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Giants Now: Giants-Texans Week 10 Preview

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Giants-Texans Week 10 Preview

The Giants will welcome the Texans to MetLife Stadium on Sunday for a 1pm showdown.

The game will serve as the sixth all-time meeting between the two franchises. After the Texans won the first game back in 2002, the Giants have emerged victorious in each of the last four contests.

The Giants are coming off their bye week, while the Texans are in the middle of a three-game stretch against the NFC East. Houston fell to the Eagles last week and will take on the Commanders at home in Week 11.

Here are notes and stats for players from both teams ahead of the Week 10 matchup.

Giants

QB Daniel Jones has 90+ rating in 3 of his past 4. Has 5 TDs (3 pass, 2 rush) in 4 home starts in 2022. Has 65+ rush yards in 2 of his past 3 at home.

RB Saquon Barkley had 5th rush TD of season in Week 8. Ranks 2nd among RBs with 121 scrimmage yards per game this season. Has 7 games with 85+ scrimmage yards in 2022, tied-most in NFL. Aims for his 4th in row at home with 85+ scrimmage yards. Has rush TD in 2 of his past 3 at home.

WR Darius Slayton led team with 5 catches for 66 yards in Week 8. Has 50+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4.

TE Tanner Hudson had career-high 58 rec. yards in Week 8.

T Andrew Thomas has not allowed a sack on 308 pass block snaps this season.

S Julian Love has 5+ tackles in 3 of his past 4 at home & 6 of his past 7. Aims for his 5th in row with 5+ tackles.

DL Dexter Lawrence aims for his 3rd in row at home with sack.

DL Leonard Williams had season-high 8 tackles & 1st sack of season in Week 8. Since 2015, has 39 games with 5+ tackles, 4th-most among DL.

LB Jihad Ward has 5 TFL in 4 home games in 2022 & aims for his 3rd in row at home with TFL.

LB Tomon Fox had 8 tackles & team-high 2 TFL in Week 8.

LB Micah McFadden had 1st-career sack in Week 8.

CB Adoree' Jackson had 4th-career FF, 2nd-career FR & 5th PD of season in Week 8. Aims for his 4th in row with PD. Has 4 PD & INT in 5 career games vs. Hou.

DB Fabian Moreau had 2 PD in Week 8. Aims for his 3rd in row with 2+ PD & 4th in row with 5+ tackles

Texans

QB Davis Mills passed for 154 yards & 2 TDs vs. 2 INTs last week. Has 2 TD passes in 2 of past 3.

RB Dameon Pierce rushed for season-high 139 yards last week, 2nd-most rush yards by rookie in single game this season. Is only rookie with 125+ rush yards in multiple games (131 in Week 4). Has 100+ scrimmage yards in 5 of past 6. Has 408 scrimmage yards (102 per game) in 4 road games this season. Has rush TD in 2 of past 3 on road. Leads rookies in scrimmage yards (776) & rush yards (678).

RB Rex Burkhead has 4+ catches in 2 of past 3 on road.

WR Brandin Cooks has 4+ receptions in 6 of 7 games this season. Had 7 catches for 68 yards in his last game vs. NYG (9/18/16 w/ NO). Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NYG with 6+ cathces & 65+ rec. yards. Has 50+ rec. yards in 5 of his past 6 vs. NFC East.

WR Phillip Dorsett led team with season-high 69 rec. yards in Week 9. Has 45+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3.

WR Chris Moore had 43 rec. yards & TD catch last week. Has rec. TD in 2 of past 3.

TE O.J. Howard has 60+ rec. yards in 3 of 4 career games vs. NYG.

TE Teagan Quitoriano (rookie) had 1st-career TD catch last week in NFL debut.

DL Jerry Hughers had season-high 5 tackles & 2 sacks in Week 9. Is 1 of 4 in NFL with 2+ sacks in 3+ games this season. Aims for 3rd in row with 2+ TFL & sack.

DB Steven Nelson had 5 tackles & 1st sack & FF of season last week. Has PD in 2 of past 3. Has 5 tackles in 3 of 4 road games in 2022.

DB Jonathan Owens led team with 10 tackles in Week 9, his 5th game this season with 10+ tackles, most among DBs & tied 2nd-most in NFL.

View photos from practice as the Giants prepare for their Week 10 matchup against the Houston Texans.

Kenny Golladay hopes to return vs. Texans

With just four games played, 99 snaps and two receptions, Kenny Golladay did not make anywhere near the impact he anticipated in the first half of the Giants' season. But beginning Sunday at home against the Houston Texans, the sixth-year wide receiver hopes to be a major contributor in the team's final nine games.

"Definitely," Golladay said yesterday. "That's really my main goal, is to hit the ground running. I don't want to come in the game and act like I lost a step as far as playbook wise, like I'm not mentally prepared. Even when I wasn't playing, I was making sure I was mentally prepared the entire time as if I was playing. That's really my main goal, when I do get in there it's not like a fall off."

Golladay missed the final four games before the Giants' bye with a knee injury he suffered on Oct. 2 against Chicago. He has not caught a pass since late in the second quarter of the Giants' opener in Tennessee on Sept. 11, when he had his season total of two catches for 22 yards.

This week, Golladay is officially limited in practice. Tuesday, coach Brian Daboll said Golladay, "should be ready to go" in the game. He was not as definitive yesterday.

"We'll just take it day-by-day, game-by-game, wherever is goes," Daboll said. "(He) showed some good stuff (in practice yesterday). Probably will keep him limited today, but he had enough reps to look at. I thought he did a good job coming back from what he's been through."

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