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Giants Will Look to Turn Fortunes Around in Week 16 Against Colts

Ugly doesn’t begin to describe the New York Giants lackluster outing just 24 hours ago as they were dominated in just about every facet by the Tennessee Titans 17-0 Sunday.

The loss puts New York at 5-9 on the season, and with two games left to play in what’s been a painful season for first-year Giants coach Pat Shurmur, there’s not a whole lot of gold at the end of the G-Men’s rainbow it appears right now.

Fanduel Sportsbook has an early line on the Giants next game, a road tilt at Indianapolis against the Indy Colts, a team that sits at 8-6 after Sunday’s somewhat stunning shutout of the Dallas Cowboys (at least that’s a positive) 23-0.

It was the first time in 15 years that Dallas had put up a goose egg, and the Colts will be looking for that same type of outing at home against the Giants this next Sunday.

The Giants sit as we speak as a 9.5 point underdog for Sunday’s game, and likely for good reason. They haven’t shown the ability of offense to be consistent, and will face a red hot Colts defense that is looking for a second straight solid outing against an NFC East team.

Oddly enough, the Colts are one of just three teams in the NFL that Eli Manning has never beaten (Chargers and Giants are the other two), so there just might be a little motivation there as well for Indianapolis.

Manning 0-3 straight-up against the Colts in his career, which includes going 0-3 against the spread, meaning that if you are laying the odds, it’s probably a safe bet to put some dollars on the Colts in this AFC-NFC showdown.

The Giants need to get back to running the football again, as Sunday against the Titans it was a tough go for rookie running back Saquon Barkley, as he ran for just 31 yards on 14 carries, a putrid 2.2 yards per carry average.

The whole Giants run game stunk up Met Life Stadium, as they ran for just 47 yards on 16 carries on the day, a number that if they are going to compete with the Colts has to improve.

Look for a more competitive effort by the Giants, but at this late stage of the season, it’s fairly obvious that players are already looking at vacation plans, and making offseason golf game dates with their teammates.

It won’t be as bad as Sunday was for the Giants, but it won’t be pretty either.


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