EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 05: Quarterback Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants drops back to pass against the Dallas Cowboys during the 2012 NFL season opener at MetLife Stadium on September 5, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
The 1-0 Buccaneers will face a stiff test this week as they head north to face the Giants, who will be looking to get on the board in the wins column after dropping their opener to the Cowboys.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers travel north to take on the New York Giants on Sunday at MetLife Stadium in Easton Rutherford, N.J. The Bucs will be looking to win their second straight game to start the 2012 season, while the Giants hope to rebound from their Week 1 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Despite last week's results, the defending Super Bowl champions enter the game as nine-point favorites. Tampa Bay's defense looked stout in their victory over the Carolina Panthers, while the Giants' offense -- particularly, the offensive line -- struggled at times in their opener. Still, Eli Manning managed to have a solid game, completing 21 of 32 passes for 213 yards and a touchdown. He's nowhere near as turnover-prone as Cam Newton, who the Bucs corralled a week ago, has the tendency to be. As such, Tampa Bay will likely have to perform better on offense to win this week.
Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m. ET, and the game will be televised on FOX. Click here for a national broadcast coverage map.