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Giants vs. Steelers: Facts, stats and analysis

Tom Pennington

Here is a quick look at today's New York Giants-Pittsburgh Steelers game.

PASSING Roethlisberger: 179-268-1,987 (3C)-14-3-101.4 (2C) Manning: 184-294-2,301 (3L)-12-8-89.1
RUSHING Dwyer: 58-299-5.2-0 Bradshaw: 126-570-4.5-4
RECEIVING A. Brown: 40-480-12.0-1 Cruz: 52 (2C)-650 (3C)-12.5-7 (T1L)
OFFENSE 369.9 396.8 (2C)
TAKE/GIVE +1 +13 (T1L)
DEFENSE 274.1 (1C) 386.5
SACKS Foote, Worilds: 3 Pierre-Paul: 5.5
INTs 3 tied: 1 S. Brown: 5 (2L)
PUNTING Butler (R): 43.9 Weatherford: 45.9
KICKING Suisham: 63 (15/15 PAT; 16/17 FG) Tynes: 94 (1L) (22/22 PAT; 24/26 FG)
When the Giants have the ball

The Pittsburgh defense is stingy, with its 274.1 yards per game being second in the league. Pittsburgh, though, only has seven takeaways on the season (the Giants lead the league with 24).

Eli Manning will look to take advantage of a Pittsburgh secondary missing safety Troy Polamalu.

Giants' running back Ahmad Bradshaw did not practice all week because of a bone bruise on his foot. He has been playing through that, however, and would appear likely to play.

[Steelers scouting report]

When the Steelers have the ball

Ben Roethlisberger is having another tremendous year. He is completing 66.8 percent of his passes for an offense that, under the direction of coordinator Todd Haley, reportedly throws more short passes than Pittsburgh has during Roethlisberger's tenure.

The Steelers will be using Isaac Redman at running back today with Jonathan Dwyer and Rashard Mendenhall injured.