The Giants (6-3) travel to Cincinnati to take on the 3-5 Bengals. Both teams are coming off losses. The Giants fell at home to Pittsburgh, 24-20. The Bengals also lost at home, to Denver, 31-20.
Kickoff: 1:00pm Eastern
Site: Paul Brown Stadium
TV: FOX Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin (Field reporter)
Radio: WFAN 660 AM, 101.9 FM Bob Papa, Carl Banks, Howard Cross (Field reporter) Dial Global Radio: Tom McCarthy, Tony Boselli. SIRIUS: 86 (NYG), 104 (Cin) XM: 230 (Cin)
Weather: Partly cloudy, high 60’s
The Line: Giants by 4; O/U 48 1/2
The Series: This is the 9th meeting between the Giants and Bengals. Bengals hold a 5-3 edge but Giants have won 3 of past 4.
Last Game: 9/21/08: Bengals 23 at Giants 26 (OT). New York QB Eli Manning throws TD to TE Kevin Boss as K John Carney converts 4 FGs, including game-winning 22-yarder in OT.
Last Game at Site: 12/26/04: Bengals 23, Giants 22. Cincinnati WR Chad Johnson has 2 TD catches, including game-winning 4-yarder with 44 seconds remaining in 4th quarter.
Giants: Out: S Kenny Phillips (Knee – DNP), LB Jacquian Williams (Knee – DNP) Questionable: RB Ahmad Bradshaw (Foot – DNP), LB Keith Rivers (Calf – Limited Practice), G Chris Snee (Ankle – LP) Probable: C David Baas (Ankle/Elbow – Full Practice), LB Chase Blackburn (Hamstring – FP), RB Andre Brown (Shoulder – FP), DT Chris Canty (Groin – FP), WR Hakeem Nicks (Knee – LP), TE Bear Pascoe (Ankle – FP)
Bengals: Out: WR Marvin Jones (Knee – DNP) Doubtful: S Reggie Nelson (Hamstring – DNP) Questionable: C Jeff Faine (Hamstring – LP), CB Dre Kirkpatrick (Thigh – DNP) Probable: DE Robert Geathers (Knee – FP), HB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (Illness – FP), S Taylor Mays (Knee – FP), CB Terence Newman (Hamstring – FP), C/G Trevor Robinson (Hamstring – FP), LB Dan Skuta (Thumb – FP)
Including SB XLVI, QB Eli Manning has won 8 of past 9 vs. AFC. Last week, joined Phil Simms (33,462) as only Giants with 30,000 pass yards (30,005). Has 197 pass TDs & needs 2 to tie Simms for most ever by Giant…
RB Ahmad Bradshaw has 3,835 rush yards & 950 rec. yards. Needs 50 rec. yards to become 6th Giant with 3,500+ rush yards & 1,000+ rec. yards. Giants are 10-0 when he has 100+ rush yards…
Since 2011, WR Victor Cruz is 1 of 2 in NFL (Calvin Johnson) with 2,000+ rec. yards (2,253) & 15+ rec. TDs (16). Has 6 TDs in past 6. WR Hakeem Nicks has 3,424 rec. yards & needs 76 to reach 3,500…
LB Michael Boley had 70-yard FR-TD last week. DE Jason Pierre-Paul has 5 sacks in past 4. Has 8 sacks in past 7 vs. AFC. DE Justin Tuck had 2 sacks last week. Has 5 sacks in past 4 vs. AFC (incl. SB).
S Stevie Brown leads NFL with 168 INT return yards, most by Giant since 1963 (Dick Lynch). Leads NFL safeties with 5 INTs. CB Corey Webster has 5 INTs in past 6 vs. AFC. In last game vs. Cin. (11/18/07 with Arz.), S Antrel Rolle had 3 INTs & 2 INT-TDs. Rolle tied single-game NFL record with 2 INT-TDs (54 & 44 yards)…
In past 2 vs. NFC, QB Andy Dalton has 5 TDs vs. 1 INT & 111.4 rating…Since ’10, RB Ben Jarvus Green-Ellis is tied for 3rd in NFL w/ 27 rush TDs. Has 9 rush TDs in 14 career games vs. NFC…
WR A.J. Green has TD catch in 7 consecutive games, tied for 3rd-longest streak in franchise history. Had 100+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3 vs. NFC. Has TD catch in each of Bengals 4 home games in ’12. Green has career-best 8 TD catches in ’12. Since ’11, Green has 15 TD receptions, tied for 2nd-most in AFC…
TE Jermaine Gresham had career-high 108 receiving yards last week & became 1st Bengals TE to record 100+ receiving yards in game since Tony McGee (109) on 9/24/95…
Since ’11, DT Geno Atkins has 14.5 sacks…CB Terence Newman posted 5th career game with at least 2 INTs last week. Newman has 5 career INTs vs. NYG…LB Rey Maualuga leads team with 65 sacks.