Giants-Bucs: everything you need to know about Monday night’s game

GIANTS (3-6) at BUCS (6-3), 8:15 pm, Raymond James Stadium

VITAL

Line: Bucs against 11; R/H 49.5

TV: ESPN (Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Louis Riddick)

Radio: WFAN-660 AM (Bob Papa, Carl Banks, Howard Cross); Westwood One (Kevin Harlan, Tony Boselli); Sirius 81; XM 226.

MAJOR INJURIES

giants: From: LB Lorenzo Carter (illness/ankle), DB Nate Ebner (knee), DB Logan Ryan (reserve/COVID-19), WR Sterling Shepard (quad); Questionable: RB Saquon Barkley (ankle), RB Devontae Booker (hip), FB Cullen Gillaspia (calf), TE Kaden Smith (knee).

rifle: Out: WR Antonio Brown (single); Questionable: NT Vita Vea (knee); Questionable: TE Rob Gronkowski (back), CB Dee Delaney (ankle/concussion), DT Rakeem Nunez-Roches (ankle).

QUOTABLE

“Yes.” – WR Kenny Golladay, asked if he thinks the Giants are capable of making a playoff push.

IMPROVEMENT

The world may be impressed by Tom Brady’s longevity, but the Giants are not surprised by a new Buccaneer that just keeps going. Jason Pierre-Paul’s career started as their first-round pick in 2010. “The skills, it’s elite,” said Giants defensive coordinator Patrick Graham, who was the team’s defensive coach when Pierre-Paul played there. . “There aren’t many people on this planet who can do what he does and do when he’s injured… He’s a different person. He’s just different.” The Giants exchanged Pierre-Paul for the Bucs in 2018. He suffered a number of serious injuries not only for his career but for his life, including a car accident that fractured his neck and the infamous fireworks accident that blew off half of his body. right hand. Bucs coach Bruce Arians called Peirre-Paul “the ultimate warrior.” He is struggling with a shoulder injury this season, but is expected to play on Monday. “I’m not surprised because he’s a good player,” Graham said of Pierre-Paul’s productivity at the age of 32. “I’m happy for him. I just hope it doesn’t go so well on Monday.”

FANTASY PLAY

Rob Gronkowski, Bucs TE: Gronkowski missed five games with bruised ribs, a punctured lung and multiple back cramps, but practiced fully on Thursday and Friday. Before the injury, he had 16 flyouts for 184 yards and four TDs in three games, so assuming he’s back in shape, he should remain a reliable target for Tom Brady against a mid-range defense against tight ends. – NICK CLOCK

NUMBER, PLEASE

109.8: Passer rating for Giants QBs when targeting Kadarius Toney, highest rating of all rookie WRs this year. Toney is one of five rookies to come in this week leading their team in receiving yards (he has 352) despite playing just 44 percent of the Giants’ offensive snaps.

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