New York Giants: Pittsburgh Steelers Week One Matchup Preview

Giants offense, New York Giants. (Photo by Benjamin Solomon/Getty Images)
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If the 2020 NFL season starts on time, the New York Giants will face off with the Pittsburgh Steelers in week one.

Following another disappointing season in 2019, the New York Giants enter 2020 with hopes of simply making strides in the right direction. Going into year two of the Daniel Jones era, the G-Men have added several players to make both sides of the ball a little better in 2020.

Two of the Giants’ biggest problems in 2019 were the offensive line and the defensive secondary. Through the draft and free agents, the Giants were able to make significant steps in the right direction with Andrew Thomas, Matt Peart and Shane Lemieux for the o-line, and Xavier McKinney, Darnay Holmes and Chris Williamson for the secondary, plus the free-agent signing of James Bradberry.

That being said, the Giants did what they could to improve their two biggest weaknesses, now we will just have to wait and see if it paid off. If it turns out the way the Giants wanted to, there’s a good chance the Giants are a lot better in 2020 than they were in 2019, which would make Big Blue fans ecstatic.

The new-look offense will look a little something like this:

If this team can stay healthy, that’s an offense that could legitimately make some noise. In Daniel Jones they have a second-year quarterback who threw the second-most touchdowns by a rookie quarterback in NFL history, they have one of the best running backs in the NFL in Barkley, three solid receivers in Shepard, Tate and Slayton, one of the best tight ends in the NFL in Engram, and an offensive line that will hopefully take a step up in 2020.

So without further ado, here is what the Giants offense might look like against the Steelers defense: