Daniel Jones and Carson Wentz combine for at least five turnovers
Neither one of these quarterbacks are particularly adept at protecting the football.
Daniel Jones’ struggles with turnovers have been well documented. Even after playing his first turnover free game of the season last Sunday against Washington — where he still fumbled twice — Jones has 21 interceptions and 20 lost fumbles in 22 career games. Certainly not ideal.
Meanwhile, Wentz has suddenly become reckless with the football this season, tossing a league-high 12 interceptions and losing a fumble.
The Giants understand that the Eagles have plenty of talented weapons getting back on the field around Wentz, but that doesn’t mean the defense won’t try to goad Wentz into mistakes.
“We’re going to have a couple wrinkles [in the game plan] to keep him reacting,” Judge said Friday. “Instead of making decisions pre-snap to know what we’re doing.”
The Giants seem to have gone to great lengths to limit the amount of downfield shots Jones takes in an effort to limit his opportunities to turn it over. It seemed to work last week, but is it sustainable?
Last time out against the Eagles, Jones tossed an interception while Wentz did as well. Given that both of these defenses seem to be hitting their stride in recent weeks, including the Giants’ forcing five turnovers in last Sunday’s win against Washington, I think it is entirely possible that Wentz and Jones combine for at least five turnovers on Sunday afternoon.