|STREAKS||3 of past 4|| |
|COACHES VS. OPP.||Coughlin: 0-0||Schottenheimer: 3-3|
|LAST WEEK||W 27-10 at Saints||L 20-17 at Broncos|
|LAST GAME||9/27/98: Giants 34 at Chargers 16. New York has 4 INTs & scores 21 points off those turnovers, including Percy Ellsworth's 20-yard INT-TD.|
|LAST GAME AT SITE||9/27/98|
|BROADCAST||ESPN (5:30 PM PT): Mike Patrick, Joe Theismann, Paul Maguire, Suzy Kolber (Field reporter). CBS Radio: Joel Meyers, John Riggins, Rick Walker (Field reporter).|
|PASSING||Manning: 23-47-337-3-2-76.3||Brees: 33-58-384-2-3-67.0|
|RUSHING||Barber: 35-145-4.1-2||Tomlinson: 38-124-3.3-3 (T1C)|
|RECEIVING||Burress: 10-140-14.0-1||McCardell: 13-177-13.6-2 (T1L)|
|SACKS||Strahan: 2.5||Foley: 2.0|
|INTs||5 tied: 1||Jue: 1|
|PUNTING||Feagles: 43.7||Scifres: 42.3|
|KICKING||Feely: 15 (9/9 PAT; 2/2 FG)||Kaeding: 11 (5/5 PAT; 2/2 FG)|
In the past five games vs. NFC, opponents quarterback Drew Brees has nine touchdowns vs. four interceptions.
Running back LaDainian Tomlinson has scored a rush TD in an NFL-record 14 consecutive games. Tomlinson (14) needs a rushing or receiving TD vs. the Giants to surpass Hall of Fame back O.J. Simpson (14) for 2nd-most consecutive games with a touchdown scored (Hall of Fame running back Lenny Moore, 19).
Wide receiver Keenan McCardell stands sixth in the AFC with 13 catches. McCardell has 24 catches vs. NYG in four career games for 285 yards. Tight end Antonio Gates has five-plus receptions in ten of past 13 games played.
Rookie kick returner Darren Sproles leads AFC with a 31.0 KR average. He has a 49-yd kick return for 4th-longest in conference.
They lead NFL with 69 points scored and are seeking their first 3-0 start since 2000,
Quarterback Eli Manning has thrown a touchdown pass in three consecutive games. The Chargers originally selected him with the first pick in the 2004 NFL Draft before being traded to the Giants,
Running back Tiki Barber has 100 yard rushing games in two of his last four games vs. AFC opponents. He rushed for 83 yards vs. Saints, becoming the first player in franchise history with 7,000 career rushing yards (7,072). Rookie 4th-round running back Brandon Jacobs is tied for the NFL lead with three 3rd-and-1 conversions. He has two touchdown runs, tied for NFL rookie high.
The Giants' defense has allowed one offensive touchdown in two games. The unit is allowing 51.5 rushing yards per game, 2nd-fewest in NFL (TB).
Defensive end Michael Strahan seeks a sack in his fourth consecutive game. He has 120.5 career sacks and needs 1.5 to pass Clyde Simmons (121.5) for 11th most all-time.
The Giants special teams leads the NFL with an average drive start on kickoffs at the 38.8 yard-line.