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Will the Giants Score a Touchdown?

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Make no mistake about it, everyone knows that the New York Giants have not scored a touchdown this preseason. The Giant offense has not had their primary starters out for extended periods of time. However, tonight against the New York Jets fans can expect to see an entire half from their Giant starters. It has been traditionally known that for every NFL team’s third preseason game, this is where starters get the most reps. There will be no excuse, as Giant fans are itching to see their team hit pay dirt for the first time this season.

The offensive line is going to have to show up to protect Eli Manning, and make a statement that they will be ready to take this team to the next level. With proper protection, Manning should be able to build on the third down inefficiency (8 for 29) that has plagued the Giants thus far.

(Photo Credit: Bobby O'Hara/PureSportsNY) Lewis Jr. not converting on a touchdown in the Giants' first preseason game.

(Photo Credit: Bobby O’Hara/PureSportsNY) Lewis Jr. not converting on a touchdown in the Giants’ first preseason game.

Receivers such as Roger Lewis Jr. and Travis Rudolph are going to need to prove they can get consistent separation, to make an impact on this stacked receiving core. There will be plenty of opportunities for these young receivers in the spread offense, and tonight look to see one of these two receivers make a name for themselves.

Wayne Gallman is someone else to watch out for out of the backfield. Gallman had an impressive 11 yard run in their last preseason game against the Cleveland Browns. It will be interesting to see the amount of reps Gallman gets against the Jets, as well as if he is able to keep the chains moving between the tackles.

Prediction:

(Photo Credit: Bobby O'Hara/PureSportsNY) Engram catching a pass in the Giants' first preseason game.

(Photo Credit: Bobby O’Hara/PureSportsNY) Engram catching a pass in the Giants’ first preseason game.

  • I have said before how much I like this rookie Evan Engram for the Giants. Tonight, Engram will make a play in the red zone to break the touchdown drought this preseason for New York. Engram is a big body, and should be a good red zone target for Manning.

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

 

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