part ways with Head Coach Pat Shurmur.
On the Game Game 16
Gamegirl ..."I was really hoping the Giants could close out the season with a win..."
Mikefan ..."Coming off a 41-35 win over the Redskins you may have expected more..."
Injury-ravaged Eagles beat Giants 34-17 to win NFC East.
Instant Analysis: Giants lose season finale to Eagles, 34-17.
Giants report card: This was classic Pat Shurmur.
Giants hand Eagles playoff spot as Pat Shurmur firing looms.
Inside the Giants owners' cruel Dave Gettleman dilemma.
The Giants must fire Pat Shurmur and Dave Gettleman in order to improve.
Giants takeaways from Sunday's 34-17 loss to Eagles.
Eagles 34, Giants 17: By the Numbers.
Shurmur: Giants locker room is in better shape now than how he found it.
Barkley cracks 1,000-yard mark, but 4-12 record tells him there is more work to do.
Eagles win NFC East at Giants' expense.
Philadelphia Eagles 34 - New York Giants 17.
Doug Pederson leads Eagles' nobodies to NFC East title in his best season yet.
16 Preview Giants
(4-11) Eagles 8-7)
Dec 29 Sunday is expected to be Eli Manning's last game in a Giants uniform and he will spend the day on the sideline, as the backup to rookie Daniel Jones. When Manning exits, after 16 years, those in the building and within the franchise will be left with indelible memories of Eli the quarterback, No. 10, and Eli the person. Here are some of those memories...
reasons why Giants could consider keeping Pat Shurmur for 2020. Shurmur is
9-22 through nearly two seasons with New York. there are definitely things working
in Shurmur's favor and those factors will all get a long look from John Mara and
Steve Tisch early next week.
Dec 27 Two titles, 210 straight starts, one Eli: How Manning conquered New York. For a while there Archie Manning, who had his prime wasted by the hapless New Orleans Saints, wondered whether Eli or the coach, Tom Coughlin, would get run out of town first.
Dec 26 Giants must consider mayhem that comes with another coaching change. Continuity and stability are the hallmarks of any successful franchise, and the upheaval that enters the room when an entire coaching staff heads for the exit is real, disconcerting and counter-intuitive to long-term winning.
Dec 25 Heading into the final game of the season, the man who leads the New York Giants in receiving yards and touchdowns is rookie Darius Slayton, with 690 yards and 8 TDs.
Dec 24 The Giants will play their final game of the 2019 season on Sunday. They would like to force the Philadelphia Eagles to do the same. Despite those weighty stakes, the Giants' focus in the game will not be how it affects the Eagles, but in playing well and ending the season with a three-game winning streak.
can't fall into this dangerous Pat Shurmur trap. The entire body of work,
and not the uptick the past few weeks, will be the measuring stick to determine
Shurmur's fate, and just like Carlo had to answer for Santino, Shurmur will have
to answer for the nine-game losing streak that spoiled this season rotten.
On the Game Game 15
Gamegirl ..."I liked what I saw today from Daniel Jones and Saquon Barkley. I don't care about upcoming draft picks compared to seeing my team win..."
Mikefan ..."I didn't think this game would go into overtime, but it did..."
Jones throws for 5 TDs, Giants beat Redskins in overtime.
Instant Analysis: Jones, Barkley have monster games in 41-35 OT victory over Redskins.
Daniel Jones' career day lifts Giants in overtime thriller.
Saquon Barkley makes history in eye-opening performance.
Daniel Jones has officially killed controversial Giants narrative.
Giants report card: Pat Shurmur isn't going quietly.
Are Giants in the midst of saving head coach Pat Shurmur's job?
Let yourselves be happy, Giants fans.
Giants rave about 'savage' Daniel Jones after win at Redskins.
Saquon Barkley's career day powers Giants.
Giants takeaways from Sunday's 41-35 win over Redskins.
Daniel Jones outduels Redskins' Dwayne Haskins in first of many NFC East battles.
Giants edge Washington in overtime, 41-35.
New York Giants 41 - Washington Redskins 35 (OT).
The Redskins have found the perfect formula: Show some fight but lose anyway.
15 Preview Giants
(3-11) Redskins (3-11)
Dec 22 Giants have simple goals for Daniel Jones over his final two starts of rookie season. "Going to the right guy with the football, getting the ball there on time, and accurately," offensive coordinator Mike Shula said following Thursday's practice. "Just the consistency of that decision-making."
This will be the first of ... how many? Daniel Jones starting at quarterback for the Giants, Dwayne Haskins behind center for the Redskins. A pair of 22-year old rookies drafted in the first round by rivals in the same division, closing out this decade with their first real duel when two bad teams with matching 3-11 records meet Sunday at FedEx Field.
Dec 21 Will Eli Manning go into broadcasting or coaching after NFL retirement? What will Manning, a lifelong football player born into the first family of the sport, do after retiring? One former teammate is not sure, but he thinks it'll have nothing to do with the game -- not coaching, not broadcasting, nothing.
Dec 20 Wayne Gallman's disappearing playing time is a Giants mystery. Gallman has not knocked on Shurmur's door demanding an explanation as to how he slipped from 118 yards from scrimmage and a touchdown in Week 4 to a healthy scratch the past two games. That game, against this week's opponent the Redskins, accounts for 55 percent of Gallman's yardage this season.
Dec 19 An in-depth look at why the Giants shouldn't think about firing GM Dave Gettleman Rumors have Gettleman on the hot seat, but it wouldn't make sense for him to pack his things.
Dec 18 The Giants know exactly when and where their 2019 season will end: Dec. 29 at MetLife Stadium. After that, they put away the footballs and shoulder pads and become spectators, for the eighth time in the last nine years, when the playoffs come around. Not all of this can be used as evidence against Dave Gettleman.
The Giants entered training camp excited about their collection of offensive ballhandlers that included Saquon Barkley, Sterling Shepard, Golden Tate and Evan Engram. But when Engram was placed on injured reserve, it not only ended his season, it guaranteed that the team will not play one game this year with all four of them on the field at the same time.
Dec 17 Eli Manning's emotional sendoff doesn't guarantee he will say goodbye immediately. And while the sprained ankle that forced Daniel Jones to the inactive list the last two games is improving, coach Pat Shurmur isn't certain if the rookie quarterback will get the clearance to line up against the Redskins.
On the Game Game 14
Gamegirl ..."Like all the fans I feel really good after watching this game..."
Mikefan ..."Eli Manning brings home a Giants win..."
Manning throws 2 TDs, Barkley scores 2, Giants end long skid.
Game Recap: Eli Manning caps emotional day with 36-20 win over Dolphins.
Eli Manning's likely farewell gets storybook ending.
Saquon Barkley's huge breakout is more than a footnote.
This was justice for Eli Manning.
Giants avoid historic skid, but does it make any difference for Shurmur's job status?
Tanking Dolphins expose 3 areas Giants must improve.
Eli Manning's send-off: Hugs, a family snapshot and one last happy memory.
Giants takeaways from Sunday's 36-20 win over Dolphins.
Eli Manning gets a sendoff in Giants' win over Dolphins.
Eli Manning: This win is one I'll remember.
NY Giants 36 - Miami Dolphins 20.
Game 14 Preview
Dec 15 The proper Eli Manning goodbye is all that's left for Giants. For those who cannot get Manning out of the bloodstream, there were glimpses of the thrilling days of yesteryear when the soon-to-be 39-year-old tossed two electric touchdown passes to rookie Darius Slayton, Manning's first activity since Sept. 15, and the Giants took a 17-3 lead on the Eagles.
Dec 14 Eli Manning will get another chance to win a final game as the starting quarterback for the New York Giants Sunday, as he will start for New York when the Giants face the Miami Dolphins. This will be the second consecutive game Manning will start for the Giants, as rookie Daniel Jones is still dealing with a high ankle sprain.
The Giants announced that cornerback Janoris Jenkins has been waived/injured. Jenkins injured his ankle in the Giants' loss Monday night in Philadelphia and has not practiced this week. On Wednesday, while he was rehabbing the injury inside the Quest Diagnostics Training Center during practice, Jenkins engaged in an inappropriate Twitter exchange with a fan.
Giants fan Janoris Jenkins called a 'retard' didn't want him cut. One frustrated Giants fan - there are thousands more out there after the team has tied a franchise record with nine straight losses - wanted to hear less about statistics and more about wins. He never could have imagined what happened next.
Dec 13 Daniel Jones continues to make progress from his sprained ankle, but no official determination has been issued whether Eli Manning will get his second consecutive start Sunday against the Dolphins at MetLife Stadium. "He's getting better," Pat Shurmur said before practice about Jones, who officially was listed as "limited" for a second consecutive day. "We'll see how his ankle responds and how many reps he gets. Eli goes, if he's not able to start."
Dec 12 Giants quarterback Eli Manning is likely to start Sunday against the Dolphins, according to SNY. And this could be the final home start of Manning's legendary Giants career. Manning, a two-time Super Bowl winner (and MVP), is 116-117 in his regular season starts. So this is also a chance for him to get back to .500 in his career, at least for the regular season.
He knew he was on borrowed time but never believed his expiration date would come after only two weeks. That is what chafed Eli Manning most of all. He felt his team bailed on him too soon, that the coaching staff was too eager to get rookie Daniel Jones on the field.
The Giants drafted the correct quarterback to handle the drama of Eli Manning's final season, that's for sure. It appears Daniel Jones still won't play Sunday against the Miami Dolphins even though he looks like he clearly can. But the rookie quarterback isn't bucking. He's going along with what looks like an organizational plan to give Manning at least one more home start, discussing it all respectfully and unemotionally.
Giants quarterback Eli Manning is likely to start Sunday against the Dolphins, according to SNY. And this could be the final home start of Manning's legendary Giants career. Manning, a two-time Super Bowl winner (and MVP), is 116-117 in his regular season starts. So this is also a chance for him to get back to .500 in his career, at least for the regular season.
- Generally, telephone conference calls with the head coach are somewhat predicable.
If the next-day ritual is after a victory, there is much laughter, a few wise-guy
comments and compliments doled out to the players and the coaching staff. If it
takes place after a defeat, the atmosphere is far more subdued. Questions are
asked and answered (usually) with shorter sentences and a more somber tone.
Dec 10 Giants lose to the Eagles 23-17.
On the Game Game 13
Gamegirl ..."I really thought the Giants would win this one..."
Mikefan ..."Things looked good in the first half, then..."
Eagles rally past Manning, Giants 23-17 in OT.
Instant Analysis: Giants lose OT thriller to Eagles in Eli Manning's return.
Eli Manning fairy tale died with Giants' historic ineptitude.
Giants predictably collapse in Eli Manning's return.
Darius Slayton's magic with Eli Manning quickly disappeared.
Nothing can save the Giants from themselves.
Eagles didn't give Eli Manning parting gifts, but veteran QB gave Giants glimpse into their future.
Giants rookies and young starters give reason for hope ... and despair.
Pat Shurmur's Giants hit new low, tie franchise-record losing streak with meltdown at Eagles.
Giants takeaways from Monday's 23-17 OT loss to Eagles.
Final observations: Eagles 23, Giants 17.
Giants fall to the Eagles in overtime, 23-17.
Philadelphia Eagles 23 - New York Giants 17 (OT)
(2-10) Eagles (5-7)
Dec 9 No one ever had to remind Eli Manning that playing in the NFL was a privilege and not a right. And to Victor Cruz, not to mention virtually everyone else, it was a privilege to call Manning his teammate and quarterback. Cruz was an eyewitness to one of the most courageous performances in Giants history, and later to an act of empathy and compassion that stamped Manning one more time as the Pride of the Giants.
Try to put aside any delusions of grandeur you may have for Eli Manning's unexpected return as the New York Giants' starting quarterback Monday night and instead appreciate this game against the Eagles for what it really is. A second chance at a proper goodbye. Just seeing No. 10 out there again trying to lead the Giants to victory will be good enough for most, but it will never be a good enough farewell for a legend.
Dec 8 They say it's been business as usual all week. But it has not. They insist that nothing's changed during the week of practice. But it has. For at least the three hours across Monday Night Football in Philadelphia, everything changes for the Giants because Eli Manning will be back at quarterback for them after sitting out the past 10 games, benched in favor of rookie Daniel Jones. So, at 2-10 and having lost their past eight games, the Giants are going back to the future - maybe just for one game, maybe two, possibly for the final four games of the season.
Dec 7 The biggest beneficiary of the Giants' injury-prompted quarterback switch from the rookie Jones back to the 16-year veteran Eli Manning could be Saquon Barkley, who hasn't topped 83 rushing yards in the first seven games he has played alongside Jones.
Dec 6 Special
Report - For a while there, it looked as though the Giants were going to make
some noise and maybe, just maybe, pull off what would have been considered an
upset on Sunday, in the weird snow/rain, at MetLife against Green Bay.
Dec 5 There's a decent chance Giants quarterback Eli Manning starts for the rest of this season. So can he parlay a strong, four-game finish into a job in 2020? Yes, absolutely. And that answer isn't as crazy as it sounds.
Crazy how this all worked out, right? That the NFL team desperately in need of a distraction and some public goodwill somehow stumbled into a situation where a late-revealed sprained ankle sustained by their struggling rookie quarterback somehow allows their fan-favorite veteran quarterback to start at least one of the final few games of his storied Giants career. What are the odds!?
Daniel Jones' ankle sprain can't be the real reason Eli Manning is playing on Monday night? Daniel Jones could play through this ankle injury if the Giants let him. The real mystery here is why they won't and why they're starting Eli Manning Monday night in Philadelphia even though Jones is saying he can go.
Dec 4 Giants paid the price for roster overhaul, but are better days ahead? When general manager Dave Gettleman was hired to sort through the pieces of a roster that had crumbled under the weight of what he saw as a cultural issue, the general manager had two choices in how he could approach fixing what ailed the franchise.
The Giants are 2-10 this season, 7-21 in the last two, and out of the playoffs for the third straight year and the seventh time in the last eight seasons. So it's time to put GM Dave Gettleman on the witness stand - figuratively, of course, since he hasn't held a press conference since July 26.
Dec 3 No need for the Giants to dust off Eli Manning just yet. When Daniel Jones went into the injury tent on the sideline for trainers to get a better look at his ankle during Sunday's loss to the Packers, it raised the only non-sentimental-related scenario where the franchise icon might get back under center. But Manning never even took off his coat to begin throwing on the sideline.
On the Game Game 12
Gamegirl ..."I was rooting for the Giants all the way of course, but it's always great to see Aaron Rodgers on the field, making the great plays that he always seems to be able to pull off..."
Mikefan ..."Things have been going this way for a while now..."
Rodgers throws 4 TDs, Packers beat skidding Giants 31-13.
Instant Analysis: Giants lose to Packers, 31-13.
Daniel Jones sees what it takes to succeed in facing Aaron Rodgers.
Giants stumble to eighth straight loss in snowy Packers debacle.
Giants' futility hits frightening level with Packers fail.
Pat Shurmur's tired shtick is making this mess unbearable.
Daniel Jones' three interceptions bury Giants in 31-13 loss to Green Bay Packers.
Giants takeaways from Sunday's 31-13 loss to Packers.
Giants drop eighth straight in 31-13 loss to the Packers.
Janoris Jenkins frustrated by Giants' defensive schemes.
Daniel Jones throws 3 INTs to Packers, Giants officially eliminated from playoffs.
12 Preview Giants
(2-9) Green Bay (8-3)
Dec 1 A very sad birthday for Giants owner John Mara. And this is because you will spend your birthday watching your beloved 2-9 Giants try to defend MetLife Stadium from the great Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. You will hear Giants fans calling for coach Pat Shurmur's head, and you might feel the way your father felt when they were singing "Goodbye Allie, we hate to see you go."
Nov 30 Some very bad football has been played by the Giants for so long now that there is almost no one in the locker room who has ever experienced winning with this franchise. The pictures on the walls and trophies in the case at the team facility might as well be from the dark ages.
Nov 29 Zak DeOssie was set to play in his 200th game for the Giants on Sunday. Instead, he is likely headed to injured reserve and there is a very good chance his time with the team is up after 199 games, two Super Bowl victories and countless plays on special teams.
Nov 28 The Giants - They did not have a full complement of offensive players in any of their first 11 games. And that will likely be the case again on Sunday, when they host the Green Bay Packers.
Nov 27 Daniel Jones knew it would not be easy, but after winning his first two NFL starts, he never imagined he would head into December still awaiting win No. 3.
Nov 26 Two of the Giants' key contributors suffered potentially serious injuries in Sunday's 19-14 loss to the Chicago Bears. Wide receiver Golden Tate entered the concussion protocol after the game. Meanwhile, safety Jabrill Peppers suffered a transverse fracture after returning a punt.
The feeling from upstairs, inside the building, is that the Giants want to find reasons to keep Pat Shurmur as the head coach, rather than look for evidence to part ways with him after only two years.Nov 25 Giants lose to Chicago 19-24.
On the Game Game 11
Gamegirl ..."The Giants let Chicago open the door right at the end of the first half..."
Mikefan ..."I thought the Giants would play much better coming off their bye week..."
Mack, Robinson lead Bears to 19-14 win over Giants.
Instant Analysis: Giants fall to Bears, 19-14.
Game Recap: Giants rally together as losing skid continues.
Giants sink to familiar dark place in seventh straight loss.
Daniel Jones hope emerges from unprecedented disaster.
Firing everyone on the Giants isn't the answer.
Giants report card: Pat Shurmur can't get his team in sync.
Seven Giants to blame in lackluster 19-14 loss to Bears.
Will Giants cut Aldrick Rosas, Zak DeOssie?.
Daniel Jones fumbles AGAIN: How much is he at fault for 19-14 loss to Chicago Bears?
Giants losing streak is now at seven consecutive games.
The bottom falls out on Big Blue in seventh consecutive loss.
Chicago Bears 19 - New York Giants 14.
Game 11 Preview
Giants (2-8) Chicago
Nov 24 The Giants do not yet know for sure what they have at quarterback with Daniel Jones. But they have a pretty good idea and are awaiting confirmation. The Bears thought they knew what they had at quarterback with Mitchell Trubisky. What they are learning this season is alarming.
When the Giants blew up their wide receiving corps, trading Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns back in March and subsequently signing Golden Tate, the hope was Beckham's explosiveness and ability to take the top off a defense would be replaced by Tate making chunk plays out of high percentage passes. So far, so good.
Nov 23 Scott Simonson is going from the street to the starting lineup. Two weeks after he was fielding offers to try out for NFL teams, he will start at tight end Sunday for the injury-plagued Giants against the Bears. First assignment? Help double-team block former NFL Defensive Player of the Year Khalil Mack, edge rusher Leonard Floyd and the rest of a defense ranked No. 9 in yards allowed per game and No. 4 in points allowed per game.
Reflections on the coaching staff decisions and nine other thoughts ahead of the Giants Week 12 game at Chicago. It's been another frustrating year for the Giants fan base, who, for the third year in a row, don't have any meaningful football to look forward to at a time of year when the playoff race starts to take shape. Here are some random thoughts about the team's past, present, and future.
The Giants traded away Olivier Vernon in the offseason with the confidence that Lorenzo Carter would make a leap from a promising rookie season into becoming a more dominant pass rusher in Year 2. Through 10 games, that hasn't exactly panned out.
Nov 22 How Darius Slayton is helping the Giants forget Odell Beckham already. In an offseason where Gettleman unceremoniously traded Odell Beckham to the Cleveland Browns, the Giants appear to have unearthed another potential stud at the position.
This was the game Julian Love eagerly talked with Joey Ramos and Tony Lemon about, seemingly from the moment he was drafted by the Giants. Sunday's trip to Soldier Field in Chicago stood out there on the schedule as if it were arranged for the three childhood friends who met more than a decade earlier while playing youth football at the age of 9.
Nov 21 Daniel
Jones is having a statistically-impressive rookie season with one notable
exception. And he is determined to correct that shortcoming. The Giants' first-round
draft choice has completed 63% of his passes for just under 2,000 yards and he
leads all rookie quarterbacks with 15 touchdown passes. But no discussion of Jones'
debut season is complete without mentioning his giveaways.
Nov 20 The Giants are 2-8, a season already without much left to play for with six games to go. Actually, there might be something for this team to play for on Sunday in Chicago against the Bears (besides pride). If the Bears win on Sunday, New York will be eliminated from playoff contention. In Week 12.
Giants awaiting Lorenzo Carter's 'big jump' they were counting on. Nearly halfway through his rookie contract, the answer is supposed to be a swift and unconditional "yes" when it comes to determining Lorenzo Carter's worthiness to get a second deal with the team that drafted him.
Nov 19 The Giants last played on Nov. 10 when they lost to the Dallas Cowboys. They'll play again on Sunday, Nov. 24, in their first game after a bye week, on the road against the Chicago Bears. That's 14 days for the Giants to reflect on a 2-8 start, self-scout, figure out what went wrong and try to fix it for the season's final six games.
Nov 18 Saquon Barkley is biggest disappointment of lost Giants season. Ten games into this season, Barkley has 402 rushing yards and 33 receptions. Of course, he missed three games with a high ankle sprain and has not been right in the four games since his return. It is a downer of a sophomore season thus far.
Nov 17 What to look for after the bye week: Development of Daniel Jones, Saquon gets healthy, Injury report, Young players gaining experience in key roles, How do they finish?
Nov 16 Unfortunately for the Giants, head coach Pat Shurmur's system has not built off last year's progress in which the Giants, in their final eight games of the season, averaged 358.8 yards on offense and 27 points per game, while also rushing for at least 80 yards on the ground in seven out of their last eight games.
The Giants rush defense is ranked 23rd in the league at 122.7 yards per game, but it is ranked 11th overall in rush yards allowed per play (4.05). Teams are rushing the ball against the Giants 47.3% of the time, the 4th highest rate.
Nov 15 There is no way for the Giants to salvage the Eli Manning farewell. Manning, the insider said, would view a last-start spectacle as "ceremonial nonsense" and that he has given "zero thought to that" and "he would not want any part of that." Remember in 2017, Manning stiff-armed the plan to have him start to keep his streak alive, sensing disingenuity.
Nov 14 Special Report - This week, following the destruction of the Giants by the same-stadium Jets, our Scott Landstrom takes to military battlefield jargon to describe the current condition of our team. And it's not pretty, nor by any means filled with hope. So while he had decided that this season is virtually gone, he does express hope for the 2020 schedule. You know, any port in a storm.
Jones heads into his first bye week similar to how Saquon Barkley went into
his a year ago. Both had already broken rookie records (with more in sight), but
their impressive debuts had yet to translate to team success.
Pat Shurmur threatened changes if the Giants lost to Jets: After 10 games worth of film to study, here's a look at six players whose jobs should absolutely be on the line both for the rest of this season and beyond.
throwing four touchdown passes and no interceptions, Daniel Jones deserved
a better fate than losing to the Jets 34-27 Sunday afternoon at MetLife Stadium.
What he really needed was a better team.
A multistep plan to fix the Giants over the bye. The question now, as the Giants head into their bye, is how can they fix it moving forward? The roster is what it is, so that is unlikely to change that much. And contrary to the call of many fans, head coach Pat Shurmur is unlikely to be fired right now.Nov 11 Giants lose to the Jets 34-27.
On the Game Game 10
Gamegirl ..."This game was disappointing in so many ways..."
Mikefan ..."Pat Shurmur really has to think about his playcalling abilities..."
Eww York: Darnold, Jets hold on to beat Jones, Giants 34-27.
Giants takeaways from Sunday's 34-27 loss to Jets.
Instant Analysis: Giants fall to Jets, 34-27.
After Jets carve up Giants defense, James Bettcher deserves to be fired.
Sam Darnold comes through in clutch as Daniel Jones' turnover trouble dooms Giants.
Giants hit rock bottom with loss to Jets - and now the clock is ticking on Pat Shurmur.
Giants owner John Mara storms from stadium as reporters fire questions at him.
Jets outlast Giants in depressing battle for supremacy.
Jets hang on for roller-coaster win over Giants.
Giants report card: Ownership won't be happy with Pat Shurmur.
Giants week 10 report card: Embarassing.
New York Jets 34 - New York Giants 27.
Sam Darnold vs. Daniel Jones: In-depth grades.
In their first career matchup, both quarterbacks offer reason for optimism.
Game 10 Preview Giants (2-7) Jets (1-7)
Last week the Jets started off their game in Miami with a touchdown drive. They had no more after that, as the Miami Dolphins treated their loyal fans to their first win of the season, 26-18.
The Giants failed to take advantage of opportunities that came their way in their Monday night match up with the Dallas Cowboys. Settling for field goals for most of their scoring, they lost 37-18.
Nov 10 Just a few hours before the draft in Nashville this past spring, the Jets posted a video on social media that showed some of their fans decked out in Sam Darnold jerseys. The caption? "Thank you, Giants!" The implication was that the Giants, who had the second pick in the previous draft but did not select Darnold in 2018, had made a mistake that the Jets capitalized on when they grabbed the quarterback with the third selection.
Are the Giants' Daniel Jones and Jets' Sam Darnold destined to become franchise quarterbacks? The jury is still very much out on that question, as they prepare to meet Sunday, for the first time in the regular season.
Nov 9 Darnold or Jones: Which quarterback has lived up to the hype so far? In the battle for New York football supremacy this weekend, the New York Giants (2-7) face off with their MetLife Stadium neighbor Sunday, the New York Jets (1-8).
Leonard Williams has been a Giant for just over a week, but he's already getting set to face his former squad. The former sixth overall pick of the Jets in the 2015 draft will suit up for his second game as a member of Big Blue on Sunday, with his former Jets teammates and coaches on the other sideline.
Nov 8 The Giants and Jets are a combined 3-14, one year after going a combined 9-23, one year after going a combined 8-24. That's a 20-61 record over the last 2 1/2 seasons, for a "winning" percentage of .246. So no, the Giants and Jets don't match up particularly well with the rest of the professional football world right now. But how do they match up with each other?
All week, defensive lineman Leonard Williams has been giving his new Giants teammates intel on the Jets' offensive linemen. Not so much blocking or schematic tendencies - because film study generally reveals those things - but more so the personalities of the Jets' linemen.
Nov 7 Giants on Pat Shurmur's ultimatum: 'It's make or break for all of us'. There is much riding on Sunday's game when the Giants (2-7) take on the Jets (1-7), particularly for Pat Shurmur, who will try to avoid losing his 19th game in his first 26 as head coach.
The Giants have a five-game losing streak, reeling at 2-7 through nine games for the second straight season. The Jets are 1-7, just lost a game to the previously winless and trying to lose Miami Dolphins, and every week seems to bring some new and bigger embarrassment to the Jets.
The Giants sent receiver Sterling Shepard to Pittsburgh for further testing after his concussion symptoms returned last week. There is a belief Shepard, who suffered two concussions in a 28-day span, could be shut down for the rest of the season.
Nov 6 Rookie cornerback DeAndre Baker said he didn't know what went wrong -- or whom to blame -- for Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper breaking wide open on a 45-yard touchdown with 7:56 remaining in Monday night's 37-18 loss at MetLife Stadium.
The black cat that helped put the jinx on the Giants during "Monday Night Football" wasn't just a random trespasser - it was part of a colony of as many as 300 feral felines that call MetLife Stadium home.Nov 5 Giants lose to the Cowboys 37-18.
On the Game Game 9
Gamegirl ..."At the start the Giants looked like they could pull this one off..."
Mikefan ..."Once again, the Giants lose a game they could have won..."
Prescott throws for 3 TDs as Cowboys beat Giants again.
Six things we learned as the Giants fall to 2-7.
Instant Analysis: Giants fall to Cowboys, 37-18.
Giants fall to Cowboys, 37-18 as red zone offense sputters.
Golden Tate makes ridiculous catch against Cowboys.
Giants' blame game includes the strange black cat.
Black cat interrupts Giants-Cowboys game in wild scene.
Why this Giants loss is extra painful.
Giants takeaways from Monday's 37-18 loss to Cowboys,.
Saquon Barkley doesn't look like himself, and that's a Giant problem.
Daniel Jones regresses against Dallas Cowboys in 3 turnover disaster.
Giants drop 5th straight game, keep finding ways to lose under Pat Shurmur.
Black cat is bad omen for Giants in MNF loss to Cowboys.
Giants spooked by Cowboys on MNF as they suffer fifth straight loss.
Cowboys overcome sloppy start with big plays, beat Giants 37-18.
9 Preview Giants
(2-6) Cowboys (4-3)
Nov 4 The Giants will not be whole for Monday night's game against the Cowboys and the availability of wide receiver Sterling Shepard for the remainder of the season was thrust into peril Sunday with the shocking news that Shepard is back in the concussion protocol.
Nov 3 Jabrill Peppers faced a near-impossible task coming to the Giants. He replaced the team's best players on each side of the ball, arriving as the centerpiece of the Odell Beckham Jr. trade, and wearing the same number and playing the same safety position as Landon Collins.
Will Daniel Jones over Eli Manning be difference for Giants in Week 9 vs. Dallas Cowboys? Through six starts, Jones has completed 62.5 percent of his passes for 1,466 yards with 10 touchdowns and two rushing scores. He also leads the league in turnovers.
Nov 2 Dave
Gettleman wants Leonard Williams on Giants for long-term. "Our goal is
to sign him long-term," Gettleman said during a controlled in-house interview
that was emailed to season-ticket holders and published on Giants.com.
Nov 1 Daniel Jones will be the first Giants quarterback other than Eli Manning to start a game vs. Dallas since Oct. 10, 2004, when Kurt Warner led the team to a 26-10 victory in Texas Stadium.
Sam Beal is counting down days to his NFL debut. If the Giants do decide to activate Beal this week, he would have a chance to make his NFL debut on Monday Night Football against the Dallas Cowboys.
Oct 31 Sterling Shepard's next step forward will take him off the sidelines and into the huddle. The Giants' top wide receiver reached Step 5 of the five-step NFL-sanctioned protocol for returning from a concussion.
say 'special' duo of Leonard Williams, Dexter Lawrence will 'be hard to stop'.
How bright could this pair's future be?
Oct 30 He
knew it could happen but Leonard Williams admitted he was "a little bit
shocked" when he heard the Jets - the team that made him the sixth pick in
the 2015 NFL Draft - sent him to the Giants.
Oct 29 Special
Report - It is historic, this first-ever trade between the Giants and Jets
(although a deal was agreed to in 1983 before it was called off at the last minute).
That almost-trade involved the Jets sending a draft pick to the Giants for a center
named Chris Foote, but the deal was nullified less than a week later. But this
Gettleman is risking Giants ridicule with Leonard the Williams deal. This
is a win for the Jets. This is a gamble, and an expensive gamble, for the Giants.
On the Game Game 8
Gamegirl ..."The Giants got off to a slow start and couldn't catch up..."
Mikefan ..."So far we continue to see some good, some bad as the Giants continue to struggle along..."
Stafford-led Lions beat Giants 31-26 and end 3-game skid.
Instant Analysis: Giants fall to Lions, 31-26.
Giants search for answers after 4th straight loss.
What we learned from Giants vs. Lions.
Familiar culprits sink Giants in another letdown.
Pat Shurmur's explanation for curious Giants play call.
Janoris Jenkins curses off Giants trade talk as it gets awkward.
Daniel Jones bounces back in loss to Lions, but this Eli Manning comparison is a concern.
If Pat Shurmur can't teach this young team to close out wins, he'll be gone.
Daniel Jones throws four touchdown passes, but Giants suffer fourth straight loss.
Giants drop fourth straight in 31-26 loss to the Detroit Lions.
For Giants' defense, it's about big plays and third downs.
Giants hope Jones - Slayton's connection will pace their offense for years to come.
NY Giants call players-only meeting after fourth straight loss.
Daniel Jones' bright spots ease the growing pains for Giants.
Detroit Lions 31 - New York Giants 26.
Game 8 Preview
Giants (2-5) Lions
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.
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.
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(2-4) Cardinals (2-3-1)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(2-3) Patriots (5-0)
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.
Giants could be without wide receiver Sterling Shepard for several weeks,
after he suffered his second concussion in five weeks Sunday against the Minnesota
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
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.
Barkley continued to amaze onlookers when he not only was running but also
jumping around during the part of practice open to the media.
can't cave amid sudden Saquon Barkley return talk. Barkley is in a rush to
return. The Giants should not rush him back.
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.
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.
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(1-2) Redskins (0-3)
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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(0-2) Tampa Bay (1-1)
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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(0-0) Cowboys (0-0)
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.