The New York Giants will be playing a crucial, playoff-like matchup in Sunday’s Week 16 matchup. New York needs to win this game to stay alive in the playoff race. The Giants will travel to Baltimore to play the 9-5 Ravens who are coming off of a dominant Week 15 performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The Giants on the other hand are coming off of a disappointing loss to the Cleveland Browns. New York scored a total of six points in their Week 15 loss, failing to reach the end zone even once in that game. With Daniel Jones out of the lineup, New York failed to put together any big, scoring plays.
This week, Daniel Jones will return as the Giants’ starting quarterback. New York needs a big game on offense to match Baltimore’s explosive offensive attack. The Giants will need to rely on their offensive playmakers to keep them in this game and give them an opportunity to win. Evan Engram is the Giants’ best playmaker on offense, being selected to the 2021 NFL Pro Bowl, and he needs to have a huge performance to keep New York’s offense afloat against the Baltimore Ravens.
Evan Engram vs the Ravens
The Baltimore Ravens have been slightly above average against tight ends this season. They have only conceded 5 touchdowns to the position this year but have allowed tight ends to gain an average of 51.6 yards per game. Evan Engram is averaging a career-low of 40.9 yards per game this season, so this could be an opportunity for him to have a big performance.
Last week against the Browns, Evan Engram had a decent performance. He was targeted 7 times and hauled in 4 receptions for a respectable 46 receiving yards. This was a solid bounce-back performance for Engram who totaled 40 receiving yards in Week 13 and Week 14 combined.
This week, it was announced that Evan Engram had been selected to the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career. Many Giants fans were confused as Engram is a polarizing player whose inconsistency frustrates fans. Having a clutch, Pro Bowl-level performance against the Ravens is a good way for Engram to prove these disgruntled fans wrong.