The New York Giants are just hours away from a battle with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Here are some bullet points about todays matchup.
The New York Giants are 12-6 all time against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in regular season play. The Buccaneers lost to the Giants in their only playoff meeting. The Giants haven’t played the Buccaneers since 2012.
The Buccaneers have the fourth best rushing attack in the NFL, averaging 131.3 yards per game.
The Bucs have the 11th ranked offense, with 353.3 yards per game.
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Jameis Winston has thrown 7 interceptions in his rookie campaign but has been interception free the last three weeks.
Eli Manning shouldn’t be afraid to play the Buccaneers defense as they have allowed a 300 yard passing performance for three weeks in a row.
Winston may be a rookie but he should be just as unafraid as anybody to play the Giants defense. The Giants defense which gave up over 500 yards and 7 touchdowns to Drew Brees is statistically the worst pass defense in the NFL
The Giants have only taken down the opposing quarterback 9 times which is the worst in the league.
The Giants will hope to alleviate their pass rushing woes with the return of Jason Pierre-Paul. Nobody knows what to expect from Pierre-Paul who is returning to the field after severely injuring his hand with fireworks on the fourth of July.
The Giants will also be without Jon Beason and Prince Amukamara. Beason has been put on season ending IR and Amukamara has missed several games due to injury. According to reports Amukamara is close to coming back though.
The Buccaneers are +2 in the turnover ratio. The Giants are +11 in the turnover ratio.
Eli Manning is on pace to have the best season of his career at least from a stats standpoint. He has 2,126 yards 17 touchdowns and just four interceptions. Manning has completed 66 percent of his passes this season.
Doug Martin and Charles Sims are a very potent combination in the Buccaneers backfield. Martin has 612 yards and 3 touchdowns on the ground. Sims has 206 yards on the ground and 234 yards as a receiver out of the backfield.
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