4 bold predictions for the NY Giants showdown with the Texans

Kenny Golladay, NY Giants. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
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The New York Giants have their eyes on improving to 7-2 come this Sunday. Entering the Week 10 battle, Daniel Jones has played like a franchise quarterback, Saquon Barkley has regained the NFL’s best running back throne, and the Brian Daboll/Joe Schoen pairing looks like a grand slam hiring.

However, we are only halfway through the 2022 season. Now the Giants enter the stretch run, nine games in nine weeks, where will we learn whether or not the first eight weeks were a fluke or not.

It all starts this weekend when the Giants host the lowly Houston Texans. The Texans enter this weekend’s contest with a porous record of 1-6-1, the worst in the NFL. The Giants are 4-1 all-time against Houston and have won the last four contests. If the Giants want to play late into January or early February, a win against the Texans is mandatory. Here are four bold predictions for the Texans/Giants showdown Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

4. The New York Football Giants whoop the Houston Texans

To put it nicely, the Houston Texans stink. On defense, the Texans rank 19th in points allowed per game, 19th in passing yards allowed per game, 32nd in rushing yards allowed per game, and 30th in total yards allowed per game. If you think that is bad, on offense the Texans are a dumpster fire too. Houston ranks 29th in yards per game, 28th in points per game, 26th in passing yards per game, and 25th in rushing yards per game.

All six of the Giants victories have come by one possession this season, but this is the game the Giants will snap that trend. The Texans are lifeless, and play a lot of bad football. Coming out of the bye week the Giants are relatively healthy, and Daboll will have his boys fired up.

The Giants will get up on the Texans early, and will finally deliver the easy win their fans are craving. The offense, defense, and special teams will all thrive, as the G-Men whoop the Texans 34-17.