Tom Coughlin takes a stroll down memory lane when he leads his 3-8 Giants down to Jacksonville to face the 1-10 Jaguars.
Kickoff: 1pm Eastern
Site: EverBank Field
Weather: Sunny, mid-70's
TV: FOX Justin Kutcher, David Diehl, Laura Okmin (Field reporter)
Radio: WFAN 660AM and 101.9FM Bob Papa, Carl Banks and Howard Cross SIRIUS: 133 (NYG), 126 (Jax) XM: 230 (Jax)
Referee: Craig WrolstadThe Line: Giants by 3; OU 44 1/2
The Series: Giants lead, 3-2, and have won three of past four.
Last Game: 11/28/10: Jaguars 20 at Giants 24. New York TE Kevin Boss recorded 74 receiving yards and a 32-yard TD. Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul had 2 sacks & 2 forced fumbles.
Last Game at Site: 11/20/06: Jaguars 26, Giants 10. Jacksonville QB David Garrard passed for 249 yards. Jaguars RBs Fred Taylor & Maurice Jones-Drew combined for 124 rushing yards & 2 TDs.
OUT: DT Cullen Jenkins (calf), G Adam Snyder (knee), LB Jacquian Williams (concussion, shoulder) QUESTIONABLE: DE Mathias Kiwanuka (knee), T Justin Pugh (quadricep)
PROBABLE: WR Odell Beckham (back), LB Jameel McClain (knee), CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (back, hamstring), S Antrel Rolle (not injury related), G Geoff Schwartz (toe)
QUESTIONABLE: LB Jeremiah George (ankle), LB LaRoy Reynolds (neck)
PROBABLE: QB Blake Bortles (left wrist), DE Andre Branch (groin), DE Chris Clemons (knee), S Josh Evans (elbow), CB Demetrius McCray (ankle), WR Cecil Shorts (illness)
Head coach Tom Coughlin was the Jaguars inaugural head coach (1995-2002) and won 72 games, the most in franchise history.
QB Eli Manning won his last start vs. Jacksonville (11/28/10) when he posted a 117.7 QBR. In his past two games versus an AFC opponent, Eli has four TDs, zero INTs & 99.6 QBR. Last week, he passed for 338 yards, three TDs and had a QBR of 112.3.
RB Rashad Jennings played his first four seasons (2009-2012) with Jacksonville. Last week, he had 120 yards from scrimmage (68 rec., 52 rush). Rookie RB Andre Williams leads NFC rookies with five rushing TDs on the season.
Rookie WR ODELL BECKHAM, JR. had 10 catches for 146 yards and two TDs last week. He ranks second in the NFL over the month of November with 31 catches and 503 receiving yards. In his past five games, he has three 100-yard receiving games and twice has scored two touchdowns. WR Rueben Randle has career-high 53 catches. TE Larry Donnell ranks second among NFC TEs with six TDs
DE Jason Pierre-Paul has nine sacks in his past 14 games versus an AFC opponent. He is the only DE in the NFL with two INT-TDs since 2012. S Antrel Rolle has 0.5 sack and a fumble recovery in his two career meetings with the Jaguars.
Rookie QB Blake Bortles (No. 3 draft pick) passed for 146 yards last week and became the third Jaguars rookie with over 2,000 (2,067) passing yards in a season. He needs 433 more passing yards to join Byron Leftwich as the only Jaguar rookie to throw for more than 2,500 yards in a season. Bortles has 228 rushing yards on 39 attempts (5.8 avg.), which ranks him second among AFC QBs.
RB Denard Robinson is averaging 98.2 yards from scrimmage (491 total; 414 rush, 77 receiving) & has four rush TDs over his last five games. He has rushed for a touchdown in two or the past three games and last week recorded a career high with four catches and 47 yards.
In 7 starts vs. an NFC opponent, WR Cecil Shorts III has 38 catches for 604 yards (15.9) and a toughdown. Rookie WR Allen Herns (undrafted) is tied for second among AFC rookies in TD receptions (5) & fourth in receiving yards (488).
The Jaguards defense has recorded 33 sacks, second in the AFC and third overall in the NFL. Last week they had five sacks against the Colts.
DE Chris Clemons has six sacks in the past seven games, including three sacks and a forced fumble last week. DT Sen’Derrick Marks has a sack in three of the past four games. S Jonathan Cyprien leads the team with 72 tackles.