Week 4 of the 2016 NFL schedule will wrap up with a Monday night matchup between the New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings. Here’s how you can watch the game.
Week 4 of Monday Night Football features an interesting matchup. The Minnesota Vikings moved to 3-0, despite multiple key injuries, with a win over the defending NFC champion Carolina Panthers. The New York Giants dropped a close game last week against the Washington Redskins, with a bad late interception from quarterback Eli Manning, and they are now 2-1 on the season.
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Manning has a poor track record against the Vikings, with a 54.8 passer rating over seven starts with five touchdowns and 14 interceptions (five returned for touchdowns). Manning tried to comically dismiss any notion the Vikings have his number, but one of the top defenses in the league through three games will provide a serious challenge.
The Vikings’ offense has not been great, with inconsistent a kind label, but new quarterback Sam Bradford has shown signs of progress as he gets a better grip on a new offense. Tight end Kyle Rudolph has 10 receptions on 18 targets over the last two games, with a touchdown in each contest, as Bradford stepped in under center.
The Giants are in line to be without top two running backs on Monday night. Shane Vereen suffered a triceps injury last Sunday, and Rashad Jennings is expected to miss a second straight game with a left thumb injury. So Orleans Darkwa will ascend the depth chart, with Paul Perkins and Bobby Rainey behind him.
TV: ESPN Time: 8:30 p.m. ET Broadcasters: Sean McDonough, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters Live Stream:Stream 1 | Stream 2
The Vikings’ new home, U.S. Bank Stadium, will get a second national, prime time showcase Monday night. The Giants are a worthy opponent, just like the division rival Green Bay Packers were in Week 2. Winning the turnover margin will be key, so a look at each quarterback’s interception total at the end of the game should provide a window into who won.