Las Vegas Raiders vs New York Giants preview: Raiders visit MetLife to take on undermanned Big Blue
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The Las Vegas Raiders look for their third straight win when they take on the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium.

Las Vegas is atop the AFC West with a 5-2 record and are coming off of a 33-22 victory over Philadelphia while New York is last in the NFC East, sitting at 2-6 following a 20-17 defeat at the hands of Kansas City.

Injury report

Defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins (neck) and guard John Simpson (knee) are the only players listed on the Raiders final injury report and the status for both players is uncertain.

The Giants are dealing with a number of injuries. Running back Saquon Barkley, linebacker Lorenzo Carter and defensive back Nate Ebner are all out with ankle issues. Wide receiver Sterling Shepard will miss out through a quad issue.

Wide receivers Kenny Golladay and John Ross are questionable with a knee and quad injury, respectively. Also questionable are running back Gary Brightwell (COVID protocol).

Ones to watch

Derek Carr (Las Vegas)

He's 11th in the NFL with a 101.2 passer rating, is completing 67.7 percent of his passes and has already thrown for 2,259 yards with 12 touchdowns to just five interceptions. Rarely mentioned among the best quarterbacks in football, if he continues to play at the level he's shown this season, that will soon change.

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Daniel Jones (New York)

Forget the numbers. That's not important. Unless he can cut down on the turnovers, he won't be the franchise quarterback the Giants envisioned him to be. While he's been dealt a terrible hand with the team's elite playmakers out, now is the chance for the third-year signal-caller to show he can lift a team that's shorthanded.

Previous meetings

Being in different conferences, the Raiders and Giants only play once every four years. The last matchup was in 2017 in Oakland, a game best known for then-New York head coach Ben McAdoo snapping Eli Manning's consecutive games played streak at 210 in favor of Geno Smith.

In that game, Carr passed for 287 yards and a touchdown as the Raiders won 24-17 to snap a three-game losing streak against the Giants. Marshawn Lynch ran for 101 yards and a score while Smith was 21 of 34 for 212 yards and a touchdown.

How to watch

Kickoff is set for 1pm Eastern time and will be televised by CBS. Kevin Harlan will be the play-by-play announcer, Trent Green will be the analyst and Melanie Collins is the sideline reporter.