The Giants (0-1) host Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos (1-0) in their 2013 home opener in a game that will be broadcast in every market except Oakland and Jacksonville.
Kickoff: 4:25pm Eastern
Site: MetLife Stadium
TV: CBS Jim Nantz, Phil Simms
Radio: WFAN 660AM and 101.9FM Bob Papa, Carl Banks and Howard Cross SIRIUS: 91 (Den), 86 (NYG) XM: 86 (NYG)
Weather: Mostly cloudy with temps near 70
Referee: Gene Steratore
The Line: Broncos by 4.5; O/U 55
Last Game: 11/26/09: Giants 6 at Broncos 26. Denver WR Brandon Stokley catches 17-yard TD from QB Kyle Orton. Broncos K Matt Prater converts 4 FGs (26, 32, 47, 24).
Last Game at Site: 10/23/05: Giants 24, Broncos 23. New York overcomes 13-point 4th-quarter deficit as Giants QB Eli Manning hits WR Amani Toomer for 2-yard TD with 0:05 remaining.
The Series: This is the 11th regular season meeting between the New York Giants and Denver Broncos. The series is tied, 5-5. The two teams have met once in the postseason, when the Giants defeated the Broncos, 39-20, in Super Bowl XXI following the 1986 season.
Manning Bowl: This is the third matchup between the Manning brothers. In two previous meetings, Peyton’s Indianapolis Colts defeated Eli’s Giants, 26-21, in New York in 2006 and 38-14 in Indianapolis in 2010.
Broncos: OUT CB Champ Bailey (foot), TE Joel Dreessen (knee) DOUBTFUL RB C.J. Anderson (knee) QUESTIONABLE CB Omar Bolden (shoulder), G Chris Kuper (ankle) PROBABLE DE Robert Ayers (achilles), T Ryan Clady (shoulder), WR Eric Decker (shoulder), WR Trindon Holliday (knee), S Duke Ihenacho (thigh), WR Wes Welker (ankle), LB Wesley Woodyard (ankle)
Giants: OUT T David Diehl (thumb), TE Adrien Robinson (foot) QUESTIONABLE CB Prince Amukamara (concussion), DE Damontre Moore (shoulder), S Antrel Rolle (groin) PROBABLE C David Baas (knee), RB Da’Rel Scott (knee)
Have won 12 consecutive reg.-season games, longest active streak in NFL…Club was 6-2 on road in ’12…
For career, QB Peyton Manning is 2-0 vs. brother Eli. In 4 games vs. NYG, is 3-1 & has 9 TDs vs. 4 INTs & 96.5 rating. Tied single-game NFL record with 7 TD passed last week & became 1st NFL player to throw 6+ TD passes in 3 different games…
RB Knowshon Moreno is averaging 106.3 rush yards per game in past 3 on road…
Since ’12, WR Demaryius Thomas averages 93.8 rec. yards per game, 4th-most in NFL. Since ’07, WR Wes Welker leads NFL with 681 rec. Has 20 receptions for 258 yards in 2 career reg.-season games vs. NYG. Had 2 TD rec. in Broncos debut last week…Last week,
TE Julius Thomas (110 rec. yards, 2 TD catches) became 4th TE in franchise history to register 100+ rec. yards & 2 TD rec. in game…
CB Champ Bailey (52) has 3rd-most INTs among active players (ED REED, 61; Charles Woodson, 55). CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has 2 career INTs vs. NYG…LB Shaun Phillips had 2.5 sacks in Den. debut last week…
QB Eli Manning has won 6 of past 7 at home. In past 3 at home, is 3-0, completing 51 of 86 (59.3 pct.) for 716 yards with 12 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 116.1 rating. Has started 136 consecutive games, longest active streak in NFL. Passed for 450 yards & 4 TDs last week…
RB-KR David Wilson is only player in NFL since 2012 with 2+ rush TD (4), rec. TD & KR-TD…
Last week, Giants had 3 100-yard receivers in same game for 1st time: WRs Victor Cruz (118), Hakeem Nicks (114) & Rueben Randle (101). Cruz had 3 TDs last week, incl. 70-yarder. Has 7 career 70+ yard TDs. Has 8 TDs in past 7 at home. Aims for 4th in row at home with TD. In past 2 Sept. games, WR Hakeem Nicks has 15 catches for 313 yards (156.5) & TD…
DE Jason Pierre-Paul has 8 sacks in past 9 vs. AFC. DE Justin Tuck reached 50 career sacks last week. Has 4 sacks in past 5 at home. CB Corey Wester has 6 INTs in past 10 vs. AFC. S Ryan Mundy had INT & career-long 91-yard return last week.