Myles Garrett is a force
With three games left in the regular season the New York Giants are a game out of first place in the NFC East and will desperately need a home win against the Cleveland Browns.
Here are some things to watch this week.
Giants’ offensive line
After a set back last when it came to struggling against the stunts that the Arizona Cardinals’ defense threw at them, I’m sure the Giants’ offensive line will be tested this week against a very good Browns’ defense led by Myles Garrett.
We can only hope that New York offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo will do a good job in just a short period of time in making sure that his unit cleans things up in time for Cleveland on Sunday night.
Browns run game
Like the Giants, the Browns are a run first team but they have a brutal duo with Kareem Hunt and Nick Chubb who are both on pace to surpass the 1,000 yard rushing mark this season.
If New York can somehow slow Hunt and Chubb down and get after Baker Mayfield, they will have a chance.
Daniel Jones/Colt McCoy
Just another week in which we don’t know whether or not Daniel Jones or Colt McCoy will start at quarterback.
if Jones does start I can’t imagine he will be more mobile than he was last week because now he has a sprained ankle to go along with his hamstring injury. If he has time in the pocket he should be fine, but that is a big if this week.
If Colt McCoy starts I would look for the Giants to try and establish the running game in order to set up the pass like they did against the Seattle Seahawks almost two weeks ago. They will have to do the same if Jones plays because it will help tone down the Browns’ pass rush and keep them honest.
Speaking of pass rush, the one guy that could end up wreaking havoc on a young Giants’ offensive line is Cleveland defensive end Myles Garrett.
Look for the Giants to chip him with a running back or tight end to give their offensive tackles some help on the edge.