Oddsmakers consider Monday night’s Giants-Dolphins game largely a toss-up. If it turns out to be a close game, as predicted, it should come as no surprise.

“Monday Night Football” is on a seven-game streak of games decided by eight points or fewer, tying a record for the series set in the middle of the 1974 season, when Frank Gifford, Howard Cosell and Alex Karras were the announcers.

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The current streak does not include any Jets or Giants games.

The one in ’74 began with the Dolphins edging the Jets, 21-17, on Oct. 7. It ended with the Steelers blowing out the Saints, 28-7, at Tulane Stadium.

Seven weeks later the Steelers returned to Tulane Stadium and beat the Vikings, 16-6, for their first Super Bowl title.