Sept 30 Instead of going after kicking nets, perhaps Odell Beckham Jr. will get the chance to hit someone as a safety. Giants head coach Ben McAdoo wouldn't rule it out, as injuries have gotten so bad with Big Blue he is already working out offensive players on defense in Week 4.
The Giants have played three games decided by a combined six points. Odell Beckham Jr. has had about enough of that. "I don't really want to play these games where we're sitting here and trying to fight all game," the star receiver said. "Going through adversity is great, but every single game? It doesn't need to be like that. It doesn't need to be a nail-biter or come down to the fourth quarter."
Beckham's temperament is once again in the spotlight after the Giants' 29-27 loss to Washington on Sunday, during which the receiver's frustrations boiled over on the sideline in the second half. While many athletes often consult sports psychologists to improve their performance, Beckham said he doesn't feel he needs the help.
With all due respect to anyone who thinks he's a distraction, New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. disagrees. Beckham brushed off any questions regarding Ben McAdoo's comments about the receiver needing to do a better job controlling himself in and outside of the white lines, instead choosing to talk about the Giants' upcoming game against Minnesota Monday night.
After receiving three targets during the first three quarters against the Redskins last weekend, Beckham made five fourth-quarter catches and finished with 121 yards, but his late stretch of success wasn't enough to prevent the Giants from losing. Days later, Beckham still wondered why it took so long for the Giants to utilize the attack that appeared unstoppable.
Darkwa smiled at the suggestion of starting on Monday Night Football. From
the time he went undrafted out of Tulane, this was his mission, to be a key contributor
for an offense.
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie said Wednesday that he "definitely" believes he will be able to play in the Giants' upcoming Monday Night Football road test in Minnesota, despite a groin injury that sidelined the veteran corner mid-game from last Sunday's 29-27 home loss to Washington.
Beckham Jr. is beginning to have more in common with Terrell Owens than explosive
plays and being known by his initials. Beckham has become a look-at-me diva wide
receiver who melts down on the sideline when things are not going his way. That's
Sept 28 So much changed when Eli Manning and the Giants self-destructed and gave the now-1-2 Redskins renewed hope and life and blew a chance to get to 3-0. The rookie head coach of the Giants suddenly finds himself forced to confront a slew of formidable clear and present dangers.
McAdoo raised some eyebrows Monday when he referred to wideout Odell Beckham
Jr.'s sideline tantrum during the Giants' loss to the Redskins as a distraction
for Beckham, and the team.
Giants out to prove the Washington loss was an aberration. The way the Giants see it, they're still undefeated. They beat the Cowboys, they beat the Saints, and then they beat themselves.
Some teams may be terrified of playing without their two top running backs. The Giants seem to be excited about the prospect. Orleans Darkwa could emerge as the heavy lifter in the backfield this week against the Vikings.
Michael Hunter has to hope his stay on the Giants' 53-man roster is longer this time around. Hunter will be re-signed to the Giants' 53-man roster. Hunter is expected to fill the roster spot opened by running back Shane Vereen being placed on injured reserve.
Sept 27 Special Report - The Giants' golden opportunity turned into a nightmare Sunday when they found a way - and there is no doubt they seemed to be looking for one - to lose to the Washington Redskins, 29-27. Now the nightmare hit another tier when it was disclosed that running back Shane Vereen, their leading rusher, will be lost for the remainder of the season with a torn triceps muscle injury that will require surgery.
The Giants steered clear of injuries in the preseason, but they are getting hit with them now that the real games are here. They learned Monday they lost Vereen, their most versatile running back, to a triceps injury that will require surgery and likely end his season, suddenly thrusting a position of depth into a position of concern.
The Giants got what they wanted out of Odell Beckham Jr. on Sunday when he was on the field. He caught seven passes for 121 yards and stayed away from any altercations with nemesis Josh Norman. Off the field, though, was a different story.
The NFL landscape can change in the blink of an Odell Beckham Jr. tantrum. Sorry, Giants fans, better hold off on any coronation of your New York Football Giants as NFC East champs. So much changed Sunday when Eli Manning and the Giants self-destructed and gave the now 1-2 Redskins renewed hope and life and blew a chance to get to 3-0.Sept 26 Giants lose to the Redskins 29-27 | Video | Photos | Photos
On The Game: Game 3
Gamegirl ---"I can't believe the Giants played such a sloppy game today. There were so many penalties and then opportunities to win this one including a last minute comeback, but Manning couldn't pull it off this time."
Mikefan. ---"The Giants defense played well in the first two games, but they didn't hold up today. Washington hit them for some big plays."
ESPN - Hopkins' 5th field goal gives Redskins 29-27 win over Giants.
Giants.com - Instant Analysis: Giants vs. Redskins.
Giants.com - What does this loss mean for the Giants?
NYDailyNews - Giants penalties play second fiddle to Eli Manning's meltdown.
NYDailyNews - Odell Beckham abides but rest of Giants lose cool vs. Washington.
NYDailyNews - Josh Norman shows exuberance after beating Odell Beckham, Giants.
NYDailyNews - Washington players raise fists during anthem before Giants game.
NYPost - Giants rookie thought he was doing job on costly personal foul.
NYPost - That $200M hasn't fixed Giants' recurring nightmare.
NYPost - Why Giants were panicked about the wrong blow-up.
NYPost - Giants' kicked-out center accuses ref of targeting him.
NYPost - Eli Manning blinks last as Giants can't beat Josh Norman.
NYPost - Giants report card: Flat 'F' for crippling unit.
NYPost - Josh Norman got torched and is walking on air.
NYPost - Drew Brees can't explain Saints offense's shocking 180.
NYPost - Unflinching Josh Brown betrays no contrition in ex-wife answers.
StarLedger - Odell Beckham Jr. still can't control his emotions, and that's a Giant problem.
StarLedger - Eli Manning report card in Giants' 29-27 loss to Redskins.
StarLedger - Ben McAdoo takes the blame for Giants' meltdown loss to Redskins.
StarLedger - Giants' Odell Beckham Jr.: Refs threatened to eject me for doing 'anything'.
StarLedger - Ejected Giants OL Weston Richburg says official was 'after me'.
StarLedger - Redskins' Josh Norman avoids controversy in rematch.
StarLedger - Giants 5 observations: Eli Manning throws away a chance to go 3-0.
StarLedger - Giants blow 2 double-digit leads, fall to desperate Redskins.
TheRecord - Giants lose to the Redskins, 29-27.
TheRecord - Forgetful Beckham least of Giant worries.
InsideFootball - Washington 29-Giants 27: Hits, Misses and Musings.
BigBlueInteractive - Washington Redskins 29 - New York Giants 27.
Newsday - McAdoo shows little emotion after first loss.
Newsday - Beckham piling up record receiving numbers.
Newsday - Giants' defense suffers letdown in loss to 'Skins.
Newsday - Giants grades: Sloppy play mitigates decent game.
Newsday - No fourth-quarter magic for Eli.
Newsday - Manning's late INT clinches Giants' first loss.
WashingtonPost - Redskins prevail, 29-27, in back-and-forth affair against Giants for first win.
WashingtonPost - Redskins' Sean McVay and Joe Barry make tweaks, and are rewarded.
(2-0) vs Redskins (0-2) Game Preview
Beckham Jr. meets Josh Norman again -- and it's up to Ben McAdoo to manage
the mayhem. It's here - the undefeated Giants (2-0) and winless Washington (0-2)
in an early, must-see NFC East clash, with Washington so desperate that Giants
coach Ben McAdoo on Friday compared them to "hungry animals."
Giants will officially be without two starters for Sunday's contest against
Washington. And they could be missing a third. Starting right tackle Marshall
Newhouse (calf) and starting rookie free safety Darian Thompson (sprained foot)
have been ruled out for Week 3.
Keenan Robinson getting Giants fired up to face his former team. Earlier this week, Robinson was stirring the pot ahead of the Giants' clash with Washington. Amid reports of fractures in the Washington locker room, Robinson offered insights from his own experience.
The Giants are one of just three NFL teams without a takeaway in the first two games (Seattle and Tampa Bay), but the only one to have won their first two games.
Jennings reiterated he will stand for the national anthem prior to Sunday's
game between the Giants and Redskins, and he expects his teammates to do the same.
relatively healthy New York Giants have perhaps their first significant injury
on defense to deal with all of a sudden thanks to the foot sprain suffered by
rookie starting safety Darian Thompson.
The Giants are one of just three NFL teams without a single takeaway in the first two games, sharing that blank slate with the Seahawks and Buccaneers. Adding in the four turnovers on offense, the Giants are minus-four in turnover ratio, 31st out of 32 teams.
who is talking about Josh Norman this week is talking about the wrong defense
when it comes to Sunday's Washington-Giants slugfest at MetLife Stadium.
Sept 22 A
week after the Giants players criticized Redskins cornerback Josh Norman for
not covering Steelers star wide receiver Antonio Brown, Norman reportedly will
shadow Odell Beckham Jr. in Sunday's matchup. Norman will cover Beckham all over
the field, except the slot.
unconcerned if Josh Norman shadows Odell Beckham Jr. In fact, they may be
reveling in it because they are one of the few teams that can afford to lose some
production from their best receiver and still have two others who can win them
DeAngelo Hall is just happy to hear Keenan Robinson has a job. Or something like that A day after Robinson, a Giants linebacker who spent the last four years in Washington, called out the Redskins and their perennially dysfunctional locker room, his old teammate had a hard-to-believe, and hilarious, retort.
we go again. The Giants are 2-0 and have a golden opportunity Sunday to further
distance themselves from the Redskins, last year's NFC East champions, who are
0-2 with two losses on their home field.
Giants have allowed only three plays of 20 or more yards, all on passes. They
are the only NFL team that has yet to allow a play of any kind for 30 or more
yards. This new group has been almost flawless in its technique and tackling.
On The Game: Game 2
Gamegirl ---"I didn't know what to expect when I saw the Giants take the field for their first home game. They were coming off a close win over the Cowboys, but with the Saints and Drew Brees coming in, the competition would be tougher today."
Mikefan. ---"If this was a Super Bowl game some longshot bets would have paid off. Special teams scored the first touchdown. No running back on either team scored a touchdown. Drew Brees threw only one touchdown. Eli Manning threw none, and so all his receivers caught none. That includes Beckham who had eight catches for 130 yards and three touchdowns last time against the Saints."
ESPN - Eli to Cruz sets up Giants win again, 16-13 over Saints.
Giants.com - Instant Analysis: Giants 16, Saints 13.
Giants.com - What does this win mean for the Giants?
NYDailyNews - Giants' Sterling Shepard has breakout game in win over Saints.
NYDailyNews - Giants defense, special teams lead way in 16-13 win over Saints.
NYDailyNews - Giants defense proves this year is different in win over Saints.
NYDailyNews- Giants Insider: Scooping up Janoris Jenkins pays off for Big Blue.
NYPost - McAdoo's Giants thrillingly turn tables on last year's fatal flaw.
NYPost - How Giants awoke their Drew Brees demons to slay them.
NYPost - Victor Cruz leapt and came down with a legendary comeback.
NYPost - Disgusted Saints accuse Odell Beckham of cheating.
NYPost - Giants report card: Perfect games from ridiculed units.
NYPost - How this peek at Giants validates fans' wildest dreams.
NYPost - Drew Brees can't explain Saints offense's shocking 180.
NYPost - Unflinching Josh Brown betrays no contrition in ex-wife answers.
StarLedger - Giants WR Sterling Shepard living up to Rookie of the Year hype.
StarLedger - Josh Brown kicks game-winning field goal in Giants' 16-13 victory over Saints.
StarLedger - Giants, Cowboys react to game-ending 'poor decision' by Terrance Williams.
StarLedger - Eli Manning stars as Giants beat Saints to go to 2-0 | QB Report Card.
StarLedger - Josh Brown offers 1st comments on extensive domestic violence allegations.
StarLedger - Saints CB P.J. Williams carted off field in Giants game.
TheRecord - Giants kicker Josh Brown keeps his eyes on the prize.
InsideFootball - Giants 16 - Saints 13: Hits, Misses and Musings.
BigBlueInteractive - New York Giants 16 - New Orleans Saints 13.
Newsday - Victor Cruz showing flashes of his old self.
Newsday - Giants' defense does a 180 against Saints.
Newsday - Giants edge Saints to avenge last year's loss.
Newsday - Giants: Why didn't McAdoo go for TD late?
Newsday - Giants' grades: Good showing except for offensive gaffes.
Newsday - Josh Brown doesn't want to talk about it.
Nola.com - Saints finding new ways to lose, finishing wrong instead of finishing strong.
Nola.com - Saints show resiliency but come up short in 16-13 loss to Giants.
(1-0) vs Saints (0-1) Game Preview
Sept 18 Giants must start paying fans back after years of heartbreak. If coach Ben McAdoo is right, Giants fans won't recognize the team that comes storming out of the tunnel into their Big Blue hearts for the first time in 2016. A team that owes them 2-0.
The Saints are marching in to MetLife Stadium on Sunday, but the Giants are swaggering into their Week 2 home opener and it's not just because of their 1-0 record after a 20-19 Week 1 win in Dallas. It's because they got their swagger back before they even beat the Cowboys.
For this game - and another two after it at least - Drew Brees is the acting dean of NFL starting quarterbacks. Nobody in the league has had more starts than him (217) except Tom Brady (223), who is serving a four-game suspension..
Who helps Giants most with a Week 2 win - Cowboys or Redskins? The Giants will be focused on their home opener against the Saints on Sunday, but two of their NFC East rivals will be meeting at the same time - and both need a win badly.
Sept 17 Janoris Jenkins likes to go by his nickname: Jackrabbit. He got it when he was a child in Florida and would spend his time and demonstrate his athleticism by chasing rabbits. After one game with the Giants, though, he might be ready for a new moniker: Shutdown corner.
The Giants might have to face the NFL's leading passer without one of their leading pass rushers. Though Jason Pierre-Paul vowed to play Sunday when the Giants face Drew Brees and the Saints at MetLife Stadium, coach Ben McAdoo isn't sounding as confident.
Drew Brees certainly didn't look 37 years old last week while strafing the Raiders with yet another of his trademark 400-yard passing days. Giants safety Landon Collins and his defensive teammates know they could be in for a similar roasting Sunday at MetLife Stadium if Big Blue can't find a way to get Brees out of rhythm.
Odell Beckham Jr. and Victor Cruz were both fined over $12,000 each for a group celebration in the Giants' 20-19 season-opening victory, a league source confirmed to NJ Advance Media. Beckham pantomimed taking a photo of Cruz as he did the (salsa) dance after a touchdown, which is where the group celebration apparently comes into play.
Ben McAdoo and the Giants' players so frequently have uttered the phrase "stay humble" this week that you wonder if they'd just prefer to hand their 20-19 Week 1 win in Dallas back to the Cowboys, so as not to offend anyone or grow too enamored with a 1-0 start.
a collective unit, the Giants' offensive line swats away criticism like it
was a fly that had lost its way and invaded their territory. As individuals, they're
a bit more sensitive about being told they aren't capable of doing something well.
Will Tye could have used a sick day against Cowboys. His illness altered the Giants' game plan a bit. They planned to use a bit more two tight-end looks with Tye and Larry Donnell, but because of Tye's limitations they went with three receivers for most of the game.
Eli Apple faces stiffer test this week in Saints QB Drew Brees. Rookie cornerback had some rough spots in debut vs. Dallas, feels confident he can cope with Brees' skill, experience This won't just be a different opponent for Eli Apple. At times it might feel like a different sport..
was a game that had everything, as long as you do not include defense in your
definition of everything. There were 101 points, 1,030 total yards, 840 passing
yards, 64 first downs and an NFL record 13 touchdown passes.
Darian Thompson appears to have earned the starting free safety job - again. The Giants rookie won the starting spot in training camp but suffered a shoulder injury in the preseason, which enabled Nat Berhe to receive the season-opening start at Dallas.
Giants fullback Nikita Whitlock, who is on injured reserve with a foot injury, has been suspended without pay for the team's next 10 games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.
Giants can dream of breaking Sunday's scoreboard. Odell Beckham Jr. sees what
everyone else sees when he takes a look at the Giants receivers and their impending
matchup with the Saints' cornerbacks.
winning team in the last four games between the Giants and the Saints has
scored at least 48 points, marking the first time in NFL history two opponents
have had such high-output victories against each other. The losing team in those
four games has averaged over 31 points per game.
Football fans and bus riders could be in for a rough ride this weekend when lanes are closed on Route 495 east for emergency bridge repairs. Those repairs, scheduled from 10 p.m. Friday until 4 a.m. Monday, will affect football traffic from the Giants game at MetLife Stadium on Sunday and NJ Transit buses traveling to the Port Authority Bus terminal in New York all weekend.
Sept 14 The Giants no longer have two kickers on their active roster. Defensive tackle Montori Hughes, who was waived by the team prior to the start of the regular season, re-signed with the Giants on Tuesday. To make room for Hughes, the Giants released kicker Randy Bullock.
Manning says Tom Coughlin texted him congrats after beating Cowboys. Eli Manning
played his first regular season game with the Giants on Sunday without Tom Coughlin
as his head coach.
The first touchdown of the season for the Giants showed exactly what they are capable of. They went 74 yards on three straight passes to Sterling Shepard, Odell Beckham Jr. and Larry Donnell - bang, bang, bang - taking only 58 seconds to reach the end zone. More than a third of their passing yards in the game came on those three snaps.
The Giants trailed at the end of the third quarter, 16-13. When they rallied to win, it broke a streak of 11 consecutive losses in games in which they were behind entering the fourth quarter. Dak Prescott was the 83rd starting quarterback Eli Manning has faced.
offense scary good with healthy Victor Cruz, but can they keep up with Drew
Brees and Saints? If the Giants can count on last Sunday's version of Cruz this
season, the potential for their offense is obviously off the charts.
Sept 13 The
Giants' crowded linebacker corps thinned a bit Monday when the team placed
veteran J.T. Thomas on injured reserve.
Giants coach Ben McAdoo had no intention of easing receiver Victor Cruz back into the lineup after a nearly two-year layoff. McAdoo was true to his word, playing Cruz for 50 of 56 offensive snaps in Sunday's season-opening 20-19 win over the Cowboys.
Upon Further Review: Secondary stands out in win. one and eight - the total number of catches and receiving yards by Dez Bryant, the Cowboys' two-time Pro Bowl wideout, who averaged 4.9 receptions and 69.3 yards in his first 84 career games.Sept 12 Giants win over the Cowboys 20-19 | Video | Photos | Photos
On The Game: Game 1
Gamegirl ---"After a one yard run by Rashad Jennings, Eli Manning wasted no time completing three straight pass plays to rookie Sterling Shepard, Odell Beckham Jr., and Larry Donnell for a touchdown to take a 7-6 lead. They Cowboys got it back with yet another field goal, but then Sterling Shepard showed his skills with a nine yard touchdown catch."
Mikefan. ---"The rookie was doing well until Cowboys Brandon Carr (no interceptions since 2013) was able to bedazzle Shepard and grab an easy interception off Eli Manning. Like we had said in our preview, Shepard is a talented player, but you have to expect rookie mistakes."
ESPN - Manning hits Cruz for go-ahead TD, Giants top Cowboys 20-19.
Giants.com - Instant Analysis: Giants 20, Cowboys 19.
NYDailyNews - Victor Cruz grabs game-winning TD, Giants get revenge on Cowboys.
NYDailyNews - Rrookie Sterling Shepard had a special dedication for first touchdown.
NYDailyNews - All Giants stand for anthem, George Bush joins pre-game ceremony.
NYDailyNews- Cowboys' Williams trolled hard for not going out of bounds.
NYPost - Giants' beleaguered unit silences the preseason haters.
NYPost - How Giants' 3 high-priced additions made an immediate impact.
NYPost - Ben McAdoo not about to share his feelings about debut win.
NYPost - Giants report card: McAdoo's play-calling just comes through.
NYPost - Victor Cruz and mindless Cowboy gift Giants opening thriller.
NYPost - How Victor Cruz's moment unleashed a touching dance party.
NYPost - End-game brain freeze only start of problems for Cowboys' goat.
NYPost - Giants stars dare NFL to fine them for cleats in tribute of 9/11.
StarLedger - Victor Cruz authors the perfect Giant comeback in win over the Cowboys.
StarLedger - Recapping what happened on Cowboys' failed final drive vs. Giants.
StarLedger - Giants, Cowboys react to game-ending 'poor decision' by Terrance Williams.
StarLedger - Giants win Ben McAdoo's debut after Cowboys' blunder on final play.
StarLedger - Giants WR Victor Cruz scores winning TD in triumphant return.
StarLedger - Giants 5 observations: New-look defense shows toughness in 4th quarter.
StarLedger - Zak DeOssie has 'special moment' with former President George Bush.
TheRecord - Giants rally for 20-19 win over Cowboys.
InsideFootball - Victor Cruz Touchdown Helps Giants Top Cowboys in Season Opener.
BigBlueInteractive - New York Giants 20 - Dallas Cowboys 19.
Newsday - Victor Cruz's touchdown gives Giants win over Cowboys.
Newsday - For Victor Cruz, this could not have been more perfect.
Newsday - Giants' revamped defense gets the job done.
Bloggingtheboys - Cowboys falter, fall to Giants by 20-19 final score.
Bloggingtheboys - Did veterans & coaches let Prescott down in his debut?
(0-0) vs Cowboys (0-0) Game Preview
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