Giants vs. Falcons Preview: Q&A with Freddie Boston

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Sep 14, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons linebacker Vic Beasley (44) hits Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford (7) as he releases the ball int he second quarter at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The X-Factor Of The Game:

CS: 5. Who do you think the X-Factor player is in this game?

FB: Vic Beasley. The eighth overall pick has been strong every time he’s been on the field in a Falcons jersey, and I can see him making a big impact on this game. Beasley’s lightning burst off the snap makes him a handful for blockers, and he got the better of Jason Peters a few times last week – for a rookie defensive end to do that is impressive.

CS: 6. We never stop talking about the Giants. Give us an outsider’s view on the Giants overall.

The Giants have a lot of potential, particularly on offense. Odell Beckham Jr. is an incredible player and he will tilt the field in the offenses’ favor against many defenses. If Victor Cruz is healthy and gets back to his best, along with Rueben Randle, man this could be a scary offense. Rashad Jennings is a strong running back when healthy, and Shane Vereen is a very useful player to have. I like what Ben McAdoo is doing on offense, but the defense is a little concerning for New York.

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