Another big time matchup will take place at the Meadowlands on Sunday between the Baltimore Ravens and the New York Giants. Everyone will be on Odell Beckham watch once again to see what sort of meltdown he’s going to have this week. One thing is for certain though, if the Giants are going to win this game quarterback Eli Manning is going to have to play better. He has three premiere weapons in front of him that are ready to make plays. Manning can’t keep coming out of third downs, failing to convert and then just shaking his head. He can’t keep blaming his teammates for his mistakes either. It’s all on him this week — a real make or break for the rest of the Giants season.
On the other side, the Ravens are sitting at 3-2 and ready to make a move in the AFC North. They could catch the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals off guard and possibly make a move to get into a first-place tie. That would mean the Steelers would have to lose to the Miami Dolphins, which seems highly unlikely. Baltimore will have to play a tough Giants defense well and Joe Flacco can’t make a mistake when throwing toward Janoris Jenkins‘ side. Jenkins had two interceptions against the Green Bay Packers last week.
How To Watch
- What: Baltimore Ravens (3-2) vs. New York Giants (2-3)
- When: Sunday, Oct. 16, 1 p.m. ET
- Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.
- TV: CBS
- Streaming: Verizon NFL Mobile App
- Sunday Ticket: DirecTV
- Online: NFL Game Pass (at midnight)
- Odds: Giants (-3), O/U (43)
- LB Elvis Dumervil (foot) — Out
- WR Devin Hester Sr. (thigh) — Doubtful
- LB C.J. Mosley (thigh) — Doubtful
- WR Steve Smith Sr. (ankle) — Doubtful
- OL Ronnie Stanley (foot) — Doubtful
- OL Michael Yanda (shoulder) — Doubtful
- S Kendrick Lewis (thigh) — Questionable
- LB Albert McClellan (calf) — Questionable
- OL Rick Wagner (thigh) — Questionable
- WR Mike Wallace (chest) — Questionable
- CB Shareece Wright (back) — Questionable
- S Nat Berhe (concussion) — Out
- OT Marshall Newhouse (calf) — Out
- S Darian Thompson (foot) — Out
- CB Eli Apple (groin) — Questionable
- WR Dwyane Harris (toe) — Questionable
- RB Rashad Jennings (thumb) — Questionable
- LB Devon Kennard (concussion) — Questionable
- DE Jason Pierre-Paul (groin) — Questionable
- CB Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie (groin) — Questionable
Both teams need this win. The Ravens need it to possibly play themselves into a first-place tie and the Giants need it because another loss would mean the division title is slipping away from them. The Giants are favored at home, but haven’t been putting up good numbers on offense. Manning and Beckham both need to get on the same page early and often. Ravens 31, Giants 21.