Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks and rookie linebacker Jacquian Williams were among seven New York Giants who missed the team’s first practice for the Super Bowl against the New England Patriots on Feb. 5.
Super, but not in typical fashion. The Giants heavily relied on the arm of Eli Manning and two game-changing special teams plays to outlast the 49ers.
The Giants secondary has a message for Aaron Rodgers and the Packers this time around: It’s not going to be as easy as last time.
An old formula has resurfaced in the new building. The Giants used a power running game, an opportunistic passing attack and a stifling defense to wipe out the Falcons.
Eli Manning threw three touchdown passes and the New York Giants won an all-or-nothing game to claim the final spot in the NFL playoffs, beating the Dallas Cowboys 31-14 on Sunday night.
The bottom line is that the NFL doesn’t care about which player said what – it will simply look at the final score Saturday afternoon and adjust the standings.
The Jets wide receiver, adding to a week of trash talk, didn’t hesitate when he was asked to assess the guys he’ll be lining up against Saturday.
Burress had plenty of memorable moments in four seasons with the Giants. Well, he’s planning to add another on Saturday — against them this time, as a member of the Jets.
A miffed Perry Fewell accused some members of the Giants defense of quitting in the blowout loss to the Saints — and he vowed that will not happen again.
Neil Keefe analyzes the Giants’ loss to the 49ers and previews the importance of the game against the Eagles with some help from quotes from the Giants from Sunday and Monday.
Maybe every NFL coach would take it if you told them they’d been in a position to win the game in the fourth quarter every week. But that’s a dangerous way to live – as Tom Coughlin and his Giants found out by dropping a 27-20 thriller in San Francisco.
A full deck? Really? Well, not quite, but it’s close enough.
Brandon Marshall? No biggie. With the winless Dolphins coming to town, cornerback Corey Webster knew his assignment before the Giants even discussed their gameplan.
The Giants proved they were capable of putting together three significant elements in a 27-24 victory over the Buffalo Bills – and Tom Coughlin’s team will need to repeat these traits on a regular basis if they are to make some waves this season.
The Giants already have gone through an emotional roller coaster this season and are coming off two dramatic come-from-behind victories. So where do they go from here?