2. Deonte Banks holds Terry McClaurin in check
Despite the Giants' tough loss to the Cowboys, Deonte Banks is excited and ready to play this Sunday. In his rookie season, Banks has showcased his ability to adapt to the NFL's pace, and Sunday offers another chance for him to shine.
Amidst a challenging Giants season, Banks stood out in Week 7 against Washington, charting his first career interception. The acrobatic catch on an overthrown ball was wildly impressive. Wink Martindale unleashed Banks in that matchup, who played over 91% of snaps, successfully containing premier WR1 Terry McClaurin. McClaurin's 6 catches for 90 yards doesn't tell the whole story - as Banks was able to keep him in front and play penalty-free football.
This week, Banks aims to silence McClaurin even more. Banks recognizes each game as a learning opportunity and focuses on continuous improvement. When asked about how his rookie year has gone this far, Banks had this to say:
"I feel like I could lock in a little bit more, you feel me? Look at some of the plays I don't make. Other than that, I feel like I'm having a good year."
With Banks' determined mindset, anticipate a comeback performance as he strives to limit the explosiveness of Washington's passing attack this Sunday.