In the final game before their bye week, the Giants (2-7) will look to snap a five-game losing streak on Sunday. They will face the local rival Jets (1-7), whom they have defeated three consecutive times as the “visiting” team.
Here are five players to watch:
DL LEONARD WILLIAMS: Less than two weeks after he was traded, Williams will face his former team that drafted him sixth overall in 2015. Williams played 47 defensive snaps last week in his Giants debut and recorded three tackles and a quarterback hit.
RB SAQUON BARKLEY: After missing three games with an ankle injury, Barkley has averaged just 2.9 yards per carry over the past four weeks. He and the offense will look to go into the bye week on a high note.
QB DANIEL JONES: He needs two completions to break the franchise’s rookie record (162), set by Charlie Conerly in 1948. Sunday will be his first time facing Jets quarterback Sam Darnold, the third overall pick in the 2018 draft.
TE RHETT ELLISON: With Evan Engram sidelined due to a midfoot sprain, Ellison will likely be more involved as a receiver on Sunday. The veteran tight end has 15 catches for 125 yards and a touchdown this season.
C SPENCER PULLEY: Pat Shurmur, a former college center, has said all along he feels like the Giants have two starting-caliber players at the position. That’s good because Jon Halapio missed practice this week with a hamstring injury, which means Pulley is the next man up. Right tackle Mike Remmers (back) has also missed time, and Nick Gates would start in his place.
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