Good Morning, New York Giants Fans!
With the Giants preparing to take on the Buffalo Bills on Sunday, they will need all of their offensive firepower to overcome a solid defensive opponent.
Big Blue will potentially be without top pass-catcher Sterling Shepard with a concussion and new signing Golden Tate due to suspension. Add in the late injury to Cody Latimer, a calf ailment, and the Giants could be down to the bare bones of their wide receiver corps.
Signing T.J. Jones this week will help supplement the loss of their pass-catchers, but not to a level where they can expect to succeed at a high level. Latimer, who’s a steady No. 2/3 wideout, is expected to be the top option for quarterback Eli Manning, and without him, Bennie Fowler and Russell Shepard will be expected to elevate their games.
However, tight end Evan Engram will be the primary target for Manning and head coach Pat Shurmur will have no choice but to utilize Saquon Barkley early and often. Compared to week one against the Dallas Cowboys, Barkley’s workload will increase against the Bills. He was used sparingly due to a lack of offensive ball control, as the Cowboys led for a majority of the game and were scoring at will.
Despite the defensive woes, the Giants offense didn’t score until the third quarter after their first drive touchdown against the Cowboys and losing two receivers only hurts their chances of elevating their production in week two.
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