Jameel McClain

DeMarco Murray runs against the Giants on September 8, 2013 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Dottino: 3 Keys To Giants’ ‘Must-Win’ Game In Dallas

The front seven — specifically LBs Jameel McClain, Jon Beason and Jacquian Williams — must hold their ground and fill those rushing lanes in order to contain DeMarco Murray.

10/17/2014

Falcons’ wide receiver Roddy White, right, celebrates with teammates Julio Jones, center, and Matt Ryan after scoring a touchdown in the first half against the New Orleans Saints at the Georgia Dome on Sept. 7, 2014 in Atlanta. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

High-Powered Falcons To Pose Serious Threat To Giants’ Revamped Defense

Going against one of the NFL’s best is a sure way to get a player motivated. It’s one of the reasons the New York Giants defense is ready for Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons at MetLife Stadium.

10/02/2014

Rashad Jennings #23 of the New York Giants celebrates a touchdown in the second quarter against the Houston Texans at MetLife Stadium on September 21, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Dottino: 3 Key Matchups To Watch In Giants-‘Skins, Plus A Prediction

Rashad Jennings carried the ball a career-high 34 times against the Texans, and it would be unrealistic to expect him to repeat that workload.

09/25/2014

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Giants Need To Improve, Maintain Focus Despite Short Work Week

The New York Football Giants were able to chalk one up in the win column on Sunday, as the squad raised its record to 1-2 on the season. The Washington Redskins have an identical 1-2 record, after losing a heart-breaker 37-34 at Philadelphia on Sunday. Both team face a short turnaround in preparing for their Thursday night battle.

09/24/2014

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie celebrates an interception with teammates Prince Amukamara and Trumaine McBride in the fourth quarter against the Houston Texans at MetLife Stadium on September 21, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Facing Short Week, Giants Focus On Feeling Fresh For Redskins

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.

09/23/2014

J.J. Watt (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images), Eli Manning  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images), Arian Foster (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Dottino’s Giants Preview: 3-Part Blueprint To Avoid 0-3 Start

It’s time for the Giants to look in the mirror and figure out how they need to play. Houston has been able to execute, while coach Tom Coughlin’s team has failed to do so.

09/19/2014

Jon Beason #52 helps tackle wide receiver Pierre Garcon of the Washington Redskins on December 29, 2013. (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

With Beason Out, McClain And Kennard Get Their Shots With Giants

While Jon Beason recovers from a broken bone and torn ligament in his right foot, a veteran and a rookie will get long looks as starting linebackers for the New York Giants.

06/18/2014

Roman Harper #41 of the New Orleans Saints knocks over Henry Hynoski #45 of the New York Giants on December 9, 2012 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Giants Bring Back Hynoski, Reportedly Agree With Ex-Raven McClain

Henry Hynoski became an unrestricted free agent recently after the Giants refused to tender him a contract. He spoke with the Lions on Wednesday before rejoining Big Blue.

03/14/2014

Hakeem Nicks (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images), Jon Beason (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images), Justin Tuck (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Palladino: Giants GM Reese Set To Balance Talent Equation

Twenty-seven free agents of all types and a 7-9 record just doesn’t add up. And bad math adds up to a lot of pink slips, even if it means a pile of green paper at the other end for the dearly departed.

03/07/2014

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Memo From Ravens ‘D’ To Jets’ Rex: You Made This, Now Live With It

Rex Ryan can’t lament this defeat for long. He and the Jets have another grudge match coming up.

WFAN–10/03/2011

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Despite Struggles, Jets’ Rex Ryan Still A Believer In Mark Sanchez

Mark Sanchez got off the field in one piece, and that might have been the only good thing about his encounter with the relentless Ravens defense.

WFAN–10/03/2011

New York Jets center Nick Mangold is helped off the field by trainers after an injury during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Schwartz: A Costly Victory For The Jets?

Under normal conditions, the Jets would be sky high after their 32-3 win over the Jaguars, but they are holding their collective breaths and crossing their fingers about the status of Pro Bowl center Nick Mangold.

09/19/2011

Antonio Brown

Steelers Advance To AFC Championship Game

Ben Roethlisberger hit rookie Antonio Brown on a 58-yard pass play on third-and-19, and Rashard Mendenhall scored from the 2 with 1:33 remaining to give the Pittsburgh Steelers a 31-24 comeback victory over the Baltimore Ravens in an AFC divisional playoff game Saturday.

WFAN–01/15/2011