Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Short Yardage and the Death of the Falcons


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By Charles Pierce - Grantland 1/10/12

New York Giants: Superstitions Can Keep Them Winning

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 04:  Jason Pierre-Paul #90, Antrel Rolle #26 and Jacquian Williams #57 of the New York Giants react after a defensive stop against the Green Bay Packers at MetLife Stadium on December 4, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
JPP & the Team in Blue came close last time. Can they overcome this time around? 
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By Sean Strathy - Bleacher Report 1/10/12

Punter Weatherford changes field position

Steve Weatherford and the Giants coverage teams did an outstanding job against the Falcons

By Dan Salomone - Giants.com 1/10/12

Giants peaking at right time

The Giants are clicking on all cylinders at the right time of the year!

By Michael Eisen - Giants.com 1/10/12

OLine & DLine winning battles upfront

Both the offensive and defensive lines are continuing to improve.

By Dan Salomone - Giants.com 1/10/12

Top Five Plays vs. Falcons

We take a look at five key plays from Sunday's Playoff win versus the Falcons!

By Dan Salomone - Giants.com 1/10/12

Chase Blackburn’s return helping in Giant way

FEELING THE ‘BURN’: Ever since Chase Blackburn returned to the Giants on Dec. 4 against the Packers, the middle linebacker has been in the starting lineup and Big Blue’s defense has hit its stride.
PAUL J. BERESWILL
FEELING THE ‘BURN’: Ever since Chase Blackburn returned to the Giants on Dec. 4 against the Packers, the middle linebacker has been in the starting lineup and Big Blue’s defense has hit its stride.
By Mark Hale - NY Post 1/10/12

Tom Coughlin won’t second Jason Pierre-Paul guarantee Giants will beat Packers

BOLD PREDICTION: While Jason Pierre-Paul is predicting a Giants win over the Packers on Sunday, coach Tom Coughlin refused to go that far.
JOSEPH E. AMATURO
BOLD PREDICTION: While Jason Pierre-Paul is predicting a Giants win over the Packers on Sunday, coach Tom Coughlin refused to go that far.
By Paul Schwartz - NY Post 1/10/12

Giants pull confidence from first matchup with Packers

Big Blue draws strength from pushing Pack
EPA
They do run, run
The running game vs. the Packers the first time around wasn’t bad at all—20 attempts, 100 yards—and actually was the start of a late-season uptick on the ground. Against the Falcons, Brandon Jacobs has had an awakening and Ahmad Bradshaw looked as quick as ever as they helped soar to a seasonhigh 172 rushing yards.
By Paul Schwartz - NY Post 1/10/12

Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers won't be in any mood to give away NFC Divisional playoff game to NY Giants like Brett Favre


 Giants' Corey Webster grabs gift interception from Brett Favre to set up winning field goal in NFC title game four years ago. Giants should not expect Aaron Rodgers to be so generous.

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Giants CB Corey Webster picks off Brett Favre in the NFC Championship Game back in January of 2008.
By Gary Myers - NY Dailynews 1/10/12

NY Giants bandwagon starting to fill up as Tom Coughlin & Co. point Big Blue to Lambeau field for playoff showdown with Green Bay Packers

Dennis Barber and Michael Joaquin  show true colors Sunday and Giants can expect see some Blue in Green Bay. Robert Sabo/News

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Dennis Barber and Michael Joaquin show true colors Sunday and Giants can expect see some Blue in Green Bay.
By Mike Lupica - NY Dailynews 1/10/12

NY Giants quarterback Eli Manning can erase doubts by outplaying Aaron Rodgers and beating Green Bay Packers in playoffs


 Giants QB Eli Manning doesn't say much to incite defense, but he chucks touchdowns against them (below).

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Giants QB Eli Manning doesn't say much to incite opposing defenses, but he chucks TDs against them (below).
By Filip Bondy - NY Dailynews 1/10/12

NY Giants get the rematch they were looking for against Green Bay Packers, seek payback for game that slipped away

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 04:  (L-R)  Greg Jennings #85, Vic So'oto #97 and Jordy Nelson #87 of the Green Bay Packers celebrate after Mason Crosby #2 kicked a successful 30-yard game-winning field goal to beat the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on December 4, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

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Packers celebrate Mason Crosby's winning field goal in regular-season meeting.
By Ralph Vacchiano - NY Dailynews 1/10/12

Giants vs. Falcons game review: Giants defense stingy, stout in wild-card weekend victory

New York Giants host Atlanta Falcons in NFC Wild Card playoff game at MetLife Stadium 1-8-12

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New York Giants wide receiver Mario Manningham (82) makes a touchdown reception after getting behind Atlanta Falcons strong safety James Sanders (36) during the fourth quarter of the NFC Wild Card playoff game between the New York Giants and the Atlanta Falcons at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on 1/8/12. Giants won 24-2. (Chris Faytok/The Star-Ledger)By Mike Garafolo - Star Ledger 1/10/12

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