New York Giants vs. Baltimore Ravens: Preview, Injury Report, Prediction & More 1
Mitch Stringer, USATSI

Ben McAdoo calls every week “must-win,” Odell Beckham Jr. doesn’t think so. Whatever the case, the New York Giants need a victory Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens.

In boxing, the saying goes you’re only as good as your last fight. Ditto for football.

The New York Giants started 2-0, but have lost three straight since then. After beating the New Orleans Saints for their second win, the narrative was ‘the defense is legit, the offense is coming.

Fast forward to their latest L, an ugly game against the Green Bay Packers, and it’s become ‘the offense is horrible, the defense is horrible, and Eli has to go’.

However you feel, you aren’t wrong.

Big Blue has the personnel on offense to click, at some point, but they’ve been horrible of late. It’s affected the defense. For as good as they were to start the year, you can’t keep asking them to bail out a sputtering offense. They’re spending nearly two-thirds of the game on the field.

The Giants need a win this Sunday, point blank. Anything that can go wrong, has gone wrong in recent weeks. It extends beyond the field. First-year HC Ben McAdoo has stumbled dealing with the media, which is to be expected in New York. He opened a can of worms when he criticized Odell Beckham Jr., leading to a story that dominated headlines league-wide for weeks.

To top it all off, the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys look good again. It’ll be tough sledding ahead for the G-Men, but the Ravens offensive line is a match-up that may lead to a breakout performance for Jason Pierre-Paul and Olivier Vernon.