While currently leading the NFL in scoring with 102 points, kicker Lawrence Tynes moved up to No. 2 this season on the Giants’ all-time leading scorers list. Here is a look at the Top 10 based on total points:
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In addition to $18,723, all food collected was donated to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey — a member of Feeding America — for distribution to local partner agencies in the area.
Fans were encouraged to bring canned or non-perishable foods and deposit them at any of the stadium entrances. Since 1997, the New York Giants have hosted an annual food drive to help feed thousands of their neighbors during the holiday season.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, every donation is even more valuable to our neighbors and communities. Community FoodBank is currently distributing more than 100,000 pounds of food daily to families displaced by the storm.
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Domenik Hixon understands firsthand the sacrifice that comes with being in a military family.
Born and raised on a base in Germany, Hixon lived it as a son of a 21-year Army veteran. So it was only fitting that the Giants wide receiver was recently on hand in Lyons, N.J., to announce MetLife’s commitment of $40 million in capital to further develop housing for veterans in need.
“I don’t think people understand enough how much sacrifice goes into military families for our freedom,” Hixon said. “For us to live free, there’s a price to pay…That’s why we can go out on Sunday and play football.”
Hixon, who moved to Columbus, Ohio, after his formative years, also understands the hardships of transitioning to civilian life. His father did just that when he retired as a master sergeant toward the end of Domenik’s high school career.
To assist with that transition is the purpose of the Lyons Campus and other veterans programs across the country.
During his visit, Hixon met with veterans and heard their stories, including a Purple Heart and Medal of Valor recipient.
“You want to talk military, and they want to talk football,” Hixon said. “We exchanged bracelets. I have ‘What would Jesus Do?’ bracelets with my number and the Giants on them. They gave me a ‘Support Our Troops’ bracelet and a veteran’s crisis line bracelet.
“It was great to hang out here with the vets. It’s always cool to come back, hang out, talk a little military, talk a little football, and just kind of reminisce.”
Hixon then turned his football helmet in for a hard hat.
Led by Superintendent Al Poole, Hixon toured the construction site of the future Valley Brook Village, where the veterans will one day live.
“We’re going to have a total of 64 units on the project for all the veterans,” Poole said.
“It’s probably one of the greatest things that’s happening right now – this project. I can tell you that from my heart because I’m a veteran myself.”
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With their 24-20 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, the Giants dropped to 6-3 but maintained sole possession of first place in the NFC East.
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:
Comments: Voters 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. 17 Cowboys (previously 14), No. 20 Eagles (15), No. 23 Redskins (19)
Comments: “Two of the three Giants’ losses have come at home, but they have outscored opponents on the road 110 to 51. Maybe it would be in their best interest to enter the playoffs as a wild card and ensure their road to the Super Bowl stays away from MetLife Stadium.” – Brian Billick
NFC East: No. 16 Cowboys (15), No. 20 Redskins (17), No. 22 Eagles (21)
Comments: “The Giants have struggled on offense some the past two weeks. They have to get more from Eli Manning like Tom Coughlin said.” – Pete Prisco
NFC East: No. 19 Cowboys (16), No. 20 Eagles (15), No. 25 Redskins (22)
Comments: “They looked lackluster against the Steelers. Is the Giants’ annual November swoon starting?” – Dan Graziano
NFC East: No. 18 Cowboys (14), No. 19 Redskins (19), No. 21 Eagles (18)
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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: 414 passing yards, 4 touchdowns
Palmer had the best week out of any quarterback in the league, throwing for over 400 yards and four touchdowns. The Buccaneers secondary held up their end by giving up a little more than 100 yards more passing than their average of 309 per game (31st in the league). It also didn’t hurt that the fact the Raiders were playing from behind pretty much all game.
Michael Turner RB Falcons
Last Week: 102 rushing yards, touchdown
Turner had another solid performance on Sunday Night Football as usual when playing under the lights, passing the century mark for the first time in five weeks and only the second time all year. With a game in New Orleans next on the Falcons’ schedule, Turner could keep the momentum rolling in a potential shoot out.
Mike Williams WR Buccaneers
Last Week: 68 yards receiving, touchdown
Williams has proven to be as good as advertised this season, hauling in his 5th touchdown catch of the year, to go along with his four grabs for 68 yards. Williams has only had two games all year where he hasn’t scored or got 100 yards receiving, making him one of the most consistent and valuable wide outs in all of fantasy football.
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