After a disappointing stumble at home in Week 3 against the Washington Redskins, can the New York Giants rebound on Monday Night Football? It won’t be easy as the Giants will be in Minneapolis to face the 3-0 Minnesota Vikings (8:30 p.m. ET/ESPN) in the new and noisy US Bank Stadium.
“It's going to be loud. I'm sure it's not going to be much louder than the Metrodome. I don't know if you can get any louder than that building there,” Giants’ coach Ben McAdoo said.
The Giants face several obstacles this week, with the noise of the indoor stadium being only one.
Minnesota boasts a defense that leads the league in sacks with 15, including eight last week in a victory over the defending NFC champion Carolina Panthers. The Giants are also banged up in the secondary. Two of their top three safeties, Darian Thompson and Nat Berhe are out. The Giants could also potentially be without two of their top three cornerbacks, Eli Apple (hamstring) and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (groin). Offensively, the Giants could be down to third running back Orleans Darkwa. Shane Vereen is on IR and Rashad Jennings missed last week’s game with a thumb injury.
What: Giants (2-1) at Vikings (3-0)
When: Monday, Oct. 3
Where: US Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minn.
Game time: 8:30 p.m. ET
TV: ESPN (Sean McDonough, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters)
Radio: Giants Radio Network — WFAN 660-AM ad 101.9 FM (Bob Papa, Carl Banks, Howard Cross) NOTE: simulcast on Giants.com and Giants mobile app (Local radio affiliates); Giants Spanish Radio — WADO 1280 AM (Nestor Rosario, Frances Adames); National Radio — Westwood One (Kevin Harlan, Kurt Warner, Laura Okmin); Sirius — 88 (WW1), 83 (NYG), 81 (Minn.), 226 (NYG), 225 (Minn.)
Live streaming: NFL Game Pass
Odds: Vikings -5
Out — S Nat Berhe (concussion); T Marshall Newhouse (calf); DT Robert Thomas (illness); S Darian Thompson (foot)
Doubtful — CB Eli Apple (hamstring)
Questionable — RB Rashad Jennings (thumb)’ CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (groin)
Out — DT Sharrif Floyd (knee); TE David Morgan (knee)