- Associated Press - Thursday, September 28, 2017

NEW YORK GIANTS (0-3) at TAMPA BAY (1-1)

Sunday, 4:05 p.m. EDT, Fox

OPENING LINE - Buccaneers by 5

RECORD VS. SPREAD - New York 1-2, Tampa Bay 1-1

SERIES RECORD - Giants lead 14-6

LAST MEETING - Giants beat Buccaneers 32-18, Nov. 18, 2015

LAST WEEK - Giants lost to Eagles 27-24; Bucs lost to Vikings 34-17

AP PRO32 RANKING - Giants No. 26, Buccaneers No. 20

GIANTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (20), RUSH (32), PASS (8)

GIANTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (32), PASS (6)

BUCCANEERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (14), RUSH (26), PASS (9)

BUCCANEERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (4), PASS (31)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Giants have won last five meetings, including 24-14 playoff victory in Tampa to begin 2007 team’s run to Super Bowl. … QB Eli Manning 5-0 all-time against Bucs, who haven’t beaten Giants since 2003. … Manning has thrown for seven touchdowns in past three games vs. Bucs. He threw for season-best 366 yards and three TDs last week vs. Eagles. … WR Odell Beckham Jr., had nine receptions for 79 yards, two TDs last week. Beckham had nine catches for 105 yards in only career game against Bucs. … WR Sterling Shepherd has three TD receptions in past five road games and comes off seven-catch, 133-yard, one-TD performance vs. Eagles. … Bucs QB Jameis Winston faces Giants for second time in career. He was intercepted three times on road last week vs. Vikings. Winston has 11 TD passes and three interceptions in past seven home games. … RB Doug Martin will sit, serving final game of four-game suspension for violating NFL’s policy on performance enhancers. With him sidelined, Bucs are 26th in league in rushing, though part is result of falling behind Vikings early and finishing with eight carries for 26 yards. … WR Mike Evans had eight receptions for 150 yards in only previous meeting with Giants. … WR DeSean Jackson has faced Giants 15 times during career, scoring nine TDs: six receiving, two on punt returns, one rushing. … Fantasy Tip: Beckham, penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct for TD celebration last week, says he has better one planned. With Bucs 32nd in pass defense, he may get chance to reveal it. … Jackson got open deep twice for Bucs vs. Vikings, with Winston hitting him once for TD. Expect them to test secondary early and often, especially with Evans commanding attention on other side of field.

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