Eli Manning approves of this victory.
Way to go G-Men. First place baby. Heal up quickly DJ.— Eli Manning (@EliManning) November 29, 2020
19-10. See our FULL RECAP.
Bengals pull within two
Brandon Allen hit Tee Higgins for a 1-yard score with 2:33 remaining to pull the Bengals within two points, 19-17. The Bengals went 72 yards in seven plays, using only 1:21.
The Giants stretched the lead to 19-10 with 3:54 to go on a 32-yard Graham Gano field goal. The score was set up by a strip/fumble recovery by Giants safety Logan Ryan.
Giants stretch lead
The Giants converted the Niko Lalos interception into a 39-yard Graham Gano field goal to take a 16-10 lead with 11:39 to play.
What a debut!
Niko Lalos comes up with an interception in his NFL debut.
Daniel Jones injury
The Giants quarterback went down with an apparent right hamstring injury early in the third quarter. [Full story]
The Giants lead, 13-10, as Graham Gano connected on a 40-yard field for the Giants four plays after Jones’ injury.
INJURY UPDATE: Nate Ebner (knee) will not return. #NYGvsCIN— Dan Salomone (@Dan_Salomone) November 29, 2020
Tied 10-10 at the half
The Giants and Bengals will head to the second half tied at 10-10. Daniel Jones is 14-of-23 for 167 yards. Cincinnati’s Brandon Allen is 7-of-10 for 53 yards. The Giants have 223 total yards to 66 for Cincinnati, and lead in first downs, 12-4, and time of possession, 17:57-12:03.
Giants tie it up
Graham Gano sneaks 49-yard FG just inside right upright. Tie game, 10-10, with :21 left in the half.— Big Blue View (@bigblueview) November 29, 2020
The Giants went 44 yards in 11 plays for a 49-yard Graham Gano field to tie the score, 10-10, just before the half.
Bengals take lead
44 yard FG by Randy Bullock puts Bengals ahead, 10-7. Giants are now losing a game they have dominated.— Big Blue View (@bigblueview) November 29, 2020
An Evan Engram fumble when the Giants were driving gave the ball back to Cincinnati. the Bengals took advantage by going 29 yards in nine plays to take a 10-7 lead with 3:37 left in the half on a 44-yard field goal by Randy Bullock.
Nate Ebner injured
INJURY UPDATE: Nate Ebner (knee) is questionable to return. #NYGvsCIN— Dan Salomone (@Dan_Salomone) November 29, 2020
Tie game ... in a hurry: Brandon Wilson took the ensuing kickoff 103 yards for a touchdown to tie the score at 7-7. Wild start to this one.
Giants grab early lead: The Giants went 76 yards in nine plays on their first possession to grab an early lead. Wayne Gallman dove in for the score on fourth-and-1. The big play in the drive was a 53-yard completion from Daniel Jones to Evan Engram that set the Giants up with first-and-goal at the Cincinnati 4-yard line.
That's six rushing TDs for Wayne Gallman in last five games. He had three in his first three years. #NYGvsCIN— Dan Salomone (@Dan_Salomone) November 29, 2020
Undrafted rookie defensive end Niko Lalos, making his NFL debut today, apparently has a big-time fan.
Graham Gano active for Giants
Placekicker Graham Gano is off the Reserve/COVID-19 list and will be active Sunday for the Giants against the Cincinnati Bengals. Gano has made 21 of 22 field goals this season.
Safety Xavier McKinney and linebacker Tae Crowder will also both be active for the Giants. McKinney, the team’s second-round pick, is making his NFL debut. Crowder has been out since a Week 6 hamstring injury.
Undrafted rookie defensive end Niko Lalos, elevated from the practice squad for Sunday’s game, is also active.
Placekicker/punter Ryan Santoso, signed to the active roster in the even Gano was not ready, is inactive.
K Ryan Santoso
ILB T.J. Brunson
DB Montre Hartage
OL Kyle Murphy
DE R.J. McIntosh
LB Trent Harris
Running back Gio Bernard will be active today for the Bengals. Bernard is returning from a concussion.
Actives/inactives:— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) November 29, 2020
— #Colts QB Philip Rivers, RB Austin Ekeler, #Bengals RB Gio Bernard are among those active.
— #Falcons WR Julio Jones and RB Todd Gurley, #Raiders DE Clelin Ferrell are among those out.
Sunday’s game at Paul Brown Stadium against the 2-7-1 Cincinnati Bengals will be the most meaningful regular-season game many of the young New York Giants have ever played in. Win it and the 3-7 Giants will end the day atop the mediocre at best NFC East. A loss won’t end their title chances, but might show us they aren’t quire ready to be a contender.
The Giants have made the playoffs only once, in 2016, over the previous nine seasons.
Draft Kings Sportsbook lists the Giants 6-point favorites.
Football Outsiders has the Giants as the NFC East favorites, with a 33 percent chance of winning the division. FiveThirtyEight’s ELO formula has the 3-6-1 Philadelphia Eagles with a 35 percent chance of winning the division, the Washington Football 29 percent and the Giants at 27 percent.
Giants fans are feeling good about their team, which has won two straight and most recently defeated the Eagles for the first time in nine tries. In our most recent ‘SB Nation Reacts’ poll, 79 percent expressed confidence in the team.
Our weekly Madden 21 Sim is predicting a Giants’ victory. So, too, are all seven Big Blue View writers.
This post will be updated both before and during the game. We will also have first-half and second-half discussion threads for your enjoyment. Follow the Twitter stream at the bottom of the post for live updates.
Find all the information you need to enjoy Sunday’s game below.
- Giants roster moves: Xavier McKinney, Graham Gano, Tae Crowder activated
- Giants vs. Bengals: What should we expect from Cincinnati QB Brandon Allen?
- The ABCs of Giants-Bengals: From Brandon Allen to Zac Taylor
- Which Bengals’ player would you choose for the Giants?
- Giants-Bengals: ‘5 questions’ with Cincy Jungle
- Giants at Bengals: When the Giants have the ball
- Giants vs. Bengals: When the Burrow-less Bengals have the ball
How to watch, listen, wager
What: Giants at Cincinnati bengals
When: Sunday, Nov. 29
Where: Paul Brown Stadium
Game time: 1 p.m. EST
Announcers: Kevin Kugler, Chris Spielman, Laura Okmin (field reporter)
Radio: SIRIUS: 108 (NYG), 135 (Cin) | XM: 384 (NYG), 229 (Cin)
Giants Radio Network: WFAN 660 AM/101.9 FM | Announcers: Bob Papa, Carl Banks,
Pre-game: Lance Medow, Howard Cross, Jeff Feagles, Paul Dottino, John Schmeelk
Post-game: Lance Medow, Bob Papa, Carl Banks, Jeff Feagles
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
Odds: Giants -6.5
Referee: Carl Cheffers