Darius Slayton grounded?
In the first game between these two division rivals last season, Slayton had the signature performance of his rookie campaign, catching five of eight targets for a career-high 154 yards and two touchdowns.
However, Slayton was facing a patchwork Eagles secondary, and Philadelphia spent much of the offseason fortifying the defensive backfield, so the Giants’ second-year wide receiver could face much tougher sledding this time around.
In all likelihood, Eagles cornerback Darius Slay will travel against Slayton. According to Pro Football Focus, Slay is holding opposing quarterbacks to a 91.4 passer rating when targeting him and receivers are averaging just 10.1 yards per reception on the 23 catches he’s allowed through six weeks.
The Giants might finally be forced to find a different option in the passing game Thursday, after Slayton has accounted for 46 percent of Jones’ passing yards.