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Tennessee Titans-New York Giants weather forecast: Will rain affect Week 15 matchup at MetLife Stadium on Sunday (12/16/18)? (UPDATE)

Mother Nature didn’t play much of a role in Saturday’s Week 15 game at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. between the New York Jets and Houston Texans (The Jets lost, 29-22).

It will be a different story hours later, with plenty of wet weather on tap when the New York Giants host the Tennessee Titans at MetLife Stadium on Sunday at 1 p.m.

Here is the forecast from the National Weather Service:


Rain. High near 39. Wind chill values between 25 and 30. Northeast wind 11 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Titans-Giants picks, predictions

Here are the Titans-Giants game notes from NFL Communications:

Giants notes

• QB ELI MANNING passed for 197 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 132 rating last week. Has 55,142 career pass yards & is 7th QB in NFL history with 55,000+ pass yards.

• RB SAQUON BARKLEY (rookie) rushed for career-high 170 yards, incl. 78-yard TD, & had 197 scrimmage yards last week. Has 5 scrimmage TDs of 50+ yards, most by rookie since HOFer RANDY MOSS (5 in 1998). Has 12 games with 100+ scrimmage yards, tied with EDGERRIN JAMES (12 in 1999) for 2nd-most such games by rookie in NFL history. Ranks 3rd in NFL with 1,124 rush yards & is 1st rookie in franchise history with 1,000-yard season.

• WR STERLING SHEPARD had TD catch last week. TE EVAN ENGRAM led team with season-high 77 rec. yards in Week 14. Aims for his 3rd in row with 65+ rec. yards.

• LB OLIVIER VERNON had 1.5 sacks last week. Has 3.5 sacks, FF & PD in his past 2. Had sack in last meeting (10/18/15 with Mia.). Has 2+ sacks in 2 of his past 4 vs. AFC. CB CURTIS RILEY had 9-yard INT-TD last week, his 1stcareer TD. LB ALEC OGLETREE led team with 8 tackles & had INT in Week 14. Aims for his 3rd in row with 8+ tackles, INT & 2+ PD. Has 39 tackles, 3 INTs, incl. 2 INT-TDs, & 3 TFL in his past 4 at home.

Titans notes

• QB MARCUS MARIOTA completed 18 of 24 (75 pct.) last week. Has 2+ TD passes in 2 of his past 3 & 4 of his past 6. In 13 career starts vs. NFC, has 3,279 pass yards (252.2 per game) with 26 TDs vs. 7 INTs for 105.4 rating. Has 99+ rating in 3 of his past 4 vs. NFC.

• RB DERRICK HENRY set franchise record with 238 rush yards & had career-high 4 rush TDs, incl. 99-yard TD run, in Week 14. His 99-yard TD run tied HOFer TONY DORSETT (99 yards on 1/3/83) for longest in NFL history. Is 1 of 7 players since 1970 with 200+ rush yards & 4+ rush TDs in single game & is 1 of 3 players over span to average 14+ yards per carry (14.0) on 15+ rush att. (17). Has 5 rush TDs in his past 2. RB DION LEWIS had 60+ scrimmage yards in each of his past 4 vs. NFC.

• WR COREY DAVIS has 90+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC. Has TD catch in 2 of his past 3. Leads team with 54 catches & 765 rec. yards. Is 1 of 3 AFC players (TYREEK HILL & T.Y. HILTON) averaging 14+ yards per catch (14.2) with 50+ receptions.

• DT JURRELL CASEY had 6 tackles & 1.5 sacks last week. Aims for his 4th in row with sack. Since 2013, ranks 3rd among NFL DTs with 40.5 sacks. S KEVIN BYARD had sack in Week 14. Since 2017, ties for 2nd in NFL with 10 INTs. LB WESLEY WOODYARD had 8 tackles in last meeting. Is 1 of 4 AFC players with 80+ tackles (85) & 3+ sacks (3.5) in 2018. CB LOGAN RYAN had sack last week.

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