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New York Giants Week 5 Game Recap and Odds Update

New York Giants NFC East Odds and Over/Under Wins Bet in the Regular season

It was the first subpar outing of the season for standout rookie quarterback Daniel Jones against the Vikings, as he went just 21/38 for 182 passing yards and one touchdown while also throwing a costly interception. Minnesota cruised to a 28-10 victory on the road as the New York offense could only muster a single field goal over the final two quarters of the game. Wayne Gallman was also forced to leave the game in just his second start for the injured Saquon Barkley, so it was Jon Hillman who led the way on the ground with nine carries for just 20 rushing yards.

Darius Slayton was the only member of the receiving corps who made any sort of impact, hauling in four catches for 62 yards and a touchdown. On the other side of the ball, the Giants defense really struggled to defend against the pass, as Vikings WR Adam Thielen torched them for 130 yards and two touchdowns on a team-high seven receptions.

The renewed optimism surrounding the Giants across most betting markets following their two-game winning streak over Weeks 4 and 5 looks to have taken a bit of a hit, as New York’s odds of winning the NFC East dropped to +1200 after starting the week at +1000. Their chances of making the playoffs also decreased, falling to +1080 from +650. Finally, the Giants season win total over under prop also moved from 6.5 games back to 6.0 total wins.

Looking forward to their Week 6 matchup, New York will hit the road to battle the undefeated New England Patriots on Thursday Night Football. As things sit right now, the Giants are massive 16.5 point underdogs in a game that features a 42 point total. While I’m always wary of laying that many points in the NFL, New York could be in for a tough week against a Patriots squad that has outscored their opponents 79-31 over their last three games and has won four out of their first five games by at least two touchdowns. New England has been especially impressive on defense, giving up just 17 points combined over their last two outings.

How did the New York Giants Week 5 Loss Impact Daniel Jones Player Prop Odds?

After entering the game against Minnesota at +9000 to win the “Most Regular Season Passing Yards” prop, Daniel Jones saw his odds tumble to +10000 across most sportsbooks. However, he currently sits at +450 to win “NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year”, trailing only Josh Jacobs (+400) and Kyler Murray (+240).

After missing his second consecutive game due to a high ankle sprain, it was announced that Saquon Barkley may be back on the field sooner than expected thanks to a remarkably quick recovery so far. Barkley continues to be a massive longshot to win the “Most Regular Season Rushing Yards” crown after his injury, as he is now available at +10000 after opening the season as the heavy favorite to win the award.

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