Kickoff: 1 p.m.
Site: MetLife Stadium
TV: FOX (Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch, Pam Oliver)
Radio: WFAN 660AM and 101.9FM (Bob Papa, Carl Banks and Howard Cross). SIRIUS: 146 (Atl), 133 (NYG) XM: 232 (NYG) ESPN Radio: (Marc Kestecher, Shaun O’Hara and Ian Fitzsimmons).
Referee: Brad Allen
Weather: Mid 70s, partly cloudy
The Line: Giants by 2 1/2; O/U 51
The Series: Tied 11-11; Giants have won 4 of last 5
Last Meeting: Oct. 5, 2014: Giants won 30-20 AT HOME. New York QB Eli Manning threw for 200 yards and two touchdowns (Odell Bekcham Jr., Reuben Randle).
Falcons: OUT: DE Malliciah Goodman (elbow)*, WR Devin Hester (toe)*, LB Brooks Reed (groin)*, C Gino Gradkowski*, WR Justin Hardy*, OT Bryce Harris*; WILL PLAY: DE Adrian Clayborn (thumb), WR Julio Jones (hamstring), T Jake Matthews (back), S William Moore (illness), DE O'Brien Schofield (hip).
Giants: OUT: WR Victor Cruz (calf)*, TE Daniel Fells (foot)*, DT Markus Kuhn (knee)*, DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa (foot)*, LB Jon Beason (knee)*, DB Cooper Taylor*. WILL PLAY: T Ereck Flowers (ankle), LB Uani' Unga (knee)
In past 2 meetings, QB Matt Ryan has completed 52 of 73 (71.2 pct.) for 586 yards with 4 TDs vs. 1 INT for 107.4 rating. Since 2012, has 102.2 rating in 13 Sept. games with 31 TDs vs. 12 INTs…
Rookie RB Tevin Coleman rushed for 80 yards last week in NFL debut…
WR Julio Jones has 41 catches for 754 yards (150.8 per game) & 4 TDs in past 5. Had 9 catches for 141 yards & 2 TDs last week. Has 17 catches for 179 yards (89.5 per game) & 2 TDs in past 2 vs. NYG. WR Roddy White is 1 of 7 in NFL with 10,000+ rec. yards (10,441) since 2005. WR-PR-KR Devin Hester has 37 career TDs (16 rec., 14 PR, 5 KR, 1 rush, 1 miss FG). Had 108-yard TD return of missed FG vs. NYG (11/12/06 with Chi.)…
In last meeting, S Kemal Ishmael & LB Paul Worrilow each had 14 tackles. Worrilow had team-high 13 tackles last week. CB DESMOND TRUFANT has 34 PD since entering NFL in 2013, most by Falcon. S William Moore & Ricardo Allen each had INT last week. Allen’s INT was 1st of his career…
K Matt Bryant converted all 4 FG att. in Week 1, incl. GW 47-yard FG in 4th Q. Has 12 career games with 4+ FG…
QB Eli Manning has started 168 consecutive games, longest active streak in NFL. Incl. playoffs, has won 5 of past 6 starts vs. Atl. Has 92.8 rating in those 6 meetings, incl. 100+ rating in 3 of past 4…
RB Rashad Jennings had rush TD last week. RB Shane Vereen had 4 catches for 46 yards in Week 1. RB Andre Williams had rush TD in last meeting…
WR Odell Beckham, Jr. has 96 catches for 1,349 rec. yards & 12 TDs in 1st 13 games to begin career. Had TD catch in last year’s meeting. Has led NFL in rec. yards in 6 of past 7 weeks. WR Rueben Randle had TD in last game vs. Atl…
CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie had 57-yard FR-TD last week. Has 6 career TDs (5 INTs, 1 FR) & averages 56.7 yards per TD. CB Trumaine McBride had INT in Week 1 & returned it to 1-yard line to set up TD. Also had FF & 4 tackles in game. LB Uani’ Unga had team-high 12 tackles & INT in 1st career game last week.
What to watch for....
QB Eli Manning needs 52 passing yards (39,948) to become the 15th player in NFL history to reach 40,000 career yards and three touchdowns to pass Dave krieg for 12th place on the NFL’s all-time career passing touchdowns list.
WR Odell Beckham, Jr. needs 4 receptions (96) to reach 100 career catches.
RB Shane Vereen needs 79 yards (921) to reach 1,000 career-rushing yards.
CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie needs one interception (21) to tie Brent Grimes (22) for the sixth-most interceptions by a cornerback since he entered the NFL in 2008.
WR/KR Dwayne Harris needs 32 punt return yards (968) to reach 1,000 career punt return yards.