The New York Giants, 4-4 and still in first place in the mediocre NFC East, travel to Florida this week to face rookie first overall pick Jameis Winston and the 3-4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Giants opened as the slimmest of favorites, by a single point. Depending on what service you use, the line has moved to as many as three points after early action.
There was a time when this game might have looked like a respite on the Giants' schedule before they host the unbeaten New England Patriots in Week 10. No more. The Buccaneers come off a 23-20 overtime victory against the 6-2 Atlanta Falcons, and have won two of three. The loss in that stretch was a 31-20 defeat to the Washington Redskins in which Washington overcame a 24-0 deficit to win.
At 4-4, the Giants have their best mid-season mark since they were 6-2 halfway through the 2012 season. Will this season go north or south for the Giants? We begin to find out Sunday in Tampa Bay, with kickoff scheduled for 4:05 p.m. ET.
Will this be the week Jason Pierre-Paul returns to action? Will Prince Amukamara play? Stay with Big Blue View all week as we get you ready for Sunday's game.