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November 4, 2014 at 10:00 PM

First Look: New York Giants

Here’s our weekly First Look at Seattle’s opponent:

Seahawks opponent: New York Giants

Game time: 1:25, Sunday.

TV: FOX

Coach: Tom Coughlin — 93-75 in 11th season in New York, 161-135 19 years overall.

2014 record: 3-5

Last game: Lost 40-24 to Indianapolis on Monday night.

The series: 17th all-time meeting. The Giants lead the series 9-7 but the Seahawks have won the last two, including a 23-0 win in New Jersey on Dec. 15, 2013. The Giants won the last meeting in Seattle, though, 41-7 on Nov. 7, 2010, the worst loss of the Pete Carroll era.

The early line: Seahawks by 9.

Key players: QB Eli Manning: Manning, 33, has won two Super Bowls and ranks 17th in NFL history in passing yards at 37,277. And after a rough 2013 season in which he threw 27 interceptions —- five in a home loss to the Seahawks — he’s being more careful with the ball, on pace for just 10 this year. In fact, his passer rating of 94.9 is on pace to be the best of his career. But as evidenced by the team’s record, he can’t do it alone.

WR Odell Beckham Jr. : The rookie from LSU was the 12th overall pick in the first round of the 2014 draft, and is finally playing like it after battling a nagging hamstring injury that cost him the first four games of the season. He had his first 100-yard game in the NFL Monday night against the Colts with eight catches for 156 yards and figures to be heavily targeted by Manning the rest of the season.

DE Robert Ayers: The sixth-year vet, signed in the off-season as a free agent after having played with Denver the past five seasons, is coming off his best game as a Giant with seven quarterback hurries, a sack and a forced fumble of Andrew Luck Monday night.

CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie: Rodgers-Cromartie was another big ticket free agent signing by the Giants in the off-season. But he’s battling back and leg injuries and hasn’t played to his usual level of late. Still, he’s toughing it out to try keep afloat a beat-up Giants’ secondary.

New York’s keys to success: Big Blue will come in feeling blue after a disastrous home loss to the Colts Monday night that was viewed as a must-win, especially with the Giants coming off of a bye. New York has now lost three in a row, outscored 98-44 by the Eagles, Cowboys and Colts, and is now in danger of missing the playoffs for the fifth time in six years. In the only year in that time that they made the playoffs they won the Super Bowl. New York’s only wins came against Houston, Washington and Atlanta, which are a combined 9-17. The Giants scored a combined 105 points in those games, getting eight touchdown passes from Eli Manning, whose had to make due much of the season without much help from a running game. But the Giants have struggled on defense, ranked 28th overall (391.78 yards per game) and 28th against the pass (272.8) and the offense has been unable to keep up the last few weeks. The secondary has been hit hard with injuries, including the loss of former Seahawk cornerback Walter Thurmond for the season to a torn pectoral muscle suffered in September.

BY THE NUMBERS

24 — The number of consecutive games in which the Giants have lost a turnover, the longest active streak in the NFL.

0-5 — New York’s record this season against teams that currently have a winning record.

3-0 — New York’s record this season against teams that currently have a losing record.

 

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