COLTS O V. CHARGERS D
GIANTS O V. COWBOYS D
Last time these two teams met, Jeremy Shockey was the primary weapon for the Giants. He had 12 catches for 129 yards and a TD in that game. Today, he will have 0 catches for 0 yards, because he's on IR. If the Giants hope to make up for his loss, they're going to have to run the ball. The Cowboys have the 6th ranked run defense in the league, so that's not a great position to be in.
COWBOYS O V. GIANTS D
There's a lot of hooh hah swirling around Dallas' offense right now. TO's gimpy. Tony Romo's not focused. Jason Garrett may be leaving to take a head coaching job. None of those are good things. However, in the two meetings this year, Dallas averaged 38 points against the Giants. So, unless the Giants have figured something out, you have to figure the Cowboys are going to be able to put up some points today.
VARIOUS AND SUNDRY
As mentioned above, the Cowboys are in a little bit of turmoil right now. That, and they're nowhere near being the team that beat the Giants twice in pretty easy fashion in the first half of the season. Since clinching home field by beating the Packers, they've looked bored, distracted, and just not very good. The Giants had to scrap their way into the playoffs, and have been playing as well as they have all year lately.
The Giants have been a hot upset pick. Sterling Sharpe and Brian Baldinger luv luv luvvvvvved them on the NFL Network pregame show. I'm not on board. Last week they beat a Bucs team who had nothing going for it on offense. They've showed this year that they've got no answer for the Cowboys' offense, and I doubt they've come up with one.
COWBOYS 34, GIANTS 23