For the third time in five weeks, the New York Giants won’t be taking the field on Sunday. But instead of playing on an off day — Thursday or Monday night — they’re on their bye week. While (most of) the rest of the NFL is playing, the Giants will be resting, relaxing, recovering, and celebrating their win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
But that leaves an open Sunday for Giants fans. Nobody would blame you for unplugging completely, getting off the couch or out of the easy chair and perhaps going for a walk outside. But we’re all fans of the game of football here, so let’s take a look at what games Giants’ fans might want to take an interest in while the Giants have the week off.
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The other choice here was the Washington Football Team against the Cincinnati Bengals. And while watching Joe Burrow might be fun and informative for later in the season, Eagles at Browns is much more important for the Giants. Whether or not the Eagles can win games down the stretch will likely determine who wins the NFC East. And whether or not they can do that will depend on whether they can fix (or at least patch) the problems that made them look so bad last week.
Likewise, the Giants will play the Browns in the final stretch of the season. They won’t have Odell Beckham Jr. but Cleveland remains a talented team. Giants fans will want to see if they can start to fix their own problems which have cropped up following the loss of Beckham to a torn ACL.
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But Herbert isn’t the only exciting rookie quarterback in the NFL. Tua Tagovailoa got the starting job in Miami and Brian Flores has the Dolphins on a fantastic trajectory right now and they could rival the Buffalo Bills for the AFC East crown.
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The Chiefs are always must-watch football whenever you get the chance. The speed and explosiveness of their offense — not to mention Patrick Mahomes — is always a blast. Giants fans might also appreciate the opportunity to cheer on former defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, who still holds a special place in the hearts of many Giants fans.
What games will you be watching today?