BRONCOS VS GIANTS PREVIEW
September 11, 2013INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
DENVER BRONCOS (1-0) AT NEW YORK GIANTS (0-1)
BRONCOS: Have won 12 consecutive reg.-season games, longest active streak in NFL…Club was 6-2 on road in ’12… For career, QB PEYTON MANNING is 2-0 vs. brother Eli. In 4 games vs. NYG, is 3-1 & has 9 TDs vs. 4 INTs & 96.5 rating. Tied single-game NFL record with 7 TD passed last week & became 1st NFL player to throw 6+ TD passes in 3 different games…RB KNOWSHON MORENO is averaging 106.3 rush yards per game in past 3 on road…Since ’12, WR DEMARYIUS THOMAS averages 93.8 rec. yards per game, 4th-most in NFL. Since ’07, WR WES WELKER leads NFL with 681 rec. Has 20 receptions for 258 yards in 2 career reg.-season games vs. NYG. Had 2 TD rec. in Broncos debut last week…Last week, TE JULIUS THOMAS (110 rec. yards, 2 TD catches) became 4th TE in franchise history to register 100+ rec. yards & 2 TD rec. in game…CB CHAMP BAILEY (52) has 3rd-most INTs among active players (ED REED, 61; CHARLES WOODSON, 55). CB DOMINIQUE RODGERS-CROMARTIE has 2 career INTs vs. NYG…LB SHAUN PHILLIPS had 2.5 sacks in Den. debut last week…
GIANTS: QB ELI MANNING has won 6 of past 7 at home. In past 3 at home, is 3-0, completing 51 of 86 (59.3 pct.) for 716 yards with 12 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 116.1 rating. Has started 136 consecutive games, longest active streak in NFL. Passed for 450 yards & 4 TDs last week…RB-KR DAVID WILSON is only player in NFL since 2012 with 2+ rush TD (4), rec. TD & KR-TD…Last week, Giants had 3 100-yard receivers in same game for 1st time: WRs VICTOR CRUZ (118), HAKEEM NICKS (114) & RUEBEN RANDLE (101). Cruz had 3 TDs last week, incl. 70-yarder. Has 7 career 70+ yard TDs. Has 8 TDs in past 7 at home. Aims for 4th in row at home with TD. In past 2 Sept. games, WR HAKEEM NICKS has 15 catches for 313 yards (156.5) & TD…DE JASON PIERRE-PAUL has 8 sacks in past 9 vs. AFC. DE JUSTIN TUCK reached 50 career sacks last week. Has 4 sacks in past 5 at home. CB COREY WEBSTER has 6 INTs in past 10 vs. AFC. S RYAN MUNDY had INT & career-long 91-yard return last week.