The NFC East-leading Giants (8-5) travel to Atlanta to face the 11-2 Falcons, who have already clinched the NFC South.
Kickoff: 1:00PM Eastern
Site: Georgia Dome
TV: FOX Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa (field reporter)
Radio: WFAN 660AM and 101.9FM Bob Papa, Carl Banks and Howard Cross (field reporter) SIRIUS: 94 (NYG), 123 (Atl) XM: 232 (Atl)
The Line: Falcons by 1 1/2; O/U 51
Referee: Bill Leavy
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.
Streaks: Giants have won last 3; series tied, 10-10
GIANTS: OUT: CB Prince Amukamara (hamstring), RB Ahmad Bradshaw (knee, foot), S Kenny Phillips (knee), S Tyler Sash (hamstring) QUESTIONABLE: LB Michael Boley (back) PROBABLE: C David Baas (shoulder), TE Travis Beckum (knee), WR Hakeem Nicks (knee), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (back)
FALCONS: QUESTIONABLE: DT Jonathan Babineaux (ribs), WR Harry Douglas (ribs), S William Moore (hamstring), WR Roddy White (knee) PROBABLE: T Sam Baker (hand), G Justin Blalock (elbow), CB Asante Samuel (shoulder)
Statisitical Leaders: Giants / Falcons
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 (OUT) 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…
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 DeCoud (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.