The New York Giants 2019 opponents - *2018 playoff teams.
Sept 15 Giants lose to the Bills 28-14.
On the Game Game 2
Gamegirl ..."The Giants got off to a good start, but that ended fast. Wait, I said the exact same thing last week..."
Mikefan ..."Eli Manning has no receivers he can trust, and the defense is still finding itself..."
Instant Analysis: Giants lose to Bills, 28-14.
Giants Takeaways from Sunday's 28-14 loss to Bills.
Giants' dream start blows up in telling Week 2 loss to Bills.
Giants WRs hit rock bottom vs. Buffalo Bills, but that should surprise no one.
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(0-1) Buffalo (1-0)
Sept 15 It's all about Saquon Barkley on Sunday. It has to be for the Giants to win. It wasn't about him nearly enough in Week 1 against the Dallas Cowboys. It must be all about him on offense in this high-pressure home opener against the Buffalo Bills at MetLife Stadium.
Sept 14 The names and faces have changed. The story hasn't. The Giants were the NFL's 30th-ranked team in sacks during a three-win 2017 season. They finished 31st in the category during last year's five-win campaign. They enter Sunday's matchup with the Bills as one of three teams in the league without a sack, and they pressured Dak Prescott on just 4-of-32 dropbacks.
Saquon Barkley is jumping in to save the day for a dissed Giants fan ... he just invited the little kid who was roasted by DeMarcus Lawrence to a game in November!!! 11-year-old Kamil Bautista -- a NY fan living in McAllen, Texas -- drove 9 hours with his family to watch the Cowboys play the Giants in Dallas last weekend. But, after the game when he was searching for autographs from players outside the stadium ... Lawrence blew him off, telling him his Barkley jersey was the wrong team!!!
Sept 13 Giants have to find ways to get Saquon Barkley the ball more. Shurmur often seems to fall on the side of using his brilliant players as decoys or assuming that just because opponents focus on stopping them that they actually can stop them.
The New York Giants have waited the better part of two years to feel comfortable trusting dynamic tight end Evan Engram with a major role in their offense. Now, with the departure of Odell Beckham Jr. and the spate of injuries to the Giants' wide receiving corps, the team is turning to Engram in a big way.
Sept 12 The New York Giants have waited the better part of two years to feel comfortable trusting dynamic tight end Evan Engram with a major role in their offense. Now, with the departure of Odell Beckham Jr. and the spate of injuries to the Giants' wide receiving corps, the team is turning to Engram in a big way.
Giants will get close-up look at the QB they passed on. When evaluating the quarterbacks in the 2018 draft, Pat Shurmur studied all of the top prospects. After all, the Giants owned the No. 2 overall pick and, though the front office fell in love with Saquon Barkley, the Giants did have 37-year-old Eli Manning and general manager Dave Gettleman understood the need, sooner rather than later, to find a successor.
Sept 11 The Giants did not come close to winning in Week 1, but there is no doubt they have put together a far upgraded product on their offensive line. Eli Manning was sacked one time in 44 drop backs, and that was on a poorly designed fourth-down rollout.
Sept 10 Why does it sometimes seem like Giants head coach Pat Shurmur needs to be reminded that Barkley is on the field? Barkley was sensational in the Giants' opener on Sunday. He was also sensationally underused.
The Giants' defensive struggles were across the board. They recorded recorded no sacks and, according to Pro Football Focus, had just three quarterback hits and three hurries. There were also missed assignments. There was bad tackling. There was bad technique and execution. There were key penalties.
It suddenly appears the Giants will be going into their home opener Sunday against the Bills at MetLife Stadium without their top receiver. Sterling Shepard sustained a concussion in the season-opening 35-17 loss to the Cowboys and is in the protocol program.
Rookie cornerback Corey Ballentine didn't fly from Dallas back to New Jersey with his team Sunday night. That's because he instead flew to Kansas, to testify against the man who allegedly murdered his friend.
Sept 9 Giants lose to the Cowboys 35-17.
On the Game Game 1
Gamegirl ..."The Giants got off to a good start, but that ended fast..."
Mikefan ..."Fans got to see Daniel Jones on the field, but not for the right reasons..."
Instant Analysis: Giants lose opener to Cowboys, 35-17.
Giants Takeaways from Sunday's 35-17 loss to the Cowboys.
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Daniel Jones makes Giants debut, and it wasn't pretty.
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Is Saquon Barkley still on the Giants? Someone remind Pat Shurmur AGAIN!
Hey, Pat Shurmur, just give the ball to Saquon Barkley.
New York Giants fall to Dallas Cowboys in season opener, 35-17.
Dak Prescott's 4 TDs power Ezekiel Elliott, Cowboys to blowout win vs. Giants.
Instant reactions from the Giants' 35-17 week 1 loss to the Cowboys.
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Sept 8 It's not going to take long for Giants rookies Oshane Ximines, DeAndre Baker or Dexter Lawrence to realize they stepped out of the tunnel and into a new football dimension Sunday afternoon at "Jerry World," for the season opener against the Dallas Cowboys.
Sept 7 Daniel Jones is officially No. 2. After dazzling in the preseason, the Giants' No. 6-overall pick will take a backseat to Eli Manning when the regular season opens Sunday against the Cowboys. But he will at least be active and in uniform, something the Giants' rookie quarterbacks the past two years could not say until the final month of the season.
Sept 6 How Giants' Evan Engram was pulled out of 'dark time' into bright future by Eli Manning (and lemon pepper seasoning).
The Giants are ready to see the impact Jabrill Peppers can have in a game that counts. They've all been impressed by his personality and his athleticism, his work ethic and an overlooked part of his skill set: his football intelligence.
Sept 5 When
Eli Manning looks behind him, it's not at Daniel Jones. Perhaps more than
ever before, Manning has been willing in the lead-up to the 2019 season to reflect
on his 15-year career until this point with the Giants. Ask a sentimental question,
get a (somewhat) sentimental answer, at least by his standards.
NFC East News
Sept 4 The Giants have begun their on-field preparation for the defending NFC East champion at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center before their trip to AT&T Stadium. Here are five storylines heading into Week 1.
Saquon Barkley was chosen by his peers as one of the seven team captains for the 2019 season, an honor rarely bestowed on individuals after only one year on the job.
Sept 2 The
Giants were not as active on the waiver wire as they were last season, but
they did receive two claims: former Bengals wide receiver and special teams contributor
Cody Core and former Jets offensive tackle Eric Smith.
Sept 1 Special
Report - It probably won't stay this way for much longer than 24 hours, but
the Giants released their "official" 53-man roster for the 2019 season on schedule,
4 p.m. Saturday. Perhaps most surprising was the release of quarterback Kyle Lauletta,
who threw the dramatic last-second 15-yard touchdown pass last Thursday night
in New England to forge the 31-29 victory over the Patriots.
Aug 31 Focus now shifts to Eli Manning as it now gets real for Giants. There is a time to develop and plan for the future -- and a time to get down to the serious business of knocking heads with a fierce rival. Daniel Jones is the starting quarterback in waiting for a franchise that for the past 15 years has leaned on one player to guide their offense.
Giants in final process of putting roster together. Like all NFL teams, the Giants have until 4 p.m. to pare their roster to the 53-player regular-season limit. Pat Shurmur wasn't about to offer clues as to what he or anyone else in the organization is thinking.
Giants rally for
much swirling around Daniel Jones is about the waiting game. His ascension
into the coveted role of starting quarterback for the Giants is inevitable, but
not imminent. With the Giants' front-line players mostly sitting this one out,
Jones will make his first preseason start Thursday night against the Patriots
at Gillette Stadium and it is fascinating to speculate when his next start arrives.
Aug 28 The odds are stacked against Paul Perkins. He knows it, and rather than run from it, he'd rather run with it and relish the challenge along the way. Thursday night's Giants preseason finale against the Patriots in Foxborough, Mass., might very well represent Perkins' last stand with the team that drafted him in 2016. Or it might not.
Aug 27 This may be Giants' last look at Daniel Jones before team is his. Soon, it will be Eli Manning's time to turn back the clock. To try to make something out of what will likely be his last season in blue. To hold off the team's future for as long as he can.
Aug 26 The Giants are beginning the transition from training camp to the regular season, which is just two weeks away. They returned to the practice field on Sunday to prepare for Thursday's preseason finale and what lies beyond. Daniel Jones will start preseason finale; Eli to sit.
Aug 24 Pat Shurmur squashes Giants' QB controversy murmurs: Eli's the starter. "I've said it all along: Eli is our starter, and we're getting Daniel ready to play," Shurmur said Friday.
Giants depth chart power rankings: Where is Pat Shurmur's team deepest? Where does it still need help? Following an offseason makeover and three preseason games to evaluate, here's a look at how each of the Giants' position groups rank from strongest to weakest.
Aug 23 Jones
leads TD drive in Giants' 25-23 win over Bengals.
Aug 22 After playing their first two preseason games at home, the Giants take their first road trip of 2019 this week. They will look to improve to 3-0 on Thursday night against the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. The third preseason game is typically when coaches play their starters the longest before resting them in the fourth.
Aug 21 Special Report - Perhaps Odell Beckham carries some mysterious virus that affects those who cluster near him. This time it's Cleveland Browns' quarterback Baker Mayfield (who hasn't yet had a gold jacket reserved for him in Canton), saying that he was "stunned" that the Giants spent the sixth overall draft pick on quarterback Daniel Jones. "I cannot believe the Giants took him," Mayfield said Tuesday. It blows my mind. "Some people overthink it, that's where they go wrong. They forget you have to win, too."
Aug 20 These are the dog days of training camp. With their first road trip on the horizon, the New York Giants held another tough, physical practice in hot, humid conditions. They have two more practices this week before traveling to Cincinnati to face the Bengals on Thursday night.
Aug 19 Don't play Saquon Barkley. Pat Shurmur should have Barkley take a seat and wait for the regular-season opener against the Cowboys to play him. Barkley is the straw that stirs the Giants' drink. The risk-reward isn't worth taking him out of bubble wrap. Better safe than sorry.
New York Giants 53-man roster projection. With roster decisions looming on August 31, here, then, is an updated prediction on the roster.
Aug 18 Why Pat Shurmur is upbeat about the Giants' defense. Before training camp even started, the question of how the Giants defense would eventually pan out was on the top of everyone's minds. The group is young, with first-round draft picks Dexter Lawrence and DeAndre Baker atop the depth chart.
The Giants did much to please Pat Shurmur in their preseason victory against the Chicago Bears last night. But coaches are wont to focus on errors that need correcting, and that's where Shurmur was after viewing the tape of the 32-13 triumph.
Stomp Bears 32-13.
second preseason game the time for Eli Manning to assert himself. The plan
is for him to stay on the field longer than the cameo three-play series he lasted
last week against the Jets. Coach Pat Shurmur gave Manning one offensive possession,
hoping it would last more than an eye-blink. Instead, Shurmur saw almost nothing.
Aug 15 Coaches
don't like to reveal playing time before preseason games, but Pat Shurmur
clued everyone in on his plan to play all four quarterbacks this week, just like
he did in the preseason opener.
Why John Mara thinks the Giants are heading in the right direction. No matter what NFL analysts think about the decisions made by Giants general manager Dave Gettleman, one person who is firmly in the 68-year-old general manager's corner is team co-owner John Mara.
Aug 14 Golden Tate will serve four-game suspension after losing appeal. Also, Tate will have $464,705 taken out of his $1.975 million salary he is due in his first season with Big Blue.
John Mara's Giants dream: Daniel Jones 'never sees the field' this season. Clearly, Giants co-owner John Mara is less interested in the delicate dynamic at quarterback and far more concerned with yanking the franchise back toward winning.
Guessing when Giants' Daniel Jones will take Eli Manning's job. Let's allow history to guide the most quintessential 2019 Giants debate: When (or if) first-round pick Daniel Jones will see the field, and how will the franchise end the Eli Manning era.
Aug 13 Giants
rookie quarterback Daniel Jones' NFL career is certainly off to a promising
start given his preseason debut last week in which he completed all five pass
attempts for 67 yards and 1 touchdown in just one series of play.
Manning stomps out talk of competition with strongest practice of training
camp. Giants veteran Eli Manning had the type of performance one would expect
from a top-tier NFL quarterback on Sunday, his first practice since a three-play
outing in the preseason opener against the Jets.
T.J. Jones understands the importance of making a first impression. So when he went out in the Giants' preseason opener against the Jets on Thursday night and caught all six of his targets for 72 yards, including a 31-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Kyle Lauletta, Jones kicked off his career in New York on the right foot.
Aug 11 Despite all the attention being paid to Daniel Jones, which is warranted given his importance to the team's long-term future, the biggest 2019 issue that will go a long way to determining how many games the Giants win and lose is their pass defense.
Lifelong Giants fan making surprise case for final roster spot. Effort combined with instinct and good fortune made Jake Carlock a breakout player in the Giants' 31-22 preseason-opening victory over the Jets.
Aug 10 Daniel Jones showed up as The Natural in his preseason debut, and the unmistakable rumble of his thundering footsteps cannot possibly go in one of Eli Manning's ears and out the other. No one is calling Daniel Jones a draft-day reach anymore, only a precocious rookie reaching for Manning's beloved job.
How LB Nate Stupar is 'selflessly' helping change Giants' culture. Stupar, an eight-year NFL veteran who is entering his second season with the Giants after being claimed off waivers six days before the 2018 season opener, says the difference between the vibe around Quest Diagnostics Training Center this spring and summer is night and day from last season.
Aug 9 Daniel
Jones throws TD in only series, Giants beat Jets.
will we see from the New York Giants in Thursday's preseason opener vs. the
New York Jets? Here are five things to watch.
Aug 7 The Giants and Jets square off Thursday in their 51st annual intra-state rivalry game at their shared home MetLife Stadium. The game traditionally is held in Week 3 of the preseason but has been moved to the opener for both teams in 2019. Why?
Pat Shurmur didn't want to disclose who will play or start in the Giants' preseason opener Thursday night, but he did make an exception regarding Daniel Jones. "He's a guy that will play," Shurmur said. "I can tell you that for sure."
Aug 6 Giants release first unofficial depth chart. To no surprise, rookie Daniel Jones is listed as the No. 2 quarterback behind Eli Manning.
In the months leading up to the NFL Draft, quarterback Daniel Jones was criticized again and again by analysts and anonymous NFL personnel for his inferior arm strength. After 16 practices in the spring and two weeks of training camp, Jones' live arm is making the Giants look smart for trusting their own evaluation.
Aug 5 Boom-or-bust case of Giants LB Alec Ogletree: Playmaker for pass defense? Or liability? Because Ogletree is paid like one of the NFL's best, the young Giants defense needs Ogletree to perform like it. That means playing all three downs, including in the nickel formation on passing downs.
Giants completed their ninth practice in 10 days at the Quest Diagnostics
Training Center before a day off on Sunday. It was all about the young cornerbacks
and it started with sixth round pick Corey Ballentine.
Giants guard Will Hernandez is "heartbroken" for the city he called home in college. Twenty people are dead and 26 more injured, according to the governor of Texas, after a shooter opened fire Saturday morning in an El Paso shopping center.
Aug 3 Another
day, another high completion percentage from Eli Manning. Manning's strong
first two weeks of training camp continued Friday as he completed 10-of-12 passes
and threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to trusty tight end Rhett Ellison during the
three 11-on-11 periods of practice.
is the time of the year where position and roster battles reach a boiling
point across the NFL. There was supposed to be a number of position battles at
Giants training camp, though not all of them have quite materialized.
Aug 1 New-look secondary coming together at camp. Everett Withers is in his first season as the Giants' defensive backs coach. Withers' group includes two high-profile offseason acquisitions who start at safety in Jabrill Peppers and Antoine Bethea (a 14-year veteran) and three cornerbacks selected in the NFL Draft: DeAndre Baker in the first round, Julian Love in the fourth and Corey Ballentine in the sixth.