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QB CHAD PENNINGTON makes 1st start of 2003.<BR><BR>

GIANTS: QB KERRY COLLINS seeks 3rd win vs. Jets. Posted 1st 300-yard game with NYG in last meeting. Passed for 375 yards vs. Min, his most since 383 vs. GB (1/6/02)……RB TIKI BARBER has 11 career 100-yard rushing games & needs 100 to pass EDDIE PRICE (11) for 3rd-most in team history. Has 9,880 all-purpose yards & needs 120 to become 1st Giant with 10,000……WR AMANI TOOMER has 17 career 100-yard receiving games & needs 100 to pass HOMER JONES (17) for most by Giant. Tied for NFL lead with 4 40+yard catches & leads club with 533 yards receiving. Has 35 career TD catches & needs 1 for 4th place in club history……WR IKE HILLIARD posted 100 yards (9 catches, 2 TDs) for 1st time since 105 vs. Seattle (12/23/01)……TE JEREMY SHOCKEY leads NFL TEs with 37 receptions & is 2nd with 403 yards……Defense has 24 sacks, most in NFC & 2nd in NFL to Jets' 26……DE MICHAEL STRAHAN has 2.0 sacks in 3 consecutive games & 103.5 in career, 4th-most among active players……Rookie 6th-round CB FRANK WALKER had 1st INT vs. Vikes……JETS: Are 7-0 in November under head coach HERMAN EDWARDS & have outscored opponents 186-66. Aim for 10th consecutive win in month & own AFC 2nd-best 26-13 (.667) Nov. record since 1993......QB CHAD PENNINGTON makes 1st start of 2003. As starter in career, is 8-4 (.667) with 109.9 passer rating, completing 249 of 352 passes (70.8 pct.) for 2,768 yards & 22 TDs vs. 4 INTs. Has 18 TDs vs. 0 INTs in redzone......In past 2 Nov. games, RB CURTIS MARTIN has 232 rushing yards (116.0 per game)......In last meeting vs. NYG, WR WAYNE CHRBET had 7 catches for 84 yards & 2 TDs. WR-PR SANTANA MOSS has 207 rec. yards in past 2 & aims for 4th consecutive game with TD & is 2nd in AFC w/ 16.0 PR avg......Jets lead NFL with +18 sack differential (26 sacks, 8 allowed). DE SHAUN ELLIS has 11.5 sacks in past 10 & leads NFL with 9.0 sacks in '03. Ellis has at least 0.5 sacks in 10 games in row. S SAM GARNES spent 1st 5 years ('97-'01) w/NYG; started 73 of 74 games. Defense No. 1 in NFL in pass yds/gm (152.7).


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