INDIANAPOLIS – Before the Colts (5-3) will embark on a bye in Week 11, the leaders of the AFC South will head to New York for Monday Night Football.
The Giants (3-4) will welcome the Colts to MetLife Stadium for what will be Indianapolis' fourth primetime matchup of five this season.
After finishing 2013 below .500 for the first time in Tom Coughlin's decade-long tenure in New York, the Giants have been up-and-down once again this season.
In starting 0-2, New York fell to two of the NFC's best teams in Detroit and Arizona. It looked similar to last season's 0-6 start but the Giants quickly got things turned around.
New York won their next three games (by a combined 54 points) and looked to be back in NFC playoff picture.
However, back-to-back divisional losses dropped the Giants to 3-4 heading into last week's bye.
Trying to gauge the 2014 Giants is difficult considering their vast results in wins and losses.
About half of NFL games are decided by one possession and the Giants have yet to play such a contest in 2014.
Eli Manning has had to deal with a new wave of skill players with injuries depleting the Giants weapons.
Pro Bowl receiver Victor Cruz was placed on injured reserve earlier this month with a patellar injury.
Starting running back Rashad Jennings is still trying to work his way back from an MCL injury he suffered back on Oct. 5.
Defensively, the Giants rank in the 20s in several defensive categories but the unit is an opportune bunch ranking first in the NFL in picking off 4.76 percent of passes.
The Giants 11 interceptions this year are the second most in the NFL, despite them playing one fewer game than about half of the league.
After Monday night, the Colts will have their bye before returning to Lucas Oil Stadium for a Nov. 16 meeting against the New England Patriots.
*2014 Record: *3-4, 3rd in the NFC North.
*Head Coach: *Tom Coughlin, 11th season as Giants head coach (19th season overall). 161-134 overall in the regular season and 12-7 in the playoffs).
*2014 NFL Rankings: *Offense – Overall, 23rd (332.7); Rushing, 15th (113.6); Passing, 23rd (219.1). Defense – Overall, 25th (384.4); Rushing, 21st (122.0); Passing, 25th (262.4).
2014 Leading Passer: Eli Manning (146-of-225 comp., 1,573 yards, 64.9 pct., 14 TDs, 5 INTs).
*2014 Leading Rusher: *Rashad Jennings (91 carries, 396 yards, 2 TDs).
*2014 Leading Receiver: *Ruben Randle (34 receptions, 321 yards, 2 TDs).
2014 Leading Sacker: Jason Pierre-Paul (3.5).
2014 Turnover Breakdown: 0 (tied for 16th).
2014 NFL Draft Results: The Giants have gotten some solid production out of their rookie class. First-round pick Odell Beckham is finally healthy and contributing at receiver. In the second round, the Giants chose center/guard Weston Richburg, who has started all seven games this season. Fourth-round pick Andre Williams went from the nation's leading rusher last year to the lead back due to Rashad Jennings' injury.
*2013 Review: *The 2013 campaign certainly didn't fall in line to what the Giants are used to under Tom Coughlin. For the first time in his 11 seasons as Giants head coach, New York finished below .500 (7-9). The Giants lost their first six games of the season but a strong finish to 2013 wasn't enough to get New York back into the postseason. Eli Manning threw a career-high 27 interceptions.
Last time in Playoffs: 2011 season. Won Super Bowl XLVI, 21-17, over the New England Patriots.
*Last time in Super Bowl: *2011 season. Won Super Bowl XLVI, 21-17, over the New England Patriots.
*Super Bowl Championships: *Four.
2014 Pro Bowl Selections: S-Antrel Rolle.