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Giants (2-7) vs Tampa Bay (3-6) Game Preview
Last Sunday the Buccaneers hosted the Washington Redskins. The game was tied at 3-3 in the second quarter. The Redskins went on to do all the scoring after that and Tampa Bay took a 16-3 loss.
The Giants played their game on a Monday night in San Francisco. Eli Manning guided the team to a fourth quarter come from behind win. The final score was 27-23 in favor of the Giants.
Giants - San Francisco Wrap-Up
Nov 17 Why Giants have legit chance to finally end 30-point drought. At first glance, it looks like a misprint. But it's not. The Buccaneers cannot possibly be as bad against opposing quarterbacks as the statistics say. But they are. In the nine games the Buccaneers have played, opposing quarterbacks have completed 73.6 percent of their passes for 2,755 yards, 23 touchdowns, one interception and a 122.3 passer rating.
Pat Shurmur wants Saquon Barkley to be more accepting of the between-the-tackles short gain, rather than looking to hit a home run on every rush. Now that Barkley is getting more carries -- he had a season-high 20 last week, his first time over 15 since Week 3 -- maybe it will be easier to not feel like every one is do or die.
Nov 16 The Giants' soap opera seems to be ending its run. The Giants have gone from a team in turmoil to a team finally settling in to play seven more games that can restore some respectability to their season.
The Giants have had 30 "successful" plays and three "explosive" runs in the no-huddle offense, which rank No. 7 and tied for No. 5 in the NFL, respectively, according to Pro Football Focus. From the huddling offense operated for most of the game, they rank No. 30 in "successful" plays and No. 31 in "explosive runs."
Nov 15 Giants must finally give their fans a home victory. They won one for themselves at San Francisco. Now win one for your fans. "It's definitely gonna feel good to have our fans behind us, and it's gonna be really important to us to get this win for us and them," Evan Engram said.
Giants' offensive line looks to build off outstanding effort. The beleaguered offensive line played its best game of the season on Monday night and the Giants won. Coincidence? Hardly.
For two years, the basic rule for beating the Giants defense was throw to the tight end. The trend stopped in the first half of 2018 ... but it resurfaced Monday against the 49ers like the nightmare you forgot you had last night until a fit of memory in the middle of the afternoon.
how well he played under such difficult circumstances, Eli Manning had a curious
choice of words as he described the feelings of accomplishment and relief after
Monday night's 27-23 comeback win over the 49ers.
all the attention paid to the Giants' offense's inability to score points
and protect quarterback Eli Manning, the lack of a pass rush on the other side
of the ball mostly has gone unnoticed.
On the game. Game 9
Gamegirl ..."It was so great to see the Giants win a game!..."
Mikefan ..."For believers, the Eagles and Cowboys have only two more wins than the Giants with seven games left to play..."
Manning's late TD pass leads Giants past 49ers 27-23.
Eli Manning turns back clock to save job in dramatic Giants win.
Odell Beckham scores 2 TDs (then is decoy).
Instant Analysis: Eli adds another game-winning drive to career.
Eli Manning report card: Giants QB beats San Francisco to earn another start.
Eli Manning's TD pass with 53 seconds to play lifts Giants over 49ers.
Jamon Brown makes big play on O-line in Giants debut.
'Tough guy' linebacker showing Giants exactly what they have.
The Giants' overlooked weapons came up big when it mattered.
Giants report card: Players prove they won't quit on Pat Shurmur.
B.J. Goodson, Corey Coleman make big plays Giants have been waiting for.
Giants snap 5-game losing streak with comeback win.
(1-7) vs San Francisco (2-7) Game Preview
Nov 12 Odell Beckham Jr. missed the final 11 games last season. Cornerback Richard Sherman last season, in his first year with the 49ers, missed the final seven games. On Monday night, the two marquee players, fully healed, will battle each other when the Giants face the 49ers.
Evan Engram knows execution is key to second-half turnaround. If the Giants are to improve in the second half of the season, Engram will almost certainly be a key contributor. He is doing everything he can to maximize his strengths and eliminate the drops.
Nov 11 The defensive personnel change the Giants should make for the final 8 games. The self-diagnosed knock on the Giants defense is too many big plays allowed in the first eight games. In other words, the spotlight is directly on Curtis Riley.
Nov 10 Giants must really start to feed Saquon Barkley. This is really simple, Giants. More Saquon, less Eli. It's about time and it's really not that difficult. Not only for "Monday Night Football," but for the Giants' future as well. But it must start Monday night against the 49ers.
The Giants went 9-7 in 2011 and won a Super Bowl by getting hot at the right time. Only Eli Manning and Zak DeOssie were around then among those in the 2018 locker room, but Odell Beckham referenced the last great Giants' run when asked what his personal goals are for the rest of a seemingly lost season. "Win eight games. Go 9-7 and go to the playoffs," Beckham said.o
Nov 9 In the only statistical category that really matters, the Giants are no better or worse than last year. They have one win after eight games. Same as 2017, before changes were made to general manager, head coach, most of the assistant coaching staff and about 70 percent of the roster. So are the Giants any better?
Giants reshuffling O-line again: Who's the odd man out? If and when the Giants start their ninth and play their 10th different offensive lineman this season Monday night against the 49ers, John Greco is expected to be the latest odd man out.
Eli Manning refreshed after a week off, but how much longer before his bye week? There has been no win-or-else edict delivered to Eli Manning, at least not such an explicit mandate from Giants coach Pat Shurmur.
Barkley's most important bye-week film session: studying his own game. Saquon
Barkley has always loved watching the best of the best running backs to glean
tips to hone his own skill and better his game.
Nov 7 The
search for reasons why the Giants are mired in a 1-7 start, for the second
consecutive season, should begin with the position group that has been much maligned
for the better part of two years. General manager Dave Gettleman and head coach
Pat Shurmur need look no further than the offensive line. How does Jamon Brown
Kyle Lauletta is getting another chance from the New York Giants. It's up to him to make the most of it. An emotional Lauletta issued a public apology at his locker Tuesday for the actions that led to his arrest stemming from charges that he allegedly drove his vehicle carelessly through traffic.
Since his draft day, Landon Collins has envisioned himself as a career member of the Giants. Not getting moved at the NFL trade deadline last week was Step One towards achieving that goal. Step Two - securing a long-term contract - hasn't gotten off the ground yet, however.u
Nov 6 If you are a Giants fan who watched the first eight games of the season, you probably think you know who played well and who did not. Here are the seven Giants' starters with the highest grades and seven with the lowest grades at the midpoint of the season.
There is always a risk in tearing down and building back up an entire offensive line. The Giants did it and failed at the reconstruction job. New head coach Pat Shurmur before the season said his team would go only as far as the offensive line would take it. Well, the Giants have not gone very far, have they?
Nov 5 Giants' last trip to 'quarterback hell' - Why they are hesitant to quit on Eli Manning. The Giants could be in a version of quarterback hell if they move on from Manning without a replacement, after passing on Top 10 picks Sam Darnold (Jets), Josh Allen (Bills) and Josh Rosen (Cardinals) in the 2018 draft.
Nov 4 Special Report - Welcome to the bye week. We don't need to do one of those cutesy mid-season report cards, do we? There is plenty to be said, and very little. The Giants are 1-7 and no matter how you paint one part of the picture or the other, they are 1-7 because they can't finish, can't score enough points and can't win the battle at the line of scrimmage. Here are just a few of the potential headlines that we could use to describe the first half of the year.
Nov 3 Giants midseason grades: Odell Beckham Jr., Eli Manning, and more It hasn't been pretty for Big Blue as they reflect during their bye week.
Eli Manning getting sacked at an alarming rate. Eli Manning says, "Every sack has got its own story." If Manning wants to compile all of them in a bound edition, it will be a long, long book chronicling his tales of woe.
Nov 2 The introduction to the NFL has been bittersweet for the Giants rookie class: plenty of snaps but not much winning. Dave Gettleman's top four draft picks from April - Saquon Barkley, Will Hernandez, Lorenzo Carter and B.J. Hill - are playing key roles right away, but they are not satisfied with the results.
Hey, Giants: Follow Colts' blueprint for rebuilding NFL's worst offensive line. The Colts and Giants both had quarterbacks named Manning for most of this century. They also both have had bad offensive lines for most of this decade.
Fact or Fiction: Saquon Barkley's first eight games have been more incredible than Odell Beckham Jr.'s as a rookie. Protecting the quarterback was the Giants' biggest problem on offense in the first half of the season.
Nov 1 Sometimes you just plain get lucky. With the top priority in the NFL's waiver claim hierarchy, the New York Giants might just have gotten very lucky on Wednesday when they were awarded guard Jamon Brown off waivers from the Los Angeles Rams.
A Hall of Fame-caliber NFL executive said the Giants had the best offseason in the NFL. Their former head coach and other NFL analysts picked (or almost picked) the Giants to win the NFC East. And some of the warning signs slipped through the cracks.
Oct 31 Giants report card: Grading each position on offense and defense, coaching and front office. Even the doomsday forecasters couldn't have seen this coming. The Giants are 1-7 and out of the playoff picture with eight games to go.
Landon Collins sees no reason the Giants would consider trading him. No reason at all. "I do a lot for the team, organization, I was a draft pick," Collins said. There is no concrete evidence the Giants ever considered shipping Collins anywhere.
Rookie quarterback Kyle Lauletta was arrested Tuesday morning for "various motor vehicle and related disorderly persons offenses" pertaining to a traffic violation in Weehawken, New Jersey.
creak the door open for an Eli Manning benching. There are no guarantees.
Not at 1-7. Not with an offense that moves within the vicinity of the end zone
and then fails to advance.
Manning has broken every meaningful passing record in Giants history, has
achieved career numbers in line with many of the NFL's all-time greats, and has
Hall of Fame credentials, as far as I'm concerned.
On the game. Game 8
Gamegirl ..."With the way the game was going, I thought at halftime the Giants had a shot..."
Mikefan ..."Despite any trades that happened during the week, the Giants defense was holding its own..."
Redskins win third straight, behind defense and Peterson.
Instant Analysis: Offense struggles in loss to Washington.
Are Giants worst team in NFL? With this dreadful offense, it's hard to say no.
Enough already! Giants must bench Eli Manning and play Kyle Lauletta.
Saquon Barkley's brilliance has gone to waste on woeful Giants.
New York Giants takeaways from Week 8's loss to the Redskins.
Giants' offense is downright pathetic in hard-to-watch loss.
The defense the Giants have left was almost enough.
'Unacceptable protection' leaves Giants offense line fuming.
Who to blame for Redskins' 7 sacks?
All the hallmarks of a Giants debacle, in one depressing game.
The Giants' transition away from Eli Manning must begin now.
Giants report card: Holy hell this offense
(1-6) vs Redskins (4-2) Game Preview
Oct 28 Eli Manning forced to be the Giants' rock in lost season. There have been tough moments for Manning during his 15-year stay, but nothing like this. He does not offer much introspection for public consumption, yet there was a pained look in his eyes this past week as he was barraged with questions after his team traded away two defensive starters for future draft picks, the loud-as-roaring-thunder signal a rebuild is in place.
Oct 27 Giants have one game to prove they still have some life. The Giants, en route to 1-6, have insisted all along that they're thisclose to being a good team and that they're better than what their record says they are.
How did Giants-Saints Eli Apple deal go down? What was Apple's 1st reaction? The NFL trade deadline is in four days. We've already seen several deals, including a pair by the Giants, sending cornerback Eli Apple to the New Orleans Saints and defensive tackle Damon Harrison to the Detroit Lions.
Corey Coleman wants in. The last time most of the football public saw the newest wide receiver for the New York Giants, the 2016 first-round draft pick of the Cleveland Browns wanted out. That was nearly three months ago when Coleman was shown on HBO's "Hard Knocks" suggesting to his former coach, Hue Jackson, that the Browns should trade him - and the organization did just that, dealing him to Buffalo. Two teams later, Coleman wants to prove he's not a bust with Big Blue.
Oct 26 Is more Sterling Shepard the answer for Giants offense? Secret to his big plays. It wasn't just that Sterling Shepard had a Giants' season-high 167 receiving yards in Week 7. It was the way he got them: Catches covering 58, 53 and 38 yards. Leaping at the ball's highest point. Tip-toeing the sideline. Moving a drive into the red zone three different times.
The Giants this week traded two of his starters, but defensive coordinator James Bettcher emphatically said today he will not tolerate a decline in effort or production from anyone on his unit.
With Giants in disarray, Redskins can play to strengths. Over their last 23 games, the Giants are just 4-19. This past week, the franchise traded two defensive starters - Eli Apple and Damon Harrison - ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Washington Redskins. Quarterback Eli Manning appears washed up.
Oct 25 Don't tell the Giants about the white flag raised outside their building. After trading away their second defensive starter in as many days, the 1-6 Giants don't believe their front office is surrendering this season and thinking only about the future.
When the Giants take the field against Washington on Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium, the starting lineup will look drastically different than the team that took the field in Monday night's 23-20 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Here's a look at the most likely Giants starting lineup, now that Harrison and Apple have been dealt.
Oct 24 'Snacks' Harrison traded to Lions as Giants' fire sale picks up. Eli Apple was just the beginning. Giants GM Dave Gettleman did not wait long to sell off another piece of the defense, sending Damon "Snacks" Harrison to the Lions for a fifth-round pick.
trade Eli Apple for draft pick as rebuild gets underway | What's next move?
The third-year cornerback was dealt from the Giants to the Saints for a fourth-round
pick in 2019 and a seventh-round pick in 2020.
On the game. Game 7
Gamegirl ..."Even though the defense kept Atlanta from scoring as much as they usually do, it wasn't enough to keep the Giants from losing once again, this time 23-20..."
Mikefan ..."On their first third quarter drive, they got all the way down the field before getting too eager, going for it on fourth-and-goal from the Falcons 1-yard line, and that didn't work..."
Ryan throws for 379 yards, Falcons beat Giants 23-20.
Instant Analysis: Giants can't complete comeback vs. Falcons.
Giants saved their most embarrassing flop for prime time.
Even the Saquon Barkley silver lining wasn't there.
Eli Manning's statline is a lie.
Let's count the ways Pat Shurmur was a disaster.
Giants report card: Let us count the ways the offense failed.
Pat Shurmur lost his mind as Giants lose again in Atlanta.
Deep dive into Giants red-zone failures | Closer look at all 19 play calls.
Giants lose to Falcons, drop to 1-6.
Same old frustrations rear their ugly heads for Eli Manning and Giants' O-line.
(1-5) vs Falcons (2-4) Game Preview
Oct 22 Giants can only do one thing to change this season's narrative. The Giants will face another team Monday night that hasn't had all that many things go well for it so far this year, and the Falcons have the added burdens of both being beat up and shouldering an expectation that they'd be one of the premier teams in the NFC this season.
It's time for everybody's favorite new Giants-themed game: Name that return man! Contestants 1 and and 2 were holdovers from last season. Contestants 3 and 4 were waiver-wire additions. Contestant 5 was an undrafted rookie. And on and on down the line.
Oct 21 Giants to make another change to the starting offensive line. As a whole, the unit has struggled massively, failing to create enough holes for the running game and give quarterback Eli Manning the needed time to throw.
The Giants are in search of their second win of the season Monday night against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes Benz Stadium, but will need to find a way to contain quarterback Matt Ryan, and wide receivers Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley.
So much attention has been focused on the Giants' offensive shortcomings this season. Defensive coordinator James Bettcher wants to remind you that his group isn't exactly playing up to expectations either. He reminded his players of that as well.
Oct 20 James
Bettcher's Giants defense was supposed to feature exotic blitzes and aggressive
schemes - unpredictability that players were raving about in the spring and summer.
That has yet to be the case, but there is a reason for that.
Oct 19 Pat
Shurmur still believes he can hold disaster season together. His veteran quarterback
has been attacked from many more places than simply opposing defenses: His star
receiver has rattled the team-first foundation with bizarre, self-serving rants;
his rebuilt offensive line can't block; and his high-priced defense has vastly
Report - It's tough to argue that the Giants are just going through growing
pains, though there is an argument that it might take a quarterback, let alone
other players, nearly a season before being comfortable in a new system. It's
also hard to argue that players earning $5, $10, $20 million or more can use such
years and two Super Bowls ago, the Giants made the right move trading for
Eli Manning. The question that won't go away for years and years is whether they
made the wrong move drafting Saquon Barkley with the second-overall pick instead
of Sam Darnold.
Oct 17 John
Mara rips into Giants, Odell Beckham Jr. Co-owner says OBJ needs to do more
playing and less talking, calls team's 1-5 start "embarrassing."
Rare good news for Giants offense: Engram eyes return. It did not help the Giants' anemic offense that one of their main playmakers, tight end Evan Engram, missed the past three games with a sprained knee.
Giants offensive line is a mess ... Here's how Spencer Pulley can fix it. The Giants offense has a myriad of issues that have contributed to yet another "embarrassing" 1-5 start, not the least of which is lackluster offensive line play.
it all went wrong for the Giants' offense. Nothing has worked out better than
expected, but that does not mean everything has gone wrong - other than the results
on the field, of course.
Health and a new locker room vibe have these 1-5 Giants feeling better than last year's 1-5 Giants. The Giants have had a few days off to reflect on where they are and where they might be headed.
Oct 15 If
Eli Manning continues to struggle against the Atlanta Falcons and Washington
over the next two weeks, Shurmur would be wise to making the change from Manning
to fourth-round rookie Kyle Lauletta, to at least evaluate what the Richmond product
is capable of in the NFL.
Oct 14 It
was just a few short weeks ago that everything was so shiny and new, it was
hard to not get excited about the Giants. They seemed to have all the pieces in
place to execute a quick turnaround from the 3-13 season in 2017 and become one
of those worst-to-first teams that the NFL provides just about every year.
Beckham Jr. says he has nothing to apologize for. There are several misconceptions
about what went down after the Odell Beckham Jr. interview on ESPN that upset
the Giants so strongly they fined him for his comments.
15 years, there have been rough times for Eli Manning. Plenty of them. Accolades
sure, but more recently, growing doubt on the outside, and perhaps even a little
bit on the inside, about his ability to continue to function and thrive as the
franchise quarterback of the Giants.
There will be no turning around of the season. The Giants may win a game here or there. Maybe they string a few together down the stretch. More than half the roster is comprised of first-year Giants. It is a new system on offense and defense. Quality teams can win enough during the adjustment. The Giants are not a quality team.
Saquon Barkley already is proving to be a terrific NFL running back, and nothing about his first six games suggests selecting him high in the draft was a fool's errand. What is up for debate is why he ended up with the Giants.
On the game. Game 6
Gamegirl ..."After the way the Giants hung in and almost won last week in Carolina, I was expecting so much more. Things looked like they were coming together just in time for this game, and I was very disappointed..."
Mikefan ..."Things started off as bad as they could, with Eli Manning throwing an interception on the second play of the game. It gave the Eagles great field position, and they capitalized on it..."
Wentz throws 3 TD passes, Eagles look Super vs. Giants.
Instant Analysis: Giants fall to Eagles, 34-13.
Eagles offense comes alive in 34-13 win over Giants.
Eli Manning is done and so are the Giants.
Blame the owner: John Mara is responsible for this Giant mess.
Giants are a sick organization right now.
Giants' putrid loss shows just how terrible they really are.
Odell Beckham leaves Giants' sideline early as antics return.
Giants offensive line can't blame Ereck Flowers for this debacle.
Giants vs. Eagles: The defending champs made Big Blue look like chumps.
Eagles dominate last-place Giants, dropping them to 1-5.
Eli Manning, defense are giant problems.
Giants season is over after disastrous loss to Eagles.
BYE, BYE! Odell Beckham Jr. sees enough during putrid first half.
Philadelphia Eagles 34 -New York Giants 13.
a follow up of the NFC Championship game also played at home. Back then the Eagles
beat them soundly 38-7, and went on to win in the Super Bowl. This time the Vikings
got their revenge, and left town with a 23-21 win.
Oct 11 Perhaps
the start of the Giants' season would not be as dire if outside linebacker
Olivier Vernon, their most accomplished pass-rusher, played in the first five
games. He did not, though, but he will make his 2018 debut Thursday night against
the Eagles, making the Giants' defense a more formidable unit.
Giants have the chance to torpedo the defending Super Bowl champion Eagles'
season with a victory on Thursday night at MetLife Stadium. However, it is going
to take a complete game, which has been a struggle for Pat Shurmur's team through
the first five weeks of the regular season.
Oct 10 Giants vs. Eagles injury report: Will Evan Engram or Olivier Vernon play? What's the latest on Saquon Barkley? Here's an update on Barkley, Engram, Vernon, kicker Aldrick Rosas and tight end Rhett Ellison, ahead of Thursday's game.
Upbeat Giants think brutal loss could be a turning point. The Giants lost on Sunday. Just a reminder, because it might seem hard to reconcile that fact with the way the team has been acting lately. Bouncing with energy. Brimming with optimism.
Lil Wayne heard what Eli Manning said - and is not happy. A day after the Giants quarterback spoke about the rapper for perhaps the first time in his life, a bothered Lil Wayne, enormous blunt in hand, released a series of Instagram videos in which he was incredulous he was on the receiving end of a shot from one of his favorite quarterbacks.
Connor Barwin spent the 2017 season with the Los Angeles Rams before signing with the Giants this offseason on a two-year deal. With Olivier Vernon (ankle) sidelined, Barwin has been thrust into a larger role on the Giants' defensive line. Thursday, he'll match up with right tackle Lane Johnson, and try to beat his former teammates on the other side of the Eagles-Giants rivalry.
to cut or trade Ereck Flowers after draft bust 'ran its course'. Ereck Flowers'
Giants career is over earlier than expected and later than the fan base demanded.
The Giants intend to trade or release Flowers by 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Eli Manning praises Pat Shurmur for handling latest Odell Beckham controversy. If 14 targets in Sunday's game didn't say it, Eli Manning did. There is no rift between him and Odell Beckham after the star wide receiver offered only a tepid endorsement for his aging quarterback in a controversial television interview with ESPN.
The longest-tenured Giants offensive lineman on the active roster is Chad Wheeler. Let that sink in. A second-year player, undrafted a year ago out of USC, and the starting right tackle for the last three games, now stands as the only player in the position group who has been with the team since the start of the 2017 season. That's how much the Giants have overhauled their offensive line.Oct 8 Giants lose to the Panthers 33-31
On the game. Game 5
Gamegirl ..."The Giants came up short today and it was some game to watch, even though we lost in the end. It was actually the very end when the Panthers kicker made a 63-yard field goal to steal this game away from the Giants..."
Mikefan ..."Credit the Panthers for their special teams play today. The Eagles are up next on a short week, but at least the game is played at home, and maybe they'll even have Olivier Vernon back to play..."
Gano's 63-yard field goal lifts Panthers over Giants 33-31.
Instant Analysis: Giants lose on last-second FG.
Stunning, miracle kick breaks Giants' heart and likely ends year.
Giants find a way for an Odell Beckham TD with perfect trick play.
Odell Beckham's future does not appear to be on special teams.
'Just not right': Giants defense is furious at the officials.
Giants got a reminder of 'the magic of Eli Manning'.
Giants blast NFL officiating after loss to Panthers.
Giants can't overcome Odell Beckham Jr.'s mistakes in wild loss.
Giants suffer heartbreaking 33-31 loss on Panthers' 63-yard field goal.
Odell Beckham Jr.'s muffed punt hands Carolina a touchdown.
Angry Giants leave Carolina feeling like victory taken from them by refs, not Panthers.
Carolina Panthers 33, NY Giants 31: What they're saying after the game.
Panthers win against Giants was pure pandemonium.
Panthers' Eric Reid returns, kneels during national anthem.
(1-3) vs Panthers (2-1) Game Preview