Coming into the 2013 NFL season, all eyes in New York were on the Jets. How would Mark Sanchez handle the Draft addition of Geno Smith? Would Rex Ryan coach his team into the ground? How many more butt fumbles would fans have to endure? Coming into Week 4, the chatter is now about the implosion of the New York Giants. Today’s matchup pits the 0-3 Giants against the 3-0 Kansas City Chiefs. The game that has “rout” written all over it, and it’s one you’ll want to either watch on FOX or watch Giants vs Chiefs live stream online NFL for free using one of several different methods.
The Giants vs. Chiefs game is slated to kickoff at 1pm Eastern / 10am Pacific, and things will likely get off to a fast start. The Giants have won the last three times these teams have met, most recently a 27-16 matchup in 2009. A lot has changed in the four years since that victory, most notably NFL fans’ confidence that the Giants could overcome a winless start to make a deep playoff push, as they did in their Super Bowl-winning season that started 0-2. For some reason, this year’s 0-3 start seems like an infinitely deeper hole.
Giants QB Eli Manning isn’t having a horrible season, having led New York to the sixth-ranked passing game in the NFL and throwing for 931 yards and five touchdowns. Still, though, the Chiefs are the hands-down favorite, largely due to a rushing game anchored by running back Jamaal Charles, who’s averaging 4.3 yards per carry. Charles, in fact, has scored half as many touchdowns as quarterback Alex Smith has thrown (two for Charles, four for Smith). The Chiefs defense is also performing well, which should make for a long day at work for Eli Manning that you’ll want to watch Giants vs Chiefs live stream online NFL for free to see for yourself.
When looking at today’s Giants vs. Chiefs matchup, one analysis from Bleacher Report actually said “Think Eli Manning and Co. have looked bad so far? You ain’t seen nothin’ yet.” The assessment isn’t far off. On paper the Chiefs only have the NFL’s 10th-ranked defense, but they lead the league in sacks and are only allowing 11.3 points per game compared to the Giants PPG allowance of 38.3. No, that’s not a typo. Alex Smith may not be firing at a great clip, but he’s setup to have a solid day against the Giants’ struggling defense. Couple that with a Giants QB (Eli Manning) who’s struggling mightily with turnovers, and there’s every reason to believe KC will roll to 4-0. If that happens, the countdown for Tom Coughlin to be relieved of his head coaching duties in New York will officially begin.
The Giants have been plagued by injuries of late, and that’s not going to change in today’s Week 4 game against the Chiefs. Center David Baas and right guard Chris Snee will both miss the game, and David Diehl isn’t yet able to play after his thumb surgery in August. That doesn’t mean there’s reason to miss the game live on FOX or to not watch Giants vs Chiefs live stream online NFL for free. Perhaps out of desperation, or perhaps just to keep themselves from dwelling on the fact that they’re playing with five backups, the Giants can be expected to run some no-huddle offense against the bruising Chiefs front seven. If nothing else, the faster tempo should be entertaining.
Or, it could just turn into a train wreck. An article on NFL.com, of all places, summed up the Giants’ season so far this way: “The offensive line is aging and injured, the pass rush non-existent, and when Manning isn’t flat on his back, he has a good view of a running game going nowhere.” Is there anything there you’d disagree with? Nope. And it’s no real surprise the Chiefs are favored. If you can’t watch the game live on FOX, you should be able to watch Giants vs Chiefs live stream online NFL for free on this channel, on FOX’s website (previews only as of press time), or on Justin.tv.