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Giants Week 17 fantasy rankings

Posted by Joe Kania on December 29, 2013 – 11:00 am

Where are the Giants ranked?

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Tom Coughlin, Jerrell JerniganLooking for a last-minute fantasy add before Sunday’s action begins? The Giants defense may be what your team needs to get over the hump in Week 17.

At No. 18, the unit is the Giants’ highest-ranked group or player heading into the final week of the regular season. In week 16, the team’s defense picked up 15 points and finished No. 6 among the league. It has been ranked inside the top 20 for six of the past seven weeks and finished with 15 or more points four times this season.

Also moving up in this week’s rankings is wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan. With Victor Cruz sidelined with a knee injury, Jernigan has stepped in at the slot and excelled. He scored a career-high 6.7 points in Week 15 before setting another career mark (15) the following week.

Jernigan’s 15 points in Week 16 were the eight-most of any receiver in the league.

After two down weeks in a row, quarterback Eli Manning climbed two spots, from No. 24 to No. 22. Receivers Hakeem Nicks and Rueben Randle, along with tight end Brandon Myers, also moved up from last week’s rankings.

Here’s a look at this week’s fantasy rankings: 

QB Eli Manning

Average ranking: 22nd

Sources: ESPN +3 (25th), CBSSports +0 (24th), Yahoo! Sports +5 (21st), Fox Sports +3 (17th)

» Week 15: 25th

» Week 14 by ESPN: 24th

» Week 13: 16th

» Week 12: 12th

» Week 11: 19th

» Week 10: 14th

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 14th

» Week 7: 12th

» Week 6: N/A

» Week 5: 13th

» Week 4: 19th

» Week 3: 12th

» Week 2: 10th

» Week 1: 14th

 

RB Andre Brown

Average ranking: 27th

Sources: ESPN +3 (21st), CBSSports +14 (19th), Yahoo! Sports -1 (29th), Fox Sports +3 (13th)

» Week 15: 14th

» Week 14 by ESPN: 10th

» Week 13: 7th

» Week 12: 10th

» Week 11: 10th

» Week 10: 30th

 

WR Hakeem Nicks

Average ranking: 37th

Sources: ESPN +5 (36th), CBSSports,-4 (45th), Yahoo! Sports +o (35th), Fox Sports -4 (31st)

» Week 15: 42nd

» Week 14 by ESPN: 41st

» Week 13: 38th

» Week 12: 26th

» Week 11: 30th

» Week 10: 22nd

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 23rd

» Week 7: 20th

» Week 6: N/A

» Week 5: 22nd

» Week 4: 27th

» Week 3: 19th

» Week 2: 18th

» Week 1: 19th

 

WR Rueben Randle

Average ranking: 43rd

Sources: ESPN +4 (32nd), CBSSports -2 (N/R; T-49th), Yahoo! Sports -10 (42nd), Fox Sports +3 (47th)

» Week 15: 51st

» Week 14 by ESPN: 38th

» Week 13: 35th

» Week 12: 26th

» Week 11: 36th

» Week 10: 36th

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 24th

» Week 7: 30th

» Week 6: N/A

» Week 5: 51st

» Week 4: 51st

» Week 3: 49th

» Week 2: 43rd

» Week 1: 47th

 

WR Jerrel Jernigan

Average ranking: 47th

Sources: ESPN (50th), CBSSports (33rd), Yahoo! Sports (52nd), Fox Sports, (N/R)

 

TE Brandon Myers

Average ranking: 19th

Sources: ESPN +8 (17th), CBSSports +8 (17th), Yahoo! Sports -2 (23rd), Fox Sports, +2 (17th)

» Week 15: 21st

» Week 14 by ESPN: 19th

» Week 13: 24th

» Week 12: 24th

» Week 11: 26th

» Week 10: 20th

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 20th

» Week 7: 15th

» Week 6: N/A

» Week 5: 15th

» Week 4: 14th

» Week 3: 14th

» Week 2: 12th

» Week 1: 14th

 

K Josh Brown

Average ranking: 22nd

Sources: ESPN +11 (20th), CBSSports +4 (19th), Yahoo! Sports +1 (26th), Fox Sports +0 (N/R; T-21st)

» Week 15: 24th

» Week 14 by ESPN: 21st

» Week 13: 20th

» Week 12: 15th

» Week 11: 18th

» Week 10: 15th

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 21st

» Week 7: 22nd

» Week 6: N/A

» Week 5: 18th

» Week 4: 18th

» Week 3: 13th

» Week 2: 15th

» Week 1: 15th

 

Defense/ special teams

Average ranking: 18th

Sources: ESPN +8 (12th), CBSSports +4 (19th), Yahoo! Sports +0 (22nd), Fox Sports -3 (19th)

» Week 15: 22nd

» Week 14 by ESPN: 13th

» Week 13: 14th

» Week 12: 12th

» Week 11: 12th

» Week 10: 11th

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 20th

» Week 7: 22nd

» Week 6: N/A

» Week 5: 23rd

» Week 4: 25th

» Week 3: 25th

» Week 2: 24th

» Week 1: 14th


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Sunday morning headlines

Posted by Joe Kania on December 22, 2013 – 10:46 am

The Daily Blitz brings you the latest news surrounding your New York Giants from team headquarters in East Rutherford, N.J.

NOW ON GIANTS.COM

» Fact of Fiction: Predictions for Detriot

» Giants keys to victory vs. Lions

» Who’s playing, who’s not

» O-line changes continue around rookie Pugh

» Experts make picks for Giants-Lions

» Coughlin Corner: Injuries are no excuse

Read more…

 

SUNDAY MORNING HEADLINES

 

QUOTABLES

“We have some good people in place, good character guys who are very focused and want to do well very badly. I think they help with the younger guys. The coaches are very cognizant and aware of where the players are mentally and if a guy needs a little boost or kick in the rear end, then they are ready to do that.” -Coach Tom Coughlin

 

AROUND THE DIVISION

COWBOYS: Cowboys vs. Redskins preview
EAGLES: Eagles vs. Bears preview
REDSKINS: Redskins’ linebacker torch being passed

 

TWEET OF THE DAY


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Thursday morning headlines

Posted by Joe Kania on December 19, 2013 – 10:05 am

The Daily Blitz brings you the latest news surrounding your New York Giants from team headquarters in East Rutherford, N.J.

NOW ON GIANTS.COM

» Never a question if Eli Manning would play

» Dave Diehl working hard for quick return

» Cornerbacks reveal biggest WR matchups

» 10 things to know about Giants-Lions

» Coaching confidential: Injury updates

» Latest Giants injury report (12/18)

Read more…

 

THURSDAY MORNING HEADLINES

 

QUOTABLES

“I expect us to compete like heck. I don’t think that, the noise is not going to be the issue. We’ve got to regroup and compete like heck and play much better and do a better job in protecting the quarterback. We can’t have anything like the first three snaps of the game the other day. We do obviously have to have some balance and be able to run a little bit against a very good defensive team. But I expect us to prepare well and to go up there with the idea of competing and doing the best we possibly can, finding a way to win.” -Coach Tom Coughlin

 

AROUND THE DIVISION

COWBOYS: Mock draft: Cowboys upgrade D-line
EAGLES: McCoy wants to carry the ball and the team
REDSKINS: London Fletcher ’99 percent’ retiring

 

TWEET OF THE DAY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Tuesday morning headlines

Posted by Joe Kania on December 17, 2013 – 8:48 am

The Daily Blitz brings you the latest news surrounding your New York Giants from team headquarters in East Rutherford, N.J.

NOW ON GIANTS.COM

» Upon Further Review: Strength of the team

» NFC East Roundup: Week 15

» Shaun O’Hara grades Giants’ performance

» Photo timeline: Giants vs. Seahawks

» Experts analyze Giants after Sunday’s loss

Read more…

 

TUESDAY MORNING HEADLINES

 

QUOTABLES

“I think guys are trying, obviously we got outplayed and that first half we just couldn’t get anything going.  There’s nothing much to be excited about.  We had a lot of negative plays and I think it’s frustrating for us.  We were frustrated as an offense, I’m sure the defense was frustrated seeing us going out there and not playing very well.” -QB Eli Manning

 

AROUND THE DIVISION

COWBOYS: Tony Romo’s poor judgment costly for Cowboys
EAGLES: Vikings cruise past Eagles
REDSKINS: Redskins-Falcons stat pack

 

INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY


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What they’re saying: Giants vs. Seahawks

Posted by Joe Kania on December 16, 2013 – 3:00 pm

Giants react after dropping to Seattle at home. 

Tom Coughlin

“I expected a great effort today. I think defensively and with our special teams, we got it. Offensively we did not – there’s no way to sugarcoat it. A pathetic offensive performance – we didn’t block anybody, we didn’t make any plays, we didn’t create any opportunities for ourselves. I told the players who prepared and gave great effort that I appreciated what they did, and I told those that were obvious they had not, that I felt sorry for them because they’re missing the whole point.” -Coach Tom Coughlin

“Coach Coughlin can’t take any of this blame. Like I said, personally, I won’t allow that. He can’t take any of this blame. Coaches coach and they did a phenomenal job getting us prepared for this. We had a great week of practice. Everything that we saw out there from their offense, we went over with our coaches, defensive coordinator, assistant coaches, so forth and so on, and they did an exceptional job preparing us for today. Coach Coughlin, he’s a coach, but he can’t coach heart, he can’t make a play or have heart, he can’t make a player have passion about this game, and that’s what we were lacking out there today. Like I said, coach can say what he wants, but personally, I won’t allow him to take that because coaches coach and the players play the game.” -S Antrel Rolle

“You go into this game and you know you’re out of the playoffs, but you kind of look forward to the opportunity to compete and go against a good defense and try to go out there and enjoy those three hours of playing football and doing something you love and competing and trying to have some good plays, but it’s not fun when you get dominated like that, when you get beat and you can’t get anything going offensively and obviously struggle and throw interceptions and have bad plays. So that’s not enjoyable and it’s tough to deal with.” -QB Eli Manning

“A good football team came out today.  We didn’t get anything going on the offensive side of the ball.  The defense played really good.  It’s just a game we need to go back and look at film and critique ourselves and try to come out and fight another week.” -WR Hakeem Nicks   


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Monday morning headlines

Posted by Joe Kania on December 16, 2013 – 9:55 am

The Daily Blitz brings you the latest news surrounding your New York Giants from team headquarters in East Rutherford, N.J.

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» Manning, offense held scoreless in loss

» Postgame notes and stats

» Improved pass rush doesn’t translate to win

» Instant Analysis: Seahawks 23, Giants 0

» Mundy and Paysinger called on against Seahawks’ offense

Read more…

 

MONDAY MORNING HEADLINES

 

QUOTABLES

“I thought we had a couple of good games, but when you can single out certain moments, you know you’re not doing very well offensively. I thought when we played at Philadelphia, offensively we were moving the ball up and down the field and had to settle for a bunch of field goals, but at least I felt we were driving the ball. There have been times when we were able to move it. Obviously today, every time we had a little spark or got a first down, we followed it up with a bad play or a negative play right after.” -QB Eli Manning

 

TWEET OF THE DAY

 

AROUND THE DIVISION

COWBOYS: Cowboys vs. Packers highlights
EAGLES: Eagles vs. Vikings highlights
REDSKINS: Redskins vs. Falcons highlights


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Giants Week 15 fantasy rankings

Posted by Joe Kania on December 13, 2013 – 2:00 pm

Giants fall in fantasy rankings with Seahawks coming to town.

Victor Cruz

Eli ManningThe fantasy experts predict that quarterback Eli Manning, wide receivers Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks, Rueben Randle and kicker Josh Brown will all have their worst fantasy games of the season on Sunday when the Giants take on the Seahawks at MetLife Stadium.

All five players earned season-low rankings and two, Manning and Brown, went unranked by multiple sources. But the player to drop the farthest this week was Cruz.

If any Giant has been a consistent fantasy player this season, it’s been Cruz. He has been ranked in the top 10 among the league’s receivers five times this season and is the team’s leading fantasy scorer with 119.3 points but both ESPN and Yahoo warned fantasy owners not to start Cruz against Seattle.

“I actually think the matchup this weekend makes it easy on Cruz owners,” ESPN’s Christopher Harris said. “He hasn’t scored a touchdown since Week 4, that’s a much-quoted stat. I haven’t had him outside of my top 15 wide receivers for this season — he’s 25 for me this week.”

Cruz’s average ranking for Week 15 is No. 28, nearly doubling down on his previous season-low of 15. He was ranked as low as No. 40 by CBS.

“I love the Salsa King and I’m one of his biggest apologists but I have to sit him this week,” Yahoo’s Brandon Funston said. “You mentioned the scoring drought, that’s nine straight games without a touchdown. Only once during that span has he gone for double-digit fantasy points so things are not going well.”

Hakeem Nicks

With a stingy group of cornerbacks on deck, Nicks and Randle also fell.

Despite scoring a season-high 13.5 points in the Giants’ Week 14 loss to San Diego, Nicks fell one spot, from No. 41 to No. 42. Randle, who had jumped Nicks in last week’s rankings, also fell, from No. 38 to No. 51.

Randle’s ranking tied season-lows set in Weeks 4 and 5 while Nicks, who had been ranked as high as No. 18, set a new season-low for the second straight week.

Manning (No. 25) was ranked No. 24 by ESPN in Week 14 but had never been ranked lower than No. 20 by all four sources. He went unranked by ESPN, which listed 27 quarterbacks, and CBS, which listed 25.

The only source to rank Brown this week was Yahoo, which listed him at No. 25. His average ranking for Week 15 is No. 24 but it didn’t hurt that he finished in a tied for 16th by FOX, which only listed 15 kickers.

Here’s a look at this week’s fantasy rankings: 

QB Eli Manning

Average ranking: 25th

Sources: ESPN (N/R; T-28), CBSSports (N/R; T-25), Yahoo! Sports (25th), Fox Sports (23rd)

» Week 14 by ESPN: 24th

» Week 13: 16th

» Week 12: 12th

» Week 11: 19th

» Week 10: 14th

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 14th

» Week 7: 12th

» Week 6: N/A

» Week 5: 13th

» Week 4: 19th

» Week 3: 12th

» Week 2: 10th

» Week 1: 14th

 

RB Andre Brown

Average ranking: 14th

Sources: ESPN (14th), CBSSports (19th), Yahoo! Sports (12th), Fox Sports (9th)

» Week 14 by ESPN: 10th

» Week 13: 7th

» Week 12: 10th

» Week 11: 10th

» Week 10: 30th

 

WR Victor Cruz

Average ranking: 28th

Sources: ESPN (24th), CBSSports (40th), Yahoo! Sports (26th), Fox Sports (20th)

» Week 14 by ESPN: 14th

» Week 13: 13th

» Week 12: 9th

» Week 11: 15th

» Week 10: 12th

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 8th

» Week 7: 6th

» Week 6: N/A

» Week 5: 6th

» Week 4: 11th

» Week 3: 10th

» Week 2: 11th

» Week 1: 12th

 

WR Hakeem Nicks

Average ranking: 42nd

Sources: ESPN (44th), CBSSports, (43rd), Yahoo! Sports (42nd), Fox Sports (37th)

» Week 14 by ESPN: 41st

» Week 13: 38th

» Week 12: 26th

» Week 11: 30th

» Week 10: 22nd

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 23rd

» Week 7: 20th

» Week 6: N/A

» Week 5: 22nd

» Week 4: 27th

» Week 3: 19th

» Week 2: 18th

» Week 1: 19th

 

WR Rueben Randle

Average ranking: 51st

Sources: ESPN (50th), CBSSports (N/R; T-49th), Yahoo! Sports (54th), Fox Sports (49th)

» Week 14 by ESPN: 38th

» Week 13: 35th

» Week 12: 26th

» Week 11: 36th

» Week 10: 36th

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 24th

» Week 7: 30th

» Week 6: N/A

» Week 5: 51st

» Week 4: 51st

» Week 3: 49th

» Week 2: 43rd

» Week 1: 47th

 

TE Brandon Myers

Average ranking: 21st

Sources: ESPN (21st), CBSSports (20th), Yahoo! Sports (24th), Fox Sports, (19th)

» Week 14 by ESPN: 19th

» Week 13: 24th

» Week 12: 24th

» Week 11: 26th

» Week 10: 20th

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 20th

» Week 7: 15th

» Week 6: N/A

» Week 5: 15th

» Week 4: 14th

» Week 3: 14th

» Week 2: 12th

» Week 1: 14th

 

K Josh Brown

Average ranking: 24th

Sources: ESPN (N/R; T-27th), CBSSports (25th), Yahoo! Sports (N/R; T-27th), Fox Sports (N/R; T-16th)

» Week 14 by ESPN: 21st

» Week 13: 20th

» Week 12: 15th

» Week 11: 18th

» Week 10: 15th

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 21st

» Week 7: 22nd

» Week 6: N/A

» Week 5: 18th

» Week 4: 18th

» Week 3: 13th

» Week 2: 15th

» Week 1: 15th

 

Defense/ special teams

Average ranking: 22nd

Sources: ESPN (25th), CBSSports (23rd), Yahoo! Sports (22nd), Fox Sports (N/R; T-16th)

» Week 14 by ESPN: 13th

» Week 13: 14th

» Week 12: 12th

» Week 11: 12th

» Week 10: 11th

» Week 9: BYE

» Week 8: 20th

» Week 7: 22nd

» Week 6: N/A

» Week 5: 23rd

» Week 4: 25th

» Week 3: 25th

» Week 2: 24th

» Week 1: 14th


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Thursday morning headlines

Posted by Joe Kania on December 12, 2013 – 9:58 am

The Daily Blitz brings you the latest news surrounding your New York Giants from team headquarters in East Rutherford, N.J.

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THURSDAY MORNING HEADLINES

 

QUOTABLES

“I’m more impressed with Marshawn just for the fact that he’s a running back that gives more of a pounding than taking it. That scheme really fits him well. It’s a constant that you see him falling forward, breaking tackles. You really don’t see him getting hit for negative yardage so that’s going to keep the sticks in their favor and plus he’s one of those backs that when he does break it, he can take it to the house, so again, we’ve played a lot of great backs this year and hopefully that experience helps us out with him because he’s a load.” -DE Justin Tuck

 

TWEET OF THE DAY

 

AROUND THE DIVISION

COWBOYS: Mailbag: Is DeMarcus Ware a viable trade option next year?
EAGLES: Thursday morning headlines
REDSKINS: Mike Shanahan press conference


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Giants Week 14 fantasy results

Posted by Joe Kania on December 11, 2013 – 1:21 pm

Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks was the Giants’ top-scoring fantasy player in Week 14.

Hakeem Nicks

There were high expectations for Hakeem Nicks heading into the 2013 season.

He was ranked as the No. 18 fantasy wide receiver in the league by ESPN in their preseason fantasy rankings and many expected, in a contract year, that 2013 might be one of Nicks’ best years with Big Blue.

That hasn’t happened.

Nicks averages just 5.6 fantasy points per game and has a grand total of 78.9 points on the season, the 48th-most in the league. Teammates Rueben Randle and Victor Cruz both have more points on the season with 91.6 and 119.3, respectively.

WEEK 14 FANTASY RANKINGS

But despite his struggles, Nicks strung together one of his best games yet in Week 14 as the Giants fell, 37-14, to San Diego.

He scored 13.5 points, the 16th-most in the league, catching five balls for 135 yards. Nicks fell just .7 points of his season high, 14.2 points, that he set back in Week 5 against the Eagles. The only other game where surpassed 10 points was Week 1 (11.4).

“Each week I strap it up and I am ready to go,” Nicks said after the loss. “I had a lot more opportunities today and I wanted to take advantage of it.”

He also hauled in a 43-yard Hail Mary at the end of the first half and to to his surprise, didn’t land in the end zone. Had he crossed the goal line, it would have been his first score of the season.

“I knew I was going to get it,” said Nicks. “I thought I was in the end zone until I got up and everybody was just looking at me. I was thinking why isn’t anyone celebrating?”

Despite Nicks’ efforts, the Giants’ loss eliminated the team from playoff contention. He has three more games in a Giants uniform before his rookie contract expires.

“It’s difficult but it’s reality,” Nicks said. “Only thing we can do now is control playing these last three games to really show what we are made of. I don’t like it by a stretch, but it’s reality like I said and we have to face it.”

GIANTS WEEK 14 FANTASY RESULTS

QB Eli Manning,  10.48 points

Among quarterbacks: No. 27 (-6)

» Week 13: 11.4 points

» Week 12: 14.96 points

» Week 11: 13.46 points

» Week 10: 7.3 points

» Week 9: Bye

» Week 8: 9.74 points

» Week 7: 12.5 points

» Week 6: 7.56 points

» Week 5: 15.36 points

» Week 4: 15.36 points

» Week 3: 4.16 points

» Week 2: 10.48 points

» Week 1: 28.8 points

 

RB Andre Brown,  7.6 points

Among running backs: No. 36 (-28)

» Week 13: 17.8 points

» Week 12: 15.8 points

» Week 11: 9.3 points

» Week 10: 17.9

Week 9: Bye

 

RB Peyton Hillis, 7.1 points

Among running backs: No. 38

» Week 13: 5.1 points

» Week 12: 0 points

» Week 11: 0 points

» Week 10: .1 points

» Week 9: Bye

» Week 8: 8.5 points

» Week 7: 14.1 points

» Week 6: 0 points

» Week 5: 0 points

» Week 4: 0 point

» Week 3: 0 points

» Week 2: 0 points

» Week 1: 0 points

 

RB Brandon Jacobs, 0 points

Among running backs: N/A

» Week 13: 0 points

» Week 12: 7.5 points

» Week 11: 6.9 points

» Week 10: 0 points

» Week 9: Bye

» Week 8: 0 points

» Week 7: 0 points

» Week 6: 23.4 points

» Week 5: 1.7 points

» Week 4: 1 point

» Week 3: 0.2 points

» Week 2: 6.4 points

» Week 1: 0 points

 

WR Victor Cruz, 4.2 points

Among wide receivers: No. 54 (+28)

» Week 13: 8 points

» Week 12: .7 points

» Week 11: 11 points

» Week 10: 3.7 points

» Week 9: Bye

» Week 8: 8.6 points

» Week 7: 5 points

» Week 6: 6.8 points

» Week 5: 11.8 points

» Week 4: 22.4 points

» Week 3: 2.5 points

» Week 2: 11.8 points

» Week 1: 29.8 points

 

WR Rueben Randle, 2.7 points

Among wide receivers: No. 66 (-33)

» Week 13: 6.4 points

» Week 12: 6.4 points

» Week 11: 9.7 points

» Week 10: 11 points

» Week 9: Bye

» Week 8: 0 points

» Week 7: 8 points

» Week 6: 13.5 points

» Week 5: 21.6 points

» Week 4: .7 points

» Week 3: 4 points

» Week 2: 1.4 point

» Week 1: 10.1 points

 

WR Hakeem Nicks, 13.5 points

Among wide receivers: No. 16

» Week 13: 3.4 points

» Week 12: 0 points

» Week 11: 5 points

» Week 10: 4.9

» Week 9: Bye

» Week 8: 5.1 points

» Week 7: 2.8 points

» Week 6: 7 points

» Week 5: 14.2 points

» Week 4: 3.3 points

» Week 3: 0 points

» Week 2: 8.30 points

» Week 1: 11.4 points

 

TE Brandon Myers, 8.6 points

Among tight ends: No. 12 (-2)

» Week 13: 12.1 points

» Week 12: 9.9 points

» Week 11: 3.2 points

» Week 10: 0 points

» Week 9: Bye

» Week 8: 4.2 points

» Week 7: 1.5 points

» Week 6: 0 points

» Week 5: 3.5 points

» Week 4: 0 points

» Week 3: 3.3 points

» Week 2: 7.4 points

» Week 1: 12.6 points

 

K Josh Brown, 2 points

Among kickers: No. 30 (-14)

» Week 13: 6 points

» Week 12: 7 points

» Week 11: 9 points

» Week 10: 6 points

» Week 9: Bye

» Week 8: 15 points

» Week 7: 11 points

» Week 6: 3 points

» Week 5: 3 points

» Week 4: 1 point

» Week 3: 0 points

» Week 2: 11 points

» Week 1: 7 points

 

Defense, 0 points

League ranking: No. 26 (-12)

» Week 13: 8 points

» Week 12: 7 points

» Week 11: 16 points

» Week 10: 15 points

» Week 9: Bye

» Week 8: 17 points

» Week 7: 11 points

» Week 6: 0 points

» Week 5: -3 points

» Week 4: 6 points

» Week 3: 1 point

» Week 2: -2 points

» Week 1: 4 points

*Point totals via NFL.com


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What they’re saying: Giants vs. Chargers

Posted by Joe Kania on December 9, 2013 – 2:00 pm

Giants react after losing to San Diego. 

Tom Coughlin

“I just told the team and anybody in listening distance that the major disappointment here today is to have a chance to get into a game where both teams are 5-7 and have a chance to win a ballgame and try to regain some respectability. We had played pretty well five or six weeks in a row and then we came in here today and the first half was just a very, very poor performance. We turned the ball over twice, they scored twice. They missed a field goal. Of course, we were off-sides and gave them another opportunity to make it. They made that. They scored late on us when we didn’t make a call downstairs that we thought was a fumble. We let the clock run down to two minutes, then they challenged and got the ball back. The first half was a major disappointment. I didn’t think we tackled well. We certainly didn’t stop the run. They were very high percentage on third downs the entire game. We came out in the second half and got a turnover on the first play and put it in the endzone. It looked like we were sparked, the way we came out of the locker room after halftime, but it was short-lived. They’ve come by their reputation for time of possession honestly. They have a very good scheme in terms of rushing the ball and throwing the ball at a high percentage and also throwing the ball down the field. They made the big play on us passing in the first half for a touchdown. Although we were in position, we didn’t make any plays

in the redzone. A couple of times we got into third down and distances but we weren’t able to stop them. Then in the second half, right there at the end we were trying to drive to score. We got the ball back with the turnover which wasn’t a turnover, then we turn it over at the end of the game and don’t give ourselves a chance to go down and score. Very, very disappointing loss for us. We have a three game schedule to go. We have three games to work as hard as we can, prepare as hard as we can and see if we can regain some of the respectability we lost today.” -Coach Tom Coughlin

“It’s been tough. Obviously today we got down and you try to compete and make some things happen but I haven’t analyzed the whole season but you just try to go game by game and try to make adjustments to get better. After the season we’ll look at it and try to figure that part out but we still have three games to go to try to make some adjustments and get better.” -QB Eli Manning

“We didn’t play together. We had spots where we played decently but then there were some spots where they made some huge plays on third down in the game and they were able to capitalize on some short fields and get some points up early. You can’t expect to continue to start as slow as we did today and last week and come back from that especially against good football teams like the one we played today. We just didn’t play well enough.” -DE Justin Tuck

“It’s difficult but it’s reality. Only thing we can do now is control playing these last three games to really show what we are made of. I don’t like it by a stretch, but it’s reality like I said and we have to face it.” -WR Hakeem Nicks


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