- Associated Press - Thursday, November 5, 2015

NEW YORK GIANTS (4-4) at TAMPA BAY (3-4)

Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Giants by 2 1-2

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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