New York Giants vs Indianapolis Colts Live,The Giants — led by quarterback Eli Manning and running back Saquon Barkley — are out of NFL playoff contention but look to play spoiler to the playoff hopes of the streaking Colts led by quarterback Andrew Luck and wide receiver T.Y. Hilton in Indianapolis, Ind. during NFL Week 16 action on Sunday, December 23, 2018 (12/23/18).
New York Giants vs Indianapolis Colts Live
When: Sunday, December 23, 2018
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
Kickoff: 1 p.m. Eastern
Luck is back to MVP form after missing all of the 2017 season due to injury. He is completing 67.3 percent of his passes with 34 touchdowns and 13 interceptions, thanks to an improved offensive line that has allowed only 16 sacks.
“They won a couple close games that we didn’t,” Giants coach Pat Shurmur said. “They started out slow in terms of wins and losses. I think they found a little groove with Andrew Luck, (who) is back healthy. We all understand he’s a terrific quarterback and he’s had a lot to do with their success on offense, certainly.”
“We’re going to play our scheme, and we know this is a huge challenge,” coach Frank Reich said. “We go from one week where we’ve got Amari Cooper and Zeke Elliott (of the Cowboys), and now we’ve got Saquon and possibly Odell. Good challenge for our defense, and we’ve just got to play good, sound football and run to the ball.”
Happy Sunday and game day, New York Giants fans. Today, we have a Sunday afternoon matchup between the Giants (5-9) and the Indianapolis Colts (8-6).
Sunday’s matchup will be extremely tough for Big Blue. Led by quarterback Andrew Luck, the Colts have been on fire as of late. After starting the season 1-5, Indianapolis has reeled off seven wins in its last eight games. Colts rookie running back Marlon Mack has been a huge reason for their success, averaging 4.8 yards per carry this season, including seven touchdowns. Andrew Luck looks to be back in form this season, passing for 3,951 yards and 34 touchdowns this season.
The Giants are coming off their worst loss since their Week 6 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, when they fell 34-13. New York will look to get running back Saquon Barkley back on track this week, who rushed for just 31 yards on 14 carries in last week’s 17-0 loss to the Tennessee Titans. On the season, Barkley has averaged 5.2 yards per carry, while scoring nine touchdowns for Big Blue, earning him a Pro Bowl spot in his first NFL season. When Barkley goes, the offense follows.