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NY Giants Rush Feature: WEEK 7 – RUSH or CRUSH

By: Marco Imperati

The Giants are 3-3. Their three wins have left fans excited about what they’re seeing from the offense. The defense has been tough and forced turnovers. The three losses were the complete opposite. The Giants didn’t belong on the field vs Detroit and this weekend vs Philadelphia. In week 2, they continuously beat themselves with turnovers against the Cardinals.

There is no time to mourn. Not a cliché’, but the next game is in fact the most important game. The Giants will play a surging, confident Dallas Cowboys team in a must win game to stay alive in the NFC East.

Let’s take a look at what’s Rushing or Crushing for the New York Giants.

Crush– Victor Cruz. Hard to imagine how far this offense can go without him. Although different injuries, memories of Steve Smith, Jake Ballard and Kenny Phillips remind fans how difficult a comeback this could be for #80.

Rush– Odell Beckham Jr. It is time. Ready or not, too early or too raw, the spark this offense needs, must come from the rookie.

Crush– The amount of trash talk that came out of the Giants locker room leading up to the week 6 game vs Philadelphia.

Rush: Jaron Hosley’s confidence. After dealing with a 4 game suspension and poor preseason, the third year corner moves into a prominent role after the two starting nickel corners, Walter Thurmond III and Trumaine McBride, have been lost to season ending injuries. Not trash-talking, Hosley said this week about the Cowboys testing him, “ I hope they do”, Hosley said. It’s what I’ve been here for. I hope they think I’m, you know, the weak link. I hope they do.”

Crush: Where is Larry Donnell? Is he still in Washington after his 3 touchdown performance? Free Larry Donnell!

Rush: In an absolute collapse vs the Eagles, Eli Manning is doing a solid job and playing mistake free football. Watching Eagles defenders come after him in waves and sack Manning 8 times, it is clear that it was the offensive line and running game that plagued this team last year, not Eli.

Big game. Dallas Cowboys. Road game. In the division. NFC East. Must win.