The Giants and Atlanta Falcons meet for the 21st time in the regular season, with the series split, 10-10. In their last meeting, the Giants defeated the Falcons in their only postseason meeting, 24-2, in a 2011 NFC Wild card Game in MetLife Stadium. In their last regular season meeting, the Giants defeated the Falcons, 34-31 (OT), in Week 11 of the 2009 season.
20 CB Prince Amukamara
21 S Kenny Phillips
39 S Tyler Sash
44 RB Ahmad Bradshaw
71 DE Adewale Ojomo
81 TE Adrien Robinson
96 DT Marvin Austin
NYG Lineup Changes: 28 Jayron Hosley will start for 20 Prince Amukamara at RCB; 22 David Wilson will start for 44 Ahmad Bradshaw at RB
4 QB Dominique Davis
17 WR Tim Toone
25 S William Moore
68 G Phillipkeith Manley
69 G Harland Gunn
86 TE Chase Coffman
90 DE Lawrence Sidbury
ATL Lineup changes: 24 Hope will start for 25 Moore at S
15:00 — Game Day Captains: C David Baas and DE Osi Umenyiora along with season captains Eli Manning, Justin Tuck, and Zak DeOssie. Giants win the toss and elect to receive.
*Rueben Randle back with David Wilson on kick return.
14:56 — Making his first NFL start, Wilson takes a handoff on the first play of the game for three yards.
14:16 — Asante Samuel intercepts Manning’s first pass of the game. Atlanta takes over on the Giants’ 16.
12:12 — TOUCHDOWN FALCONS. Atlanta capitalizes on the turnover and short field with a one-yard touchdown run by Michael Turner. XP is GOOD. ATLANTA 7, NEW YORK 0 (Drive: 4 plays, 16 yards in 1:51)
10:59 — Wilson converts a third-and-2 with a 25-yard run.
7:29 — Lawrence Tynes misses a 30-yard field goal attempt. Wide left.
1:43 — TOUCHDOWN FALCONS. Tony Gonzalez 12-yard catch from Matt Ryan. XP is GOOD. ATLANTA 14, NEW YORK 0 (Drive: 10 plays, 80 yards in 5:42)
0:54 — Manning is sacked on third-and-7 and Giants are forced to punt. Atlanta takes over on its own 25 after a 58-yard punt from Steve Weatherford.
0:00 — FALCONS 14, GIANTS 0
Tags: Adewale Ojomo, Adrien Robinson, Ahmad Bradshaw, David Baas, David Wilson, Eli Manning, Jayron Hosley, Justin Tuck, Kenny Phillips, Lawrence Tynes, Marvin Austin, Osi Umenyiora, Prince Amukamara, Steve Weatherford, Tyler Sash, Zak DeOssie
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The Giants and New Orleans Saints meet for the 27th time in the regular season, with the Giants holding a 14-12 lead in the series. The two teams have never met in the postseason. In their last meeting, the Saints defeated the Giants, 49-24, in New Orleans on Monday Night Football in Week 12 of the 2011 regular season.
Kickoff: 4:25 PM ET
Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.
Radio: WFAN 660AM/101.9FM
Weather: Light rain until 4pm. 44°F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
24 CB Corey White
29 RB Chris Ivory
58 LB Scott Shanle
71 T Charles Brown
75 DT Tyrunn Walker
81 TE Michael Higgins
90 DE Turk McBride
Lineup changes: None
15:00 — Game Day Captains: Victor Cruz and Antrel Rolle along with season captains Eli Manning, Justin Tuck and Zak DeOssie. Giants win the coin toss and elect to receive. Saints defend the west goal.
*David Wilson returns the opening kickoff 58 yards down to the Saints’ 44 (Jerrel Jernigan was also back to receive)
13:30 — Giants fail to capitalize and go three-and-out.
12:46 — Will Hill and Stevie Brown force Marques Colston to fumble. Giants recover on Saints’ 45.
9:38 — TOUCHDOWN SAINTS. Elbert Mack intercepts Manning and returns it 73 yards to the end zone. XP is good. NEW ORLEANS 7, NEW YORK 0
9:25 — TOUCHDOWN GIANTS. Wilson returns the ensuing kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown and does a backflip for the exclamation point. XP is good. NEW YORK 7, NEW ORLEANS 7
*That was the Giants first kickoff return for a touchdown since Domenik Hixon did it Dec. 29, 2007.
6:57 — Antrel Rolle strips the ball from Jed Collins and Linval Joseph recovers. That’s two forced fumbles so far by Giants safeties.
4:28 — TOUCHDOWN GIANTS. Manning finds Martellus Bennett in the end zone for a six-yard score. XP is good. NEW YORK 14, NEW ORLEANS 7 (Drive: 4 plays, 35 yards in 2:24)
*That’s Bennett’s fifth of the season and second straight game with a touchdown.
2:04 — Hixon back to return the first punt of the game, not the usual Rueben Randle.
0:00 — GIANTS 14, SAINTS 7
Tags: Adewale Ojomo, Adrien Robinson, Antrel Rolle, David Wilson, Domenik Hixon, Eli Manning, Jerrel Jernigan, Justin Tuck, Kenny Phillips, Linval Joseph, Martellus Bennett, Marvin Austin, Rueben Randle, Ryan Torain, Stevie Brown, Travis Beckum, Tyler Sash, Victor Cruz, Will Hill, Zak DeOssie
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The Giants and Green Bay Packers meet for the 51st time in the regular season, with the Packers holding a 27-21-2 lead in the series. The two teams have met seven times in the postseason, with the Packers leading, 4-3. In their last meeting, the Giants defeated the Packers, 37-20, in a 2011 NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Lambeau Field.
Kickoff: 8:20 PM ET
Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.
Weather: Fair. 37°F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
New York Lineup Changes
Green Bay Lineup Changes
» 54 Dezman Moses for 52 Clay Matthews at ROLB
» 29 Casey Hayward for 37 Sam Shields at RCB
15:00 — Game Day Captains: Chris Snee and Chris Canty along with season captains Eli Manning, Justin Tuck, and Zak DeOssie. Giants win the coin toss and elect to receive. The Packers defend the west goal.
12:43 — TOUCHDOWN GIANTS. Andre Brown runs in for a 2-yard score. XP is GOOD. NEW YORK 7, GREEN BAY 0 (Drive: 6 plays, 74 yards in 2:22)
*That was Brown’s eighth rushing touchdown of the year.
12:33 — On his first play back from a six-game absence, Kenny Phillips wraps up Starks on a three-yard run.
10:58 — TOUCHDOWN PACKERS. Aaron Rodgers hits Jordy Nelson for a 61-yard score down the right sideline. The Replay Assistant challenged the runner was in bounds, and the play was Upheld. XP is GOOD. NEW YORK 7, GREEN BAY 7 (Drive: 4 plays, 77 yards in 1:54)
7:51 — Chris Canty trips up Rodgers for his second sack of the season. Giants were using a four-safety look on the third-down play.
7:21 — Packers’ Crosby misses a 55-yard field goal attempt, wide left.
4:08 — Manning lowers his shoulder and scrambles for a gain of 13 yards and a first down.
2:44 — TOUCHDOWN GIANTS. Rueben Randle catches his first career touchdown on a 16-yard pass in the back of the end zone. XP is GOOD. NEW YORK 14, GREEN BAY 7 (Drive: 8 plays, 55 yards in 4:37)
2:29 — On the first play of the ensuing drive, Corey Webster intercepts Rodgers and returns it down to the 8-yard line. Play is reviewed and ruled Webster was down by contact on the Packers’ 33.
0:29 — FIELD GOAL GIANTS. Lawrence Tynes makes a 43-yard attempt. NEW YORK 17, GREEN BAY 7 (Drive: 4 plays, 8 yards in 2:03)
0:16 — Chase Blackburn sacks Rodgers for a loss of 8.
0:00 — GIANTS 17, PACKERS 7
Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Andre Brown, Chase Blackburn, Chris Canty, Chris Snee, Corey Webster, Eli Manning, Justin Tuck, Kenny Phillips, Lawrence Tynes, Rueben Randle, Zak DeOssie
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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.”
Tags: Hakeem Nicks, Kenny Phillips, Victor Cruz
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0:00 — BUCCANEERS 27, GIANTS 16
0:34 — Kenny Phillips puts a hard hit on WR Vincent Jackson, forcing an incomplete pass. The play seemed to have energized the crowd and sideline as Corey Webster comes up with an interception on the next down.
0:44 — FIELD GOAL GIANTS. Tynes’ 36-yard attempt is GOOD. TAMPA BAY 27, NEW YORK 16 (drive: 13 plays, 64 yards in 5:40)
*Paid attendance announced: 76,964
7:09 — Giants needed a stop and the defense did exactly that as Jason Pierre-Paul and Markus Kuhn ganged up to tackle Doug Martin for a loss of 1, forcing the Buccaneers to punt.
13:14 — David Wilson spins for a 44-yard kickoff return.
*He’s averaging 28.7 yards on three returns in this game.
13:19 — FIELD GOAL BUCCANEERS (52 Yards). TAMPA BAY 27, NEW YORK 13 (drive: 5 plays, 14 yards in 1:46)
15:00 — Giants will kickoff to begin the second half.
Tags: Corey Webster, David Wilson, Jason Pierre-Paul, Kenny Phillips, Lawrence Tynes, Markus Kuhn, MetLife Stadium
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“They got a lot of stuff going on. We’re trying to figure out what kind of looks we’re going to get. I think, for the most part, it is getting into the game and kind of feeling your way through the first couple of series with them. The got a new offensive line coach in Callahan, who was with the Jets so we can kind of look at some of the things the Jets did to us last year and things of that nature. Some of the guys we know very well and some of the guys we don’t know at all so I think for the most part it’s going to come down to just playing our keys during the game, make sure you play everything straight up and trying to get a feel early for them in the football game.”
DT Marvin Austin on how he can help the team
“I’m just part of the team, man. If there’s anything I see that can help the guys out there, I’m as much engrossed into the game as much as anybody else.”
DT Linval Joseph on facing a division rival
“I mean you play them twice a year, it is a little tougher but at the same time it’s a war because they know us, you know them and now it’s like you defend each other, you fight against each other, you know what’s going to happen so the best man will come on top.”
Safety Kenny Phillips on playing first game of the NFL Season
“We play each other twice a year, every year. You do know some of our tendencies, we know some of theirs. At the same time, you got to go out there and play…when the stage is set like this, Wednesday night game, defending Super Bowl champs, it’s an easy game to get up for. So I think, you’re going to see their best, you’re going to see our best and it’s going to be a great game.”
Tags: Justin Tuck, Kenny Phillips, Linval Joseph, Marvin Austin
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0:00 — Giants 3, Jets 0 (key stat: Giants hold Jets to 27 total yards)
5:10 – DE Jason Pierre-Paul sacks QB Mark Sanchez for a six-yard loss, forcing a Jets punt. It was JPP’s first sack of the preseason.
6:34 — FIELD GOAL. Lawrence Tynes hits a 35-yarder to take a 3-0 lead (drive: 12 plays, 63 yards, 5:32).
10:08 – A roughing the kicker penalty keeps the Giants’ drive alive. Cruz takes a huge hit on a 21-yard reception, but pops up immediately and signals first down.
12:06 – Forcing a Jets punt (Jayron Hosley let the ball go for a touchback), the Giants offense takes over for its first series of the night. First play: Eli Manning goes deep for Victor Cruz down the right sideline, but the ball is caught out of bounds.
15:00 – Game Day Captains: G Kevin Boothe, S Kenny Phillips, LB Chase Blackburn. Giants call heads. Jets win coin toss and elect to receive. Giants defend west goal.
The New York Giants (0-1) take on the New York Jets (0-1) in the second annual “MetLife Bowl” on Saturday, August 18, in Week 2 of the 2012 preseason.
Kickoff: 7:07 p.m. ET
Location: MetLife Stadium, E. Rutherford, N.J.
TV: NFL NETWORK
Weather: Scattered clouds. 80 °F, Wind: 6.89 mph/N
Tags: Chase Blackburn, Eli Manning, Jason Pierre-Paul, Jayron Hosley, Kenny Phillips, Kevin Boothe, Lawrence Tynes, Victor Cruz
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