Monday, October 31, 2011

NY Giants barely beat Miami Dolphins, must play better against New England Patriots

New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin on the sideline in the 2nd half of the Giants 20-17 win over the Dolphins.
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin will need a better performance from his team next Sunday against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.
By Gary Myers - NY Dailynews 10/31/11

Giants survive scare from Dolphins

Need late TD to survive scare from winless team
By Paul Schwartz - NY Post 10/31/11

Remaining schedule will reveal Giants’ true colors

Giants vs. Dolphins Game Highlights
By Mike Vaccaro - NY Post 10/31/11

Giants coach salutes Cruz

By Mark Hale - NY Post 10/31/11

Giants go from sad sacks to sack masters

   Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore is sacked by New York Giants outside linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka in the fourth quarter of the game between the Miami Dolphins and the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on October 30, 2011.
By Steve Serby - NY Post 10/31/11

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Weatherford Comes Up Big Against Dolphins

Entering the game, Weatherford and his coverage unit had dropped four punts inside the 20; they had three against Miami alone.

By Dan Salamone - Giants.com 10/30/11

NY Giants use late touchdown from Victor Cruz to rally past winless Miami Dolphins

New York Giants wide receiver Mario Manningham catches touchdown pass in front of Miami Dolphins defensive back Jimmy Wilson in second quarter Sunday.
New York Giants wide receiver Mario Manningham catches touchdown pass in front of Miami Dolphins defensive back Jimmy Wilson in second quarter Sunday.
By Ralph Vacchiano - NY Dailynews 10/30/11

Giants look at bright side after 20-17 win over Dolphins

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Victor Cruz scores the game-winning touchdown in Giants' 20-17 win over Miami Sunday.
By Mike Garafolo - Star Ledger 10/30/11

You grade 'em: Giants vs. Dolphins

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How would you grade Mathias Kiwanuka and the defense?
By NJ.com 10/30/11

Giants rally past Dolphins, avoid another upset

Hakeen Nicks (left) and Mario Manningham celebrate Manningham's touchdown during the second quarter.
Hakeen Nicks (left) and Mario Manningham celebrate Manningham's touchdown during the second quarter.
By Paul Schwartz - NY Post 10/30/11

DT Linval Joseph notches first sack

DT Linval Joseph got his first career sack Sunday against the Dolphins

By Dan Salamone - Giants.com 10/30/11

Postgame Notes & Statistics

Giants.com's Michael Eisen gives you all the latest notes and stats in the win over the Dolphins

By Michael Eisen - Giants.com 10/30/11

Giants Gameday: Giants host Miami Dolphins

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Wide receiver Brandon Marshall is a bright spot on offense for the 0-6 Miami Dolphins.
By Mike Vorkunov - Star Ledger 10/30/11

Dolphins running back Daniel Thomas ruled out of Sunday's game vs. Giants

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Dolphins rookie running back Daniel Thomas has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Giants because of a hamstring injury.
By Mike Garafolo - Star Ledger 10/30/11

Giants' Hakeem Nicks has played through a lot of pain

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Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks will help the Giants face the Miami Dolphins at 1 p.m. today at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.
By Mike Garafolo - Star Ledger 10/30/11

Big Boo must unleash Helloween on Dolphins

SERBY: Giants shouldn't overlook winless Dolphins today
By Steve Serby - NY Post 10/30/11

NY Giants play 'scrimmage' against Miami Dolphins before six-game test in second half of NFL season


 Justin Tuck returns to the Giants' defensive line Sunday just in time for a 'scrimmage' against Miami.
Justin Tuck returns to the Giants' defensive line just in time for a 'scrimmage' against Miami.
By Gary Myers - NY Dailynews 10/30/11

Big Blue defeat today would really stink!

Reggie Bush got into bizarre war of words with teammate Yeremiah Bell over how badly the Dolphins “stink.” The Giants, however, are not overlooking the 0-6 Fish today.
By Ralph Vacchiano - NY Dailynews 10/30/11

NY Giants' Corey Webster may not be NY Jets' Darrelle Revis, but he is becoming Big Blue's own shutdown corner


 Corey Webster is coming up with plenty of big plays - and celebrating them (below) - for the New York Giants.
Corey Webster is coming up with plenty of big plays - and celebrating them - for the New York Giants
By Ralph Vacchiano - NY Dailynews 10/30/11

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Giants Not Taking 0-6 Dolphins Lightly

Sure the Dolphins are 0-6 and the Giants are refreshed coming off their bye week. But the G-Men know that on any given Sunday anything can happen.

By Michael Eisen - Giants.com 10/29/11

Ike Hilliard had Coaching Itch

After playing his final down in 2008, former Giants WR Ike Hilliard didn’t want to put football in his past; instead, he made it part of his future

By Michael Eisen - Giants.com 10/29/11

Apparently Eli Manning Is 'The Godfather' Of Pranks

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By Katie Baker - 10/14/11

Giants vs. Dolphins MetLife Stadium Gameday Guide

Giants promotions for Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins. (Note to young fans: Wear Your Costumes)

By Giants.com 10/29/11

RB's Relive Highlight Days

Studying a never-ending reel of film every can become a grind over the course of a week. That’s why years ago running backs coach Jerald Ingram instituted a change of pace as it got closer to game day.

By Dan Salamone - Giants.com 10/29/11

Sacks aside, Giants’ Eli Manning throwing fewer interceptions

OUCH! Eli Manning, getting sacked by the Seahawks’ Chris Clemons, has taken moresacks, but is throwing fewer interceptions.
OUCH! Eli Manning, getting sacked by the Seahawks’ Chris Clemons, has taken moresacks, but is throwing fewer interceptions.
By George Willis - NY Post 10/29/11

Giants bash boast from Dolphins receiver

NOT ALWAYS RIGHT: Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall predicted a Miami win tomorrow against the Giants. But he's been wrong before.
NOT ALWAYS RIGHT: Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall predicted a Miami win tomorrow against the Giants. But he's been wrong before.
By Bart Hubbuch - NY Post 10/29/11

New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford fitting in nicely with new team

By Mark Hale - NY Post 10/29/11

NY Giants' Mark Herzlich had inspiration in cancer fight

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 22:  Mark Herzlich #58 of the New York Giants tackles Kahlil Bell #32 of the of the Chicago Bears during a pre season game at New Meadowlands Stadium on August 22, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
Mark Herzlich is hero to Giants teammates for surviving Ewing's sarcoma, a rare bone cancer.
By Stefan Bondy - NY Dailynews 10/28/11

NY Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul hails team's quarterback chasers


 New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (90) Locker room availability after New York Giants practice.
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul  touts new found pass rush after practice.
By Ebenezer Samuel - NY Dailynews 10/29/11

Friday, October 28, 2011

InReeseWeTrust: New York Giants vs. Miami Dolphins Week 8 Game Preview


Miami Dolphins (0-6) at New York Giants (4-2), 1 pm Eastern at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, New Jersey
By Ben Kelly - InReeseWeTrust.com 10/28/11

What happened last week?
The Miami Dolphins honored the 2008 Florida Gators National Championship team at home on Sunday by allowing Tim Tebow to earn a fourth-quarter comeback victory in his first start of the season for the 2-4 Denver Broncos. The Dolphins led 15-0 with as little as three minutes left in the game, but Tebow rallied the Broncos to two touchdown drives sandwiched around a successful onside kick for an overtime win. Dolphins journeyman quarterback Matt Moore threw for 197 yards and a touchdown on 22/33 passing, but his strip-sack in overtime led to the final three Denver points in the 18-15 loss. Miami now owns the NFL’s longest current losing streak at nine losses in a row.

Moore is less
Since Chad Henne’s shoulder surgery put the quarterback on injured reserve, Miami’s hopes to revive their season to playoff contention have flattened. Matt Moore became the starter for an 0-4 team, and he’s produced one touchdown drive in the team’s last eleven quarters. Miami is averaging 10.5 points per game and less than three hundred total yards in Moore’s two starts. Moore’s offenses average exactly one hundred yards less per game than in Chad Henne’s three full games (287.5 to 387.7). One constant for the Miami offense this season has been turnovers. The Dolphins are yet to play a turnover-free game, and feature -7 turnover ratio. Their four turnovers on defense are the second fewest in the NFL. Matt Moore’s last appearance against the Giants came in week one of last season, when he opened for the eventual 2-14 Carolina Panthers. Moore threw three interceptions while completing 42% of his passes in the 31-18 loss to the Giants.

Brandon Jacobs returns
The bye-week has allowed several key Giants a return to the lineup. Brandon Jacobs is healthy again after sitting out the past two games, including one that saw backfield mate Ahmad Bradshaw break out for 104 yards and three touchdowns. Offensive linemen Chris Snee returns after a concussion prevented him from playing against Buffalo. Justin Tuck will probably see the field on Sunday in a limited role, having not played since week three with a groin injury. Rookie corner Prince Amukamara will not make his career debut this week despite limited participation in practice. The Giants need a healthy roster heading into a murderer’s row of a second half schedule that features upcoming games with New England, San Francisco, New Orleans and Green Bay.

Predictions
Miami will win if the team can focus on football this week and ignore the team’s off-field drama in recent weeks. New York will also have to have a Seattle-type game again and turn the ball over five times in spectacular ways. Miami right now is facing a media offensive speculating on coach Tony Sparano’s future, Brandon Marshall’s media taunts of the Jets and Giants and Reggie Bush’s commenting and reaffirming that his team stinks. Other players in Miami’s locker room fired back, saying Bush stinks. Miami is a mess at 0-6. Still, the Giants can’t be caught looking ahead in the schedule, despite monster matchups looming. The Dolphins have no advantages over the Giants in this game, having yielded big passing days to good quarterbacks (Tom Brady, Philip Rivers, Matt Schaub) and bad quarterbacks (Tim Tebow, Mark Sanchez), and also for having given up 100+ yards on the ground in five out of six games this year. The Giants will take care of business, through the air, on the ground and by pressuring Matt Moore into turnovers. Miami doesn’t have the run game to relieve Moore. Giants win, 28-13. 

Travis Beckum's chances to form connection with Eli Manning in NY Giants' offense running thin

Travis Beckum is supposed to be having a breakout season, but it hasn't happened so far.
Travis Beckum is supposed to be having a breakout season, but it hasn't happened so far.
By Ebenezer Samuel - NY Dailynews 10/28/11

Osi Umenyiora not paying attention to Brandon Marshall's tweets

By Ebenezer Samuel - NY Dailynews 10/28/11

Tittle on being Eli's backup: 'Backup? Hell!'

By Mike Mazzeo - ESPN.com 10/28/11

Marshall wants no excuses 'when' Dolphins win

Brandon Marshall
By Ralph Vacchiano - NY Dailynews 10/28/11

Giants-Dolphins: A look ahead to Sunday's game

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The Giants shouldn't fear the downfield passing attack of the Dolphins and quarterback Matt Moore.
By Mike Garafolo - Star Ledger 10/28/11

Dottino: Giants Vs. Dolphins Preview

Giants (credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images) vs. Dolphins (credit: Eliot J. Schechter/Getty Images)
By Paul Dottino - WFAN.com 10/28/11

Prince Amukamara’s debut put on hold for Giants

By Paul Schwartz - NY Post 10/28/11

Brandon Jacobs unsure of future with Giants

Jacobs can't see future with Giants
By Paul Schwartz - NY Post 10/28/11

Brandon Jacobs needs big finish for Giants

By George Willis - NY Post 10/28/11

Justin Tuck’s ‘plan’ is to suit up vs. Dolphins

Tuck’s unsure he'll play for Giants against Dolphins
By Paul Schwartz - NY Post 10/28/11

Brandon Jacobs happy to return with NY Giants, unhappy about limited role in Big Blue rushing attack

Brandon Jacobs would consider leaving the Giants next year to end his career 'in the right way.'
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Brandon Jacobs would consider leaving the Giants next year to end his career 'in the right way.'\
By Ralph Vacchiano - NY Dailynews 10/28/11

Preview: All American

Beating the odds in a fight against a deadly cancer for most people would mean staying alive. For Mark Herzlich, who was diagnosed with bone cancer while he was a football star at Boston College, living meant playing football in the NFL. Byron Pitts reports on Sunday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

Should the Giants Just Pass More?

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The Giants' Eli Manning has a quarterback rating 20 points higher than his career average this season.
By Aditi Kinkhabwala - Wall Street Journal 10/28/11

Justin Tuck's role undefined for NY Giants entering Sunday's matchup against Miami Dolphins

Whether he starts or not, Justin Tuck will find his way back into the Giants' rotation against Miami.
Whether he starts or not, Justin Tuck will find his way back into the Giants' rotation against Miami.
By Ebenezer Samuel & Ralph Vacchiano - NY Dailynews 10/28/11

Dolphins vs. Giants: How New York Can Put Tony Sparano Out of a Job This Weekend

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 14:  Justin Tuck #91 of the New York Giants reacts against the Dallas Cowboys on November 14, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Cowboys defeated the Giants 33-20.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
By Jeff Shull - Bleacher Report 10/28/11

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Jacobs has no regrets about Giant return

Brandon Jacobs
By Ralph Vacchiano - NY Dailynews 10/27/11

Corey Webster of Giants set for rematch against Dolphins receiver Brandon Marshall

Giants CB Webster ready for rematch vs. Dolphins WR
Paul Schwartz - NY Post 10/27/11

Manning backing up summer boast

LAST LAUGH: Eli Manning was scoffed at this summer when he said he believed he was an elite quarterback, but he has proven to be a top-tier passer, with the fourth best passer rating in the league.
LAST LAUGH: Eli Manning was scoffed at this summer when he said he believed he was an elite quarterback, but he has proven to be a top-tier passer, with the fourth best passer rating in the league.
By Steve Serby - NY Post 10/27/11

Giants' Ramses Barden, now healthy, may be right fit at slot receiver

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Giants wide receiver Ramses Barden, who has been recovering from leg surgery, has practiced twice this week.
By Mike Garafolo - Star Ledger 10/27/11

Politi: Giants need to do more than simply beat the Miami Dolphins

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Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush was blunt this week when talking about his team's performance this season. "Right now, this team stinks," he said of the 0-6 Dolphins.
By Steve Politi - Star Ledger 10/27/11

Dolphins’ Brandon Marshall Next Challenge For ‘Zero Catch’ Corey Webster

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By CBSNewYork.com 10/27/11

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