John Fennelly, Lead Writer
The Giants will begin today firmly in the basement of the NFC East and unfortunately for them, they’ll start tomorrow in the same place regardless of tonight’s outcome.
The Cowboys and Eagles were supposed to engage in a shootout in Philly yesterday, but the game ended up being a punt-a-thon. Dallas won, 17-3, and took over sole possession of first place of the division with a 4-3 record. The Eagles fell to 3-4.
The Redskins improved to 2-4 with a wild 45-41 win over Chicago at FedEx Field.
Tonight’s game just might be the turning point of the Giants’ season. If they can get a win here vs the equally bad Vikings, they can catch the Eagles in flux next week. Nick Foles was knocked from yesterday’s game with a head injury and rookie Matt Barkley was forced into action. Michael Vick is still nursing a hamstring, so Philly will not be 100% no matter what.
Week 9 is a bye week and Week 10 is a home game against Oakland, who has yet to win on the road this season.
Here’s a quick preview of tonight’s game: