12th Man Rising: How do you think the game will go on Sunday and who wins and why?
Danny Friedman: Ultimately, the Giants need to play a near-perfect performance and bring their A-game to Lumen Field if they want any shot of an upset. Colt McCoy is not Daniel Jones and the offense will be custom-tailored to McCoy’s strengths which are different than Daniel’s. The offense will struggle to move the ball and will have to rely heavily on its run game and the receivers must come up with some big plays and key grabs.
Asking the NY defense to stop Russ, a top MVP candidate, is a huge ask in itself. It will be awesome to watch Metcalf and Bradberry go at it as both players have played like All-Pros at their respective positions. Chris Carson is a good, tough back who can make plays with his feet and impact the passing game.
Russ has a tremendous arsenal of weapons to exploit the Giants defense and it’s likely he will break some big plays at some point. This is arguably the most talented offense Big Blue has seen all year and they must come ready for a dogfight. I think it will be closer than some expect, but the Giants lose in Seattle 24-13.