The Buccaneers are riding a two game-winning winning streak as they head to New York to take on a Giants team that will be lucky to win four games this season.
The Giant’s best player, running back Saquan Barkley, is out for the season with a torn ACL.
Despite their 1-6 record, the Giants have been competitive.
The Giants led the Eagles 21-10 before losing 22-21. They lost to Dallas 37-34. The only win for the Giants this season has come against the Washington Football Team 20-19.
The Giants are still in play to win the NFC East despite their 1-6 record. They trail the Eagles by 1.5 games.
The Giants are 30th in the league in total offense averaging 282 yards a game.
Giants quarterback Daniel Jones is averaging 184 yards a game passing, and the Giants running game is averaging 98 yards a game.
The Giants have a group of good receivers in Golden Tate, Darius Slayton, Evan Engram, and Sterling Sheppard.
This group will represent another challenge for the Bucs young secondary as they continue to Get better game by game.
The Giants running game will struggle to get going against the Buccaneers number one rated run defense. The Bucs are giving up 66 yards a game on the ground.
The Giants offensive line, although much improved from the previous seasons, is still allowing defenses to get to Daniel Jones as he has been sacked 20 times this season.
Jones is a good scrambler and leads the Giants in rushing with 296 yards.
Davonta Freeman, whom the Giants picked up in September after the Barkley injury, will miss the game against the Bucs with an ankle injury.
Wayne Gallman will start in his spot. Gallman has 110 yards and a touchdown on the season.
Jason Pierre-Paul is looking forward to a return trip to New York and talked with reporters this week about returning to MetLife Stadium to face the Giants.
“You already know they made a mistake. When I left there, I got 12 1/2 (sacks) that year. When I came back from a broken neck, I got 8 1/2 that year. And I’m having an amazing season this year. It’s not that I’m trying to show them they made a mistake. It’s just a fact that I know I wasn’t washed up or finished up. So this (Monday), I have to show them. It’s my old team.”
“I’m coming for their necks, man. They know that. Jason Pierre-Paul ain’t going nowhere. I’m going to Monday Night Football and going to destroy the Giants. That’s what I want to do as an individual. But I still have a love for them.”
It could be a long night for Giants quarterback Daniel Jones.
For the Buccaneers receiver Chris Godwin is out with a fractured finger after suffering the injury in the game against the Raiders. Antonio Brown is in Tampa practicing with the team but is not eligible to play until the following week against the Saints.
The Giants defense will have their hands full trying to shut down this high powered Buccaneer offense.
The Buccaneers are averaging 31 points a game, good for third in the NFL, and show no signs of slowing down.
Could this be a letdown game for the Bucs as they look ahead to their game Sunday night against the New Orleans Saints?
Arians said that won’t be the case. The Giants have their undivided attention.
“Anybody in this league can beat you on Sunday if you don’t bring your a-game. We’ll talk about it all week. We’re playing the Giants this week on a long week. Then we have the Saints on a short week, so we better be focused on what we’ve got at hand.”
If the Bucs beat the Giants, this will be the best start by a Bucs team through the first eight games of the season.
The Bucs are a 12 point favorite against the Giants. I see no reason why it would be this close.
I look for Tom Brady and the offense to continue to be one of the elite offenses in the league and they will put up a lot of points against the Giants.
Bucs win 38-10.