Sep 13, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; New York Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (41) recovers a fumble by Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Cole Beasley (11) and returns it for a touchdown in the second quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
3. The Giants’ Secondary Is Playing Well
Matt Ryan threw for two touchdowns and two interceptions against the Philadelphia Eagles’ secondary. Even though Ryan produced and won, it is fair to say that he struggled quite a bit throughout the game. The Giants need to take advantage of that.
In more recent years the Giants have had the Falcons’ number. Since 2006, they beat them the last five out of six games they played. If the Giants defense played like it did against the Cowboys, they could definitely take over this game.
The Giants forced turnovers left and right whether it was a fumble or interception. They definitely gave Tony Romo a very hard time, nabbing two interceptions off him. The Giants secondary needs to put on a similar performance if they want to win this game. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is going to continue making the case for his return to being one of the games’ best cornerbacks.
If there’s one thing Ryan it’s good at, it’s throwing the ball down the field. With a receiver like Julio Jones, it’s going to be very hard to stop their passing game. If they take away the Falcons passing game, that’s when Ryan starts to force the ball into tight coverage. The Giants managed to limit Dez Bryant’s game and Jones is going to meet a similar fate.
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