2014 DRAFT GUIDE
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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Carson PalmerSep 16 09:33p

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Josh GordonSep 16 09:23p

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Justin JonesSep 16 07:33p

The Kansas City Chiefs signed free-agent TE Justin Jones (Patriots) to an undisclosed deal Tuesday, Sept. 16.

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The New York Giants re-signed WR Travis Harvey to their practice squad and signed free-agent WR L'Damian Washington (49ers) to their practice squad Tuesday, Sept. 16.

Chris SmithSep 16 06:53p

The Jacksonville Jaguars re-signed LB Chris Smith to their practice squad Tuesday, Sept. 16.

Isaiah FreySep 16 06:33p

Chicago Bears CB Isaiah Frey and WR Rashad Ross were signed from the practice squad Tuesday, Sept. 16.

Matthew MulliganSep 16 06:23p

The Chicago Bears released TE Matthew Mulligan Tuesday, Sept. 16.

Shaun DraughnSep 16 06:23p

The Chicago Bears placed RB Shaun Draughn and WR Chris X. Williams on no-recall waivers Tuesday, Sept. 16.

Arthur JonesSep 16 06:13p

Indianapolis Colts DT Arthur Jones (ankle) is likely to be out two to four weeks after suffering a high ankle sprain in Week 3 Monday, Sept. 15.

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Nevin LawsonSep 16 05:53p

The Detroit Lions placed CB Nevin Lawson (toes) on Reserve/Injured and signed free-agents CB Danny Gorrer (Buccaneers) and LB Julian Stanford (Lions) to their practice squad Tuesday, Sept. 16.

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Victor ButlerSep 16 05:32p

The Arizona Cardinals signed free-agent LB Victor Butler (Saints) and released LB Marcus Benard and P Drew Butler Tuesday, Sept. 16.

Zach BrownSep 16 05:23p

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James AndersonSep 16 05:23p

The Tennessee Titans signed free-agent LB James Anderson (Patriots) to their active roster Tuesday, Sept. 16. The Titans believe Anderson can play an inside linebacker position, where they are thin.

Walter ThurmondSep 16 05:13p

New York Giants CB Walter Thurmond (pectoral) has been placed on season-ending Reserve/Injured Tuesday, Sept. 16.

Doug MartinSep 16 05:13p

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Alex SmithSep 16 04:03p

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Julio JonesSep 16 03:53p

Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (ankle) fully participated in practice Tuesday, Sept. 16.

Jake MatthewsSep 16 03:53p

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Asa JacksonSep 16 03:43p

Baltimore Ravens CB Asa Jackson (concussion) and CB Lardarius Webb (back) both fully participated in practice Tuesday, Sept. 16.

Gerald McCoySep 16 03:33p

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