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2012 New York Giants

Former University of Miami DB JoJo Nicolas, who spent the summer of 2012 on the Giants training camp roster, was badly hurt in a traffic accident today on a South Florida highway.

Mike Garafolo reports that Nicholas is still alive:

https://twitter.com/MikeGarafolo/status/438387929740627968

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I know this part of the series will stoke a lot of readers' fires. In the previous post, I cited that Tom Coughlin values loyalty, and sometimes that value clouds his judgement. Such is the case in his choice of coordinators.

Teams usually change up their coordinators every few years, either by choice or attrition. The Giants have made changes. OC Kevin Gilbride took over for John Hufnagel in 2006, after Hufnagel was fired. ST coordinator Tom Quinn was elevated to the position after Mike Sweatman retired in 2006. Perry Fewell is the fifth DC in the Coughlin era, preceded by Johnny Lynn, Tim Lewis, Steve Spagnuolo and Bill Sheridan, all of whom have had peaks and valleys during their time with the Giants.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Kevin Gilbride, New York Giants, Perry Fewell, Editorial Aside, Tom Quinn
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2012 New York Giants Records and Milestones?

The Giants became the third team in NFL history with 650 regular-season wins (654).

Tom Coughlin (83) surpassed Bill Parcells (77) for the second-most regular-season wins in Giants history among head coaches, trailing only Pro Football Hall of Famer Steve Owen (153).

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The wild card round of the playoffs starts Saturday, and there are a few good matchups to watch.

Here are this week?s picks. I?ll be using the point spreads from Yahoo! Sports. Feel free to include your picks for these or any other of the week?s games in the comments section. Good luck!

Week 17 Record: 2-2

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, colts, NFL, playoffs, Editorial Aside, seahawks, texans, vikings, wild card round
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Halfway through the 2012 season, the New York Football Giants were 6-2 and held a 2.5-game lead in the NFC East.

Even with the tough upcoming schedule, that lead appeared to be safe, with both the Cowboys and Redskins struggling and Eagles already out of contention.

But at the same time the Giants hit a cold spell before their bye week, the Redskins proceeded to get hot, and the rest is history.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Ahmad Bradshaw, Eli Manning, giants, Hakeem Nicks, missed playoffs, NFC East, NY Giants, playoffs, Editorial Aside, redskins
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It's that time of year again. Award time. We give our nominees for our Giants awards and have nominated five players for the major NFL awards as well.

Giants 2012 Nominees

MVP: WR Victor Cruz, K Lawrence Tynes, S Antrel Rolle, QB Eli Manning

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From GEICO SportsNite: Giants coaches and players reflect on the disappointing season and on how they can improve for next year.

http://web.sny.tv/media/video.jsp?content_id=25540793

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The season is over, and the Giants have no one to blame for missing the playoffs than themselves.

Therefore, looking at how this team will retool heading into 2013, it may be difficult for a personnel standpoint to determine who stays and who goes.

If everyone played to their potential consistently, the Giants would be preparing for a playoff matchup today, not cleaning out their lockers.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Eli Manning, Giants Offense, NY Giants, offense, Editorial Aside, ryan clady, Victor Cruz, who stays who goes
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Fourth Quarter

-? The Bradshaw/Hynoski combination is still working well and the Giants may use the running game to finish off the Eagles.

- At this point more Giants fans are watching the Lions/Bears game than are watching this game. The Giants may not get the lucky breaks they were afforded last season. The late season lull that they have been accustomed to having has to change if they want to add more Super Bowls during this Eli era.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Coverage, game, giants, Live, manning, Must win, New York, NFC East, NFL, Philadelphia Eagles, playoffs, QB, Updates, Vick, week 17
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It?s Week 17, and the Giants need a win and some help in order to reach the postseason. Yet, star wide receiver Victor Cruz says he and the team are very calm.

?We understand exactly what we need to do,? he said. ?I think the pressure is off of us a little bit. We?ve just got to go out there and play football.?

Regardless of the other results, the Giants obviously need to defeat the Eagles in order to have any chance at a playoff berth. Even so, ending the year on a high note seems to be a popular theme among the players as well.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, contract, cruz contract, eagles, NY Giants, Editorial Aside, Pro Bowl, salsa, Victor Cruz, wide receiver
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From CBSSports.com The Giants need a lot of help to get a chance at defending their Super Bowl but first the G-Men have to beat the Philadelphia Eagles, a team trying to find some silver linings in a miserable season.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrk2x65X5p4&w=560&h=315]

From ESPN's First Take: Chris Mannix, Christian Fauria and Lomas Brown discuss who is to blame for the Giants' uneven season.

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If the last two weeks have proven anything, it?s that the Giants? offense is incredibly inconsistent. Running back Ahmad Bradshaw and offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride met the media Thursday to discuss how the offense has prepared this week for the Eagles.

?We?re just not making plays that we?ve had some opportunities to make, and they?re there to be had,? Gilbride said. ?Whether it?s a misfire of a throw, or pressure on the quarterback, you got two big plays last week.?

The Giants need plenty of help in order to sneak into the playoffs, but Bradshaw is only focused on the upcoming game.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Ahmad Bradshaw, eagles, Kevin Gilbride, media, NY Giants, Editorial Aside
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It?s the last week of the regular season, so I need to pick all four games correctly just to finish above .500 for the season.

Here are this week?s picks. I?ll be using the point spreads from Yahoo! Sports. Feel free to include your picks for these or any other of the week?s games in the comments section. Good luck!

Week 16 Record: 1-3

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Heading into Week 17, the Giants are technically still alive in the playoff race. However, it?s going to take a miracle and plenty of help for Big Blue to reach the postseason.

Eli Manning is aware of what his team must do to keep hope alive. It starts with winning at home against arguably the worst team in the NFC: the Philadelphia Eagles.

?I knew there was going to be a chance,? Manning said. ?I?m obviously disappointed that this is what we have to rely on now, but that?s the position we?re in now. If anything, you want to try to play, if the season is going to end, you want to try to end it on the highest note possible. At least go out there and play better football than we have over the last two weeks.?

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, eagles, Eli Manning, football, giants, NFL, NY Giants, playoffs, Editorial Aside
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The Giants really blew it. They?ll need plenty of help to earn a playoff spot. Meanwhile, the Seahawks look like the most dangerous team in the NFC.

1. Atlanta Falcons 13-2 (Last week, 1): The Falcons clinched home-field advantage with a win over the Lions.

2.?Seattle Seahawks 10-5 (Last week, 4): The Seahawks are pounding teams just in time for the playoffs. Watch out for Seattle.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, nfc power rankings, NFC Rankings, Editorial Aside, power rankings
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For the second straight week, the Giants forgot they had a football game to play on Sunday. The Ravens exploited the Giants? defense for a 33-14 blowout victory.

And Corey Webster was one of the main defensive culprits for the Giants.

Play after play, Joe Flacco found Torrey Smith on Webster?s side. Granted, Flacco made some great throws, but for the guy who is supposed to be the Giants? best cornerback, Webster was downright terrible.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, anquan boldin, blowout, defense, Joe Flacco, NY Giants, Editorial Aside, ravens, ray rice, torrey smith
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Fourth Quarter

- 3rd downs are easy for the Ravens today. They could take a knee on the first two plays of each drive and still convert easily. This giants defense is a joke and they've lost all f what made them champions last season.

- The Ravens settle for a FG but take 6 minutes off of the clock with that drive. Their lead is now 23 points and the Giants must hope for a miracle collapse.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, AFC, Baltimore, Baltimore Ravens, Dvision, Eli Manning, giants, New York, NFC, NFC East, NFL, playoffs, ravens, ray lewis, ray rice, week 16
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Giants? offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride met the media Thursday, and of course the focus was on the Ravens? defense.

Baltimore?s defensive unit is normally one of the best in the game, but it has been plagued this season by injuries. Still, the Ravens? defense ranks second in the NFL in limiting touchdowns in the red zone ? something the Giants? offense has struggled with all season.

?You see size up front; they?re very powerful, big, difficult to move and displace, so it?s hard to get a consistent running game,? Gilbride said. ?Of course, they had some injuries with their linebackers, so I?m sure they?re feeling inconsistent. But we see the ability level.?

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Baltimore Ravens, coordinator corner, ed reed, Eli Manning, gilbride, haloti ngata, Kevin Gilbride, manning, NY Giants, NY Giants Offense, Editorial Aside, ravens defense, ray lewis, ray lewis injury
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NFL players and coaches are famous for using the line ?one game at a time? when asked questions about later on in a season.

However, that phrase is totally applicable to the Giants? situation: They need to worry about one game at a time.

Big Blue needs to beat the Ravens on the road for the Week 17 matchup at home against the Eagles to even mean anything. Tom Coughlin and Eli Manning are certainly aware of this.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Baltimore Ravens, big blus, Eli Manning, NFC, NY Giants, one game at a time, playoffs, Editorial Aside, ravens, Tom Coughlin
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Time is running out to finish above .500. For this week, I will try to pick games that actually mean something.

Here are this week?s picks. I?ll be using the point spreads from Yahoo! Sports. Feel free to include your picks for these or any other of the week?s games in the comments section. Good luck!

Week 15 Record: 2-2

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, 49ers, giants, nfl picks, Editorial Aside, redskins, Steelers, week 16
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Since the NFL season is only 16 games long, back-to-back losses can really stunt a team?s progress, especially if that team is in the heat of a playoff race.

The Giants are currently the ninth seed in the NFC based on complicated tiebreakers, and Big Blue needs a victory to keep their playoff hopes alive.

In the 2012 season, the Giants have shown they can battle back the week following a loss. The team is 4-1 this year in games following a loss the previous week.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Baltimore Ravens, bounce back, giants, NFC Playoff Picture, NFL, NY Giants, playoffs, Editorial Aside, wins after losses
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Lots of shaking up in the NFC playoff picture this week. Even with all the possible scenarios, if the Giants win both games, they make the playoffs.

1.?Atlanta Falcons 12-2 (Last week, 1): The Falcons rebounded in a huge way after a Week 14 loss to the Panthers to pound the Giants. This is the type of win that could give a team momentum heading into the playoffs.

2.?Green Bay Packers 10-4 (Last week, 2): The Packers clinched the NFC North division title with a win over the Bears.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, 49ers, Falcons, giants, NFC, NFC Rankings, packers, Editorial Aside, power rankings, seahawks
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Normally as steady as any player on the field for the Giants, Lawrence Tynes has had a rough month of December ? in terms of being a kicker.

Tynes has only made four of his last seven field goals, and his 33-yard miss Sunday in the first quarter against the Falcons set the tone for a long afternoon.

So Tynes is going through a cold stretch, but is it really a cause for concern? He?s still leading the NFL in field goals made (33) and field goals attempted (39).

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Baltimore Ravens, giants, kicker, kicking, Lawrence Tynes, NFL, NY Giants, Editorial Aside
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When a team wins a game, usually the skill position players get all the credit, and the offensive linemen are forgotten even if they play well.

But in the Giants? 34-0 loss to the Falcons, the offensive line is just as much to blame as any other facet of the team?s pitiful performance.

This was the first time the Giants have been shutout in a regular season game since Dec. 1, 1996 against the Philadelphia Eagles ? a streak of 256 games.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Chris Snee, david wilson, Domenik Hixon, Eli Manning, Falcons, Giants-Falcons, NFC, offense, Editorial Aside, shutout
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Fourth Quarter

- The Giants Martellus Bennett drops an Eli pass & the Falcons challenge will put the Giants in a 3rd and long situation.

- The Falcons are controlling the clock with good running plays and short passes. The Giants may only have one more drive left in this game.

Tags: 2012, 2012 New York Giants, ATLANTA FALCONS, david d, Eli Manning, Matt Ryan, New York Giants, NFC, NFL, Updates, Victor Cruz, week 15
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Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride met the media Thursday, and of course, one of the main topics of discussion was Ahmad Bradshaw.

Bradshaw?s sprained knee may keep him out of Sunday?s contest against the Atlanta Falcons. That just means that the next guy in line ? in this case David Wilson ? will have to come up big if Bradshaw is out.

?We?ve had guys who have always stepped up and recognized the absence of one player is going to require someone else to elevate their game, whether it?s performance on the field or emotional,? Gilbride said. ?His (Bradshaw) toughness with everybody is always appreciated and that enthusiasm he brings. So you lose that.?

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Ahmad Bradshaw, coordinator corner, david wilson, Eli Manning, falcons defense, Kevin Gilbride, mike nolan, NFC, NY Giants, offensive coordinator, Editorial Aside
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Of course, the week I pick against the Giants, they come up with a blow out win. I guess that?s most important anyway.

Here are this week?s picks. I?ll be using the point spreads from Yahoo! Sports. Feel free to include your picks for these or any other of the week?s games in the comments section. Good luck!

Week 14 Record: 1-3

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, broncos, giants, nfl picks, Editorial Aside, seahawks, Steelers, week 15
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Two of the NFL?s top quarterbacks will square off Sunday in Atlanta: Eli Manning and Matt Ryan. Both players addressed the media in anticipation of the game.

Manning acknowledged that the Falcons are a tough team to beat at home, having won 10 straight in their own building.

?I think it just starts with just they?re a good team and so they do a good job of making plays and being sharp,? Manning said. ?Their offense seems like it does a lot of changing plays and getting into the right calls based on the defense and of course anytime they can be loud and show you different looks on the defensive side and make it difficult for the quarterback to change protection and those types of things puts them in any advantage.?

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, 24-2 giants falcons, ATLANTA FALCONS, Eli Manning, Giants-Falcons, manning, Matt Ryan, matty ice, NY Giants, playoffs, Editorial Aside
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Though it was nearly a year ago, the memories of a 24-2 drubbing at the hands of the Giants in the NFC wild card playoff are still fresh in Falcons players? minds.

The whole focus heading into that game was how on earth would the Giants stop Matt Ryan and the potent Atlanta offense featuring Roddy White, Julio Jones, Michael Turner and Tony Gonzalez.

Not only was this offense held scoreless (only points were a safety), but the Giants also torched the Falcons? defense en route to the big win.

Tags: 2011 playoffs, 2012 New York Giants, 24-2 giants falcons, Atlanta, big blus, Falcons, giants falcons playoffs, NY Giants, playoffs, Editorial Aside, wild card playoffs
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The NFC East will be a tight race down the stretch, but it?s looking like the NFC West will be too.

1.?Atlanta Falcons 11-2 (Last week, 1): The Falcons were embarrassed by the Panthers, but they retain the top spot. The Giants can really send Atlanta a message this weekend.

2.?Green Bay Packers 9-4 (Last week, 2): The Packers battled the Lions in the snow to pick up a victory. Just imagine if this team was healthy all season?

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, 49ers, Falcons, giants, NFC, NFC East, NFC Rankings, NFC West, packers, Editorial Aside, power rankings
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Some postgame analysis of the Giants' win over New Orleans

From FOX Sports:

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dxxInwzVbg4&w=560&h=315]

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Giants? offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride has been an NFL coach for nearly 24 years. During the majority of that span, the late Jim Johnson, renowned for his time with the Philadelphia Eagles, served as the epitome of defensive coordinators in the league.

One of Johnson?s disciples, former Giants? defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, is now the defensive coordinator for the Saints ? the Giants opponent this weekend.

Gilbride said that he's seen this type of defense at least twice a year during his coaching tenure.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, coordinator corner, Drew Brees, jim johnson, Kevin Gilbride, New Orleans Saints, offense, offensive coordinator, Philadelphia, Editorial Aside, saints, Steve Spagnuolo
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In the conversation of elite quarterbacks, we always hear the names Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning.

Earlier this season, Eli Manning?s name was included in the bunch, and usually Drew Brees? name is scattered in there, but only after the others.

But Brees? name should always be included in the list of elite quarterbacks and probably higher on the list. It?s not his fault that the Saints have had a bad defense in almost every year of his tenure.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, brees, Drew Brees, Eli Manning, elite quarterbacks, manning, New Orleans Saints, NY Giants, Editorial Aside
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The Falcons hung on for a close win over the Saints, which keep them on top. The Giants once again can never close out a divisional race.

1.?Atlanta Falcons 11-1 (Last week, 1): Certainly the Falcons have not ben blowing teams out lately, but in football, wins are all that matter, and Atlanta keeps earning them.

2.?Green Bay Packers 8-4 (Last week, 5): After trailing, the Packers fought back to get a victory. Even with injuries on defense, this team?s offense is scary good.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Falcons, giants, NFC, Editorial Aside, power rankings
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It always seems that every time the Giants have a chance to lock up the NFC East earlier than the final week of the season, they falter.

Monday night?s 17-16 loss continues this trend, as the defense couldn?t stop Washington?s rushing attack.

The Redskins came into the game ranked second in the NFL with 162.9 rushing yards per game, and they shattered that mark, rushing for 207 yards with an average of 6.7 yards per carry. The majority of these runs were right up the middle.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, alfred morris, defense, giants, NFC East, Editorial Aside, redskins, RGIII, Robert Griffin III
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It was the Giants' offense that dominated the clock for most of the four quarters. But the team's inability to make find the end zone in numerous trips to the red zone that proved costly when the Redskins' offense caught up.

It is difficult to fault the Giants' offense for the loss. Eli Manning and Co. owned the time of possession battle in the first half, but their inability to sustain drives in the second (13 minutes) hurt them in the end.

The Giants converted eight third-downs in the first half. They finished the game 9-15. Where was the consistency? Why weren't adjustments made?

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Fourth Quarter:

- Alfred Morris is running like a man possessed after his fumble in the redzone.

- Missed tackles by the defense and precise throws by RGIII are carving apart this Giants defense. The Redskins amke it look easy and capture the lead with their first drive of the 4th quarter.

Tags: 2012, 2012 New York Giants, division, Eli Manning, giants, NFC, NFC East, NY, Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins, week 13
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Given last Monday night's match-up, it's a breath of fresh air to have a meaningful game in primetime tonight.

Yesterday, not every game among playoff contenders went according to plan. That's why we love the NFL. That's why they play the games.

And because of what transpired yesterday, there is an even greater sense of urgency when the New York Giants (7-4) and Washington Redskins (5-6) take the field.

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The New York Giants (7-4) make their way to the nation's capital tomorrow night to face a red hot rookie coming off of back-to-back 4-touchdown performances.

New York looked to right the ship last Sunday night, when they topped the Green Bay Packers, 38-10, with an offense that finally featured hobbled wide receiver Hakeem Nicks and a defense that thrived off of a devastating pass rush.

Can they keep momentum against the Washington Redskins (5-6), a team that dismantled the Cowboys on Thanksgiving and?re-positioned?themselves in the heart of the playoff race.

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The return of safety Kenny Phillips and a handful of minor tweaks along the defensive line allowed New York to hold the potent Green Bay offense to a mere 10 points.

Phillips joined a defensive backfield tandem of Stevie Brown, the team's leader in interceptions, and Antrel Rolle, who can now play closer to the line to defend against the run.

The results spoke for themselves.

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Kevin Gilbride met the media Friday to discuss the offensive game plan ? mainly focusing on the rushing game ? heading into Monday night?s primetime contest with the division rival Washington Redskins.

The big news all week has been that rookie running back David Wilson will likely see more action in lieu of Andre Brown?s season-ending broken fibula. Gilbride said Wilson is working hard, and he?s encouraged with the rookie?s progress.

?I think he?s making fewer mistakes, and I think you see a little bit of it, an incremental growth,? Gilbride said. ?It?s never as fast as a coach would want, but it is definitely happening.?

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, coordinator corner, david wilson, gilbride, Kevin Gilbride, Kregg Lumpkin, NY Giants, Editorial Aside, running game, rushing attack, ryan torain, washington redksins
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After goal-line back Andre Brown left Sunday's game with a broken leg, he joined a platoon of injured backs on the Giants' sidelines.

Brown added his name to a list that includes former Maryland scat-back Da'Rel Scott, who is on injured reserve after knee surgery.

Now, the Giants are left with oft-injured Ahmad Bradshaw and rookie David Wilson to handle the bulk of the workload, along with recent signees Ryan Torain and Kregg Lumpkin.

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Eli Manning addressed the media Thursday to discuss his team?s outlook heading into the Monday showdown with the Washington Redskins.

He said that the team needs to protect the football, since the Redskins do a good job in creating turnovers.

?I had two turnovers last time in the game so we need to fix that,? Manning said. ?I thought we were very good at third-down last time. I thought we were pretty good in the red zone getting touchdowns. I thought we played pretty well most of the game, except for those two turnovers.?

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, eli manning giants, NFC East, offense, Editorial Aside, redskins, redskins defense, Victor Cruz, washington
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It took a 77-yard strike from Eli Manning to Victor Cruz with 73 ticks left in the game to defeat RGIII and the Washington Redskins in their first meeting.

Since then, the Giants and 'Skins have each embarked on their own journeys.

New York has been searching for an identity after dropping two of their three games following the 27-23 vs. Washington. But after a week away from the grid iron and a 38-10 rout of the the Packers Sunday night, the defending champs appear to be on track.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, New York Giants, Editorial Aside, Washington Redskins
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For weeks, Hakeem Nicks was a face on a milk carton -- nowhere to be found.

Giants Nation was overly impressed with how fast Nicks recovered from his off-season foot injury, then raised an eyebrow when after Week 2 he aggravated it and added a knee injury to the mix.

Nicks had been playing consistently since Oct. 14 vs. San Francisco, but prior to Sunday's victory over Green Bay, surpassed 5 catches and 75 yards just once.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants
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The big win from the Giants and a late victory from Dolphins allowed me to stay at .500 for the week.

Here are this week?s picks. I?ll be using the point spreads from Yahoo! Sports. Feel free to include your picks for these or any other of the week?s games in the comments section. Good luck!

Week 12 Record: 2-2

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, bears, buccaneers, giants, jaguars, nfl picks, Editorial Aside, week 13
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The Giants and Redskins will square off for the second time this time. It took a late Eli Manning to Victor Cruz touchdown pass to give the Giants a victory in the first matchup.

Robert Griffin III displayed his electric style of play, and the rookie will get a chance to avenge that loss on Monday night.

But if history repeats itself, which is never a guarantee in the NFL, Griffin III will be handed his second straight loss to Manning.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Eli Manning, manning vs redskins, NFC East, NY Giants, Editorial Aside, Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins
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As the Giants? motto has been all season, if someone gets hurt, the next guy steps up.

In Big Blue?s win over the Packers, running Andre Brown broke his fibula and will miss the remainder of the season.

First-round pick David Wilson will finally be given his second chance. He fumbled his second career carry and was relegated solely to kick return duties.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Andre Brown, david wilson, first round pick, giants, Kregg Lumpkin, Monday Night Football, NFC East, NY Giants, Editorial Aside, redskins, rueben randle, running back, ryan torain, second round pick
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Every year, we debate whether the higher-seeded team that won double-digit games has the advantage or the disadvantage to the wildcard team that has reeled off four or fives wins to crack the post-season tournament.

In each of the Giants' last two Super Bowl runs, they have not been the top 1 or 2 seed. In 2007, they were that wildcard team, having won three of their final five contests to earn the 5 seed. Last year, the Giants won the NFC East with a 9-7 record, and won three of their final four games to become the 4 seed.

This year, it appears the G-Men will win the NFC East and are currently projected be the 4 seed yet again.

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