4 bold predictions for the NY Giants Week 4 showdown with Chicago

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (Mandatory Credit: Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports)
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The 2-1 Chicago Bears will travel east to New Jersey on Sunday, where they will go to battle with the 2-1 New York Giants. The Bears, who many thought would be the worst team in the NFL this season, have had a flukey 2-1 start. Chicago defeated the 49ers in a Week 1 monsoon, got blown out by the Packers in Green Bay Week 2, and squeaked out a win over a pretty terrible Houston team last weekend.

Despite averaging just a paltry 17.3 points per game over the first three weeks, the Bears are looking to notch their third victory of the season this weekend. The Giants are in a very similar position to the Bears. Despite some well-documented offensive struggles, the Giants squeaked out victories against Tennessee and Carolina the first two weeks of the season.

Then last Monday night against Dallas, The Giants had an ugly showing in which their offensive line posted one of the unit’s worst performances in a long time. The Giants defense has been strong this season, and despite averaging just 18.7 points, they also have a chance to start 3-1, and set themselves up to be involved in the playoff hunt throughout the rest of the season. Here are four bold predictions for the Giants\Bears battle on Sunday afternoon.

4. Daniel Jones continues his upward trend

Daniel Jones has had a very underrated start to the 2022 season. Jones has completed 59 of his 92 pass attempts for 560 yards and three touchdowns, while adding 125 yards on the ground. Jones has been crucified for his high turnover percentage, and while he has committed three this season, only one of them can be chalked up to a horrible decision: the interception in Tennessee. Jones’ decision-making process has showed significant improvement.

Jones was very impressive in the Week 3 loss to Dallas, and it is fair to say that it was the best Jones has ever looked in quite some time. Jones ran for 79 yards during the loss, while adding 196 yards in the air. Jones was pressured 24 times against Dallas, the most in any game of his career. Despite the constant pressure, Jones showed the most poise and ball protection of his career, making insane off platform throws, including this one:

The Cowboys have a tough defense and Jones had the best quarterback performance against Dallas this season; which is quite the statement considering the Cowboys have already faced Tom Brady and Joe Burrow. Jones has been mighty impressive, and facing a defense that lacks stars, he will shine on Sunday.