A far too early prediction of the Giants’ 2022 season record
The New York Giants have a tough game to start the season as they visit the Titans, who won the AFC South last season with a 12-5 record.
The Titans have built their success on ball management and strong defense, having the sixth-best defense in the NFL.
Seventh overall pick Evan Neal will have a rough introduction to the NFL, assuming he starts at the right tackle, as he is expected to line up opposite Denico Autry and Harold Landry III, who have combined for 21 sacks and 134 total pressures in 2021.
Daniel Jones could be in for a long day given the Titans’ ability to generate a quick pass and the ability of their long, athletic cornerbacks to get into the New York Giants’ receiver space.
The New York Giants defense looks like it could mesh well with the Titans offense. Adding seven leading players like Kayvon Thibodeaux and Justin Ellis should help keep Derrick Henry in check. Recovering a healthy Blake Martinez should also help the Giants tremendously on the run defense.
In the passing game, the New York Giants should be able to generate a pass-rush with some consistency. The biggest concerns should be in coverage, as the Titans’ larger weapons, like Treylon Burks, could give the Giants smaller fits for cornerbacks.
By having Austin Hooper and athletic rookie tight end Chig Okonkwo, the Titans could cause problems in midfield.
It’s likely going to be a flippy, dragging kind of game to start the year, but that style suits the Tennessee Titans more than the New York Giants right now.
Titans 21 – Giants 10