After some brilliant games on Sunday, Monday Night Football rolls on with a contest between the New York Giants and the Cincinnati Bengals. While the Giants will look to pick up their sixth win of the season, the Bengals will want to get back to .500 by coming away with a win in New York.
The New York Giants, 5-3, currently sit second in the NFC East, behind the 8-1 Dallas Cowboys. To improve their chances of making it to the playoffs, a win is a must for Eli Manning and co. They might have to do it without Victor Cruz, though, with the wide receiver questionable after suffering an ankle injury in the Giants' 28-23 win over the Philadelphia Eagles last Sunday.
"I want to play in every game, but we will see how it goes, see how it feels, and then take it from there," Cruz said of the injury he picked up when completing a 46-yard catch. "It was hurting on that play. Right when I got up, as energized as I was as the next play came about, I was like, 'Oh, that hurts a little bit. That doesn't feel good.'
"And then I was like, 'Alright, let me go to the sideline and figure this out.' So I was good up until that play and then on the sideline it kind of hurt to push off of it and things like that."
While there are question marks over Cruz's fitness, one player who will find it difficult to deal with the game emotionally is Leon Hall. The cornerback signed for the Giants this year after nine years with the Bengals, and if he does get game time in the MNF encounter – he was dropped for the game last week – there are going to be some mixed emotions for the 31-year-old.
"It would be unfortunate (to be inactive), but at the end of the day, going into this week, I knew that was a possibility," Hall said. "It would (stink) for sure, just as much as it did last week. It would obviously be nice to be out there and make some plays.
"We'll see what happens and how the week pans out, and what happens on Monday night."
Where to Watch Live
The MNF game is scheduled for an 8.30pm ET (7am IST, 1.30am GMT) start. Live Streaming and TV information is below.
India: TV: Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD. Live Streaming: Sonyliv.
USA: TV: ESPN and ESPN Deportes. Live Streaming: Watch ESPN.
Canada: TV: TSN1, 3, 4, 5. Live Streaming: TSN TV.
UK: TV: Sky Sports 1. Live Streaming: Sky Go.
Australia: TV: ESPN. Live Streaming: Foxtel.
International: Live Streaming: NFL Game Pass.