Defense dominated the first six weeks of the NFL season.
But that could all change this week.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is eyeing a return against the Detroit Lions,
while DeAndre Hopkins is set to come back from a suspension with the hopes of kickstarting the Arizona Cardinals’ offense.
The Giants enter Sunday’s matchup with a 5-1 record, three-game winning streak and
still happen to be the underdog. Jacksonville has been trending in the complete opposite direction, losing its last three games.
Don’t let the line deceive you. The Jaguars are in great position to cover.
New York has been methodical on the ground to open the season
, relying heavily on Saquon Barkley and quarterback Daniel Jones for the bulk of its success.
The only game where the Giants didn’t have at least 30 carries and threw the ball over 35 times is also the team’s only loss (Dallas).
With a Jacksonville defense that allows the third-fewest rushing yards per game (89.3),
New York’s offense is going to have to be pass-oriented on Sunday.
And with injuries and inconsistency at the receiving positions, New York won’t be up to the task. The Jaguars grab this one.