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Week 9 Monday Night Football open thread: Indianapolis Colts at New York Giants

AFC South meets NFC East to close out week 9 of the 2014 NFL season.

Andy Lyons

We're now well and truly more than halfway through the regular season, as AFC meets NFC on Monday Night Football.

The 5-3 Indianapolis Colts are top of the AFC South, one game ahead of the second-placed Houston Texans, but come in to tonight's matchup off the back of a 34-51 road loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Ben Roethlisberger threw for 522 yards and six - six! - touchdowns on them in that game.  Previously the Colts had won five games straight, and they'll be looking to get themselves back on track; Andrew Luck will also be hoping to provide a highlight slightly more worthy than last week's butt safety.

To do that they'll look to beat the 3-4 New York Giants, who lie third in the NFC East behind their six-win rivals the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys - each of which has beaten the Giants in the most recent two games for Tom Coughlin's team.  The G-men are coming off a bye week, but Eli Manning has lost Victor Cruz to a season-ending knee injury.

Neither team face the NFC North over the rest of the season so, if there's a Bears-related reason to root for one or the other, might as well hope the NFC team loses for (fingers crossed) potential wild card places.

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