By Josh Mansilla (@Manzilla36)
Throughout the 2017 NFL season, NFL handicapper Josh Mansilla will be providing his weekly plays, along with a brief write-up on how he sees the games playing out. We’ll track his picks each week to see how well he assists our readers.
New York Giants -3
Two winless teams face off this weekend and something has to give. I like for the Giants to pick up the win laying the small number at home.
The Chargers have a below average rush defense (18th in the NFL this season per Football Outsiders) and are coming off a week where they allowed the Eagles to run for over 200 yards, a group not exactly known for their rushing attack. I feel like Los Angeles’ less than stout defense should help the Giants balance their offense.
Paul Perkins is clearly not the answer at running back, and the New York coaching staff finally appears to be the last ones to come to that realization. Fourth-round rookie running back Wayne Gallman came into the game last week and provided some spark, running for 42 yards on 11 carries and adding a receiving touchdown. I look for New York to finally establish the ground game, which will help open up their explosive aerial attack with Odell Beckham Jr. and company.
31-24, Chargers. Good luck.
Week 4 record: 0-1; Season record: 2-3