JACKSONVILLE (0-0) at N.Y. GIANTS (0-0)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox
OPENING LINE - Jaguars by (3)
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Jacksonville 11-8, Giants 7-9
SERIES RECORD - Tied 3-3
LAST MEETING - Jaguars beat Giants 25-24, Nov. 30, 2014
AP PRO32 RANKING - Jaguars No. 7, Giants No. 20
JAGUARS OFFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (1), PASS (17).
JAGUARS DEFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (21), PASS (1).
GIANTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (26), PASS (19).
GIANTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (27), PASS (31).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - ... Jags VP Tom Coughlin returns for first game against Giants. He led New York to two Super Bowls titles in 12 years as coach (2004-15). ... Pat Shurmur starts coaching era for Giants. ... Jaguars coming off first division title since 1999. Expectations high after late loss in AFC title game. ... Jacksonville ranked No. 2 in points allowed (16.8), total defense (286.1 yards) and sacks (55) last season. ... QB Blake Bortles threw for 3,687 yards and 21 TDs. ... Rookie RB Leonard Fournette led team with 1,040 yards rushing and nine TDs. ... WR Keelan Cole ranked No. 2 in NFL with 17.8 yard average, but top Jags WR Marqise Lee is out for season. ... All-Pro DE Calais Campbell tied for second in NFL with career-high 14 1/2 sacks. ... CB A.J. Bouye tied for third in league with six interceptions. ... Giants QB Eli Manning threw for 3,468 yards and 19 TDs in 2017. He has 13 consecutive seasons with 3,000-plus yards, tying brother Peyton for third-longest streak. ... RB Saquon Barkley makes debut. No. 2 overall draft pick had 3,843 yards and 43 TDs rushing at Penn State, missed most of preseason with hamstring injury. ... Three-time Pro Bowler Odell Beckham Jr. plays for first time since breaking ankle in early October. He signed huge contract just before this season. ... Evan Engram led rookie TEs with 64 catches and 722 yards. ... New LT Nate Solder, free agent from New England, anchors rebuilt O-line. ... New York using new 3-4 defensive scheme. ... S Landon Collins led team with 99 tackles. Since 2015, he leads all NFL safeties with 332 tackles. ... New LB Alec Ogletree had 63 tackles with Rams in 2017. ... LB Olivier Vernon has six-plus sacks in five straight seasons, but battling high ankle injury. ... Fantasy Tip: Beckham pointing to game for 11 months. Plans to show why he's top-paid receiver, even against top-ranked pass defense and All-Pro CB Jalen Ramsey.
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