Found December 23, 2011 on NBC Connecticut:
It isn't often in a football season that players and coaches get a one-game chance to redeem everything that went wrong over the course of the year. There's almost always too much at stake every single week to say that 60 minutes in Week 16 really matter more than all of the minutes leading up or the minutes that will follow in the final game of the season. Almost always leaves a little wiggle room, though, and we've got one of the rare exceptions coming our way on Saturday's Christmas Eve game between the Jets and Giants. Because the future of the Jets and Giants hangs in the balance of their game on Saturday and because the game already matters so much to the fans, people on both sides have a chance to rewrite the story of their seasons. To some that's a big bonus, but others could find that the harsh light of the Battle for the Meadowlands leaves people with a bad taste in their mouths. We've already hit on the two head coaches, who both have plenty to ...

Giants' Jacobs, Jets coach Ryan continue verbal jabs

New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs and Jets coach Rex Ryan definitely didn't exchange Christmas cards following Saturday's game. After the Giants posted a 29-14 win, Jacobs claimed that Ryan "told me to shut the (expletive) up and wait until we win the Super Bowl. I said I would punch him in his face ... I told him, 'Out of all of these Giants football...

Jets' Plaxico Burress enjoying life, family with Giants, Christmas coming up O'Boyle/The Star-Ledger'Now that I'm home, I just want to be the best male role model,' says Jets wide receiver Plaxico Burress, who served a 20-month prison sentence for illegal gun possession.By Jenny Vrentas - Star Ledger 12/22/11

Steve Serby’s Special Q&A with ... Justin Tuck Steve Serby - NY Post 12/24/11

Coughlin’s OK after taking hit to the knee

As Justin Tuck in the afterglow of the Giants 29-14 victory over the Jets spotted Tom Coughlin in the locker room, he walked up to his hurting head coach and said: “No toughness, no championship.’’ Coughlin smiled through the pain. With 3:27 remaining and the Giants trying to bleed...

Folk has the Jets’ special teams flying high this year

With the Jets and Giants so evenly matched, both sides fully expect tomorrow’s Christmas Eve tilt to come down to the waning moments. That means Gang Green’s playoff hopes could very well end up riding on kicker Nick Folk’s foot — and he’s fine with that. “Absolutely...

Giants' unsung hero: Antrel Rolle

The outspoken safety was chided in some circles for his criticism of the team after last week's loss, particularly his comments about not everyone practicing. That struck a chord with a lot of people, Justin Tuck said, and it showed up in the team's practices this week. "Credit Rolle for [the attitude] because he had all hands on deck all week," Mathias Kiwanuka...

Darrelle Revis & Antonio Cromartie respond to comments made by Giants' wide receivers

The chant started from about 40 feet away from No. 24’s locker, two words lampooning comments made by Giants’ wide receivers Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks on Wednesday.   “Revis sucks! Revis sucks!” cornerback Marquice Cole playfully shouted as Darrelle Revis gave his two cents about the latest ...

Jacobs, Rex propane run-in is lowlight of rivalry

Brandon Jacobs had a lot of bitterness built up after a week of Rex Ryan disrespecting the Giants, and when Big Blue took back control of New York after loaning it to the Jets for two years, he didn’t attempt to hide his rage and engaged in some vicious name-calling.

Giants beat Jets, keep East title hopes alive

Victor Cruz set two franchise receiving records, and Ahmad Bradshaw ran for two touchdowns as the Giants kept their playoff hopes alive by winning the New York-area bragging rights with a 29-14 victory over the Jets on Saturday.

Fifth Down: Giants Fans Owe Coach a Break

Here’s today’s article for the New York Times.  They asked Ed of BBV and I to write about the the opposing team’s coach and our perspective on them.  Ultimately, my sentiment is that Giants fans like to preach to Jets fans about decorum and winning, but their principled and Super Bowl winning coach doesn’t seem to scratch their itch and by the end of each season they seem...

Stagnant ground game comes alive in second half

Despite the Giants’ struggles on the ground, it was running backs Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs that had the seminal moments of Big Blue’s 29-14 rout of the Jets. The sight of Bradshaw de-cleating Brodney Pool on his way to a score and the sounds of Jacobs calling out...
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