At this point of the season, the New York Giants are just playing for pride. When you’re 1-6, there isn’t much to be proud of. Hopefully the Giants can improve going forward, even though this year has fallen to the wayside.
There’s been a few positives on the team though. Saquon Barkley in particular, has given them a glimmer of hope for the future. If he can stay healthy throughout his career, he could be up there with the all-time greats.
The reasons for their disappointing start, has actually been the offense around Barkley though. Eli Manning and the offensive line has limited the potential of the Giants offense.
Pat Shurmur has insisted that they believe Manning gives them the best shot at winning games. We’ll see if that holds true as the season continues to unfold.
In Week 8, the Giants will square off against their divisional rival, Washington Redskins. The Redskins are on the opposite end of the spectrum, compared to the Giants.
They currently sit atop the NFC East, having a 4-2 record. The Redskins, unlike the Giants, have actually over-achieved with their current roster.
No one expected an Alex Smith led Redskins team to make any noise this season. So far this year, the Redskins look like the most consistent NFC East team.
If the Giants want to try spoiling the Redskins season, they’ll need to achieve a few key things.