QB Eli Manning: 260 yards shy of 4,000 passing yards in the 2012 regular season.
WR Victor Cruz: Two touchdown receptions away from 20 career receiving touchdowns.
WR Hakeem Nicks: 274 yards shy of 4,000 career receiving yards; three touchdown receptions away from 30 career receiving touchdowns.
TE Martellus Bennett: 11 receptions shy of 150 career receptions; 43 receiving yards shy of 1,500 career receiving yards.
RB Ahmad Bradshaw: 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: 5.0 sacks away from 80.0 career sacks.
DE Justin Tuck: 1.5 sacks away from 50.0 career sacks; Two forced fumbles away from 20 career forced fumbles.
DE Jason Pierre-Paul: 2.5 sacks away from 30.0 career sacks.
DT Rocky Bernard: Two tackles away from 400 career tackles.
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Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Tuck, Martellus Bennett, Osi Umenyiora, Rocky Bernard, Victor Cruz
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This week’s game is the 159th regular season meeting between the two teams, with the Giants leading the series, 91-63-4. The two teams have met twice in the postseason, with the series tied, 1-1. In 2011, the Redskins swept the season series for the first time since 1999, winning 28-14 in Week 1 and 23-10 in Week 15. Prior to the 2011 season, the Giants had won nine of the previous 10 meetings.
Kickoff: 1 PM ET
Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.
Weather: Sunny. 60°F, WNW 10mph
Flip Card Changes:
» 78 Markus Kuhn for 95 Rocky Bernard at RDT
» Remove 33 RB Da’Rel Scott
» Add 99 DT Chris Canty
» 15 Joshua Morgan for 88 Pierre Garçon at WR
15:00 — Game Day Captains: Chris Snee and Antrel Rolle along with season captains Eli Manning, Justin Tuck and Zak DeOssie. Redskins win coin toss and defer. The Giants receive the ball to start the game.
14:48 — Eli Manning completes a 14-yard pass to Hakeem Nicks on the first play of the game.
11:45 — The Giants attempt to go for it on fourth-and-inches but are called for a false start penalty. Punter Steve Weatherford came on and pinned the Redskins back at their own five-yard line.
10:04 — Washington opens up with three straight run plays to running back Alfred Morris.
4:55 — A 35-yard touchdown from Robert Griffin III to Morgan is nullified by an illegal shift penalty on Fred Davis.
2:17 — FIELD GOAL REDSKINS. Forbath makes a 20-yard attempt after the Giants hold the Redskins on third-and-goal from the three-yard line. REDSKINS 3, GIANTS 0 (Drive 17 plays, 93 yards in 9:11)
INJURY UPDATE: Redskins TE Fred Davis is out with an Achilles injury.
0:27 — Relatively quiet the past three weeks, TE Martellus Bennett makes a 31-yard diving catch, bringing the Giants down to Washington’s 21.
0:00 — REDSKINS 3, GIANTS 0
Tags: Chris Canty, Da'Rel Scott, Markus Kuhn, Rocky Bernard, Steve Weatherford
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0:00 — GIANTS 0, COWBOYS 0 (key stat: Manning begins the season 7/9 for 72 yards)
2:53 — With the ball on the Giants’ 37, Cowboys go for it on 4th-and-1. Giants stuff RB Lawrence Vickers for no gain and take over on downs. Giants are building the bridge when it comes to fourth down defense after the Falcons failed on three attempts in their playoff game nearly eight months ago to the day.
3:22 — Keith Rivers flushes Romo out of the pocket, rushing the pass. Corey Webster almost grabs an interception, but pass falls incomplete, setting up third down.
10:20 — TE Martellus Bennett gets his first catch against his former team — a 9-yard gain after Victor Cruz’s 26-yard reception from Eli Manning.
11:31 — The first carry of Wilson’s career is a 3-yard gain to the right side.
12:21 — And there you have it: the return game is revealed for the time being. Domenik Hixon back to return first punt.
13:58 — Giants go three-and-out on first offensive series of 2012.
15:00 — GAME DAY CAPTAINS: Chris Snee and Osi Umenyiora along with team captains Eli Manning, Justin Tuck, and Zak DeOssie. Giants win toss, elect to receive. Cowboys will defend west goal. *David Wilson back to return for first kickoff.
This week’s game will be the 100th regular season meeting between the two teams, with the Cowboys leading the series, 56-41-2. In the last meeting, the Giants defeated the Cowboys, 31-14, on Jan. 1 in Week 17 of the 2011 regular season to win the NFC East title and return to the postseason for the first time since 2008.
Kickoff: 8:30 p.m. ET
Location: MetLife Stadium, E. Rutherford, NJ
Weather: Scattered clouds. Warm. 80 °F, Wind: WNW 9mph
» 75 Sean Locklear will start at LT in place of 65 Will Beatty
» 55 Keith Rivers will start at LB in place of 59 Michael Boley
» 37 Michael Coe will start at CB in place of 20 Prince Amukamara
» 92 Josh Brent will start at NT in place of 90 Jay Ratliff
Tags: Chris Snee, Corey Webster, David Wilson, Domenik Hixon, Eli Manning, Keith Rivers, Martellus Bennett, Michael Coe, Osi Umenyiora, Rocky Bernard, Sean Locklear, Victor Cruz
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0:00 — Giants 13, Jets 0 (key stat: Giants recorded 3.0 sacks in the first half)
1:55 – JPP notches his second sack of the night on Sanchez.
2:16 — TOUCHDOWN. Rookie CB Jayron Hosley intercepts Sanchez and takes it back 77 yards for a touchdown. XP is good. Giants 13, Jets 0.
6:11 – Steve Weatherford’s punt is partially blocked.
7:46 – The Jets go for it on fourth down from the Giants 36. DT Rocky Bernard and the Giants stuff RB John Conner for no gain, turning ball over on downs.
11:30 – LB Keith Rivers snags Rb Shonn Greene coming around the left end, tackling him for a loss of 4 yards. The next play, Osi Umenyiora and Justin Tuck team up for a sack of Sanchez.
12:14 — FIELD GOAL. Tynes hits 30-yarder, his second of the night, to give the Giants a 6-0 lead (drive: 13 plays, 39 yards 4:33)
Tags: Chase Blackburn, Jason Pierre-Paul, Jayron Hosley, Justin Tuck, Keith Rivers, Lawrence Tynes, Osi Umenyiora, Rocky Bernard, Rookies
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