The New York Giants return home take on an AFC South opponent in the Tennessee Titans today at 1:00 p.m. at MetLife Stadium. The teams last met on Dec. 7, 2014 in Nashville’s Nissan Stadium, when the Giants won, 36-7.
A win on Sunday would improve the Giants’ all-time record against the Titans to 7-5, including 4-2 at home. A victory over the Titans would also improve the Giants’ all-time record against AFC opponents to 110-90-1, including 58-44 at home.
Series Meetings: 11
Overall Record: 6-5
GIANTS: WR Odell Beckham Jr. (out; quad).
TITANS: RB David Fluellen (out; knee), LB Brian Orakpo (out; elbow) and TE Cole Wick (out; shoulder).
GIANTS: WR Odell Beckham Jr. QB Kyle Lauletta DB Tony Lippett S Kamrin Moore C Evan Brown TE Garrett Dickerson DT John Jenkins
TITANS: OLB Brian Orakpo RB David Fluellen TE Cole Wick G Aaron Stinnie OL Austin Pasztor DE Matt Dickerson RB Jeremy McNichols
PREVIEW AND PREDICTION:
The 5-8 Giants welcome in Marcus Mariota and the 7-6 Tennessee Titans to East Rutherford New Jersey with playoff hopes on the line for both teams. The Titans are battling with the Colts and Texans for the division and a wildcard spot in the AFC South. The Giants on the other hand have a slim window with no safety net as they need to win out and need every team to loose once except the Vikings who would need to loose twice.
With the news that Eli Manning will most likely to be back in 2019, Big blue will be playing with out Odell Beckham Jr today and will put the focus without Saquon Barkley who arguably might be the best running back in the NFL during a five week span.
Eli Manning has only one win in the three meetings against the Titans the lone win being in 2014 when the Giants won 36-7. Eli was 26-42 for 260 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
With the rain going in and out through out the day, look for Barkley to get a lot of touches and Eli to spread the ball around. When Barkley has over 20 carries the Giants are 3-0.
Barkley has rushed for over 100 yards over the last 4 games and are 2-1 when he rushes over 120 yards this season.
Which Titans team will show up?
I am going to go with a close game 24-20 Giants over the Titans!
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