New York Giants at New York Jets
New York Giants Preview
The New York Giants have yet to lose to a winless team, but that’s about the only thing going for them heading into a quadrennial clash against the similarly woeful Jets. With Evan Engram and Sterling Shepard out, Saquon Barkley — who racked up 65 of his 95 all-purpose yards on one catch Monday night — could be re-established as the offensive centerpiece. Rookie quarterback Daniel Jones has been turnover-prone, throwing eight interceptions and losing eight fumbles on the season. He has fumbled eight times in the last three games alone. The Giants’ pass defense ranks 25th (263.6 yards per game), narrowly better than the Jets’ (24th, 263.0).
New York Jets Preview
After bottoming out with a 26-18 loss to the previously winless Miami Dolphins last week, the New York Jets can at least salvage local bragging rights — or what remains of those — and send the Giants closer towards their rock bottom. A defense that just got shredded by ex-Jets quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has a chance to regain some confidence against a hollowed-out Giants offense that will be without tight end Evan Engram and wide receiver Sterling Shepard. But any chance the Jets have at victory likely rests on embattled quarterback Sam Darnold snapping out of the funk heâ€™s been in, as he has three touchdowns against eight interceptions in the last eight games. Leâ€™Veon Bell is battling a knee injury but is expected to try to play on Sunday.