional this week. However he’ll be prepared for the problem.’’
Man down: That is the primary time in three years the Giants should go an prolonged interval with out Lorenzo Carter (ruptured left Achilles tendon). Carter as a rangy outdoors linebacker is actually not a feared participant, however he was the very best the Giants placed on the sphere. This implies extra Markus Golden, final 12 months’s sack chief with 10. Kyler Fackrell, a wise free-agent signing from the Packers, performed 65 of the 66 snaps on protection final week, and he should prepared himself for every-down motion in Carter’s absence.
“I believe that would be the plan transferring ahead, at the least that’s what I’m getting ready for,’’ stated Fackrell, who had a 46-yard interception return for a landing towards the Cowboys. “I don’t thoughts it. I would favor to be on the sphere.’’
Seventh heaven: Similar to that, rookie Tae Crowder bought 74 p.c of the defensive snaps final week at inside linebacker. Think about this the continuing quest to search out somebody at this spot. Crowder, out of Georgia, was the 255th participant taken within the draft, making him “Mr. Irrelevant,’’ although for now he’s related for the Giants.
“His largest factor is he must get somewhat extra play power, proceed to realize weight,’’ inside linebackers coach Kevin Sherrer stated of the 235-pound Crowder. David Mayo was activated off injured reserve and provides some muscle.
Nothing to gaffe about: Right here is the factor with the Giants: They can not afford to provide away factors or fail to safe factors due to brutal errors. They don’t seem to be gifted sufficient to get well. They coughed away seven factors final week when a Daniel Jones fumble was returned for a landing. It was a blind-side hit on Jones, however he has to do higher.
“That was the right storm,’’ quarterbacks coach Jerry Schuplinski stated. “On a few of these performs, after they get you I believe it’s our duty to grasp while you’re bought and simply sort of say, ‘It’s over,’ and attempt to cowl it up as finest we are able to and go down.’’
Acquainted face: Some guys by no means appear to get outdated. Can or not it’s Landon Collins is simply 26? The Giants’ second-round decide in 2015 is in his sixth NFL season and, after a lot profitable in school at Alabama, is entangled in shedding within the NFL. He was 25-39 with the Giants and is 4-17 in his 21 video games since signing a six-year, $84 million take care of Washington. Collins is third on his staff in tackles with 32, together with three for losses, and has one interception after not getting any final 12 months. This isn’t precisely excessive drama — although Collins final 12 months in his first sport towards the Giants practically got here to blows together with his substitute, Jabrill Peppers.