Khalil Mack knew how bad the New York Giants were on offense, and showed it with a great quote.
The New York Giants were by no means lifeless against the Chicago Bears last week, as they managed to rally and put a Saquon Barkley injury behind them to fight their way back into the game. However, the Chicago Bears were not intimidated by Joe Judge, Daniel Jones, or this offense in the slightest, as they teed off on the Giants by blitzing them heavily.
Superstar defensive end Khalil Mack went over to the sideline during yesterday’s game, a game in which he picked up his first sack of 2020, and he referred to this matchup as a “stat game”, implying that the Giants had such a decrepit offensive line that the Bears could look to pad their stats.
Khalil Mack showed the major flaw that will prevent the Giants from winning in 2020
Guard Kevin Zeitler is the only member of this unit that is currently an above-average starter. Left tackle and No. 4 overall pick Andrew Thomas has oodles of talent, but he is still a rookie. Will Hernandez is a great run blocker, but a poor pass protector. Center Nick Gates has been awful, while journeyman right tackle Cameron Fleming a complete turnstile.
Mack and the Bears smelled blood in the water, and they pounced on Jones, sacking him four times and forcing a fumble while also coaxing him into an interception. Deon Bush managed to snag Jones’ errant throw, while linebacker Roquan Smith led the team in tackles with eight. The combination of Chuck Pagano’s creativity and the lack of weapons on offense for the Giants made yesterday a long afternoon for Jones.
If opposing teams are going into games against the Giants with that much confidence, that doesn’t bode well for a team that is already struggling to stay afloat in what could be a very long season.