4 reasons the NY Giants will record another upset in Week 7

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY – OCTOBER 16: Daniel Jones #8 of the New York Giants calls a play against the Baltimore Ravens during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium on October 16, 2022 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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Despite the NY Giants recent success in defeating the Green Bay Packers and Baltimore Ravens the last two weeks, they somehow open up Week 7 against the Jacksonville Jaguars as underdogs. 

While this does not make any sense, the Giants have had this underdog mentality all season, as no one expected them to be nearly as good as they are, not even the most optimistic of fans. Regardless, throughout the first six weeks of the NFL season, the NY Giants are one of four teams with a record of 5-1 or better.

Even with this in mind, this Jaguars team is not one to overlook. Not only are the Jaguars quite talented, but their offense is ranked in the Top 10 in nearly every statistical category. However, we still expect the Giants to come out of this game victorious. Here are four reasons why the NY Giants will pull of another “upset” and improve to 6-1 on the season.

4. Giants elite pass defense

Despite key losses in the secondary, the Giants have really impressed with their pass defense. This is rather surprising considering the lack of talent outside of Adoree’ Jackson and Xavier McKinney.

While they may not have played the most talented receiving cores in the league, the Giants defense has held up extremely well against elite QBs like Lamar Jackson and Aaron Rodgers. Entering this week, the Giants play a pretty talented Jaguars pass-catching core that consists of Christian Kirk, Marvin Jones, Zay Jones, and Evan Engram.

While this may not be the most talented receiving core the Giants have faced, it is still quite solid. Combine that with a very good QB in Trevor Lawrence, and the Giants secondary could have their hands full this week.

Even with all of the injuries and setbacks the Giants secondary has faced this season, they have still done very well with players like Fabian Moreau and Nick McCloud stepping up and performing at an impressive level.

In six games, the Giants have only allowed 225 passing yards once, this being against the Titans in Week 1. Considering how well the Giants defense played against Jackson and Rodgers in their last two games, it is easy to see that Lawrence may not be too much of a problem. Regardless, it would be very interesting to see how well the Giants defense holds up against the Jaguars offense. Despite facing tougher competition, you never know how things could go down in any game.

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