Every week Giants.com posts its production of “Sights and Sounds,” and each time we get a glimpse into life on the sidelines during an NFL game.
So you could imagine the reaction to Henry Hynoski’s first career touchdown in Week 17 when he proceeded to charge like a rhinoceros, as he has been compared to, for his end zone celebration. His teammates, like the rest of us, could only sit back and enjoy the show.
“It was awesomely bad,” center David Baas said on the sideline before congratulating the second-year fullback.
Even the salsa dancer approved.
“I liked it, I liked it,” said Victor Cruz, sitting next to Hynoski when they returned to the bench. “The crazy thing is how long he had that in the back pocket. You know he had that thing in the back pocket.”
After the game, Hynoski admitted, “I had it in the back of my head since the start of the season. I came close a couple times this year, but didn’t really get the opportunity to use it. I had it stored away in case it would happen.”
Hynoski’s celebration also made waves outside of MetLife Stadium and was dubbed “The Hy-noceros” by an NFL.com vote that asks fans to name a play on a given week.
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The Giants and Atlanta Falcons meet for the 21st time in the regular season, with the series split, 10-10. In their last meeting, the Giants defeated the Falcons in their only postseason meeting, 24-2, in a 2011 NFC Wild card Game in MetLife Stadium. In their last regular season meeting, the Giants defeated the Falcons, 34-31 (OT), in Week 11 of the 2009 season.
20 CB Prince Amukamara
21 S Kenny Phillips
39 S Tyler Sash
44 RB Ahmad Bradshaw
71 DE Adewale Ojomo
81 TE Adrien Robinson
96 DT Marvin Austin
NYG Lineup Changes: 28 Jayron Hosley will start for 20 Prince Amukamara at RCB; 22 David Wilson will start for 44 Ahmad Bradshaw at RB
4 QB Dominique Davis
17 WR Tim Toone
25 S William Moore
68 G Phillipkeith Manley
69 G Harland Gunn
86 TE Chase Coffman
90 DE Lawrence Sidbury
ATL Lineup changes: 24 Hope will start for 25 Moore at S
15:00 — Game Day Captains: C David Baas and DE Osi Umenyiora along with season captains Eli Manning, Justin Tuck, and Zak DeOssie. Giants win the toss and elect to receive.
*Rueben Randle back with David Wilson on kick return.
14:56 — Making his first NFL start, Wilson takes a handoff on the first play of the game for three yards.
14:16 — Asante Samuel intercepts Manning’s first pass of the game. Atlanta takes over on the Giants’ 16.
12:12 — TOUCHDOWN FALCONS. Atlanta capitalizes on the turnover and short field with a one-yard touchdown run by Michael Turner. XP is GOOD. ATLANTA 7, NEW YORK 0 (Drive: 4 plays, 16 yards in 1:51)
10:59 — Wilson converts a third-and-2 with a 25-yard run.
7:29 — Lawrence Tynes misses a 30-yard field goal attempt. Wide left.
1:43 — TOUCHDOWN FALCONS. Tony Gonzalez 12-yard catch from Matt Ryan. XP is GOOD. ATLANTA 14, NEW YORK 0 (Drive: 10 plays, 80 yards in 5:42)
0:54 — Manning is sacked on third-and-7 and Giants are forced to punt. Atlanta takes over on its own 25 after a 58-yard punt from Steve Weatherford.
0:00 — FALCONS 14, GIANTS 0
Tags: Adewale Ojomo, Adrien Robinson, Ahmad Bradshaw, David Baas, David Wilson, Eli Manning, Jayron Hosley, Justin Tuck, Kenny Phillips, Lawrence Tynes, Marvin Austin, Osi Umenyiora, Prince Amukamara, Steve Weatherford, Tyler Sash, Zak DeOssie
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This week’s game is the 29th regular season meeting between the two teams, with the series tied, 14-14. The two teams have met eight times in the postseason, with the series tied, 4-4. The Giants visited San Francisco twice last year. On Nov. 13, they lost a regular season game, 27-20, but defeated the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game, 20-17, in overtime.
Kickoff: 4:25 PM ET
Location: Candlestick Park, San Francisco, Calif.
Weather: Partly cloudy. 57°F, Wind: WNW at 5 to 10 mph
14:56 — Giants open up in nickel defense with CB Jayron Hosley.
9:50 — No sacks yet, but the Giants’ defense is able to apply some pressure on QB Alex Smith.
9:08 — 49ers kicker David Akers misses a 43-yard field goal attempts. Giants take over on their own 34.
7:37 — Giants go three-and-out on first offensive possession.
2:45 — QB Colin Kaepernick makes his first appearance in the wildcat formation for the 49ers, hands off to Frank Gore for a six-yard gain.
2:04 — FIELD GOAL 49ERS. Akers makes 42-yard attempt. SAN FRANCISCO 3, NEW YORK 0 (Drive: 12 plays, 61 yards in 5:27)
David Wilson has a 46-yard kick return brought back due to a holding penalty on Jacquian Williams.
0:00 — 49ERS 3, GIANTS 0
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QB Eli Manning
On looking forward to Cleveland…
“Each game you learn from it, we did some good things, there’s things we need to clean up and we’re looking forward to having a home game and a One O’ Clock start and facing a good team. Their defense has done well, a lot of turnovers, a lot of sacks. They’ve played every game close so we got to make sure we have a great week at practice and go out there and play great football.”
WR Victor Cruz
On potentially overlooking an 0-4 team…
“No, I don’t think so, not for us. We understand that this is a must win for us. We got to come in, ready to play, prepared, and we got to have all our weapons handy and go in there and play a good game and win.”
WR Domenik Hixon
On the effect of injuries on the wide receiving corps…
“I think it’s a group effort, like I said Eli coaches up everybody. Coaches, they coach up everybody and we kind of have a thing where at any point in time you can be called on and you want to be ready and take advantage of the opportunity.”
Center David Baas
On botched snaps in Week 4…
“There are no excuses. Get better…and it’s getting better. That’s my job, I got to be able to snap it.”
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