Sunday, September 11, 2016
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The New York Giants take on the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, September 11, 2016 at AT&T Stadium. The opening line for this game has New York as 1 point favorites and the over/under was set at 46. Last season the Giants were 8-7-1 against the spread and their over/under record was 11-5-0. The Cowboys had an over/under record of 6-10-0 and they were 4-11-1 against the spread.
New York scored 26 points per game on offense last season, which ranked 6th in the NFL. In the passing department, they averaged 25 passes on 39 attempts for a 64% percent completion percentage last season. They threw for a total of 271 yards per game through the air as well, which ranked them 7th in the league. The Giants ran for an average of 101 yards per game on 25 attempts for an average of 4 yards per carry. That ranked them 18th in the NFL. They also ran 66 plays per contest and averaged 5.6 yards per play for an average of 372 yards per game, ranking their offense 8th overall last season. The Giants averaged 21 first downs per game which ranked them 9th in the league. They accumulated 48.6 penalty yards per game via 6.4 penalties, which ranked 27th in the NFL.
New York allowed 299 passing yards per game, ranking 32nd in the league, and they allowed 28 points per contest on defense, which ranked 30th. They gave up 26 completions on 40 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 65%. The Giants allowed 121 rushing yards per game on 28 carries for a 4.3 average per play, which ranked their rush defense 24th in the NFL. New York allowed 420 total yards per game including 6.1 yards per play, which ranked their overall defense 32nd in terms of yards per game. They forced 1.8 turnovers per contest and got flagged for 7.5 penalties for 67.3 yards per game, ranking them 32nd among all teams in the league.
Dallas averaged 17 points per game last season on offense, which ranked them 31st in the NFL. In the passing department, they completed 21 passes per game on 33 attempts for a 64% percent completion percentage. They threw for 217 yards through the air per game last year, ranking them 27th. The Cowboys ran for an average of 118 yards per game on 26 attempts for an average of 4.5 yards per carry last season, which ranked them 9th on the ground. They also ran 61 plays per game and averaged 5.5 yards per play for a total of 335 yards per game, ranking them 23rd in the league on offense. The Cowboys got an average of 19 first downs per game, which ranked 29th. They averaged 55.1 penalty yards per game via 7 penalties, ranking them 21st in the NFL.
Dallas allowed an average of 227 passing yards yards per game, which ranked 5th in the league. Their defense overall allowed 23 points per contest, which had them ranked 16th. They gave up 21 completions on 32 attempts for a completion percentage of 66% per game. The Cowboys allowed 121 rushing yards per contest on 29 carries for a 4.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 22nd in the NFL. Dallas allowed 348 total yards per game for an average of 5.6 yards per play, which ranked 17th in the league. They forced 0.7 turnovers per contest and 7.1 penalties for 56.2 yards in each contest, ranking 16th.
Eli Manning finished his last game of last season with 302 yards through the air for New York. He completed 24 passes out of 43 attempts for a 56% completion percentage. Rashad Jennings led the Giants in rushing with 170 yards. He averaged 6 yards per carry on his 27 rushing attempts for the game. Rueben Randle led the team in receiving. He had a total of 79 yards on 4 receptions for an average of 20 yards per catch in the game. As a team in that game New York got a total of 30 first downs by way of 11 rushing, 18 passing, and 1 by penalty. They ran 81 total plays for 502 yards for the game. The Giants ran for 208 yards on 36 attempts.
Kellen Moore finished his last game of last season with 435 yards through the air for Dallas. He completed 33 passes out of 48 attempts for a 69% completion percentage. Darren McFadden led the Cowboys in rushing with 92 yards. He averaged 8 yards per carry on his 12 rushing attempts for the game. Terrance Williams led the team in receiving. He had a total of 173 yards on 8 receptions for an average of 22 yards per catch in the game. Dallas got a total of 27 first downs by way of 5 rushing, 22 passing, and 0 by penalty. They ran 68 total plays for 512 yards for the game. The Cowboys ran for 100 yards on 16 attempts.
New York Betting Trends
New York was 11-5-0 against the over/under last season
New York had an ATS record of 8-7-1 last season
Dallas Betting Trends
Dallas was 6-10-0 against the over/under last season
Dallas had an ATS record of 4-11-1 last season
Injuries to Watch
09/07/16 LB B.J. Goodson Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
09/07/16 CB Leon Hall Concussion "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
09/02/16 TE Matt LaCosse Knee IR
09/02/16 FB Nikita Whitlock Foot IR
09/01/16 K Josh Brown Suspension expected to miss Sunday vs. Dallas
08/31/16 LB Jonathan Casillas Ribs "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
09/07/16 DE Charles Tapper Back "?" Sunday vs. NY Giants
09/07/16 DT Tyrone Crawford Concussion "?" Sunday vs. NY Giants
09/07/16 RB Lance Dunbar Knee "?" Sunday vs. NY Giants
09/07/16 DE Randy Gregory Suspension expected to miss first 4 games
09/07/16 LB Rolando McClain Suspension expected to miss first 11 games
09/07/16 WR Terrance Williams Hand probable Sunday vs. NY Giants
09/02/16 RB Darren McFadden Elbow "?" Sunday vs. NY Giants
08/31/16 TE James Hanna Knee PUP
08/31/16 LB Jaylon Smith Knee PUP
08/30/16 LB Sean Lee Knee "?" Sunday vs. Dallas
08/27/16 QB Tony Romo Back out indefinitely
08/11/16 DE Demarcus Lawrence Suspension expected to miss first 4 games
08/02/16 Backup QB Kellen Moore Fibula IR
Tony's Pick: Take New York
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