The Giants (2-0) travel to Indianapolis to face the Colts (0-1) in their third of five preseason games this summer. It is their first appearance in the Circle City since they defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI.
Kickoff: 7:00pm Eastern
Site: Lucas Oil Stadium
Surface: Field Turf
TV: WNBC Ch 4 Bob Papa, Carl Banks and Howard Cross
Radio: WCBS 880AM Chris Carrino, Roman Oben and Paul Dottino
Referee: Scott Helverson (with Tony Corrente’s crew)
The Series: The Giants and Colts meet for the 14th time in the preseason. The Colts lead the series, 8-5. The Giants are 0-2 against the Colts in the preseason since the team moved to Indianapolis in 1984. The Colts lead the regular-season series, 8-6.
Tom Coughlin vs the Colts: Coughlin is 0-6 in games vs. the Indianapolis Colts in the regular season. In their most recent matchup in 2010, Coughlin’s Giants lost to the Colts in Indianapolis, 38-14.
The Giants return to Indianapolis, the site of one of their greatest triumphs (Super Bowl XLVI)…Two key Giants from that game are now Colts (Ahmad Bradshaw and Hakeem Nicks)…Bradshaw has not played this preseason and probably won’t tonight – go figure…Nicks is Indy’s third receiver behind Reggie Wayne and T.Y. Hilton but figures into the Colts’ three-wide packages….
The Giants will continue to unwrap their new offensive scheme…LT Will Beatty and CB Trumaine McBride will make their preseason debuts…Curtis Painter will the second QB, Ryan Nassib the third…
First round draft pick – WR Odell Beckham, Jr. – will not play this week but could make his NFL debut next week vs the Jets…also out for tonight’s game: LB Jon Beason (PUP), TE Daniel Fells, CB Jayron Hosley, DT Mike Patterson, TE Xavier Grimble, RB Peyton Hillis and KR Trindon Holliday