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NFL PREVIEW: NEW YORK GIANTS (8-5) AT ATLANTA FALCONS (11-2)

December 12, 2012
Richmond High School



SERIES

 

GIANTS

FALCONS

SERIES LEADER

Series tied, 10-10

 

STREAKS

Past 3

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Coughlin: 6-1

Smith: 0-2

LAST WEEK

W 52-27 vs. Saints

L 30-20 at Panthers

LAST GAME

11/22/09: Falcons 31 at Giants 34 (OT). New York TE Kevin Boss catches 2 TDs & WR Mario Manningham adds 126 receiving yards. Giants’ Lawrence Tynes kicks winning FG.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/15/07: Giants 31, Falcons 10. New York QB Eli Manning connects with WR Plaxico Burress for 43-yard TD. Giants RBs Reuben Droughns & Derrick Ward each post TD run.

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 94 (NYG), 123 (Atl.). XM: 232 (Atl.). 

STATS

PASSING

Manning: 281-462-3,429-20-13-86.4

Ryan: 346-511-3,932 (3L)-24-14-94.8

RUSHING

Bradshaw: 196-869-4.4-5

Turner: 187-689-3.7-8

RECEIVING

Cruz: 76-1,004-13.2-9 (T1C)

Gonzalez (TE): 81-831-10.3-7

OFFENSE

372.9

376.2

TAKE/GIVE

+16 (2L)

+6

DEFENSE

376.2

361.9

SACKS

Pierre-Paul: 6.5

Abraham: 10 (3C)

INTs

S. Brown: 7 (2L)

DeCoud: 5

PUNTING

Weatherford: 46.4

Bosher: 47.4

KICKING

Tynes: 137 (1L) (38/38 PAT; 33/38 FG)

Bryant: 121 (3L) (34/34 PAT; 29/34 FG)

NOTES

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.


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