- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

ATLANTA FALCONS (2-2) at NEW YORK GIANTS (2-2)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE - Giants by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Atlanta 2-2, New York 2-2

SERIES RECORD - Tied 11-11

LAST MEETING -Falcons beat Giants 34-0, Dec. 16, 2012

LAST WEEK - Falcons lost to Vikings 41-28; Giants beat Redskins 45-14

AP PRO32 RANKING - Falcons No. 20, Giants No. 19

FALCONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (T1), RUSH (14), PASS (2).

FALCONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (28), PASS (30).

GIANTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (18), RUSH (16), PASS (16).

GIANTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (18), RUSH (10), PASS (22).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Game marks return of Falcons DE Osi Umenyiora. Had 75 sacks in nine seasons with Giants before signing with Atlanta last year. …Falcons have been inconsistent, especially on defense where they are ranked next to last. Offense tied for No. 1 overall. … Quarterback Matt Ryan threw for three touchdowns and had 142.6 rating in previous meeting. … Wide receiver Julio Jones second in NFL with 447 yards receiving. … Devin Hester has scored touchdowns on run, pass and return this season. … Giants have won two in row, outscoring Texans and Redskins by 75-31 margin. … Quarterback Eli Manning threw four TDs last week and ran for one. … Halfback Rashad Jennings has rushed for 231 yards in past two games. … Tight end Larry Donnell had career-high three touchdowns catches against Washington, becoming first Giants tight end to do that since Joe Walton in 1962. … Receiver Victor Cruz is looking for third straight 100-yard game. … New York forced nine turnovers in past two games.

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