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New York Giants
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tampa Bay at N.Y. Giants Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET, at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J. - TV: FOX; DirecTV: 707 *TV announcers: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver *Keys to the game: The Giants produced just 269 total yards in the Week 1 loss to the Cowboys. QB Eli Manning wouldn't mind seeing the team use more of the four-minute offense that helped create favorable matchups for TE Martellus Bennett and slot receiver Domenik Hixon against Dallas. The Giants' third-down offense, an issue in 2011, wasn't good again in the opener and WR Victor Cruz didn't shake free for usual big plays while also dropping multiple passes. Manning's pre-snap dissection includes finding FS Ronde Barber, who had a sack and interception for the Buccaneers last week. Tampa Bay dominated time of possession (37:27) to knock off Carolina, and rookie RB Doug Martin made the biggest contribution with 28 total touches for 118 yards. The Bucs won't hasten the pace and could use their &...
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Yes, they may be defending Super Bowl champs, but they were also the worst regular season team to even win the Super Bowl in terms of wins and point differential. They’re a good team that can get hot, but not an elite team. I said that before the season and I stand by it now. They have major problems in the secondary and on the offensive line and...
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The two-time Pro Bowler and the New York Giants defensive captain is upset how the defending Super Bowl champions opened the season against the Dallas Cowboys last week.
Tom Coughlin's team lost 24-17, but the score was not indicative of the way the Cowboys dominated.
Tony Romo threw three touchdown passes. DeMarco...
According to ProFootballWeekly.com, the New York Giants don’t plan on rushing left tackle Will Beatty (back injury) back after Sean Locklear did a good job during last week’s opener.
“The Giants will continue to monitor OLT Will Beatty’s back and won’t force him back into full time action until he’s good and ready. Sean Locklear started at left tackle in the Giants’...
Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz are the starters for the New York Giants, but history has shown that the Giants like to change wide receivers almost every year. Since Plaxico Burress’s gun incident, the New York Giants have been trying to find the perfect tandem for Eli Manning, but every year a wide receiver comes and then they go.
Other than being one of the most decorated coaches in the NFL, New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin is widely regarded as being one of the most stand-up individuals around the league. Today, the Tom Coughlin Jay Fund announced that it will be holding the eighth annual Champions for Children Gala at Cipriani (110 East 42nd street between Lexington and Park Ave.) in Manhattan...
Eli Manning had a poor week 1 in the opening game against the Cowboys. Throwing for 213 yards and 1 touchdown, look for Eli to improve as the year progresses. As we have seen from previous seasons, he tends to start slow and then gets hot the second half of the season.
Victor Cruz captured the hearts of many NFL fans with his electric, record-breaking play, entertaining touchdown celebrations and his genuine, humble demeanor on and off the field as a member of the Super Bowl-winning New York Giants last season. But just as quickly as this star was born, it could burn out all the same if he continues to play at a level so unpleasantly displayed...
Over the course of the season, the numbers we will be passing along will make more sense because they will be compared to earlier games. So far, the TE, QB, DE and LB evaluations have come through and we can share some "early returns."
Remember the grading?
+2 for a tremendous play
+1 for a good play
0 for doing your job
-1 for a poor play
-2 for a very bad play...
Each week we'll be offering some insights and conclusions based on what we saw in the All-22 tape. We'll share some general observations, analysis of key plays (both good and bad) and a look ahead to what the opposing unit has in the week ahead. With that, let's get out our Jump to Conclusions Mat.
…The overall grades for the game may be deceiving as four out of the...
With Week 1 complete other than the MNF double-header, odds are that your league mates are rushing to the Waiver Wire looking for the next Victor Cruz. If your league is full of irrational Giants fans, then the real Victor Cruz might be on that Waiver Wire after his 3-drop performance last Wednesday. Some of the pickups you make this week could lead you to the fantasy playoffs, and...
Comments on the New York Giants by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
NEW YORK GIANTS (10)
Chris Berman (ESPN, 4) - Game one mulligan.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 5) - Opening night loss was a wake-up call. Their pass rush is fierce, but their secondary looks vulnerable.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 12) - Wake-up call for the champs.
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports...