New York Giants: Things to watch for against Jaguars

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Dec 21, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) throws against the St. Louis Rams during the first half at the Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants play the Jacksonville Jaguars on Saturday for their second preseason game. In their first preseason game the offense was stagnant and the defense was lackluster to say the very least. The Giants offensive line showed that it was just as concerning as it was last season. The Giants offense was essentially reduced to screen passes and draws when the defenders were a wrecking crew in the backfield an Manning was having a hard time connecting with his receivers.

The Giants are supposed to be one of the most prolific offensive teams in football and it is crucial to see that in this preseason game. The Giants have many weapons and a great quarterback and this is the time to get the preseason tuning out of the way. The Giants defense isn’t expected to be the Big Blue Wrecking Crew again but they need to be  better than they were last week and last season. This preseason game is absolutely a stepping stone for this team.

The Jaguars and the Giants are quite familiar with each other. Last time the Jaguars got the last laugh when they won on a last second field goal after falling behind 21-0. The Jaguars erased the three score deficit to win 25-24. The Giants are looking to play like they did in the first half of that game and not the second. Here are the things we want to see in this exhibition game.

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