Paul Dottino

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

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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

Eli Manning throws against the Indianapolis Colts at MetLife Stadium on November 3, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Dottino’s Game Balls, Gassers: Giants Doomed By Drops, Missed Opportunities

The Giants dropped the ball — literally — on a chance to jump back into the middle of the pack in a loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Monday night.

11/04/2014

T.Y. Hilton (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images), Prince Amukamara (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Dottino: 3 Keys For Giants Against Colts’ Dangerous Offense

The time is now. The Giants (3-4) can’t wait any longer to make a move to get back into the NFC playoff picture. That brings us to tonight’s game against Indianapolis.

11/03/2014

Tony Romo hands off to DeMarco Murray in the Dallas Cowboys' victory over the New York Giants on October 19, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

Dottino’s Game Balls, Gassers: Giants Brutalized On Ground, End Of Story

Let’s make this as simple as possible. The Cowboys out-rushed the Giants, 156 to 104. You can start there, because everything else is secondary.

10/20/2014

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

LeSean McCoy #25 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs past Jameel McClain #53 of the New York Giants during the first quarter of a football game against the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field on October 12, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

Dottino: Game Balls And Gassers From The Giants’ Embarrassing Loss To Eagles

A total collapse would have been tough enough for the Giants to swallow. But to do so against a division rival, and lose WR Victor Cruz for the season with a torn patellar tendon on top of it?

10/13/2014

Giants running back Andre Williams scores a 3-yard touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons at MetLife Stadium on October 5, 2014. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Dottino: Game Balls And Gassers From Giants’ Comeback Win Over Falcons

We know that rewarding Odell Beckham in his NFL debut might be the thing to do. But we try to go a bit deeper here whenever possible.

10/06/2014

Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie #21 of the New York Giants walks out of the tunnel before playing the Washington Redskins at FedExField on September 25, 2014 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Dottino: 3 Things To Watch In Giants-Falcons, Plus A Prediction

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.

10/03/2014

Tight end Larry Donnell #84 of the New York Giants celebrates after scoring a second-quarter touchdown against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on September 25, 2014 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Dottino: Game Balls And Gassers From The Giants’ Domination Of Redskins

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.

09/26/2014

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