The Giants improved to 3-2 with their 41-27 victory over the Cleveland Browns and will travel to San Francisco in Week 6 to take on the 49ers (4-1).
Here’s a look at what outlets across the nation are saying about the Giants and how they stack up in our weekly power rankings roundup.
NFC East: No. 6 Giants (previously 9), No. 9 Eagles (7), No. 14 Cowboys (15), No. 20 Redskins (18)
NFC East: No. 7 Giants (11) No. 11 Eagles (6), No. 15 Cowboys (15), No. 21 Redskins (17)
NFC East: No. 7 Giants (11), No. 12 Eagles (8), No. 18 Cowboys (17), No. 19 Redskins (19)
NFC East: No. 7 Giants (10), No. 11 Eagles (7), No. 13 Cowboys (15), No. 21 Redskins (18)
NFC East: No. 7 Giants (10), No. 13 Eagles (9), No. 19 Cowboys (19), No. 20 Redskins (20)
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Eli Manning is four touchdown passes away from tying Phil Simms’ team record of 199. Here is the Top 10 list of most TDs by a Giants quarterback:
1) Phil Simms - 199 TD (1979-93)
2) Eli Manning – 195 TD (2004-Present)
3) Charlie Conerly – 173 TD (1948-61)
4) Fran Tarkenton – 103 TD (1967-71)
5) Y.A. Tittle – 96 TD (1961-64)
6) Kerry Collins – 81 TD (1999-2003)
7) Dave Brown – 40 TD (1992-97)
8) Ed Danowski – 37 TD (1934-41)
9) Benny Friedman – 36 TD (1929-31)
10) Earl Morrall – 32 TD (1965-67)
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The views expressed in this article are not of the New York Football Giants but those of an independent Fantasy Expert.
Last Week: 5 catches, 94 yards
Kerley seemed to be one of the few high points in the Jets offense Monday night. Sanchez was letting it fly down the field to number 11 all night. Although he didn’t score a touchdown or surpass the 100-yard barrier, this performance was very encouraging and enough to give Kerley another earned start when the Indianapolis Colts travel to MetLife stadium.
Willis McGahee, RB, Broncos
Last Week: 102 yards total offense, 5 catches
McGahee didn’t have his best outing of the year in Gillette Stadium, but when you surpass the century mark and you’re not a quarterback, then that’s an impressive feat to achieve any week. No scores and a late fumble didn’t help owners but kept them grounded with an above average total yardage and an additional five snags.
Matt Hasselbeck, QB, Titans
Last Week: 200 yards passing, 1 TD, 2 carries for 10 yards
Hasselbeck had more points this week than names such as Ben Roethlisberger, Cam Newton and Joe Flacco. Though he didn’t throw for 300 yards or multiple scores, the Titans veteran Quarterback showed he still has value as a starter for certain weeks or at least viable back-up when he is regular playing. With Jake Locker injury still to be of major concern and with the Titans playing the Steelers in an early Thursday Night game, Hasselbeck to most knowledge will get the start this week at the very least.
Jacob Tamme, TE, Broncos
Last Week: 6 catches, 54 yards
Tamme was effective compared to the last few weeks he has been involved with in the Broncos offense. He was targeted a few times in the red-zone even, but failed to connect with Manning. In another instance Tamme was wide open down the right sideline but failed to chase the ball down. Meanwhile, backup tight end Joel Dressen found the goal line for the third straight week.
Pierre Garcon, WR, Redskins
Last Week 3 catches, 24 yards
Garcon was affected when starting quarterback Robert Griffin III went down in the third quarter with a knock to the head leading to his concussion and departure of the game. Fellow Rookie and 2nd string quarterback, Kirk Cousins threw a 77 yard strike to veteran Santana Moss in the 4th quarter, who finished with 81 yards off of two catches. Garcon’s injury seems to be lingering and nagging.
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Outside of the NFC East, the Giants’ 2012 slate includes four opponents they faced last season, including the postseason. Of those, the 49ers are the first on the rematch trail as the Giants this week travel to the site of their historic NFC Championship, nearly nine months after their victory.
Thrilling would be one way to describe that night. Eli Manning, who bounced back up each of the 12 times he was knocked down, has another word for the Jan. 22 meeting in which the Giants won, 20-17, in overtime.
“Just that it was tough,” Manning said Monday during his weekly spot on WFAN with Mike Francesa. “Their defense is good and they do a great job of getting pressure, getting to the quarterback, and still play coverage behind it. They mix up their coverages. They disguise things real well. It was one of those games hopefully you get a couple opportunities to hit some big plays. We were able to take advantage of that, but they’re going to make plays also. You can’t force things. You can’t get into a situation trying to do too much when they get a good pressure or they fool you on a blitz. You’ve just got to be smart and kind of take your medicine sometimes.”
Dropping back 58 times to pass, Manning and his teammates never turned the ball over against a 49ers defense that had led the NFL in takeaways and turnover margin. But 2012 is a whole new year.
“It should be a great matchup,” Manning said. “They’re playing great football. Their defense has played outstanding all year. Their offense is getting hot. They’re running the ball. [49ers quarterback] Alex Smith is playing well, and they’ve got some receivers that are making plays and getting open. So they’re really clicking right now and playing great. Offensively, we have to be well prepared and be able to matchup against their talented front seven. Also we have to hopefully run the ball successfully and we’ve got to pass protect. It’s one of those games where you can’t afford to have mistakes.”
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