Giants vs. Redskins Game Notes

WR IKE HILLIARD has TD catch in 3 of past 5 vs. Washington.<BR><BR>

SERIES DATES TO 1932 & SINCE 1960, TEAMS SEPARATED BY 1 TD – NYG 204, Wash 203……GIANTS: QB KERRY COLLINS seeks 5th win in past 6 games as starter vs. NFC East. Has 23,740 career passing yards & needs 260 for 24,000. Has 32-24 (.571) record as Giants starter……RB TIKI BARBER rushed for 96 yards & 1 TD in last meeting……WR AMANI TOOMER seeks TD catch in 4th consecutive game vs. Redskins. Posted at least 7-receptions, 95 yards in 3 of past 4 vs. Wash. Has 364 career receptions & needs 4 to pass FRANK GIFFORD (367) in 2nd-place in team history. Became franchise leader in receiving yards (5,533) following 126-yard effort vs. Cowboys. WR IKE HILLIARD has TD catch in 3 of past 5 vs. Wash……TE JEREMY SHOCKEY had career-high 11 receptions & 1st career 100-yard receiving game vs. Redskins on 11/17/02……DE MICHAEL STRAHAN is 4th among active players with 96.5 career sacks. Has 5.5 sacks in past 4 games vs. Wash……CB RALPH BROWN scored 1st career-TD on 29-yard INT return last week……PR BRIAN MITCHELL has 4,858 career PR yards & needs 142 to become 1st player in NFL history with 5,000. Spent 1990-99 with Wash……REDSKINS: Club seeks 1st 3-0 start since SB-winning season in 1991……QB PATRICK RAMSEY seeks 5th consecutive win as starter. Had career-highs 356 yards & 25 completions last week, leading comeback from 17-point deficit. Has 4 TDs & 2 INTs in past 3 games vs. NFC East……RB TRUNG CANIDATE rushed for 89 yards vs. Atl, averaging 5.9 yards per carry……WRs LAVERANUES COLES (180) & ROD GARDNER (118) each posted 100-yard receiving games, 1st time Wash had 2 100-yard efforts in same game since 12/26/99 (MICHAEL WESTBROOK, 125; ALBERT CONNELL, 106). Coles' 11 catches & 180 yards vs. Falcons were career highs. He seeks 3rd consecutive 100-yard game……DE BRUCE SMITH has 195.5 career sacks & needs 3.0 to pass REGGIE WHITE (198.0) for most in NFL history……LB JESSIE ARMSTEAD tied career-best with 2.0 sacks last week, including safety. Spent '93-'01 with Giants & was 5-time All-Star……S MATT BOWEN had 2nd-career INT last week.

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