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Numbers, Notes and Colors for Week 11


The Falcons will be wearing their white jerseys. * Jason Snelling scored his first rushing touchdown of the season last week in Carolina. * The Giants have lost four gamesprior to their bye week and are getting healthy for their Week 11 matchup with the Falcons. * This season the Falcons have a 5-2 record when recording one or more sacks and a 0-2 record when they do not sack the quarterback. * Tony Gonzalez has caught a pass in 140 consecutive games. * Brandon Jacobs has played in two games against the Atlanta Falcons. In 2006, he carried the ball 11 times for 53 yards and one touchdown. The following season, he ran the ball 13 times for 86 yards. He averages 5.8 yards per carry against Atlanta. * Curtis Lofton still ranks atop the league leaders in tackles with 90 on the season (according to * The Giants offense time of possession average is 34:19. Tops in the NFL. * Jonathan Babineaux and Kroy Biermann are currently tied for the Falcons lead in sacks with fourapiece. * If Michael Turner is unable to play this Sunday Jason Snelling could have his first career start against the Giants. * Giants linebacker Michael Boley was a fifth round draft pick (160th overall) of the Atlanta Falcons in 2005. * The Falcons rank fourthin strength of schedule this season with their opponents combining for a .588winning percentage in 2008(150wins, 105 losses and one tie). * Falcons linebacker Spencer Adkins played with Giants safety Kenny Phillips and defensive back Bruce Johnson at the University of Miami. * The road team has won the last 12 times the Falcons and Giants have played. The last time a home team won was in 1979. * Giants assistant offensive line coach Jack Bicknell Jr. was the offensive line coach for Boston College when Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan was a senior. * Falcons center Todd McClure has started 121 consecutive games dating back to 2001. * Through nine regular season games, the Falcons have totaled 19sacks and have out-sacked their opponents 19-12. * New York is 2-3 in post-bye games under current head coach Tom Coughlin. * The Falcons and Giants both have a turnover ratio of plus-2 and are tied for 10th best in the league. * Falcons running back Jerious Norwood and Giants cornerback Kevin Dockery were teammates at Mississippi State.

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