NEW YORK GIANTS (4-4) at TAMPA BAY (3-4)
Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS
OPENING LINE - Giants by 2 1-2
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RECORD VS. SPREAD - Giants 4-3-1, Buccaneers 4-3
SERIES RECORD - Giants lead 13-6
LAST MEETING - Giants beat Buccaneers 41-34, Sept. 16, 2012
LAST WEEK - Giants lost to Saints 52-49; Buccaneers beat Falcons 23-20, OT
AP PRO32 RANKING - Giants No. 15, Buccaneers No. 23
GIANTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (14), RUSH (27), PASS (T11).
GIANTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (19), PASS (32).
BUCCANEERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (11), RUSH (4), PASS (23).
BUCCANEERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (15), RUSH (16), PASS (14).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Giants have won four of past five meetings, including only playoff clash in 2007 - last time Bucs earned postseason berth. Giants went on to win Super Bowl that season. ... Eli Manning threw career-best six touchdown passes last week. Three years ago, in most recent meeting vs. Bucs, he passed for 510 yards and three TDs. ... Giants have best record through eight games since 6-2 start in 2012. ... WR Odell Beckham Jr. had eight receptions for 130 yards and three TDs against Saints, his third 100-yard game of season - 10th in 20 career games. ... In addition to ranking 32nd in total defense, Giants have league-low nine sacks. They hope to get DE Jason Pierre-Paul onto field for first time since July 4 fireworks accident blew off a finger. ... Bucs have won two of three to surpass victory total for last season. ... QB Jameis Winston, No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft, has four TD passes and no interceptions in past three games. ... RB Doug Martin's resurgence has eased burden on Winston to carry offense. Bucs are fourth in league in rushing, averaging 131.3 yards. ... LB Kwon Alexander chosen NFC defensive player of week following standout performance vs. Falcons. Playing two days after younger brother was killed during fight, fourth-round draft choice became first rookie since DeMeco Ryans in 2006 to have interception, forced fumble and fumble recovery in same game. Fantasy Tip: Considering how defenses have played, receivers Beckham Jr. and Tampa Bay's Mike Evans and Vincent Jackson could go off.
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