Found November 08, 2011 on Giants Football Blog:
By the time the clock hit zero in Foxboro, Jake Ballard had officially been upgraded from “unsung hero” to “hero.” In what has been a breakout season, Ballard had his most important performance yet, catching four passes for 67 yards, including a huge 28-yard grab on the final drive, and, of course, the game winning touchdown. Most tellingly about Ballard’s ascent, the Giants had three chances to get in the end zone from the one yard line, and they ran plays towards Ballard on two of those three tries. You think Eli trusts him? Ballard’s 395 yards are good for 9th in the NFL among tight ends. He has more yards than JerMichael Finley, Vernon Davis, Greg Olsen and Aaron Hernandez. Ballard doesn’t have the explosive talent or athleticism of these aforementioned tight ends, but he has surprisingly soft hands, does a great job of getting open, and has an elite quarterback throwing to him. It’s a great recipe for success. Ballard now joins Victor Cruz as players who have gone from unlikel...

Ask GFB Presented by Verizon: Do We Still Miss Steve Smith and Kevin Boss…?

Welcome to Ask GFB Presented by Verizon. Today’s question from Rob, one of our many relocated New Yorkers who still crave Giants news and entertainment: Are the Giants better off without Steve Smith and Kevin Boss? Dan Orlando: Oh absolutely…the cheaper Cruz and Ballard have made much more impact. Boss, while tough, seemed to have to leave the field nearly every game and Ballard...

Giants vow to finish what they started

Giants vow to finish what they startedGETTY IMAGESWORTH CELEBRATING: Victor Cruz (left), Jake Ballard, Brandon Jacobs and Bear Pascoe all had something to celebrate after beating the Patriots on Sunday, but now they have to avoid one of their customary second-half collapses.By Paul Schwartz - NY Post 11/8/11

Eli lifts Giants late to stun suddenly-sliding Pats

Eli Manning hit Jake Ballard for a 1-yard touchdown pass with 15 seconds left, giving the New York Giants a 24-20 win over the New England Patriots on Sunday, repeating a comeback victory similar to the 2008 Super Bowl between the teams.

Giants beat Patriots 24-20 on last-minute comeback

Eli Manning hit Jake Ballard for a 1-yard touchdown pass with 15 seconds left, giving the New York Giants a 24-20 win over the New England Patriots on Sunday, repeating a comeback victory similar to the 2008 Super Bowl between the teams.

Super Bowl XLII Redux: Giants Stun Pats Again

The Ghost of No. 85 Returns to Haunt Patriots  The Giants see a Patriots’ winning streak and they compelled to break it.  Four years ago they derailed the Pats’ quest for an perfect 19-0 season by mounting a memorable comeback in Super Bowl XLII. Yesterday, New England had them on the ropes in protecting their confines, where they had not lost a game since the 2008 season....

Bills get help from Giants

With the Giants winning in comeback fashion, at Gillette Stadium no less, in a 24-20 victory over the Patriots the top of the AFC East is officially a logjam. When Eli Manning threw a game-winning touchdown pass to Jake Ballard with 15 seconds remaining, and the Pats couldn’t answer, it put the AFC East into a three-way tie for the top spot between the Bills, Jets and Patriots...

Giants on NFL Turning Point Tonight on Versus

NFL Turning Point, VERSUS’ weekly show co-produced by NFL Films and the NBC Sports Group, will move to Wednesday nights beginning tomorrow at 10 p.m. ET. The weekly show focuses on the crucial ‘turning point’ in several games for football fans each week in a more in-depth way than ever before by utilizing NFL Films’ unmatched cinematography and sideline and on-field audio...

SNY Giants Video Corner: Coughlin Getting it Done

The Daily News Live panel answers five question about the Giants following their victory over the New England Patriots: Is this Tom Coughlin’s best season as Giants’ head coach? Is Jake Ballard is making us forget Kevin Boss? Plus the mixed feelings about Brandon Jacobs, who gives the impression he can turn it on and off…

Patriots special teamer Tracy White breaks down his late-game defensive cameo

On the crucial play of the Patriots 24-20 loss to the Giants, it was a very surprising player who figured prominently. When QB Eli Manning found TE Jake Ballard for the one-yard TD with 19 seconds left, special teamer Tracy White was in coverage. On a 28-yarder over the middle on the final drive, Ballard beat White, too. Why was White, who had played only a handful of plays on defense...

Attacking New England's secondary will be first order of business for Eli Manning, NY Giants Victor Cruz says the Giants will try to 'do some positive things and take advantage' of a secondary that allows a league-high 323 passing yards per game.By Ebenezer Samuel - NY Dailynews 11/6/11

Eli Manning drives Giants for winning TD with 15 seconds left

Leading the Giants 80 yards in just over a minute, Manning hit Jake Ballard for a 1-yard touchdown with 15 seconds left for a 24-20 win on Sunday, repeating a come-from-behind victory similar to the 2008 title game between the teams.
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