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How Can Giants Rally Off Two Straight Wins?

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Monday night, the New York Giants pulled off an impressive 23-10 win over the Denver Broncos. Given all the injuries at the offensive skill positions, no one really gave the winless Giants a chance. This win showed that Big Blue is not packing it in, and is not feeling sorry for themselves. Building off that huge road win, New York will take that confidence boost back to MetLife. The Seattle Seahawks (3-2) come into town Sunday, looking to crush whatever hope is left in the Giants’ season.

Here are three things that the Giants need to do, to improve to a 2-5 record:

Jump Ahead Early

  • The Seahawks have not been a great road team this season. Seattle is just 1-2 on the road, and New York should look to exploit that. In the two road losses that the Seahawks suffered, Seattle scored a combined 10 points in the first half. Monday night against Denver, New York put up 17 first half points which helped give them a nice cushion going into halftime. This enabled the Giants to rely on their defense, and New York should look to do the same this Sunday afternoon.

Pass Rush is Key

(Photo Credit: Bobby O'Hara/PureSportsNY) Pierre-Paul has had a good season so far for Big Blue

(Photo Credit: Bobby O’Hara/PureSportsNY) Pierre-Paul has had a good season so far for Big Blue

  • Seattle has shared similar offensive line struggles this season. In the two losses this season, Russell Wilson been hit 18 times and sacked four times. Look for Jason Pierre-Paul to build off his monster, three sack game from Monday night. B.J. Goodson and Damon Harrison will also play a huge role in solidifying the pressure of the defensive front. If Wilson can get comfortable in the pocket, it will be a long afternoon for Big Blue.

Don’t Turn The Ball Over!

  • The biggest thing in the NFL that can get you beat quick, is TURNOVERS! The Giants have only had two games this season where they did not turn the ball over. Monday night against the Broncos, the Giants did not cough it up and thus were rewarded with a win. Back in Week 3 against the Philadelphia Eagles, Big Blue didn’t turn the ball over but lost on a game winning 61 yard field goal. The bottom line is, you give yourself the best chance to win when ball security is in check and through smart decisions in the pass game.

Feed the Hot Hand

(Photo Credit: Bobby O'Hara/PureSportsNY) Darkwa has emerged as the Giants' lead back.

(Photo Credit: Bobby O’Hara/PureSportsNY) Darkwa has emerged as the Giants’ lead back.

  • Orleans Darkwa has emerged as the Giants lead back over the past two weeks. At the start of the season, much of the focus was on the ineffective run game from Big Blue. Back in Week 5 against the Los Angeles Chargers, Darkwa led the team with eight carries for 69 yards and a touchdown. Darkwa built off that performance, by putting up another impressive rushing day. Monday night against the Broncos, Darkwa rushed the ball 21 times for 117 yards. With all the injuries at the receiver position, the Giants will need Darkwa to be the workhorse he’s shown he can be over the past two weeks.

Barry Holmes is a Senior Writer for Follow him on Twitter @BHO732

(Featured Photo Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports)


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