Jan 22 Giants, forget the success of Ezekiel Elliott ... and don't pick a running back in first round of NFL Draft. In Sunday afternoon's NFC title game, we'll watch the Green Bay Packers trot out a converted wide receiver, Ty Montgomery, at running back, while the Atlanta Falcons rely on 2014 fourth-round pick Devonta Freeman and 2015 third-rounder Tevin Coleman.
Jan 20 Adrian
Peterson makes pitch to sign with Giants. The Giants' struggling ground game
could be a thing of the past.
Jan 19 The Giants have to grapple with many questions regarding their disappointing offense over the next few months. A less obvious one: What to make of the fact their leading receiver in the final two weeks of the season was inactive the previous six games?
Ben McAdoo at 39 years old took a Giants organization that had floundered for four years missing the postseason and turned Big Blue into a confident, 11-win playoff qualifier. The arrow has to point up on McAdoo's hiring for now given those facts alone.
Ben McAdoo needs to take a page from Mike Tomlin's playbook and learn how to punish his players. Ben McAdoo, make some room on that giant diner menu of yours for a few notes, because it's time to learn the lesson that Tom Coughlin forgot to teach you.
Odell Beckham Jr. failed to leave a mark on Lambeau Field, so he left one underneath it. The already-infamous hole in the wall in the bowels of Lambeau caused by a Beckham punch following the Giants' 38-13 playoff loss to the Packers on Jan. 8 has been repaired, according to ESPN.
Giants wide receivers weren't the only ones invited to Miami for the infamous
boat trip with Trey Songz and Justin Bieber. The defensive backs were, too, according
to safety Landon Collins. But they opted to pass.
Report - While four teams get ready to play for Super Bowl invitations on
Sunday (two will get letters in the mail, two others will be nothing but good
wishes), the Giants are taking all the time they need to figure out what went
wrong and how to fix it. Problem is, they don't know what went wrong, because
it started to go wrong prior to the beginning of the 2016 season.
Jan 17 2016
Season in Review - First thing's first. Beckham is still the most dynamic
play maker on the Giants and it's not even close.
Jan 15 A look at the 2017 slate of opponents, first previewing the most intriguing non-divisional games and then breaking down the state of the NFC East. The Giants have no shortage of long plane rides in 2017, playing at Oakland, Arizona, Denver, and San Francisco.
NYC mayor Bill de Blasio sent supplies to fix Lambeau Stadium wall. De Blasio sent drywall, plaster and a trowel to Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt to repair the hole that was caused when Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. reportedly punched the wall.
Leon Hall isn't going to lose any of his playoff share. The Giants safety has not been fined for a hit on Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson in last Sunday's Wild-Card round game.
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Jan 13 Jerry Reese hit the jackpot with his well-documented spending spree last offseason, but the Giants' coffers aren't empty and the GM can go shopping again this March if he wants.
Eli Manning buys $8.5M home in Quogue. There's a two-time Super Bowl MVP moving into the neighborhood. Eli Manning recently purchased a house in Quogue for $8.5 million.
The Giants signed four more free agents on Thursday, including a Trenton, N.J., native, a 2011 second-round pick and a recent Jets practice squadder.
NFC East News
Jan 12 Ben McAdoo looking for answers to fix Giants' offense. The Giants brought back most of the same offensive personnel - they even added pieces with Sterling Shepard, the return of Victor Cruz, and rookie running back Paul Perkins - yet stumbled throughout the entire season.
How does Giants' Victor Cruz stack up to other No. 3 receivers? Cruz finished the regular season with 39 catches for 586 yards and one touchdown. That ranked Cruz seventh in catches, fourth in yards and tied for ninth in touchdowns among the No. 3 receivers from the 12 playoff teams.
Odell Beckham knows he has a problem: close Giants friend. Beckham had a miserable game - he nearly dropped as many passes (three) as he caught (four, for just 28 yards) and punctuated his frustration by punching a hole in a wall outside the visiting-team locker room at Lambeau Field.
Keep JPP? Rework Odell's deal? Now comes hard part for Giants. The salary cap is expected to expand to around $155 million. The Giants, at the moment, are projected to be about $32 million under the cap - around the middle of the pack in the league.
Can the Giants afford to bring Johnathan Hankins back? Should they? The Giants had one of the best defensive lines in the NFL this season. Finances will make it a challenge to repeat that next season.
Rashad Jennings got his first taste of the playoffs Sunday, and he said he believes the Giants have the pieces to get back there next season. Jennings is slated to earn slightly more than $3 million next season, so the Giants will have a decision to make.
Games to circle on the Giants' 2017 schedule. With that in mind and the Giants holding the 23rd pick in the draft, Giants.com has taken a look at the 2017 slate of opponents, first previewing the most intriguing non-divisional games and then breaking down the state of the NFC East.
day after GM Jerry Reese indicated he wants Odell Beckham Jr. to grow up,
teammate Victor Cruz said he wasn't worried about his fellow wideout but does
think Beckham's tantrums could hold the receiver back.
Victor Cruz "absolutely" wants to return to the Giants. The Giants' brass doesn't seem as enthusiastic. Cruz has two years remaining on the five-year, $43 million extension he signed in 2013. But is due $7.4 million next season, so the only way he'll return is he takes another pay cut.
Reese has never had to worry about the high-stakes world of finding a franchise
quarterback. Eli Manning was there when he took over as Giants general manager
in 2007, and Manning is still there now, with two Super Bowl titles in-between.
may think the Giants played like trash in Green Bay, but the team says it
didn't trash their return flight home.
Reese tells Odell Beckham it's time to grow up. That was the message that
Giants general manager Jerry Reese had for Odell Beckham Jr. as the talented and
tumultuous wide receiver heads into the offseason.
GM Jerry Reese speaks out on Odell Beckham, Ereck Flowers, Eli Manning. On
Day 1 of the Giants' offseason, general manager Jerry Reese could not have been
more forceful and thought-provoking on three salient issues. Reese addressed the
team's most pressing areas with language that couldn't have been clearer.
Pierre-Paul is ready for a massive payday. The pending free agent said Monday
he will sign a multi-year deal this offseason and hopes to return to the Giants,
but his decision will be based on what's best for his family.
On The Game: Game 17
Gamegirl ---"Things were going so well. The Giants weren't putting up a lot of points, but they were controlling the game. I really thought it would be one of those low scoring ones that they would win, but then things came crashing down..."
Mikefan. ---"You've seen it before, a season where the Giants were unstoppable. Well, this year it looks like Green Bay is on a mission to go all the way..."
ESPN - Rodgers works Hail Mary magic, Packers beat Giants 38-13.
Giants.com - Instant Analysis: Packers 38, Giants 13.
NYDailyNews - Giants defense, a season strength, couldn't handle Packers.
NYDailyNews - Giants boat memes hit social media after 38-13 loss to Packers.
NYDailyNews - Odell Beckham, Sterling Shepard cost Giants with early drops.
NYDailyNews - Giants can't stop Aaron Rodgers and Packers, lose 38-13.
NYDailyNews - Odell Beckham and Giants waste another year for Eli Manning.
NYPost - Did Giants screw up Hail Mary? Depends which defender you ask.
NYPost - Ben McAdoo ends strong year with 2 contentious calls.
NYPost - Giants' Rodgers-Cromartie is feeling so many types of pain.
NYPost - How Giants were doomed by Packers' eerie, karmic revenge.
NYPost - This is what enraged Odell Beckham did to a Packers wall.
NYPost - Odell Beckham grabbed the boat spotlight - then disappeared.
NYPost - Odell Beckham a sobbing mess as Giants crash out of playoffs.
NYPost - Giants in tears, feeling empty after falling short of goal.
NYPost - Giants report card: The apt end for disastrous offense.
NYPost - Victor Cruz would be crushed if this is the end.
NYPost - One bad choice highlighted Bobby Rainey's horrible day.
StarLedger - Giants' season comes to crashing end with blowout playoff loss to Packers.
StarLedger - Insult to injury: Giants' Eli Manning subjected to drug test after loss.
StarLedger - Odell Beckham Jr. was bad, but don't blame Bieber and the boat trip.
StarLedger - Giants' biggest stars come up small in 38-13 playoff loss to Packers.
StarLedger - Giants' Odell Beckham Jr. again shows troubling immaturity with wall punch.
TheRecord - Inside Giants-Packers: What went wrong for Big Blue.
TheRecord - Giants notes: Special teams not so special.
TheRecord - Giants' season ends in a blink in 38-13 loss to Packers.
InsideFootball - Instant Analysis: Giants Fall to Packers, 38-13.
BigBlueInteractive - Green Bay Packers 38 - New York Giants 13.
Newsday - Florida trip didn't make Beckham play poorly.
Newsday - Giants Q&A: DRC's absence hurt secondary.
Newsday - Rodgers' 4 TD passes knock out Giants.
Newsday - Rodgers vs. Giants' defense: No contest.
Newsday - Giants have no answers for Rodgers' Hail Mary TD pass.
Newsday - Giants' grades: Special teams gets F.
Newsday - Eli Manning's chances at a third Super Bowl ring running out.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - After sluggish start, Rodgers dazzles again.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - Packers' Gunter stands tall against Beckham.
(11-5) vs Packers (10-6) Game Preview
McAdoo has won over the Giants by being one of them. Vince Lombardi could
be growling at him from across the field and Ben McAdoo wouldn't blink. The Russians
could have jammed his walkie talkie and Ben McAdoo wouldn't have flinched.
The Giants' and Packers' Sunday afternoon Wild Card showdown at Lambeau Field will be a matchup of Best-on-Best: The Giants' defense, one of the league's top shutdown units, against Aaron Rodgers, the quarterback playing at the highest level right now.
Giants believe Playoff Eli will be be superhero against Packers. They have heard he is not the same quarterback, not at 36. They know he has trouble putting 20 points on the scoreboard, and yet the memory of how this quarterback left Brett Favre frozen in despair nine years ago, then discount double-checked Rodgers five years ago haunts them.
Robbie Gould not worried if Giants-Packers comes down to late kick. Gould, who is in his 12th NFL season but first with the Giants, spent more than a decade as the Bears kicker. Twice a year, every year, he'd kick against the Packers. One of those matchups would be in Lambeau.
on Odell Beckham to sink or swim in Green Bay If OBJ doesn't come up with
a couple of explosive plays, if he drops an important pass, if he gets a personal
foul, if he goes all Josh Norman mode on the Packers, it's going to be blamed
on the Miami trip.
Giants expected to make offensive line change vs. Packers. The Giants are going back to their opening day offensive line to start the second season. Veteran Marshall Newhouse is expected to start at right tackle over Bobby Hart in Sunday's NFC Wild-Card game against the Packers, .
Rodgers does not scare Landon Collins and the Giants' defense. It's not that
they don't respect Rodgers. Damon "Snacks" Harrison called him "one of the greats"
dream scenario for the Giants is Aaron Rodgers on the sidelines, frozen with
helplessness and anxiety, watching the kid run the rock over and over and over
Eli Manning is tougher than you. He may pull odd faces and inspire unflattering memes, but while other QBs fall by the wayside the Giants' stalwart hasn't missed a start since 2004.
Before the Giants and Packers meet again in a win-or-go-home setting, a look back at the 2007 NFC Championship Game through the eyes of the players who tried not to freeze during it.
The story behind how mini-Ben McAdoo was born. A few months ago, 12-year-old Peter Costigan came home after getting a haircut. The part in his hair, usually on the side, had shifted to the middle.
Impossible? How the Giants plan to defend Packers QB Aaron Rodgers in NFL
Playoffs rematch. Limiting the damage inflicted by Aaron Rodgers must be the defense's
A day after Landon Collins said the team's corners started calling themselves the "NYPD" - New York Pass Defense - Green Bay players basically shrugged off the whole thing. "Well, we're in Wisconsin, so we don't have to worry about that," Packers receiver Davante Adams told ESPN.
Damon "Snacks" Harrison is turning to video games to get an upper hand on Aaron Rodgers. The Giants defensive tackle said Thursday he's been playing with the Packers on Madden this week in the lead-up to Big Blue's Wild Card round matchup in Green Bay this weekend.
To hear Bart Scott tell it, Aaron Rodgers will have his way with the Giants' defense - an overrated defense, according to Scott - and lead the Packers to an easy win in their NFC wild-card matchup on Sunday at Lambeau Field.
Rashad Jennings and rookie running back Paul Perkins combined for 39 carries for 153 yards and a touchdown in the season finale. With temperatures expected to hover around zero degrees, the running game will likely be a critical component of the Giants' game-plan.
The Giants' coaches preach offensive balance against Green Bay's defense for this Sunday's NFC wild card game, but rookie wide receiver Sterling Shepard wonders aloud if they should throw more against a depleted secondary that was ranked 31st in the league against the pass.
balls, AC: Giants going all-out to prepare for Green Bay. The forecast says
there should be a high of 14 and a low of 7, practically balmy compared with the
minus-1 temperature the Giants and Packers experienced in the NFC Championship
game on Jan. 20, 2008.
The Giants would not be here without Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who, technically, is not a starting cornerback and yet Wednesday was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his two-interception, one-sack performance in the 19-10 victory over the Redskins. Rodgers-Cromartie is in his ninth NFL season and is not thinking about leaving any time soon.
Five years ago Victor Cruz was the toast of Giants nation. The last time the Giants were in the playoffs, Cruz caught two passes for 28 yards in a 28-2 victory over the Falcons on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, the first (and still only) playoff game he ever has played at MetLife Stadium.
unlikely Giants' defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul will play in Sunday's Wild
Card playoff game against the Packers. But Pierre-Paul made a small and encouraging
step on Wednesday, when he appeared at practice for the first time since undergoing
sports hernia surgery on Dec. 7.
Jan 4 The
Giants' search for an identity is over. They are a low-scoring team with a
monstrous defense and a knack for winning close games. But will that be good enough
to win it all?
Giants are coming off their best rushing game of the season, 166 yards in
their regular season finale, a 19-10 victory over Washington.
one very obvious pregnant pause, it seemed as if Eli Manning was about to
take his teammates to task for their impromptu visit to Miami. It sounded as if
he was ready to express an opinion diametrically opposed to what his coach said
a day earlier.
opposing head coach is as familiar with Aaron Rodgers as Ben McAdoo is, but
the Giants coach says he doesn't have a secret formula to stop the star quarterback.
"I don't have any kryptonite," McAdoo said Monday.
As confident as every Patriots fan you know is, as grand as their swagger might be, offer them a shot of sodium pentothal alongside this question: Would you like taking a third shot at the Giants this time around? Still, that's a long ways off.
Jan 2 Giants win over the Redsdkins 19-10 | Video | Photos | Photos
On The Game: Game 16
Gamegirl ---"The Giants defense had 3 sacks in the first half and had held the Redskins to zero points. I guess that factored into Ben McAdoo's decision to go for a 4th-and-2 at the Washington 16 yard line on the Giants opening drive in the 3rd quarter..."
Mikefan. ---"Who would have thought, as this long season moved along, at the very end the strength of the Giants offense would be with their running game? All year Eli Manning has had his three healthy talented receivers at his disposal, and today he threw for only 180 yards and no touchdowns..."
ESPN - Redskins lose to Giants 19-10, blow chance to make playoffs.
Giants.com - Instant Analysis: Giants 19, Redskins 10.
NYDailyNews - Giants crush Washington's playoff dreams with 19-10 win.
NYDailyNews - Josh Norman unable to bait Giants' Odell Beckham in first half.
NYDailyNews - Paul Perkins provides Giant boost to running game before playoffs .
NYPost - Giants rip Redskins' heart out in game that meant nothing.
NYPost - The reality behind Giants history shows how special this year is.
NYPost - Giants report card: Ben McAdoo pulled every right string.
NYPost - The moment Giants afterthought has waited for doomed the Redskins.
NYPost - How Josh Norman proved Odell Beckham's ready for playoffs.
NYPost - Paul Perkins has made his case that he should be starter.
NYPost - Which is the real Ben McAdoo?
StarLedger - Giants' offense still a concern entering playoffs.
StarLedger - Paul Perkins is the team's most important player this postseason.
StarLedger - Janoris Jenkins 'sore' after leaving win over Redskins.
StarLedger - Giants to face Packers in Wild Card round.
TheRecord - Giants knock Redskins out, playoffs next.
TheRecord - Beckham, all grown up and playoff-ready.
InsideFootball - What we've learned from the 19-10 win over Washington.
BigBlueInteractive - New York Giants 19 - Washington Redskins 10.
Newsday - Meaningless? Not for Giants, who KO Redskins.
Newsday - Perkins tops 100 yards in first NFL start.
Newsday - Odell Beckham focused on Giants' playoff run.
Newsday - Giants grades: Team is coming together for playoffs.
Newsday - Glauber: Defense will decide how far Giants go.
Newsday - Giants Q&A: McAdoo played his starters; it worked out fine.
WashingtonPost - Josh Norman wasn't happy with latest penalties during rematch with Odell Beckham Jr.
WashingtonPost - Kirk Cousins sidesteps question about staying in Washington..
(10-5) vs Redskins (8-6-1) Game Preview
Jan 1 The secret to Eli Manning's playoff success during his championship runs is not really a secret. There are no drastic differences between Manning's regular season and postseason numbers in almost every relevant statistical measure - except for interceptions, particularly away from the Meadowlands.
Josh Johnson has not thrown a pass in an NFL game since 2011, back when he was with the Buccaneers. His right arm might get dusted off on Sunday, though, if Ben McAdoo decides to pull Eli Manning from the game with the Redskins before the finish.
About all the Giants have left to prove this season is that they can score, and this is their last chance to do so in the regular season. That undoubtedly plays into Ben McAdoo's decision to play his starters and build some momentum in a game in which he could easily and without argument rest them for next weekend's much more important wild-card game.
Brad Wing on living with Odell Beckham, beating the odds - "You just think of the strict numbers - there's 32 jobs in the world for the job that I've been going for for the last six years. The American population is up there, and then you add the Australian population, too, so for me to kind of work my way up through college and then to finally grasp one of those 32 jobs."
The Giants tuned in on Christmas Eve to see the New Orleans Saints beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and clinch Big Blue's first playoff berth in five years. And on Sunday night there is again a good chance Ben McAdoo's players will be glued to their smartphones on the return trip from outside Washington D.C.
Cruz does not need to be told stories about the legend of "Postseason Eli."
The Giants' veteran wide receiver is one of the few on the current roster who
has lived it.
McAdoo hasn't changed his mind. On Friday he said the same thing he said on
Wednesday. He's bringing the Giants to Washington this weekend to win the game.
Shepard has been everything the Giants hoped for - and then some. Shepard
enters the finale of his first NFL regular season Sunday in Washington with coach
Ben McAdoo raving publicly about him. And that never happens.
first NFL game could have been his last. Andrew Adams is aware of how tenuous
a football life can be and is living proof what does not get you fired can make
Report - All right, let's file some things under facts we know for sure ...
First of all, we know that Giants' head coach Ben McAdoo is going to play his
regulars Sunday in Washington, regardless of the fact that his team is cemented
in the No. 5 seed (first wild card) and the result of the game won't make any
Giants broke from their typical practice routine on Thursday. After stretching,
players usually break up by position groups for drills. But on Thursday, the players
were summoned to midfield where captain Jonathan Casillas delivered an impassioned
playing to win the game. Giants coach Ben McAdoo left no doubt Wednesday,
adamantly declaring his team will go all out Sunday in Washington and play to
beat the Redskins.
Dec 28 Giants starters waiting to hear from Ben McAdoo if they're playing vs. Washington. For now, the players are operating under the assumption that it will be a full go against Washington.
describe how they learned of clinching a playoff berth. Victor Cruz was in
a restaurant on Christmas Eve when he found out the Giants made the playoffs.
sweetest sound of Rashad Jennings' NFL career was his phone "blowing up with
calls and texts" on Saturday. That sound signified the Giants had made the playoffs.
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