The New York Giants are at a crossroads in Week 5 of the NFL regular season. Facing an 0-4 start, the Giants are in a must win situation against the NFC East division rivals the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday at MetLife Stadium. One way they can prevent five consecutive losses is getting improved play from the offensive line to allow Eli Manning more time to make plays in the passing game and provide better blocking in the running game.
"We have a big game this week and have to get a win," said Giants rookie offensive tackle Justin Pugh.
Pugh, who was the Giants' first round pick in this year's draft, said the main goal for the team right now it do anything they can to get that win this Sunday against the Eagles.
"We just have to go out there and get that first win, go out there and get that feeling of victory again," noted Pugh. The Giants offense the past two games has only scored a combined seven points.
"Definitely not acceptable," stated Pugh. "We have to put more points up and it will take us out of that late in the games where we have to pass the whole time."
One reason why Big Blue has struggled to produce points is due to the subpar play of the offensive line. Manning has been running for his life back in the pocket, being sacked ten times in the last two games and he has had no time to throw the football to get the passing game going.
"We've got to do our job on offense," noted Pugh "If we had scored more touchdowns, it would have been a different story."
The Giants will need their offensive line and their entire team to play better and score more touchdowns if they hope to beat the Eagles on Sunday and get that elusive first win of the season.
"We just have to go out there and see us get a win on the board," admitted Pugh. "I think once that happens a lot of things will start rolling for us." Lets hope that is the case on Sunday for the rest of the season."