Every Friday, we’re asking a handful of Giants players what’s playing in their headphones. This is what they had to say this week before they take on the Washington Redskins this Sunday at home:
RB David Wilson
Kanye West, Big Sean, Jay-Z – ‘Clique’
WR Rueben Randle
Calvin Harris – ‘Let’s Go’
CB Justin Tryon
Kendrick Lamar – ‘Swimming Pools (Drank)’
T Sean Locklear
“Most of the time I’m listening to music, the radio’s just on and I’m in my own little world to be honest.”
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Coming off a blocked field goal before halftime in a defensive grudge match, the Giants offense needed a spark coming out of the locker room in San Francisco. David Wilson, who already had kick returns of 44 and 53 in previous weeks, stepped up to the plate.
The 49ers won the coin toss and elected to receive to begin the game, which gave the ball to the Giants to start the second half with a 10-3 lead. That’s when Wilson ripped off a 66-yard return and gift-wrapped the ball on the San Francisco 32-yard line for the offense to take over. Seven plays later, Ahmad Bradshaw scored on a one-yard leap into the end zone and gave the Giants a 14-point lead.
Wilson had two returns for 93 yards on the day, upping his season average to 28.4.
“The kickoff return after the half was huge,” Tom Coughlin said of Wilson, who also had a 46-yard return called back due to a holding penalty in the first quarter. “That was a momentum-changing play in that we came out, we knew what we had to do offensively. And they kicked the ball off and we had a super return. David again looked like he might go all the way, but [he] put us in excellent, excellent field position.”
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15:00 — The 49ers begin the fourth quarter with the ball on their 45.
Jacquian Williams sacks Alex Smith for a loss of one, forcing the 49ers to punt.
9:49 — Mathias Kiwanuka sacks Smith for a loss of 14.
*The Giants record five sacks on the day.
8:22 — Ahmad Brashaw hits 100 yards rushing with an 11-yard gain. He has 108 yards on 24 carries.
5:40 — David Wilson gets some touches and breaks a 20-yarder.
1:56 — FIELD GOAL GIANTS. Lawrence Tynes makes a 32-yard attempt. GIANTS 26, 49ERS 3 (Drive: 13 plays, 72 yards in 7:10)
FINAL: Giants 26, 49ers 3
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David Wilson returns the ball 66 yards down the 49ers’ 32.
11:53 — TOUCHDOWN GIANTS. Ahmad Bradshaw dives in for a one-yard score. XP is GOOD. NEW YORK 17, SAN FRANCISCO 3 (Drive: 7 plays, 32 yards in 3:12)
*Bradshaw has taken all 16 rushing attempts for the Giants, totaling 46 yards so far.
10:17 — Antrel Rolle grabs the Giants’ second interception of the game. Giants take over on their
9:55 — FIELD GOAL GIANTS. Lawrence Tynes makes 30-yard attempt. NEW YORK 20, SAN FRANCISCO 3 (Drive: 4 plays, 0 yards in 0:16)
8:58 — Linval Joseph credited with the Giants’ second sack of the game for a loss of seven.
7:56 — Rolle comes up with another interception of Alex Smith. Giants take over at San Francisco’s 15.
6:13 — FIELD GOAL GIANTS. Lawrence Tynes makes 22-yard attempt. NEW YORK 23, SAN FRANCISCO 3 (Drive: 4 plays, 1 yards in 1:33)
4:32 — Pace is picking up. After a 55-yard completion to Randy Moss, Smith is sacked by Jason Pierre-Paul.
3:01 — 49ers fail to convert on fourth-and-15 and Giants take over on their own 27.
0:00 — GIANTS 23, 49ers 3
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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 moving on after the loss…
“We’re 2-2 right now, it’s not the ideal situation but you know, it could be a lot worse. Philadelphia is 3-1, we’re not far out. There’s a lot of football to be played. We still got four more divisional games, it’s a lot of football left. Hey, we got to worry about Cleveland and get back to winning. There’s no point getting down now. Everybody knows we’re going to see Philadelphia the last game of the regular season. I have a feeling that’s going to be a big game for us.”
LB Mathias Kiwanuka on feelings after watching game tape the morning after…
“You’re obviously upset about it, each individual sees those plays they could have made…so maybe a little bit of anger, but we’ll take that anger and put it into next week.”
RB David Wilson on his big kick returns…
“I think the guys in front of me did an excellent job in setting it up and getting on their guys. Coach always says you get a good return back there, guys get more motivated to block…so hopefully we can keep it going.”
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12:17 – After being held to 2 yards on 6 attempts in the first half, LeSean McCoy breaks runs of 34 and 22 yards on consecutive carries.
10:12 — Michael Boley stops McCoy for a loss of 1 yard on third-and-1. McCoy fumbles out of bounds.
9:57 — FIELD GOAL EAGLES. Alex Henery makes 20-yard attempt (drive: 9 plays, 1 penalty, 78 yards in 5:05). EAGLES 10, GIANTS 3
*David Wilson returns ensuing kickoff 45 yards to the Giants 43. The rookie is helping the field position battle with a 34.7-yard average on three returns tonight.
5:28 — TOUCHDOWN GIANTS. Eli Manning 14-yard pass to Victor Cruz (Drive: 8 plays, 57 yards in 4:27). GIANTS 10, EAGLES 10
4:00 — Vick scrambles for 18 yards into Giants territory.
2:12 — FIELD GOAL EAGLES. Henery makes 48-yard attempt (Drive: 8 plays, 50 yards in 3:21). EAGLES 13, GIANTS 10
*Wilson with another long return, this time 53 yards.
0:14 — Giants go for it on fourth-and-inches at the Eagles 40. Manning takes a low snap, but completes a short pass to Cruz, who takes it down to the the 10 for a 30-yard pickup.
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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 — BUCCANEERS 27, GIANTS 16
0:34 — Kenny Phillips puts a hard hit on WR Vincent Jackson, forcing an incomplete pass. The play seemed to have energized the crowd and sideline as Corey Webster comes up with an interception on the next down.
0:44 — FIELD GOAL GIANTS. Tynes’ 36-yard attempt is GOOD. TAMPA BAY 27, NEW YORK 16 (drive: 13 plays, 64 yards in 5:40)
*Paid attendance announced: 76,964
7:09 — Giants needed a stop and the defense did exactly that as Jason Pierre-Paul and Markus Kuhn ganged up to tackle Doug Martin for a loss of 1, forcing the Buccaneers to punt.
13:14 — David Wilson spins for a 44-yard kickoff return.
*He’s averaging 28.7 yards on three returns in this game.
13:19 — FIELD GOAL BUCCANEERS (52 Yards). TAMPA BAY 27, NEW YORK 13 (drive: 5 plays, 14 yards in 1:46)
15:00 — Giants will kickoff to begin the second half.
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0:00 — GIANTS 6, BUCCANEERS 3 (key stat: Tampa 0-2 on third down conversions)
0:56 — LB Chase Blackburn sacks QB Josh Freeman for a loss of 7 yards, the first of the game.
2:58 — FIELD GOAL GIANTS. Tynes 24-yard FG attempt is GOOD. GIANTS 6, BUCCANEERS 3 (drive: 12 plays, 63 yards in 5:48).
*Giants fail to capitalize on a first-and-goal at the 2.
5:50 — Ahmad Bradshaw sparks the crowd with a 12-yard run after Cruz’s 20-yard catch-and-spin-and-run (broke four tackles).
7:21 — Rookie RB David Wilson gets his first carry since his fumble in Week 1 — a 4-yard counter.
8:53 — FIELD GOAL BUCS. Tampa Bay responds with a 45-yard FG. GIANTS 3, BUCCANEERS 3 (drive: 7 plays, 60 yards in 4:01)
*Tynes is 2/2 on the season after going a perfect 8/8 in the preseason.
12:48 — FIELD GOAL GIANTS. Lawrence Tynes’ 37-yard FG try is GOOD. GIANTS 3, BUCCANEERS 0 (drive: 6 plays, 51 yards in 2:17)
14:22 — WR Hakeem Nicks looking healthy as ever with a 40-yard leaping catch from Manning on the second play of the game.
15:00 — Game Day Captains: DT Linval Joseph and WR Victor Cruz in addition to season captains QB Eli Manning, DE Justin Tuck, and LS Zak DeOssie Tampa Bay wins the toss, elects to defer. Giants will defend the west goal.
This week’s game will be the 18th regular season meeting between the two teams, with the Giants leading the series, 11-6. In the last meeting, the Giants defeated the Buccaneers, 24-0, in Week 3 of the 2009 season in Tampa.
Kickoff: 1 p.m. ET
Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
TV: FOX - This week’s game will be broadcast nationally with Joe Buck calling the action, Troy Aikman serving as the analyst and Pam Oliver handling sideline duties. (click here for full TV & Radio listings)
Weather: Sunny. Mild. 64 °F, Wind: 6.89 mph/NW
» CB Jayron Hosley (start in place of Prince Amukamara)
» RT Demar Dotson (Jeremy Trueblood)
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