What the experts think about the Giants Week 14 matchup
The New York Giants look to stay hot on Sunday, when head back to MetLife Stadium to take on the Tennessee Titans at 1 p.m. EST. Let’s take a look around the Internet to see what the experts are predicting for Big Blue’s Sunday afternoon matchup.
Titans: Stephen White, Christian D’Andrea, Gil Arcia
Giants: Joe McAtee, Geoff Schwartz, Ryan Van Bibber, Adam Stites, Charles McDonald
Titans: Dan Graziano, Mina Kimes, Matt Bowen, Louis Riddick
Giants: Seth Wickersham, Molly Qerim, Mike Clay, Mike Golic, Kevin Seifert, Trey Wingo
Giants 17, Titans 13
If either team is to make hay in the postseason race, or be relevant down the stretch, this is must-win territory. Well, for the Titans it’s “territory.” For the Giants, this weekend’s interconference game is absolutely a must-win. The good news is that Odell Beckham Jr., dealing with a quad injury that kept him out of last week’s game, said as early as Monday that he was feeling better (he was limited in practice on Wednesday). The bad news is, uh, Thursday practice was a no-go. (UPDATE: Giants coach Pat Shurmur said Beckham will not play this Sunday.) Eli Manning fared just fine without his WR1 in Washington, but game situation and Saquon Barkley going Tecmo on the Redskins were significant reasons why Manning was viable. When Tennessee’s defense is on, it can thwart any offense, like the Patriots’ last month. That game was at home, though. Prior to last week’s win over the Jaguars, Mike Vrabel’s defense got clobbered against the run for three straight weeks. And these Titans have been an abomination away from home: 2-5, averaging 16.4 points per game. That’s why I am going with the Giants.
Giants 27, Titans 20
Somehow the Giants are still alive. The Titans certainly are as well. This will be a tough, hard-nosed game. But I think Tennessee’s troubles on the road will show up here. The Giants will stay alive.
Titans: Andrew Brandt, Mitch Goldich, Jonathan Jones,
Giants: Bette Marston, Mark Mravic, Jenny Vrentas, Albert Breer
Titans 23, Giants 21
Giants 24, Titans 21