New York Giants vs. Cleveland Browns game (live stream free online details here) for the first Monday Night Football of 2017 NFL season starts at 8:00 PM EDT in First Energy Stadium with live coverage by ESPN and Game Pass.
A number of NY Giants starters, including stars quarterback Eli Manning and wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., did not play in the exhibition opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Giants veteran quarterback Manning and the rest of the starters will get a extensive amount of playing time into the second quarter of Monday’s exhibition game against the Browns in Cleveland.
The 36-year-old Manning, wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard, as well as defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie were all sidelined in the preseason opener last week against the Steel City. New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo said last week that Manning would play in the second and third preseason games.
Manning will be followed up by Geno Smith and Josh Johnson, who are competing for the second-string quarterback backup job. Both Johnson and Smith will individually need to prove to the Giants brass and coaching staffs that they deserve the backup quarterback post. Giants head coach wouldn’t disclose which quarterback will relieve the future Hall of Famer Manning tonight, so prepare to be surprised.
The Cleveland Browns, on the other side of the field, feature some interesting rookies, led by the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Myles Garrett and quarterback DeShone Kizer.
The New Yorkers have a fascinating competitions for tight end, wide receiver, placekicker, backup quarterback, defensive end, cornerback, safety and linebacker in the final 53-man roster spots. Let’s see should the action-packed Monday Night Football provide the Giants coaching staffs any more clarity.
Here’s What You Need To Know
Game: New York Giants at Cleveland Browns
Date: Saturday, August 21, 2017
Start Time: 5:00 PM PT, 7:00 PM CT, 8:00 PM ET
Location: First Energy Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio
TV Channel: ESPN (nationwide), WKYC Channel 3 (Cleveland, Ohio), WABC-TV (New York City, New Jersey, Long Island and all of the greater New York Area)
Radio: Browns Radio Network (WKRK/92.3 FM, WKNR/850 AM, WNCX/98.5 FM), Giants Radio Network (Flagship WFAN, 660-AM and 101.9 FM)
Online Stream: NFL Game Pass will give you access to live out-of-market 2017 NFL preseason games.