There are several things the New York Giants must do in order to defeat the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. Here’s a look at three keys to victory for New York.
The New York Giants will look to start the season 2-0 for the first time since 2009. In order to do so, they’ll need to do these three things against the Saints on Sunday:
Disrupt Drew Brees:
Everyone knows what Drew Brees did to the Giants defense last year in throwing for 505 yards and seven touchdowns.
The Giants can ill-afford to have Brees have a similar performance on Sunday.
The Giants must pressure Brees and make him feel uncomfortable in the pocket.
When the Giants aren’t able to get to Brees, the front four needs to put their hands up and try to knock down his passes (remember, he’s not the tallest of quarterbacks).
Secondary must be disciplined:
Expect the Saints to try and connect on a couple of deep passes on Sunday.
It’s imperative that the Giants secondary stays disciplined and not get fooled by double moves.
Win the turnover battle:
The Giants have improved tremendously since the Saints 52-49 win last year, especially on defense.
Simply put, the Giants are better than the Saints on paper.
New York shouldn’t lose this game unless they beat themselves by turning the ball over.
The weather could be bad on Sunday so ball security will be vital.