New York Giants: 3 Keys to Victory in Week 7 vs. Falcons

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Offensive Line Must Play Better

The offensive line and Manning are the reasons why the Giants offense is stumbling this season.

It’s surprising that the offensive line is struggling, because the Giants addressed the line heavily this past off-season. They signed Nate Solder and Patrick Omameh, while also drafting Will Hernandez.

This season, the Giants have allowed 20 sacks, which is good for the fifth most in the NFL. Not all of those are the lines fault, as Manning holds onto the ball too long.

Through six games, Manning has gotten 2.61 seconds to throw on average. That isn’t great, but it isn’t the worst in the NFL.

There are 13 quarterbacks who have had less time to throw per pass attempt. Still, it’s an area where the Giants must improve in.

This week, the Giants made another change along the offensive line. They will start Spencer Pulley at center, while moving John Greco to the guard spot. Omameh is the player who is being benched.

The Falcons have just 10 sacks on the year (26th in the NFL), so the Giants should be able to have some success.

The Giants offensive line must start playing better, starting this week. If that occurs, the Giants could be looking at a 2-5 record heading into Week 8.