Giants at Lions NFL Week One Capsule

MONDAY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 8, 2014

NEW YORK GIANTS AT DETROIT LIONS

SERIES

GIANTS LIONS
SERIES LEADER Series tied, 20-20-1  
STREAKS Past 3  
COACHES VS. OPP. Coughlin: 4-2 Caldwell: 1-0
LAST GAME 12/22/13: Giants 23 at Lions 20 (OT). New York WR Jerrel Jernigan has 6 catches for 80 yards & TD. Giants S Will Hill records 38-yard INT-TD in 4th quarter.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/22/13
BROADCAST ESPN (7:10 PM ET): Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters (Field reporter). Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Boomer Esiason, Steve Tasker (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 92 (NYG), 93 (Det.). XM: 88 (WW1), 226 (NYG), 225 (Det.).

2013 STATS

PASSING Manning: 317-551-3,818-18-27-69.4 Stafford: 371-634-4,650 (3L)-29 (3C)-19-84.2
RUSHING Jennings (Oak.): 163-733-4.5-6 Bush: 223-1,006-4.5-4
RECEIVING Cruz: 73-998-13.7-4 Johnson: 84-1,492 (1C)-17.8-12
OFFENSE 307.5 392.1
TAKE/GIVE -15 -12
DEFENSE 332.3 346.6
SACKS Kiwanuka: 6 Ansah: 8
INTs Rolle: 6 (T2L) Levy: 6 (T2L)
PUNTING Weatherford: 46.9 Martin: 47.2 (3C)
KICKING J. Brown: 100 (31/31 PAT; 23/26 FG) Freese (R) (Pre.): 22 (4/5 PAT; 6/6 FG)

NOTES

GIANTS: Have 49 wins in road openers, 2nd most in NFL history…QB ELI MANNING has started 151 consecutive games, longest active streak by QB. Passed for 3,818 yards last year & is only NYG QB with 9 3,000-yard seasons in row. Has won 8 of 12 starts on MNF…RB RASHAD JENNINGS set career highs last year (with Oak.) in rush yards (733), rush TDs (6), rec. (36) & rec. yards (292)…WR VICTOR CRUZ has 241 catches for 3,626 yards & 23 TDs in past 3 years, averaging 80.3 catches, 1,208.7 yards & 7.7 TDs per season. WR RUEBEN RANDLE had career-best 41 catches, 611 yards & 6 TDs last year…Pro Bowl S ANTREL ROLLE led team with 95 tackles & 6 INTs in 2013. His 6 INTs were most by S in NFL last season. CB PRINCE AMUKAMARA had career-high 13 PD last year. CB DOMINIQUE RODGERS-CROMARTIE had 3 INTs, incl. 75-yard TD, & 14 PD with Den. last year. DE JASON PIERRE-PAUL is only DE in NFL with INT-TD in each of past 2 seasons. DE MATHIAS KIWANUKA had 2 sacks & FF in last year’s meeting…LIONS: Host 1st MNF game on Kickoff Weekend since 1971…QB MATTHEW STAFFORD passed for 4,650 yards last year, 3rd consecutive 4,500-yard season. Only QB in NFL history with 3 4,500-yard seasons in 1st 5 years. Since 2011, has 14,655 yards, 2nd most in NFL…Last year, RB REGGIE BUSH had career-best 1,512 scrimmage yards (1,006 rush, 506 rec.). Scored 7 TDs (4 rush, 3 rec.). RB JOIQUE BELL led team with career-high 8 rush TDs last season…Since 2011, Pro Bowl WR CALVIN JOHNSON leads NFL with 5,137 rec. yards & 111.7 rec. yards per game. Only player in NFL history with 5,000 rec. yards in 3-year span. In past 2 seasons, has 18 100-yard games. In career, has 5 200-yard games, tied for most in NFL history. Last year (with Sea.), WR-PR GOLDEN TATE was only player in NFL with 800+ rec. (898) & 500+ PR (585) yards…LB DE ANDRE LEVY had 6 INTs last year, tied for most ever by Det. LB in season. LB STEPHEN TULLOCH led team with 135 tackles. Since 2010, Pro Bowl DT NDAMUKONG SUH has 27.5 sacks, most by DT in NFC.


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