New York Giants vs. Oakland Raiders: Top 5 matchups
By Henry Buggy
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#3 – Orleans Darkwa vs. Raiders LBs
The Giants have the NFL’s seventh worst rushing attack in terms of yards and have scored just three touchdowns on the ground this season. Giants lead running back Orleans Darkwa was unable to get anything going against the Washington Redskins on Thanksgiving night. But he has shown some promise this season.
Darkwa posted three consecutive 70-yard rushing performances prior to the team’s Week 12 loss but faces a tough matchup against Oakland’s 13th ranked rush defense. Raiders middle linebacker NaVorro Bowman leads the way for the Silver and Black and has recorded double-digit tackles in three of the five games since joining the Raiders in October.