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Giants-Colts Preview: Goin’ Back to Indy

The New York Giants (5-9) head out to Indianapolis to face the surging Colts (8-6) in a Week 16 matchup that has postseason ramifications for the home team only. It will be the first time the Giants have been back to Lucas Oil Stadium since they defeated the New England Patriots, 21-17, in Super Bowl XLVI in February of 2012.

Kickoff: Sunday, Dec 23, 2018 1:00 Eastern
TV: CBS Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon, Steve Tasker (Field reporter)
Radio: WFAN 660AM and 104.3FM Bob Papa, Carl Banks, Howard Cross
Referee: Brad Allen

The Line: Colts -9.5
Over/Under: 48


Giants: OUT: WR Odell Beckham, Jr.(quad) LB Alec Ogletree (concussion) WR Russell Shepard (ankle) C Spencer Pulley (calf) QUESTIONABLE: DL Kerry Wynn (thumb)

Colts: OUT: S Clayton Geathers (knee) QUESTIONABLE: LB Anthony Walker (shoulder) G Mark Glowinski (ankle) WR T.Y. Hilton (ankle) S George Odom (knee) S Mike Mitchell (calf)

Giants Notes

QB ELI MANNING passed for 359 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 86.9 rating in last meeting. Has 2+ pass TDs & 85+ rating in all 3 career meetings. In his past 5 on road vs. AFC, has completed 102 of 145 (70.3 pct.) for 1,151 yards (230.2 per game) with 12 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 115.6 rating. Has 1,983 pass yards (283.3 per game) with 13 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 108.3 rating in 7 road games this season.

RB SAQUON BARKLEY (rookie) ranks 3rd in NFL in rush yards (1,155) & scrimmage yards (1,809) this season. Has 887 scrimmage yards (126.7 per game) & 7 TDs (4 rush, 3 rec.) in 7 career road games. Aims for his 8th in row on road with 90+ scrimmage yards. In 3 career games vs. AFC, has 301 scrimmage yards (100.3) & 2 rush TDs. Ranks 2nd among NFL RBs with 82 receptions in 2018.

WR ODELL BECKHAM, JR. (OUT) had 8 receptions for 156 yards in last meeting. In 14 career games vs. AFC, has 1,665 rec. yards (118.9 per game) & 11 TDs. Aims for his 11th in row vs. AFC with 95+ rec. yards. TE EVAN ENGRAM led team with 8 receptions & 75 yards last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with 75+ rec. yards.

LB ALEC OGLETREE (OUT) has 4 INTs, incl. 2 INT-TDs, & sack in his past 5. Is only NFL player with 90+ tackles (93) & 5+ INTs (5) in 2018. S MICHAEL THOMAS had 7 tackles & sack in Week 15. LB B.J. GOODSON had 9 tackles & PD last week. Has 2 INTs in his past 3 on road. LB OLIVIER VERNON has 3.5 sacks & FF in his past 3.

Colts Notes

QB ANDREW LUCK had 354 pass yards & 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 108.4 rating in only career meeting (11/3/14). Has 3+ TD passes & 100+ rating in 5 of his past 6 at home. Ranks 2nd in NFL with 34 TD passes & ties for 4th in AFC with 3,951 pass yards. Has 3+ TD passes in 8 games this season, 2nd-most in league.

RB MARLON MACK had 149 scrimmage yards (139 rush, 10 rec.) & 2 rush TDs last week. Joined HOFer ERIC DICKERSON (1987) & EDGERRIN JAMES (1999 & 2005) as only RBs in franchise history with multiple games of 125+ rush yards & 2+ rush TDs in single season. Has 6 TDs (5 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 6 at home.

WR T.Y. HILTON led team with 85 rec. yards last week. Had 71 rec. yards & TD catch in only career game vs. NYG (11/3/14). Has 21 catches for 365 yards (121.7 per game) & 2 TDs in his past 3 at home. Aims for his 7th in row with 75+ rec. yards. TE ERIC EBRON ties for 2nd in NFL with 12 TD catches. Has 6 rec. TDs in 7 home games this season.

LB DARIUS LEONARD (rookie) had 11 tackles & 2 PD last week. Leads NFL with 146 tackles. Needs 4 tackles to become 1st rookie since KIKO ALONSO (159 tackles in 2013) with 150+ tackles. Aims for his 3rd in row with 10+ tackles & PD. DL DENICO AUTRY had sack last week. Has 6 sacks, 6 TFL & 2 FFs in his past 3. Aims for his 4th in row with sack. Rookie DL TYQUAN LEWIS had 2 sacks in Week 15, his 1st-career sacks & 1st-career multi-sack game.

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