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Giants vs. Chiefs live updates: 'Monday Night Football' score, stats, channel, start time, news, highlights, analysis

The Kansas City Chiefs hope for a return to .500 while the New York Giants aim for a road upset on “Monday Night Football.”

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Kansas City 7, N.Y. Giants 0 — 1st

TV: ESPN; ESPN2 | Odds | BOX SCORE

(Photo: Jay Biggerstaff / USA Today)

November 1, 2021 at 8:42 PM EDT

Jon Stewart makes his way to Manningcast

Peyton and Eli Manning’s first guest of the night is Jon Stewart. You can watch the Manningcast on ESPN2.

The Athletic NFL Staff

The Athletic NFL Staff

November 1, 2021 at 8:40 PM EDT

Giants’ puzzling offense

The Giants have now gained seven yards on five plays on their first two drives and punt to the Chiefs. Kansas City ball on their own 25-yard line with 4:50 left in the first quarter.

KC Joyner

KC Joyner

Two short drives, but very little Kadarius Toney on the field thus far. Puzzling.

— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) November 2, 2021

November 1, 2021 at 8:34 PM EDT

Chiefs get it right back and score

Willie Gay picks off Daniel Jones and Tyreek Hill’s 6-yard touchdown catch has the Chiefs on the board.

The Athletic NFL Staff

The Athletic NFL Staff

Chiefs LB Willie Gay read Daniel Jones like a book on that one. Jumps the curl route to Darius Slayton for an easy interception.

— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) November 2, 2021

Patrick Mahomes finds Tyreek Hill in the back of the end zone for a 6-yard touchdown.

The Chiefs have a 7-0 lead.

— Nate Taylor (@ByNateTaylor) November 2, 2021

November 1, 2021 at 8:27 PM EDT

It’s been that kind of season in Kansas City

A patient 13-play, 70-yard drive by the Chiefs ends with an interception after the Giants crowd the end zone and Patrick Mahomes forces a pass into a tight window.

KC Joyner

KC Joyner

The play didn’t work, because Tyreek Hill was covered & the Giants weren’t fooled.

But what a great pitch by Travis Kelce to Patrick Mahomes.

— Nate Taylor (@ByNateTaylor) November 2, 2021

Believe it or not, that’s the recipe for the Giants tonight. They aren’t going to “stop” the Chiefs. But they bent but didn’t break and then get a turnover on a tipped ball in the end zone.

— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) November 2, 2021

Patrick Mahomes has thrown an interception in 7 straight games

That is now the longest streak in his high school, college or NFL career#MondayNightFootball

— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) November 2, 2021

November 1, 2021 at 8:21 PM EDT

Chiefs on the move

So far, so good for the Chiefs’ opening drive. They are deep into Giants territory at the 17-yard line.

The Athletic NFL Staff

The Athletic NFL Staff

The Chiefs will get the ball first.

— Nate Taylor (@ByNateTaylor) November 2, 2021

November 1, 2021 at 8:11 PM EDT

Travis Kelce gets loose

Travis Kelce shows off some moves before kickoff.

The Athletic NFL Staff

The Athletic NFL Staff

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November 1, 2021 at 8:00 PM EDT

Weather update for Giants-Chiefs

Per the NFL Game Day Operations Center, inclement weather is definitely expected tonight.

The Athletic NFL Staff

The Athletic NFL Staff

November 1, 2021 at 7:57 PM EDT

Chiefs uniform watch

Kansas City rocks the traditional home set-up tonight.

The Athletic NFL Staff

The Athletic NFL Staff

November 1, 2021 at 7:55 PM EDT

Giants uniform watch

It’s road whites with red trimming and blue helmets for the G-Men tonight.

The Athletic NFL Staff

The Athletic NFL Staff

November 1, 2021 at 7:53 PM EDT

Honoring Terez Paylor

A classy move by the Chiefs to honor the late, great sportswriter Terez Paylor.

KC Joyner

KC Joyner

The great and incomparable Terez Paylor is immortalized in the @Chiefs press box now. Kudos to the team for putting up this plaque on a wall near his seat.

I miss my friend. pic.twitter.com/9YMDgEjbcu

— Herbie Teope (@HerbieTeope) November 1, 2021

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November 1, 2021 at 7:40 PM EDT

Danny Dimes getting ready for tonight’s game

A huge opportunity awaits Giants quarterback Daniel Jones.

The Athletic NFL Staff

The Athletic NFL Staff

November 1, 2021 at 7:24 PM EDT

Giants inactives vs. Chiefs

This could be a problem if Kansas City decides to go run heavy, which they have done more frequently than generally thought the past few years.

KC Joyner

KC Joyner

No Shelton leaves the Giants with only four DL (Williams, Lawrence, A. Johnson, R. Johnson). Not expecting a lot of big personnel groupings against this Kansas City offense.

— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) November 1, 2021

November 1, 2021 at 7:20 PM EDT

Taylor: Pivotal stretch for Chiefs starts now

Taylor: Pivotal stretch for Chiefs starts now

Once again, the surprising 3-4 Chiefs will try to get their season back on track Monday night when they host the New York Giants. The game starts a pivotal stretch for the Chiefs, who are hosting three of their next four opponents at Arrowhead Stadium. Coach Andy Reid is hoping the Chiefs regain their form against the Giants to help them re-enter the AFC playoff picture. The players also want to redeem themselves after being blown out last week by the Tennessee Titans.

Perhaps the biggest statistic for fans to watch that could impact tonight’s outcome is how often the Chiefs turn the ball over. Entering the game, the Chiefs lead the NFL with 17 giveaways. Superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes is also looking to perform better in hopes of snapping a six-game streak in which he has thrown at least one interception. For the Chiefs’ beleaguered defense, one positive is that their defensive line, which has struggled this season, appears to be fully healthy, as defensive ends Frank Clark and Chris Jones will be tasked with generating pressure on Giants quarterback Daniel Jones.

(Photo: Jay Biggerstaff / USA Today)

Nate Taylor

Nate Taylor·

Staff Writer, Chiefs

November 1, 2021 at 7:19 PM EDT

Duggan: What I’m looking for from the Giants tonight

This game is an opportunity for the Giants to make a statement. The Chiefs are surprisingly vulnerable, so an upset is possible.

If the Giants are going to win, they’ll need to score. So it’s good news that electric rookie receiver Kadarius Toney is expected to return from an ankle injury. Toney should be able to make plays against a suspect Chiefs defense. Quarterback Daniel Jones has made strides in his third season, but he’ll need to raise his game to keep pace with Kansas City’s potent offense.

Defensively, the Giants are coming off their best performance of the season in last week’s 25-3 win against the Panthers. But the Chiefs offense poses a much stiffer test. The Giants will need to create turnovers against the offense that leads the league in that category.

The Giants have produced some unexpected wins in coach Joe Judge’s tenure — most notably at Seattle last season and at New Orleans in Week 4. But those types of performances have been outliers. A win on Monday night over the Chiefs would be a sign that the Giants are turning the corner.

Dan Duggan

Dan Duggan·

Staff Writer, Giants

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November 1, 2021 at 7:15 PM EDT

Manningcast should be fun tonight

As usual, an interesting guest list for Manningcast in Week 8.

The Athletic NFL Staff

The Athletic NFL Staff

November 1, 2021 at 7:15 PM EDT

One matchup to keep an eye on

One matchup to keep an eye on

One matchup to keep an eye on this evening is Kadarius Toney versus L’Jarius Sneed.

This has the potential to be a mismatch for the Giants, as since Week 4 Sneed has allowed 13 completions on 21 targets for 211 yards (per TruMedia/PFF). That’s a 61.9 percent completion rate and a 10.0 YPT, both of which are unacceptable when facing a big play target like Toney.

(Photo: Tim Heitman / USA Today)

KC Joyner

KC Joyner

November 1, 2021 at 6:57 PM EDT

Chiefs inactives vs. Giants

Lucas Niang should slot in at right tackle tonight.

The Athletic NFL Staff

The Athletic NFL Staff

The Chiefs’ inactive players for tonight’s game against the Giants are Anthony Hitchens (right tricep contusion), Khalen Saunders (swollen knee), DeAndre Baker, Mike Remmers (knee), Austin Blythe & Prince Tega Wanogho.

With Remmers out, expect Lucas Niang to be the right tackle.

— Nate Taylor (@ByNateTaylor) November 1, 2021

November 1, 2021 at 6:48 PM EDT

Patrick Mahomes diagnoses patience, short passes for himself to get Chiefs back on track

Patrick Mahomes diagnoses patience, short passes for himself to get Chiefs back on track

Patrick Mahomes, the Chiefs’ superstar quarterback known for his remarkable athletic skills, used a word Thursday that no one would use to describe his playing style: boring.

With the Chiefs preparing for Monday’s prime-time game against the New York Giants with an underwhelming 3-4 record, Mahomes has been blitzed on just 10.7 percent of his dropbacks, according to Next Gen Stats. No starting quarterback has been blitzed less often, by a wide margin (Buffalo’s Josh Allen has the second-lowest blitz rate faced at 17.2 percent).

When opposing defenses have attacked Mahomes with four pass rushers or fewer, he has produced a 0.16 Expected Points Added per play, which is below his career average and ranks eighth among quarterbacks in the league. Last week, the Tennessee Titans blitzed Mahomes only one time in 39 dropbacks, as they often used seven defenders in coverage, including two deep safeties, in hopes of preventing a long connection.

The Titans’ strategy and their defense’s performance led to the worst game in Mahomes’ career, who was sacked four times and finished with just 205 passing yards, one interception and no touchdowns.

“There were times where I could’ve maybe stepped and found a soft spot in the pocket,” Mahomes said. “Whenever we don’t usually get going as an offense, it’s because I’m doing little things like that.

“We have the guys on the team to make plays happen. But I have to make sure I’m executing at a high level so those guys can have those opportunities.”

Read more below.

(Photo: Steve Roberts / USA Today)

Nate Taylor

Nate Taylor·

Staff Writer, Chiefs

Patrick Mahomes diagnoses patience, short passes for himself to get Chiefs back on track

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Patrick Mahomes diagnoses patience, short passes for himself to get Chiefs back on track

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November 1, 2021 at 6:34 PM EDT

New York shows up for the night shift

The Giants have arrived to Arrowhead Stadium.

The Athletic NFL Staff

The Athletic NFL Staff

November 1, 2021 at 6:32 PM EDT

10 thoughts ahead of Giants’ Monday night affair

The Giants have a chance to make a statement against the Chiefs. So, The Athletic‘s Dan Duggan has 10 thoughts on the New York Giants as they head into tonight’s game.

Also, a good omen for the Giants offense.

The Athletic NFL Staff

The Athletic NFL Staff

The Giants have a chance to make a statement against the Chiefs: 10 thoughts ahead of their Monday night affair

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The Giants have a chance to make a statement against the Chiefs: 10 thoughts ahead of their Monday night affair

Toney came out early for a brief warmup. Now he and Shepard are going through the standard pregame warmup routine with Daniel Jones. Unlike past weeks, the Giants brain trust isn’t watching their every move intently. Both look good to go https://t.co/ygpxGd2MnL

— Dan Duggan (@DDuggan21) November 1, 2021