Giants-Colts Week 17 Preview
The Giants host the Indianapolis Colts in their regular-season home finale on Sunday, Jan. 1. Kickoff in MetLife Stadium is set for 1 p.m. on CBS.
The Giants look for their fifth win at home this season, the most in MetLife since they were 7-1 in 2016. They will also look for their seventh regular season win against Indianapolis and fourth at home.
With two games remaining, the Giants are in full control of their playoff destiny. A win in either of their final two contests would clinch the No. 6 seed in the NFC. If they go 0-2, they will need some help in order to secure the franchise's first playoff berth since 2016. The Giants face the Colts at home this weekend before traveling to Philadelphia for the season finale against the Eagles. Here are all of the ways the Giants can clinch this week:
- NYG win OR
- NYG tie + SEA loss or tie + WAS loss or tie OR
- NYG tie + SEA loss or tie + DET loss or tie OR
- NYG tie + WAS loss or tie + DET loss or tie + GB loss or tie OR
- SEA loss + WAS loss OR
- SEA loss + DET loss + GB loss or tie OR
- WAS loss + DET loss + GB loss
Look below for notes and stats for players from both teams.
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*QB Daniel Jones completed 30 of 42 atts. (71.4 pct.) for 334 yards & TD vs. INT for 92.8 rating last week, his 8th-career 300-yard game. Has career highs in passing yards (3,028), rushing yards (617) & rush TDs (5) in 2022 & is 1 of 3 QBs (Josh Allen & Jalen Hurts) with 3,000+ pass yads, 500+ rush yards & 5+ rush TDs in 2022. Has 95+ rating in 4 of his past 5 home starts.
*RB Saquon Barkley had season-high 8 receptions, 133 scrimmage yards (84 rush, 49 rec.) & 10th rush TD of season last week. Has 7 games with 120+ scrimmage yards in 2022, 2nd-most among RBs. Has rush TD in 4 of his past 5 & aims for his 3rd in row with 120+ scrimmage yards & rush TD. Ranks 6th in NFL with 1,597 scrimmage yards, his 2nd-career season with 1,500+ scrimmage yards.
*WR Isaiah Hodgins had career highs in catches (8) & rec. yards (89) in Week 16 & had 3rd rec. TD of season. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with TD catch.
*WR Richie James had season-high 8 catches & led team with 90 rec. yards in Week 16. Has TD catch in 2 of his past 3 at home.
*WR Darius Slayton had 79 rec. yards in Week 16. Has 700+ rec. yards (710) for 3rd time in 4 career seasons. Has 85+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 at home.
*DL Dexter Lawrence had TFL & PD last week. Has career high 6.5 sacks in 2022.
*DL Leonard Williams had sack & 2 TFL in Week 16.
*LB Jaylon Smith led team with 10 tackles & had 1st sack of season last week.
*LB Azeez Ojulari had sack last week & has 5.5 sacks in 6 games in 2022. Aims for his 4th in row at home with sack.
*S Julian Love had 5th PD of season in Week 16. Has career-high 112 tackles in 2022.
*QB Nick Foles passed for 143 yards in 1st start of season last week. Passed for 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs with 115.8 rating in his last start vs. NYG (12/17/17 w/ Phi.). Has 2+ TD passes in each of 3 career starts vs. NYG.
*RB Zack Moss aims for 3rd in row with 65+ rush yards.
*WR Michael Pittman aims for 3rd in row with 4+ catches. Has 7+ catches & 50+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 on road & 7 of his past 8 vs. NFC. Needs 146 rec. yards to become 4th player in franchise history with 1,000+ rec. yards in consecutive seasons, joining HOFer Marvin Harrison, T.Y. Hilton & Reggie Wayne.
*WR Alec Pierce ranks 5th among rookies with 536 rec. yards.
*TE Jelani Woods led team with 43 rec. yards last week. Leads rookie TEs with 3 rec. TDs this season.
*DE Yannick Naakoue aims for 3rd in row with TFL. Has 0.5+ sacks in 5 of his past 6 on road. Had 2 sacks & FF in his last game vs. NYG (11/7/21 w/ LV).
*DE Dayo Odeyingbo aims for 3rd in row with 1.5+ sacks.
*DT DeForest Buckner had 1.5 sacks & 2nd FF of season last week. Aims for 3rd in row with sack. Has 0.5+ sacks in 3 of his past 4 on road. Had 0.5 sacks & PD in his last game vs. NYG (11/12/18 w/ SF).
*LB Zaire Franklin had 9 tackles & 2nd sack of season in Week 16. Aims for 7th in row with 9+ tackles, Has TFL in 2 of past 3 overall & 4 of past 5 on road.
*CB Stephon Gilmore aims for his 4th in row on road with 5+ tackles & 2+ PD. Had INT & career-high 5 PD in his last game vs. NYG (10/10/19 w/ NE) & has INT in each of 2 career games vs. NYG. Has 29 career INTs, tied 5th-most among active players.
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