New York Giants: What you need to know for Tampa Bay 9/22/19

Daniel Jones, New York Giants. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Daniel Jones, New York Giants. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

It’s game three for the New York Giants as the Big Blue Wrecking Crew heads to Tampa Bay. Empire Writes Back has all you need to know.

Empire Writes Back presents, what you need to know in order to enjoy New York Giants football Sunday afternoon. Big Blue heads to Tampa Bay this week, to take on the Buccaneers. Whether you are making a road trip to see the game live, or staying at home and watching on television, we have you covered.

Who: New York Giants (0-2) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-1).

Where: Raymond James Stadium – Tampa, Florida.

When: Sunday, September 8, 2019, 4:05 p.m. EDT.

TV: Fox – Announcers Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, and Erin Andrews.**

Line: Giants +6. Over/Under 48 (Odds Shark).

Interesting Trends: The Giants have dropped five straight and are 1-4 against the spread in those games. September hasn’t been kind to the New York Giants the past two-plus seasons, they have a 1-9 record. They have also gone over in five of the last seven. Tampa Bay hasn’t won a Week 3 game since 2011. They have gone under in seven of their last eight games and in six of their last seven contests at home.

Injury Report: Giants – Out CB Sam Beal (hamstring), WR Cody Latimer (concussion), WR Golden Tate (suspended). Probable – WR Darius Slayton (hamstring), CB Grant Haley (n/a), TE Garrett Dickerson (quadriceps), WR Sterling Shepard (concussion). Tampa Bay Out – QB Blaine Gabbert, CB Ryan Smith, LB Devante Bond, LB Devin White, CB Jamel Dean, S Justin Evans, S Orion Stewart. Probable – QB Jameis Winston (foot).

Last Week

Tampa Bay

The Bucs pulled out a win in Carolina, 20-14. They didn’t score a touchdown until their final drive of the first half on a 20-yard pitch and catch from Jameis Winston to Chris Goodwin. It was a lead Tampa Bay never relinquished. On the day, TB had 289 yards of total offense. Their defense let up 352 yards and recorded no turnovers, but they did sack Cam Newton three times.


  • QB Jameis Winston – 16/25, 198 yards, 1 TD.
  • RB Peyton Barber – 23 carries, 81 yards, 1 TD, 1 reception, 7 yards.
  • WR Chris Godwin – 8 receptions, 121 yards, 1 TD.
  • LB Shaquil Barrett – 3 sacks.
  • CB Vernon Hargraves – 12 tackles, 1 pass defended.

New York Giants

This was a tough game for Big Blue as the G-Men lost their home opener to Buffalo 28-14. Even though they closed the gap to a touchdown in the fourth quarter, it felt like the Giants were never really a threat to win this game. Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen has his choice of wide-open receivers all day. The Bills could have scored more points had he been on his game a bit more. Eli Manning for his part did well with what he had to work with, leading the Giants offense. Saquon Bakley had another 100+ yard game.


QB Eli Manning – 26/45, 250 yards, 1 TD, 2 INTs.

RB Saquon Barkley – 18 carries, 107 yards, 1 TD, 3 receptions, 28 yards.

WR Evan Engram – 6 receptions, 48 yards

S Markus Golden – 6 tackles, 1 sack, 2 QB hits.

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This Week

If you are a New York Giants, you know the big story this week. Rookie quarterback Daniel Jones makes his first career NFL start. Giants head coach Pat Shurmur decided to bench the man who holds just about every important franchise passing record, Eli Manning. Jones will get a little help for the game as wide receiver Sterling Shepard returns after missing last week’s loss against Buffalo.

Tampa’s offense has been largely stagnant this season. Even so, the Bucs feature two good receivers Mike Evans and the emerging Chris Godwin. Expect QB Jameis Winston to pick on cornerback DeAndre Baker. The G-Men might have a chance to get to the first overall pick of 2015, Winston has been sacked six times so far this season.

I’d like to say the Giants will win this game, but their lack of talent hurts them. The Tampa Bay defense is going to come after Jones from every conceivable blitz package they can come up with. I do however expect Big Blue to put up a good fight.

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** For today’s game, if you’re unable to watch on television, please check out a free 7-day trial by Fubo.TV since they’ll have this game on air and ready to stream live for your viewing pleasure. Keep in mind that Fubo also works on all portable devices from cell phones, tablets, laptops, and even on your personal computers at work or home.