5 NY Giants games Daniel Jones must take advantage of poor secondary play

Daniel Jones should succeed against these secondaries in 2024
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After a disappointing 2023 campaign, the NY Giants will look to bounce back in 2024. With the Giants' schedule officially released and the NFL season around the corner, there are high hopes that quarterback Daniel Jones can turn the page and lead the G-Men back to the playoffs this year. 

For the Giants to finish with a winning record and clinch a playoff berth, the team will need to stay healthy and take advantage of favorable matchups on this year's schedule. The Giants' defense improved significantly this offseason with the additions of pass-rusher Brian Burns and rookie safety Tyler Nubin, but Big Blue's offense will also need to exceed expectations. 

Danny Dimes and the Giants' new-look offense will look to dominate some of the weaker secondaries on this year's schedule. Jones will have the help of a few new additions in rookie wideout Malik Nabers, running back Devin Singletary, and several new faces of the offensive line. 

Last year, the Giants averaged 15.6 points per game, so this team will succeed if they all stay healthy. However, a lot falls on No. 8 under center to win the Giants' no-excuse games this year. Let's look at a few of the worst secondaries the Giants will face in 2024 that they must take advantage of. 

5. Minnesota Vikings

The Giants will open their season at home against the Minnesota Vikings on Sept. 8 and look to start the 2024 campaign in the win column. After quarterback Kirk Cousins's departure and drafting rookie J.J. McCarthy, many things need to be discovered about what this Vikings team will achieve this year.

The team also made several changes on defense. The Vikings did, however, retain starting cornerbacks Akayleb Evans and veteran Byron Murphy Jr. but did add depth at the position with Shaquill Griffin. Evans was benched in two separate games toward the end of last season, and Murphy will now have to compete with Griffin for opportunities that are not guaranteed. 

The Vikings' strength is in the safety position, with Harrison Smith and Camryn Bynum projected as the starters. While Smith and Bynum are coming off solid 2023 campaigns, the Vikings need more depth after the starters, and the Giants' offense can always catch Minnesota's safeties off guard. It will be Week 1, and the G-Men will have the home-field advantage. I expect Danny Dimes and the Giants' offense to expose Minnesota's secondary and start the season with a victory.