The NY Giants open as five-point favorites against the Cincinnati Bengals, after rookie QB Joe Burrow tore his ACL
The NY Giants find themselves in the thick of the NFC East race, coming out of the bye week, and are nearly touchdown favorites to beat the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 11, after rookie quarterback Joe Burrow was lost for the season with a torn ACL Sunday.
Monday, the Giants opened as five-point favorites, according to Draft Kings, continuing one of the more surprising stretches of the season.
The Giants emerge from the bye week riding a two-game winning streak, following back-to-back division wins at the Washington Football Team, and against the Philadelphia Eagles. One game behind the Eagles in the loss column, the Giants have just one game within the division remaining, against the Dallas Cowboys in the regular season finale Week 17 at MetLife Stadium.
When Burrow was knocked from the game Sunday, the Bengals turned to Ryan Finley, who completed just 3-of-10 passing attempts for 30 yards and an interception in a 20-9 loss to Washington.
Over the past two games, the Giants’ defense has produced three interceptions and five sacks, as the driving force behind the team’s late-season resurgence.
The Giants and Bengals kickoff at 1 p.m. on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati.