The Jacksonville Jaguars will travel up to the Meadowlands November 28th to take on one of the toughest NFL defenses in the New York Giants. Is David Garrard the real deal? We will find out when he heads to the home of the New York Giants this weekend. The New York Giants defense has stumbled in recent weeks but this will be a home game they will be keyed up for.
New York Giants Defense vs Jacksonville Jaguars Offense
The defensive line is what makes or breaks the New York Giants defense but their pass defenders have been keeping NFL quarterbacks in check also. The defensive line does deserve some of the credit for the defense holding NFL offenses under 190 yards passing per game. The corners have not given up big plays this season.
Against the run the New York Giants defense is among the top five NFL teams. They are allowing less than 85 yards per game on the ground and this could take away Garrard’s ability to set up the play action pass. Look for a heavy pass rush early in this game and then a flex defense to clog up the short passing lanes.
David Garrard has been putting up big numbers of late and this game against the New York Giants defense will test his fortitude. Garrard has had some big offensive games but the Jacksonville Jaguars passing game is still averaging below 200 yards passing per game.
The Jacksonville Jaguars running game is averaging over 130 yards per game on the ground with Maurice Jones-Drew as their big game back and he will have a tough time grinding out yards against a stout New York Giants defense. The New York Giants defense has the edge over the Jacksonville Jaguars offense.
Jacksonville Jaguars Defense vs New York Giants Offense
The Jacksonville Jaguars defense is decent against the run, giving up just over 110 yards per game but they are hemorrhaging yards against the pass. The defense is giving up over 270 yards against the pass and they are at the bottom of the NFL in total yards given up with 387. The Jacksonville Jaguars must stop the New York Giants run early if they plan on having a fighting chance in this game.
The New York Giants have erased the memories of their sluggish start to the season on offense and Eli Manning is developing into a nice pocket passing quarterback. The knock on Manning in years past has been his lack of leadership but he has adjusted to the spotlight since his first Super Bowl win. Manning’s new number one receiver has been Hakeem Nicks but Mario Manningham has developed into a solid second option.
On the ground Ahmad Bradshaw has been a valuable asset for the New York Giants offense. Bradshaw has knocked out some big games on the ground and the New York Giants and they are averaging almost 150 yards per game on the ground. The New York Giants offense has the edge over the Jacksonville Jaguars defense.
Jacksonville Jaguars vs New York Giants -8.5: Pick Against the Spread & Breakdown
The Las Vegas Hilton Superbook has made the New York Giants an 8.5 point favorite on their home field over the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jacksonville Jaguars are 2-2 against the spread on the road and the New York Giants are 2-3 at home against the spread.
Eight and a half points is a big number in the NFL and the 2-3 record against spread for the New York Giants is a big red flag. Take the New York Giants -8.5 yards over the Jacksonville Jaguars but this is not a strong play based on the number.
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