They hit the switch during Wednesday’s practice. Everybody on the 53-man roster participated and the players discovered their swagger as they prepared for Sunday’s home meeting with the Falcons.
The Falcons have set a tone for their season: it appears they are going to be quite formidable at home, and rather timid when they go on the road.
The New York Giants have certainly not seen a return on their investment in Odell Beckham, Jr. Beckham, selected 12th overall in the May NFL draft from LSU, has not played in a game this season, something that he hopes changes this Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.
My premise then and now is simple. The Giants are stable, a fixed totem pole where no one is jostling for all the credit or the glory. The Jets, by contrast, have fatal holes in their hierarchy.
“We’ve gotten better each and every week, and that’s the goal,” Giants quarterback Eli Manning told WFAN host Mike Francesa on Friday.
Just who are the real New York Giants? The definitive answer will be written during the next 12 games.
The Redskins must have thought that Larry Donnell’s receiving stats after the first three games were a misprint, because they didn’t pay close attention to him.
This Week 4 NFC East game felt like a must-win for both teams. The Giants played like it, dominating in a 45-14 win. The Redskins looked overmatched.
The Giants caught 32 passes on Thursday night. Twenty-eight were thrown by Eli Manning, and four came from the arm of Washington QB Kirk Cousins.
The New York Giants traveled to the nation’s capital to take on the Washington Redskins in their first NFC East contest of the 2014 NFL season. The prime time affair turned into a Larry Donnell coming out party, as the young tight end caught three touchdown passes in a 45-14 dismantling of the Redskins at FedEx Field.
Larry Donnell caught three of Eli Manning’s four touchdown passes, and the New York Giants moved to .500 with a 45-14 victory over the Washington Redskins on Thursday night.
Both teams know that their respective 1-2 starts won’t cut it if the NFC East-leading Eagles are going to keep coming from behind to win every game.
Tom Coughlin and Eli Manning clearly must have Thursday night’s game. Because once they get done with the Redskins, they face a series of challenges that have the potential to send them to another season of despair.
After a couple off iffy performances, the 11-year veteran hit 75 percent of his passes (21 of 28), threw two touchdowns and did not turn the ball over in a 30-17 win over Houston on Sunday. His quarterback rating was a whopping 123.2.
The only full day of practice will be on Tuesday, and coach Tom Coughlin said nothing will be done at full speed with Washington on tap Thursday.