The New York Giants (1-0) travel to face the Indianapolis Colts (0-1) this Sunday, Sept. 19, for their first road game of the 2010 season.
|**Date: September 19, 2010|
Kickoff: 8:20 PM (ET)
Site: Lucas Oil Stadium Stadium
Surface: Field Turf**
Play by Play: Al Michaels
Analyst: Cris Collinsworth
Sideline Reporter: Andrea Kramer
The game will be broadcasted on WFAN 660 AM, the flagship station of New York Giants football. Anita Marks and Roman Oben will handle all pregame and postgame programming, starting at 6:30 pm. Bob Papa will deliver the play-by-play, and he will joined in the booth by Carl Banks. Howard Cross will be the sideline reporter.
The Giants last played the Colts on Sept. 10, 2006 in Giants Stadium. The starting quarterbacks were Eli and Peyton Manning,
making it the first game in histrony that two brothers led their offenses on the same field. Indianapolis defeated the Giants, 26-21.
The Giants are 6-7 against the Colts in the regular season series and 0-2 in the postseason. The Giants and the Colts (then the Baltimore Colts) faced off in the 1958 and 1959 NFL Championship Games. The Giants lost in overtime in 1958 (23-17), and also fell in 1959 (31-16).
THE LAST MEETING
Playing their first regular season game in beautiful New Meadowlands Stadium, the Giants unveiled the kind of versatile and punishing defense that had keyed so many successes in the past. The defense, under new coordinator Perry Fewell, forced five turnovers, delivered four sacks, gave up only 89 rushing yards and did not allow a secondhalf point as the Giants stormed to a 31-18 victory over the Carolina Panthers.
In winning their stadium debut, the Giants also extracted a little revenge. It was the Panthers, after all, who rushed for 247 yards and clobbered the Giants by 32 points in the Giants Stadium finale last December.
Carolina scored just one touchdown, on Matt Moore's 19-yard touchdown pass to Steve Smith with three seconds remaining in the first half. John Kasay kicked three field goals for the Panthers. The Giants were credited with 10 quarterback hits on Moore and his replacement, rookie Jimmy Clausen.
The offense also held up its end. Secondyear receiver Hakeem Nicks scored three touchdowns on passes from Eli Manning - the distances were 26, 19 and five yards – Ahmad Bradshaw scored on a four-yard run and Lawrence Tynes kicked a 32-yard field goal for the Giants. Nicks is the first Giants player to score three touchdowns in a game since Brandon Jacobs ran
in from two, one and two yards out on Dec. 21, 2008 – also against Carolina. He is the first Giant to catch three touchdown passes in a game since Plaxico Burress on Sept. 9, 2007 at Dallas. Burress caught Manning passes of 60, 4 and 10 yards that night.
The Giants, who trailed by two points at halftime, scored 10 unanswered points in the third quarter to take a 24-16 lead.
The Giants continued their surge in the fourth quarter. Bradshaw broke loose for a 39- yard run to the Carolina one. Coughlin thought he scored and challenged the call, but referee Jerome Boger upheld the ruling on the field. Two plays after Jacobs lost three yards, Bradshaw took a handoff from Manning out of the shotgun and zipped in to the end zone for a 31-16 Giants lead with 11:36 remaining.
Wide receiver Reggie Wayne was drafted with the 30th overall pick in the 2001 NFL draft, which was obtained by the Colts via trade with the Giants.
This week's game is the first of four national TV broadcasts for the Giants. The contest can be seen on NBC affiliates across the country (Channel 4, WNBC in New York). Al Michaels will handle the play-by-play while Cris Collinsworth will provide color commentary. Andrea Kramer will be reporting from the sidelines.
ESPN INTERNATIONAL will also broadcast the primetime game, which will be available in 180 countries in three different languages.
RADIO WESTWOOD ONE RADIO
Giants/Colts will be broadcasted on radio stations across the nation by Westwood One. Scott Graham will handle the pregame show, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Play-by-play will be provided by Dave Sims while James Lofton handles color commentary. Hub Arkush will be on the sidelines reporting.
GIANTS RADIO NETWORK
WFAN 660 AM will carry this week's radio broadcast. Anita Marks and Roman Oben will handle the pregame, beginning at 6:30 p.m., and the post-game show. Bob Papa will deliver the play-by-play, joined by color commentator Carl Banks. Howard Cross will be the sideline reporter.
Fans in the Northeast and Mississippi can listen to the call on the following stations:
New York: WPYX (106.5 FM) Albany; WAAL (99.1 FM) Binghampton; WIRY (1340 AM) Plattsburgh; WAUB (1590 AM) Auburn; WGVA (1240 AM) Geneva; WFLR (1570 AM) Dundee; WCGR (1550 AM) Canandigua; WLTB (1310 AM) Utica; WRNY (1350 AM) Rome; WIXT (1230 AM) Little Falls; WENY (1230 AM) Elmira; WENI (1450 AM) Corning; WGMM (98.7 FM) Corning; WTLA 1200 AM, North Syracuse; WSGO (1440 AM) Oswego; W249BC (97.7FM) Mattydale; W261AC (100.1FM) Oswego
Connecticut: WPOP (100.1 FM) Hartford
Pennsylvania: WEEX (1230 AM) Easton; WTKZ (1320 AM) Easton
Mississippi: WLEZ (100.1FM) Jackson