In many ways it's easy to compare the Giants' rush assault to the Bucs': the big guy takes the bulk of the carries while the shiftier
Now take into account this week's initial injury offerings and things get a little scarier for the New York faithful. Ross is likely sidelined again, and this week he could potentially be joined by starting safeties
Things aren't nearly as bleak in Dallas, but a secondary that allowed 276 yards to Leftwich ought to be at least minimally concerned about a rib injury to
With just 52 offensive plays last week (that's what happens when you score thrice on 40-plus yard plays), offensive coordinator
Now try to imagine squeezing in at least five completions to
In three years against the Giants, Owens had a handful of fine performances, but when you start to count the amount of balls directed his way -- 57 looks in his last six games against New York -- you have to start to ask: at what cost? The Giants' secondary will have to provide a more well-rounded effort this week than they ever did in the T.O. era, and that could be a serious challenge given their aforementioned injury problems.
Every week, I'll lend my thoughts on a few particularly startable or sit-worthy players. Here's who's I like in this Week 1 matchup:
New York showed me nothing new in the passing game against the Redskins in Week 1 and that should cause some worry, especially with their lone improvement,
The Cowboys will try to air it out against a wounded Giants secondary and Manning will be stifled by Dallas's still-potent pass rushers once he's forced to throw.