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SNY insider Mike Garafolo of the Star-Ledger provides us with his invaluable preview of this Sunday’s Giants-Cowboys NFC East Championship Game….
I’m already on record as saying I smell an easy Giants victory here. Though I dropped that on SNY on Tuesday before I knew the extent of Hakeem Nicks’ hamstring issue, I’m going to stick with it.
Folks have been asking if I sense the same pep in the Giants’ step this week as I did a week ago. I’ve been telling them it’s not as noticeable as it was a week ago but that doesn’t mean it’s not there.
Tom Coughlin was pleased with what he saw….“Because we practiced well and we’re geared towards a big game and I can feel the enthusiasm as it grows,” he said today. “Everybody knows it’s a game of execution against two teams that seem to play incredibly close games every time we play.”
BEST OF MAXIM
Tom Coughlin joked on Monday that D.J. Ware had been cut from the team. It was Ware who barreled into Coughlin (or was actually pushed by Aaron Maybin after he was out of bounds) on the sideline Saturday, causing the coach to injure his leg.
Tom Coughlin will be the Giants coach next season whether or not his team beats the Cowboys on Sunday night.
FOX Sports reported on their pregame show that the 29-14 win over the Jets is the reason Coughlin is safe. .
“I was told that his win against the Jets last...
The New York Giants received some good news on Friday, since Hakeem Nicks (hamstring), Ahmad Bradshaw (foot), Mario Manningham (knee) all practiced and have been listed as probable for Sunday night’s game against the Cowboys. Osi Umenyiora (ankle) practiced as well and has been listed as questionable. Jake Ballard (knee) and Mark Herzlich (ankle) have [...]
It IS the very last thing on Tom Coughlin’s mind, because there is the small matter of the NFC East title showdown Sunday night against the Cowboys.
“Can I take care of this week and this game first?” he asks. “Why do we have to ask that question?”
Go ahead and admit it. For a while there, you were nervous. When the Giants were turning a 21-0 lead into a 21-14 lead you had visions of the Eagles disaster last year. Tom Coughlin might have had a few flashbacks, too. “There were some times tonight when it was a little nerve-wracking,” ...
As his last season as owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars comes to an end, Wayne Weaver wonders whether he might have a Vince Lombardi Trophy if he had just stuck with his original coach. Weaver told John Oehser of Jaguars.com that he thinks Tom Coughlin was the right coach for the franchise, and he wishes…
After the Giants missed the playoffs the past two years with late-season collapses, coach Tom Coughlin implored his team to "finish" this season. Eli Manning made sure they did it in style.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- Eli Manning threw three touchdown passes and the New York Giants won an all-or-nothing game to claim the final spot in the NFL playoffs, beating the Dallas Cowboys 31-14 on Sunday night.
The regular season went down to the last game, and it was coach Tom Coughlin's Giants (9-7) who won the NFC East and returned to the postseason for the first time...
For the past three seasons, Giant fans have been wondering where the magic that brought them a Super Bowl victory had gone. Last night, it returned, like a long, lost uncle with a bagful of goodies. The pass rush has resurfaced and Eli Manning is playing like a Super Bowl MVP again. They took the NFC crown and enter the playoffs a very dangerous team.
Next up: the Atlanta Falcons...