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Giants at Patriots Week 9 Capsule

SERIES

  GIANTS PATRIOTS
SERIES LEADER   5-3
STREAKS   Past 4
COACHES VS. OPP. Coughlin: 2-4 Belichick: 2-3
LAST WEEK W 20-17 vs. Dolphins L 25-17 at Steelers
LAST GAME 12/29/07: Patriots 38 at Giants 35. New England overcomes 12-point 2nd-half deficit to finish season 16-0. Patriots WR Randy Moss catches 2 TD passes, including 65-yarder.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/12/03: Patriots 17, Giants 6. New England LB Matt Chatham records 38 yard FR-TD & RB Michael Cloud adds 1-yard TD run as Patriots defeat New York.
BROADCAST FOX (4:15 PM ET): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 86 (NYG), 94 (NE). XM: 227 (NE).

STATS

PASSING Manning: 156-241-2,127-13-5-102.1 (3L) Brady: 184-272-2,361 (1C)-18 (1C)-8-104.4 (1C)
RUSHING Bradshaw: 111-440-4.0-5 Green-Ellis: 96-400-4.2-5 (T2C)
RECEIVING Nicks: 38-575-15.1-3 Welker: 57 (1L)-824 (1C)-14.5-6 (T1C)
OFFENSE 373.1 437.1 (1C)
TAKE/GIVE +5 +2
DEFENSE 355.3 424.1
SACKS Pierre-Paul: 8.5 Anderson, A. Carter: 4.5
INTs Ross, Webster: 3 (T3C) Arrington: 4 (T3L)
PUNTING Weatherford: 46.4 Mesko: 45.1
KICKING Tynes: 38 (20/20 PAT; 6/8 FG) Gostkowski: 56 (23/23 PAT; 11/13 FG)

NOTES

TEAMS MEET for 1st time since SB XLII (NYG 17, NE 14)…GIANTS: Have won 5 of past 6. QB ELI MANNING was named MVP of SB XLII. In 2 meetings (incl. SB), has completed 41 of 66 (62.1 pct.) for 506 yards with 6 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 103.5 rating. Leads NFL with 119.3 rating in 4th Q. Aims for 5th win in row vs. AFC…RB AHMAD BRADSHAW has rushed for 762 yards (84.7 per game) in past 9 vs. AFC with 10+ att. Incl. playoffs, when RB BRANDON JACOBS starts & has 21+ att., Giants are 11-1…WR HAKEEM NICKS has 24 catches for 390 yards (97.5 per game) & 2 TDs in past 4. WR VICTOR CRUZ has 98+ yards in 4 of past 5. Leads NFL with 269 rec. yards on 3rd down. WR MARIO MANNINGHAM has 15 career TDs & 12 have been 20+ yards. Averages 34.5 yards per TD catch in career (517 yards)…DE JUSTIN TUCK had 2 sacks & FF vs. NE in SB. DE JASON PIERRE-PAUL has 13 sacks in past 13 & aims for 4th in row with sack. DE OSI UMENYIORA has 8 sacks & 4 FFs in past 5. LB MATHIAS KIWANUKA aims for 4th in row with sack…PATRIOTS: With win, head coach BILL BELICHICK & QB TOM BRADY will surpass HOFers DAN MARINO & DON SHULA of Miami for most wins (116) by QB-head coach duo in SB era (since ’66)…NE seeks 19th consecutive win at home vs. NFC…Club aims for 5th consecutive regular-season win vs. NYG…QB TOM BRADY (116) needs win to tie HOFer JOE MONTANA (117) for 7th-most wins by starting QB in NFL history. Brady has won 31 consecutive regular-season games at home, longest such streak in NFL history. Patriots are 18-1 (.947) when RB BEN JARVUS GREEN-ELLIS has rush TD in game…Incl. SB XLII, WR WES WELKER has 11 catches & 100+ receiving yards in each of past 2 games vs. NYG. Since ’07, Welker leads NFL with 489 catches…TE ROB GRONKOWSKI tied career-high with 7 catches in each of past 2 games. TE AARON HERNANDEZ aims for 3rd straight game with TD catch…LB GARY GUYTON posted 1st INT of season last week…DE ANDRE CARTER has 4 sacks in past 3 games.


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