Leonard Williams, Dalvin Tomlinson, Kyler Fackrell all produce at least one sack
The Giants’ front-seven was built to stop the run, but on Thursday night, it could turn into a race to Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz.
Wentz has already been sacked 25 times this season, and the fact that the Eagles’ offensive line has been decimated by injuries could lead to a perfect storm for the Giants’ defensive line and linebackers to pile on this week.
“I think for him, he’s done an amazing job out there,” Giants linebacker Blake Martinez said of Wentz Monday. “You watch him on film, he’s still doing the Carson Wentz things that you see non-stop. Obviously, last week almost led the comeback against the Ravens. Little things here and there that I think they’re trying to iron out with the new guys in the game. You can start seeing that they’re getting their groove going. For us, it’s going to be a task that we don’t allow this Thursday to be that game for them.”
Leonard Williams and Kyler Fackrell are tied for the team-lead with three sacks, and I wouldn’t be surprised if both end up adding multiple sacks to their respective totals against the Eagles. Further, this feels like the game Dalvin Tomlinson picks up his second sack of the season.
The Giants’ chances of beating the Eagles starts with dominating up front, pressuring Wentz, and forcing him into mistakes, and I think that Philadelphia’s injuries up front combined with the talent the Giants field along the line and at linebacker set up for a three-plus sack performance from the Giants’ top rushers.