A coaching change hasn’t slowed the rise of the Las Vegas Raiders and now they return to face an NFC East team for the second straight game. There are some offensive injuries that are concerning for both teams but perhaps this could turn into a shootout.
This will be the first meeting between the teams since 2017. In the last game meeting, played in Oakland, the host Raiders were favored by 10 points according to the NFL point spreads.
The Raiders went up by 10 on Derek Carr’s nine-yard touchdown pass to Johnny Holton with 3:23 left to play. The Giants cut the lead to seven on Aldrick Rosas’ 52-yard field goal with 1;38 remaining. That was the final scoring play as the Raiders won 24-17.
Evan Engram led the Giants with 99 yards on seven receptions, including a 10-yard touchdown, Marshawn Lynch ran for 101 yards and had 20 yards on two catches.
The Giants have covered in three of the last four meetings.
Las Vegas Raiders
Next game: vs Kansas City
Derek Carr threw for 323 yards, including touchdowns to Foster Moreau and Bryan Edwards, as the Las Vegas Raiders, listed in the NFL picks against the spread as a one-point favorite, defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 33-22.
Las Vegas scored 30 straight points after the visiting Eagles took the 7-0 lead on Kenneth Gainwell’s 13-yard touchdown reception.
Kenyan Drake led the Raiders with 69 yards rushing while both Drake and Josh Jacobs had touchdown runs. Yannick Ngakoue had a pair of sacks. It was the second consecutive game that the Raiders covered and the second time in a row they went over the total.
Tight end Darren Waller (ankle) is questionable while running back Jacobs (chest) is probable.
New York Giants
Next game: at Tampa Bay
Daniel Jones threw for 232 yards and two touchdowns while Devontae Booker, filling in for the injured Saquon Barkley, ran for 60 yards and added 65 on a team-high five receptions, but the New York Giants allowed a late field goal to the Kansas City Chiefs in a 20-17 loss.
The Giants, listed in the sportsbook as 10½-point underdogs, did cover for the second game in a row and it is the second consecutive contest that the total went under.
The New York defense made Kansas City Patrick Mahomes settle for underneath pass completions. Mahomes averaged only 5.2 yards per passing attempt but the Chiefs did possess the ball for 34:38, which proved beneficial on that late scoring drive against a tired Giants’ defense. It was a lost opportunity for an injury-plagued Giants team to win a game against a team as talented as Kansas City.
The New York Giants continue to deal with injuries at the wide receiver position as Sterling Shepard left the game against Kansas City with a quad injury. His status is up in the air for Sunday’s game. Kenny Golladay and rookie Kadarius Toney are among the other receivers who have missed time due to injury. Running back Saquon Barkley and receiver Kenny Golladay are also questionable. Linebacker Blake Martinez and safety Jabrill Peppers are on injured reserve.
Betting on the Game
The total has gone under in the last six games New the York Giants have played against AFC teams. The total according to the scores and odds has gone under on 11 of the last 12 games for the Giants.
The numbers are completely different for the Raiders, as the total has gone over in nine of their last 12 games overall and in nine of the last 11 contests against teams from the NFC.
Las Vegas QB Carr is fifth in the NFL with 2,269 passing yards but only has 12 touchdown passes. His counterpart on the Giants, Jones, has thrown just seven touchdown passes but has run for a pair of scores.