Pre-Game Giants @ Browns
This is the obvious one. Should see number one overall pick, Myles Garrett, early and often tonight with the 1s playing into the 2nd half. I mentioned this last week, but I want to see him in the game even longer. He had an okay game vs the Steelers (no pressures, no sacks), but I am very interested in how he does against a guy like Garrett.
Haven't been too impressed with Westy over here. He got lucky with Danny Shelton injured and not playing this week, but I want to see the dominant Richburg we are used to.
I think #FlukerTakeover comes out in full force tonight. I watched a replay of last week and he seemed to hold his own and then some. Guy is tenacious.
Eli and Co.
Eli and the starting wideouts have a chance to come out and shine tonight. I know about Beckham and Eli, I'm more concerned with Marshall and Eli. See where they are at with chemistry. Eli and Engram as well, excited to see what they've got for us.
Darkwa vs Perkins
You already know the #FreeDarkwa movement is all systems go. Perkins has a little fire lit under him after last games performance. But Darkwa was out there doing his thing. Let's see how Perkins responds, and how Darkwa continues his momentum.
Guy pops. That's all there is to it. A real FB to lead Perkins or Darkwa through the hole is exactly what this team needs. Ellison is there, but he's not a full-blown fullback. I want the real thing. Keep an eye out.
Donte Deayon vs Valentino Blake
From everything I've seen, Michael Hunter has that 4th CB spot "locked" so now it's up to Deayon and Blake. Blake had a pick on a badly thrown ball last week but seemed to get beat for two TDs afterward. Deayon had a muffed punt, but didn't seem to make any glaring mistakes in coverage. Deayon needs to have a couple big games to prove his worth.
Herzlich, Thomas, Robinson are all out tonight so Munson and Skinner will be getting some real burn in this game. Munson is that Herzlich type of special teams player. On all the special teams units. and impressing in practices. Skinner is an athlete that can play in the hole left by Robinson. Will be interesting to see how both do in their respective LB positions.
Said it last week, and maybe even earlier. I don't think Harris is a lock as a returner, and thus a lock to make the team. Let's see what Rudolph has. The kid has a real shot to make it. Especially if he shows up on offense with Powe out.
Defending the Njoku
David Njoku is a guy many Giants fans wanted, and now they have to watch the Giants defense try to defend him. How do the LBs do? Will we see a three safety set to try and combat what he can do on the field? Njoku sat out last week, so this is his first game to show what he can do on the field.
Where will he play? Safety? Some LB? The special teams units need to be careful of his return talent. I want to see what kind of impact he can have on the game and if the Giants can contain him on specials.