New York Giants: 3 Keys to Victory in Week 10 vs. 49ers

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The New York Giants are searching for answers, as they sit at 1-7 on the season. Coming into this season, the Giants looked poised to make some noise in the NFC East.

That hasn’t been the case, as they have had issues on both sides of the ball all year-long. Eli Manning has struggled all year, making the quarterback position an absolute need next off-season.

One of the few bright spots on this team, has been Saquon Barkley, the Giants first round pick. Barkley has flashed signs of being an all-time great if he can remain healthy.

Odell Beckham Jr. is still putting up huge numbers, despite the poor play from under center.

The defense has lacked basically everything, especially a pass rush. Olivier Vernon has returned in the past couple of weeks, but it remains to be seen if he can drastically improve their lack of creating pressure.

In Week 10, the Giants will be coming out of their bye week to face the San Francisco 49ers. The 49ers are a team who lost Jimmy Garoppolo early in the year, to now starting their third-string quarterback.

That third-string, in Nick Mullens (can the Giants use him too?), got them a victory in Week 9. He will start again this week.

If the Giants hope to beat a injury-riddled 49ers squad, they must complete a few key things.