The Giants’ Short Passing Game Is Ineffective
Nowhere in the tabloid fodder is there any talk of how the Giants have been relying on finding ways to escape the bunker by small, ineffectual dump passes to Will Tye, Roger Lewis or Victor Cruz. In Week 4’s prime time game against the then-undefeated Minnesota, Manning’s quarterback rating was 63 having gone a shoddy 25 for 45. Yet, the Giants have adopted McAdoo’s offense of bending boards for the last two seasons, and one more is too many.
The reason the Cowboys are at the top of the heap, aside from a strong defense, is that Dak Prescott can hand off the ball to Ezekiel Elliott.
Jennings could be what the Giants need to catch the Pittsburgh off guard, a team usually has a stout defense. Orleans Darkwa and Shane Vereen are on injured reserve. Bobby Rainey has had ball security issues, and Paul Perkins does not have enough experience under his belt.