After two consecutive victories with rookie QB Daniel Jones under center, the New York Giants finally seem like they won’t roll over and die. There’s life in the city again! There’s life for this season! And that’s something to get excited about.
The good news is that WR Golden Tate returns from his four-game suspension. The receiving corps in general is looking healthy and producing. And the Giants offense is in the top-10 in average yards per game (seveenth overall), averaging 403. They haven’t shown much to cheer about on defense this season, sitting 25th among all teams in yards allowed.
Defense is another story. Needing depth at inside linebacker, the team promoting undrafted rookie Josiah Tauaefa from their practice squad. The Giants placed starting inside linebacker Ryan Connelly on season-ending injured reserve on Monday after he suffered a torn ACL. Alec Ogletree (hamstring) and Tae Davis (concussion) missed Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins and their statuses going forward remain uncertain.
Big Blue will face off against Minnesota, which currently sports the sixth-best defense in terms of yards allowed. Their offense is another story, with QB Kirk Cousins having a poor season thus far, even apologizing to wide receiver Adam Thielen this week. Meanwhile, star receiver Stefon Diggs is (sort of) expressing his discontent in Minnesota.
What: New York Giants vs. Minnesota Vikings
When: Sunday, Oct. 6
Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
Game time: 1 p.m. EST
Announcers: Sam Rosen, Charles Davis, Pam Oliver (field reporter)
Radio: SIRIUS: 127 (Min), 113 (NYG) | XM: 388 (Min), 231 (NYG) Tune-In Premium;
Giants Radio Network — WFAN 660-AM, 101.9-FM and local affiliates. Announcers: Bob Papa, Carl Banks, Howard Cross (sideline); Lance Medow, Jeff Feagles and John Schmeelk (pre-game and post-game).
Stations on Giants Radio Network:
Albany, NY — WPYX 106.5FM; Hartford, CT -- WPOP 1410AM; Hartford, CT -- WPOP 100.9FM; Hartford, CT — WCUS 97.9FM; Danbury, CT — WLAD 880AM; Syracuse, NY -- WTLA 1200AM; Syracuse, NY -— WTLA 97.7FM; Corning, NY – WENI 1450 AM; Elmira, NY – WENY1230 AM; Corning, NY – WGMM 98.7 FM; Plattsburgh, NY – WIRY 1340 AM; Rome, NY – WRNY 1350 AM; Utica,NY – WTLB 1310 AM; Utica, NY – WTLB 96.5 FM; Oswego, NY – WSGO 1440AM; Oswego, NY – WSGO 100.1 FM; Binghamton, NY – WENE 1430 AM; Cortland, NY – WIII-FM 99.9; Ithaca, NY -- WIII-FM 100.3; Burlington, VT – WJKS 104.3 FM; Easton, PA -- WEEX 1230 AM; Easton, PA — WTKZ 1320 AM; Finger Lakes (Canandaigua and Rochester), NY – WOKR 1310 AM; Finger Lakes (Canandaigua and Rochester), NY – WOKR 95.5 FM
Giants Spanish Radio — WADO 1280-AM (Nestor Rosario, Frances Adames)
Prediction: Odds Shark predicts a 27-18 Vikings victory
Referee: Clete Blakeman
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Giants 2019 regular season schedule
Week 1 - at Dallas Cowboys (Sept. 8, L 17-35)
Week 2 - vs. Buffalo Bills (Sept. 15, L 14-28)
Week 3 - at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Sept. 22, W 32-31)
Week 4 - vs. Washington Redskins (Sept. 29, 24-3)
Week 5 - vs. Minnesota Vikings (Oct. 6, 1 p.m. ET, FOX)
Week 6 - at New England Patriots (Oct. 10, 8:20 p.m. ET, FOX / NFL Network) Thursday Night Football
Week 7 - vs. Arizona Cardinals (Oct. 20, 1 p.m. ET, FOX)
Week 8 - at Detroit Lions (Oct. 27, 1 p.m. ET, FOX)
Week 9 - vs. Dallas Cowboys (Nov. 4, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN) Monday Night Football
Week 10 - at New York Jets (Nov. 10, 1 p.m. ET, FOX)
Week 11 - BYE WEEK
Week 12 - at Chicago Bears (Nov. 24, 1 p.m. ET, FOX)
Week 13 - vs. Green Bay Packers (Dec. 1, 1 p.m. ET, FOX)
Week 14 - at Philadelphia Eagles (Dec. 9, 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN) Monday Night Football
Week 15 - vs. Miami Dolphins (Dec. 15, 1 p.m. ET, CBS)
Week 16 - at Washington Redskins (Dec. 22, 1 p.m. ET, FOX)
Week 17 - vs. Philadelphia Eagles (Dec. 29, 1 p.m. ET, FOX)