15:00 — Pittsburgh begins the quarter third-and-4 on New York’s 23.
12:20 — TOUCHDOWN STEELERS. After three straight Isaac Redman carries, Roethlisberger throws a four-yard touchdown to Emmanuel Sanders. XP is GOOD. PITTSBURGH 7, NEW YORK 0 (Drive: 11 plays, 58 yards in 5:54)
10:50 — Pittsburgh is called for passing interference for 41 yards on a pass intended for Hakeem Nicks.
7:06 — TOUCHDOWN GIANTS. Andre Brown moves the pile for a one-yard score. The play is challenged by the Replay Assistant and the play was upheld. XP is GOOD. NEW YORK 7, PITTSBURGH 7 (Drive: 8 plays, 72 yards in 5:08)
5:29 — TOUCHDOWN GIANTS. Osi Umenyiora strip-sacks Roethlisberger for a loss of six yards. Michael Boley recovers the fumble and returns it 70 yards for the score. The play was challenged by the Replay Assistant and the call was upheld. XP is GOOD. NEW YORK 14, PITTSBURGH 7
1:26 — On third-and-7, Jason Pierre-Paul sacks Roethlisberger for a loss of 12. That’s three on the day from the big three — JPP, Umenyiora and Tuck.
1:02 — Pittsburgh is called for passing interference on a pass intended for Domenik Hixon, moving the ball 46 yards into Steelers territory.
0:36 — Falling short, Lawrence Tynes misses a 51-yard field goal attempt.
0:05 — FIELD GOAL STEELERS. Shaun Suishman makes a 30-yard attempt. NEW YORK 14, PITTSBURGH 10 (Drive: 4 plays, 47 yards in 0:31)
0:00 — GIANTS 14, STEELERS 10
Tags: Andre Brown, Domenik Hixon, Hakeem Nicks, Jason Pierre-Paul, Lawrence Tynes, Michael Boley, Osi Umenyiora
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This week’s game is the 101st regular season meeting between the two teams, with the Cowboys leading the series, 57-41-2. The two teams have met once in the postseason, when the Giants defeated the Cowboys, 21-17, in the 2007 NFC Divisional Playoff Game. In their last meeting, the Cowboys defeated the Giants, 24-17, in Week 1 in MetLife Stadium.
Kickoff: 4:25 PM ET
Location: Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas
Weather: Sunny. 59°F. Wind: From N 14mph, gusting to 19 mph
» Felix Jones for DeMarco Murray at RB
» Ryan Cook for Phil Costa at C
15:00 — Game Day Captains: Osi Umenyiora and Chris Snee along with season captains Eli Manning, Justin Tuck, and Zak DeOssie. Giants win the coin toss and will receive.
13:38 — Manning completes a deep ball to rookie wide receiver Rueben Randle for a 56-yard gain. Randle entered Sunday’s contest with seven catches for 86 yards.
11:58 — FIELD GOAL GIANTS. Lawrence Tynes makes a 41-yard attempt on the opening drive. GIANTS 3, COWBOYS 0 (Drive: 7 plays, 57 yards in 3:07)
9:23 — S Stevie Brown jumps a pass intended for Dez Bryant and intercepts Tony Romo, returning it 37 yards down to the Dallas 27-yard line. Brown now leads the team with four interceptions.
7:17 — FIELD GOAL GIANTS. Lawrence Tynes makes a 37-yard attempt. GIANTS 6, COWBOYS 0 (Drive: 4 plays, 8 yards in 2:00)
5:57 — Two possessions and two interceptions for the Cowboys. Corey Webster grabs his second of the year and returns it 38 yards down to the Dallas 31.
3:46 — TOUCHDOWN GIANTS. Set up by a pass to Martellus Bennett and two Ahmad Bradshaw runs taking it down to the one-yard line, Andre Brown takes it in for the score around the left end. XP is GOOD. GIANTS 13, COWBOYS 0 (Drive: 4 plays, 31 yards in 2:01)
2:17 — David Wilson’s number is called for the second time of the game, but the rookie loses a yard on the carry.
0:51 — The Giants are forced to punt after a three-and-out, but Dez Bryant muffs the return and Michael Coe recovers the fumble in Dallas territory.
Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Andre Brown, Chris Snee, Corey Webster, David Wilson, Eli Manning, Justin Tuck, Lawrence Tynes, Osi Umenyiora, Rueben Randle, Stevie Brown, Zak DeOssie
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15:00 — The Giants begin the final quarter with the ball on Washington’s 9.
13:01 — TOUCHDOWN GIANTS. Ahmad Bradshaw rushes for a one-yard score. The Replay Assistant challenged the runner broke the plane ruling, and the play was Upheld. GIANTS 20, REDSKINS 13 (Drive: 7 plays, 35 yards in 3:47)
11:57 — Jason Pierre-Paul energizes the home crowd by sacking Robert Griffin III for a loss of 12 yards.
10:12 — The Redskins go for it on fourth-and-2 at the Giants’ 49 and Robert Griffin completes a pass to Leonard Hankerson for nine yards, picking up the first down.
8:57 — Osi Umenyiora joins Tuck and Pierre-Paul and notches his own sack of Griffin for a loss of six yards.
7:18 — Pierre-Paul sacks Griffin again and forces a fumble. Linval Joseph recovers and the Giants take over on their on 29.
7:10 — On the next play, Eli Manning throws an interception intended for Hakeem Nicks.
5:28 — FIELD GOAL REDSKINS. Forbath makes a 45-yard attempt. GIANTS 20, REDSKINS 16
1:38 — TOUCHDOWN REDSKINS. Robert Griffin III completes a 30-yard pass to Santana Moss in end zone. XP is GOOD. REDSKINS 23, GIANTS 20 (Drive: 7 plays, 77 yards in 1:27)
FINAL: GIANTS 27, REDSKINS 23
Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Jason Pierre-Paul, Linval Joseph, Osi Umenyiora
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In this week’s edition, Giants.com takes a look at the longest-tenured players to have ever worn the Giants uniform in terms of games played for the organization.
1) DE Michael Strahan — 216 games played (1993-07)
2) TE Howard Cross — 207 (1989-01)
3) DE George Martin — 201 (1975-88)
4) WR Amani Toomer — 190 (1996-08)
5t) LB Lawrence Taylor — 184 (1981-93)
5t) RB/WR Joe Morrison — 184 (1959-72)
7) C Greg Larson — 179 (1961-73)
8t) DT Keith Hamilton — 173 (1992-03)
8t) LB Harry Carson — 173 (1976-88)
10) C Mel Hein — 170 (1931-45)
*Active Giants: OT David Diehl (143), G Chris Snee (128), QB Eli Manning (127), DE Osi Umenyiora (119), CB Corey Webster (107), LB Chase Blackburn (104), DE Justin Tuck (102)
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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
Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Antrel Rolle, David Wilson, Jason Pierre-Paul, Linval Joseph, Osi Umenyiora
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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
Tags: David Baas, David Wilson, Jayron Hosley, Osi Umenyiora
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14:28 — S Will Hill brings the pressure on Vick and forces an incomplete pass on third-and-11. Eagles punt.
13:34 — Bradshaw takes a catch-and-run for 20 yards, the longest play of the day by the Giants so far.
3:14 — Osi Umenyiora tackles RB LeSean McCoy for a loss of 1 yard, his third tackle of the night.
1:53 — TOUCHDOWN EAGLES. Michael Vick 19-yard pass to DeSean Jackson (drive: 11 plays, 1 penalty, 70 yards in 4:17). EAGLES 7, GIANTS 0
1:07 — Manning responds on the ensuing drive with three straight passes to Domenik Hixon (32, 7 and 10 yards) to take the ball into Eagles territory.
0:08 — FIELD GOAL GIANTS. Lawrence Tynes makes a 25-yard attempt (drive: 10 plays, 81 yards in 1:42). EAGLES 7, GIANTS 3
0:00 — EAGLES 7, GIANTS 3
Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Domenik Hixon, Lawrence Tynes, Osi Umenyiora, Will Hill
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“I think Vick is the guy that you think of as a mobile quarterback, he can be a game changer when it comes to being on his feet. Obviously everyone knows how strong his arms are, but when you talk about a mobile quarterback, he is the guy that pops in your head first…”
“Cam and Carolina were basically running a college offense, draws and the lead ups and all the stuff like that. Vick is a pro-style offense, he’s just a mobile quarterback…he can pass, pocket pass also. He’s more effective, or he’s more dangerous when he leaves the pocket.”
RB Ahmad Bradshaw talks about returning after missing Week 2:
“Just getting ready you know, it’s a big game for me, I’m ready to get back in the game. It’s a division opponent and I think it’s a big contest for our team.”
Tags: Ahmad Bradshaw, Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora
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With defensive captain Justin Tuck one rush away from moving into sixth place on the Giants’ all-time sack list, we take a look at the top 10 pass rushers in franchise history.
*Taylor had 9.5 sacks as a rookie in 1981, the year before they became an official statistic.
**Mathias Kiwanuka is currently 11th (27), and Jason Pierre-Paul has climbed to 14th (22.5) in his third season.
Tags: Justin Tuck, Michael Strahan, Osi Umenyiora
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0:00 — GIANTS 20, PANTHERS 0
1:29 — Jayron Hosley intercepts Cam Newton.
3:17 — FIELD GOAL GIANTS. Lawrence Tynes makes a 49-yarder, the longest of his season. NEW YORK 20, CAROLINA 0 (Drive: 11 plays, 57 yards in 5:59)
6:45 — With that 23-yard catch, Barden eclipses the century mark in the first half with 107 yards.
9:49 — Osi Umenyiora sacks Newton for a loss of nine yards. It was Umenyioa’s first of the year.
11:57 — Pierre-Paul bats down another Newton pass. Newton is 1/6 for 23 yards so far.
12:08 — TOUCHDOWN GIANTS. Giants capitalize on the goal line as Brown pushes in for a one-yard score. XP is GOOD. NEW YORK 17, CAROLINA 0 (Drive: 9 plays, 72 yards in 4:39)
13:50 — Barden picks up his fourth catch of the night, totaling 63 yards. Barden one of many capitalizing on opportunities early in the game.
15:00 — Giants will begin the second quarter with the ball on the Carolina 45.
Tags: Andre Brown, Jason Pierre-Paul, Jayron Hosley, Lawrence Tynes, Osi Umenyiora, Ramses Barden
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