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The New York Giants host the Las Vegas Raiders (5-2) in Week 9 this Sunday, Nov. 7 at 1:00 p.m. ET at

MetLife Stadium. This is the 14th regular season clash between the two clubs, with the Giants trailing the series, 8-5. The teams faced-off in Week 13 of the 2017 season when Big Blue fell to the Raiders in Oakland, 24-17. The Giants have won three of the last four matchups against Las Vegas with their most recent win coming in East Rutherford on Nov. 10, 2013 by a score of 24-20.

Last week, Big Blue fell to the Chiefs in Kansas City on Monday Night Football, 20-17. Las Vegas was on bye in Week 8, but they earned a 33-22 home victory against the Philadelphia Eagles at Allegiant Stadium in Week 7.

Here are some stats and figures for players on both teams ahead of Sunday's matchup.

*QB Daniel Jones completed 22 of 32 atts. (68.8 pct.) for 222 yards & 2 TDs vs. INT for 96.1 rating last week. Has 90+ rating in 3 of 4 home starts this season. 

*QB Derek Carr completed 31 of 34 passes (career-high 91.2 pct.) for 323 yards & 2 TDs vs. INT for 113.6 rating in Week 7, 2nd-highest comp. pct. ever by QB with 30+ attempts. Aims for 3rd in row with 315+ pass yards, 2+ TD passes & 110+ rating. Has 2 TD passes in 6 of 7 games this season. Passed for 287 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs for 95.5 rating in last meeting. 

*RB Saquon Barkley has 1,936 scrimmage yards (113.9 per game) & 13 TDs (12 rush, 1 rec.) in 17 career home games. Has 4 rush TDs in his past 5 at home. Has 6+ catches in 2 of his past 3 at home. RB Devontae Booker had 5 receptions & career- high 125 scrimmage yards (65 rec., 60 rush) last week, his 4th- career game with 100+ scrimmage yards. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with 60+ scrimmage yards & 5th in row overall with 50+ scrimmage yards. Had 507 scrimmage yards (423 rush, 84 rec.) & 3 rush TDs with LV in 2020. 

*RB Josh Jacobs aims for 4th in row with 65+ scrimmage yards & rush TD. Has rush TD in 4 of his 5 games this season. Is 1 of 3 in NFL (Ezekiel Elliott & Derrick Henry) with 5+ rush TDs in each of past 3 seasons. RB Kenyan Drake aims for 3rd in row with 70+ scrimmage yards & rush TD. Rushed for 80 yards & TD in only career game vs. NYG (12/13/20 w/ Az.). Has 75+ scrimmage yards & rush TD in 3 of his past 4 vs. NFC East.

View photos of the New York Giants' active 53-man roster as it currently stands.

*WR Sterling Shepard has 7+ catches & 75+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 at home. Had 56 rec. yards in last meeting. WR Kenny Golladay had 132 rec. yards & TD catch in his only career game vs. LV (11/3/19 w/ Det.). Has 60+ rec. yards in 3 of his 5 games this season. TE Evan Engram & TE Kyle Rudolph each had 1st rec. TDs of season last week. 

*TE Darren Waller has 50+ rec. yards in 5 of his 6 games this season. Since 2019, ranks 2nd among TEs in catches (230) & rec. yards (2,719). TE Foster Moreau set career highs in catches (6) & rec. yards (60) & had rec. TD in Week 7. WR Hunter Renfrow led team with season-high 7 catches for 58 yards in Week 7. Has 5+ catches & 45+ rec. yards in 6 of his past 7. WR Bryan Edwards had 1st TD catch of season in Week 7. 

*DL Leonard Williams had sack & 4th-career FF last week. Has 7 sacks in his past 5 at home & aims for his 4th in row at home with sack. CB James Bradberry aims for his 3rd in row with FR & 10th in row with PD. Ranks 2nd in NFL with 74 PD since 2016. DB Logan Ryan had 13th-career FF last week. Aims for his 4th in row at home with PD. CB Adoree' Jackson tied his career high with 12 tackles last week. 

*DE Yannick Ngakoue had 2 sacks & season-high 2 PD in Week 7. Has 2 sacks in 2 of past 3. DE Maxx Crosby has TFL in 3 of his past 4 on road. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with PD. CB Brandon Facyson had season-high 8 tackles & career-high 3 PD in Week 7. Aims for 3rd in row with 2+ PD.

View photos of the Las Vegas Raiders likely starters ahead of the Week 9 matchup against the Giants at MetLife Stadium.

Notebook: 3 Giants on reserve/COVID-19 list

The Giants today reached back into their past and had an old-timey day of preparation – if you consider 2020 the good old days.

Once again, COVID-19 testing mandated alterations to the team's schedule as it prepares for a home game Sunday against the Las Vegas Raiders. The players reported to work and tested before being sent home to participate in meetings on Zoom and then returned to the Quest Diagnostics Training Center to eat lunch and practice.

The virtual meeting was a daily fact of life during the COVID-ridden 2020 season, enabling coach Joe Judge and the players to work seamlessly when forced to retreat to their computers today.

"This has been, obviously, a different type of day," Judge said. "We've kind of flowed with it pretty well, I think, as an organization. We got the meetings accomplished virtually. It was kind of like stepping back into last season."

The players took it all in stride.

"I think it's unfortunate that some people have tested positive or false positive or whatever the case may be, but I think we have some experience with the COVID stuff going on," defensive lineman Leonard Williams said. "All of last year, we had to get tested every day, we did virtual meetings at times, had no fans, so I think we've dealt with some of these things before. I think because we have experience, we know not to let that be a distraction throughout the week."

"It's a little adjustment," tight end Evan Engram said. "Some things change, a little sudden change. Some unfortunate stuff that we're not really in control of. We just have to abide by the rules. Everybody is in here taking care of business, following the rules and we just got some good work in on the field."

📸 Through the Years: Giants vs. Raiders

Check out the gallery below to view rare photos of the history between the New York Giants and Las Vegas Raiders ahead of their Week 9 matchup.

View rare photos of the history between the Giants and Raiders ahead of their Week 9 matchup.

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