New York Giants: Week Three Matchup and Prediction

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New York Giants Defense vs. San Francisco 49ers Offense

Not only are the Giants going to have a problem on the offensive end with Nick Bosa and Richard Sherman lurking, but they’ll also have their hands full on the defensive side of the ball.

We saw the 49ers offense really take form towards the end of the season last year as Jimmy Garoppolo, George Kittle, Deebo Samuel, and Raheem Mostert led the Niners through the playoffs and into the Super Bowl.

With the exception of potentially Deebo Samuel, the 49ers offense will look the same, and even better in week three with their new additions. Samuel could miss the week three matchup as he continues to rehab from his broken foot.

However, even if Samuel does miss the game, I wouldn’t expect the 49ers offense to slow down at all. With the 25th overall pick, the 49ers took wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk, out of Arizona State. San Francisco took him in hopes of placing him opposite Samuel, but now it appears he will have a bigger role to start the season.

In addition to Aiyuk, the 49ers also signed Travis Benjamin this offseason, who might be important for the Niners without Samuel. With Aiyuk, Kittle, Benjamin, and others, the 49ers will be just fine, even if they don’t have their number one receiver from 2019.

All this, and we haven’t even mentioned running back Raheem Mostert yet. Mostert played a HUGE role in getting San Francisco to the playoffs last season as he went for 220 yards and four touchdowns in the NFC Championship game, helping the 49ers beat the Packers 37-20 to move onto the Super Bowl.

This being said, the Giants are going to have their hands full stopping the 49ers on the ground and through the air, but it’s not impossible, especially if the Niners are without Samuel.