The New York Giants (7-4, 3-2 away) hit the road to take on the Washington Redskins (5-6, 2-3 home) in primetime this week. Here is a look at a few milestones that Giants players could hit on Monday Night Football or in the coming weeks:
QB Eli Manning: 47 completions away from breaking Phil Simms’ team record of 2,576.
WR Hakeem Nicks: Seven receptions away from 250 career receptions.
RB Ahmad Bradshaw: 50 rushing yards away from 4,000 career rushing yards; Three rushing touchdowns away from surpassing Ron Johnson (33) on the Giants all-time rushing touchdowns list and tying Frank Gifford for seventh on the Giants’ all-time list.
DE Osi Umenyiora: One sack away from 75.0 career sacks.
DE Justin Tuck: 1.5 sacks away from 50.0 career sacks; Three tackles away from 400 career tackles.
DE Jason Pierre-Paul: 2.5 sacks away from 30.0 career sacks.
MONDAY NIGHT SHOWDOWN
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QB Eli Manning
On game plan against Redskins…
“I think we need to protect the football. They do a good job on defense at getting turnovers. They do a good job at getting pressure so we have to protect the ball offensively and be patient. Hopefully we’ll have the right calls at the right times and hit some big plays.”
Safety Antrel Rolle
On Sunday night sparking a run…
“Sunday night was huge for us. It got the bad taste out of our mouth for the last two games. More importantly, it put us on a positive step going into this game. We need this game extremely bad. This is a division opponent. The Washington Redskins always play us extremely tough, and we’re just trying to go out there and get a win any way we can.”
WR Hakeem Nicks
On how he’s feeling…
“I feel like this time of the year, [nobody is] feeling great. It’s football. It’s a contact sport. So we throw our bodies around. I don’t think anybody is going to be feeling great, but I do feel good at this point in the year than I have in the past”
WR Victor Cruz
On WR Nicks’ return…
“Just from an energy standpoint, I mean, you can just feel when he’s out there. There’s a different energy. When he’s talking to us, you know he’s out there on the field and it’s good to have him back…These last couple weeks have been positive even though they weren’t wins…”
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With three touchdown passes Sunday night against the Green Bay Packers, Eli Manning became the Giants’ all-time leader, surpassing Phil Simms (199).
Here is a look at the breakdown of Manning’s 200 touchdowns by receiver:
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13:10 — Mathias Kiwanuka sacks Rodgers for a loss of 9, forcing the Packers to punt. That’s the fourth sack of the day for the Giants.
6:21 — Forcing Green Bay to punt, the Giants begin the drive at their own 47.
5:31 — After a 15-yard completion to Martellus Bennett, Eli Manning finds Hakeem Nicks for a 30-yard gain, setting up a first-and-goal from the 8.
3:41 — TOUCHDOWN GIANTS. New York challenges Hakeem Nicks broke the plane, and the call was reversed, resulting in a 13-yard touchdown for Manning. XP is GOOD. NEW YORK 38, GREEN BAY 10 (Drive: 6 plays, 53 yards in 2:27)
*That was Eli Manning’s 200th touchdown pass of his career, breaking Phil Simm’s all-time Giants record.
*Paid attendance announced: 80,365
2:34 — Kiwanuka notches his second sack of the night, this time for a loss of 4.
0:00 — GIANTS 38, PACKERS 10
FIRST HALF HIGHLIGHTS
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14:25 — Giants force a three-and-out and take over on their own 39 after the Packers punt.
12:48 — On third-and-9, Eli Manning finds Hakeem Nicks for a 22-yard gain.
9:43 — TOUCHDOWN GIANTS. Manning to Victor Cruz for 9 yards. XP is GOOD. NEW YORK 24, GREEN BAY 7 (Drive: 8 plays, 61 yards in 3:58)
*With the score, Eli Manning ties Phil Simms for most in franchise history with 199.
3:51 — FIELD GOAL PACKERS. Crosby makes 28-yard attempt. NEW YORK 24, GREEN BAY 10 (Drive: 10 plays, 62 in 6:00)
1:12 — Osi Umenyiora strip-sacks Rodgers and Jason Pierre-Paul recovers, taking it down to the Packers’ 23.
0:50 — TOUCHDOWN GIANTS. Bradshaw carries it in for a 13-yard score. XP is GOOD. NEW YORK 31, GREEN BAY 10 (Drive: 2 plays, 23 yards in 0:19)
0:00 — GIANTS 31, PACKERS 10
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WR Victor Cruz
On playing after the bye week…
“I’m kind of anxious to get back out on that field and play some football again. It feels like forever since we’ve been out there, so we’re excited about it. We know that we’re in a little bit of a funk, but it’s a brand new season, we feel like, and we just want to attack it head on.”
WR Hakeem Nicks
On Packers revenge for last season’s playoff loss…
“We’re not really focused on what they’re trying to do, we’re focused on what we got to do.”
Safety Kenny Phillips
On Giants chemistry in last year’s playoff run…
“We’re definitely trying to get back to that and hopefully it’ll show this week.”
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14:25 — On fourth-and-three, Stevie Brown breaks up a pass intended for Gresham. The Giants take over on downs.
7:44 — On their next drive, the Bengals go for it again on fourth down. This time they get it on a 15-yard pass to Sanu.
4:17 — FIELD GOAL BENGALS. Mike Nugent makes a 28-yard attempt. CINCINNATI 17, NEW YORK 3 (Drive: 15 plays, 60 yards in 7:46)
2:04 — After back-to-back completions to Hakeem Nicks, Victor Cruz hauls in his first catch of the day for an eight-yard gain.
1:17 — Giants convert a big fourth-and-6 from Cincinnati’s 41 on a 16-yard pass to Nicks, his seventh catch of the day.
0:11 — FIELD GOAL GIANTS. Lawrence Tynes makes a 31-yard attempt. CINCINNATI 17, NEW YORK 6 (Drive: 14 plays, 69 yards in 4:06)
0:00 — BENGALS 17, GIANTS 6
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The New York Giants (6-3, 3-1 away), take on the Cincinnati Bengals (3-5, 1-3 home) this Sunday at 1 PM ET. Here is a look at milestones Giants players may hit in the upcoming weeks:
» 92 completions away from breaking Phil Simms’ team record of 2,576.
» Three touchdown passes away from breaking Phil Simms’ team record of 199.
» 25 touchdown passes from breaking the Giants’ single-season record (36 – Y.A. Tittle, 1963).
RB Ahmad Bradshaw
» One rushing yard away from moving past Ron Johnson (3,836) into sixth place on the Giants all-time rushing list.
» 165 rushing yards away from 4,000 career rushing yards.
» Four rushing touchdowns away from surpassing Ron Johnson (33) on the Giants all-time rushing touchdowns list and tying Frank Gifford for seventh.
» 21 receptions away from 250 career receptions.
» 76 receiving yards away from 3,500 yards.
DE Osi Umenyiora
» 2.0 sacks away from 75.0 career sacks.
» Four tackles away from 400 career tackles.
DE Justin Tuck
» 1.5 sacks away from 50.0 career sacks.
» Six tackles away from 400 career tackles.
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15:00 — Pittsburgh begins the quarter third-and-4 on New York’s 23.
12:20 — TOUCHDOWN STEELERS. After three straight Isaac Redman carries, Roethlisberger throws a four-yard touchdown to Emmanuel Sanders. XP is GOOD. PITTSBURGH 7, NEW YORK 0 (Drive: 11 plays, 58 yards in 5:54)
10:50 — Pittsburgh is called for passing interference for 41 yards on a pass intended for Hakeem Nicks.
7:06 — TOUCHDOWN GIANTS. Andre Brown moves the pile for a one-yard score. The play is challenged by the Replay Assistant and the play was upheld. XP is GOOD. NEW YORK 7, PITTSBURGH 7 (Drive: 8 plays, 72 yards in 5:08)
5:29 — TOUCHDOWN GIANTS. Osi Umenyiora strip-sacks Roethlisberger for a loss of six yards. Michael Boley recovers the fumble and returns it 70 yards for the score. The play was challenged by the Replay Assistant and the call was upheld. XP is GOOD. NEW YORK 14, PITTSBURGH 7
1:26 — On third-and-7, Jason Pierre-Paul sacks Roethlisberger for a loss of 12. That’s three on the day from the big three — JPP, Umenyiora and Tuck.
1:02 — Pittsburgh is called for passing interference on a pass intended for Domenik Hixon, moving the ball 46 yards into Steelers territory.
0:36 — Falling short, Lawrence Tynes misses a 51-yard field goal attempt.
0:05 — FIELD GOAL STEELERS. Shaun Suishman makes a 30-yard attempt. NEW YORK 14, PITTSBURGH 10 (Drive: 4 plays, 47 yards in 0:31)
0:00 — GIANTS 14, STEELERS 10
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14:46 — Eli Manning goes right to work on the first play of the fourth quarter, completing a 29-yard pass to Hakeem Nicks.
10:22 — FIELD GOAL GIANTS. Lawrence Tynes makes a 43-yard attempt to regain the lead. GIANTS 26, COWBOYS 24 (Drive: 8 plays, 60 yards in 4:26)
6:50 — After the Cowboys completed two key third downs, Felix Jones fumbles the football and Stevie Brown recovers at the Dallas 45.
3:37 — FIELD GOAL GIANTS. Lawrence Tynes adds to the lead with a 37-yarder. GIANTS 29, COWBOYS 24 (Drive: 6 plays, 26 yards in 3:09)
1:59 — Justin Tuck sacks Tony Romo but the play is negated by a defensive holding penalty.
1:14 — Stevie Brown intercepts Romo for the second time of the day.
0:00 — GIANTS 29, COWBOYS 24
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