GMEN HQ: What is the key matchup in this week’s game?
I’ll go with Carl Lawson vs. Andrew Thomas and Cameron Fleming. Simply put, the Bengals need to have a stellar defensive outing because I don’t anticipate the offense putting up many points with both Joe Burrow and Joe Mixon out.
The Bengals have struggled to generate pressure all year long but if Lawson can take advantage of a young tackle like Thomas, it could turn into a tightly contested low scoring game. On the flip side, if Thomas can hold Lawson at bay, the Giants should be able to put up enough points to put it out of reach for a Finley/Allen led offense.