NFL PREVIEW: NEW YORK GIANTS (5-7) AT SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (5-7)
December 4, 2013INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
NEW YORK GIANTS (5-7) AT SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (5-7)
GIANTS: QB ELI MANNING has completed 49 of 74 (66.2 pct.) for 567 yards with 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 107.2 rating in 2 starts vs. SD. Aims for 3rd meeting in row with 100+ rating. Has started 147 consecutive games, longest active streak by QB…RB ANDRE BROWN rushed for 2 TDs last week & has 11 rush TDs in his past 13. Aims for 4th in row vs. AFC with rush TD. RB BRANDON JACOBS has team-record 60 career rush TDs. RB PEYTON HILLIS averaged 7.5 yards per carry last week…WR VICTOR CRUZ has 21 catches for 319 yards (106.3 per game) & TD in 3 games vs. AFC this season. WR RUEBEN RANDLE has 6 rec. TDs in past 8. Leads team with 6 rec. TDs…DE JUSTIN TUCK had career-high 4 sacks last week. DE JASON PIERRE-PAUL has 9 sacks in 12 games vs. AFC. S ANTREL ROLLE has 4 INTs, 2 sacks & FF in past 6. Leads team with 67 tackles & 10 PD. CB PRINCE AMUKAMARA is 2nd on team with 66 tackles & 9 PD. CB TERRELL THOMAS had 33-yard INT in last meeting. DT CULLEN JENKINS has 3 sacks in past 2 games…
CHARGERS: QB PHILIP RIVERS (3,633) needs 367 pass yards to register 5th 4,000-yard season. Is 1-0 as starter vs. NYG. Has 4 games this season with at least 390 pass yards, tied with HOFers DAN MARINO (1984) & JOE MONTANA (1990) for most such games in season. Has 10 TDs vs. 3 INTs & 101.7 rating at home this season…RB DANNY WOODHEAD has career-best in catches (61), rec. yards (482) & TD catches (5) in 2013, most among NFL RBs…TE ANTONIO GATES (9,047) needs 156 receiving yards to surpass HOFer CHARLIE JOINER (9,203) for 2nd-most rec. yards in team history…WR EDDIE ROYAL has career-best 7 TD rec. in 2013. Rookie WR KEENAN ALLEN leads NFL rookies in catches (58) & rec. yards (843). Needs 2 rec. to surpass LA DAINIAN TOMLINSON (59 in 2001) for the most rec. by Chargers rookie. Posted 5th game of season with 100+ rec. yards last week. TE LADARIUS GREEN has TDs of 30 & 60 yards in past 2…S ERIC WEDDLE has INT, FF & 2 FRs in past 2. Leads team with 81 tackles.