NFL PREVIEW: CLEVELAND BROWNS (9-4) AT NEW YORK GIANTS (5-8)
WEEK 15 // SUNDAY, DEC. 20, 2020 // 8:20 PM ET // METLIFE STADIUM // REFEREE: SHAWN HOCHULI
REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:
LEADER: Browns lead all-time series, 26-21-2
STREAKS: Giants have won 6 of past 7
LAST GAME: 11/27/16: Giants 27 at Browns 13
LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/7/12: Giants 41, Browns 27
QB BAKER MAYFIELD passed for season-high 343 yards & 2 TDs vs. INT & rushed for TD last week. Aims for 4th in row with 2+ TD passes. Has 115+ rating in 2 of past 3. Has 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 101.2 rating in 3 career games vs. NFC East. Has 11 TDs vs. INT for 139.3 rating in his past 3 on road. • RB NICK CHUBB had 103 scrimmage yards (82 rush, 21 rec.) & 2 rush TDs last week, his 6th game with 100+ scrimmage yards & rush TD this season, tied-most in NFL. Aims for 6th in row with 100+ scrimmage yards & 4th in row with rush TD. Has 100+ rush yards in 2 of 3 career games vs. NFC East. RB KAREEM HUNT had 110 scrimmage yards (season-high 77 rec., 33 rush) & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) last week. Rushed for 73 yards in only career game vs. NYG (11/19/17 with KC). Aims for his 4th in row vs. NFC East with TD. Has 442 scrimmage yards (147.3 per game) & 4 TDs (3 rec. 1 rush) in 3 career games on SNF. • WR JARVIS LANDRY aims for 4th in row with 6+ catches & 50+ rec. yards. Aims for 3rd in row on road with TD catch. Had 11 catches for 99 yards in only career game vs. NYG (12/14/15 with Mia.). WR RASHARD HIGGINS aims for 3rd in row with 6+ catches, 65+ rec. yards & rec. TD. Rookie WR DONOVAN PEOPLES-JONES aims for 3rd in row with 70+ rec. yards. • DE MYLES GARRETT aims for 4th in row with TFL. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC East with 2+ sacks & FF. Has 6 sacks & 2 FFs in his past 4 on road. DE OLIVIER VERNON had 2 sacks & PD last week. Has 1.5+ sacks in 3 of his past 4 vs. NFC East. Had 131 tackles, 22 sacks & 4 FFs in 3 seasons with NYG (2016-18). DT SHELDON RICHARDSON had sack in Week 14.
NEW YORK NOTES:
QB DANIEL JONES has 270+ pass yards & 2+ TD passes in 2 of his past 3 vs. AFC. Leads all QBs with 7.3 yards per carry in 2020 (min. 50 attempts). • RB WAYNE GALLMAN had 73 scrimmage yards (57 rush, 16 rec.) in Week 14. Has career highs in rush yards (561) & rush TDs (6) this season. Has 3 rush TDs in his past 3 at home & 6 rush TDs in his past 7 overall. Aims for his 8th in row with 50+ scrimmage yards. RB DION LEWIS had 2nd rush TD of season last week. • WR STERLING SHEPARD needs 5 receptions for 5th-consecutive 50-catch season. WR GOLDEN TATE had 6 receptions for 97 yards & rec. TD in his last game vs. Cle. (11/12/17 w/ Det.). WR DARIUS SLAYTON has 5+ receptions & 50+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 at home. TE EVAN ENGRAM is 1 of 3 NFC TEs (T.J. HOCKENSON & DALTON SCHULTZ) with 50+ receptions (50) this season. Ranks 3rd among NFC TEs with 526 rec. yards. • LB BLAKE MARTINEZ has 7+ tackles in 5 of his 6 home games this season. Ranks tied-4th in NFL with 118 tackles, his 4thconsecutive 100-tackle season. DL LEONARD WILLIAMS has 4 sacks & 6 TFL in 6 home games in 2020. S JABRILL PEPPERS had career-high 13 tackles, 2 TFL & 4th-career FF last week. Had 134 tackles, 8 PD & 2 FR in 29 games (2017-18) with Cle. CB JAMES BRADBERRY has career-high 17 PD in 2020, tied most in NFL. Is only DB with 10+ PD in each of past 5 seasons. Aims for 7th in row at home in 2020 with PD. DB LOGAN RYAN had 8 tackles, 1.5 sacks & INT in his last game vs. Cle. (9/8/19 w/ Ten.). Has 4 PD, 2 FFs, INT & FR in his past 5. DL DALVIN TOMLINSON had 7th-career sack in Week 14.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: NBC (8:20 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (field reporter) NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Tom McCarthy, Ross Tucker SIRIUS: 81 (Cle), 83 (NYG) | XM: 226 (Cle), 225 (NYG), 88 (National)