If the Cincinnati Bengals upset the New York Giants on Sunday afternoon they need to have a successful rushing attack. Why? Because the Giants' suddenly dormant offense will likely wake up against a Bengals defense that is allowing 27.3 points per game.
The Bengals aren't built to go toe-to-toe with the Giants' explosive passing attack, despite both teams being close statistically in this area so far in 2012. Big Blue clearly has the better quarterback in Eli Manning and while Victor Cruz and A.J. Green are comparable, the rest of the Giants' weapons in the passing game are better—despite what the stats say.