Fun facts and stats to preview Seahawks vs. Giants

Fun facts and stats to preview Seahawks vs. Giants

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SEATTLE, WA. - NOVEMBER 17: Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks warms up before the game against the Minnesota Vikings at CenturyLink Field on November 17, 2013 in Seattle,Wa. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on December 12, 2013 at 7:53 AM

Updated Friday, Dec 13 at 9:04 AM

SEATTLE (11-2) At N.Y. GIANTS (5-8)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, FOX

OPENING LINE -- Seahawks by 6 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD -- Seattle 9-4, New York 5-8

SERIES RECORD
-- Giants 9-6

LAST MEETING
-- Seahawks beat Giants 36-25, Oct. 9, 2011

LAST WEEK
-- Seahawks lost to 49ers 19-17; Giants lost to Chargers 37-14

AP Pro32 RANKING
-- Seahawks No. 1, Giants No. 23

SEAHAWKS OFFENSE
-- OVERALL (12), RUSH (3), PASS (21)

SEAHAWKS DEFENSE
-- OVERALL (1), RUSH (14), PASS (1)

GIANTS OFFENSE
-- OVERALL (25), RUSH (27), PASS (16)

GIANTS DEFENSE
-- OVERALL (10), RUSH (11), PASS (15)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES:

  • The Seahawks have a chance to clinch the NFC West and the No. 1 seed for the postseason with a win and losses by San Francisco and New Orleans.
  • Russell Wilson needs one touchdown pass to become third quarterback in NFL history with 50+ TDs passing in first two seasons.
  • Receiver Doug Baldwin had career-high eight catches for 136 yards and a TD in the last meeting.
  • Seattle has NFL's No. 1 defense. Its 28 takeaways is tied for second most.
  • Cornerback Richard Sherman has four interceptions, giving him 16 since 2011, the most in the league in that span.
  • Seahawks  DE Cliff Avril has 5 1/2 sacks in the past seven games.
  • Defensive end Chris Clemons had two sacks and a forced fumble in last game vs. Giants.
  • Giants QB Eli Manning has been sacked a career-high 32 times this season. His 20 interceptions are tied for the league lead with Jets' Geno Smith.
  • Running back Andre Brown has rushed for 11 TDs in his last 14 games.
  • Receiver Victor Cruz needs 27 yards receiving for his third straight 1,000-yard season.
  • Receiver Hakeem Nicks has not caught a TD this season, but has one in last two games vs. Seattle.
  • Tight end Brandon Myers has touchdown catches in three straight games.
  • Defensive end Justin Tuck has seven sacks in last three games.
  • Safety Antrel Rolle leads the team with four interceptions, 10 passes defended and 77 tackles.
  • DT Cullen Jenkins has three sacks in last three games.

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