The Dolphins will look to extend their winning streak to five games, as they face the Giants in Miami. Miami is currently the favorite by a little less than a touchdown as the line for this game is five points. Tua Tagovailoa is coming off an impressive performance last weekend as he torched one of the best passing defenses in the league. He is one of the few quarterbacks to throw for over 200 yards against the Carolina Panthers this season. The Giants on the other hand, bounced back from a bad loss to the Buccaneers, as they beat the Eagles last weekend in a defensive game. This article will preview the Miami Dolphins’ Week 13 game against the New York Giants.
Dolphins need to Pressure the quarterback
One key to this game for the Dolphins is to keep up what they have been doing on defense during this four-game winning streak. This is to keep the pressure on opposing quarterbacks. The Dolphins have had a lot of success blitzing. Miami is ranked 13th in sacks this season, as they average 2.3 sacks per game. Dolphins linebacker Jaelan Phillips leads the teams in sacks this year with six and a half. Phillips has a chance to notch one or two more during this game.
Daniel Jones will be out for this game due to a neck injury. Mike Glennon will more than likely be the starting quarterback for the Giants. He has played one game this season against the Cowboys where he passed for 196 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions. He will have his hands full with this Dolphins defense this coming weekend. The Giants also signed former Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm from the Bills practice squad. He could be possibly start too, but Glennon seems like the best option to win since Fromm still needs to learn the offense.
Tagovailoa needs another great performance
Tua Tagovailoa had a great performance last weekend as said earlier. He was very accurate in the game against the Panthers. He didn’t try to force the ball into any tight places and found his open receivers. Tagovailoa is also mobile and can avoid pressure, as he has done as well as anyone, as he is dealing with a struggling offensive line. Tagovailoa needs to do the same in this game against the Giants.
Another key to the Dolphins beating the Giants is to utilize Jaylen Waddle like they did last week. He had his best game all year last weekend as he had well over 100 receiving yards. Waddle is coming into this game with a lot of confidence and that should boost him to another great performance this week, if Tagovailoa can find him.
Giants players to look out for
One of the Giants’ main weapons on offense is Saquon Barkley. Barkley has a lot of open field speed and shows his strength while running the ball as he can break tackles. He had two 1,000-yard seasons in 2018 and 2019 but has since struggled with injuries. He has 260 yards and two touchdowns this season. Another player to watch is rookie Kadarius Toney. He is the Giants’ leading receiver in yardage with 392 yards. He has not scored a receiving touchdown yet, but that will surely come soon. As for defense, Adoree’ Jackson has been great for the Giants in the secondary. He is a great tackler as he has 56 tackles on the year. He also has one interception and has defended seven passes.
This game could go either way. The Dolphins need to play good defense and try not to have setbacks on offense. As for the Giants, they need to focus on finding a way to combat the blitz and score in the red zone, which has been a problem for them all year. This concludes Miami Dolphins’ Week 13 preview.