NFL Week 15: Giants (8-5) at Atlanta (11-2)

Falcons QB Matt Ryan with the Giants' Eli Manning before last year's playoff game at MetLfe Stadium. (AP)

Falcons QB Matt Ryan with the Giants’ Eli Manning before last year’s playoff game at MetLfe Stadium. The Giants won, 24-2 and have won the past three regular season meetings vs Atlanta. (AP)

The NFC East-leading Giants (8-5) travel to Atlanta to face the 11-2 Falcons, who have already clinched the NFC South.

Kickoff: 1:00PM Eastern
Site: Georgia Dome
Surface: FieldTurf
TV: FOX Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa (field reporter)
Radio: WFAN 660AM and 101.9FM Bob Papa, Carl Banks and Howard Cross (field reporter) SIRIUS: 94 (NYG), 123 (Atl) XM: 232 (Atl)
The Line: Falcons by 1 1/2; O/U 51
Referee: Bill Leavy

Last Game: 11/22/09: Falcons 31 at Giants 34 (OT). New York TE Kevin Boss catches 2 TDs & WR Mario Manningham adds 126 receiving yards. Giants’ Lawrence Tynes kicks winning FG.
Last Game at Site: 10/15/07: Giants 31, Falcons 10. New York QB Eli Manning connects with WR Plaxico Burress for 43-yard TD. Giants RBs Reuben Droughns & Derrick Ward each post TD run.

Streaks: Giants have won last 3; series tied, 10-10

Injuries

GIANTS: OUT: CB Prince Amukamara (hamstring), RB Ahmad Bradshaw (knee, foot), S Kenny Phillips (knee), S Tyler Sash (hamstring) QUESTIONABLE: LB Michael Boley (back) PROBABLE: C David Baas (shoulder), TE Travis Beckum (knee), WR Hakeem Nicks (knee), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (back)

FALCONS: QUESTIONABLE: DT Jonathan Babineaux (ribs), WR Harry Douglas (ribs), S William Moore (hamstring), WR Roddy White (knee) PROBABLE: T Sam Baker (hand), G Justin Blalock (elbow), CB Asante Samuel (shoulder)

Statisitical Leaders: Giants / Falcons

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Giants Notes

QB Eli Manning has won 4 in row vs. Atl., incl. last year’s WC. In past 2 vs. Atl. (incl. WC), has 661 yards (330.5 per game), 6 TDs, 1 INT & 119.5 rating…

RB Ahmad Bradshaw (OUT) has 5 TDs (4 rush, 1 rec.) in past 5 in Dec/Jan. Rookie RB-KR David Wilson is 1st player in NFL history with 100+ rush (100) & 200+ KR (227) yards in game. Had 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 KR) last week …

WR Victor Cruz aims for 3rd in row with 100+ yards. Has 225 rec. yards (112.5 per game) in past 2. In past 4 Dec/Jan games, has 22 catches for 567 yards (141.8 per game) & 3 TDs. WR Hakeem Nicks had 6 catches for 115 yards & 2 TDs in WC meeting. TE Martellus Bennett aims for 3rd in row with TD…

DE Jason Pierre-Paul has 27.5 career sacks & needs 2.5 to reach 30. S Stevie Brown had 2 INTs for 91 yards last week. Leads NFL with 259 INT yards, most by Giant all-time. DE Justin Tuck aims for 3rd reg. season game in row vs. Atl. with sack…

Falcons Notes

Clinched NFC South & have NFC’s best record (11-2)…QB Matt Ryan has won 32 of his 1st 36 starts at home, best by QB in SB era. Aims for 11th consecutive home win. Has 100+ rating in 19 home games & Atlanta is 19-0. In career, Falcons are 30-1 (.968) when he has 100+ rating…

RB Michael Turner aims for 5th in row with TD. Is franchise leader with 59 total TDs (58 rush, 1 rec.)…

WR Julio Jones has 997 yards & needs 3 for 1st career 1,000-yard season. In past 10 at home, WR Roddy White has 69 catches for 1,075 yards (107.5 per game) & 7 TDs with 7 100-yard games. Since 2007, has 548 receptions, most in NFC. TE Tony Gonzalez had 8 catches for 82 yards & TD in last reg. season meeting…

Falcons are only team in NFL with 2 S with 4+ INTs: Thomas DeCoud (5) & William Moore (4). DE John Abraham has 14.5 sacks in past 16. In 4 meetings (incl. playoffs), has 3 sacks & 2 FFs. LB Stephen Nicholas (79) leads team in tackles & LB Sean Weatherspoon (69) is 3rd.