Big Blue’s offense once again got the job done.
New York scored on five of their eight drives. The team also led seven campaigns into Jacksonville territory as they did their best to control the field position battle. And while there were several shortcomings, especially when the Giants failed to convert from inside the five, much of this can be blamed on one department.
It is clear that the receiving core is holding back this offense from its true potential. The group severely lacks talent and this was shown on Sunday with the five-plus drops and overall lack of separation created.
However, outside this personnel group, the Giants are looking like a playoff-caliber team. The offensive line improved throughout the game opening up more and more rushing lanes while only allowing one sack. Saquon Barkley also had a slow start but ended up with another amazing stat line, rushing for 110 yards while catching four passes for 25 yards.
The true game-changer for this offense in Week 7 was Daniel Jones. The quarterback posted his second 200-yard passing game of the season as he finished with 202 yards and one touchdown through the air. However, that’s not all. Jones also was an exceptional rusher, totaling 107 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries.
This true dual-threat ability from the former first-round pick causes defenses to second-guess themselves and was a major reason for the Giants scoring 23 points. Not to mention, Jones also notched his fifth game-winning drive of the season, the most in the NFL.