The Giants offense looks like a brand new unit this game. The reality is that the only new piece of the puzzle is that Ereck Flowers is no longer playing. In fact, him not playing has virtually fixed not just the offensive line but the entire offensive unit.
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Chad Wheeler, Flowers’ replacement, has held his own against JJ Watt who is one of the best to do it. Did he get beat for a sack? Yes. But Flowers would have been beaten for 3 by now probably.
The Giants have been able to run the ball very well. Saquon Barkley is having his best game as a pro. Eli is dealing. This team looks refreshed.
Credit Pat Shurmur for seeing that Ereck Flowers is awful and replacing him with literally anyone else. Ben McAdoo would have just stared at his humongous playsheet for the entire game while he continued to bash his head against the wall.
Let’s win this game!