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Coming away with a victory won’t be easy. The Bucs are still the defending Super Bowl champions and the Giants have their work cut out for them.
Here are three reasons for concern for the Giants in Week 11.
The trends are deceiving
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The Giants have won two of three and Tampa Bay has lost two straight. The Giants are coming off a bye, are well-rested and getting some their top weapons back.
But the facts are the Giants are just 1-3 on the road this year while the Bucs are 4-1 at home. The Giants have lost nine straight games at night, seven since Daniel Jones has taken over for Eli Manning as the starting quarterback.
The oddsmakers have made the Bucs a double-digit favorite in this game and bettors have been respecting that number.
The Bucs' pass rush
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The Giants’ offensive line has had its issues and this week they are in for a perhaps their biggest test. The Bucs’ front seven is among the tops in football with Jason Pierre-Paul, Shaquil Barrett, rookie Joe Tryon-Shoyinka, Lavonte David, Ndamukong Suh and superstar linebacker Devin White.
The Giants will have to pass in this game of they have any designs on winning and that means fending off the above bunch. It won’t be easy.
Brady wants to win this one
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Tom Brady has professed his love of beating the Giants. Yes, we know he wants to beat every team, but it’s the Giants he likes to beat the most. They are the team that topped him in two Super Bowls and he hasn’t forgotten.
Brady is 5-1 against the Giants in the regular season, his most recent win coming last year in his first season as a Buccaneer, 25-23, on Monday night in Week 8.