After watching nearly four full games of the Giants defense, I've come away with a few trends and patterns that Sean Paytonùas a playcallerùand Drew Brees can take advantage of in Sunday's mammoth matchup of unbeatens. Most prominent among these advantages is the Saints ability to run the football against a less-than-great run defense. The Giants main difficulty in defending the run is being overaggressive and not playing gap-assignment football. Linebackers and safeties over-pursue allowing runners to cut back against the flow of the play and get to the second, and sometimes the third level of the defense. Teams in recent weeks have been unable to take advantage of this flaw, in part because they've been behind early, but also because they were not as talented at the running back positi ...
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