Giants make last minute adjustments before arriving at Twickenham stadium
First it was at the Wembley stadium in London, England in 2007 when the Buffalo Bills defeated the Miami Dolphins in a narrow win. This Sunday will be the Giants turn at Twickenham Stadium where other upcoming attractions are rugby games, business events and more British-themed entertainment.
Bigwigs in this 85,000 capacity sports shrine will be able to enjoy all of the perks of a stadium insulated by the surrounding greenbelt.
"Additionally, our Live Room features a tiered seating auditorium that can hold up to 550 delegates with an integral PA system, lighting rig, a wide range of AV equipment and adjacent Green Room; all supported and serviced by our dedicated and professional staff."
As beat writer James Kratch of NJ.com published on October 19, 2016, Odell Beckham is “day to day” because of an injury to his hip from last week, the tea will have to find ways to win relying the running game.
Since Rashad Jenning’s much anticipated return in last week’s game against Baltimore, he rushed for only 20 yards. He’s no Ezekiel Elliot and part of the reason is that he is not tie enough touches.
According to Pro-Football-Reference.com, Elliot leads the NFL with 194 touches and more than 715 yards in rushing.
Sure, Jennings is capable of making the top ten list when if you look at last year’s statistics, he rushed for roughly 850 yards.
The Giants other items at the top of the meeting agenda
The Giants have other priorities. Thanks to the efforts of one defensive back Janoris Jenkins last week, the team prevented a hail mary-turned touchdown in the fourth quarter. Otherwise, the Giants ended a defensive line that sacks the quarter back at least once per game like other teams are doing.
In this week’s weekly meeting to address the strengths and weaknesses of this 2016 team, an unidentified representative of the Giants staff emphasized preparation for the Rams strong offense.
Since their victory over Detroit last week in the final minute of the game, the Giants learned that even until the final seconds of the game the offense was not ready to throw in the towel. Players such as Carson Wentz and Todd Gurley lead offensively after having a somewhat slow start even though the Rams had the same winning start to the season.
There is some positive news to next week’s game in London. Eli Manning leads the NFL in one statistics, despite not making the top ten lists for quarter back rating, passing, and touchdowns — the best indicators of a players worth to the team.
When the Giants are coming back from behind, Eli leads the league with three victories when his team is trailing late in the game. It is not something to boast about, but it shows how effective just how effective Manning and Beckham can be when the clock is ticking under the two-minute mark in the second half of the match.
On October 2, Wembly Stadium hosted the Cincinnati Bengals leading to a rise in their power rankings and standings in their conference.
This week Twickham Stadium attendees will have a chance to marvel at how a once struggling Yankee team could find a way t outscore the dustbowl Rams near the mid point of the season.