New York Giants Try To Bounce Back On The Road Against The Bengals
The New York Giants (6-3) were on a four game winning streak before losing 24-20 to the Pittsburgh Steelers last Sunday. They will have every opportunity to get back on the winning track this weekend against a struggling Cincinnati Bengals (3-5).
The Giants just couldn’t get the offense moving in their defeat to the Steelers. QB Eli Manning threw only 10 completions for just 125 yards and an interception while unable to find a rhythm. Their running game didn’t do much to take the load off the struggling star QB’s shoulders with only 68 total yards on the ground. Throw in big play receiver Victor Cruz getting injured after being leveled on a late hit on an incomplete pass in the end zone, the Giants had seen better days.
It wasn’t just the offense not playing up to par as head coach Tom Coughlin called his defense soft in the post game interview. The Giants defense gave up 349 yards total yards of offense, 191 passing, and 158 yards rushing. They can rush the passer all day with Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora, and Jason Pierre-Paul who combined for four sacks. But stopping the run has been another story ranking 19th in the league and giving up 118 yards per game average.
They won’t have to worry much about the run game against the Bengals as they rank 26th in the NFL in rushing with only 95.9 yards a game. This should allow the Giants offensive line to feast on Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton.
The Cincinnati Bengals were close to snapping a three game losing streak last week, until a fourth quarter rally by the Denver Broncos led by QB Peyton Manning. Bengals sophomore QB Andy Dalton played well going 26/42 for 299 yards a touchdown and an interception but it would not prove enough against the veteran star Manning.
The Giants defense should be able to give the Bengals QB Andy Dalton fits all day with their star pass rushers. Their offense will pick it up from last game and cover the four point spread listed by BetDSI Sportsbook with the Bengals having trouble generating much offense against the great pass rushing defense of the Giants.