Giant Expectations: Giants at Steelers

The Giant fans will be expecting a lot in Week 13, but will a seventh straight win be in the cards for Big Blue?

The New York Giants may be thriving off a six-game winning streak, but they are headed for a tough matchup in Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday. The Steelers are the favorites to win, coming off a 28-7 victory on the road.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            After last week’s scare against the Browns, the Giants will have to be at the top of their game. Fans should expect a premier matchup with a new sense of urgency walking into Week 13.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       These teams have the ultimate offensive weapons with two of the most elite receivers in the league. Antonio Brown leads all wide receivers with 82 receptions and OBJ is continuing his role as the Giants’ biggest playmaker, recording 8 TDs so far this season. The pair won’t be going head to head, but it will still be fun to compare their performances as two of the most talented guys with big personalities. Both teams will be led by 2x Super Bowl champion quarterbacks. 

The Giants’ defense will truly be challenged for the first time in a while with a tough Steelers’ offense leading their efforts. Big Blue has grazed through most of their matchups, taking advantage of a relatively easy schedule, but yet they are still winning games by a touchdown or less. They narrowly escaped a winless Browns team last week after undergoing some offensive woes early in the game. This week will test their playoff potential, challenging the Giants’ defense to once again step up in tremendous ways. Stopping Antonio Brown will be a difficult task, along with running back Le’Veon Bell, who has recorded three touchdowns in the last three games. Bell can run the ball effectively because of his quickness and great vision and is also a threat as a receiver who is able to break a simple screen pass into a long touchdown.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 This game will be huge for both teams in terms of solidifying a top spot in their division. The Steelers are tied for first place in the AFC North with the Ravens, while the Giants attempt to keep pace with the Cowboys, working toward securing a spot in the playoffs. 

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