Site: Metlife Stadium
Kickoff: 1:00pm EDT
Surface: Field Turf
TV: CBS (Ch. 2 in NYC): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Jenny Dell (Field reporter)
Radio: WFAN 660AM and 101.9FM Bob Papa, Carl Banks and Howard Cross SIRIUS: 108 (Hou), 133 (NYG) XM: 227 (NYG)
Referee: Terry McAulay
The Line: Texans by 2 1/2; O/U 41 1/2
Series: This is only the fourth meeting between the Giants and the Texans, who entered the NFL in 2002. The Giants lead the series, 2-1, and have won the past two meetings.
Last Game: 10/10/10: Giants 34 at Texans 10. New York WR Hakeem Nicks has 12 receptions for 130 yards & 2 TDs. Giants WR Steve Smith adds 89 receiving yards & TD reception.
Last Game at Site: 11/5/06: Giants 14, Texans 10. New York RB Tiki Barber rushes for 115 yards & TD on 17 attempts. Giants TE Jeremy Shockey has 8 catches for 66 yards and TD.
Texans: OUT: LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee), S Shiloh Keo (calf) QUESTIONABLE: RB Arian Foster (hamstring), G Ben Jones (ankle, knee), S D.J. Swearinger (elbow) PROBABLE: LB Akeem Dent (hamstring), TE C.J. Fiedorowicz (foot), TE Garrett Graham (ankle), WR DeAndre Hopkins (illness), DE Tim Jamison (groin), WR Andre Johnson (ankle), CB Johnathan Joseph (foot), DT Louis Nix (wrist), RB Jay Prosch (hand)
Giants: OUT: LB Jon Beason (foot, toe), WR Odell Beckham (hamstring), LB Devon Kennard (hamstring) QUESTIONABLE: T James Brewer (back), T Charles Brown (shoulder), P Steve Weatherford (left ankle) PROBABLE: DT Markus Kuhn (ankle)
In only career meeting (10/16/11 with Buf.), QB Ryan Fitzpatrick passed for 244 yards & 2 TDs with 88.7 rating. Last week, posted 129.1 rating (2nd-best of career) with 2 TDs & 0 INTs…
In past 10 vs. NFC, RB Arian Foster has 1,230 scrimmage yards (912 rush, 318 rec.) & 8 TDs (6 rush, 2 rec.). Since 2010, leads AFC with 5,047 rush yards. Last week, posted 27th career 100-yard rush game & aims for 3rd in row…
In 2 career meetings, WR Andre Johnson has 14 rec. for 178 yards (12.7 avg.). For career, averages 6 catches per game, best in NFL history (min. 100 games). Johnson (939) needs 13 catches to surpass HOFer Art Monk (940), Derrick Mason (943) & HOFer Andre Reed (951) for No. 11 all-time. WR DeAndre Hopkins leads team with 2 TD rec. & aims for 3rd in row with TD…
DE J.J. Watt had 1st career TD catch last week. In past 9 vs. NFC, has 8.5 sacks, 3 FF & 3 FR. Since 2012, leads NFL with 32 sacks. LB Brooks Reed had 1st career INT last week. CB Kareem Jackson had career-long 65-yard INT return vs. Oak…
QB Eli Manning has started 153 consecutive games, longest active streak by QB. Is 2-0 as starter vs. Hou. with 4 TDs…
Last year vs. Hou. (11/17/13 with Oak.), RB Rashad Jennings rushed for 150 yards & TD (career-long 80 yards). In past 2 vs. Hou. with 10+ att., Jennings has rushed for 258 yards (129 per game) & 2 TDs…
TE Larry Donnell leads team with 12 catches & 137 yards. WR Victor Cruz has 16 career 100-yard rec. games. WR Rueben Randle had TD catch last week. Has 6 rec. TDs in past 8 at home.
TE Daniel Fells had TD last week, his 1st with NYG…
DE Jason Pierre-Paul is only DE in NFL with 2 INT-TDs since 2012. Had 1.5 sacks last week.
CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has INT in each of 2 career meetings, incl. 49-yard INT-TD in 10/11/09 contest (with Az.).
DE Mathias Kiwanuka had sack in only game vs. Hou. DE Robert Ayers, Jr. has sack in each of 1st 2 games with NYG & aims for 3rd in row with sack. DT Jonathan Hankins had 1st career sack last week.