Last week was perhaps the ugliest performance in the history of Giants football. They got blanked by an 0-2 Carolina team and didn’t get into triple digits in offensive yards until the Panthers took the pedal off the metal in the fourth quarter. They also surrendered tons of yardage and, oh yeah, missed a short field goal. It was the kind of thing you don’t expect to see from a Giants team. So what’s next for this club as they try to get things back on track? This week, they head to KC to take on a very good Chiefs team.
The Chiefs have had a long time to prepare, as they played the Eagles last Thursday night. They’re currently looking great on offense and defense, and it appears that the team is really buying into the Andy Reid offense. This Chiefs team is getting good QB play, but more than that, they’re running the ball and using their many weapons. This looks like a complete team and just might look like the kind of team that can take it all the way to the Superbowl.
New York has to bounce back at some point, though it’s anyone’s guess when that point will be. As of now, they’re struggling in every phase of the game. The one thing to remember when making your NFL picks, though, is that Tom Coughlin has a strong record of getting his teams back on track when they start off slow. If you’re ready to write off the Giants, this just might be the week they put it together. One thing stopping them from that is their inability to block up front. Eli Manning got sacked almost 10 times last week, and the blocking looked like a bad high school.