Although the New York Giants started their season on an inexplicable six game losing streak, the G-Men are coming off two straight wins after victories over the Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles. Granted, those aren’t the more formidable opponents, but a win is a win – especially for the Giants. Shockingly, only four teams in the entire league have a longer win streak than the Giants.
Hoping to end that streak will be the Oakland Raiders who will take the cross-country flight to the Big Apple (well, close enough) this weekend. The Raiders are coming off the wrong end of a blowout against the aforementioned Eagles where they allowed Nick Foles to throw for seven touchdowns.
If the Raiders are to pull out a victory on the East Coast, they’ll need improved play from quarterback Terrelle Pryor who has just one touchdown (two if you include a run) against seven interceptions in his last three games. Things won’t get much easier for the fleet footed quarterback without running back Darren McFadden in the lineup, who is expected to miss the game with hamstring issues.
Meanwhile, for the Giants, they’ll try to push their win streak to three games as they’ve had two weeks to prepare for the Raiders thanks to their Week 9 bye. They’ll come into the game relatively healthy (considering all things) and they’re likely to get Brandon Jacobs back, who has missed the last few weeks due to injury.
It’s a battle of two disappointing teams, but those often lead to some fun shootouts.
Date: November 10
Start Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: East Rutherford, New Jersey
Stadium: MetLife Stadium
TV Info: CBS
Line: Oakland +7.5
Oakland Raiders – 17
New York Giants – 21