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Oct 27 NFL trade rumors: These 6 Giants could be gone after Sunday's game vs. Lions. Coach Pat Shurmur will try to keep the Giants focused on Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions (and the rest of the season), knowing the roster could look dramatically different in 72 hours.

Oct 26 Janoris Jenkins wants to know where he'll be playing next week. For a second straight trade deadline, though, it is not just rumors that Jenkins could be traded. Sports Illustrated reported Thursday that Jenkins has been "shopped around some" by the Giants.

Golden Tate never wanted to leave Detroit; Now he returns with NY Giants seeking validation. Golden Tate wanted to be with the Detroit Lions for the rest of his career. And he anticipated that would happen, until all of a sudden he wasn't anymore.

Oct 25 Pat Shurmur had the chance to protect Daniel Jones from blame after he was sacked eight times on Sunday in a loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Shurmur chose not to.

Giants season has been a cruel tease for Wayne Gallman. Wayne Gallman waited almost two years for an opportunity that lasted five quarters. Now? Who knows when or if he will get another chance with the Giants.

Saquon Barkley excited to face Damon Harrison. When the Giants play the Detroit Lions in Ford Field, Barkley will run into a defensive front that is anchored by his former teammate, Damon "Snacks" Harrison.

Oct 24 With the deadline six days away, NFL sources weigh in on the Giants' few tradeable assets. With a season going nowhere and the trading deadline less than a week away, nothing with Giants GM Dave Gettleman can be ruled out.

As Tuesday's NFL trade deadline approaches, left tackle Nate Solder arguably is the team's most moveable asset. The Browns reportedly are targeting the Giants - particularly Solder - for offensive line help. Solder, who comes from the Bill Belichick school of blocking out distractions, had not heard the speculation when approached at his locker after practice.

Deone Bucannon signed Tuesday with the Giants and is expected to quickly compete for a starting inside linebacker position in the 3-4 base defense and provide much-needed relief in the nickel package. The Giants had safety Jabrill Peppers moving around to pick up slack.

Oct 23 Deone Bucannon and James Bettcher are back together. Bucannon played a hybrid safety/linebacker role for the Cardinals when Bettcher was the team's defensive coordinator from 2015 to 2017. Bettcher is now doing the same job for the Giants and the team announced Bucannon's signing on Tuesday.

Former Giants
Odell Beckham Jr. is at odds with the NFL again, this time after the league accused him of yet another wardrobe malfunction.

Oct 22 If you are a Giants fan, it is fair for you to wonder whether Pat Shurmur is the right coach to lead you out of this desert of despair. Shurmur isn.t on the hot seat just yet, but his mandate now is threefold: Win some damn games, keep the locker room unified and, most of all, develop Daniel Jones.

Dave Gettleman vowed to rebuild the Giants. offensive line. Through 2 offseasons it has been a colossal failure. Dominance along the line of scrimmage is the backbone to a competitive football team, and it is something that the Giants have lacked for the better part of eight seasons since the red and blue confetti fell at the conclusion of Super Bowl XLVI.

Oct 21 Giants lose to the Cardinals 27-21.
On the Game Game 7
Gamegirl ..."The Giants had an extra few days to prepare for this game, but it didn't help..."
Mikefan ..."It's hard to see a winable game go down the drain..."

Edmonds runs for 3 TDs, Cards top Giants 27-21 in Barkley's return.
Instant Analysis: Instant Analysis: Giants fall to Cardinals, 27-21.
What we learned from Giants vs. Cardinals.
Daniel Jones battered as Giants lose an ugly one.
Giants report card: Pat Shurmur failed badly.
Pat Shurmur looks clueless in mismanaging end of latest Giants loss.
Saquon Barkley can't save the Giants by himself.
Daniel Jones is now dragging Giants down with him.
Giants worse than even Cardinals? Believe it.
How Pat Shurmur defended under-fire 3rd-and-18 play call.
Giants drop third straight in ugly 27-21 loss to Cardinals.
Cardinals 27, Giants 21: Inexplicable finish to bad loss.
Jones sacked eight times in Giants' loss to Cardinals.
Giants drop third straight as Daniel Jones' turnover problems continue.
Arizona Cardinals 27 - New York Giants 21.
Cardinals RB Chase Edmonds runs all over Giants in win.
Chandler Jones records 4 sacks as Cardinals defense shines vs. Giants.

Game 7 Preview Giants (2-4) Cardinals (2-3-1)
Last Sunday, the Falcons and Cardinals battled it out in Arizona. Kyler Murray passed for 340 yards and 3 touchdowns, and the team had 102 rushing yards with 1 touchdown. Atlanta had 341 yards, with Matt Ryan throwing 4 touchdowns, and his team rushing for 103 yards. It was all as close as the final score, which had the Cardinals winning 34-33.
The Giants put up a good fight after traveling to New England on a short week for a Thursday night game. Both teams could have played better, and the Giants held their own up until the third quarter. Trailing by seven points in the third quarter, a fumble by the Giants gave the Patriots an easy touchdown. The Giants couldn't recover, and ended up losing the game 35-14.

Oct 20 David Mayo is the blossoming defensive stud the Giants didn't see coming. Bring up David Mayo's name and the Giants will rave about his smarts, his desire and how seamlessly he has fit on the team. He signed a two-year contract with the 49ers in the offseason. He moved his family to the Bay Area. Then, on Aug. 31, he was cut.

Oct 19 This is a line-of-demarcation game for the Giants. They'll play the Cardinals on Sunday at MetLife Stadium as close to full strength as they've been in weeks, with running back Saquon Barkley and tight end Evan Engram back from injuries.

Oct 18 Giants set to unleash 'J.Y.D.' Markus Golden on his old team. James Bettcher is a main reason why Golden signed a one-year, $3.75 million deal with the Giants. Bettcher downplayed any emotion over playing his former team and mentioned the fond memories in Arizona. It doesn't mean he doesn't want bragging rights.

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray getting sacked repeatedly early-on this season was a point of discussion. Whose fault was that? The debate often centered around whether to blame the offensive line for giving up those sacks, or whether the onus was on Murray to throw the ball away before getting hit.

Oct 17 Remember when Giants general manager Dave Gettleman insisted that he had a plan to fix what ailed the Giants? The critics had their doubts, and in fact, some even mocked the Giants 68-year old general manager for claiming he had a plan but refusing to divulge ahead of time what that plan was. But as the 2019 season continues to unfold, Gettleman's plan has slowly revealed itself.

Former Giants
Justin Pugh's emotions as he prepares for first game against Giants.

Oct 16 Rookies get compared, especially when they meet up in the same game, and that is simply the long and short of it. The long of it for the Giants is Daniel Jones, a strapping 6-foot-5 quarterback navigating his way through his first NFL season. The short of it is Kyler Murray, a mighty mite 5-foot-10 quarterback making his way through his debut season with the Cardinals.

Former Giants
Where are they now? Tracking ex-Giants cut or traded in last 13 months | Browns' Odell Beckham, Olivier Vernon underperforming?

Oct 15 Special Report - The Giants got a little help from their friends Sunday when the New York Jets, with whom they share a stadium, beat the Dallas Cowboys. What that did was leave the Giants, at 2-4, just one game behind the Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles, who are 3-3. And by no stretch are the Cowboys and Giants friends, but the Dallas failure to beat one of the worst teams in the NFL did provide a welcome boost to Pat Shurmur's team.
"Yeah, I watched a lot of football Sunday," said Shurmur, whose team, of course, played (and lost badly, but didn't play badly) to the New England Patriots last Thursday night. "But mostly, I watched Arizona. We play them Sunday (at MetLife Stadium). But I did get to see some of the other games, too." If the Giants are actually going to be part of some race in the NFC East to decide the best among a handful of mediocre teams, at least they figure to come into Sunday's game with more of their offensive weapons than previously thought.

Oct 14 The NFC East isn't exactly running away from the Giants. Even after Thursday night's 35-14 loss to the New England Patriots, the Giants have plenty to be optimistic about after the Eagles and Dallas Cowboys lost Sunday afternoon.

NFC East News
Cowboys - Panic time! Dallas Cowboys playing for survival after loss to lowly NY Jets.
Eagles - Loss to Vikings, it's hard to fault Doug Pederson's fourth down calls.
Redskins - Barely hold on against Dolphins for first win of season.

Oct 13 For a few possessions, Tom Brady had to be having Super Bowl flashbacks. He dropped back to pass and saw nothing but white Giants jerseys in his face. Instead of Michael Strahan and Osi Umenyiora, it was Markus Golden and Lorenzo Carter.

The Giants hired coach Pat Shurmur last year largely so he could mold quarterback Eli Manning's replacement. But if Shurmur doesn't get enough next season out of that replacement, Daniel Jones, he could be finished with the Giants, after just three seasons.

Oct 12 The Giants gave a superhuman defensive effort Thursday night (no matter the misleading final score) in a game nobody expected to be competitive for even a half. The Giants entered Gillette Stadium as 17-point underdogs, the largest number they faced since at least 1980.

So, how do we measure this? What are we to make of the Giants loss to the Patriots on Thursday night at Gillette Stadium as it pertains to how they'll do going forward? Their defense, indeed, played well, disrupting Tom Brady, who was sacked three times and intercepted once, and generally preventing him from finding a rhythm for most of the night.

Oct 11 Giants lose to the Patriots 35-14.
On the Game Game 6
Gamegirl ..."I was pretty hopeful the way things were going for awhile..."
Mikefan ..."You weren't expecting much going into this game, but think about it, I'd say you got more than you expected..."

Patriots force 4 turnovers, beat Giants 35-14 to reach 6-0.
Instant Analysis: Giants fall to Patriots, 35-14.
Giants put up a fight and still get battered by Patriots.
Giants' foolish decision not to enhance roster spoiled chance.
Giants takeaways from Thursday's 35-14 loss to the Patriots.
Patriots pull away from Giants in 35-14 slopfest.

Game 6 Preview Giants (2-3) Patriots (5-0)
Last Sunday, after allowing the Redskins to take an early first quarter lead, the Patriots got back on track. They gave up no more points and went on to win 33-7, almost an exact reflection of their average scoring over these first five games.
Things did not go well for the Giants last week in their game with the Minnesota Vikings. They lost the game 28-10, and their second leading running back, Wayne Gallman, was injured as well.

Oct 10 The Giants are 17-point underdogs and won't have three critical offensive weapons against the NFL's best defense. And Jones will be making his fourth career start against Tom Brady, who is 117-19 in regular season home games. Jones will need a huge showing from wide receiver Golden Tate and the Giants' full-strength defense in order to even keep this game close.

Oct 9 Though Saquon Barkley and Evan Engram may miss Thursday night's game, and Sterling Shepard and Wayne Gallman will be out as they deal with concussions, it looks as if Big Blue will get inside linebackers Alec Ogletree and Tae Davis back. Both practiced fully Tuesday after missing each of the last two games.

Oct 8 The Giants could be without wide receiver Sterling Shepard for several weeks, after he suffered his second concussion in five weeks Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.
Options for Giants at WR after Sterling Shepard goes down with another concussion Expect the Giants to look at familiar faces and guys already on the roster.

Oct 7 Giants lose to the Vikings 28-10.

On the Game Game 5
Gamegirl ..."I was hoping the Giants could make it three wins in a row..."
Mikefan ..."The Giants were overmatched in this game, but they put up a good showing at times..."

Cousins, Thielen lead Vikings in dominant 28-10 win over Giants.
Instant Analysis: Giants fall to Vikings, 28-10.
Giants hit with reality check in Daniel Jones' first loss.
Giants offensive line makes Daniel Jones' life miserable.
Daniel Jones had no chance as Giants offensive line hangs him out to dry.
Daniel Jones now knows how Eli Manning used to feel after Vikings beatdowns.
Golden Tate already unhappy about his role with Giants.
Vikings douse cold water on optimism around Giants' undermanned defense.
Giants passing game unable to makeup for running back injuries.
Vikings manhandle undermanned Giants, 28-10.
Too many mistakes in Giants' 28-10 loss to Vikings
Minnesota Vikings soundly defeated the New York Giants 28-10.
Minnesota Vikings 28 - New York Giants 10.

Game 5 Preview Giants (2-2) Vikings (2-2)
The Vikings lost last Sunday in Chicago, 16-6. The Bears defense was just too much for them. The Vikings weren't able to score until the final three minutes of the game.
Last week the Giants overcame a number of mistakes in their 24-3 win over the Washington Redskins. The defense showed up when it counted.

Oct 6 Ryan Connelly was placed on injured reserve with a torn ACL in his right knee. He had interceptions in each of the last two weeks and had taken command of the huddle with co-captain Alec Ogletree sidelined with a hamstring injury. Here are three ways how the Giants can compensate defensively for the loss of Connelly.

Oct 5 Janoris Jenkins swallowed some pride but still felt plenty hungry for redemption. The Giants' top cornerback prefers to shadow an opponent's best wide receiver no matter where he goes on the field - it's a badge of honor, really - but last week Jenkins remained on the left side of the defense no matter how the Washington Redskins lined up before the snap.

Before Daniel Jones takes a snap from center, before he throws a pass or hands off to one of his running backs, the rookie quarterback must make pre-snap reads that normally determine the success or failure of a play. And it might be the hardest part of the job for a rookie quarterback to learn. It helps to have Eli Manning as a tutor.

Oct 4 After a quiet NFL debut, Dexter Lawrence has steadily played better, assuaging some of the fears that the Giants got bamboozled in the trade that sent Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns. Included in the package was the No. 17-overall pick in the 2019 draft, which the Giants used to take the massive Lawrence out of Clemson.

Saquon Barkley continued to amaze onlookers when he not only was running but also jumping around during the part of practice open to the media.
The miracle comeback by Saquon Barkley now seems like a matter of when -- not if. But the "when" is not likely to be this Sunday. It's much more likely to be next Thursday in New England instead.

Oct 3 Giants can't cave amid sudden Saquon Barkley return talk. Barkley is in a rush to return. The Giants should not rush him back.
Saquon Barkley was on the practice field Wednesday, running and cutting 10 days after suffering a high ankle sprain against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Oct 2 The New York Giants just added a new weapon for rookie quarterback Daniel Jones. Wide receiver Golden Tate was officially added to the active roster Tuesday following a four-game suspension for violating the league's substance-abuse polic.
To make room for Golden Tate and rookie Josiah Tauaefa, who was promoted from the practice squad, Bennie Fowler and TJ Jones were released on Tuesday. Jones muffed two punts in Sunday's win over the Redskins and received just five offensive snaps.

On Sunday, Janoris Jenkins picked off two passes. Today, he picked up the NFC Defensive Player of the Week Award. Jenkins, the Giants' eight-year veteran cornerback, was responsible for three of the team's four interceptions in its 24-3 victory against the Washington Redskins. He also had four tackles (three solo).

Oct 1 The Giants' linebacker corps took another hit Sunday when Ryan Connelly left the Washington game with a knee injury. Tests confirmed today that the promising rookie suffered a torn ACL, adding to an injury report that already included defensive co-captain Alec Ogletree and Tae Davis.

Following the Giants' 24-3 win over the Washington Redskins, Giants' head coach Pat Shurmur mentioned that the coaching staff implemented a "few tweaks" on the defensive side of the ball.

Sept 30 Giants win over Washington 24-3.
On the Game Game 4
Gamegirl ..."Two wins in a row. We have to keep this going..."
Mikefan ..."The Giants defense came up big in this game..."

Jones, defense lead Giants over winless Redskins, 24-3.
Instant Analysis: Defense propels Giants to 24-3 victory over Redskins.
Daniel Jones' home debut turns into Giants laugher over Redskins.
Daniel Jones' handling of his first Giants headache says it all.
Daniel Jones brilliant at times, fighting through growing pains.
Dwayne Haskins is wrong: Giants definitely did NOT mess up drafting Daniel Jones.
Landon Collins not exactly crying about Redskins losing: 'I did my job'.
Daniel Jones delivers inspiring encore in 24-3 win over Washington.
Wayne Gallman promised to show people what he could do.
The Giants soundly defeated the Washington Redskins 24-3 at MetLife Stadium.
Washington will lose the fan base if they don't change something soon.
Redskins struggle offensively in loss to New York.

Game 4 Preview Giants (1-2) Redskins (0-3)
The Redskins lost their Monday night game to the Chicago Bears, 31-15. It wasn't their best outing. They are now 0-3, losing in their first game by 5 points, the second by 10, and this one by 16.
On Sunday the Giants didn't take the lead in the game until there were less than two minutes left. Tampa Bay's comeback failed with a missed field goal attempt. The Giants ended up with a 32-31 win, their first of the season.

Sept 29 The Giants admired and came to depend on many attributes Landon Collins brought to the field. His 22 solo tackles leads the NFL, according to Pro Football Focus. Opposing quarterbacks have targeted him 12 times and Collins has allowed 11 receptions, tied for the third-most in the league.

When trying to answer the question of why Daniel Jones is starting for the suddenly rejuvenated Giants as Dwayne Haskins lingers on the bench for the winless Washington Redskins, it's as simple as those three words. Jones made 36 career starts in a pro-style offense at Duke. Haskins made 14 career starts in a quick-read spread offense at Ohio State. Only one of those two rookie quarterbacks entered the NFL ready to start.

Sept 28 Overshadowed by Daniel Jones, this other Giants rookie already is making big plays. Darius Slayton debuted against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with three catches for 82 yards, including a 46-yarder to set up a touchdown after Daniel Jones extended the play with his feet.

When the team decided that Manning would be heading to the bench in favor of rookie Daniel Jones, head coach Pat Shurmur went as far as to reach out to Coughlin to inform him of the team's decision before it was ultimately announced.

Sept 27 Jabrill Peppers knows what the Giants' defense has to do to help Daniel Jones. Doing it will be the hard part. The Giants (1-2) have buried themselves on defense in the first-half of each of their first three games, forcing the offense to play catch-up. That has to change, otherwise Jones is going to have create miracle after miracle like he did last Sunday at Tampa Bay.

Sept 26 The Giants still have a confidence about them, even though they know they're missing their best player. They think they can survive life without Saquon Barkley, even if it turns out to be for the next two months.
Wayne Gallman will be the starter and feature back when the Giants host the Washington Redskins on Sunday. If you think the job or the moment is too big for him, you are unfamiliar with Wayne Gallman.

Former Giants
Jason Pierre-Paul is currently on track for a potential return in the second half of the season, and can return to practice after Week 6. In the meantime, he's reportedly agreed to restructure his contract in way that not only makes him a free agent after 2019 but also gives the Buccaneers much needed cap relief.

Sept 25 Daniel Jones' debut opened eyes across the NFL, but perhaps the most impressive element of an impressive first career start was the Giants' rookie quarterback's performance when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense brought extra pressure Sunday.

While Pro Football Focus rates the Giants' offensive line 14th in the NFL after three weeks, the play we saw in Week 3 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has to give fans and the team pause. Daniel Jones was sacked five times that game in addition to being hit 11 times.

Sept 24 There was a "Why now?" vibe as Pat Shurmur announced one week ago he was starting Daniel Jones and benching Eli Manning. A day after Jones thrilled the Giants and their fans while making a statement heard around the NFL, another question was set on the table for the head coach: What took you so long? As in, do you wish you made this move two weeks ago, to start the season?

The Giants' fears were confirmed on Monday morning when they learned that Saquon Barkley will be out 6-8 weeks with a high ankle sprain. They're going to have to bring in a veteran running back - and one who can really play.
Saquon Barkley injury: Where do Giants turn next? Wayne Gallman? Practice squad? Top free agents available. Remember when the Giants looked flush with veteran backup running backs?

Sept 23 Giants win over Tampa Bay 32-31.
On the Game Game 3
Gamegirl ..."Wow! On the edge of my seat until the end of this game.."
Mikefan ..."Great start for Daniel Jones. Who knows where they go from here..."

Instant Analysis: Daniel Jones leads comeback victory in first NFL start.
Daniel Jones lifts Giants on game-winning comeback drive.
No one for Giants' Janoris Jenkins to blame this time but himself.
Magic of Daniel Jones gives Giants reason to believe.
Daniel Jones is Giants hero in incredible comeback win.
Why Daniel Jones' debut was exactly what the Giants needed.
Giants' defense paved way for Daniel Jones' special moment.
Comeback kid! Jones rallies Giants past Bucs in 1st start.
Giants overcome 18-point deficit as Daniel Jones leads dramatic 4th-quarter comeback.
Ten measures of improbability for Giants' win vs. Buccaneers.
Daniel Jones leads stirring rally without Saquon Barkley as Big Blue beats the Bucs.
Daniel Jones and the Giants come back from 18 down.
Saquon Barkley's sad injury is Giants damper.
Saquon Barkley upbeat despite injury.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers blow 18-point lead, fall to New York Giants 32-31.

Game 3 Preview Giants (0-2) Tampa Bay (1-1)
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost in their first game, but righted the ship next time out with a 20-14 win over the Carolina Panthers in a Thursday night game.
Last Sunday, the Giants followed the same script as they did the previous week. The offense scored on the first possession, and then went into hiding until it was too late. This time it was a 28-14 loss to the Buffalo Bills.

Sept 22 NFL rules on limited contact prohibited Giants rookie cornerback DeAndre Baker from playing his preferred style during minicamp practices. But what's the explanation for it now? Are the Giants misusing Baker by not allowing him play to his strengths in games?

Daniel Jones' Giants journey is unlike any other. The story, of course, is as much about who he is replacing as how he performs. A year ago, Daniel Jones was living the perfect life of a BMOC, allowed to roam the Duke campus as a football hero and virtually unknown to the world beyond. Now, he becomes the QB1 of the New York Giants.

Sept 21 Everyone knew that the New York Giants would make the change from Daniel Jones to Eli Manning at some point this season. Few, however, were expecting the change to come so soon. After the Giants fell to 0-2 following their loss to the Buffalo Bills, the team's brass made the decision to promote Daniel Jones to the starting quarterback role.

Sterling Shepard took the hit, stumbled to the ground, struggled to get up and was "pretty sure" he had a concussion in the third quarter of the Giants' Week 1 game against the Cowboys. But the wide receiver refused to take himself out of the game, and neither the Giants nor the NFL's independent spotters saw enough to force him to the sideline.

Sept 20 So far, the Giants' defense has lived down to expectations. And that's a troubling sign as rookie quarterback Daniel Jones prepares to make his first start, Sunday at the Buccaneers. Because if defensive coordinator James Bettcher and Co. don't give Jones some help, the kid is doomed - on Sunday and beyond.

DeAndre Baker insists his confidence has not been lacking, even if his coverage has been. The Giants' rookie cornerback has taken his licks through the first two games of the season and is allowing opposing quarterbacks to record a perfect 158.3 passer rating when they throw his way.

Sept 19 Daniel Jones is confident he will succeed in his new assignment. The 22-year-old rookie will be the first quarterback to make his pro debut in a Giants uniform since the player he is replacing, Eli Manning, did so in 2004.

This may not be the end of Eli Manning. "My gut told me it was the right time, but that narrative that you don't bring Eli back, I think that's just something for us all to talk about," head coach Pat Shurmur said.

Dave Gettleman and Pat Shurmur are on the clock after creating this Giant mess with Eli Manning. Daniel Jones has more than enough on his plate before his first career NFL start to worry about what might happen if he fails.

Sept 18 Every year, there are changes made to the personnel of a pro football team, changes that often don't get more than a second glance or mention from the media. But the New York Giants decision to officially pass the quarterback torch from long-time veteran Eli Manning to rookie Daniel Jones after the team's third straight 0-2 start is the exception.

Thanks, Eli. And I know I am speaking for all Giants fans, including the ones who agree that the time has finally come for you to hand the ball over to young Daniel Jones.

Why Giants' switch from Eli Manning to Daniel Jones must be permanent -- no matter what Reversing this decision could open a door that would be difficult -- and messy -- to close.

Sept 17 Special Report - It has to happen, sooner or later, and from what the vibes were around the Giants on Monday, after the second loss in the first two games of this season, the answer seems to be sooner. We're talking about Eli Manning losing his starting job, of course, and he is no stranger to the process.
He took over in 2004 after Kurt Warner has started the first nine games of the season, and his record streak of starts didn't end until head coach Ben McAdoo decided "to see what Geno Smith could do" 211 games later against the Oakland Raiders in 2017. Now it is beginning to look as though, as early as next Sunday in Tampa, Eli will be replaced by rookie Daniel Jones.

Sept 16 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 that 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.
What we learned from Giants' Week 2 defeat.
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.
TJ Jones making statement as surprise Giants wideout.
Giants defense of fool's gold.
Angry Giants fans can't leave fast enough.
Giants blame game begins with Janoris Jenkins dig.
How much longer does Eli Manning really have?
Is it worth it for the Giants to start Daniel Jones?
Bills' defense rights itself after shaky start against Giants.

Game 2 Preview Giants (0-1) Buffalo (1-0)
The Buffalo Bills got off to a good start last week with a come from behind road win over the Jets. The final score was 17-16. The Bills will be back at MetLife Stadium again this week to face the Giants.
The Giants lost in their first game to the Dallas Cowboys 35-17. The offense showed some sparks, but it was their defense that went up in flames.

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.

Former Giants
Odell Beckham's clown show continues with Browns: He thumbs nose at NFL, will continue wearing $190K watch during games (of course).

NFC East News
NFC East Roundup: Week 1 in the books.

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.
The Giants' young defense is an outright catastrophe.
Eli Manning shows exactly why Giants can't bench him.
Giants report card: Their worst fears were realized.
Giants blown out in very ugly Week 1 losss.
Daniel Jones makes Giants debut, and it wasn't pretty.
Toothless Giants defense is a disaster -- and it's GM Dave Gettleman's fault .
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.

Game 1 Preview Giants (0-0) Cowboys (0-0)
After coming off a disastrous 3-13 season in 2017, the Giants were hopeful that a new management team would get them back on track. Finishing just two wins better, 5-11, was below expectations.
The Cowboys won the NFC East division title last season. They went on to beat the Seattle Seahawks, but things came to an end in the NFC divisional game, where they lost to the Los Angeles Rams.

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.
If this is to be Eli Manning's final time walking onto the field as the Giants' starter for a season-opening game, the 38-year-old quarterback insists he is not thinking about it to any great degree. Nor is he entertaining many nostalgic thoughts about what might be the final phase of his 16-year career.
He has already played more games than any player in Giants history and when he takes his first snap on Sunday, Eli Manning will become the first to play 16 seasons with the franchise.

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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.
Reggie White Jr. is ready for the next chapter of his underdog story in the NFL. The former Monmouth star wide receiver has re-signed with the Giants, this time as a member of their practice squad after clearing waivers Sunday afternoon.

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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.
Instead, general manager Dave Gettleman and head coach Pat Shurmur chose to keep four-year journeyman Alex Tanney as the third quarterback, although he'll almost surely wind up on the practice squad. While Lauletta, a fourth-round draft pick in 2018, was the most notable casualty, the overall shredding of almost half the roster left questions at several positions.