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The Seattle Seahawks, led by CB Richard Sherman, have the NFL's top-rated defense.

The Giants (5-8) try to make a stand at respectability when they host the NFC's top seed, the Seattle Seahawks (11-2), this afternoon at MetLife Stadium.

Kickoff: 1:00pm Eastern

Site: MetLife Stadium

Surface: FieldTurf

TV: FOX Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch, Erin Andrews

Radio: WFAN 660AM and 101.9FM Bob Papa, Carl Banks, Howard Cross SIRIUS: 139 (Sea), 113 (NYG) XM: 234 (NYG)

Referee: Bill Leavy

The Line: Seattle by 7; OU 41 1/2

Series: Giants lead, 9-6, and have won 2 of last 3

Last Game: 10/9/11: Seahawks 36 at Giants 25. Seattle rookie WR Doug Baldwin has 8 receptions for 136 yards & TD. Seahawks rookie CB Brandon Browner seals win with 94-yard INT-TD.


Seahawks: OUT: CB Brandon Browner (groin), WR Percy Harvin (hip), LB K.J. Wright (feet) PROBABLE: WR Doug Baldwin (neck), DE Chris Clemons (not injury related), RB Marshawn Lynch (shoulder), TE Zach Miller (ribs), LB Michael Morgan (knee), CB Richard Sherman (feet), C Max Unger (pectoral)

Giants: OUT: DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder), S Cooper Taylor (hamstring), CB Corey Webster (ankle) PROBABLE: DT Cullen Jenkins (shin, quadricep), CB Terrell Thomas (knee)

Seahawks Notes

Have clinched playoff spot & control destiny for No. 1 seed…

QB Russell Wilson has 22 wins in 1st 2 seasons, tied for most in SB era. Has 49 career pass TDs & can become 3rd in NFL history with 50+ pass TDs in 1st 2 seasons…

In last game at NYG, RB Marshawn Lynch had 131 scrimmage yards (16 touches, 8.2 avg.) & rush TD. Since Nov. 2011, leads NFL with 3,573 rush yards & 30 rush TDs…

WR Doug Baldwin had career-high 8 catches & 136 yards with TD in last meeting. WR-PR Golden Tate is only player in NFL with 700+ rec. (710) & 400+ PR (467) yards…

Team has 28 takeaways, tied for 2nd most in NFL. Since entering NFL in 2011, CB Richard Sherman leads NFL with 16 INTs. S Earl Thomas is only NFL player with 80+ tackles (85), 4+ INTs (4) & 2+ FFs (2). Had INT & FR in last game vs. NYG.

Since 2011, DE Cliff Avril is 1 of 2 in NFL with 25+ sacks (28) & 12+ FF (12). Has 5.5 sacks in past 7. DE Chris Clemons had 2 sacks & FF in last game vs. NYG. Had sack last week. S Kam Chancellor had INT & FR in last meeting…

Giants Notes

QB Eli Manning has 2+ pass TDs in all 5 meetings. In last game vs. Sea., passed for 420 yards. Has 114.8 rating in past 3 meetings. Has started 148 consecutive games, longest active streak by QB…

RB Andre Brown has 11 rush TDs in his past 14. In his last home game vs. Sea., RB Peyton Hillis had rush TD last week…

WR Victor Cruz had 8 catches for 161 yards (20.1 avg.) & TD (68 yards) in last meeting. WR Hakeem Nicks aims for 3rd in row vs. Sea. with TD. In 2 meetings, has 10 catches for 193 yards (96.5 per game) & 2 TDs.

WR Rueben Randle has 6 rec. TDs in past 9. TE Brandon Myers aims for 4th in row with TD…DE Justin Tuck has 7 sacks in past 3.

S Antrel Rolle has 4 INTs, 2 sacks & FF in past 7. Leads team with 77 tackles & 10 PD. CB Prince Amukamara is 2nd on team with 72 tackles & 9 PD.

DE Mathias Kiwanuka aims for 3rd in row vs. Sea. with sack. DT Cullen Jenkins has 3 sacks in past 3 games.

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