Sunday, November 11, 2012
1:00 p.m., Paul Brown Stadium, FOX
The Giants will be put to the test heading into their bye week on the road against the Cincinnati Bengals, another team they haven't seen in a while.
The last time these two met was back in Week 3 of the 2008 season on September 21.
Cincinnati fought the Giants hard in the game and even forced it into overtime at Giants Stadium, but a 22-yard field goal by John Carney gave the Giants a 26-23 victory and sent them to 3-0.
Before that game, you have to go back to Eli Manning's rookie season of 2004, which was Week 16 the night after Christmas.
The Giants were up 22-17, but Jon Kitna lead a game-winning drive, throwing a four-yard touchdown pass to Chad Johnson that won the game 23-22.
That loss was the Giants eight straight, dropping them to 5-10 on the year.
Eight years later, Eli has a chance to beat the Bengals on the road.
Gone are Chad Johnson, Carson Palmer and Jon Kitna and now in Cincinnati are Andy Dalton and A.J. Green.
The Bengals are going to give the Giants a really good fight, but I see the Giants pass rush coming up big in this one and getting to Dalton, making crucial stops and confusing the second-year quarterback.
Prediction: Giants 27, Bengals 24