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.”
Tags: David Wilson, Justin Tryon, Martellus Bennett, Rueben Randle, Sean Locklear
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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
Tags: Chris Snee, Corey Webster, David Wilson, Domenik Hixon, Eli Manning, Keith Rivers, Martellus Bennett, Michael Coe, Osi Umenyiora, Rocky Bernard, Sean Locklear, Victor Cruz
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Giants.com takes you around the locker room as the defending Super Bowl champs prepare for their third preseason game against the Chicago Bears.
QB Eli Manning gave his thoughts on the upcoming game:
“It should be a good opportunity for us, to go against another good defense. I think it’s been good this week, having three days to game plan and treat it like a normal work week. So, that’ll be good. Everybody should know their assignments, and have a good plan to go in, we should be able to execute, and do some things well.”
Breaking a bone in his foot nearly three months ago, WR Hakeem Nicks said he’s right on schedule:
“Definitely. I feel like I’m right on schedule. No setbacks thus far, so we just have to keep going the way we’ve been going and just keep it simple and go out there and do what I need to do.”
First-round draft choice RB David Wilson is looking to show what he can do on Friday night:
“They got me going with the ones so I look at it as really my first preseason game. Getting a real feel and going against a first team defense and out there with the starters and see how productive I can be.”
Veteran offensive lineman Sean Locklear spoke about meshing with a new system in his first season with the Giants:
“It’s a learning process. Just getting out there with the ones and learning the entire system, which I’m still probably about 90 percent, 95 percent there, so it’s still a learning process. I felt I’ve done well over the two games that I did get to play.”
Tags: David Wilson, Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, Sean Locklear
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