With three touchdown passes Sunday night against the Green Bay Packers, Eli Manning became the Giants’ all-time leader, surpassing Phil Simms (199).
Here is a look at the breakdown of Manning’s 200 touchdowns by receiver:
Tags: Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, Phil Simms, Victor Cruz
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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.
Mohamed Sanu: WR Bengals
Sanu proved to be everything as advertised in the previous weeks, catching the ball five times and scoring twice in the red zone. The Bengals have suddenly become a possible wild card team for the second straight season. With Green getting doubled team almost every play, especially in the red zone, look for Sanu to keep catching touchdowns on a weekly basis.
Last Week: 6 sacks, 13 points allowed
Baltimore had another dominating performance on defense in its 16-13 OT win vs. Chargers. Although the Ravens didn’t cause a turnover, they did manage to get to Chargers quarterback Phillip RIvers six times. The Steelers are up next on the schedule and had eight turnovers last week against the Cleveland Browns.
Ryan FItzpatrick: QB Bills
Last Week: 180 passing yards, TD, INT
Fitzpatrick wasn’t as effective as he could have been, but at the very least had a touchdown pass and only one turnover. So he didn’t kill your team, but he also wasn’t winning any matchups for you either. With a game coming up against the Jaguars’ 28th-ranked pass defense, Fitzpatrick will have a good chance of bouncing back.
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With their 38-10 signature win over the Green Bay Packers, the Giants improved to 7-4 on the season, holding a two-game lead 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. 15 Redskins (previously 18), No. 18 Cowboys (15), No. 29 Eagles (27)
Comments: “Welcome back Giants! Tom Coughlin and his players must have been sick and tired of hearing all the talk about how they stink in the month of November.” – Brian Billick
NFC East: No. 16 Redskins (18), No. 18 Cowboys (17), No. 30 Eagles (28)
Comments: “The bye did this team a ton of good. That was dominant against the Packers. They looked like the Super Giants. Now they have a big road test with the Redskins.” – Pete Prisco
NFC East: No. 15 Redskins (19), No. 18 Cowboys (16), No. 28 Eagles (25)
Comments: “When they flip that switch, the Giants look like the best team in the league. How do they decide when to flip it?” – Dan Graziano
NFC East: No. 17 Redskins (18), No. 19 Cowboys (16), No. 30 Eagles (27)
Comments: “Whatever the Giants did over the bye week, we would like to do that as well.”
NFC East: No. 16 Redskins (22), No. 18 Cowboys (16), No. 29 Eagles (28)
Comments: Who voted? A national panel of 12 voters was created by The Associated Press from the 50 sports writers and broadcasters who choose the NFL’s individual awards at the end of the season.
NFC East: No. 16 Redskins (18), No. 18 Cowboys (16), No. 29 Eagles (27)
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In the hallway splitting the weight room and locker room at the Timex Performance Center, the Giants recently installed a new mural commemorating the Super Bowl XLVI championship. Plastered on the opposite wall of a similar montage from the 2007 run, it will remind and motivate players as they walk through the practice facility.
But the bye-week renovation was part of a larger theme, which a 15-year-old fan from Barre, Vt., drove home better than any picture could.
Adam Merchant, diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma, attended Giants practice on Friday and Sunday night’s game against the Packers thanks to the Make-A-Wish-Foundation. With that wish, he also had a command. As the team wrapped up its final full practice before the Green Bay game, Adam huddled up the players and told them to “play like world champions.”
And they did.
In a primetime game between the past two Super Bowl champions, the Giants jumped out to an early lead on Green Bay and didn’t rest until the final whistle blew on a 38-10 victory.
“They freaked out,” Merchant recalled after the game, sitting in front a group of reporters at Justin Tuck’s locker. The defensive captain was seated on his left while his father was on his right. “It just came from the heart.”
“They get to do whatever they want to do with that wish and he chose to come to a New York Giant game,” said Tuck, whose team broke a two-game skid. “That’s kind of humbling, the fact that a kid’s only wish is that he wants to come see us play. When he stepped out and we gave him the floor, he just came up and said we need to go out there and play like champions, play like the champions that we are. It kind of hit home.
“You’ve got this kid that doesn’t know us but from watching us on TV every Sunday and it’s so profound because certain people can tell you that, but when you see a kid, an innocent kid, come up to you and say ‘you need to play like a champion’– I told him he needs to go into motivational speaking because he kind of woke us up a little bit.”
Tags: Adam Merchant, Justin Tuck, Tom Coughlin
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Following the Giants’ 38-10 victory against the Green Bay packers, it’s time to vote for the Subway “Extra Effort” Player of the Game. Here are the three nominees and their performances:
16/30, 249 YDS, 3 TD, broke Phil Simms’ team record with 200th career touchdown pass
RB Ahmad Bradshaw
10 CAR, 58 YDS, 1 TD; 2 REC, 61 YDS
DE Mathias Kiwanuka
6 total tackles (5 solo), 2.0 sacks, 2 TFL, 3 QB Hits
Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Eli Manning, Mathias Kiwanuka
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14:23 — Chase Blackburn breaks up a pass in the end zone on fourth-and-5. Giants take over on downs.
11:28 — Andre Brown rips off a 16-yard run into Packers territory.
5:03 — Manning’s incomplete pass on fourth-and-goal turns the ball over on downs. Packers take over on their own 2.
*Packers pull Rodgers on the ensuing drive.
0:00 — GIANTS 38, PACKERS 10
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13:10 — Mathias Kiwanuka sacks Rodgers for a loss of 9, forcing the Packers to punt. That’s the fourth sack of the day for the Giants.
6:21 — Forcing Green Bay to punt, the Giants begin the drive at their own 47.
5:31 — After a 15-yard completion to Martellus Bennett, Eli Manning finds Hakeem Nicks for a 30-yard gain, setting up a first-and-goal from the 8.
3:41 — TOUCHDOWN GIANTS. New York challenges Hakeem Nicks broke the plane, and the call was reversed, resulting in a 13-yard touchdown for Manning. XP is GOOD. NEW YORK 38, GREEN BAY 10 (Drive: 6 plays, 53 yards in 2:27)
*That was Eli Manning’s 200th touchdown pass of his career, breaking Phil Simm’s all-time Giants record.
*Paid attendance announced: 80,365
2:34 — Kiwanuka notches his second sack of the night, this time for a loss of 4.
0:00 — GIANTS 38, PACKERS 10
FIRST HALF HIGHLIGHTS
Tags: Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, Martellus Bennett, Mathias Kiwanuka
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14:25 — Giants force a three-and-out and take over on their own 39 after the Packers punt.
12:48 — On third-and-9, Eli Manning finds Hakeem Nicks for a 22-yard gain.
9:43 — TOUCHDOWN GIANTS. Manning to Victor Cruz for 9 yards. XP is GOOD. NEW YORK 24, GREEN BAY 7 (Drive: 8 plays, 61 yards in 3:58)
*With the score, Eli Manning ties Phil Simms for most in franchise history with 199.
3:51 — FIELD GOAL PACKERS. Crosby makes 28-yard attempt. NEW YORK 24, GREEN BAY 10 (Drive: 10 plays, 62 in 6:00)
1:12 — Osi Umenyiora strip-sacks Rodgers and Jason Pierre-Paul recovers, taking it down to the Packers’ 23.
0:50 — TOUCHDOWN GIANTS. Bradshaw carries it in for a 13-yard score. XP is GOOD. NEW YORK 31, GREEN BAY 10 (Drive: 2 plays, 23 yards in 0:19)
0:00 — GIANTS 31, PACKERS 10
Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, Jason Pierre-Paul, Osi Umenyiora, Victor Cruz
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The Giants and Green Bay Packers meet for the 51st time in the regular season, with the Packers holding a 27-21-2 lead in the series. The two teams have met seven times in the postseason, with the Packers leading, 4-3. In their last meeting, the Giants defeated the Packers, 37-20, in a 2011 NFC Divisional Playoff Game at Lambeau Field.
Kickoff: 8:20 PM ET
Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.
Weather: Fair. 37°F. Winds WSW at 10 to 15 mph.
New York Lineup Changes
Green Bay Lineup Changes
» 54 Dezman Moses for 52 Clay Matthews at ROLB
» 29 Casey Hayward for 37 Sam Shields at RCB
15:00 — Game Day Captains: Chris Snee and Chris Canty along with season captains Eli Manning, Justin Tuck, and Zak DeOssie. Giants win the coin toss and elect to receive. The Packers defend the west goal.
12:43 — TOUCHDOWN GIANTS. Andre Brown runs in for a 2-yard score. XP is GOOD. NEW YORK 7, GREEN BAY 0 (Drive: 6 plays, 74 yards in 2:22)
*That was Brown’s eighth rushing touchdown of the year.
12:33 — On his first play back from a six-game absence, Kenny Phillips wraps up Starks on a three-yard run.
10:58 — TOUCHDOWN PACKERS. Aaron Rodgers hits Jordy Nelson for a 61-yard score down the right sideline. The Replay Assistant challenged the runner was in bounds, and the play was Upheld. XP is GOOD. NEW YORK 7, GREEN BAY 7 (Drive: 4 plays, 77 yards in 1:54)
7:51 — Chris Canty trips up Rodgers for his second sack of the season. Giants were using a four-safety look on the third-down play.
7:21 — Packers’ Crosby misses a 55-yard field goal attempt, wide left.
4:08 — Manning lowers his shoulder and scrambles for a gain of 13 yards and a first down.
2:44 — TOUCHDOWN GIANTS. Rueben Randle catches his first career touchdown on a 16-yard pass in the back of the end zone. XP is GOOD. NEW YORK 14, GREEN BAY 7 (Drive: 8 plays, 55 yards in 4:37)
2:29 — On the first play of the ensuing drive, Corey Webster intercepts Rodgers and returns it down to the 8-yard line. Play is reviewed and ruled Webster was down by contact on the Packers’ 33.
0:29 — FIELD GOAL GIANTS. Lawrence Tynes makes a 43-yard attempt. NEW YORK 17, GREEN BAY 7 (Drive: 4 plays, 8 yards in 2:03)
0:16 — Chase Blackburn sacks Rodgers for a loss of 8.
0:00 — GIANTS 17, PACKERS 7
Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Andre Brown, Chase Blackburn, Chris Canty, Chris Snee, Corey Webster, Eli Manning, Justin Tuck, Kenny Phillips, Lawrence Tynes, Rueben Randle, Zak DeOssie
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