Behind Enemy Lines

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Behind Enemy Lines: An Inside Look at the New York Giants


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Titans face the New York Giants on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

Here's a look at the Giants:

Record: 5-8.

Last game: Beat the Redskins, 40-16.

Points for/against: 23.6 ppg/25.5 ppg.


Offense: 18th overall, 354.2 ypg (22nd rushing, 13th passing).

Defense: 21st overall, 370.8 ypg (22nd rushing, 18th passing).


Head coach: Pat Shurmur.


QB: Eli Manning (310-of-458, 3,460 yards, 18 TD, 8 INT, 95.8 rating).

Top RB: Saquon Barkley (209 carries, 1,124 yards, 9 TDs).

Top WRs: WR Odell Beckham Jr. (77 catches, 1,052 yards, 6 TDs); RB Saquon Barkley (78 catches, 629 yards, 4 TDs); WR Sterling Shepard (54 catches, 655 yards, 4 TDs).

Top TE: Evan Engram (26 catches 334 yards, 2 TDs).


Sacks: DL B.J. Hill (5).

Leading tackler: S Landon Collins (96).

Interceptions: LB Alec Ogletree (5).

Take/Give: plus-5.

Kicker: Aldrick Rosas (28-29 FGs).

Punter: Riley Dixon (45.8).

Last meeting: December 7, 2014: Giants 36, Titans 7.

Local connections

-Giants coach Pat Shurmur is the father of Vanderbilt quarterback Kyle Shurmur.

-Giants defensive back Kenny Ladler played at Vanderbilt.

-Giants center Spencer Pulley played at Vanderbilt.

Titans connections

-Giants running backs coach Craig Johnson was with the Titans from 2001-2010.

-Giants assistant DBs coach Deshea Townsend coach the Titans secondary from 2016-17.

-Giants safety Curtis Riley played 11 games with the Titans from 2016-17.

-Giants cornerback B.W. Webb played nine games with the Titans in 2015.

-Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas was originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Titans before being claimed off waivers by the Giants in 2016.

-Giants quarterback Alex Tanney was with the Titans for most of 2014-17.

Injury Report

-TE Rhett Ellison (ankle).

-WR Odell Beckham Jr. (quad).

-S Curtis Riley (wrist).

Titans coach Mike Vrabel on the challenges of trying to fool Giants quarterback Eli Manning:

"I think the mind—he's seen all of the defenses that everybody can throw at him. He gets it out, still very quick. The quick game, the catch and run, is still something that's a big part of their offense. That's what he's always liked. I think that's what (Odell) Beckham (Jr.) is good at. They're taking a five-yard route and turning it into 20-yard slants. Same thing with (Saquon) Barkley. When he sees it and it's clean for him, he's willing to get the ball out of his hand. He does a good job with the RPO's, while trying to get the favorable look to deliver some of those quick game stuff." looks back at the all-time series against the New York Giants. (Photos: AP, Donn Jones)

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