New Orleans Saints: Jameis Winston has a chance to shine vs. Giants

New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston (2) - Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports
New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston (2) - Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports /

The New Orleans Saints face the winless New York Giants on Sunday and it’s time for Jameis Winston to put up the kind of numbers we all know he’s capable of.

To this point, Winston has failed to throw for over 150 yards in a single game. No, that’s not a typo. Winston’s season-high in passing yards so far has been 148, which he tossed in Week 1.

Now, it’s worth noting that Winston hasn’t been bad by any means. The guy threw five touchdowns in Week 1 en route to a 38-3 victory over the Packers and then had a banged up offensive line blocking for him in Week 2. He threw two touchdowns in Week 3 but again, had a low number of passing yards.

This week sets up nicely for Winston, as he’ll be facing a Giants team that ranks in the bottom half when it comes to pass defense. This should be an opportunity to further expose that unit and pad the stats a bit.

So far, the Giants have faced Teddy Bridgewater, Taylor Heinicke, and Matt Ryan, and have allowed each quarterback to have a nice day at the helm. Combined, they’ve surrendered 802 yards and six touchdowns while hauling in just one interception.

Jameis Winston is poised for a big game against the Giants.

The Giants do have some nice players on the defensive side of the ball, most notably James Bradberry, who has the team’s lone interception on the year. Winston should avoid throwing in Bradberry’s direction if possible because he’ll make the Saints signal-caller pay if he makes a mistake.

We haven’t seen Winston at his full potential so far this season but in his defense, he hasn’t had to be the guy who puts the team on his back. His defense shone bright in Weeks 1 and 3 while Alvin Kamara also did more than his fair share in the run game.

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The match-up this week, however, favors Winston and hopefully, the former No. 1 overall pick can finally have a big day in the passing yards category.