RECORDS & AWARDS
NFL PREVIEW: NEW YORK GIANTS (8-5) AT ATLANTA FALCONS (11-2)
December 12, 2012Richmond High School
GIANTS: QB ELI MANNING has won 4 in row vs. Atl., incl. last year’s WC. In past 2 vs. Atl. (incl. WC), has 661 yards (330.5 per game), 6 TDs, 1 INT & 119.5 rating…RB AHMAD BRADSHAW has 5 TDs (4 rush, 1 rec.) in past 5 in Dec/Jan. Rookie RB-KR DAVID WILSON is 1st player in NFL history with 100+ rush (100) & 200+ KR (227) yards in game. Had 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 KR) last week …WR VICTOR CRUZ aims for 3rd in row with 100+ yards. Has 225 rec. yards (112.5 per game) in past 2. In past 4 Dec/Jan games, has 22 catches for 567 yards (141.8 per game) & 3 TDs. WR HAKEEM NICKS had 6 catches for 115 yards & 2 TDs in WC meeting. TE MARTELLUS BENNETT aims for 3rd in row with TD… DE JASON PIERRE-PAUL has 27.5 career sacks & needs 2.5 to reach 30. S STEVIE BROWN had 2 INTs for 91 yards last week. Leads NFL with 259 INT yards, most by Giant all-time. DE JUSTIN TUCK aims for 3rd reg. season game in row vs. Atl. with sack…FALCONS: Clinched NFC South & have NFC’s best record (11-2)…QB MATT RYAN has won 32 of his 1st 36 starts at home, best by QB in SB era. Aims for 11th consecutive home win. Has 100+ rating in 19 home games & Atlanta is 19-0. In career, Falcons are 30-1 (.968) when he has 100+ rating…RB MICHAEL TURNER aims for 5th in row with TD. Is franchise leader with 59 total TDs (58 rush, 1 rec.)…WR JULIO JONES has 997 yards & needs 3 for 1st career 1,000-yard season. In past 10 at home, WR RODDY WHITE has 69 catches for 1,075 yards (107.5 per game) & 7 TDs with 7 100-yard games. Since 2007, has 548 receptions, most in NFC. TE TONY GONZALEZ had 8 catches for 82 yards & TD in last reg. season meeting…Falcons are only team in NFL with 2 S with 4+ INTs: THOMAS DE COUD (5) & WILLIAM MOORE (4). DE JOHN ABRAHAM has 14.5 sacks in past 16. In 4 meetings (incl. playoffs), has 3 sacks & 2 FFs. LB STEPHEN NICHOLAS (79) leads team in tackles & LB SEAN WEATHERSPOON (69) is 3rd.