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New York Giants
There is an obvious reason why the New York Giants went from a Super Bowl champion to a frustrated team that missed the playoffs.
It's consistency. Tom Coughlin's team lacked it in 2012 despite finishing with the same 9-7 record as a year ago when a late rush took them to their second title in five seasons.
This year there was no late rush. Just two bad games against Atlanta and Baltimore that cost the Giants control of their playoff destiny and ultimately left them cleaning out their lockers on Monday despite a season-ending 42-7 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
It was a far cry from a year ago when the Giants cleaned out their lockers and then boarded buses for a trip down the Canyon of Heroes in New York City.
''Emotionally it's not an easy day under any circumstances,'' said the 66-year-old Coughlin, who clearly is looking forward to returning next season. ''To not be in the playoffs is not what we expected when the season began.''...
BEST OF MAXIM
In reality, this all could have happened last year for the New York Giants.
If not for a Victor Cruz 99-yard touchdown catch against the New York Jets, or if not for a spirited blowout win over the Dallas Cowboys in Week 17, the New York Giants never would have won their second Super Bowl in four years.
This time around, the Giants lack late season magic and things didn’t fall...
Just when you thought the genteel salsa touchdown celebration of Victor Cruz was enough to entertain New York Giants fans, along comes Henry Hynoski's brutal Rhino dance.
The Giants fullback — known to Big Blue fans as "Hynocerous" — unveiled the celebratory dance after catching his first touchdown pass from Eli Manning during the Giants 42-7 blowout of the Philadelphia...
Henry Hynoski celebrated in a fitting way after scoring his first career touchdown. The New York Giants fullback is nicknamed the “rhino,” so after catching a one-yard touchdown pass from Eli Manning Sunday, he did a sweet rhino impression.
The Giants battered the Eagles 42-7 in the game to finish 9-7 on the season, but they were eliminated from the playoffs after the Bears...
During the New York Giants end of season press conference this past Monday, general manager Jerry Reese stated that defensive end Justin Tuck has plenty of football left in him.There’s been some speculation that the Giants may end up cutting Tuck this offseason, because of how poorly he’s played over the past couple of seasons. It looks like he’ll be sticking around for next...
New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora told the Michael Kay Show in New York that he does not expect to be back with the team next season. The 10-year pro does not like his role as a situational pass rusher and believes he is a starter. "I feel fortunate to be able to play 10 years in New York," he said. "It was a great run. I think now is probably the time...
New York QB Eli Manning completed just 13 passes Sunday against the Eagles, but five went for touchdowns. He added 208 yards in a 42-7 win.Fantasy Spin:This qualifies as "too little, too late" -- both with fantasy owners and Giants fans -- after Manning threw for one touchdown with two picks over the last two games.
As expected, Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw will play Sunday against the Eagles. Bradshaw was limited in practice this week because of a knee injury.Fantasy Spin:Philadelphia's run defense has been brutal all year (22nd in yards allowed) and New York has an awful lot to play for this week with a playoff berth on the line. Those factors should lead to another big week for...
Giants receiver Victor Cruz set a new career high with his 10th touchdown of the season Sunday against the Eagles.Fantasy Spin:Cruz had four catches for 52 yards Sunday, giving him 1,092 yards on 87 catches for the year. It was a decline from 2011 when Cruz had 1,536 yards and averaged 18.7 yards per catch. He clearly missed having a healthy Hakeem Nicks on the other side of the field all season.
Carrying signs to express their gratitude and their choice of love over violence in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, approximately 400 residents of Newtown, Conn., attended the New York Giants-Philadelphia Eagles game Sunday.
The residents, including about 200 students from the school system, formed a gantlet to welcome players from both teams before the game...
The New York Giants rediscovered their pride and dignity in the final weekend of the regular season.
The playoff berth that appeared to be a formality for the defending Super Bowl champions after 6-2 start, however, eluded them.
Despite getting a career-best five touchdown passes from Eli Manning, New York's playoff hopes ended Sunday minutes after a 42-7 win over the Philadelphia...
The simple truth is that this is nonsense (and a whole lot of other words you can't say around your kids).The NFL broke its own rules and provided an unfair advantage to the New York Giants, which thankfully proved useless.The NFLPA can't do anything about that advantage and any possible lost wages because they waived their right to continue the chain of lawsuits and court...
The New York Giants announced on Friday that they will be hosting the families from Newtown Connecticut for Sunday’s regular season finale against the Eagles.
A contingent of teachers, parents and students from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., will be honored before Sunday’s game between the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium.