The Giants get the green light in the red zone.
Respected analytics site Football Outsiders ranks the Giants as the second most effective offense inside the 20-yard line, according to its DVOA statistic which measures a team by comparing each play’s success to a league average. based on the situation and the opponent.
“Generally you want to try to find a trend on what [defenses] do from a coverage standpoint and then try to find a way to create an advantage there in the running game and the passing game, whether it’s changing, making moves, influencing the defense for can -be develop a little more,” said offensive coordinator Mike Kafka.
“They don’t defend the depth of the pitch, so now you have to use the width of it. You may be trying to expand it to run indoors or condense it to run outdoors. We’re going to run the guys back and forth through the formation to create space. There are a lot of things we look at.
The Giants have scored touchdowns on 61.9% of their trips in the red zone this season, down from 44.7% last season without many significant personnel upgrades.
“First and foremost, the players did a good job executing their missions with great attention to detail and the fundamentals and techniques there,” Kafka said.
DT Dexter Lawrence was a full participant on Thursday after his now weekly day off on Wednesday, in order to manage his heavy matchday workload.
CB Adoree’ Jackson (knee), OLB Azeez Ojulari and DL Leonard Williams (neck) were limited entrants. Williams is expected to play, while head coach Brian Daboll said Jackson and Ojulari are “making progress” and “there’s a chance.”
TE Chris Myarick has cleared the waivers and is expected to return to the practice squad. A loophole in the roster will allow the Giants to elevate Myarick for the final two games of the regular season, as each player on the practice squad can be substituted three times. Myarick has played in all 15 games with eight starts, but he is behind Daniel Bellinger and Nick Vannett on the depth chart.