We are giving out three defensive game balls for the first time ever. How can you leave out Justin Tuck with a career-high four sacks or Jon Beason for his 17 tackles or Will Hill for stealing the ball from Pierre Garcon on fourth down at the Giants 49 with 1:19 left?
The offensive line has stabilized. The running game is finally making strides, and Manning and his receivers are using quick, short passes to take what defenses offer instead of forcing plays over the top.
After starting the season 0-6, the New York Football Giants have won their past two games and head into their bye week trailing division leading Dallas by just two games. The Giants 15-7 victory over their division rivals, the Philadelphia Eagles, thrust New York back into the NFC East race. With a rematch with the Dallas Cowboys at home, and two games left with the Washington Redskins, do the Giants have a chance to still win the division?
Now the Giants, who keep belching these bromides about a playoff run, need to shut up. Win one game and then speak mildly, meekly and modestly.
Veteran lineman David Diehl will be starting at right guard for the Giants (0-4) on Sunday when they take on the Philadelphia Eagles (1-3).
Paul Dottino previews the three biggest matchups ahead of the Giants’ Week 1 opener in Dallas.
The New York Giants’ new-look offensive line is ready to show their stuff in Week 1 against the Cowboys.
The Giants finished out their 2013 draft with the selections of Michael Cox and Eric Herman.
The Giants have a glaring need at linebacker. Outside of getting the best available player — which could well be Alec Ogletree, anyway — that’s where the concentration of the first two days needs to be.
“The entire time I wanted to return to the New York Giants, and fortunately they wanted me back,” Boothe said. “I’m happy to be back. It’s a great organization and a great team. I’m looking forward to this upcoming season.”
“If the Giants want to work something out, I am always up for listening, figuring out what I can do to help the cause,” Manning said.
“I’m glad I don’t have any of those free agency jitters to deal with,” Beatty said. “It’s settled, we’re done and we’re moving on.”
There is an obvious reason why the Giants went from a Super Bowl champion to a frustrated team that missed the playoffs. It’s consistency.
In some ways the rematch with the Washington Redskins turned out to be a reverse of their first meeting. The Giants will be looking hard in the mirror after this one, as they were penalized nine times for 73 yards.
Eli Manning threw for 249 yards, tossed three touchdowns and — most importantly — didn’t throw an interception.