Predicting the Giants’ second half of the season
Week 14 NY Giants @ L.A. Chargers
In the NY Giants’ lone west coast trip of the year, they’ll have to go up against 2020 Offensive Rookie of the Year Justin Herbert and the Los Angeles Chargers.
On the surface, the NY Giants match up well in some areas, but not so well in others.
The Chargers currently rank as the worst run defense in the league, and although the Giants overall haven’t been effective running the ball, they figure to have both Saquon Barkley and Andrew Thomas back (barring more injuries), not to mention the emergence of Devontae Booker as a complementary option to Barkley.
On the flip side, the Chargers’ offensive line has done a solid job at protecting Herbert in the pocket, and when the second-year QB is on, he’s hard to stop. Assuming the Giants struggle to get pressure against one of the better pass protection units in the NFL, there’s a good chance the Giants’ secondary gets picked apart.
There’s definitely some upset potential with how up-and-down the Chargers have been this season, but the Chargers’ offense figures some things out prior to this matchup, allowing them to cruise to a victory as Daniel Jones struggles against a top tier secondary.
Prediction: Chargers 31, Giants 16