3. Protect Daniel Jones
The Giants offensive line has been bad in 2023. Historically bad. Pro Football Focus has the Giants listed at 32nd in the NFL, last in the NFL. Fans have been quite frustrated with the play from the guys up front and injuries have been a nightmare too.
In the loss to the 49ers, the Giants line did allow just two sacks on Daniel Jones. However, he was under pressure the entire game and having to get rid of the football quickly. Without Saquon Barkley available due to his ankle injury, it limited a lot of the offensive options the Giants were able to use on the field.
In the first three weeks of the season, Jones has been under pressure in 46 percent of the times he’s dropped back to pass. Again, we’ve been talking about a historically bad Giants offensive line that is young and making mistakes. It’s also been missing its two best players on the line for the last two weeks in Andrew Thomas and Ben Bredeson.
Bredeson has been cleared from the concussion protocol. As for Thomas, his status for MNF is uncertain. He wasn't able to practice on Friday due to his hamstring injury and it now feels like a long shot that he'll be able to play. That will be bad news for Danny Dimes if AT can't suit up.