Tom Brady and the high-flying Tampa Bay Buccaneers open as massive underdogs against Daniel Jones’ NY Giants in Week 8 of the NFL season
Next Monday night’s clash between Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Daniel Jones’ NY Giants appears, at least on the surface, to be one of the NFL’s biggest mismatches to date this season.
For what it’s worth, Las Vegas agrees.
The Giants open as a 10-point underdog to Brady, Chris Godwin, Rob Gronkowski, and the Buccaneers ahead of the Week 8 showdown at MetLife Stadium.
NY Giants are somehow still alive in the NFC East, but NFL trade deadline, more importantly, could serve as a chance to add playmakers to help Daniel Jones.
Tampa Bay is fresh off a dominant performance Sunday, in which Brady tossed five touchdown passes in a convincing 45-20 thrashing of the Raiders in Las Vegas.
Meanwhile, the Giants collapsed and coughed up a fourth quarter lead in a 22-21 road loss to the Eagles last Thursday night in Philadelphia.
Last season, Daniel Jones led his first of two career fourth quarter game-winning comeback drives in his first career start, edging out the Buccaneers 32-31 in a Week 3 clash at Raymond James Stadium. However, both teams will look dramatically different in terms of scheme and personnel on Monday night, when Joe Judge‘s Giants take on Bruce Arians’ high-powered offense and Todd Bowles’ menacing and stingy defense.
Matt Lombardo is the site expert for GMenHQ, and writes Between The Hash Marks each Wednesday for FanSided. Follow Matt on Twitter: @MattLombardoNFL.