As they enter their Week 8 contest against the Giants, the Chiefs are in unfamiliar territory. They sit at 3-4 and are under .500 for the third time this season, the most in a year under coach Andy Reid.
They also sit in last place in the AFC West and are coming off a 27-3 loss to the Titans last time out. To make matters worse, they’ve given up the second-most yards of any team this season and rank fifth-worst in points allowed.
Luckily for them, they’re going up against a Giants team that will be without several key offensive weapons: wide receivers Kadarius Toney and Kenny Golladay and running back Saquon Barkley. Wide receivers Darius Slayton, John Ross and Sterling Shepard are all listed as questionable.
This is the 31st time Reid has gone up against the Giants, almost all of that from his tenure with the Eagles, and he’s 15-15 all time against them. He has taken them on once since his arrival in Kansas City; in 2017, a 12-9 overtime loss in East Rutherford.
But that was a Patrick Mahomes-less Chiefs team. This time, Mahomes and Co. will try to capitalize on the Giants’ injuries. They’ll also look to get the ball in the hands of tight end Travis Kelce and wide receiver Tyreek Hill.
A win for the Chiefs will get them back to .500 and move them into a tie for third in the division with the Broncos. A win for the Giants will put them at 3-5 and into a tie for second in the NFC East with the Eagles.
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Chiefs vs. Giants score
Chiefs vs. Giants live updates, highlights from ‘Monday Night Football’
8:56 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN GIANTS. Joe Judge’s gamble pays off as Jones hits tight end Kyle Rudolph wide open in the back of the end zone. Giants get on the board and tie it up. Giants 7, Chiefs 7 with 14:14 left in the second.
8:55 p.m.: The Giants can’t make anything happen in the red zone. Joe Judge keeps the offense on the field on fourth-and-goal to start the second quarter.
End quarter 1: Chiefs 7, Giants 0
8:51 p.m.: Kadarius Toney takes the snap out of the wildcat and hits Sterling Shepard for 18 yards on a trick play.
8:50 p.m.: On third-and-11, Daniel Jones hits John Ross for 53 yards and a huge gain. Giants marching quickly after that jump ball and declined DPI penalty.
8:47 p.m.: The Giants can’t get anything going as they’re driven back for a loss of 1. Third-and-11 for the Giants as KC calls a timeout with 1:56 left in the first quarter.
8:44 p.m.: The Chiefs go three-and-out and punt it away for the first time. Giants take over at their own 15.
8:43 p.m.: On second-and-10 from their 35, Mahomes’ pass falls incomplete. Third down coming for the Chiefs.
8:40 p.m.: Tyreek Hill already has six catches tonight for 36 yards with 3:35 left in the first.
8:37 p.m.: The Giants go three-and-out following the Chiefs’ touchdown. Giants punt it away to the KC 25.
8:31 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN CHIEFS. The Chiefs capitalize off the turnover and good field position. Mahomes looks, throws and finds Tyreek Hill in the back of the end zone for the first score of the game. Chiefs 7, Giants 0 with 6:12 left in the first.
8:28 p.m.: INTERCEPTION CHIEFS. Jones throws a pick of his own on the Giants’ first play of the game. Dueling interceptions to start.
8:27 p.m.: Mahomes now leads the NFL in interceptions following that pick.
8:25 p.m.: INTERCEPTION GIANTS. Mahomes is pressured and gets picked off on a jump throw in the end zone. The Giants take over at their own 20 following the touchback.
8:23 p.m.: On third-and-goal for the Chiefs, the Giants take a timeout on defense. 8:27 left in the first quarter.
8:22 p.m.: It’s first-and-goal now from Giants’ 7 for KC.
8:19 p.m.: Mahomes is perfect on this opening drive. 7-for-7 for 56 yards to five different receivers. KC’s in the red zone now.
8:17 p.m.: The Chiefs are marching early. Second-and-8 on their 49.
8:15 p.m: Giants kick off to start the game, meaning KC receives. Goes for a touchback and the Chiefs start at the 20.
What channel is Chiefs vs. Giants on today?
The Chiefs vs. Giants matchup will be broadcast nationally on ESPN with announcers Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Louis Riddick in the booth and Lisa Salters reporting from the sidelines.
Additionally, ESPN2 will show the “Manningcast” featuring Peyton and Eli Manning.
For those hoping to stream the matchup, ESPN will carry the game on its app, and also through ESPN+. You can also stream “Monday Night Football” live online with fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.
Chiefs vs. Giants start time
- Date: Monday, Nov. 1
- Time: 8:15 p.m. ET
The Chiefs vs. Giants game will kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. All “Monday Night Football” games in 2021 are scheduled to begin at 8:15 p.m. ET.
NFL live stream for ‘Monday Night Football’
“Monday Night Football” airs on ESPN, so it will be available to stream live on all of the company’s digital platforms (ESPN.com, ESPN App, etc.). This will be the easiest way for viewers with cable or satellite to view the game.
Cord-cutters also have plenty of options with which they can stream “Monday Night Football” during the 2021 NFL season.
Chiefs schedule 2021
|Week||Date||Opponent||Time (ET)||TV Channel|
|8||Nov. 1 (Mon.)||Giants||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|9||Nov. 7||Packers||4:25 p.m.||Fox|
|10||Nov. 14||at Raiders||8:20 p.m.||NBC|
|11||Nov. 21||Cowboys||4:25 p.m.||Fox|
|13||Dec. 5||Broncos||1 p.m.||CBS|
|14||Dec. 12||Raiders||1 p.m.||CBS|
|15||Dec. 16 (Thu.)||at Chargers||8:20 p.m.||Fox, NFL Network|
|16||Dec. 26||Steelers||4:25 p.m.||CBS|
|17||Jan. 2.||at Bengals||1 p.m.||CBS|
|18||Jan. 9||at Broncos||4:25 p.m.||CBS|
Giants schedule 2021
|Week||Date||Opponent||Time (ET)||TV Channel|
|8||Nov. 1 (Mon.)||at Chiefs||8:15 p.m.||ESPN, ESPN2|
|9||Nov. 7||Raiders||1 p.m.||CBS|
|11||Nov. 22 (Mon.)||at Buccaneers||8:15 p.m.||ESPN|
|12||Nov. 28||Eagles||1 p.m.||Fox|
|13||Dec. 5||at Dolphins||1 p.m.||Fox|
|14||Dec. 12||at Chargers||4:05 p.m.||Fox|
|15||Dec. 19||Cowboys||1 p.m.||Fox|
|16||Dec. 26||at Eagles||1 p.m.||Fox|
|17||Jan. 2||at Bears||1 p.m.||CBS|
|18||Jan. 9||WFT||1 p.m.||Fox|
‘Monday Night Football’ schedule 2021
ESPN is scheduled to broadcast 17 regular-season “Monday Night Football” games in 2021. There is no doubleheader, but because of the season’s extension to 17 games over 18 weeks, there will be an extra week of “Monday Night Football.” However, the program won’t air during Week 18; all games that week will be played on Sunday.
|Week 1||Sept. 13||Las Vegas Raiders vs. Baltimore Ravens|
|Week 2||Sept. 20||Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions|
|Week 3||Sept. 27||Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles|
|Week 4||Oct. 4||Los Angeles Chargers vs. Las Vegas Raiders|
|Week 5||Oct. 11||Baltimore Ravens vs. Indianapolis Colts|
|Week 6||Oct. 18||Tennessee Titans vs. Buffalo Bills|
|Week 7||Oct. 25||Seattle Seahawks vs. New Orleans Saints|
|Week 8||Nov. 1||Kansas City Chiefs vs. New York Giants|
|Week 9||Nov. 8||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Chicago Bears|
|Week 10||Nov. 15||San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 11||Nov. 22||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New York Giants|
|Week 12||Nov. 29||Washington Football Team vs. Seattle Seahawks|
|Week 13||Dec. 6||Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots|
|Week 14||Dec. 13||Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 15||Dec. 20||Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings|
|Week 16||Dec. 27||New Orleans Saints vs. Miami Dolphins|
|Week 17||Jan. 3||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns|