WR Darius Slayton – DUD
Slayton was targeted only twice and did not record a catch in Sunday’s win.
Early in the first half, Jones launched a ball deep downfield — that was certainly catchable — but Slayton was unable to haul it in and might have even lost the ball in the sun.
Slayton had been a focal point of the Giants’ offense this season, but he was virtually a nonfactor on Sunday afternoon against the Bengals.
If the Giants are going to have an effective aerial attack over the next three weeks against playoff caliber competition — the Seattle Seahawks, Arizona Cardinals, and Cleveland Browns, in the most pivotal stretch of games they’ll play this season, Slayton is going to need to play a vital role.
Otherwise, defenses will have no reason not to stack the box and take away both the running game and the RPOs that have become the Giants’ bread and butter in recent games.