It’s inarguable at this point. The Giants pass rush was insufficient in the first half of the season.

No team had fewer sacks through eight games than the New York Football Giants, who took down opposing quarterbacks 10 times in eight games. Just how bad is that? Twenty-one of the 32 teams had at least twice that total.

Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, the $20 million man whose primary job is to tackle opposing quarterbacks, had one sack. His counterpart Justin Tuck, despite being a force against the run, didn’t do much better. He had 1.5 sacks. Mathias Kiwanuka led the way with 2.5 sacks.

But something tells me after a week of rest and against this opponent, this could be their breakout game.

The ‘Worry Meter’: Could Go Either Way

It’s just not possible right now to go with ‘No Sweat’ when it comes to the Giants’ pass rush. ‘Could Go Either Way’ is about as good as it gets given the results in the first half of the season.

But there is no better opportunity for a breakout game than this Sunday against Terrelle Pryor and the Oakland Raiders, who have allowed the second-most sacks in the NFL. Despite Pryor’s ability to run, the young quarterback holds onto the longer than most. His average time to throw (3.48 seconds according to Pro Football Focus) is by far the longest in the league. As a result, he’s been sacked at least three times in five of his seven starts.