Lack of Pass Rush
The biggest issue from Daniel’s play on Sunday was that he took four sacks. Most of them were on him as well and were plays Trubisky may have avoided. Fortunately for Daniel, this week he takes on one of the weakest pass rushing bunches in the NFL.
The Giants rank 31st in sacks, leading only the tanking Oakland Raiders. However, by sack rate, the Giants rank 32nd. The only reason the Raiders have fewer sacks than the Giants is that opponents have run the ball on Oakland more than New York. Teams are dropping back at will on the Giants and converting without any pass rush.
Oliver Vernon missed the early portion of the season but has not contributed hugely as a pass rusher. However, in six games he leads the Giants in quarterback hits with eight.
Vernon will be the impact performer to watch for on the Giants defensive line. If they can isolate him, they have plus matchups against every other pass rusher.