The New York Giants will not play this week, as the team will enjoy its bye, but there is still plenty of good football to watch.
The NFL tries to load each week with pivotal matchups, and this week is no different. Giants 101 outlines the top games to watch with the Giants off this week:
- Baltimore Ravens vs Cincinnati Bengals: It's an AFC North divisional matchup, and while it has no impact on New York's season, this game has the makeup to be very, very good. The Bengals have slipped after starting the season hot, and they are trying to catch the division-leading Ravens. Steve Smith has been a force at the wide receiver position, looking to prove his doubters wrong as an aging player.
- Indianapolis Colts vs Pittsburgh Steelers: Andrew Luck is going into Pittsburgh to face a not-so-daunting defense. The Steelers just don't look like the same team many have come to expect this season. Luck, on the other hand, is emerging as an elite quarterback. The Giants will play Luck and the Colts next week, so a little scouting doesn't hurt. T