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It looked like the Giants were going to have one of those games. On their first drive of the game, the Washington Redskins picked apart the Giants defense, knocking more than 7 minutes off the clock and took an early 7-0 lead, with ease. By halftime, the score was tied at 14, but?Robert Griffin III had completed 16 of 17 passes in the first half and it looked like Big Blue's defense had finally given up on a season that is now purely based on pride.

Who knows what was said in visitor's locker room, but whatever it was, it worked. The Giants defense, led by veteran Justin Tuck who bowed inside FedEx Field?four times last night, took over in the second half and held Washington to just 96 yards in the remaining two quarters.

A clutch play by Will Hill to strip Pierre Garcon in the late minutes of the fourth quarter would seal a victory for the Giants, pushing?their record to 5-7, two games behind the division leaders Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles, while eliminating the Redskins from any chance of playoff contention.

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The Dallas Cowboys came in here with the league's worst defense and all week the Giants were looking forward to taking full advantage of that fact. We're still waiting. The Giants could only muster two field goals in the first half despite running the ball for 108 yards between Andre Brown and Brandon Jacobs.

Turnovers, which killed the Giants in their first meeting with Dallas, have reared their ugly head again. Victor Cruz was stripped of the ball by Dallas DB Orlando Scandrick. The ball was scooped up by Jeff Heath an taken to the house for a 7-0 Dallas lead.

A 10-play, 74-yard drive that stalled on the Dallas 3. Josh Brown hit a 21-yard FG to narrow the score to 7-3.

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The Giants are getting ready to face the Cowboys tomorrow with two major life points weighing in their favor: weather and health.

For the second straight day, the Giants had all 53 players out on the field and practicing. CB Corey Webster (groin, ankle) will be out tomorrow. RB Brandon Jacobs (knee) and WR Hakeem Nicks (abdomen) are listed as questionable but will likely dress.

RB John Conner (hip), CB Trumaine McBride (hip), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder), CB Terrell Thomas (knee) are all probable and are expected to play.

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Inactive for the Giants tonight in Dallas; OL David Diehl, C David Baas, TE Adrien Robinson, QB Ryan Nassib, DE Adewale Ojomo, DT Jonathan Hankins and DE Damontre Moore.

DE Jason Pierre-Paul and FB Henry Hynoski, who both just began practicing this week after missing all of training camp, are both active tonight, as is WR Victor Cruz

Inactive for the Cowboys: RG Brian Waters, OL Darrion Weems, WR Cole Beasley, RB Lance Dunbar, DE Anthony Spencer, DE Caesar Rayford, and S Danny McCray.

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When the Giants traded up in the fourth round in this year's NFL Draft to select Syracuse QB Ryan Nassib, many fans and pundits scratched their heads and wondered what they were doing. They did not need a QB.

GM Jerry Reese said Nassib was the highest-rated player on the team's board at the time, something which was verified by CEO John Mara the other day. He showed the select few out at TPC today just why the Giants' brass thought so highly of him. ?He took the reins like a seasoned pro and appears to be on his way to validating their assessment of him.

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There seems to be ongoing confusion regarding the NFL's compensatory draft pick allotment process. The formula used for determining if teams are eligible for compensation remains a vague, arbitrary exercise that is applied on a case-by-case basis.

The official explanation from the league is as follows:

Under the rules for compensatory draft selections, a team losing more or better?compensatory free agents?than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive?compensatory draft picks.

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The Week 16 Giants-Ravens game scheduled for Sunday, Dec 23 at 1:00pm has been flexed by the league to 4:25pm.

From the NFL....

The Week 16 San Francisco 49ers-Seattle Seahawks game on Sunday, December 23 will be played at 8:20 PM ET on NBC?s?Sunday Night Football, the NFL announced today.?

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Dates to remember this preseason....

Aug 27 - Clubs must reduce rosters to a maximum of 75 players on Active List prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time.

Aug 31 - Roster cut-down to maximum of 53 players on Active/Inactive List prior to 9:00 p.m., New York time. Clubs may dress minimum of 43 and maximum of 46 players for each regular season and postseason game.

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Tonight's Hall of Fame Game in Canton will be played with replacement officials due to the current unresolved labor dispute between NFL officials and the league.

from Mark Strotman of CSNChicago.com:

The NFL and the NFL Referees Association have been in a contract dispute since June 3, and it now has referees locked out just two days before the season kicks off in Canton, Ohio.

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Week 1 NFL Preview from our friends at?SBRForum.com

Interested to know what may be the best NFL picks for Week 1 of the season? Look no further as we rummage through the schedule and see where we might find the best available value.

It all starts on September 5th, on a Wednesday no less.

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Experts have the Giants winning 9.6 ?games this year, which isn't bad considering they only won nine last season. Giant fans should not take umbrage to the low estimates for several reasons:

  • The Giants have the the most difficult schedule of any team in the NFL this year.
  • Over the past decade, Super Bowl champions have fared well. Only one did not qualify for the playoffs. But only one - New England - repeated.
  • They are actually in transition, with nearly 50% of their roster consisting of players with four or less years of NFL experience.
The LoudMouths break down the Giants' potential win total for 2012:

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Giants' WR Hakeem Nicks told reporters on a conference call that he has no doubt that he will be ready for training camp.

Nicks underwent surgery recently to repair a fractured bone in his foot and is expected to miss approximately three months. Training camp begins July 26, which means Nicks feels he'll be ready after only two months of rehab. He has steadfastly claimed that he is a quick healer.

On the other hand, he does not want to rush back too soon in fear of injuring himself further. WR Domenik Hixon had a similar injury and it took the full 12 weeks for the injury to heal. Rookie CB Prince Amukamara's foot fracture took nearly four months.

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It?s no secret: sports fans are enamored with rankings. Whether its preseason rankings, all-time franchise rankings, or power rankings, the arrangement of teams, players, games, or anything else sports-related into a numerical hierarchy is and will continue to be a much bigger deal than it needs to be.

It?s not surprising, then, that the recent unveiling of the NFL?s top 100 players?even in arguably the most news-filled offseason in the history of the sport, one that included Peyton Manning?s free agency saga, Tim Tebow?s trade, Saints bounty-gate and, most recently, the death of Junior Seau?is a hot topic of debate amongst NFL fans. The list is voted on by players and includes a mix of all positions. To no one?s surprise, it?s quarterback heavy, even including Jets backup Tim Tebow at #95.

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The incredible comeback of safety Chad Jones, the 2010 third-round draft pick who nearly lost his leg in an auto wreck two years ago, will have to wait a bit longer.

The Giants have said that Jones will not be on the field at TIMEX this weekend for the team's rookie minicamp. From Paul Schwartz of the Post:

"Though his presence at the Giants offseason workout program is uplifting for him and his teammates, Chad Jones is not close to making his NFL debut, and he will not participate in the three-day rookie mini-camp that begins Friday."

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One of the main preseason storylines for the Giants last year was Osi Umenyiora?s contract situation and resultant holdout. Osi, who had two years left on the 7-year, $41 million deal he signed in 2005, insisted that in April 2008, Jerry Reese promised him either a new contract or a trade, a claim that he took to court in Brady v. NFL?the then-decertified player union?s antitrust suit against the League.

Osi never got his new deal, but he put his issues aside and was a key contributor in Big Blue?s Super Bowl run?especially in the postseason, where he recorded 3.5 sacks. Everything was copacetic: Osi, criticized in training camp for his ?selfishness? and ill-timed knee surgery, had disregarded his contractual issues and played 13 games of Pro-Bowl caliber football. More importantly, he got a ring out of it.

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From SNY's Loudmouths....Adam Schein and Sal Licata debate who has the tougher 2012 Schedule - the Giants or the Jets?

Not quite sure why this is even up for debate. It is clear the Giants have the much harder schedule based on their opponents' 2012 win-loss records.

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Tom Coughlin was once asked if the Giants' late season woes were a direct result of the league backloading their schedule to take advantage of the "flex" television opportunities.

He shrugged it off. He insisted it had nothing to with his team taking nosedives every December. In reality, it did.

What else could be the reason why they are 47-17 in the first half under Coughlin and only 26-38 in the second half? Sure there are other factors, but the schedule over the years has been largely against them.

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Someone asked me to circle the games I thought would be of importance on the Giants 2012 Schedule, which was released last night.

I circled so many, I just decided to circle the whole thing. They play seven games against 2011 playoff teams plus six against their division rivals, who all missed the postseason last year but can never be overlooked. Those games are always hard fought contests.

The way the Eagles were playing at the end of the season, no one wanted to see them in the playoffs. Had they made it instead of, let's say, Atlanta, we could have seen a different picture in the NFC.

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The NFL released the regular season schedule tonight live on their network. The Giants, in addition to playing their division rivals (Dallas, Philadelphia, Washington) twice each, play the NFC South and AFC North. Their two at-large games are against the other two first place finishers from 2011: San Francisco and Green Bay.

All-in-all the Giants face seven playoff teams, including all three NFC opponents from last year's playoff run. Below is the full regular-season schedule for 2012. All games are Sunday unless indicated. Games from Week 11 on are subject to be "flexed" by the league providing they were originally scheduled for Sunday afternoon.

[stextbox id="alert" color="ffffff" bgcolor="003366"]Week 1 - vs. Dallas Cowboys (Wed., Sept. 5 on NBC 8:30pm)

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The 2012 NFL regular season schedule will be released in primetime, exclusively on NFL.com and NFL Network tonight,?Tuesday, April 17 at 7:00 PM ET. NFL Network will feature a record three-hour special?2012 Schedule Release Show Presented by Verizon?with host?Rich Eisen?and analysts?Marshall Faulk,?Michael Irvin,?Kurt Warner?and?Steve Mariucci. The schedule show will also feature special guests.

For fans who want to see their team?s entire schedule immediately, NFL.com is the place to go on?Tuesday at 7:00 PM ET. NFL.com will be the first website with complete team-by-team and weekly schedules of all 256 regular-season games, listing opponents, sites and times on a new schedule page that integrates social media and video highlights. Additionally, NFL.com features movie-like trailers previewing the top games on the schedule, sponsored by DirecTV.

It has been previously revealed that the Giants will open up the NFL season at home on Wednesday, Sept 5th vs the Dallas Cowboys. Their other seven home games are against Washington, Philadelphia, Green Bay,?New Orleans, Tampa Bay, Cleveland and Pittsburgh.

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The Giants announced their 2012 Preseason opponents today: traditional games vs the Jets and Patriots along with a trip to Jacksonville and a home game vs the Chicago Bears.

The dates and times for the away games vs the Jaguars and Jets in Weeks One and Two are still to be determined, but the dates for the home games have been set.

From the Giants' website....

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The Giants will host the NFL's 2012 opener on Wednesday, Sept 5th. The New Orleans Saints were high on the list of possible opponents for that game, but recent sanctions levied on them by the league have crippled them to the point where they will be discounted.

From ESPN NFC East Blogger Dan Graziano:

After the Giants won the Super Bowl, people began to speculate as to who the opponent would be for that game. I have always believed it would be the Green Bay Packers, since that's a matchup of the past two Super Bowl winners, a rematch of one of last year's NFC playoff games and would pit the Giants against a nationally recognizable team half of which appears in State Farm Insurance commercials.

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Now that the playoff teams have been determined the NFL has released a complete list of each team?s home and away matchups for the 2012 season.

The schedule formula has been very simple since the league realigned in 2002:

Under the formula, every team plays 16 games as follows:

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