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NFL Week 1 Gameday: Jacksonville at Giants

The New York Giants host the Jacksonville Jaguars to open the 2018 NFL season.

Date: Sunday, September 9, 2018 |
Kickoff: 1:00 PM ET
Site: MetLife Stadium
Referee: Craig Wrolstad

Series tied, 3-3. Jaguars have won 2 of past 3. Home team is 6-0.
Last Game: 11/30/14: Giants 24 at Jaguars 25
Last Game at Site: 11/28/10: Giants 24, Jaguars 20

TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kenny Albert, Ronde Barber, Tiki Barber (Field reporter)

Radio: WFAN, 101.9 FM and 660AM in the Tri-State area. Bob Papa, Carl Banks and Howard Cross (sideline). SIRIUS: 103 (Jax), 83 (NYG) | XM: 387 (Jax), 225 (NYG)

Weather: Showers, temps in mid-60’s.


Jaguars: None Giants: LB Olivier Vernon (ankle), LB Tae Davis (hamstring) OUT

Jaguars Notes

JAGUARS won 1st division title since 1999 last season. Ranked 2nd in NFL in points allowed (16.8 per game), total defense (286.1 yards per game) & sacks (55) in 2017.

• QB BLAKE BORTLES passed for 3,687 yards & 21 TDs last season. Has 14,928 career pass yards, 4th-most by QB through his 1st 4 seasons in league annals. Is 1 of 2 NFL QBs (CAM NEWTON) with 300+ rush yards in each of past 4 seasons.

• RB LEONARD FOURNETTE led team & ranked 2nd among rookies with 1,040 rush yards in 2017. Joined FRED TAYLOR (1998) as only rookies to rush for 1,000+ yards in franchise history. Tied for 3rd in NFL with 9 rush TDs last season.

• WR KEELAN COLE ranked 4th among rookies with 748 rec. yards in 2017 & ranked 2nd in NFL with 17.8 yards per catch avg. TE AUSTIN SEFERIAN-JENKINS makes Jax. debut. Had 50 receptions for 357 yards & 3 TDs with NYJ last season.

• DE CALAIS CAMPBELL tied for 2nd in NFL with career- high & franchise-record 14.5 sacks last season. Aims for 3rd in row with sack at NYG. DE YANNICK NGAKOUE was 1 of 5 players with 10+ sacks (12) & 4+ FFs (6) last season. Recorded 11 of his 12 sacks on road last season. CB A.J. BOUYE tied for 3rd in NFL with 6 INTs & tied for 2nd in AFC with 18 PD in 2017. Bouye & CB JALEN RAMSEY (4 INTs, 17 PD) were only pair of teammates with 4+ INTs & 15+ PD in 2017. LB TELVIN SMITH led team with 102 tackles & is 1 of 2 in NFL (SEAN LEE) with 100+ tackles & 10+ TFL in each of past 3 seasons.

Giants Notes

• PAT SHURMUR makes NYG head coaching debut. •QB ELI MANNING passed for 3,468 yards & 19 TDs last season. Has 13 consecutive seasons with 3,000+ pass yards, tied with PEYTON MANNING for 3rd-longest streak in NFL history. Ranks 6th all-time in pass yards
(51,682) & 8th in pass TDs (339).

•RB SAQUON BARKLEY (rookie) was selected No. 2
overall in 2018 NFL Draft. Had 3,843 rush yards & 43 rush TDs in 38 career games at Penn St. RB JONATHAN STEWART makes NYG debut. Had 680 rush yards & 6 TDs in 2017 with Car.

• WR ODELL BECKHAM, JR. has 38 career rec. TDs, 2nd-most since entering NFL in 2014. Has 313 career catches & became fastest in NFL history to reach 300 receptions (45 games). TE EVAN ENGRAM ranked 1st among rookie TEs in receptions (64) & rec. yards (722) last season & tied for 1st with 6 rec. TDs, most by rookie TE in franchise history. WR STERLING SHEPARD had career- high 731 rec. yards in 2017.

• S LANDON COLLINS led team with 99 tackles & became 1st safety in franchise history with 95+ tackles in 3 different seasons. Since 2015, leads all NFL safeties with 332 tackles. CB JANORIS JENKINS tied for team lead with 3 INTs in 2017. LB ALEC OGLETREE had 63 tackles & 2 sacks with Rams last season. DE OLIVIER VERNON had 6.5 sacks last season, his 5th straight season with 6+ sacks.

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