New York Giants 2016 Schedule: 5 Games The Defense Needs To Win
By Neal Lynch
Week 10: Monday, November 14th, 8:30 PM vs. Cincinnati Bengals (ESPN)
In 3 games against the Bengals, Eli has a 1-2 record while completing 74 passes on 126 attempts for 705 yards and 1 touchdown against 3 interceptions.
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November 11th, 2012 – Week10 @ CIN, L 13-31
29 completions on 46 attempts for 215 yards, 0 touchdowns, 2 interceptions (56.0 rating)
September 21st, 2008 – Week 3 vs. CIN, W 26-23
26 completions on 43 attempts for 289 yards, 1 touchdown, 0 interception (88.2 rating)
December 26th, 2004 – Week 15 @ CIN, L 22-23
19 completions on 37 attempts for 201 yards, 0 touchdowns, 1 interception (56.2 rating)
This matchup might be the second toughest of the five on this list. You could certainly argue Cincy’s the most formidable opponent. While the Bengals aren’t as tough on Eli as the Vikings, Cincinnati has a slightly better defense and a more potent offense.
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The Orange & Black have a solid quarterback, a top-flight wide receiver, a promising tight end, and two multi-talented running backs. Had they kept their heads in the Wild Card Round against the Steelers, they would’ve given the rest of the AFC’s postseason qualifiers a run for their money.
Dalton’s not crazy mobile, but has been known to pick up chunks of yardage when protection breaks down. Rarely do you see a defense put a spy on him. Double AJ Green, stick Landon Collins on Tyler Eifert, and force Dalton to use Giovanni Bernard and Jeremy Hill to beat you.
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