Tonight's NFC East match-up is between two teams going in seemingly different directions. By this time of the season the Giants, who always seem to struggle early in the season, are usually cranking it up for another run at the playoffs or even the Superbowl. After a 2013 season where they did get going towards the end but it was a little too little a little too late it looks like that may be the best they can hope for again in 2014. Perhaps an upset of their division rivals, the Dallas Cowboys, this evening will serve as ample motivation. Sitting at three and seven and four games back of the Cowboys and Eagles the Giants might be lucky to exit the year above .500 thus leaving them once again relegated to watching the playoffs from home for the third season in a row.
The Giants task of breaking their current 5 game skid will be made all the harder by the fact that the Cowboys are an excellent road team winning all of their away games in 2014 including beating the reigning champion, Seattle Seahawks in their home building. The Cowboys are at present the only team in the NFL to not lose a game on the road. Dallas has also taken the last 3 meetings between the 2 clubs. The Cowboys are coming off a bye week and will need to win to keep pace with the Eagles for 1st place or even to take the lead in the division if the Titans manage to knock them off earlier in the day. The Cowboys are sure to feature their NFL rushing leading RB DeMarco Murray this evening who the Giants will need to find a way to slow down if they are to have any chance to win the game.
- TV: NBC
- TIME: 8:30 PM EST
- LOCATION: MetLive Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
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