Game notes for Giants vs. Chiefs Week 11 matchup
KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 29: Quarterback Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants passes during the game at against the Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium on September 29, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Will the long season continue for the 1-8 New York Giants as they host the AFC West-leading Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday?

Kansas City Chiefs (6-3) at New York Giants (1-8)

History

  • Giants host series for first time since 2005 (27-17 win).
  • Giants own 10-3 lifetime series advantage dating back to 1974.
  • Chiefs posted a 31-7 win at Arrowhead Stadium in teams’ last meeting.
  • Chiefs 0-6 lifetime on road in this series dating back to ’78.

Chiefs By The Numbers

  • Off in Week 10.
  • 1-3 record in last 4 games (opened 5-0 in ’17).
  • QB Alex Smith: Including playoffs, has a 68-32-1 record in 101 starts (48-26 with Chiefs) dating back to ‘11 (19-31 in 50 games as a starter from 2005-10).
  • 13 takeaways in nine games in ’17 (33 takeaways in ‘16, 29 takeaways in ’15; 14 takeaways in ’14).
  • 28-7 record in last 35 regular season games dating back to ’15 (opened 1-5 in ’15).
  • CB Marcus Peters: Has 21 takeaways in 40 regular season games dating back to ’15 (17 INT, four fumble recoveries).

Giants By The Numbers

  • Lost to 49ers, 31-21, in Week 10.
  • 1-8 record in ’17 (11-5, reached playoffs in ’16).
  • Lost three straight games to Seahawks (24-7), Rams (51-17) and 49ers (31-21) by a combined score of 106-45.
  • Lost four straight home games…Allowed 238 points, 26 offensive TD in nine games in ’17 (allowed 284 points, 25 offensive TD in ‘16).
  • Allowed 20 TD passes, totaled four INT in nine games in ’17 (allowed 15 TD passes, totaled 17 INT in ‘16).
  • 571 rushing yards in last five games (237 rushing yards in first 4 games in ’17).
  • Scored 150 points, 16 offensive TD in nine games in ’17 (scored 310 points, 32 offensive TD in ’16.
  • QB Eli Manning: 40 TD passes, 22 INT in 25 regular season games since ’16 (65 TD passes, 28 INT in 32 games from 2014-15).

Things To Look For

So it looks like embattled Giants’ head coach Ben McAdoo will retain his job for the rest of the year. It’s going to make for a very interesting offseason for a franchise that thrives on continuity. In any case, it’s the Chiefs that are the primary concern this weekend and by all indications, the Giants’ attack should be able to move the football against the NFL’s 30th-ranked defense. Of course, New York is 31st in the same department. So are we in for a wild shootout between the top overall picks in both 2004 (Eli Manning) and Alex Smith (2005)?

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