Paul Dottino

Rueben Randle #82 of the New York Giants rushes against the St. Louis Rams to score a third-quarter touchdown at the Edward Jones Dome on December 21, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

Dottino: What To Watch For In Giants’ Regular-Season Finale Against Philly

As was the case against other clubs that use an explosive offense to limit the vulnerability of a porous defense, the Giants hope they can tilt the field on special teams.

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Andre Williams #44 of the New York Giants rushes against the St. Louis Rams in the third quarter at the Edward Jones Dome on December 21, 2014 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

Dottino’s Game Balls, Gassers: Young Giants Make Their Mark

Odell Beckham Jr., Andre Williams, Kerry Wynn and Orleans Darkwa each contributed in a big way to the 37-27 road victory over the St. Louis Rams.

12/22/2014

Andre Williams #44 of the New York Giants in action against the Washington Redskins during their game at MetLife Stadium on December 14, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Dottino: What To Watch For In Giants-Rams, Plus A Prediction

The Rams (6-8) present a difficult challenge in St. Louis, specifically because they own the NFL’s most aggressive defense.

12/19/2014

Odell Beckham Jr. catches a 30-year touchdown strike that was nullified due to penalty in the fourth quarter against the Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium on December 14, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Dottino’s Game Balls, Gassers: Odell Beckham Jr. Playing Out Of His Mind

OK, take a breath. If you haven’t been paying attention for the past two months – Giants rookie wideout Beckham really is THAT good.

12/15/2014

Quarterback Eli Manning of the New York Giants scores a fourth-quarter touchdown against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on Sept. 25, 2014 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Dottino: Giants Out To Pick Up Where They Left Off Last Time Vs. Redskins

Think back to Week 4. It was a long time ago and one of the highlights of the Giants’ season.

12/12/2014

Odell Beckham Jr. makes a catch against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on December 7, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Dottino’s Game Balls, Gassers: Giants Finally Figure It Out In Tennessee

This was the way the Giants should have played all season. Had they done so, they still would be in the playoff picture. Instead, they have to settle for the end of a seven-game losing streak.

12/08/2014

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Dottino: Giants, Titans Both Fighting For Winning Homestretch

The Giants go into Tennessee having lost seven in a row to drop to 3-9, and following another week of sending players to the injured reserve list, which has grown to 20 for the season.

12/05/2014

Josh Scobee #10 of the Jacksonville Jaguars celebrates with teammates after kicking the game-winning field goal during the fourth quarter of the game against the New York Giants at EverBank Field on November 30, 2014 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images)

Dottino’s Game Balls, Gassers: Costly Fumbles Doom Giants In Jacksonville

Rock bottom? Maybe so, although the way things have gone for the Giants this season…

12/01/2014

Eli Manning of the New York Giants reacts after throwing an interception during the third quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium on Nov. 23, 2014. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Dottino: Giants Have To Straighten Out For Meetup With Jaguars

So you think it can’t get any worse for the 3-8 Giants? Just imagine if they fall to the Jaguars (1-10) in Jacksonville on Sunday.

11/27/2014

Tony Romo #9 of the Dallas Cowboys throws a touchdown pass to Dez Bryant #88 in the third quarter against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on November 23, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Dottino’s Game Balls, Gassers: Defensive Line Does Giants In

The Giants had just five QB hits (including two sacks) and, more importantly, gave Tony Romo WAY too much time to operate in the second half.

11/24/2014

Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr runs after a catch against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Oct. 19, 2014. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Dottino: 3 Keys To Giants’ Sunday Night Matchup Against Dallas

The Giants ought to be confident while hosting Dallas Cowboys (7-3) on Sunday night — if only because they played Dallas to a virtual draw in Week 7.

11/23/2014

Larry Donnell fails to complete a touchdown catch against the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium on November 16, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Dottino’s Game Balls, Gassers: Eli Can’t Take All Blame For Giants’ Latest Letdown

How many different ways can a team fritter away chances to win a game? The Giants (3-7) may have an answer to that question by season’s end.

11/17/2014

Will Beatty of the New York Giants in action against the Oakland Raiders on Nov. 10, 2013 in East Rutherford, N.J. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Dottino: 3 Keys To Giants Sunday Matchup With San Francisco

Nearly a month ago, it appeared the Giants and San Francisco 49ers could be playing an important game at MetLife Stadium. As it turned out, Sunday’s game is important to each team for a different reason.

11/14/2014

Seahawks safety Earl Thomas runs a third-quarter interception out of the end zone as Giants tight end Larry Donnell gives chase on November 9, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

Dottino’s Game Balls, Gassers: Giants Fail To Finish In 510-Yard Fiasco

The Giants failed to take advantage of some early chances to grab a generous lead and the Seahawks made them pay with 24 consecutive points over the final 20 minutes. And then, of course, there was the run defense.

11/10/2014

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Dottino: 3 Keys To Wounded Giants Springing A Huge Upset In Seattle

It’s impossible to predict which Giants will show up Sunday in Seattle. But we know one thing for sure – coach Tom Coughlin is bringing a wounded roster to the West Coast.

11/07/2014

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