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  • Wed., Sep. 17, 2014 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

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SPOTLIGHT:

Inside the Locker Room: Keeping an Eye on Vick

Posted by Giants.com on September 27, 2012 – 3:36 pm


DE Justin Tuck and DE Osi Umenyiora on containing Eagles Quarterback Michael Vick:

Tuck:
“I think Vick is the guy that you think of as a mobile quarterback, he can be a game changer when it comes to being on his feet. Obviously everyone knows how strong his arms are, but when you talk about a mobile quarterback, he is the guy that pops in your head first…”

Umenyiora:
“Cam and Carolina were basically running a college offense, draws and the lead ups and all the stuff like that. Vick is a pro-style offense, he’s just a mobile quarterback…he can pass, pocket pass also. He’s more effective, or he’s more dangerous when he leaves the pocket.”

RB Ahmad Bradshaw talks about returning after missing Week 2: 
“Just getting ready you know, it’s a big game for me, I’m ready to get back in the game. It’s a division opponent and I think it’s a big contest for our team.”


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Fantasy Preview: Thursday Night Football

Posted by Fantasy_101 on September 27, 2012 – 11:39 am

The views expressed in this article are not of the New York Football Giants but those of an independent Fantasy Expert.

Jacoby Jones, WR, BAL

Last Week: 3 catches, 86 yards vs. Patriots

In the past three games, Jones has seven catches for 157 yards, including twenty-one yard touchdown reception and is averaging 21.8 yards per catch.  He has proved to be one of the top viable deep threats for the Baltimore Ravens’ offense, behind Torrey Smith. Thursday, Jones will try to take advantage of a Browns secondary (ranked 30th vs. wide receivers) that will need to find a way to fill the void of suspended starting cornerback Joe Haden.

Trent Richardson, RB, CLE

Last Week: 12 carries, 27 yards, TD vs. Bills

Richardson had his second tough outing of the season last week. His six receptions for twenty-four yards in week three was encouraging though, as he is emerging in the Browns passing game.  In week two, Richardson also had a 32-yard touchdown catch vs. Bengals.  The Ravens defense is a scary one to face.  Especially at home.  But that won’t stop the rookie running back from finding the end zone at least once, in a very tough match-up.

Dennis Pitta, TE, BAL

Last Week: 5 catches, 50 yards, TD vs. Patriots

Pitta has been a legitimate starting tight-end the past three weeks. In week one, five catches for seventy-three yards and a score.  In week two, eight catches for 65 yards. After another solid start from this past week, five receptions for 50 yards and a touchdown, expect more of the same success tonight.


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Daily Blitz: Reid, Vick prep for Giants’ D-Line

Posted by Dan Salomone on September 27, 2012 – 9:00 am

While the Giants’ defense has as many interceptions as sacks this season, the game plan still starts up front for opponents.

Big Blue has six of each through the first three weeks, while the Eagles have given up nine sacks and battle an NFC-worst turnover differential of -6.

“Well, it’s always a great challenge when you play one of the best defensive lines in the National Football League, like the Giants have,” Eagles coach Andy Reid said Wednesday on a conference call with New York reporters. “You’ve got to make sure that you’re playing your best football.”

Despite a 2-1 record, the Eagles haven’t been doing exactly that coming off a 27-6 loss to Arizona after winning their first two games by one point against Baltimore and Cleveland. Meanwhile, Michael Vick has thrown six interceptions and his offense has lost six fumbles.

“We know they have a great defense,” Vick said on a conference call about the Giants. “It’s obvious because they won a Super Bowl last year, but I expect my guys to come out and play a fast and physical football game.  We know it’s going to be a tough game, but that’s what the NFL is all about.

“Osi [Umenyiora] and Justin Tuck, you know they’re just as good, if not great; they pose a lot of challenges.  They just have a great defensive scheme and we have a lot of respect for them, but at the end of the day, it all comes down to man-on-man and getting it done in the moment.”

QUICK HITS

» The NFL and the NFL Referees Association agreed to the terms of a new eight-year collective bargaining agreement that will return the game officials to the field for this weekend’s games, beginning with Thursday night’s Cleveland at Baltimore game.

» The profile of Tom Coughlin in NFL Films’ ‘A Football Life’ premiered last night. Take a look at his journey to return to the Super Bowl, along with his legacy in New York.


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Giants back to normal routine

Posted by Dan Salomone on September 26, 2012 – 6:33 pm

While much has been made about the Giants’ early schedule, it may not be as bad as it seems.

But don’t tell the coaches that.

The defending champs began with the first Wednesday game in 64 years (of the 93-year-old NFL), followed by an 11-day layoff for a Sunday afternoon game in Week 2. Then it was a quick turnaround and road trip to Carolina this past Thursday night. Now they pack up again and play in Philadelphia on Sunday night.

Rough for coaches. But there’s an upside for players.

“It’s actually been pretty nice, to say the least,” Cruz said. “We had a couple of weekends off to get our legs back and we’ve been playing well. That’s always a good sign.  In the irony of it, it’s been pretty nice.”

That’s a testament to Tom Coughlin and his staff, which is driven by routine. Coughlin went as far to thank his coaches in his locker room speech following the 36-7 victory over the Panthers.

To their credit, both coaches and players have been thrown out of whack in the first quarter of the season but adjusted accordingly. The Giants currently sit at 2-1 and return to nothing but Sunday games, except for Monday Night Football against Washington in early December.

“It’s a little different,” Manning said. “Two of the first three weekends, we’ve had off. That’s a little different. I think everybody’s glad that we’re finally back to our normal routine for the next few weeks. We have a normal schedule. I’ve enjoyed the time off, we’ve had good work, and I’m excited to be back at practice, and getting ready to play Philadelphia.”


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Inside the Locker Room: Preparing for Philly

Posted by Giants.com on September 26, 2012 – 2:55 pm

Giants players talk about what it’s like to play in a tough rivalry game on the road in Philadelphia…
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QB Eli Manning

“It’s a great atmosphere. It really is, it’s tough and it’s loud and the fans are unique. It can be a fun place to play, and we just got to go in there and we got to have great communication between our offensive line…I got to be loud and if we’re making checks and making different calls, everyody’s got to be on the same page. It always makes the experience of playing in Philadelphia very interesting.”

WR Hakeem Nicks
“I’m definitely looking forward to Philly, it’s a big game for us; rivalry game. They know us, we know them and I’m looking forward to it.”

WR Victor Cruz
“It’s pretty crazy. Obviously those fans don’t like us very much and they make sure we hear it every time we’re out there, we’re warming up and coming out of the tunnel. Every snap, every play, it’s intense. You can cut the tension with a knife in the stadium. It’s always a great place to play when you’re under that pressure and you feel good about and you want to go out there and make a play.”

LB Mathias Kiwanuka
“There’s always an emphasis when you have two teams in the division that we’re rivals, we see each other twice a year every year. We know that our playoff hopes could come down to this game, they feel the same way. They don’t need anymore motivation, and neither do we. We know we have to win this game and they feel the same way so that’s all the motivation we need.”


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Daily Blitz: Bradshaw gearing up for Eagles

Posted by Dan Salomone on September 26, 2012 – 9:00 am

Another road game in primetime has The Bulldog gearing up.

Ahmad Bradshaw, who missed last week’s game in Carolina due to a neck injury, said he’ll be ready for Sunday night’s game in Philadelphia.

“You can guarantee it,” the running back told Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Ruocco Tuesday on ESPN New York 98.7 FM. “You can guarantee I’ll be there. I’m a fighter and I’ll be out there fighting with my team.”

After the Giants’ 36-7 win in Carolina, Bradshaw hopes to keep the momentum going as the team looks for its third win in a row.

“We’re going to go in with confidence,” Bradshaw said. “We’re going to go in ready to win. We know the Eagles can play at any time. They can be a great team; they can be one of the best teams out there at any time. And our plan is to go in with a great game plan and attack. We’re the away team. We play good away. We’re not worried about that. We’re ready to go.”

Bradshaw also said he doesn’t expect anything different in terms of his usual workload along with Andre Brown, who rushed for 113 yards and two touchdowns in his place last week. Coupled with wide receiver Ramses Barden’s breakout performance with Hakeem Nicks and Domenik Hixon sidelined, Bradshaw had faith in the team’s depth to get the victory.

It also never hurts to have No. 10 back there.

“It starts with Eli Manning,” Bradshaw said. “He gets us going. He gets the offense going, and when the ball is in his hands, I don’t think anybody on this team has any worries. With us guys, everybody takes a loss, everybody gets hurt, a teammate gets hurt on every team. We just have on this team a lot of guys who are willing to step in and play their role. Just like Andre against the Panthers, he had a great game, he stepped in and he stepped up for us. We’ve seen a lot in Andre in that game, and I’m glad he had that game. It gave him a lot of confidence.”

QUICK HITS

» Cruz-in’ back to career-making spot [Paul Schwartz, New York Post]

Lincoln Financial Field is the home of the Eagles but it was where Cruz was born, in an NFL sense.

» Tuck’s R.U.S.H. charity turns five [Ohm Youngmisuk, ESPNNewYork.com]


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Power Rankings Roundup

Posted by Giants.com on September 25, 2012 – 12:16 pm

The Giants improved to 2-1 with a 36-7 road victory over the Carolina Panthers in Week 3 before they gear up to play NFC East rival Philadelphia this Sunday night.

Here’s a look at what pundits across the nation are saying about the Giants and how they stack up in our weekly power rankings roundup.

NFL.com Power Poll

NYG5
Previous: 9 (tied)
CommentsVoters in the NFL.com Power Poll include Gil Brandt, Bucky Brooks, Charley Casserly, Heath Evans, Daniel Jeremiah, Michael Lombardi, Willie McGinest, Shaun O’Hara, Gregg Rosenthal, Darren Sharper, Kurt Warner, Brian Webber, Steve Wyche.
NFC East: No. 5 Giants (previously 9t), No. 10 Eagles (5), No. 12 Cowboys (15), No. 21 Redskins (17)

FOX Sports

NYG: 5
Previous: 7
Brian BillickThe Giants have 1,021 yards of total offense over their last two games. 417 of those yards came this past week against Carolina in which they were missing their starting running back and top receiver. Eli is playing the position better than anyone else right now.
NFC East: No. 5 Giants (7), No. 8 Cowboys (13), No. 11 Eagles (4), No. 22 Redskins (19)

CBSSports.com

NYG: 8
Previous: 15
Pete PriscoWhen they are told they can’t, they do. The Giants are so good in that underdog role. The depth is so key to that.
NFC East: No. 6 Cowboys (12), No. 8 Giants (15), No. 12 Eagles (4), No. 25 Redskins (21)

ESPN.com

NYG: 6
Previous: 
Dan Graziano: The champs clicked on all cylinders in Carolina. Can they do same this week in Philly?
NFC East: No. 6 Giants (8), No. 9 Eagles (7), No. 12 Cowboys (15), No. 22 Redskins (20)

ProFootballTalk

NYG: 5
Previous: 8
PFT: Every team says “next man up.”  Few teams have the depth to pull it off.
NFC East: No. 5 Giants (8), No. 10 Cowboys (17), No. 17 Eagles (4), No. 22 Redskins (16)


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Week 3 Fantasy Grades

Posted by Fantasy_101 on September 25, 2012 – 12:10 pm

The views expressed in this article are not of the New York Football Giants but those of an independent Fantasy Expert.

Start

Lance Moore (Week 3: 4 catches, 70 yards, TD vs, Chiefs)

Moore had a fast start to the day, scoring on a 9-yard touchdown pass from Drew Brees, with 12:18 remaining in the first quarter.  Moore and Brees connected on 4 out of 7 targets throughout the game. The Saints’ wide-out also would have had an 18-yard reception in the 3rd quarter, until it was taken away from a reversed call.

Arrow: Up

Michael Bush (Week 3: 18 carries 55 yards, TD vs. Rams)

The Bears’ off-season signing of veteran running back, Michael Bush seems to be working out just fine in Chicago.  In 3 games, bush has 3 td and looks to be the premier goal- line back whether or not Matt Forte is starting.

Arrow: Up

Brian Hartline (Week 3: 1 catch, 41 yards, 9 targets vs. Jets)

Hartline was targeted 9 times and yet only had one catch.  Revis Island was in full effect in Miami and Hartline felt the wrath of arguably the best cornerback in football.  Though it was only 41 yards, Hartline and Tannehill seem to be the primary link for the Miami Dolphins passing game.

Arrow: Neutral

Randy Moss (Week 3: 3 catches, 27 yards, 6 Targets vs. Vikings)

Moss saw plenty of action in Sunday’s shocking 24-9 loss to the Minnesota Vikings.  Alex Smith was throwing Moss’ way most of the time in the red zone but the two never had the touchdown catch some predicted.  Better luck next week vs. injured New York Jets secondary.

Arrow: Down

Ben Tate (Week 3: 8 carries, 26 yards, fumble lost vs. Broncos)

Tate struggled Sunday.  A disappointing performance for the usually consistent running back, Tate couldn’t seem to find his rhythm vs. a tough front 7 of the Denver Broncos.  An ambitious start and a bad one in that.  The good news is the Texans seem to look at Tate for about 8-13 carries a week.  The bad news, Tate’s game this past weekend.

Arrow: Down

Best Defense

49ers (Week 3: 24 points allowed, 4 fumbles caused, 2 recovered vs. Vikings)

344 yards against and allowing 24 points is unusual in its own right for the Niners to give up, but to the Vikings is uncanny.  Every year a dominant defense has a few average weeks, it’s the National Football League, it happens.  Plain and simple, this was one of those weeks for San Francisco.  New York Jets’ struggling offense could be a viable opponent, to get back on track with.

Arrow: Neutral

Bench

Vincent Jackson WR TB (Week 3: 1 catch, 29 Yards vs. Cowboys)

Jackson was targeted seven times and limited to one catch, after coming off 5 catches for 128 yards and a score the week before.  The young defensive backs for the Dallas Cowboys prove yet again there a solid secondary and capable of covering some of the most dependable wide receivers in the game.

Arrow: Up

Raiders Defense (Week 3: 31 points allowed, 2 fumbles recoveries, 1 sack vs. Steelers)

Ben Roethlisberger threw 4 touchdowns and had 384 yards passing.
Giving up 433 total yards is never a positive day for the defensive side of the ball.  The Raiders defense look at yet another tough match-up in Denver, facing a struggling yet determined 1-2 Broncos team, who is coming off another tough nail biting 31-25 loss last week vs. Texans.

Arrow: Up

Jacob Tamme TE DEN (Week 3: 3 catches, 31 yards vs. Texans)

Tamme was contained all afternoon by possibly one of the quickest linebacking cores in the league in the Houston Texans.  Manning almost connected with Tamme towards the end of regulation but was unsuccessful.  Denver’s starting tight-end should have a better outing in week 4 vs. Raider defense, who let Pittsburgh tight end Heath Miller, score two touchdowns last week.

Arrow: Up

Shonn Greene RB NYJ (Week 3: 19 carries, 40 yards vs. Dolphins)

Greene had a rough first half and picked it up a bit in the second half.  Either way you look at it, it definitely didn’t hurt or help you by playing him.

Arrow: Neutral

Matt Schaub, QB HOU (Week 3: 290 passing yards, 4 TD’s vs. Broncos)

Schaub shut me up pretty quick before the 1st half was even complete, throwing three touchdowns.  Arguably even outplaying the great Peyton Manning (316 passing yards, 2 TD’s), who played outstanding in his own right.  The Texans QB managed to keep the Houston offense rolling all afternoon and start the season with best record (3-0) in the AFC.

Arrow: Down

Free Agent Pick-Ups

Tashard Choice RB BUF (Week 3: 20 carries, 91 yards vs. Browns)

With both Buffalo’s no.1 and no.2 running backs on the depth chart significantly injured, Choice is the next man up.  The Bills latest running back to take over as the starter will face a New England defense in week 4, which is much improved from last year.  The 5th year man out of Georgia Tech has been somewhat of a journey man as of late and has been waiting for an opportunity such as this one to present itself.

Armon Binns WR CIN (Week 3: 3 catches, 63 yards, TD vs. Redskins)

Binns has improving each week thus far in the 2012 season.  Posting 4 catches in week 1, 5 receptions for 66 yards in week 2 and this past week he had 63 yards receiving, which included a 48 yard touchdown catch that left defenders in his dust.  Binns will try and continue his early-success vs. the Jacksonville Jaguars in week 4.

Heath Miller TE PIT (Week 3: 8 catches 60 yards 2 TD’s vs. Raiders)

Heath Miller now has a total of 4 touchdown receptions on the year in just 3 weeks played. Miller had only two touchdowns all of last year, when he started in all 16 games.  Roethlisberger has found his favorite target in the red-zone this year.  Known primarily for his blocking, Miller has re-invented his niche in the Pittsburgh passing game.

Jeremy Kerley WR NYJ (Week 3: 2 catches, 73 yards, Touchdown vs. Dolphins)

Kerley has put in an impressive last 3 weeks of football.  Week 1 vs. Buffalo: 4 catches for 45 yards and Touchdown.  Week 2: 2 catches, 67 yards and in week 3: 2 catches for 73 yards and his 2nd score of the year.  Sanchez has drawn a liking to Kerley, who was targeted only 3 times, capitalizing on almost all of the opportunities that were thrown his way.

Cecil Shorts WR JAC (Week 3: 1 catch, 80 yards, TD vs. Colts)

Though Shorts had no catches in week 2 and only one catch in week 1 ( 74-yard touchdown reception), the speedster out of Mount Union, shows he can make plays down the stretch.  His shown play-making ability alone gives Shorts worthy of a wire pick-up.


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Top 10 Tuesday: Sack Leaders

Posted by Dan Salomone on September 25, 2012 – 11:24 am

With defensive captain Justin Tuck one rush away from moving into sixth place on the Giants’ all-time sack list, we take a look at the top 10 pass rushers in franchise history.

CLICK TO VIEW GALLERY OF TOP 10 PASS RUSHERS

 

Player
Season(#)
Games
Sacks
1
Michael Strahan 1993-2007(15) 216 141.5
2
Lawrence Taylor 1981-1993(13) 184 132.5
3
Leonard Marshall 1983-1992(10) 149 79.5
4
Osi Umenyiora 2003-2012(9) 116 70
5
Keith Hamilton 1992-2003(12) 173 63
6
George Martin 1975-1988(14) 201 46
7
Justin Tuck 2005-2012(8) 99 45.5
8
Carl Banks 1984-1992(9) 126 36
9t
Jessie Armstead 1993-2001(9) 144 30.5
9t
Erik Howard 1986-1994(9) 122 30.5

*Taylor had 9.5 sacks as a rookie in 1981, the  year before they became an official statistic.
**Mathias Kiwanuka is currently 11th (27), and Jason Pierre-Paul has climbed to 14th (22.5) in his third season.


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Daily Blitz: RB Brown up for “FedEx Ground Player of the Week”

Posted by Dan Salomone on September 25, 2012 – 9:00 am

It’s Tuesday and that means it’s time to vote for the NFL’s weekly awards. Once again, a Giants player is nominated after Eli Manning was named the “FedEx Air Player of the Week” and recognized for the “Never Say Never Moment of the Week” following his 510 yards in a comeback victory against Tampa Bay.

But Week 3 was all about running back Andre Brown, who rushed 20 times for 113 yards and two touchdowns as the Giants defeated the Panthers 36-7 on the road. Making his first career start, Brown’s primetime performance on Thursday night has him nominated for the “Ground Player of the Week.”

VOTE BROWN THE FEDEX GROUND PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Other nominees: Jamaal Charles (Chiefs) and Maurice Jones-Drew (Jaguars).

QUICK HITS

» WATCH: New York Giants tight end Martellus Bennett joins “NFL Fantasy Live” to talk about his fantasy domination.

» NY Giants WR Ramses Barden maintains level head following nine-catch,138-yard performance [Sean Brennan, New York Daily News]

» Go behind-the-scenes with NFL Films to see the cinematographic philosophy of “Tom Coughlin: A Football Life,” which premieres Wednesday, September 26 at 8 PM ET on NFL Network.


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