Giants at Dolphins Week 13 pick and prediction

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GIANTS (4-7) at Miami Dolphins (5-7)

Sunday, 1 p.m.

Spread: Dolphins -4

Mike Glennon hasn’t won a start since Sept. 24, 2017, and is 2-15 as a starting quarterback dating back to 2013.

It’s a lot to expect him to break that streak on the road against a Dolphins team that has won four straight games.

But Glennon will get the shot when he starts for injured Giants quarterback Daniel Jones, who is officially out on Sunday due to what the team is calling a “strained neck.” And he’ll be trying to revive an offense that has struggled all season and didn’t even get much of a boost last Sunday from the firing of offensive coordinator Jason Garrett — even though new play caller Freddie Kitchens had Saquon Barkley and Kenny Golladay available and made a point of using them both.

Despite that, and despite having Jones at quarterback, they managed just 13 points and 264 yards. And it’s hard to imagine them doing much better against a blitz-happy Dolphins defense that has 28 sacks on the season. They can be vulnerable to big plays, but opposing quarterbacks rarely have the time to make them.

And Glennon, who is far less mobile than Jones, will basically be a sitting duck behind the Giants’ awful offensive line.

Assuming Glennon will be mostly on the run or on his back the entire game, it’ll negate the fact that the Giants otherwise have the weapons to make a blitzing team pay. Glennon will have Barkley, Golladay and tight end Evan Engram, and possibly Sterling Shepard and John Ross, but they’re of no use if the quarterback has no time to put the ball in their hands.

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) in action agains the Carolina Panthers during NFL game at Hard Rock Stadium Sunday in Miami Gardens. Carolina Panthers V Miami Dolphins 31

And the Giants have struggled even against teams that don’t blitz. They’ve struggled even when teams rush only three players. So don’t expect a ton of offense for the Giants — as if anyone sane…


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