New York Giants: Week 1 Opponent overview, matchups, and prediction

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – AUGUST 22: Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants drops back to pass in the first quarter as Chris Smith #98 of the Jacksonville Jaguars defends during preseason action at MetLife Stadium on August 22, 2015 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

How does the Giants offense stack up against the Jaguars defense?

In 2017 the Jaguars had one of the best defenses in the league behind Jalen Ramsey, Calais Campbell and Dante Fowler Jr.

Contrary to that, the Giants had arguably the worst offense in the league, with Odell Beckham Jr, and Brandon Marshall going down with season ending injuries and Sterling Shepard being sidelined for multiple weeks all in the same game.

With Beckham and Shepard back, it will be the first time we see a healthy wide receiver corps for the Giants since Week 5 in 2017. With that and a new addition of Cody Latimer in the slot, it will be a new look Giants wide receiver corps in week one.

The Giants will be running with Odell Beckham, Sterling Shepard and Cody Latimer in the wide receiver slots, Evan Engram in the tight end slot, and Saquon Barkley in the running back slot.

Going up against Jalen Ramsey is the biggest test any offense can face and we will immediately see if Odell can get back to his normal self.

In 2017 (postseason included), Ramsey went for five interceptions, giving him the title of arguably the best cornerback in the game. If Ramsey hasn’t changed at all, which he probably hasn’t, Eli Manning will be put to the test in week one.

This starts the season off with a very intriguing battle.

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