Two division leaders will battle to stay atop the standings as the New York Giants face the Seattle Seahawks.
The Giants defeated the Cincinnati Bengals, 19-17, winning their third game in a row.
The Seahawks beat the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday Night Football, 23-17, and sacked Carson Wentz six times.
Seattle is an 11-point favorite, according to Caesars Sportsbook.
Currently, Daniel Jones is doubtful to play after straining his hamstring last week.
If he is a no-go, Colt McCoy will be the Giants’ starter. Last week in relief of Jones, he went 6-of-10 for 31 yards as the Giants survived in Cincinnati.
Even with a week of preparation, McCoy has been a career backup with a 29:27 TD-to-INT ratio, and doesn’t offer the mobility than Jones gives the offense.
McCoy’s game managing was enough last week, but will it be enough to beat a high-scoring Seattle offense?
Offensive coordinator Jason Garrett has worked with a short-staffed offense all season but is at even more of a disadvantage without Jones.
D.K. vs. Bradberry
The Giants signed free agent James Bradberry to a three-year, $45 million deal this past offseason. He has lived up to that deal and then some, and has been the heart of the secondary in 2020.
He has three interceptions and leads the NFL in forced incompletions with 15.
Bradberry will have his toughest matchup of the season against D.K. Metcalf. Metcalf is coming off a career-high 177 yards on 10 receptions and his fifth 100-yard game of the season.
He has become Russell Wilson‘s top target and presents a tough matchup due to his big frame and explosive speed.
Joe Judge said this week, “You don’t have a lot of guys walking the earth like him,” and Bradberry noted Metcalf will “definitely be a hard matchup.”
The mission will be to stop Metcalf, but the Giants just need to contain him — though, that will still take a top-notch effort from Bradberry.
The Giants had five penalties last week, but two late in the fourth quarter to help give Cincinnati a chance at a game-winning drive.
New York, this season, has been exceptional in not committing infractions, ranking in the top-10 in fewest penalty yards given and first downs allowed via penalty.
Nine of the 11 games this season have been decided by one possession, and besides, last week, the Giants haven’t committed costly penalties in the fourth quarter.
Seattle isn’t a team in which the Giants can be undisciplined and come out with a win.
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