Week 16 GameDay: Giants at Detroit

Head coach Jim Schwartz could be out if the Lions miss the playoffs.

Head coach Jim Schwartz could be out if the Lions miss the playoffs.

The Giants (5-9) travel to Detroit to take on the Lions (7-7), who need a victory to stay in the hunt for the NFC North title.

Kickoff: 4:05 Eastern
Site: Ford Field
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 SIRIUS: 110 (NYG), 119 (Det) XM: 231 (Det)
Referee: Jerome Boger
The Line: Lions by 9; OU 49
Series: Lions 20-19-1; Giants have won past two.


Last Game: 10/17/10: Lions 20 at Giants 28. New York RB Ahmad Bradshaw gains 133 yards on 14 rushes & RB Brandon Jacobs scores on 2 TD runs. Giants QB Eli Manning has 2 TD passes.
Last Game at Site: 11/18/07: Giants 16, Lions 10. New York defense forces 4 turnovers (3 INTs & fumble). Giants RB Brandon Jacobs totals 104 yards (54 rush, 49 rec) & adds 10-yard TD catch.

Injuries

Giants: OUT: WR Victor Cruz (knee, concussion), RB Peyton Hillis (concussion), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder), S Cooper Taylor (hamstring) DOUBTFUL: T David Diehl (knee) QUESTIONABLE: G James Brewer (ankle), WR Jerrel Jernigan (knee)

Lions: OUT: TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle) DOUBTFUL: CB Darius Slay (knee) QUESTIONABLE: CB Chris Houston (toe), WR Calvin Johnson (knee), LB DeAndre Levy (foot), CB Rashean Mathis (illness) PROBABLE: S Louis Delmas (knee), P Sam Martin (right groin), S John Wendling (ankle)

Giants Notes

QB Eli Manning is 2-0 vs. Det., completing 48 of 69 (69.6 pct.) for 460 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 102.3 rating. Aims for 3rd meeting in row with 100+ rating. Has started 149 consecutive games, longest active streak by QB…

RB Andre Brown has 11 rush TDs in his past 15…

WR Victor Cruz has 998 rec. yards & needs 2 for 3rd consecutive 1,000-yard season. WR Hakeem Nicks needs 206 yards in final 2 games to reach 1,000 yards for 3rd time in past 4 years…

WR Rueben Randle has 6 rec. TDs in past 10. Leads team with 6 rec. TDs. TE Brandon Myers has TD catch in 3 of past 4 …

DE Justin Tuck has 7.5 sacks in past 4. Had FR in last game vs. Det. S Antrel Rolle has 5 INTs, 2 sacks & FF in past 8. Ties for NFL lead with 6 INTs. Had INT in last meeting. Leads team with 84 tackles & tied with CB Prince Amukamara for most PD on club with 11. DT Cullen Jenkins has 3.5 sacks in past 4. Had career-high 3 sacks vs. Det. (12/17/06 with GB)…

Lions Notes

QB Matthew Stafford has 4,211 yards, his 3rd consecutive 4,000-yard season. 1 of 3 in NFL history with 3 4,000-yard seasons in 1st 5 years…

RB Reggie Bush ranks 5th in NFL with 116.9 scrimmage yards per game. In 3 meetings vs. NYG, has 2 100-yard rush games & 2 TDs. RB Joique Bell has TD in 2 of past 3…

Since 2011, WR Calvin Johnson leads NFL with 5,094 rec. yards & 113.2 rec. yards per game. Only player in NFL history with 5,000 rec. yards in 3-year span. Had 5 catches for 146 yards (29.2 avg.) & TD (87 yards) in last meeting. Aims for 3rd in row vs. NYG with TD…

WR Nate Burleson aims for 3rd in row vs. NYG with TD & has TD in 3 of past 4 meetings. Rookie TE Joseph Fauria has 7 TDs on 12 catches…

LB DeAndre Levy ties for NFL lead with career-high 6 INTs. Tied HOFer Joe Schmidt for most INTs by Det. LB in season. Rookie DE Ziggy Ansah leads NFL rookies with 7 sacks. LB Stephen Tulloch leads team with 115 tackles. Levy is 2nd on club with 104.

DT Ndamakong Suh had 1.5 sacks in last meeting. CB Rashean Mathis leads team with 16 PD.