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The Jets are favored by three points with -155 moneyline odds at DraftKings Sportsbook, in Sunday’s matchup with the Giants.
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This was what the Giants and their fans envisioned after the team acquired Darren Waller from the Las Vegas Raiders in March.
And these were the kind of numbers — seven catches for 98 yards and a touchdown — that so many thought the 6-foot-6, 238-pound tight end would produce.The veteran tight end scored his first touchdown with his new team Sunday to help the Giants end a four-game losing streak with a 14-7 win over the Washington Commanders.
Brian Daboll on the report of him being more involved in offensive meetings pic.twitter.com/pKrDkrInG5— Talkin’ Giants (@TalkinGiants) October 23, 2023
In Taylor's two starts, the Giants have averaged 336.5 yards per game. In Jones' five starts, the Giants offense has only 255.8 yards per game. The Giants offense has averaged only 12.4 points in Jones' starts and 11.5 in Taylor's starts, yet the offense has moved more fluently with Taylor. The offensive line has only allowed six sacks in Taylor's two starts!
New York isn't a good football team, but they have a better chance to win with Taylor right now than Jones.
Giants defense smothers Commanders, shows potential to be driving force behind a turnaround | The Athletic
Defensive coordinator Wink Martindale said last week that the unit’s core players are starting to jell. That burgeoning cohesiveness has been highlighted by multiple players.
“I mean, it starts in the middle,” linebacker Kayvon Thibodeaux said. “You got Bobby (Okereke), you got (Xavier McKinney), you got (Dexter Lawrence), those three lined up, you just understand that they’ve been leading us in a great way and people are buying in.”
Leo talks about blocked field goal
Tyrod Taylor on starting again: Out of my hands, perfectly fine with any decision | Pro Football Talk
Taylor, who was 18-of-29 for 279 yards overall, was later asked if he thinks he’s done enough to warrant more starts.
“Again, that decision is out of my hands and I’m perfectly fine with how, whatever decision is being made,” Taylor said. “My mindset, there is no attitude change. I am going to continue to keep leading in the way I lead, preparing in the way that I prepare and staying ready for the opportunity.”
The Taylor-Hyatt connection
.@Giants hit on some Explosive pass plays in this game…Its a big reason for the W. Is this season in the process of being turned around. Its beginning to have that feel. Is Dabs taking control of offense? Feels Looks Different. #BaldysBreakdowns pic.twitter.com/YmBBEWUsB6— Brian Baldinger (@BaldyNFL) October 23, 2023
Bobby Okereke was once again in the middle of everything. The linebacker made 11 tackles to boost his season total to 64. Okereke is putting together one of the best defensive seasons in all of football. His performances demand more recognition on the national level.
Giants corner Deonte Banks: ‘That’s what they got me for, to make plays like that’ | New York Daily News
More than his first NFL interception in Sunday’s first half, Banks’ resilience down the stretch of this victory stood out.
“That’s what they got me for — to make plays like that,” said Banks. “I ain’t really trippin’ off what nobody says to me because I’m a talker, too. So that sh-t just gives me fuel. That sh-t’s fuel to the fire.”
Banks’ tackling has been a key
Unheralded play on this 3rd down stop by the #Giants just before Leonard Williams' field goal block.— Dan Schneier (@DanSchneierNFL) October 23, 2023
Deonte Banks has to work through the trash and get over it. Excellent recovery speed by Banks and a great tackle that nearly led to a fumble. pic.twitter.com/GZDkD1kki7
Giants’ season remains on life support after Sunday’s win, but reinforcements are on the way | SNY.tv
The Giants should get help on that side of the ball. Quarterback Daniel Jones and tackle Andrew Thomas are expected to return against the Jets. The Giants should also get John Michael Schmitz and Evan Neal back soon, too.
That should stabilize the offense — bring forth more consistency. If competence then follows? This wouldn’t be the first time a Giants season turned with a defensive stop against Washington.
This week’s opponent
The Jets played their last game without cornerbacks Sauce Gardner and D.J. Reed and neither player has been cleared to return to action yet. It’s not clear how many steps remain for either player, but Wednesday will bring an official practice report and any work for either player will be a step toward getting the green light to play against the Giants in Week Eight.
Zach Wilson is about league average on time to throw since being pressured, showing an ability to extend plays. He also is just about league average on estimated points added per dropback, showing an ability to salvage a play gone wrong.
Jets Head Coach Robert Saleh Wants to Keep Team Fresh Mentally and Physically After the Bye Week | NewYorkJets.com
"Nothing drastic, but enough to try to keep our guys both physically, emotionally, mentally involved where they don't feel like it's 'oh here we go again', it's this long day,” said Saleh. ”Just trying to make sure we find that balance where we still hit what we're trying to hit from a preparation standpoint, but again, keeping our guys fresh mentally and physically."
The Jets trade RB Dalvin Cook to the Ravens for a 2025 sixth round draft choice. The Jets and/or Cook may need to revise this contract a bit to lower the amount that travels to Baltimore, but he is believed to be available. His role has already begun to diminish with his new team following Breece Hall‘s return.
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