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Buccaneers vs Giants Preview of Week 2 NFL Matchup

Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE


The New York Giants (0-1) will take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-0) at Metlife Stadium. The Super Bowl Champs will look to rebound from an uneven performance in the loss on opening night to the Dallas Cowboys. The Buccaneers will look to keep the momentum going after their week one win vs the Carolina Panthers. Here is what to watch.


What A Rush: The Cowboys rushed for 143 yards against the Giants. The Buccaneers rushed for 130 rushing yards. The Bucs are going to try and run the ball down the Giants throat in this one, using rookie running back Doug Martin and LeGarrette Blount. The Giants also need to run the ball. The Bucs only allowed 10 rushing yards last week. They are a better team when they can run the ball. We’ll see how much time rookie David Wilson gets this week after his early fumble last week


Freeman Can’t Run Free: The Giants pass rush was non-existent. The Giants had three sacks but Tony Romo was able to roam free and get away from the pass rush. The pass rush can make up for their deficiencies in the secondary. It looks like Prince Amukamara will play, however he hasn’t played in couple of weeks and could be a little rusty. The Giants need to get to Josh Freeman.


Good Hands Allstate: The Giants have to hang onto the ball. They can’t have any fumbles, and certainly Victor Cruz can’t have three drops like he did last week. The Bucs were very opportunistic last week, capitalizing on Panther turnovers and will look to do so this week as well.