Oct 21 Olivier Vernon (ankle) is among five Giants ruled out for Sunday's game against the Seahawks. LB Jonathan Casillas (neck), LB Calvin Munson (quad), RB Paul Perkins (ribs) and C Weston Richburg (concussion) are also out. WR Sterling Shepard is questionable.
nine minutes had passed Sunday night in Denver when Jason Pierre-Paul first
took down Trevor Siemian, stripping the Broncos quarterback of the ball. Later,
as the Broncos attempted to cut a third quarter deficit, the Giants defensive
end wrapped up Siemian again at midfield, helping stall another drive, before
tying his career-high with a third sack in the fourth quarter.
Cornerback Eli Apple and safety Darian Thompson both came into the league together last year as first and third-round picks for the Giants respectively. Although each man's rookie season took a different path their back playing together in the defensive secondary where, after having a slow start to their respective seasons, they've begun pulling their weight.
Oct 20 Mike
Sullivan said that Ben McAdoo handed him the play-calling duties with no strings
attached. While McAdoo has not announced who will call the plays on Sunday against
the Seahawks - in fact, he announced that he never would announce it - the assumption
is that after the win and the success in Denver that Sullivan will continue in
Sullivan's run-heavy attack thrived for Giants by catching Broncos off guard.
The Giants offensive coordinator could not have been handed the responsibility
of calling plays at a worse time, with three top receivers injured and facing
a Broncos defense that has allowed the fewest yards per game. He hit the Broncos
where they least expected it.
Oct 19 Orleans Darkwa reflects on breakout game: 'I've come a long way'. The fan favorite finally enjoyed his breakout game in last Sunday's 23-10 Giants upset over the Broncos, rushing for 117 yards on 21 carries, both career-highs.
cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie wants everyone to know that he's back,
he's over what he calls a miscommunication between him and head coach Ben McAdoo
that led to him being suspended, and that he accepts full responsibility for what
co-owner John Mara said he is "very disappointed" by his team's
start to this season. "We're 1-5,'' Mara said to reporters Wednesday after
the NFL owners meeting in Manhattan. "How could I possibly feel good about
Oct 18 Can Giants get back in NFC playoff race? Plotting an improbable, not impossible, road back. It's hard to see the Giants winning eight or nine of their remaining 10 games to climb out of the deep hole they've dug. But ... you never know.
co-owner Steve Tisch said the pressure was on Ben McAdoo with adversity swirling
last week and he raved about how he handled it with the Giants on the verge of
a major implosion.
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie will be back on the field with the Giants for practice on Wednesday after what amounted to a one-week suspension for violating team rules, the team announced.
Oct 17 What
was Giants' Ben McAdoo's message to players before upset of Broncos? It appeared
that Giants coach Ben McAdoo was on the verge of losing the locker room last week.
Instead, his undermanned squad rallied for an improbable 23-10 win at Denver on
The feel was different, and Ben McAdoo liked it. No, McAdoo on Monday did not come out and declare he is permanently handing the play-calling duties over to Mike Sullivan, his offensive coordinator. He did not have to. McAdoo said what he said, and it was obvious what he meant.
CBs step up in Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie's absence. The Giants replaced
Rodgers-Cromartie with veteran Ross Cockrell and newcomer Donte Deayon. The Giants
turned in their best defensive effort of the season in the 23-10 upset win
Manning goes from throwing all over to run, run, run. Manning, who entered
Week 6 with the most passing attempts in the league, threw only 19 times in Sunday's
23-10 win against the Broncos.
On the game. Game 6
Gamegirl ..."I couldn't believe the Giants had a 17-3 lead at the end of the half. Imagine how I felt at the end of the game..."
Mikefan ..."Ben McAdoo fell on his sword tonight giving up his play calling, and whether that made the difference or not, you have to give him credit for doing it..."
ESPN - Manning, Pierre-Paul and rest of Giants stun Broncos 23-10
Giants.com - Instant Analysis: Giants defeat Broncos, 23-10.
StarLedger - Orleans Darkwa, Janoris Jenkins lead Giants to stunning 23-10 upset of Broncos.
StarLedger - Inspired Giants give Ben McAdoo desperately-needed lift with Broncos win.
StarLedger - Here's how winless Giants shocked Broncos: 9 reasons behind the upset.
StarLedger - Examining McAdoo's big change: Why did he give up Giants' play calling duties?
StarLedger - Players ready to welcome back suspended CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.
TheRecord - How Big Blue pulled off stunning upset at Mile High.
NYPost - Giants uncork shocking beatdown for emphatic 1st win.
NYPost - Giants unveil drastic play-calling switch.
NYPost - Janoris Jenkins made biggest play of Giants' year - then kept going.
NYPost - The Giants finally found what their season's been missing.
NYPost - In a flash, Orleans Darkwa became the talk of the Giants.
NYPost - Giants uncork shocking beatdown for emphatic 1st win.
NYDailyNews - With season in turmoil, Giants stun Broncos, 23-10.
NYDailyNews - Ben McAdoo finally gives up play-calling duties to OC Mike Sullivan.
NYDailyNews - Orleans Darkwa sparks Giants' running game in win over Broncos.
NYDailyNews - Giants'secondary finally comes alive, records two INT.
NYDailyNews - Jason Pierre-Paul honors young Giants fan with special dance.
Newsday - Giants stun Broncos for first win of season.
Newsday - Giants' stunning upset makes us think what might have been.
Newsday - Giants' game plan relies on the run and Orleans Darkwa.
Newsday - Janoris Jenkins: Pick-6, forced fumble, key stop at goal line.
InsideFootball - New York Giants 23, Denver Broncos 10.
BigBlueInteractive - New York Giants 23 - Denver Broncos 10.
DenverPost - Broncos crushed at home by depleted New York Giants.
(0-5) vs Broncos (3-1) Game Preview
Oct 14 The
drama continues for the 0-5 Giants. Coach Ben McAdoo said Friday morning that
he will "revisit" the suspension of cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
at the beginning of next week.
Oct 13 The Giants, once the gold standard of the NFL, are now a dysfunctional mess. The Giants won 11 games last season and winning covers up a lot of problems. The 0-5 start causes fractures way beyond the epidemic of broken ankles.
and losses likely won't get McAdoo fired (as long as there is a win). Schematics
won't be his ultimate undoing either. Shaky play calling and situational gaffes
can be addressed. It's the rest of the job's responsibilities that threaten him.
The DRC mess is a microcosm of McAdoo's failings there.
Janoris Jenkins said he left the field before the end of last Sunday's loss to the Chargers because he thought the game was over. The Giants trailed 27-22 and the Chargers were in kneel-down mode when Ben McAdoo called a timeout with 38 seconds remaining. Following the timeout, Philip Rivers kneeled down a second time and the time on the clock expired.
the receivers are injured. All the cornerbacks are revolting. Your 2017 New
York Football Giants, everyone! What a hot mess this team has become, not that
the man who is supposed to be keeping it together sees it that way. McAdoo was
asked about the "perception" that he has lost this team. "Not concerned about
perception," he said. "Concerned about reality."
Oct 11 Sterling
Shepard is the last starting receiver standing - barely. The hobbled second-year
wideout was the first of four receivers to be forced out of commission in the
Giants' 27-22 loss to the Chargers. Shepard, however, was able to walk - er, limp
- away with only a sprained ankle, while Odell Beckham Jr., Brandon Marshall and
Dwayne Harris all suffered season-ending injuries.
King was at his home in New Jersey watching the Giants game on Sunday. So
he was expecting the call. "Just a little bit after the game," he said
when asked when his phone rang with that familiar 201 area code. "Kind of
after they figured out what was going on with everybody."
Like Giants fans, Odell Beckham Jr. can't wait for next season to start. Dr. Joshua Dines, a sports orthopedic surgeon at Hospital for Special Surgery, hasn't worked with Beckham, but believes that based on the injury that the wide receiver could easily return to full health in time for next season.
Beckham Jr. will undergo what's fair to call season-ending surgery at some
point this week to repair his fractured ankle, the Giants announced Monday.
On the same day they learned star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is done for the season, Brandon Marshall said he is having surgery on Tuesday that will end his season as well.
Sterling Shepard sprained an ankle on the same series as Marshall and, although he is considered day-to-day, his availability for this weekend in Denver is in doubt. Dwayne Harris' season is over with a fractured fifth metatarsal, a foot injury he sustained returning the second-half kickoff. Harris will have surgery Tuesday.
Ben McAdoo left himself some wiggle room, but also left no doubt: Victor Cruz will not be walking through that door again, no matter how many wide receivers the Giants have on the shelf.
McAdoo taking responsibility as Giants' losing ways continue. Despite being
decimated by injuries, McAdoo continued to shoulder much of the blame for the
disappointing season on Monday.
Eli Manning is a Giant for life, but Big Blue needs to bench quarterback after next five games. Eli Manning is a Giant For Life no matter what. But that doesn't mean he has to be the quarterback for the rest of this dreary season.
Four Giants players have dialogue with Newark police, students. Defensive linemen Damon Harrison and Olivier Vernon, linebacker/tight end Mark Herzlich and offensive lineman Adam Bisnowaty were dressed in their blue jerseys.Oct 9 Giants lose to the Chargers 25-23
On the game. Game 5
Gamegirl ..."The Giants put points up on the board in the first quarter for the first time this season. I didn't care that it was the defense and only two points, I just felt like - I'll take it!..."
Mikefan ..." I had said over the past two games that Manning was frisky and managed to avoid sacks, but no amount of 'frisk' was able to save him today against the Chargers pass rush...."
ESPN - Chargers end nine-game losing streak, Giants remain winless.
Giants.com - Instant Analysis: Chargers 27, Giants 22.
StarLedger - Undisciplined, mistake-riddled, injury-stricken Giants fall to 0-5.
StarLedger - Giants hit rock bottom in 27-22 loss: Is Odell Beckham done for season?
StarLedger - Stunned teammates react to Odell Beckham's gruesome ankle injury.
StarLedger - Giants' Eli Manning: 'I'll be fine' after getting crushed late in game.
StarLedger - Giants must fire Jerry Reese and Ben McAdoo in total housecleaning.
TheRecord - Giants' goes from bad to worse.
TheRecord - Giant nightmare: Big Blue falls to 0-5 and loses Odell Beckham Jr.
NYPost - Giants lose a superstar then a game in rock-bottom meltdown.
NYPost - The sad, silent moment a catastrophic Giants season ended.
NYPost - There is only one shocked Giants receiver still standing.
NYPost - Eli Manning is getting beaten down.
NYPost - The Giants' season was dying - then a Charger pulled the plug.
NYPost - Eli Apple offers to play offense after he 'wasn't happy' with benching.
NYDailyNews - Giants drop to 0-5, Odell Beckham Jr. breaks ankle in loss to Chargers.
NYDailyNews - Beckham tried to rescue Giants only to have his season collapse.
NYDailyNews - The Giants' 2017 season goes from bad to worse to disastrous.
NYDailyNews - With season over, it's self-preservation time for Reese, McAdoo.
Newsday - Odell Beckham Jr. fractures left ankle as Giants lose to Chargers.
Newsday - Odell Beckham Jr.'s injury a serious blow to him, Giants.
Newsday - Giants lose four receivers to injury during loss to Chargers.
InsideFootball - Los Angeles Chargers 27, New York Giants 22.
BigBlueInteractive - Los Angeles Chargers 27 - New York Giants 22.
LATimes - Chargers defense 'came up huge' in victory over Giants.
(0-4) vs Chargers (0-4) Game Preview
Oct 8 No matter how bad this Giants season gets, it is reasonable to believe that Ben McAdoo would stick around for a third season as head coach. This seemingly near-consensus view is based on several factors.
into this disappointing Giants season have been disappointing performances
from several players, which is how a team gets to 0-4. Count Eli Apple in that
group, as this season so far has been a regression from the end of his rookie
Oct 7 Offensive
coordinator Mike Sullivan believes that despite the team's winless start,
the team's offense has begun to turn the corner.
This has the makings of a Perfect Storm: an 0-4 Giants team reuniting Sunday at 1 against the Chargers with a fan base that bought into the Super Bowl hype. The 2017 Giants have not scored in the first quarter.
Even if you are what your record says you are, as a legendary Giants coach once said, Ben McAdoo doesn't see much difference between this year's colossally disappointing 0-4 team and the playoff squad that won 11 games last season.
Eli Manning had just accepted the Ernie Accorsi Humanitarian Award from the man who brought him to the Giants in a blockbuster 2004 draft-day deal. "I want to thank Ernie," Manning said at the April awards dinner. "If it wasn't for him, I'd be playing in a soccer stadium in Los Angeles."
Oct 6 Steve Spagnuolo lets his players self-critique their game film. The bottom line though is that the players have to take what they learned and apply it to their game Sunday against the Chargers.
The New York Giants, last year's 10th overall defense, a brick wall to the end zone and a force against the run, have lost their identity, according to defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who added that opponents "don't fear" the Giants defense the way they might have last year.
Eli Apple doesn't lack for confidence despite sophomore struggles as Giants corner. Eli Apple may be battling a sophomore slump, but it has certainly not deterred his confidence.
Sometimes special teams coordinator Tom Quinn focuses on the mechanical aspects of his kickers. Sometimes it's the psychological. So in a week when both his punter and his kicker had costly flubs in the fourth quarter of the loss to the Bucs, which hat does he wear?
day after Odell Beckham Jr. said opponents know what's coming from the Giants'
offense, coach Ben McAdoo wasn't alarmed. "Your interpretation of what Odell said
and mine are entirely different."
wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. had a revealing conversation with Buccaneers
cornerback Vernon Hargreaves after Sunday's 25-23 loss. "He was just like, 'You
know, we know a lot of what you're doing,' " Beckham said.
The Giants spent the summer daydreaming about what their pass rush could look like with a completely healthy Jason Pierre-Paul and Olivier Vernon as defensive bookends, something they experienced for just a small window last season. Now, as they go into the fifth game of the year, they may be waking up to the reality of playing without both of them.
Manning won't trade his Super Bowl rings for Philip Rivers' mobile film room,
but he wouldn't mind having his own.
Marshall was at a loss for words after two more dropped passes Sunday in the
Giants' fall to 0-4. "Just not playing well right now," Marshall said
after the 25-23 defeat in Tampa Bay. "I haven't played a solid game since
I've been here."
receiver Brandon Marshall has had opportunities to make big plays in his first
four games with the Giants. But they've slipped through his fingers. Marshall
had two more crucial drops in Sunday's 25-23 loss to the Buccaneers, continuing
a rough stretch for the 12th-year receiver.
can be a hotshot rookie head coach one year and a clueless head coach under
fire your second year. Heaven has turned to hell for Ben McAdoo. The Giants can't
win without Odell Beckham Jr., and they can't win with Odell Beckham Jr., and
no one expected the Bad News Giants.
Giants need to fire ineffective GM Jerry Reese, change team culture and start fresh. That is what Giants owners John Mara and Steve Tisch must do now as their franchise spirals toward an incredible fifth season out of the playoffs in the past six years.
The Giants are where they deserve to be, owners of an 0-4 record, matching the Browns, 49ers and Chargers as the NFL's winless teams. The 49ers are in rebuilding mode and 0-4 is no surprise. The Browns are the Browns and 0-4 is expected. There is a reason why Eli Manning 14 years ago did not want to play for the Chargers.
On the game. Game 4
Gamegirl ..."Once again the Giants got off to a slow start..."
Mikefan ..."It was surprising that Eli Manning had the first rushing touchdown of the season..."
ESPN - Folk redeems himself with 34-yard FG to beat Giants 25-23
Giants.com - Instant Analysis: Buccaneers 25, Giants 23.
StarLedger - Giants fall to Bucs, 25-23, in another crushing loss.
StarLedger - Can Ben McAdoo keep control of Giants' locker room after 0-4 disaster?
StarLedger - 'Irritated' Giants coach Ben McAdoo: 'We need to win a damn game!'
StarLedger - Giants' Jonathan Casillas: Defense needs to 'make a damn play'.
StarLedger - Wayne Gallman may have stolen Paul Perkins' job as Giants' starting RB.
StarLedger - Justin Pugh: 'How cool is it going to be when we make the playoffs?'
The Record - How the Giants lost in stunning fashion to the Buccaneers, 25-23.
NYPost - Giants report card: Is anything not going wrong?
NYPost - The Giants can't finish - and now are already finished.
NYPost - Eli Manning did everything he could to rescue Giants.
NYPost - Odell Beckham has finger popped into place in stomach-turner.
NYPost - Giants' pleas for help won't be answered in already lost season.
NYDailyNews - Giants lose again on game-winning field goal as time expires.
NYDailyNews - Giants players are finding it hard to be optimistic following 0-4 start.
NYDailyNews - Odell Beckham Jr. fights through injury in Giants loss.
NYDailyNews - The Giants' season is a sinking ship and Ben McAdoo isn't surprised.
NYDailyNews - Giants' Olivier Vernon kneels during national anthem.
Newsday - Bucs beat Giants, who fall to 0-4 on last-second kick.
Newsday - Giants Q&A: Wayne Gallman finds running room.
Newsday - Another Giants loss stuns Eli Manning, who vows to work harder.
InsideFootball - Ben McAdoo: We Need to Win a Damn Game!
BigBlueInteractive - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 25 - New York Giants 23
TampaBayTimes - Jameis Winston helps Nick Folk go from goat to hero.
(0-3) vs Tampa Bay (1-1) Game Preview
Oct 1 Giants vet gives Eli Apple advice on avoiding brutal penalties. Eli Apple insists he is not getting picked on. "You show me a corner who doesn't get targeted, and I'll make sure to tell you you're probably a liar," Apple said.
Sept 30 Giants face a must-win in Tampa Sunday. Unless a team faces the possibility of being mathematically eliminated from playoff contention, players and coaches will almost never label a game a must-win situation. Especially a game that's played on Oct. 1.
While there was much fanfare at the start of the season over the additions of Brandon Marshall and Evan Engram, it was Sterling Shepard who reminded everyone just what kind of a threat he is after taking a slant route 77 yards for a touchdown which gave the Giants a temporary lead.
Ben McAdoo's future comes down to the other stuff. The Odell Beckham Jr. situation is a perfect example of that. for the better part of five days, most of the inquiries McAdoo fielded about Beckham were related, one way or another, to Beckham's having imitated a urinating dog on a football field.
have been many puzzling aspects of the Giants' stunning 0-3 start. Among them:
The use, or lack thereof, of tight end Rhett Ellison. The Giants gave the blocking
specialist a four-year, $18 million deal to shore up their run game.
following question was posed to Steve Spagnuolo: What would you have said
before the season if someone told you after three games, your defense would be
ranked dead-last in the league against the run?
Sept 28 Ben McAdoo's newest responsibility: 'A plan' to end Giants' celebration penalties. The head coach/offensive play caller is now adding touchdown celebration monitoring to his day-to-day responsibilities with the 0-3 Giants after they've been burned twice this year with post-score penalties.
Pugh backs Giants teammates after he 'didn't understand' message of Colin
Kaepernick's protests. Giants guard Justin Pugh said the team is not going to
let outside forces "tear us apart."
What in the world was Giants' John Jerry thinking on his costly penalty vs. Eagles? Guard John Jerry is as flabbergasted as everyone else about his penalty late in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Eagles.
McAdoo needs to bench Odell Beckham Jr. for Sunday's first quarter in Tampa
Bay and not just hint that he'll do it the next time Beckham pretends to urinate
like a dog, as McAdoo did Wednesday when he said "we have a plan for it if
it does" happen again.
Sept 27 Special
Report - If you're on the fence, or over it and on the dark side about the
Giants and their 2017 prospects, you're not alone. The Giants lost by just three
points on Sunday in Philadelphia, scoring 24 points in their best output since
they scored 27 points in a win over Cleveland on Nov. 27, 2016.