Dolphins vs. Giants: 3 Keys to a New York Win over Miami
The Dolphins are going to be hungry for a win against a Giants team that has to play the New England Patriots at home the week after.
A trap game is a possibility here, but I just don't see it. This Giants team is too good, and this Dolphins team is too bad for the G-Men to slip here.
Unleash the Three-Headed Monster
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The three-headed monster of Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora and Jason Pierre-Paul needs to be unleashed.
Some teams are lucky to have one good pass-rusher, two at best; the New York Giants were lucky enough to draft three.
Tuck and Umenyiora have been sidelined with injures at different times during the season, while JPP has played all six games.
But coming into this week, all three defensive ends are primed and ready to play some football.
Between the three of them, Matt Moore the Miami Dolphins' offensive line is going to have a very, very long game.
Protect Eli Manning
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When the G-Men lost to the Seattle Seahawks, Eli was sacked three times.
The bottom line? The Giants win games when they protect Eli.
With David Baas and Chris Snee getting some time off with the bye, the Giants' offensive line should be rested and ready to protect their franchise quarterback come Sunday.
Establish the Run Game Early
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Ahmad Bradshaw finally broke in the New York Giants' run game with an 104-yard, thee-touchdown outburst against the Bills in Week 6.
It's great that the Giants finally had a successful game running the football, but they still rank 30th in rushing yards.
However, the Miami Dolphins' rush-defense ranks 20th in the league, so there's some hope here.
With Brandon Jacobs' knee swelling almost gone, look for the one-two punch of Bradshaw and Jacobs to move the Giants' rushing attack up a few spots.