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Giants-Lions Capsule

By The Associated Press
    2013-12-19 11:42

N.Y. GIANTS (5-9) at DETROIT (7-7)

Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Lions by 9 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - New York 5-9, Detroit 6-8

SERIES RECORD - Lions lead 21-19-1

LAST MEETING - Giants beat Lions 28-20, Oct. 17, 2010

LAST WEEK - Giants lost to Seahawks 23-0; Lions lost to Ravens 18-16

AP PRO32 RANKING - Giants No. 26, Lions No. 17

GIANTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (28), PASS (18)

GIANTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (10), RUSH (13), PASS (12)

LIONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (18), PASS (3)

LIONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (4), PASS (23)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Giants have won last two in series. ... QB Eli Manning is 2-0 against Detroit, completing nearly 70 percent of passes for 460 yards, three TDs, no interceptions. ... Manning threw career-high five interceptions last week against Seattle and has NFL-high 25 interceptions to match career high. ... WR Victor Cruz, held to season-low-matching 25 yards receiving by Seahawks stands 2 yards from third straight season with 1,000 yards receiving. Cruz recovering from concussion and sprained knee. ... WR Rueben Randle scoreless in four straight games after six touchdowns during first 10 games. ... DE Justin Tuck has 7 1/2 sacks in last four games and team-high nine this season. ... S Antrel Rolle had interception last week, has season-high six this season, tied for NFL lead. ... New York started 0-6, won four straight and lost three of four. ... Giants, who won Super Bowl two seasons ago, will not be in playoffs for fourth time in five seasons. ... Detroit has lost four of five, losing fourth-quarter leads in each setback, after 6-3 start. ... Lions may not make playoffs for 13th time in 14 years. ... QB Matthew Stafford has NFL-high 12 turnovers since Week 11, three more than Manning and New York Jets QB Geno Smith during five-game stretch. Stafford tied for third in league with 17 this year. ... RB Reggie Bush 60 yards rushing from being franchise's first 1,000-yarder since Kevin Jones ran for 1,133 yards in 2004. ... Detroit's nine-season drought without 1,000-yard rusher NFL's worst active streak. ... WR Calvin Johnson held to fewer than 100 yards receiving in two straight games for second time this season. ... Undrafted rookie TE Joseph Fauria first NFL player to score on seven of 12 receptions since Washington's Mike Sellers in 2005, according to STATS. ... Ndamukong Suh has 27 1/2 career sacks, two short of Shaun Rogers' franchise record for DT.

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AP NFL website: http://www.pro32.ap.org

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