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With the Giants’ 42-7 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, it’s time to vote for the Subway “Extra Effort” Player of the Game.
Here is a look at the nominees and their performances:
13/21, 208 YDS, career-high 5 TDs (fifth time in Giants history a quarterback threw for at least five touchdowns in a game)
DE Justin Tuck
2 TCKLS, 1.0 sack, 1 TFL, 2 QB Hits
RB Ahmad Bradshaw
16 ATT, 107 YDS, 1 TD, 1 REC, 41 YDS (eclipsed 1,000 rushing yards for second time of career)
Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Eli Manning, Justin Tuck
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This week’s game will be the 156th regular season meeting between the two teams, with the Giants leading the series, 80-73-2. In their last meeting, the Eagles defeated the Giants, 19-17, in Week 4 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
Kickoff: 1 PM ET
Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.
Radio: WFAN 660AM/101.9FM
Weather: Temperatures steady or falling to near 27F. Winds NW at 25 to 30 mph.
New York clinches a playoff spot with: 1) NYG win + DAL loss or tie + CHI loss + MIN loss
WR 13 Ramses Barden
CB 28 Jayron Hosley
S 39 Tyler Sash
RB 41 Ryan Torain
DE 71 Adewale Ojomo
TE 81 Adrien Robinson
DT 99 Chris Canty
Lineup changes: Rocky Bernard will replace Canty at RDT
WR 19 Greg Salas
RB 32 Chris Polk
G 63 Danny Watkins
T 78 Matt Kopa
TE 86 Evan Moore
DT 91 Fletcher Cox
LB 95 Mychal Kendricks
Lineup changes: Derek Landri will replace Cox at RDT; Akeem Jordan will replace Kendricks at WILL
15:00 — Game Captains: Chris Snee and Chase Blackburn along with season captains Eli Manning, Justin Tuck, and Zak DeOssie. Giants win the coin toss and elect to receive. The Eagles defend the east goal.
14:58 — Alex Henery attempts an onside kick and the Eagles successfully recover at their own 47.
12:56 — Stevie Brown grabs his eight interception of the season, returning it 48 yards down to the Eagles’ 26.
12:02 — David Wilson strings together runs of 10 and 13 to begin the game.
10: 36 — TOUCHDOWN GIANTS. Eli Manning over the middle to Rueben Randle in the end zone for three yards. XP is GOOD. NEW YORK 7, PHILADELPHIA 0 (Drive: 4 plays, 26 yards in 2:01)
*That was Randle’s second touchdown of his rookie campaign.
7:21 — After Wilson took the first four carries of the game, Bradshaw came in on third-and-1 and rushed for 17 yards.
6:34 — TOUCHDOWN GIANTS. Manning to Randle down the left sideline for 38 yards. XP is GOOD. NEW YORK 14, PHILADELPHIA 0 (Drive: 5 plays, 74 yards in 2:43)
5:57 — Justin Tuck sacks Michael Vick for a loss of four yards.
4:42 — Giants force the Eagles to punt for the third time on three drives.
3:05 — Manning finds Bradshaw out of the backfield for a 41-yard completion.
1:29 — TOUCHDOWN GIANTS. Manning to Wilson for 15 yards. XP is GOOD. NEW YORK 21, PHILADELPHIA 0 (Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards in 3:10)
0:00 — GIANTS 21, EAGLES 0
14:48 — Vick converts a fourth-and-10 with a 15-yard pass to Avant.
12:06 — TOUCHDOWN EAGLES. Converting another fourth down, Vick finds Maclin in the end zone for seven yards. XP is GOOD. NEW YORK 21, PHILADELPHIA 7 (Drive: 11 plays, 80 yards in 4:12)
6:26 — TOUCHDOWN GIANTS. Ahmad Bradshaw rushes in for a one-yard score. XP is GOOD. NEW YORK 28, PHILADELPHIA 7 (Drive: 10 plays, 73 yards in 5:40)
5:11 — Previously 0-for-5 on third-down conversions, Vick converts the first to Avant for 13 yards on third-and-10.
1:55 — Henery misses a 28-yard attempt, wide left. Giants get the ball back on their own 20.
0:10 — TOUCHDOWN GIANTS. Set up by a 30-yard catch from Domenik Hixon, Manning finds Victor Cruz in the end zone for a 24-yard score. XP is GOOD. NEW YORK 35, PHILADELPHIA 7 (Drive: 2 plays, 54 yards in 0:13.)
HALFTIME: GIANTS 35, EAGLES 7
10:43 — Osi Umenyiora chases down Michael Vick, forcing the Eagles to punt. New York takes over on its own 20.
7:16 — Eli Manning is sacked for the first time of the game by Phillip Hunt for a loss of 11, forcing the Giants to punt. Philadelphia takes over on its own 15.
5:25 — Chase Blackburn tackles Bryce Brown behind the line of scrimmage for a loss of 2, setting up a third-and-4.
3:03 — Corey Webster breaks up a deep pass in the end zone intended for Maclin.
2:07 — Vick scrambles for six yards but falls short on third-and-20, forcing Philly to punt. The Giants take over on their own 12.
0:00 — GIANTS 35, EAGLES 7
13:36 — On third-and-10, Philadelphia is called for a 21-yard passing interference penalty intended for Domenik Hixon, keeping the drive alive.
12:40 — With an 11-yard run, Ahmad Bradshaw surpasses 1,000 rushing yards for the second time in his career (2010). He needs six more to get to 100 for the game.
7:56 — And there it is. Bradshaw eclipses 100 yards with an 13-yard run.
*Paid attendance announced at 80,657
6:58 — TOUCHDOWN GIANTS. Henry Hynoski catches a one-yard pass from Manning in the end zone for his first career touchdown. NEW YORK 42, PHILADELPHIA 7 (Drive: 14 plays, 88 yards in 9:24)
4:00 — David Carr relieves Eli Manning.
FINAL: GIANTS 42, EAGLES 7
Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Chase Blackburn, Chris Snee, Eli Manning, Justin Tuck, Rueben Randle, Stevie Brown
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Atlanta – NFC South and home-field advantage
Green Bay – NFC North
San Francisco – playoff spot
Seattle – playoff spot
GREEN BAY (at Minnesota)
Green Bay clinches a first-round bye with:
1) GB win OR
2) GB tie + SF loss or tie OR
3) SF loss + SEA loss or tie
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (vs. Arizona)
San Francisco clinches NFC West division with:
1) SF win or tie OR
2) SEA loss or tie
San Francisco clinches a first-round bye with:
1) SF win + GB loss or tie OR
2) SF tie + GB loss
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (vs. St. Louis)
Seattle clinches NFC West division with:
1) SEA win + SF loss
Seattle clinches a first-round bye with:
1) SEA win + SF loss + GB loss
WASHINGTON REDSKINS (vs. Dallas)
Washington clinches NFC East division with:
1) WAS win or tie
Washington clinches a playoff spot with:
1) CHI loss + MIN loss
DALLAS COWBOYS (at Washington)
Dallas clinches NFC East division with:
1) DAL win
MINNESOTA VIKINGS (vs. Green Bay)
Minnesota clinches a playoff spot with:
1) MIN win OR
2) MIN tie + CHI loss or tie OR
3) DAL loss or tie + NYG loss or tie + CHI loss
CHICAGO BEARS (at Detroit)
Chicago clinches a playoff spot with:
1) CHI win + MIN loss or tie OR
2) CHI tie + MIN loss
For the AFC postseason outlook, CLICK HERE.
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Tags: Adrien Robinson, Brandon Mosley, David Wilson, Jayron Hosley, Markus Kuhn, Matt McCants, MetLife Stadium, Rueben Randle
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QB Eli Manning: 260 yards shy of 4,000 passing yards in the 2012 regular season.
WR Victor Cruz: Two touchdown receptions away from 20 career receiving touchdowns.
WR Hakeem Nicks: 274 yards shy of 4,000 career receiving yards; three touchdown receptions away from 30 career receiving touchdowns.
TE Martellus Bennett: 11 receptions shy of 150 career receptions; 43 receiving yards shy of 1,500 career receiving yards.
RB Ahmad Bradshaw: Three rushing touchdowns away from surpassing Ron Johnson (33) on the Giants all-time rushing touchdowns list and tying Frank Gifford for seventh on the Giants’ all-time list.
DE Osi Umenyiora: 5.0 sacks away from 80.0 career sacks.
DE Justin Tuck: 1.5 sacks away from 50.0 career sacks; Two forced fumbles away from 20 career forced fumbles.
DE Jason Pierre-Paul: 2.5 sacks away from 30.0 career sacks.
DT Rocky Bernard: Two tackles away from 400 career tackles.
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Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Tuck, Martellus Bennett, Osi Umenyiora, Rocky Bernard, Victor Cruz
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While Coughlin (162-128 overall) doesn’t want to hear about any playoff scenarios and Reid (140-101) dismisses talk on his future in Philadelphia, both are focusing their energy on what they can control. And that is Week 17: Eagles at Giants.
“You know, I really haven’t gone there,” Reid said Wednesday on a conference call with Giants beat reporters. “I normally don’t do those kinds of things; it’s hard to look forward and look behind in this business, so you just look straight ahead and at the opponent. We’ve got the holiday weekend and all that stuff going on so I’m really focused in on just getting ready for the Giants.”
Sunday will be the 20th meeting, including postseason, between the two coaches since Coughlin took over the Giants in 2004. That’s more than enough time to figure each other out, but Coughlin is prepared for anything this week.
“I don’t necessarily… The situation may call for something,” Coughlin responded when asked if he expects a lot out of the ordinary from Reid in the finale. “There may be something that comes up, which is a little bit out of the ordinary, but I think that they’ve played themselves to a pretty good spot and that they’ll play the game out and see how it goes. He may have something planned, like we do. If it’s not called for, then you’re not going to see it.”
Playoff implications aside, a win would pull Coughlin to an even 10-10 regular-season ledger against the Eagles all-time. He is currently 9-10 against them (7-10 with the Giants and 2-0 with Jacksonville) and 0-2 in the postseason, both of which were with the Giants.
Reid may have the upper hand, but he wouldn’t necessarily call their rivalry a “fun” one.
“I don’t know if fun is the thing,” Reid said. “But the rivalry… I think that’s one of the awesome things in the NFL that it’s developed into that or it’s probably always been that way, but it surely has been since Tom and I have been here and so I think both teams enjoy playing each other and look forward to the challenge of playing each other.”
Tags: Tom Coughlin
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2013 NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE ALL-STARS
AFC-NFC PRO BOWL, SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 2013, ALOHA STADIUM, HONOLULU, HAWAII
Quarterback: *Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay), Matt Ryan (Atlanta), Robert Griffin III (Washington)
Running back: *Adrian Peterson (Minnesota), Marshawn Lynch (Seattle), Frank Gore (San Francisco)
Fullback: *Jerome Felton (Minnesota)
Wide receiver: *Calvin Johnson (Detroit), *Brandon Marshall (Chicago), Julio Jones (Atlanta), Victor Cruz (N.Y. Giants)
Tight end: *Tony Gonzalez (Atlanta), Jason Witten (Dallas)
Tackle: *Joe Staley (San Francisco), *Russell Okung (Seattle), Trent Williams (Washington)
Guard: *Mike Iupati (San Francisco), *Jahri Evans (New Orleans), Chris Snee (N.Y. Giants)
Center: *Max Unger (Seattle), Jeff Saturday (Green Bay)
Defensive end:*Jason Pierre-Paul (N.Y. Giants), *Julius Peppers (Chicago), Jared Allen (Minnesota)
Interior linemen: *Justin Smith (San Francisco), *Henry Melton (Chicago), Gerald McCoy (Tampa Bay)
Outside linebacker: *Aldon Smith (San Francisco), *DeMarcus Ware (Dallas), Clay Matthews (Green Bay)
Inside/Middle linebacker: *Patrick Willis (San Francisco), NaVorro Bowman (San Francisco)
Cornerback: *Charles Tillman (Chicago), *Tim Jennings (Chicago), Patrick Peterson (Arizona)
Free safety: *Dashon Goldson (San Francisco), Earl Thomas (Seattle)
Strong safety: *Donte Whitner (San Francisco)
Punter: Thomas Morstead (New Orleans)
Placekicker: Blair Walsh (Minnesota)
Kick returner: Leon Washington (Seattle)
Special-teamer: Lorenzo Alexander (Washington)
Long snapper: TBA
For the 2013 AFC Pro Bowl roster, CLICK HERE.
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Tags: Chris Snee, Jason Pierre-Paul, Victor Cruz
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Cornerback Jayron Hosley was drafted by the New York Giants in the third round this past April. Throughout the season, the Virginia Tech product and Florida native provides an inside look into his journey of making it in the NFL. This week’s post begins with Hosley notching his second straight start (sixth of the year) against Baltimore, where he recorded a career best six total tackles in the 33-14 loss.
As a team, I think we definitely weren’t at our best in Baltimore. We could have played much better – offense, defense, all over. Personally, this year, I’ve learned the game is about knowing. Half the game, or most of the game, is knowing. The focus level has to be up to par. You definitely have to be focused on your keys, know what you’re doing out there at all times, and know what to expect. That just comes from preparation.
These past couple games have been learning experiences – whether from tackling or covering or whatever. I’m just learning from seeing different aspects of the game and different situations. Watching film, you learn a lot about yourself as well as the other team.
There’s still a shot to play into January, and the vets have been keeping us motivated on that fact. They’ve been doing that this week as well as the same throughout the season. And in our team meetings, coach preaches “finish, focus, and keep fighting.” That’s what we’re going to keep doing – keep fighting. We know that we have this chance, and that’s how we’ve been doing it the whole season. It’s another game, but it’s another important game. We have to come out there at our best.
You can also follow Jayron on Twitter @hosley_jayron
Tags: Jayron Hosley
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