Oct 25 Aftermath of crushing Giants loss was telling look at Joe Judge. Judge admitted his team is not good enough to win unless it does everything almost perfectly - which almost never happens, and which is why they almost never win. Judge did not come out and say it, and he has yet to offer up any excuses for losing six times in his seven games. But this is telling...
Giants investigating video of maskless Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley at social gathering. According to multiple reports, a small group of Giants players gathered for a dinner with a few friends in a private room at a restaurant. They were then invited to drinks at the bar closed to the public.
Giants didn't wait for the trade deadline to make their first in-season deal
of the year. Eleven days before the Nov. 3 deadline, the team announced it has
traded outside linebacker Markus Golden to the Arizona Cardinals for a sixth-round
selection in the 2021 NFL Draft. Golden returns to the team for which he played
his first four NFL seasons before joining the Giants as a free agent in 2019.
He led the Giants with 10.5 sacks last year.
On the Game - Game 7
Gamegirl ..."I can't believe we were up 21-10 halfway in the fourth quarter, and lost this game..."
Mikefan ..."Once again the Giants showed some spark, and then fell short on performance and points.."
Recap: Giants lose late lead, fall 22-21 to Eagles
Giants can't close out rival Eagles in Philadelphia
Giants' brutal futility in Philadelphia hits new low
Sterling Shepard thrives in return despite limited action
Giants let so much more than a win slip through their fingers
Giants suffer brutal defeat
Forget NFC East dreams for Giants
Giants lose to Philadelphia, 22-21
Giants collapse in heartbreaking fashion, fall to Eagles, 22-21
Cason Wentz scores 12 unanswered points in fourth quarter
5 takeaways from the devastating 22-21 loss to the Eagles
Daniel Jones makes pair of elite throws in loss to Eagles
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(1-5) Eagles (1-4-1)
Oct 22 The Eagles are barely holding onto a second-place standing in the division behind the Dallas Cowboys (2-4), and the Giants could leap Philadelphia in the standings with an upset win on the road. Will the Eagles pick up momentum in the NFC East race? Or, will the Giants take the second-place baton from their rivals?
Oct 21 Backup struggles have Giants hoping for Sterling Shepard return. Shepard remains on IR (and off the official injury report) for now, and the Giants have a 21-day window to add him to the 53-man roster. His status for Thursday could be decided 90 minutes before kickoff.
Tae Crowder had a moment in the sun this week, but the Giants' rookie linebacker was placed on injured reserve with a hamstring injury suffered in a 20-19 victory against the Washington Football Team on Sunday. Crowder, the Mr. Irrelevant honoree from the 2020 NFL Draft, earned his first bit of professional fame by recovering a Kyle Allen fu.
Oct 20 Giants are must-watch with NFL madness making anything possible. We are 100 percent certain about three things: 1. The NFC East is, to put it nicely, awful. 2. The Eagles are banged up. The Cowboys lost their quarterback. Washington is just flat brutal, and seems intent on battling the Jets for the right to dream about Trevor Lawrence. 3. This would not be unprecedented. Twice in non-strike seasons, a team has finished with a losing record and won its division - meaning it didn't just qualify for the postseason, it actually got a home game out of it.f it.
Oct 19 Giants win over Washington 20-19
On the Game - Game 6
Gamegirl ..."This was the game I thought the Giants would have their best chance of winning when the season started out..."
Mikefan ..."The Giants got off to an early 10 point lead. Of course that wouldn't hold up for the entire game..."
Recap: Tae Crowder's defensive TD propels Giants to 20-19 victory over Washington
Joe Judge's Giants get first win in dramatic fashion
Giants finally win as 'Mr. Irrelevant' saves the day
Joe Judge's first win revealed a lot about Giants' culture
Giants punish Andrew Thomas for violation of team policy
Giants survive vs. Washington in ugly, clumsy fashion
Giants give Joe Judge 1st victory (20-19 over Washington)
Giants hold on in 20-19 thriller over Washington Football Team
Washington shows resolve, but big mistakes add up in painful loss
Four takeaways from Washington's 20-19 loss to the Giants
Things I think after Giants' 20-19 victory over Washington Football Teams
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(0-5) Redskins (1-4)
Oct 18 The Giants lost an important part of their linebacker corps when Lorenzo Carter ruptured his Achilles last week against the Cowboys, ending his season. Now he joins Oshane Ximines as outside linebackers on injured reserve, though Ximines is expected to return at some point. At least there's good news - the Giants are appear to be getting back inside linebacker David Mayo this week after he missed five games due to a knee injury suffered in training camp.
Report - Enough about Daniel Jones. He is the current Giants' quarterback,
for better or worse, unless you would be happier with Colt McCoy - and of course
you wouldn't be. Should the Giants have taken him in the 2019 draft with the sixth
overall pick? Yes, if their mind was made up to draft a quarterback. Could they
have tried to convince Eli Manning to play one more year? No, that would have
constituted elder abuse.
Oct 16 Six years in the NFL has taught Markus Golden that what happens in one game has no bearing on what might occur the next time a team takes the field. In the first quarter of this season, Golden became a part-time player. He was on the field for just seven defensive snaps in the Giants' loss to the Rams in Los Angeles on Oct. 4 and 67 in the first four games. In 2019, he led the Giants with 10.0 sacks and was third with 917 defensive snaps. Golden was the first Giants linebacker with double-digit sacks since Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor in 1990.
Oct 15 Struggling Daniel Jones has the support that Dwayne Haskins doesn't. Two second-year quarterbacks, both drafted in the first round, both playing under their second head coach. One benched for too much losing. One with an unshakeable grip on starting despite too much losing. These are the divergent paths of the Giants' Daniel Jones and Washington's Dwayne Haskins, who were drafted No. 6 and No. 15, respectively.
O-line coach explains why Andrew Thomas is struggling inside. According to
PFF, Thomas has allowed 28 total pressures from the left tackle position, including
a season-high nine last week against the Dallas Cowboys. And Through five weeks,
Thomas leads all offensive tackles with 28 pressures.
Giants have lost one of their most promising defensive players for the remainder
of the season. An examination revealed that the third-year outside linebacker
Lorenzo Carter ruptured his left Achilles tendon. He will undergo surgery within
the next few days to repair the injury. The Giants were counting on Carter and
second-year pro Oshane Ximines to be two of their top pass rushers this season.
Now both will be on injured reserve. Ximines was placed there Friday with a shoulder
injury, though he will be eligible to return after missing two more games.
On the Game - Game 5
Gamegirl ..."I'm never happy to see the Giants lose a game, but I feel better than I have so far this season from what I saw today..."
Mikefan ..."The Giants managed to put up points, but they couldn't keep up with the Cowboys..."
Recap: Giants lose heartbreaker to Cowboys, 37-34
Giants let one slip away, fall 37-34 in Dallas
More Giants misery: Daniel Jones and offense show some progress
If Daniel Jones can't rally the Giants in the awful NFC East, he's not the guy
How the Giants defense got to this point
Giants doomed themselves in crushing loss to Cowboys
Joe Judge loses it over 'bullsh-' Giants penalties
Daniel Jones squandered his massive Giants opportunity
Giants' Lorenzo Carter may be done for season after serious injury
Dak Prescott suffers compound fracture, dislocation to right ankle
Giants report card: Familiar mistakes, shoddy execution
Giants offense finally wakes up, but Cowboys win wild game as time expires
Giants hurt themselves in 37-34 Loss to Cowboys
Instant analysis: The Giants will win when they deserve to wins
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(0-4) Cowboys (1-3)
Oct 11 Giants' task is clear: Score some touchdowns, already. Before this 0-4 start, Daniel Jones was over the moon about directing Jason Garrett's quarterback-friendly offense. What we have witnessed so far is a kicker-friendly offense. Jones has thrown two TD passes, none since the opener against the Steelers. Over the past three games, Graham "The Toe" Gano has booted eight field goals.
Oct 10 Ryan Lewis emerging as force in Giants' secondary. By force of habit, Ryan Lewis is still living out of his suitcase. Playing for eight NFL teams in four seasons with stints lasting as short as two weeks offers a lesson, but Lewis can earn the right to unpack Sunday if he is able to stabilize a major weakness for the Giants. He likely will be the third different starter in five games at No. 2 cornerback - tested early and often by the Cowboys' top-ranked passing attack.
Oct 9 Jason Garrett might be the most popular person in the Giants' headquarters this week and it has nothing to do with his affable personality or engaging nature. The Giants Sunday will face the Dallas Cowboys, for whom Garrett coached the previous 13 seasons, including the last 9 1/2 as their head coach. Garrett knows the Cowboys, their personnel and is even familiar with their offensive scheme (coordinator Kellen Moore called Dallas' plays in 2019) and will face them for the first time since leaving the organization.
Oct 8 Giants are going to play in front of fans for first time in 2020. Normally, hitting the road means bracing for disruptive and, at times, abusive crowd noise directed at the visiting team. The Giants played games in Chicago and Inglewood, Calif., this season and there was not a fan in sight. The Giants' two home games were also fan-less, in accordance with COVID-19 restrictions. On Sunday, there are expected to be around 20,000 fans inside AT&T Stadium - capacity of 80,000 sitting and expandable to 100,000 with standing room - when the Giants face the Cowboys.
Oct 7 The first four weeks of the 2020 NFL season have been a case of what can go wrong, will go wrong for the New York Giants. At 0-4, the Giants officially sit at the bottom of the NFC thanks to their status as the lowest-scoring team in all of football. By all accounts, the Giants are at rock bottom, yet there's reason to believe that they can only go up from here.
Report - The general reaction to the Giants close-but-no-cigar loss to the
Los Angeles Rams is not an old one, but it has surfaced in recent months: "Is
Daniel Jones the answer at quarterback? Is he Phil Simms or Eli Manning, or is
he Dave brown?" Head coach Joe Judge, whose resume currently says 0-4, was asked
that question before the team left to fly home Monday morning.
It might not look like it, but the coaches have made some subtle lineup changes to jumpstart this Giants team and get it into the win columns. The most notable is the decision to get rookie offensive tackle Matt Peart some more game snaps (yes, even though per PFF Cam Fleming is playing well). The other is at inside linebacker, where a struggling Deante Downs is losing snaps to a rising Tae Crowder. What are some of the other notable takeaways from this week's snap counts?Oct 5 Giants lose to Los Angeles 17-9
On the Game - Game 4
Gamegirl ..."The Giants looked overall better than they did last week, but they sure need to score some touchdowns..."
Mikefan ..."They kept the game close and had a shot at the end, but..."
Field goals not enough in Giants' 17-9 loss to Rams
Giants' studs and duds: Daniel Jones' latest INT comes at worst possible time
6 Giants to blame after 17-9 loss to Rams
Giants' sorry season continues in dramatic loss
Giants' feisty offensive line needs to take next step
Things we learned from the Giants' 17-9 loss to the Rams
4 Preview - Giants
(0-3) Los Angeles Rams (2-1)
Oct 4 Giants' offense has been missing big plays. The word has been bandied about for a few weeks now: "explosive." The Giants don't have it. Their offense is missing it. Their longest run of the season is 23 yards, by quarterback Daniel Jones. Their longest run by a running back? Just 18 yards. The longest reception is a 41-yard touchdown pass from Jones to Darius Slayton. The second-longest reception is just 29 yards.
Oct 3 One of the Giants' brightest stars from this past summer is set to return home. Wide receiver Alex Bachman is currently undergoing COVID-19 testing and is expected to sign with the Giants' practice squad. Originally, Bachman was believed to be in the running to lock down a 53-man roster spot thanks to a stellar training camp showing. However, the former Wake Forest standout ultimately fell victim to a numbers game, as he was one of five receivers to be sent packing during final roster cuts.
Oct 2 Special
Report - The Giants will fly off Saturday morning to Los Angeles, play the
Rams Sunday and fly back Monday at noon. They will head west as 12-1/2 point underdogs
and when they wing it home they will have probably proven that to be true. Bill
Parcells used to say that the guys who make the point spreads don't play football,
so what the hell do they know?
Oct 1 Markus Golden has gone from team MVP to mysteriously MIA. The most productive player on the Giants defense in 2019 has seen his playing time drastically reduced by the first-year coaching staff, meaning a strange road that began during free agency has spilled into the first three games. Asked to explain Golden's decreased role, Giants outside linebackers coach bret Bielema declined specifics.
Sep 30 The Giants continued to shuffle up their running back room on Tuesday by releasing uninspiring veteran running back Rod Smith and adding another veteran in the form of Alfred Morris. Morris has proven to be an effective between the tackles runner which is something the NY Giants are severely lacking at the moment as the rushing unit ranks dead last in rushing yards and yards-per-attempt.
Sep 29 Daniel Jones has led the Giants in rushing in two of the first three games, but his read-option-keeper ability is now on tape and no longer a surprise. Corrections must start with the run-blocking: The Giants are last in the league in rushing yards per carry (3.2) and per game (56.7). Production was poor with five quarters of the elusive back Saquon Barkley and it's bottomed out since he suffered a season-ending torn ACL and left the job to Devonta Freeman, Wayne Gallman and Dion Lewis.Sep 28 Giants lose to San Francisco 36-9
On the Game - Game 3
Gamegirl ..."I didn't have much confidence the way things started out..."
Mikefan ..."The Giants looked like they took a big step backwackwards this game..."
Recap: Giants fall to 49ers, 36-9
Joe Judge, Giants 'go back to work' after 0-3 start
Daniel Jones outplayed by 49ers Nick Mullens
If Giants' defense is this bad, Joe Judge might go 0-16
6 Giants to blame after embarrassing 36-9 loss to 49ers
Daniel Jones overmatched as Giants look like a disaster
Giants report card: This offense is remarkably inept
Giants defense was exposed by a bunch of nobodies
The biggest Giants concerns to emerge from nightmarish day
Giants' ugliest performance of season results in blowout loss to shorthanded 49ers
Giants Embarrassed by Injury-Depleted 49ers 36-9
Giants takeaways from 36-9 loss to 49ers
Giants-49ers final score: San Francisco dominates New York, 36-9
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(0-2) San Francisco (1-1)
Sep 27 San Francisco will be down its quarterback (Jimmy Garoppolo), tight end (George Kittle), No. 1 wide receiver (Deebo Samuel), top two running backs (Raheem Mostert, Tevin Coleman) and center (Weston Richburg). Despite that, this will be no cakewalk for the Giants, and the reason for that is two-fold. For one, the 49ers have some of the best depth in the NFL and are as well-equipped as anyone to stomach even this amount of roster decimation. Second, they have one of the most inventive and respected play-callers in coach Kyle Shanahan.
Sep 26 One year ago, an early-season injury to Saquon Barkley opened a door for Wayne Gallman, who answered the call at first, but strangely was buried on the bench for the final five games. Gallman could make the big leap from unexpected healthy inactive last week against the Bears to starter Sunday against the 49ers, with a final chance to make something promising of his Giants career before entering free agency.
Sep 25 When the Giants signed Blake Martinez in the offseason, they were hoping they would be getting the dominant, tackling machine that anchored the middle of the Packers defense for so many years. Through the first two weeks of the 2020 season, Martinez has lived up to the bill and then some.
Sep 24 The Giants are in a good news, bad news situation. The good: Wednesday, the Giants officially signed running back Devonta Freeman, a two-time Pro Bowler, to fill the void vacated by Saquon Barkley's season-ending injury. The bad: They also placed wide receiver Sterling Shepard on injured reserve. That means Shepard will be out for at least three weeks and now quarterback Daniel Jones will have to find ways to production without one of his favorite targets.
Sep 23 After losing Saquon Barkley for the season, the New York Giants signed running back Devonta Freeman to a one-year contract Wednesday. Financial terms were not disclosed, but agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the deal is worth up to $3 million. "Devonta turned down more money from other teams because he likes the opportunity with the Giants best," Rosenhaus told Schefter.
Sep 22 Saquon Barkley touched the football just 25 times before his 2020 season ended because of a torn right anterior cruciate ligament that will force him to undergo surgery and endure an arduous rehabilitation. Coach Joe Judge is confident his team will soldier on, remain focused and continue to improve. But he knows the offense will require some alteration without the running back who rushed for more than 1,000 yards in each of the previous two seasons.
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