Earlier this season, the New York Giants were a team on the skids. Quarterback Eli Manning couldn’t hit the side of a barn from inside its four walls, the defense was giving up almost 35 points per game, and the one-time Super Bowl champs had their first 0-6 start in 37 years. The Oakland Raiders, meanwhile, were having issues of their own, and it wasn’t until Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor heard that his team might be interested in signing a certain waived QB from Tampa Bay that he really picked up his game. Yet here we are, in Week 10, with both teams clawing out some wins. These teams’ records may not show it, but this 1pm EST / 10am PST game on CBS may be worth watching. You can also watch Raiders vs Giants game live online free using one of several different methods.
Despite its early season struggles, last-place New York is just 2.5 games behind the division-leading Dallas Cowboys, and they’re only 1.5 games behind the second-place Eagles. Yes, those Eagles; the ones who have about as bad of a QB identity crisis as the NFL has seen. But if the New York Giants hope to gain some ground and catch up to those teams, Giants QB Manning will need to do more than complete 55.7% of his passes, as he’s done so far this season. And he’ll definitely have to throw the ball to his own team, as he now has the dubious distinction of having thrown an NFL-worst 15 interceptions this season.
Statistically, Raiders QB Terrelle Pryor is having a worse year (minus the interception woes), but he’s really turned it on in recent weeks and is making up ground after his early season struggles. Through eight games, Pryor has gone 121-198 for 1,437 yards and 5 touchdowns. On the surface those numbers sound bad, particularly when you consider Pryor has just the 23rd QBR in the league. But his efficiency has been on the rise, placing him now above quarterbacks including Robert Griffin III (RG3), Ryan Tannehill, Geno Smith and, yes, his opposing quarterback today, Eli Manning.
But when you watch Raiders vs Giants game live online free today, it will be Manning who seems to have the more favorable matchup. Last week against Philadelphia, the Raiders secondary was eaten alive by Nick Foles, who lit Oakland’s DBs up for seven touchdown passes, 406 yards and the highest-ever passer rating (158.3). If you don’t think Manning likes the thought of getting his groove back against that secondary, you’re not paying attention.
The Giants’ ground game will also get a boost, as Andre Brown was re-activated from the injured list late Thursday. Brown, who broke his leg in the final preseason game, led New York with eight rushing TDs last season. To make room for Brown, the Giants put David Wilson on the injured list after he suffered a herniated disc in his neck against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 5 and has remained unable to play.
You can watch Raiders vs Giants game live online free on DirecTV’s website if you have the NFL Sunday Ticket Package. The package requires a subscription, but anyone who has one can watch the live streaming version free of any game, including today’s 1pm EST / 10am PST game between the Oakland Raiders and New York Giants.