At Sports Info Solutions, our Video Scouts chart FBS and NFL football games 40 hours a week. They chart every play of every game in extraordinary detail, becoming experts in team’s tendencies and concepts. So, who better to ask about what to watch for in this weeks upcoming NFL games? This season we will be providing weekly NFL previews of key matchups with insight straight from our Video Scouts and stats from the SIS Datahub Pro.
Andrew McKeon, SIS Football Video Scout, on the Giants:
It’s no secret the Giants offense revolves around Saquon Barkley, which makes one question the lack of carries for him against the Cowboys (Only 11 carries, but for 120 yards and 4 broken tackles). This week, I’d expect an increased workload on the ground and through the air for Barkley. The game should be close, so there should be no “flow of the game” excuse this time.
Saquon Barkley Week 1 Performance Compared to Bills Run Defense Week 1
|Player||Carries||Yds/Carry||Broken Tackles||Points Earned|
|Bills Rush Defense Allowed Week 1||21||2.7||8||-1.8|
Noah Gatsik, SIS Operations Associate, on the Eagles:
The player to watch is Timmy Jernigan, who is taking over starting duties with Malik Jackson out for the season. With Fletcher Cox nearly always drawing a double team, Jernigan has a chance to be one-on-one for most of the game against a second-string guard (due to guard Chris Linstrom’s injury).
Timmy Jernigan’s Performance (2018-2019)
|Pass Rushes||Sacks||Total Pressures||Pressure%|
The Eagles will likely keep the corners on one side of the field, so look for the Falcons to lineup Julio Jones all around to get better matchups to attack, like the undersized Avonte Maddox in the slot.
Avonte Maddox vs. WR’s in the Slot (2018-2019)
|Catchable Targets||Completions||Yards||TD’s||INT’s||Dropped INT’s|
Stephen Marciello, SIS Football Video Scout, on the Patriots:
With only one catch for three yards from TE Ryan Izzo, Tom Brady will continue to rely on his running backs and receiving core. Phillip Dorsett and the rejuvenated Josh Gordon had huge games, along with the reliable Julian Edelman and the possible addition of Antonio Brown should give Tom Brady plenty of options. On defense, the Patriots will look to build on an outstanding performance against the Steelers, having given up only 3 points. Bill Belichick will most likely continue utilizing his deep and productive secondary by having five, six, or even seven defensive backs on the field at the same time.
Patriots Receiving Weapons Week 1 Performance
Tim Nase, SIS Football Video Scout, on the 49ers:
Newly acquired Dee Ford and first round draft pick Nick Bosa bolstered the pass rush. Against a weak Bengals offensive line, the 49ers should see now drop in production this week. One thing that is worrisome is the success the Bengals had against the Seahawks Cover 3 defense, which the 49ers have adopted.
New 49er Pass Rushers Week 1 Performance
|Player||Pass Rushes||Sacks||Total Pressures||Pressure%|
Kendall Mirsky, SIS Football Video Scout, on the Bills:
It was evident in week one that the Bills found their replacement for RB LeSean McCoy, in rookie Devin Singletary. Singletary only had four touches on the ground but managed to accumulate 70 yards on those touches. This efficiency should continue through week two as Singletary’s strength is his vision and elusiveness which plays well with the weaknesses of the Giants front seven as they are stout on the interior but weaker on the exteriors.
Giants Run Defense vs. Runs Off-Tackle or to the Outside in Week 1
(All 4 of Singletary’s Carries were Off-Tackle or Outside)
|Carries Faced||Yards Allowed||Broken Tackles||Points Saved|