The New York Giants (1-7) are set to take on the Washington Football Team (2-5) at 1:00 pm est. In their last meeting, the Giants defeated Washington after Ron Rivera decided to go for a two-point conversion and failed. This was the Giants only win thus far on the year. Here are five Giants to keep an eye on.
Slayton is coming off a game that was somewhat ugly between him and Jones. Jones missed him on several throws and Slayton failed to locate the ball on what could have been a touchdown over the middle in the end zone. His last touchdown came against Washington, and their secondary has been a decent bright spot on the team, especially cornerback Kendall Fuller. Look for the Jones/Slayton connection to be established yet again after some fails last week.
Coughlin had his first NFL sack last week against the Bucs. Washington’s offensive line has been an inconsistent group so far this season. With injuries with the Giants edge position, Coughlin has seen snaps increase. Look for Coughlin to take the next step and be a threat in the Giants pass rush that supplied 3 sacks in their last meeting with Washington.
With Freeman sidelined for a second straight week, Gallman should get the start. As many times as Gallman gets an opportunity, it seems that the Giants never give him a true shot at carrying a heavy work load. In their last meeting, Freeman rushed for 61 yards on 18 carries. Gallman has a great burst and can hit the hole with a full head of steam. The Giants offensive line has been becoming more efficient in the run game, look for Gallman to have some good carries. Also expect Gallman to share carries with Alfred Morris and Dion Lewis.
With Ryan Lewis going to IR with a hamstring injury, Issac Yiadom will likely step in his place. Yiadom is coming off an okay game against the Bucs, making a great pass breakup along the sideline. After a rough start to the year with the Giants, it seems like he’s come on a little bit. Yiadom will be likely covering Inman and Sims this week, and Washington would likely target his side. Look for Yiadom to step up and hold his own, and maybe even force a turnover Sunday.
Shane will start his second career game Sunday filling in for Will Hernandez who has been on the COVID-19 list since last week. In his first career start, Lemieux did well in the running game, but had some struggles against the pass. Washington’s front line has been destructive most of the year, but in their last meeting they only got to Jones once. The Giants’ offensive line played one of their better games against the Bucs Monday, another great defensive line and held their own. Lemieux had a great double team block with fellow rookie Andrew Thomas on Gallman’s touchdown. Look for the chemistry to keep improving between the two. If he has another strong outing, you never know if he may take the spot of Hernandez.
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