Giants vs Buccaneers: Happy Sunday and game day, New York Giants fans. Today, we have a Sunday afternoon matchup between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-6) and the New York Giants (2-7).
The Buccaneers are coming to Sunday’s game following a 16-3 loss to the Washington Redskins last week. Tampa Bay boasts the NFL’s best offense and the league’s 28th-best defense. Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and company, except for last week, are used to playing in shoot-out style games.
The Giants are looking to build their first win streak of the season, following a 27-23 victory over the San Fransisco 49ers last week. The Giants saw Eli Manning have his best performance of the season, as he threw three touchdown passes in the win. The Giants hope that Manning’s performance last week is a sign of good things down the stretch for the veteran quarterback.
Here is how to watch, listen to, and wager on the game. Use this as your open thread.
What: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New York Giants
When: Sunday, Nov. 18
Where: MetLife Stadium
Game time: 1 p.m.
Announcers: FOX — Play-by-play – Thom Brennaman, Color Analyst – Chris Spielman, Sideline Reporter – Shannon Spake
Radio: National — XM: Ch. 229, Streaming: Ch. 829 | Westwood One (Ian Eagle and Tony Boselli) | Tune-In Premium; Giants Radio Network — WFAN 660-AM and 101.9-FM and local affiliates (Bob Papa, Carl Banks, Howard Cross); Giants Spanish Radio — WADO 1280-AM (Nestor Rosario, Frances Adames)
Odds: Even Line [Odds Shark]
Prediction: Odds Shark predicts a 28-25 Giants victory
Online Stream: The NFL app on your phone, smart TV or gaming system with a cable login, Sling TV subscription or free 7-day trial, FuboTV subscription or free 7-day trial.
Weather: 41 degrees at kickoff, mostly cloudy [NFL Weather]
The Bucs take their high-powered offense into the Big Apple to take on the league’s 26th-ranked defense. The Giants are giving up an average of 367.2 yards per game, 244.7 of which is through the air. The Bucs are averaging 452.8 yards per game, which is absolutely ludicrous, and puts them on pace to finish with the most yards in a season in NFL history – yes, ahead of “The Greatest Show on Turf” – by a long shot.
It may be the Bucs’ defense that has its day, led by one man who has a little extra motivation in returning to New York. Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul spent the last eight seasons as a Giant before he was traded by the team to Tampa Bay. While the Bucs are very glad to have him, he leads the team with eight sacks this season, and he is happy to be in Tampa, there’s a little bit of residual emotion leftover from his departure and he’ll be looking to show New York what it’s been missing in his first game facing off against his former team.