3. Giants defense forces multiple turnovers
Ojulari’s ability to generate pressure in Week 12 will have a trickle-down effect on Big Blue’s secondary and their ability to force turnovers. For the most part, the Giants defense has been a silver lining in what has been a truly nightmarish season for the G-Men and their fans.
The Giants average 1.5 takeaways per game, which ranks in the top half of the NFL. Now, they face a Patriots offense that is tied for 21st in the league in giveaways per game (1.6) and 31st in points per game (14.1). Not to mention, the Patriots are having a quarterback controversy, and head coach Bill Belichick has not announced who will be the team’s starter in Week 12.
If Mac Jones starts in Week 12, he has thrown 10 interceptions in 10 starts this season. If it’s Bailey Zappe, Will Grier, or Malik Cunningham, none of whom have started more than two games in their careers, the Giants defense should be able to take advantage of inexperienced quarterbacks with limited offensive playmakers surrounding whoever is under center.
Last week, the Giants sacked Commanders quarterback Sam Howell four times, forcing him into three interceptions in the process. They also forced four fumbles, recovering three of them. Expect more of the same in Week 12 if the Giants want to come out with a win.