Saints game will either make or break the NY Giants season
All week long we’ve been hearing from Odell Beckham Jr say the Giants offense was on the verge of breaking out and today he was right. Beckham caught 3 of Eli Manning’s 6 touchdown passes in the Giants 52-49 loss to the Saints. No that’s not a Giants charity basketball score, it’s an actual NFL game.
You would think that if your offense puts up 42 points and your defense chips in with a pick 6 that you would win the game, but not with this defense. This Giants defense is reminiscent of the defenses of the 60’s, not the early 60’s with San Huff and Andy Robustelli, but the later 60’s which gave up 72 points to the Washington Redskins. By the way, the offense scored 42 points in that loss as well.
The Giants had a chance to use this game as a springboard for an incredible finish. Big Blue needs a big finish to keep their head coach and general manager employed. That successful finish still could happen.
The loss keeps the Giants on top of the NFC east with a 4-4 record only now they found their offense, an offense that will be getting back tackle Will Beatty and slot receiver Victor Cruz.
As for the defense, they are only a few weeks away from getting Jason Pierre Paul back to hopefully provide the pass rush that they so desperately need, Prince Amukamara to cover receivers and put Jayron Hosley back on the bench where he belongs and God willing Jon Beason to provide the leadership they paid for at linebacker if only he could stay on the field.
The special teams have been greatly improved this year thanks to Duane Harris who also caught 2 touchdowns today. There’s just something about crucial punt returns that make the punter kick it right to the returner like a moth to a flame. I think it started in 2010 with Desean Jackson. That game was the momentum the Giants used to start their run to win the Super Bowl the following year. Who knows what this game can do now?