Paul Dottino

Hakeem Nicks (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Dottino: 3 Key Matchups For Giants-Raiders, Plus A Prediction

It’s hard to imagine how a game during the first week of November can be identified as a “must win,” but the Giants are facing what are – for all practical purposes – three “must win” games in a row.

11/09/2013

Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants hands the ball off to Peyton Hillis #44 of the New York Giants during their game against the Philadelphia Eagles. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Dottino: Game Balls And Gassers From Giants’ Win Over Eagles

The Giants have pointed the arrow in the right direction over the past two weeks, although there’s still much work to be done following Sunday’s 15-7 road victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.

10/28/2013

DeSean Jackson #10 of the Philadelphia Eagles scores a touchdown in the fourth quarter as Prince Amukamara #20 of the New York Giants defends at MetLife Stadium on October 6, 2013. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Dottino: 3 Key Matchups For Giants-Eagles, Plus A Prediction

How much will Vick be inclined to run after the injury? Usually, his most dangerous scrambles against the Giants are between the hash marks — which is where Beason now roams.

10/25/2013

Peyton Hillis runs the ball in Monday's win against the Minnesota Vikings. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Dottino: Gradual Improvement Finally Pays Off For Giants

Coach Tom Coughlin’s team played what may have been its most complete game of the season, albeit with flaws. So let’s hand out some game balls and gassers.

10/22/2013

Running back Brandon Jacobs of the New York Giants runs the ball against the Chicago Bears in the first quarter on October 10, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Dottino: 3 Key Matchups For Giants-Vikings, Plus A Prediction

Although you may not think it’s possible, the Giants really are not the worst team in the NFL — despite their 0-6 record.

10/18/2013

Running back Brandon Jacobs of the New York Giants runs the ball against the Chicago Bears in the first quarter on October 10, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Dottino: Giants’ New Mission? Restore Winning Attitude

Forget about it. The mission no longer is about saving New York’s playoff hopes, it’s about finding out which pieces need to be part of the new foundation.

10/12/2013

Giants quarterback Eli Manning rears back to throw against the Eagles on Oct. 6, 2013 at MetLife Stadium. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Dottino: Key Matchups For Giants’ Must-Win Against The Bears

No team that started 0-5 team has ever made the NFL playoffs, which means the Giants can cling to the long-shot belief that they could become the first. But it has to start with a win Thursday night over the Chicago Bears

10/10/2013

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin reacts to a call in the third quarter against the Eagles at MetLife Stadium on Oct. 6, 2013. Philadelphia won 36-21. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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

It was another week, another late-game meltdown and another loss.

10/07/2013

Eli Manning (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Dottino: 3 Key Matchups For Giants-Eagles, Plus A Prediction

Coach Tom Coughlin has a battered group heading into Sunday’s game at MetLife Stadium, although he’s not going to offer any excuses. He knows what is at stake and so do his players.

10/04/2013

Strong Safety Eric Berry #29 of the Kansas City Chiefs recovers a fumble in front of offensive tackle Justin Pugh #72 of the New York Giants. (Photo by Peter Aiken/Getty Images)

Dottino: Game Balls And Gassers From The Giants’ Blowout Loss In KC

It’s one thing to lose four straight games. It’s another thing to NOT HAVE WON a game. And it’s yet another thing when you consider that the Giants haven’t tasted any sort of victory since their preseason opener.

09/30/2013

Eli Manning (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Dottino: 3 Key Matchups For Giants-Chiefs, Plus A Prediction

How much wiggle room do the Giants have? Not much when you are 0-3, but at least the NFC East does not appear to be nearly as strong as it was expected to be.

09/27/2013

Ted Ginn Jr. #19 of the Carolina Panthers high-steps out of a tackle by Justin Trattou #69 of the New York Giants. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Dottino: Game Balls And Gassers From The Giants’ Disastrous Defeat

Pick out any stat you’d like from the Giants’ embarrassing 38-0 loss to the Carolina Panthers. This game was ugly and, after an 0-3 start, it’s apparent that the team’s problems are worse than the coaching staff might have thought.

09/23/2013

Eli Manning (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Dottino: 3 Key Matchups For Giants-Panthers, Plus A Prediction

There is little question that the Giants (0-2) should have a big edge going into Carolina (0-2) on Sunday. Let’s take a look at this week’s three key matchups.

09/20/2013

Tom Coughlin (Photo by Ron Antonelli/Getty Images)

Dottino: Game Balls And Gassers From The Giants’ Ugly Loss To Broncos

There were very few individual performances to point out, so for the first time we’re going to select some units in our following segment because this was a collective effort.

09/16/2013

Peyton Manning (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images), Perry Fewell (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Dottino: 3 Key Match-ups To Watch For During Giants Vs. Broncos

The Giants were very sloppy in losing their opener in Dallas and would hate to start off the season with two losses.

09/13/2013

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