Before the NFL season kicked off, the New York Giants were projected to have a grand total of seven wins on the season. They enter a Week 6 clash with Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens, having already accumulated four. To call this come-up "unexpected" wouldn’t even begin to describe it.

How on Earth are the Giants 4-1?

Their woebegone QB has just once thrown for over 200 passing yards in a game. Their projected starting wide receivers, Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney have more rushing yards (23) than receiving yards (22). Chris Myarick — a fullback — is tied for the team lead in receiving touchdowns.

I ask again, how on Earth are the Giants 4-1?

The simple answer is a resurgent Saquon Barkley. The true answer is an intelligent coaching staff placing full trust in a squad no one believed in. Head Coach Brian Daboll has transitioned from the pass-first, second and third approach that he had in his days in Buffalo to a run-heavy bulldozing offense that is second in the league in rush yards per game (179.0). How could you not feed this beast?

New defensive coordinator Wink Martindale has relied on his blitz-heavy man coverage schemes to confound opposing QBs. The Giants give up only 194.4 passing yards per game — good for the eighth fewest in the league. 

The Giants point spread is set at +6 in Week 6 against the Ravens — AKA, NY is projected to lose by 6 or fewer points.

Can this magical run continue? Can Wink guide his defense to foil a quarterback he knows extremely well? Can Saquon carry the load (and my fantasy team) and lead the G-men to a fifth victory in six short weeks? With this team, anything is possible.

If you think the Giants can pull off the win (or keep it within 6 points), consider betting on the Giants to cover the spread at +6. Odds are at -110, AKA bet $11 to make a $10 profit for a take-home total of $21 dollars!

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