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There are two season openers for the New York Giants.
The official one was played Sept. 5 against the Dallas Cowboys.
The real one takes place Sunday against the host Baltimore Ravens in the FOX America's Game of the Week (4:25 p.m. ET).
New York's first 14 contests? The Giants (8-6) won just enough to remain in the playoff hunt but not enough to clinch a postseason berth as three other NFC clubs have already.
To join them, New York will probably have to win its remaining games against the Ravens (9-5) and Dec. 30 against visiting Philadelphia (4-10). Doing so would guarantee at least a wild-card berth, as Washington (8-6) or Dallas (8-6) would capture the NFC East by winning out.
New York faced similar desperation in two of the past five Decembers. The 2007 and 2011 Giants responded by ultimately winning Super Bowl titles.
For a member of both those squads, a championship is the only thing that can justify New York's erratic performance through much of the 2012 ca...
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New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz visited the family of one of the Newtown shooting victims. Cruz was the victim's favorite player.
I don’t know if Hakeem Nicks had a nickname before, but he certainly has one now. After the interview he gave Sports Illustrated’s Jimmy Traina, I’m calling him Harmony Hakeem.
The New York Giants receiver conducted a Q&A with Traina over email where he essentially refused to answer any negative questions. The whole thing started off on a strange note when Nicks identified...
Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw feels that he’s ready to play in Week 16 but is awaiting clearance from doctors before he can return to the game, according to Paul Schwartz.
“I just have to get it through to Tom Coughlin and the training staff,” Bradshaw said. “As of right now, I feel like I can go and be ready Sunday.”
The Giants split carries between David Wilson and Kregg...
While New York Giants defensive lineman Justin Tuck and
running back Ahmad Bradshaw missed another day of practice Thursday, wide
receiver Hakeem Nicks was able to return after being sidelined on Wednesday,
reports Kieran Darcy of ESPN New York.
Giants defensive captain Justin Tuck sat out practice
for the second straight day Thursday.
Tuck is dealing with a shoulder injury...
The New York Giants are coming off one of their worst losses in recent memory — a humiliating 34-0 beatdown by the Atlanta Falcons — and have fallen into a three-way tie looking up at the Cowboys and Redskins for first place in the NFC East.
Nevertheless, the team still insists it is at its best when their backs against the wall. At least that's what they publicly say...
Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw (sprained knee) missed Wednesday's practice but has already said he expects to play in Week 16.Fantasy Spin:Bradshaw missed the 34-0 debacle in Atlanta. His replacement, rookie David Wilson, rushed 12 times for 55 yards. If bradshaw returns expect him to split time with Wilson fairly evenly.
Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw (sprained knee) didn't practice Thursday for the second straight day. SOURCE: Jenny Vrentas, Newark Star-LedgerFantasy Spin:Bradshaw missed the 34-0 debacle in Atlanta but said he expects to play Sunday. He could be a game-time decision so both Bradshaw and David Wilson owners should have other options.
Last week: 13 (+0)
Net points per drive: 0.42 (8th)
DVOA: 13.3% (7th)
Weighted DVOA: 10.5% (8th)
I went back and forth on Chicago/NY Giants for the final playoff spot. The Giants control their own destiny, but the Bears have very winnable games against Arizona and the team who lost to Arizona (Detroit) to finish their season, while the Giants have to go to Baltimore....
We here at The Victory Formation, we make bets with one another that can lead to embarrassing moments on the internet. Like a Michigan fan singing the Michigan State fight song. But none of us have ever dared to offer up the loss of clothing. You’re welcome. However, one New York Giants fan did make [...]