Every Friday, we’re asking some Giants players what’s playing in their headphones. This is what they had to say this week before they take on the Browns at home:
G Chris Snee
David Diehl’s Gameday Mix
“Gamedays I listen to Diehl’s music because it’s blasting so loud. It’s Guns N’ Roses, it’s everything. I don’t think he realizes the headphones don’t work because I can hear every word.”
LB Jacquian Williams
R. Kelly – ‘The World’s Greatest’
“It keeps me calm, I like that, to be prepared, to be calm.”
S Will Hill
Lil Wayne – ‘No Worries’
“Well, right now, I don’t have any worries. It’s in the name.”
S Tyler Sash
Mykko Montana feat. K. Champ – ‘Do It’
“My brother shared it with me, and it’s just something that I like to work out to and gets me hyped.”
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This week’s game will be the 155th regular season meeting between the two teams, with the Giants leading the series, 80-72-2. In the last meeting, the Eagles defeated the Giants, 17-10, in Week 11 of the 2011 season in MetLife Stadium.
Kickoff: 8:20 PM ET
Location: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pa.
Weather: Mostly cloudy. 64 °F, Wind: W 7 mph
*Giants begin on their own 39 after a 36-yard kickoff return from David Wilson.
13:12 — Giants punt. Manning pressured and went 1/5 for 11 yards on the opening drive.
*Field position battle early on. Giants and Eagles each have as many punts as completions – two.
6:14 — Fullback Henry Hynoski takes a handoff for a four-yard gain, his second rushing attempt of the season.
2:50 — PLAY UNDER REVIEW: Vick incomplete pass to Jackson. The play was REVERSED. Gain of 11 on the completion.
0:00 — GIANTS 0, EAGLES 0
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0:00 — GIANTS 0, COWBOYS 0 (key stat: Manning begins the season 7/9 for 72 yards)
2:53 — With the ball on the Giants’ 37, Cowboys go for it on 4th-and-1. Giants stuff RB Lawrence Vickers for no gain and take over on downs. Giants are building the bridge when it comes to fourth down defense after the Falcons failed on three attempts in their playoff game nearly eight months ago to the day.
3:22 — Keith Rivers flushes Romo out of the pocket, rushing the pass. Corey Webster almost grabs an interception, but pass falls incomplete, setting up third down.
10:20 — TE Martellus Bennett gets his first catch against his former team — a 9-yard gain after Victor Cruz’s 26-yard reception from Eli Manning.
11:31 — The first carry of Wilson’s career is a 3-yard gain to the right side.
12:21 — And there you have it: the return game is revealed for the time being. Domenik Hixon back to return first punt.
13:58 — Giants go three-and-out on first offensive series of 2012.
15:00 – GAME DAY CAPTAINS: Chris Snee and Osi Umenyiora along with team captains Eli Manning, Justin Tuck, and Zak DeOssie. Giants win toss, elect to receive. Cowboys will defend west goal. *David Wilson back to return for first kickoff.
This week’s game will be the 100th regular season meeting between the two teams, with the Cowboys leading the series, 56-41-2. In the last meeting, the Giants defeated the Cowboys, 31-14, on Jan. 1 in Week 17 of the 2011 regular season to win the NFC East title and return to the postseason for the first time since 2008.
Kickoff: 8:30 p.m. ET
Location: MetLife Stadium, E. Rutherford, NJ
Weather: Scattered clouds. Warm. 80 °F, Wind: WNW 9mph
» 75 Sean Locklear will start at LT in place of 65 Will Beatty
» 55 Keith Rivers will start at LB in place of 59 Michael Boley
» 37 Michael Coe will start at CB in place of 20 Prince Amukamara
» 92 Josh Brent will start at NT in place of 90 Jay Ratliff
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We’ve all heard the stat by now: the 2011 Giants were the first Super Bowl champion to have finished last in the NFL in rushing during the regular season.
That’s over and done with, says veteran guard Chris Snee, and it all starts with having the same personnel on the offensive line back for a full season.
“It’s nice when you’re able to go out there every day and practice and not rotate guys in,” the three-time Pro Bowl selection said on Thursday. “It’s very important for us to stay healthy and get time to work together. We never really had that for the full season last year. Guys would miss practice and miss games, and you can’t have that, especially when you have a new group of guys. That might’ve worked a couple of years ago, when you had those five guys that were together for a long time. The key here for camp is to be out there for the full practices, and get used to playing with one another.”
If “finish” was the theme of 2011, “consistency” might be this season’s buzzword for a team that clawed its way into the playoffs with a 9-7 record.
“I mean you can’t count on nine wins getting you into the playoffs every year,” Snee said. “We definitely need to be more consistent; and the ups and downs, you really can’t explain. Just hope that we continue what we started with that Jets game [Week 16] and play that well.”
>> A glimpse of the Giants’ prize: Fans view Super Bowl trophy displayed at Albany City Hall. [James Allen, Times Union]
>> If by some quirk of the space-time continuum the Giants’ season opener were suddenly tomorrow instead of Sept. 5, only three players on the roster would say they were prepared enough to suit up. [Joshua Robinson, The Wall Street Journal]
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