For the first time in 12 years, the Cowboys and Giants will play a 1 p.m. game in December. The NFL has flexed the Week 14 matchup between these NFC East rivals to 1 p.m. ET, making way for the Seahawks and Jaguars to face off at 4:25 p.m. ET.
This year hasn’t gone the way the Cowboys expected. Dallas came Cheap NFL Jerseys Nike into this season with lofty expectations after last year’s 13-3 finish. Now they’re 5-6 and fresh off lopsided losses to the Falcons, Eagles, and Chargers. They’ve been outscored 92-22 over that skid.
The Giants were a playoff team last year, and now they’re 2-9, with their only wins coming over the struggling Broncos and the slumping Chiefs.
The first time these teams met this season was Week 1, and Dallas locked up a 19-3 win. Since then, the Giants have lost Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall to injuries. They’re ranked next to last in the NFL for scoring with only 15.6 points per game.
The most interesting category of games this week are the ones featuring teams struggling to keep a foothold in the playoff race, the teams that entered the season with high expectations that have since fallen apart.
The Vikings are 8-2 and on a six-game winning streak, but their last loss Cheap Authentic Soccer Jerseys was to the Lions at home. Now they’re on the road, while the Lions have won their last three. Detroit will still be a game back if it manages to beat the Vikings, but it’ll hold the tiebreak over its rivals with a win on Thursday. Who would have thought Case Keenum would be the one to provide a spark for the Vikings?
Things are going south for Jerry Jones’ Cowboys, and quickly. They have lost their last two games and haven’t been competitive in said games. They’re hurting without Ezekiel Elliott, but their problems run a lot deeper than that. The Chargers have been bad for most of the season, but the Kansas City Chiefs’ recent stumblings have them in the running for the AFC West, so Thursday’s game has serious implications for both sides.