Some things to watch for today in the Giants-49ers game....
When the Giants have the ball: ?They will attempt to run again, but the offensive line matches up poorly against the San Francisco front, which is one of the most physical in football. ?Niners' DT Justin Smith is one of the toughest players in the league and the interior of the Giants line will have their hands full.
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NFL games were the two most-watched shows on TV last week (Nov. 4-10) with the CBS national telecast (mostly Denver Broncos-San Diego Chargers) topping all sports and entertainment competition with 24.1 million viewers followed by NBC?s Sunday Night Football (Dallas Cowboys-New Orleans Saints) drawing 21.1 million viewers. This marks the 10th time in 10 weeks that an NFL game has topped the viewership charts.
Locally, NFL games topped ratings in 27 NFL markets last week. For the season, NFL games rank as the 20 most-watched TV shows since Labor Day, up from 16 at this point last season.
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The Green Bay Packers (5-4) will be without QB Aaron Rodgers when they take on the surging Giants (3-6) this afternoon in a contest featuring two of the NFL's staple franchises.
A look at seven statistical highlights from games played at 1:00 p.m. ET and 4:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 18, the 11th week of the 2012 season.
In four games yesterday, the winning points were scored in the final two minutes or overtime, bringing the season total to 36 such games.
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Ex-Giant greats Phil Simms and CarL Banks give their take on Week 11 of the NFL...from Showtime's Inside the NFL
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2. 49ers (9-1) - Jim Harbaugh and the Niners will face arguably their biggest test of the season this Thursday when they visit John Harbaugh and the Ravens. And you thought your family fought on Thanksgiving (I'll be here all week!).
3. Saints (7-3) - Not that they need the help, but the Saints' toughest remaining games are all at home, where they are 4-0 (3-3 on the road).
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With Vick and Maclin Out, Line Climbs to 5 1/2With QB Michael Vick sidelined for Sunday's game vs the Giants with broken ribs, the betting line for the divisional showdown between the Eagles and the Giants has shot up from Giants - 3 to Giants - 5 1/2. ?Vince Young, who is 2-0 lifetime against the Blue, will be the likely starter.
Trends don't really mean much in this rivalry, which over the years has produced some of the league's most memorable moments. This season, the Eagles have blown five games in the fourth quarter while the Giants have a propensity for pouring on in the final period.
The Giants' run defense this year has been the worst in recent memory, while the Eagles' rushing offense is first in the NFL, 13.5 yards better than runner-up Houston.
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The last time he faced the Eagles, he dropped 254 yards and four touchdowns. It's tough to expect Manning to reach those numbers again, but the Eagles are without Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, so he should be able to put up some solid numbers once again.
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2. 49ers (8-1) - A good team that does not make mistakes has the potential to be great. It would be an upset if Jim Harbaugh does not win Coach of the Year.
3. Saints (7-3) - The Saints got their first quality road win against the Falcons in the Georgia Dome, which is impressive even if Mike Smith handed them the ball in overtime.
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Tom Brady called Michael Vick ?amazing? on WEEI radio last week. The Pro Football Hall of Fame added Vick?s Monday night game jersey to its collection. Vick skepticism is now relegated to the satire: ?Michael Vick Getting Confident Enough to Do Something Terrible Again,? read a midweek headline in The Onion.
Vick?s six-touchdown Monday night romp sent his doubters back to the drawing board. Vick does not merely look like a manifestation of his own video game avatar; he looks like a real quarterback, one who finds secondary receivers and saves the scrambles for the right moments. It helps that the offense around him has gotten healthy ? receiver DeSean Jackson and tackle Jason Peters are back ? and Andy Reid has been devising some of his most daring game plans since the Eagles? 2002-4 heyday.
CBS Sports: 8 - What the heck happened against the Cowboys? Was that an aberration or a sign of trouble? We'll see.
ESPN: 8 - Lost in the dark against the Cowboys in Week 10, the Giants now have to prepare for the electric Michael Vick.
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2. Falcons (7-2) - Beating the Ravens was their most impressive win of the season. ?Home-field?advantage would be a huge coup for Matt Ryan and the Falcons.
3. Giants (6-3) - They couldn't stop Jon Kitna last week, now it's Michael Vick's turn. It's not time to panic yet, but it seems like every season, the Giants spin a wheel to determine which position will suffer a rash of injuries. ?This season it's wide receiver...and offensive line.