This week's Thursday Night Football match-up is one that has no meaning for the New York Giants. It finds the Cincinnati Bengals (5-2-1) hosting the 5-3 Cleveland Browns at Paul Brown Stadium. Game time is 8:25 p.m. ET and the game will be broadcast on NFL Network.
The Bengals are 7-point favorites. Our fearlesss forecaster, Jesse Bartolis, is taking the Browns to cover but the Bengals to win.
Is there a reason for Giants' fans to watch this game? Well, neither the Knicks nor the Nets are playing Thursday night. The Red Bulls don't play their next MLS Playoff game until Saturday. If you're into hockey, the Islanders and Devils are both in action. Still, it's an NFL game between two teams who have chances to make the playoffs.
And, hey, you never know, you might even get to see Johnny Manziel do something other than stand on the sideline in a baseball cap.