We’re at that time of the NFL season when the playoff picture is beginning to be completed, and where games that at the beginning of the season would get little media coverage, now are suddenly moved into the national spotlight.
Today, we found out that a game that last year would only be watched by the respective teams’ fan bases would be watched by the whole country.
Flex: Commanders-Giants being flexed to Week 15 Sunday Night Football.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 5, 2022
The New York Giants Week 15 game with the Washington Commanders was set for a 1 p.m. ET kickoff.
Now, it’s the Sunday Night Football game.
The Tie Game
These two franchises met this weekend, in what was billed as a very important game for both teams in relation to their playoff chances.
After leading going into the fourth quarter, the Giants conceded a late touchdown to take the game to overtime.
Then, a missed field goal from Graham Gano as time ran out gave the Giants their first tie since 1997.
In two weeks’ time, these two meet again, with the eyes of the nation on them.
Which spells bad news for the Giants
The Giants And Primetime
The Giants will be making their first appearance on Sunday Night Football since the 2020 season when they lost against the Cleveland Browns in another game that was moved to primetime.
To add more worry onto Giants fans who have to face the Eagles this week, quarterback Daniel Jones has played in seven primetime games in his career so far.
He is yet to win one.
Can the Giants end their streak of poor performances in primetime and save their season?
We’ll find out next Sunday night.