The Giants, still winless heading into Week 4, hope that their defense can help them rally to pick up their first victory of the season in Tampa Bay this Sunday.
While New York came in with a highly touted defensive corps, the unit as so far been toward the bottom of the pack statistically, ranking 16th in yards allowed per game (334.3) and 23 in points per game (23.3). This weekend they'll have the task of going up against Jameis Winston, who has thrown for 532 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions. So far this season the Giants have just two takeaways, both of them being fumble recoveries.
"We know they're explosive," Janoris Jenkins said Wendnesday. "On the outside, they've got some big threat receivers. Jameis is going to try to force the ball and get it up anyway he can. He's mobile and he's the leader of the team."
Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson have led the way in terms of receiving for the Bucs, accounting for 283 yards receiving. However, Jenkins believes Winston could be susceptible to throwing more interceptions if the Giants come ready with the right gameplan.
"I mean, he can be prone to it, but you can't hold a guy to what he did last week," Jenkins said. "Each and every week, you only come out to get better and we're just going to do what we've got to do on the back end."