New York couldn’t find a way to climb out of a 14-point first quarter deficit at home against Arizona in Week 7, falling by six points. Despite the loss, New York got a huge boost from the return of star RB Saquon Barkley, who rushed for 72 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries. WR Golden Tate led the way for the receiving corps, hauling in six catches for 80 yards. While it looked like an ideal matchup on paper for TE Evan Engram, it didn’t end up translating to success on the field for the elite pass-catcher, as he only managed one catch for just six yards.
Daniel Jones had another up and down game as he continues to adjust to the NFL level, throwing for 223 yards and a touchdown but also getting picked off once. On the other side of the ball, the Giants got torched on the ground by RB Chase Edmonds, who took over the starting running back role with David Johnson watching from the sidelines due to an ankle injury. However, the secondary did a great job against Kyler Murray through the air, holding the rookie sensation to just 104 passing yards.
The outlook across most Giants betting markets continues to be bleak, as New York dropped from +1700 to +2200 to win the NFC East over the weekend. Their chances of making the playoffs also took a big hit, sliding from +850 all the way down to +1900. The same was also true for the Giants season win total over under prop, as it now sits at just 5.5 games after heading into Week 7 at 6.0 games.
NY Giants Week 8 Preview and Giants Week 8 Odds vs. Detroit
Looking ahead to their Week 8 matchup, New York will hit the road against the Detroit Lions next Sunday afternoon. Detroit is coming off a disappointing 42-30 divisional loss against Minnesota last weekend, so it will be interesting to see how New York’s offense fares against a defense that hasn’t been overly sharp as of late. As things sit right now, the Giants are 7-point underdogs in a game that features a 50-point over/under total.
After entering the game against Arizona at +9000 to win the “Most Regular Season Passing Yards” prop, Daniel Jones continues to hover between +9000 to +10000 at most books. Jones did plummet from +750 all the way down to +1600 to win “NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year”, while Kyler Murray rocketed up to -130 and now sits as the outright favorite through the first seven weeks of the season.
Despite returning after missing multiple games due to a severe high ankle sprain, Saquon Barkley still remains a massive longshot to take down the “Most Regular Season Rushing Yards” crown. He currently is listed at +10000 to win the award after gaining just 309 total yards on the ground up to this point of the season due to his lengthy absence.