Two very different teams find themselves in similar positions heading into the Week 15 “Sunday Night Football” matchup between the Giants and the Browns.
New York (5-8) doesn’t bring much excitement when it comes to offense, yet the Giants are still in the hunt for a playoff spot. Following Washington’s loss to the Seahawks, the Giants can take control of the NFC East with a win over Cleveland.
The Browns (9-4), on the other hand, have tons of offensive fire power, which was on full display in last week’s 47-42 loss in overtime to the Ravens. That’s back-to-back 40-plus outputs for Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland offense. The Browns currently occupy the second Wild Card spot in the AFC, but a loss could put that in jeopardy.
That being said, Cleveland has to like its chances with Giants starting QB Daniel Jones officially ruled out of Sunday’s game. Colt McCoy will start in his absence.
Giants vs. Browns score
Giants vs. Browns live updates, highlights from ‘Sunday Night Football’
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10:05 p.m. — Giants punt. This time New York opts to kick it away on fourth and 4 from the Cleveland 44-yard line. Browns take over at their 5-yard line after a block in the back penalty, 5:57 left in the third quarter
9:53 p.m. — Browns punt. That’s the first punt of the night for either team as Cleveland can’t get much going to start the second half. Giants take over at their 14-yard line, 12:02 left in the third quarter.
9:34 p.m. — HALF: Browns 13, Giants 3. Cleveland will receive to start the second half.
9:30 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, BROWNS. Mayfield connects with Javis Landry in the back of the end zone for a 2-yard score. A taunting penalty backs up the PAT to a 48-yard attempt and Cody Parkey doinks it off the right upright. Cleveland leads 13-3 with 21 seconds remaining in the first half.
9:21 p.m. — 2-Minute Warning. Browns have it, first and 10 at the Giants’ 19-yard line.
9:15 p.m. — TURNOVER ON DOWNS. New York goes for it on fourth down again and Wayne Gallman Jr. is stuffed at the line. Cleveland takes over at its 5-yard line with 5:16 left to play in the first half.
9:02 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, BROWNS. Mayfield finds Austin Hooper in the back of the end zone for the 2-yard TD to give Cleveland a 7-3 lead with 12:31 left in the second quarter.
8:55 p.m. — END OF 1Q: Giants 3, Browns 0. Cleveland has it, first and 10 at the Giants’ 16-yard line to start the second quarter.
8:46 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, GIANTS. This time New York settles for 3 points as Graham Gano hits from 37 yards to give the Giants a 3-0 lead with 4:12 left in the first quarter.
8:40 p.m. — TURNOVER ON DOWNS. This time Cleveland can’t convert as Mayfield’s pass is tipped at the line on fourth and 2. New York gets the ball back at its 43-yard line, 7:05 remaining in the first quarter.
8:29 p.m. — TURNOVER ON DOWNS. New York comes out in field goal formation, then splits out. Holder Riley Dixon can’t complete the pass though, so Cleveland will take over at its 8-yard line with 11:36 left in the first quarter.
8:23 p.m. — Big return. Dion Lewis runs it down to the Cleveland 48-yard line and the Giants will start with great field position.
8:20 p.m. — Browns win the toss. They’ll kick off to start the game.
Giants vs. Browns start time
All “Sunday Night Football” games in 2020 have the same start time of 8:20 p.m. ET. There are Sunday night games scheduled for every week of the season except Week 17, though the NFL has the ability to flex a game into a Week 17 “SNF” window.
‘Sunday Night Football’ schedule 2020
|Week 1||Sept. 10 (Thu.)||Kansas City Chiefs vs. Houston Texans|
|Sept. 13||Los Angeles Rams vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|Week 2||Sept. 20||Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots|
|Week 3||Sept. 27||New Orleans Saints vs. Green Bay Packers|
|Week 4||Oct. 4||San Francisco 49ers vs. Philadelphia Eagles|
|Week 5||Oct. 11||Seattle Seahawks vs. Minnesota Vikings|
|Week 6||Oct. 18||San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 7||Oct. 25||Seattle Seahawks vs. Arizona Cardinals|
|Week 8||Nov. 1||Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dallas Cowboys|
|Week 9||Nov. 8||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints|
|Week 10||Nov. 15||New England Patriots vs. Baltimore Ravens|
|Week 11||Nov. 22||Las Vegas Raiders vs. Kansas City Chiefs|
|Week 12||Nov. 29||Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears|
|Week 13||Dec. 6||Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos|
|Week 14||Dec. 13||Buffalo Bills vs. Pittsburgh Steelers|
|Week 15||Dec. 20||New York Giants vs. Cleveland Browns|
|Week 16||Dec. 27||Green Bay Packers vs. Tennessee Titans|
|Week 17||Jan. 3||TBD|