Every week, we release our game predictions on game day. That leaves Saturday for our bolder predictions.
The Giants have dropped three in a row; yet at 5-7 remain tied for first place with Washington and Philadelphia in a wild, yet precarious, NFC East.
Now the Giants head to South Florida to take on a Dolphins team that is also 5-7 on Monday Night Football.
Here are five bold predictions for the game:
Giants rush for 120 yards vs. Miami
The Giants have had two games with more than 100 rushing yards this season. It is no coincidence that the Giants are 2-0 in those games.
The Dolphins have allowed 100 yards rushing or more three times in their last five games, though the defense has been sharper under interim coach Dan Campbell. Realizing that some semblance of a running game is an absolute necessity in order to make a run for the NFC East crown, expect the Giants to use their four-prong backfield to eclipse the century mark in primetime.
Rueben Randle leads the team in receptions
All week long, Randle and Tom Coughlin have gone back and forth about the wide receiver's role in the offense. If Randle wants to in fact be Odell Beckham's sidekick, he'll have to prove he deserves it.
Randle has been a catalyst for the Giants this season. The Giants are 3-1 when Randle catches a touchdown.
While the targets have been consistent throughout the season, Randle has had six catches in the last three games (all losses) after hauling in 36 through the first nine games.
Expect Randle to get more involved against Miami's secondary and lead the Giants in receptions.
Giants D holds Dolphins, Miller under 100
It isn't easy, but the Giants run defense has been improved since reinforcements returned to the field. In fact, the Giants have allowed more than 100 yards once in their past three games.
Lamar Miller is the new focal point of the Miami offense under new offensive coordinator Zac Taylor. After receiving a season-high 20 carries last week against Baltimore, expect the Giants to key in on Miller and force the Dolphins to beat them through the air.
Miller is held under 100 yards on the ground as the Giants run defense surfaces again.
Olivier Vernon rips off 3 sacks against Giants
The Dolphins' top pass rusher has been playing like a man on fire of late. Vernon has 6.5 sacks, 4.5 of which have come in the last three outings.
Giants rookie left tackle Ereck Flowers is a major question mark for Monday night's game. If he plays, he'll do so with an injured ankle, which cost him a game earlier this season.
That means Vernon will either get an injured Flowers or a backup left tackle, and that could do the Giants in for a long night.
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie nabs a pick-6
Rodgers-Cromartie shares the team lead with three interceptions this season, including one returned for a touchdown against Dallas in Week 7.
The star cornerback has showed up when the Giants have needed him to do the most, and a primetime game in what must be considered a must-win game seems like another strong opportunity.
If the Giants can force Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill to beat them through the air, then this Giants secondary has a chance to come up with invaluable turnovers. If anyone, I lean on Rodgers-Cromartie to get the better of Tannehill and take one to the house.