Sunday, Oct 10, 2010 1:00 pm ET
Reliant Stadium / Playing Surface: Grass
TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 121 (NYG), 154 (Hou.). XM: 107 (NYG).
RADIO: WFAN 660 AM: Bob Papa, Carl Banks and Howard Cross; Sports USA Radio: Play- by-play will be provided by Larry Kahn, and color commentary will be provided by Ross Tucker. Troy West will report from the sidelines.
The Line: Texans -3....O/U 47.5GIANTS:
RB Ahmad Bradshaw had career-high 23 att. last week & rushed for 129 yards & TD. Averaging 95.5 yards per game this season . Incl. playoffs, when RB Brandon Jacobs has 21+ carries, his teams are 11-2 (.846)…
WR Hakeem Nicks (pictured) had career-high 8 catches (110 yards) last week. Ties for NFC lead with 4 rec. TDs. WR Steve Smith has 42 catches in past 6 vs. AFC (7 catches per game). WR Mario Manningham has 6 career rec. TDs & 5 have been 20+ yards…Club set NFL record with 9 sacks in 1st half last week.
DEs Justin Tuck & Osi Umenyiora led team with 3 sacks each vs. Chi. Tuck had FF & Umenyiora recorded 2 FFs. Incl. playoffs, Giants have won 13 in row when Tuck has sack (22 sacks in those 13 games). DT Barry Cofield tied career-high with 1.5 sacks in Week 4…
Club aims for 1st 4-1 start in franchise history…Texans have won 4 of past 5 against NFC…Since ’07 vs. NFC, QB Matt Schaub has completed 334 of 469 passes (71.2 pct.) for 4,090 yards w/22 TDs vs. 7 INTs & 107.2 passer rating. Schaub will make 1st career start vs. Giants…
RB Arian Foster has rushed for 100+ yards in 4 of past 5 games dating back to ’09 (119, 231,106, 131). RB Derrick Ward spent 5 seasons w/Giants (2004-08). Ward posted 1st TD as Texan last week & averaged 6.7 yards per carry (12 att., 80 rush yards)…
7 of WR Andre Johnson’s 14 career games with at least 10 receptions & 100 receiving yards have been against NFC teams. Johnson had 9 receptions for 83 receiving yards in only meeting vs. NYG. WR Kevin Walter aims for 4th consecutive game w/TD reception against NFC opponent...TE Joel Dressen averages 17.0 yards per catch in ’10 (7 rec., 119 yards)…
DE Mario Williams (pictured) has 5 sacks in past 5 home games. DE Antonio Smith tied career-high w/2 sacks last week…S Troy Nolan had career-high 2 INTs vs. Raiders last week.
Injuries (updated Thursday night)
OUT – Will not play Sunday – T Will Beatty (foot)
Limited in Practice: C Adam Koets (knee), S Kenny Phillips (knee), DE Osi Umenyiora (knee)
OUT - Will not play Sunday: LB Kevin Bentley (knee)
Did Not Practice: WR Jacoby Jones (calf)
Limited in Practice: S Dominique Barber (ribs), TE Owen Daniels (hamstring), WR Andre Johnson (ankle), S Bernard Pollard (neck), RB Derrick Ward (ribs), DE Mario Williams (groin), S Eugene Wilson (hamstring)