The New York Giants start Week 7 as one of the top football teams, which may seem strange. To compete against the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field, they must fly to Florida. They might get one step closer to the NFC East’s unbeaten Philadelphia Eagles with a victory here. Our Week 7 Giants predictions are listed below.
In Week 6, the Giants proved their doubters wrong and continued to astound everyone. With a significant 24-20 victory over the Baltimore Ravens, they improved to 5-1. Even though the Giants have had a solid start to the season, they shouldn’t get comfortable because of the Jaguars. The Giants’ apparent fervour for Brian Daboll’s philosophy and approach is certainly intriguing, but we cannot contest the results. Keep in mind that club defeated the Green Bay Packers and Baltimore Ravens in the previous two weekends. That is not funny.
On the other hand, the excitement of the Jaguars’ season has subsided. In fact, they’ve already dropped three straight games. They had a three-quarter lead against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 6, but ultimately fell short by a score of 34–27.
Here are our four audacious predictions for the Giants’ Week 7 matchup with the Jaguars in light of all of the aforementioned factors.
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4. Wan’Dale Robinson gets 50+ receiving yards
It may be hazardous to put your faith in rookie wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson, but if QB Daniel Jones gives him more opportunities, he just might pay off this week for the Giants. Remember that Robinson missed the previous three games due to a knee ailment before making his comeback in Week 6 against Baltimore. He recorded three receptions for 37 yards and a touchdown during that contest.
Yes, those aren’t All-Pro numbers, but they show some potential for this rookie wide receiver. Be aware that this season, the Giants’ receiving group has been especially unreliable. This means that if Robinson receives additional targets and opportunities to flourish in this game, we shouldn’t be surprised. Remember that the Jaguars have surrendered more than 240 air yards per game as well. That is one of the league’s bottom eight performances. In fact, the Jaguars gave up over 390 passing yards to the Colts last week. This might end up being a rout for the Giants if Jones and Robinson can take advantage of that.
3. Dexter Lawrence sacks Trevor Lawrence
Although the New York Giants defence may not regularly dominate the stat sheet, there are some things they are doing well. One of them is taking the upper hand in battles up front and receiving sacks. They’ve had 13, which is a middle-of-the-pack amount for the season thus far. Dexter Lawrence, their nose tackle, is a monster.
Lawrence’s first three seasons saw him fall short of his potential, but in his fourth season, he is stepping up to a level no one could have predicted. Even veteran NFL offensive lineman Brian Baldinger, who believes Lawrence to be the Giants’ defensive interior’s rock, has expressed appreciation for him. Lawrence has become an exceptional defender thanks to the work of defensive coordinator Wink Martindale.
Be aware that Lawrence has 22 pressures in total over the course of six weeks. In addition, there were 12 quarterback hurries, 12 tackles, four sacks, six quarterback hits, and nine run-game stops. He has had at least one sack in each of the previous three games, and he is also responsible for at least one of the Trevor Lawrence receptions.
2. Daniel Jones gets a triple-digit passer rating
In a victory over the Ravens last week, Giants QB Daniel Jones threw for 173 yards and two scores. Jones completed the game without throwing a single interception, increasing his season total of both fumbles and interceptions to two. Jones has performed well despite suffering serious injuries and other issues with his receiving group. He has completed a career-high 67.3 percent of his throws, as an example.
Saquon Barkley is undoubtedly the focal point of the Giants’ attack this year, but the squad will also pass when necessary. In reality, the Giants have tried 27 passes over the last two weeks. Additionally, in four of their six games so far this season, they have attempted at least 25 passes. It’s fortunate that Jones is a solid quarterback who can lead the way if they do need to take to the air. He just had two games with a triple-digit passer rating, so we anticipate him to do it again against the Jaguars.
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1. Saquon Barkley plays and dominates big time
Saquon Barkley of the Giants continued his outstanding season last week with 95 yards and a score. In a victory over the Ravens, he attempted 22 rushes and caught three passes. Barkley has averaged 23.3 touches per game and should continue to be the focal point of an offense devoid of many other weapons.
Barkley also has a fantastic matchup this week against the Jaguars. Even if the Jaguars normally don’t allow a ton of yards on the ground, they will surely find it tough to stop someone as good and slippery as Barkley.
Yes, there are concerns about Barkley’s shoulder this week, but we still expect he will play and dominate. In fact, we have him going over 100+ yards in this game and getting his fifth touchdown of the season.
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