The New York Giants watched the NFC East rival Dallas Cowboys (3-1) and Washington Redskins (2-2) win over the weekend, while the 3-0 Philadelphia Eagles had a bye. Can the Giants (2-1) match their division rivals with a victory over the 3-0 Minnesota Vikings Monday night at the sparkling new US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis?
Use this to discuss the first half as we find out together. As usual, a second-half thread will be posted as quickly as possible once the first half concludes.
The game is being nationally broadcast on ESPN beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET. See our guide for complete viewing, listening and wagering information.
The Giants lost a Week 16 game to the Vikings last season in Minneapolis, 49-17. That was the game during which Odell Beckham Jr. served his one-game suspension.
The Giants will be missing starters Rashad Jennings, Marshall Newhouse, Darian Thompson, key backups Shane Vereen, Eli Apple and Nat Berhe, and will have Dominique Rodgers-Cromertie for only limited snaps.
All of our Giants-Vikings coverage can be found on our Giants-Vikings Hub Page. Just want Monday’s coverage? See our Game Day StoryStream. During the game, also don’t forget to join the discussion @BigBlueView on Twitter and on the Big Blue View Facebook page.
Giants quarterback Eli Manning is aiming for his third straight 350+ yard passing game ... Beckham has reached 200 career receptions (206) and 3,000 receiving yards (3,035) in 30 games, faster than any receiver in NFL history ... Minnesota defensive end Everson Griffen had three sacks last week ... The Vikings led the league after three weeks with 15 sacks, eight of which were last week vs. the Carolina Panthers.
Enjoy the game, folks! As always, please do your best to remember the BBV rules of the road.