The Giants (3-4) try to get back on the winning track tonight when they face the Indianapolis Colts (5-3) and the league's top offense on Monday Night Football.
Kickoff: 8:30pm Eastern
Site: MetLife Stadium
Surface: Field Turf
Weather: Clear, Low 50's
TV: ESPN Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters
Radio: WFAN 660AM and 101.9FM Bob Papa, Carl Banks, Howard Cross; Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason and Mark Malone
Referee: Carl Cheffers
Give/Take: Colts -1, Giants 0
The Line: Colts by 3; O/U 51
Series: This is the 15th regular season meeting between the Giants and Colts. The Colts lead the series 8-6.
Indianapolis has averaged 31.3 points per game, which ranks second only to Denver, during its 5-3 start. QB Andrew Luck has an active streak of six 300-yard passing games, which surpassed Peyton Manning (five games in 2009) for the longest streak in franchise history.
Coming off an impressive three-game winning streak in which they outscored opponents 105-51, the Giants lost back-to-back divisional games heading into their Week 8 bye. With Dallas (6-2) and Philadelphia (5-2) ahead of them in the NFC East, the Giants have reached a pivotal point in their season.
Colts: OUT: DT Arthur Jones (ankle), LB Josh McNary (ankle), LB Erik Walden (quadricep) PROBABLE: RB Ahmad Bradshaw (not injury related), CB Vontae Davis (knee), LB D'Qwell Jackson (toe), WR Reggie Wayne (elbow, not injury related)
Giants: OUT: DT Cullen Jenkins (calf), RB Rashad Jennings (knee) QUESTIONABLE: CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (back, hamstring) PROBABLE: DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder), P Steve Weatherford (left ankle)
Last week, QB Andrew Luck passed for 400 yards with 3 TDs for 91 rating. Has passed for 300+ yards in 6 consecutive games, surpassing Peyton Manning (2009) for longest streak in Colts history…
In only career meeting (10/7/12 with Cle.), RB Trent Richardson had 128 scrimmage yards (81 rush, 47 rec.) & rush TD. RB Ahmad Bradshaw played 6 seasons with NYG (2007-12), totaling 4,232 rush yards, 1,087 rec. yards & 35 TDs (32 rush, 3 rec.). Leads NFL RBs with 6 TD catches…
WR Reggie Wayne (14,000) needs 5 rec. yards to surpass HOFer JAMES LOFTON (14,004) for No. 8 all-time. In past 5, WR T.Y. HILTON has 37 catches for 680 yards & 2 TDs, incl. 4 100-yard games.
TE Dwayne Allen has TD in 5 of past 6…
LB D’Qwell Jackson leads team with 65 tackles. In past 4, LB Bjoern Werner has 4 sacks & FF…
QB Eli Manning is 2-0 at home on MNF. In past 2 at home, is 2-0 & has completed 40 of 58 (69 pct.) for 434 yards with 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 113.7 rating. Has started 158 consecutive games, longest active streak…
RB Andre Williams ranks 2nd among NFC rookies with 280 rush yards…
WR Rueben Randle has 9 rec. TDs in past 12 at home. Has recorded 10 of his 11 career rec. TDs at home. Rookie WR Odell Beckham, Jr. had 2 TDs in Week 7 & has 3 TDs in 1st 3 games.
In past 3 primetime games, TE Larry Donnell has 4 rec. TDs. Donnell & TE Daniel Fells are tied for team lead with 4 rec. TDs. NYG is only team in NFL with 2 TEs with 4+ TDs each…
DE Jason Pierre-Paul has 9 sacks in past 13 vs. AFC. Had 2 sacks in Week 7. Is only DE in NFL with 2 INT-TDs since 2012. DE Mathias Kiwanuka had sack in last meeting...
CB Prince Amukamara has INT in 3 of past 5. Had INT in Week 7. S Antrel Rolle had INT in 9/27/09 game vs. Ind. (with Az).