Well then: nothing to see here. It was business as usual in New York this week.
I’ll cut the crap. The New York Giants are potentially at the start of a new era Sunday when rookie QB Daniel Jones makes his first start. Benched is veteran Eli Manning.
There is some silver lining. The Giants and Jones will get wide receiver Sterling Shepard back this Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Shepard missed the Week 2 game against the Buffalo Bills with a concussion.
The receiving corps could also get a boost from the NFL debut of fifth-round pick Darius Slayton, who has been battling a hamstring issue for two months now.
Neither Shepard nor Slayton were on the Giants’ final injury report on Friday. Wide receiver Cody Latimer (concussion) is out and wide receiver Bennie Fowler, who leads the team’s wide receivers thus far with 10 receptions, is questionable with a hamstring.
On the flip side, not much appears to be changing for the Bucs. Jameis Winston looks to continue another average season while third-year wide receiver Chris Godwin is off to a hot start with 174 yards and two touchdowns in two games.
Meanwhile, Mike Evans has 19 receptions for 337 yards (112.3 per game) and two TDs in three career games against Big Blue. He’s gunning for his third straight game against New York with TD catch. Since 2014, he’s one of three receivers with 6,000+ receiving yards (6,192) and 40+ rec. TDs (40). The other two are Antonio Brown and Deandre Hopkins.
What: New York Giants vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
When: Sunday, Sept. 22
Where: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
Game time: 4:05 p.m. EST
Announcers: Kenny Albert, Ronde Barber, Tiki Barber, Sarah Walsh (field reporter)
Radio: SIRIUS: 127 (NYG), 83 (TB) | XM: 382 (NYG), 226 (TB) 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 30-13 Bucs victory
Referee: Bill Vinovich
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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, 4:05 p.m. ET, FOX)
Week 4 - vs. Washington Redskins (Sept. 29, 1 p.m. ET, FOX)
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)