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GIANTS: Have 48 wins on Kickoff Weekend, 3rd most in NFL history.
Entering his seventh season, Eli Manning has started a team-record 87 consecutive games. Last year, the MVP of Super Bowl XLII passed for a career-high 4,021 yards and 27 touchdowns, becoming the only Giant to pass for at least 4,000 yards and 25 touchdowns in a single season. Manning, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft, is the only quarterback in franchise history to pass for 3,000 yards and 20 touchdowns in five consecutive seasons. This will be the sixth consecutive Kickoff Weekend start for Manning.
When RB Ahmad Bradshaw rushes for 60+ yards, Giants are 8-0. RB Brandon Jacobs rushed for career-best 3 TDs vs. Car. (12/21/08)…
Pro Bowl WR Steve Smith led NFC with team-record 107 receptions last season. Became 4th player in team history with 1,200+ rec. yards (1,220). Had 7 catches for 70 yards & TD in last meeting.
WR Hakeem Nicks tied for NFL rookie lead with 790 rec. yards last year. Had 47 catches & 6 rec. TDs. WR Mario Manningham ranked 2nd on team in 2009 with 57 receptions & 822 yards…
Pro Bowl S Antrel Rolle makes NYG debut. Was 1st round pick (No. 8) by Arz. in 2005. Had 12 INTs (4 TDs) with Cards.
DE Justin Tuck has 28 sacks in past 3 seasons. DE Osi Umenyiora had team-high 7 sacks & has led club in sacks in 5 of past 6 seasons.
QB Matt Moore will make his first career Kickoff Weekend start. Entering his fourth season, Moore has made eight career starts, posting a 6-2 (.750) record. The former Oregon State Beaver has completed 128 of 205 passes (62.4 percent) for 1,554 yards with 11 touchdowns and three interceptions for a 97.5 passer rating in his career as a starter. Moore finished the 2009 season with three consecutive victories, completing 50 of 76 passes (65.8 percent) for 632 yards with seven touchdowns and no interceptions for a 122.3 passer rating.
Last year, RBs Jonathan Stewart (1,133) & All Star Deangelo Williams (1,117) became 1st set of teammates to rush for 1,100+ yards in season. In last meeting, Stewart rushed for team-record 206 yards (28 att., 1 TD). In 12/21/08 game vs. NYG, Williams rushed for 108 yards & tied team record with 4 rush TDs…
WR Steve Smith had 27-yard TD in last meeting. Led club with 65 receptions & 982 yards last year. Marked 6th time leading team in catches & 7th time in rec. yards…
Pro Bowl LB Jon Beason had team-record 169 tackles last year, besting his previous mark of 160 set in 2007. Had 13 tackles, sack & FF in last meeting. CB Chris Gamble ranks 2nd in team history with 24 INTs. Gamble & CB Richard Marshall led team with 4 INTs last year. DE Tyler Brayton aims for 3rd in row vs. NYG with sack…
Giants: Rookie LB Phillip Dillard (hamstring) is out. Cornerback Aaron Ross (foot) is doubtful. Linebacker Gerris Wilkinson (groin) is questionable. Center Shaun O'Hara (ankle/Achilles), defensive tackle Chris Canty (groin), cornerback Corey Webster (groin) and linebacker Chase Blackburn (knee) all practiced are probable.
Panthers: RB Tyrell Sutton (shoulder), OT Jeff Otah (knee) and LB Jordan Senn (ankle) are all out.
Tom Coughlin [audio:http://snygiants.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/9-10-head-coach-tom-coughlin.mp3|titles=9.10 Head Coach Tom Coughlin]
Jonathan Goff [audio:http://snygiants.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/9-10-lb-jonathan-goff.mp3|titles=9.10 LB Jonathan Goff]
Kevin Gilbride [audio:http://snygiants.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/9-9-offensive-coordinator-kevin-gilbride.mp3|titles=9.9 Offensive Coordinator Kevin Gilbride]
Perry Fewell [audio:http://snygiants.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/9-9-defensive-coordinator-perry-fewell.mp3|titles=9.9 Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell]