Kickoff: 1:00 PM
TV: FOX (Ch 5 in NYC) Dick Stockton, Charles Davis, Laura Okmin (Field reporter).
Radio: WFAN (660 AM in NYC) Bob Papa, Carl Banks and Howard Cross. (Coverage begins at 11:30 with pregame hosted by Anita Marks and Paul Dottino). SIRIUS: 155 (Det.), 126 (NYG). XM: 103 (NYG).
The Line: Giants by 10. O/U 44.5
LIONS:QB SHAUN HILL completed 21 of 32 (65.6 pct.) for 227 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 117.6 rating last week. Has 4,708 career passing yards & needs 292 to reach 5,000…Rookie RB JAHVID BEST (1st round) leads NFL rookies with 495 scrimmage yards, 241 rush yards & 5 TDs…WR CALVIN JOHNSON had 35-yard TD catch in only meeting. Has 4 TDs in past 4 games. TE BRANDON PETTIGREW had TD catch last week. Leads NFC TEs with 26 receptions. TE TONY SCHEFFLER ties for 2nd among NFC TEs with 24 catches.
KR-PR STEFAN LOGAN was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for Week Five:
• Logan had a 105-yard kickoff-return touchdown in the Lions’ 44-6 win against St. Louis.
• His return tied for the longest kickoff return in team history (TERRY FAIR, September 28, 1998) and tied for the sixth-longest in NFL history.
• Logan’s touchdown broke a 3-3 tie and gave the Lions a lead they would not relinquish. It marked the first non-onside kickoff-return touchdown by a Lion since EDDIE DRUMMOND’s 92-yard TD in 2004 (November 21).
• He added 24 punt-return yards (12.0 average) and finished with 129 total return yards. Logan also helped the kickoff cover unit allow just 18.3 yards per return.
LB JULIAN PETERSON has INT & FF in career vs. NYG. Rookie DT NDAMUKONG SUH (1st round) leads NFL rookies with 3 sacks. Had 1st career INT last week. CB ALPHONSO SMITH aims for 4th in row with INT. Had 42-yard INT-TD last week. DE KYLE VANDEN BOSCH had sack vs. NYG in 9/29/02 meeting (with Arz.)
Injuries - Did not practice Thursday: LB Landon Johnson (concussion), LB DeAndre Levy (ankle, groin), DE Turk McBride (ankle), QB Matthew Stafford (right shoulder), CB Nathan Vasher (nose, biceps); Limited in practice Thursday: RB Jahvid Best (toe), WR Nate Burleson (ankle), S Louis Delmas (groin), WR Calvin Johnson (shoulder, knee), WR Stefan Logan (foot)
GIANTS:QB ELI MANNING won only career start vs. Det., completing 28 of 39 (71.8 pct.) for 283 yards with 1 TD vs. 0 INTs for 100.7 rating. Has 19,946 career passing yards & needs 54 to reach 20,000. Would join PHIL SIMMS as only Giants with 20,000 passing yards…RB AHMAD BRADSHAW has 293 rush yards (97.7 per game) & 3 TDs at home this year. Aims for 4th in row at home with TD run. RB BRANDON JACOBS had 103 scrimmage yards & rec. TD in last meeting…
WR HAKEEM NICKS had 12 catches for 130 yards & 2 TDs last week & joined AMANI TOOMER as only NYG with 12+ catches, 130+ yards & 2+ TDs in game. Has 20 catches for 240 yards (120 per game) & 2 TDs in past 2. WR STEVE SMITH has 135 receptions since start of 2009, most in NFC. Had 6 catches for 89 yards & TD last week. WR MARIO MANNINGHAM has 6 career rec. TDs & 5 have been 20+ yards…
DE OSI UMENYIORA has 17 sacks in past 18 at home. In past 2, has 5 sacks & 4 FFs. DE JUSTIN TUCK has 4 sacks, FF & FR in past 2. Incl. playoffs, Giants have won 14 in row when Tuck has sack (23 sacks in those 14 games).
Injuries - Did not practice Thursday: WR Victor Cruz (hamstring), RB Madison Hedgecock (hamstring), CB Brian Jackson (neck), DE Mathias Kiwanuka (neck), RB Danny Ware (groin); Limited participation in practice: LB Keith Bulluck (toe), C Shaun O'Hara (ankle, achilles), S Kenny Phillips (knee), DE Osi Umenyiora (knee)