What to Watch For: Giants at Dolphins

The Giants Beat takes a look at the major storylines and matchups for the Monday Night contest.

Game Info

December 14th , 2015

Sun Life Stadium Miami, FL

Will be televised on ESPN 8:30 ET

Radio channels: Sirius- Channel 83, Internet- Channel 820 XM- Channel 225

as well as other local affiliate stations



Play-by-play Mike Tirico, color commentator Jon Gruden, sideline reporter Lisa Salters


Radio Broadcast

Play-by-play Bob Papa, color commentator Carl Banks, sideline reporter Howard Cross


New York Giants:


2015 preseason record: 2-2

2015 regular season record: 5-7


2015 Regular Season Leaders:

Passing: Eli Manning 292 for 469 (62.3 completion %) 3318 yards 24 TD, 10 INT

Rushing: Rashad Jennings 116 rushes for 431 yards, 1 TD

Receiving: Odell Beckham jr. 78 receptions for 1154 yards, 10 TD


Miami Dolphins


2014 regular season record: 8-8

2015 preseason record: 1-3

2015 regular season record: 5-7


2015 Regular Season Leaders:

Passing: Ryan Tannehill 267 for 435 (61.4 completion %) 3077 yards 21 TD, 11 INT

Rushing: Lamar Miller 139 rushes for 680 yards, 5 TD

Receiving: Jarvis Landry 78 receptions for 821 yards, 4 TD


Results of the previous 3 meetings:


October 30, 2011: (HOME) Giants win 20-17

October 28, 2007: (AWAY) Giants win 13-10

October 5, 2003: (HOME) Giants lose 23-10


Key Matchups:


Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh vs. Giants Weston Richburg and Justin Pugh

Suh signed a huge contract during the offseason, but has struggled to make the type of impact he was expected to provide.  The Dolphins rush defense is one of the worst in the NFL, and the Giants need to get their rushing attack going. The Giants offensive line has been getting beaten up the last few weeks, but if Pugh and company could neutralize Suh, hopefully they can get the running game going.


 Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes vs. Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham jr.


Odell Beckham jr. has been playing great the past few weeks, and on Monday Night Football, he is looking to continue that trend. Grimes is a very good cornerback but OBJ will still likely make some plays.



Interesting Notes and Key Facts:


Former teammates at LSU Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham jr. will be reunited on Monday night, and rumor has it they are planning on putting on a “one-handed catch” show before the game.


Since 2012, Ryan Tannehill has been taken down more than any other quarterback in the league.


The Giants are ranked 29th in rushing offense in the NFL at 88.1 yards per game, and the Dolphins defense are ranked 30th giving up over 134.8 yards per game in the NFL.


The Dolphins have only won two games in a row once this season. On the other hand, the Giants are on a three game losing streak.


While the Dolphins defense struggles against the run, the Giants struggle against the pass, where they rank last in the NFL giving up 314. 5 yards per game.





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