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Pat Shurmur Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports (Vincent Carchietta)

The Giants released their unofficial depth chart on Monday, and though it isn't set in stone, there are a few things worth noting. 

Here are the five biggest takeaways from how this roster looks early on in training camp...

1) No surprise Saquon Barkley is lead running back

Tags: B.W. Webb, Brett Jones, Dalvin Tomlinson, Damon Harrison, Eli Apple, Eli Manning, Evan Engram, Janoris Jenkins, Kerry Wynn, Saquon Barkley, Scott Thompson
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Odell in action on Monday 00:00:40
Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. looked healthy and strong during Monday's Big Blue practice, hauling in passes from Eli Manning.

The Giants' offense is already generating tons of buzz with the overload of weapons available on the depth chart. And for other teams around the league, fear is starting to set in. 

Led by star WR Odell Beckham Jr., the Giants possess above-average player at every position. Along with Beckham, Sterling Shepard will be another option in the receiving corps. At tight end, Evan Engram burst onto the scene last year as a pass-catching threat as well as one of Eli Manning's top end zone targets. And to round it all up, we all know what rookie RB Saquon Barkley is expected to bring to the table.

Looking at all of these options to work with, one AFC scout wouldn't want any defense to have to defend this group. So what should teams do?

Tags: Eli Manning, Evan Engram, Odell Beckham Jr., Saquon Barkley, Sterling Shepard, Scott Thompson
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Dec 17, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants tight end Evan Engram (88) runs the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Dec 17, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants tight end Evan Engram (88) runs the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Giants TE Evan Engram noticed the progress he made during his rookie season and spent the off-season working to improve even more under a new head coach and an improved offense.

Engram said the game slowed down for him this off-season as he looked back at his 2017 campaign.

"Things like getting open, getting back on the blocks -- everything kind of just slowed down and allowed me to get better at certain things, and then apply them on the field with the talent we have together as a team this offseason," Engram said.

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New York Giants tight end Evan Engram (88) warms up before an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez/AP)
New York Giants tight end Evan Engram (88) warms up before an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez/AP)

Giants TE Evan Engram agrees with his former coach Ben McAdoo-- he's glad McAdoo came out and said he thinks that the Giants are going to win the NFC East.

McAdoo broke his public silence since being fired by the team after going 13-15 with one postseason loss in one and a half seasons. Engram, speaking at his camp in New Jersey, was glad McAdoo said what he did. 

"I'm glad he said it. It's really realistic," Engram said...

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This is the first installment of Giants position previews for the upcoming 2018 season. This will be an in-depth look at each position heading into training camp that begins on July 25.


The Rundown

Expectations for the Giants coming into training camp last season were exceptionally high, but there arguably wasn't any higher than the wide receiver position.

Tags: Eli Manning, Evan Engram, Odell Beckham Jr., Roger Lewis, Saquon Barkley, Sterling Shepard, Tavarres King, Scott Thompson
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Kirk Cousins (8) Damon Harrison (98) Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)
Kirk Cousins (8) Damon Harrison (98) Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)

EA Sports released its highly-anticipated Madden NFL 19 ratings on Tuesday, and the Giants saw themselves at the bottom of the pack.

Despite some high-profile names on the roster, Big Blue came in rated 73 which is the third-worst ranking in the popular video game. The ratings do change based off team performance throughout the year. 

The highest-rated player on the Giants is WR Odell Beckham Jr., who came in at 95 overall. That makes him the third-best receiver in the game behind Steelers' Antonio Brown, who has a nearly perfect rating of 99, and Falcons' Julio Jones' 98 rating...

Tags: Damon Harrison, Eli Manning, Evan Engram, Janoris Jenkins, Landon Collins, Odell Beckham Jr., Saquon Barkley
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Evan Engram (Ron Chenoy)
Evan Engram (Ron Chenoy)

There wasn't much to critique when looking back at Giants TE Evan Engram's rookie season. He was one of Eli Manning's top targets as he hauled in 64 receptions for 722 yards and six touchdowns, which earned him a spot on the PFWA's All-Rookie Team. 

But no one is perfect, and Engram knows there is an area of his game he can improve on. Though he led all rookie tight ends in receptions, yards and touchdowns, he could have more in each category if he didn't drop 11 passes. 

Engram's catch rate was 55 percent last season, and that is what he is working on in preparing for this year. It already began during the team's offseason workouts.

Tags: Eli Manning, Evan Engram, Scott Thompson
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Career year for Eli in '18? 00:00:33
Jon Hein talks about Shaun O'Hara's recent comments stating that Eli Manning could have a career year for the Giants in 2018.

Giants QB Eli Manning had a rough 2017 season to say the least. However, the Giants' front office did some work this offseason to bolster his offensive line as well as add more weapons to throw to. 

So, does that mean Manning is set for a career year?

Playing "Boom or Bust" on "Loud Mouths," SNY's Jon Hein believes that Manning could very well have a good season in 2018. But predicting that he will have a career year would be absurd at the age of 37...

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May 29, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (87) runs with the ball during Organized Team Activities. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran/Northjersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORK (Danielle Parhizkaran)
May 29, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (87) runs with the ball during Organized Team Activities. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran/Northjersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORK (Danielle Parhizkaran)

When referring to Giants WR Sterling Shepard, don't call him a slot receiver.

It is hard not to label the Giants 2016 second-rounder as a slot receiver considering he has spent 75 percent of his snaps in th slot last season, per ESPN's Jordan Raanan. But, with head coach Pat Shurmur in charge this year, Shepard has already been seen taking snaps on the outside during the team's first practices. 

The narrative of Shepard, standing at 5-foot-10, being only a slot receiver could change this season, and he is looking forward to making that happen. 

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Evan Engram, Odell Beckham Jr., Saquon Barkley, Sterling Shepard
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 (Kirby Lee)
(Kirby Lee)

Former Giants offensive lineman and two-time Super Bowl champion David Diehl sees an entirely different Giants team this year.

And though they were one of the leagues' worst at 3-13, Diehl is confident the new pieces this season will generate more wins. 

"You're going to be looking at a completely different offense," Diehl told NJ.com's Matt Lombardo. "Now you have Saquon Barkley, to Will Hernandez, to Nate Solder, and now coming back with a healthy Odell Beckham Jr., you're looking at a dangerous offense that can do a lot of things."

Tags: Eli Manning, Evan Engram, Odell Beckham Jr., Olivier Vernon, Saquon Barkley, Sterling Shepard
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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning throws a pass in the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning throws a pass in the second quarter against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)

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ARLINGTON, Tex. -- Dave Gettleman has been raving about Saquon Barkley privately and publicly since he first watched him on film back in March. In the end, he couldn't pass on a player he said "was touched by the hand of God." So with the second overall pick, it was an easy choice to select "the unanimous best player in our draft."

But Gettleman's choice wasn't just about the dynamic, 21-year-old Penn State running back.

It was about the Giants' 37-year-old quarterback, too.

Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Manning, Evan Engram, Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard, Ralph Vacchiano
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Sep 2, 2017; Charlotte, NC, USA; North Carolina State Wolfpack defensive end Bradley Chubb (9) runs onto the field prior to the game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports (Jeremy Brevard)
Sep 2, 2017; Charlotte, NC, USA; North Carolina State Wolfpack defensive end Bradley Chubb (9) runs onto the field prior to the game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports (Jeremy Brevard)

NC State DE Bradley Chubb is hoping his former teammate Evan Engram is pushing for the Giants to select him in Thursday night's NFL Draft.

"I hope so," Chubb told SNY's Ralph Vacchiano on Wednesday in Dallas. "I hope he's up there fighting for me." 

Chubb also spoke with Vacchiano about his visit with the Giants, comparisons to Michael Strahan, and the idea of playing in New York.

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May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Player Name (School Name) is selected as the number XXXX overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports ( Adam Hunger)
May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Player Name (School Name) is selected as the number XXXX overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports ( Adam Hunger)

Scott Thompson, SNY.tv | Twitter |: With just one day left until the 2018 NFL Draft, all eyes will be on new Giants GM Dave Gettleman to see who he takes with his No. 2 overall pick.

Whether it is one of the top quarterbacks like USC's Sam Darnold, or a top position player in Penn State RB Saquon Barkley or N.C. State's Bradley Chubb, Giants fans will hope it is the right guy at the No. 2 overall pick. 

Let's take a look at who the Giants have selected as their first-rounder in the past, and how their careers have panned out so far. 

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Penn State running back Saquon Barkley plays against Ohio State during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)  (Jay LaPrete/AP)
Penn State running back Saquon Barkley plays against Ohio State during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete) (Jay LaPrete/AP)

In his latest mock draft, Todd McShay has the Giants straying away from a quarterback, and selecting Penn State RB Saquon Barkley with the second overall pick. 

It was UCLA QB Josh Rosen that McShay stuck with in his first two mock drafts, but he points out how the Giants have many different avenues to work with as their No. 2 pick dictates. They could look to the future, immediate success, or even trade back for a team that has fallen in love with their next franchise quarterback. However, McShay settles with Barkley -- the immediate success option -- to give Eli Manning a run game to work wtih, and potentially vault the Giants into a win-now team.

SEE WHAT MCSHAY SAID ABOUT HIS LATEST PICK BELOW

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The GEICO SportsNite panel debates whether the upcoming 2018 NFL Combine is more important to the future of the Giants or the Jets.

Explosive. Powerful. Franchise-type. Generational.

These are all words used to describe Penn State RB Saquon Barkley.

Many more adjectives can be put on Barkley's game-changing abilities, but when pitching himself to NFL teams, the 5-foot-11, 223-pound back will describe himself as one word: competitor...

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 (Danny Wild)
(Danny Wild)

Giants rookies TE Evan Engram and DT Dalvin Tomlinson were both selected to the Pro Football Writers of America All-Rookie Team.

Engram, the Giants' 2017 first-rounder, dazzled in his rookie campaign. He hauled in 64 receptions for 722 yards and six touchdowns, while helping the Giants convert on 37 first down catches. He led all torched all rookie tight ends in that category as well as finishing third in receptions, and second in touchdowns behind Steelers WR Juju Smith-Schuster, who also made the All-Rookie Team.

Among tight ends throughout the league, Engram finished sixth in receptions, fifth in yards, and tied seventh in touchdowns with fellow rookie TE, Bucs O.J. Howard. 

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New York Giants strong safety Landon Collins reacts after recovering a fumble against the Oakland Raiders in the third quarter at Oakland Coliseum. (Cary Edmondson/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants strong safety Landon Collins reacts after recovering a fumble against the Oakland Raiders in the third quarter at Oakland Coliseum. (Cary Edmondson/USA TODAY Sports)

Giants S Landon Collins has an odd idea regarding the type of player the team should select with the No. 2 pick in the upcoming NFL Draft.

"That's a big, that's a tough one," Collins said Wednesday on ESPN's First Take. "I don't say it's a quarterback, no. I don't say it's a quarterback. I'd say we see what we do this offseason. I would say, um, probably get some help at wide receiver. Get Odell, Brandon Marshall, and Sterling [Shepard] and Eli [Manning] some more options."

Aside from the above players as receiving options, the Giants also have TE Evan Engram, who excelled during his rookie season.

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Sep 24, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (87) runs for a 77-yard touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Philadelphia defeated New York 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran/Northjersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORK (Danielle Parhizkaran)
Sep 24, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (87) runs for a 77-yard touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Philadelphia defeated New York 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran/Northjersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORK (Danielle Parhizkaran)

Giants WR Sterling Shepard and TE Evan Engram lead the list of seven inactive players for the Giants in the season finale on Sunday against Washington.

Tags: Avery Moss, Davis Webb, Ereck Flowers, Evan Engram, Sterling Shepard, Tavarres King
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 (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)
(Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)

X-rays were negative on Giants TE Evan Engram's ribs, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, who says the extent of Engram's injury is bruised ribs.

Engram suffered the injury while trying to make a tackle after an Eli Manning interception in the first quarter of Sunday's game. He was later ruled out.

He had one catch for 12 yards before exiting. The 23-year-old rookie, who is the Giants' leading receiver, has 64 catches for 722 yards and six touchdowns in 14 games this season.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Eli Manning, Evan Engram, Odell Beckham Jr.
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Oct 1, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Giants strong safety Landon Collins (21) defends against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Oct 1, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Giants strong safety Landon Collins (21) defends against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

Giants safety Landon Collins suffered a fractured forearm while tight end Evan Engram and wide receiver Sterling Shepard also left Sunday's 23-0 loss to the Arizona Cardinals with injuries, according to interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo.

Collins left the game late in the second quarter on a hit on Arizona's D.J. Foster. One play after he was taken out of the game, Drew Stanton threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Larry Fitzgerald that gave the Cardinals a 10-0 lead.

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning signals to teammates during the first half against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. (Matt Kartozian/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning signals to teammates during the first half against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. (Matt Kartozian/USA TODAY Sports)

Giants quarterback Eli Manning turned the ball over three times, including a lost fumble that was returned for a touchdown, as New York lost to the Arizona Cardinals 23-0 on Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Manning was 27-for-45 for 263 yards and two interceptions, as the Giants fell to 2-13 heading into the final week of the season. A fourth-quarter sack by Deone Bucannon was returned 21 yards by Robert Nkemdiche for a touchdown that gave the Cardinals a 23-0 lead.

The Giants struggled to stop Larry Fitzgerald, who had nine catches for 119 yards and a touchdown. Drew Stanton completed 20 of 34 passes for 209 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.

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 (Cary Edmondson)
(Cary Edmondson)

Giants S Landon Collins and TE Evan Engram are among the top of their respective positions in fan voting for the 2018 Pro Bowl. 

Collins was the runner-up for strong safeties as he finished behind the Seahawks' Kam Chancellor. The third-year safety was a first-time Pro Bowler last season as he made a run as the runner-up NFC Defensive Player of the Year.

Collins is currently leading the Giants in tackles (103) with two interceptions, two fumble recoveries, and one forced fumble this season...

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Philadelphia Eagles safety Corey Graham breaks up a touchdown pass attempts for New York Giants tight end Evan Engram on fourth down late in the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)
Philadelphia Eagles safety Corey Graham breaks up a touchdown pass attempts for New York Giants tight end Evan Engram on fourth down late in the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)

Giants tight end Evan Engram said he believed he was interfered with and held on New York's last gasp in Sunday's 34-29 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium.

"It was really obvious there should've been a flag," Engram said, according to NJ.com's Ryan Dunleavy. "Those guys played their hearts out and they are really emotional. We felt like we should've got that call."

On fourth-and-goal from the Philadelphia 6-yard line with 48 seconds remaining, Eli Manning's pass intended for a leaping Engram sailed out of the end zone, however Engram contended that Eagles safety Corey Graham interfered with him in single coverage.

"My arm was kind of held," Engram said. "It was obvious that he kind of arm-barred me. I thought it was definitely defensive pass interference. Fourth down. It was really obvious, but no call."

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GEICO SportsNite: Giants 00:00:42
Giants quarterback Eli Manning speaks to the media about how the team played in a 34-29 loss and where he wants to be next season.

Despite the Giants' season being long over, the team being ravaged with injuries and the entire Eli Manning debacle being so close in the rearview mirror, New York refused to quit and fought hard against the league-leading Eagles for a 34-29loss.

Manning enjoyed his best game of recent memory, throwing for 434 yards on 37-57 attempts with three touchdowns and an interception. Manning's potential game-winning drive ended in a fourth-and-goal incompletion with less than a minute left. 

Sterling Shepard was Manning's favorite target, catching 11 passes for 139 yards and a touchdown...

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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

Several Giants players traveled to Madison Square Garden Tuesday night to see the Knicks face the Lakers, including star WR Odell Beckham Jr. 

Accompaning Beckham were RB Paul Perkins, TE Evan Engram, QB Davis Webb, RB Orleans Darkwa, and RB Wayne Gallman. They all posed with Laker great Magic Johnson during the Knicks' 113-109 overtime win as well. 

Webb posted a picture to his Instagram to capture the moment...

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GEICO SportsNite: FNNY on Giants 00:02:08
The Football Night in New York crew breaks down the Giants' continued lack of offense in their 30-10 loss to the Cowboys.

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Steve Spagnuolo is a longshot to be the Giants' head coach next season, because it's hard to envision John Mara endorsing anything that resembles the status quo. Maybe a few wins would improve his chances. Maybe.

But that's not going to happen if he continues playing ultra-conservative football. What the Giants need -- what Spagnuolo needs -- is to think big and bold.

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GEICO SportsNite: Giants lose 00:01:21
Giants quarterback Eli Manning and interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo discuss the team's limp effort in its 30-10 loss to the Cowboys.

The Giants and Cowboys were neck-and-neck throughout a divisional matchup on Sunday, but Dak Prescott threw a pair of touchdown passes in the fourth quarter and Dallas ran away with a 30-10 win at MetLife Stadium. >> Box score

 

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The Giants face off against the Cowboys in Week 14 on Sunday. Here's what's going on today...

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Spagnuolo ready to lead the Giants for the rest of the season >> Read More

Jonathan Casillas placed on season-ending IR >> Read More

Keep an eye on SNY Giants throughout the day for the latest news, notes, and opinon on Big Blue...

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GEICO SportsNite: Giants' loss 00:04:53
The Football Night in New York panel discusses the rumors surrounding Ben McAdoo's fate and Geno Smith's comments about Rex Ryan.

Geno Smith turned the ball over twice and threw for one touchdown, however the Giants were outgained 401-265 in Sunday's 24-17 loss to Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders at Oakland Coliseum.

Smith, starting for Eli Manning, whose consecutive starts streak of 210 games was snapped, completed 21 of 34 passes for 212 yards, however he was sacked twice and lost two fumbles, including one at the Oakland 4-yard line with 36 seconds left before halftime.

New York totaled just 65 rushing yards on 24 attempts, while the Raiders, led by Marshawn Lynch's 101 yards, ran for 109 yards as a team.

Evan Engram recorded seven catches for 99 receiving yards, while Sterling Shepard had three catches for 56 yards. Carr threw for 287 yards and a touchdown for the Raiders, who are in a three-way tie for first place in the AFC West. Without Michael Crabtree (suspension) or Amari Cooper (concussion), Cordarrelle Patterson led the Raiders with 97 receiving yards.

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning looks on against the Washington Redskins during the first half at FedEx Field. (Brad Mills/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning looks on against the Washington Redskins during the first half at FedEx Field. (Brad Mills/USA TODAY Sports)

Giants quarterback Eli Manning admitted after Thursday's 20-10 loss to the Washington Redskins that playing without much of its starting receiving corps has been difficult.

Since losing Odell Beckhma Jr., Brandon Marshall and Dwayne Harris to season-ending injuries in Week 5, and with Sterling Shepard missing four of the past six games, Manning has been held to under 225 yards five times, including a season-low 113 yards on Thursday.

"Well we've lost a lot of players," Manning said, according to the New York Daily News' Pat Leonard. "We're missing our three starting receivers for a lot of the season. We've got some new guys in doing some good things, we're missing some linemen, so we're missing some key players on offense, and it's tough to catch up and make up and make some of those plays with the playmakers that we lost."

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Dwayne Harris, Eli Manning, Evan Engram, Odell Beckham Jr., Orleans Darkwa, Roger Lewis, Sterling Shepard, Wayne Gallman, Matt Eisenberg
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Washington Redskins linebacker Junior Galette sacks New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning causing a fumble during the second half at FedEx Field. (Brad Mills/USA TODAY Sports)
Washington Redskins linebacker Junior Galette sacks New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning causing a fumble during the second half at FedEx Field. (Brad Mills/USA TODAY Sports)

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It doesn't matter who calls the plays. It doesn't matter what the run-pass balance is. It doesn't really even matter how the quarterback plays anymore.

The Giants are simply too undermanned to generate any consistency on offense anymore.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Eli Manning, Ereck Flowers, Evan Engram, Janoris Jenkins, Jason Pierre-Paul, Kansas City Chiefs, Odell Beckham Jr., Olivier Vernon, Orleans Darkwa, Sterling Shepard, Wayne Gallman, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is sacked by Washington Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan in the first quarter at FedEx Field. (Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is sacked by Washington Redskins outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan in the first quarter at FedEx Field. (Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports)

Giants quarterback Eli Manning threw for 113 yards, was intercepted once and was sacked four times, while New York's defense allowed a late go-ahead touchdown to Kirk Cousins in a 20-10 loss to the Washington Redskins on Thursday at FedEx Field.

Manning completed 13 of 27 passes, the last of which was intercepted by Kendall Fuller, as the Giants lost for the fourth time in the last five games. The veteran quarterback, who entered the final drive with just 77 passing yards, has thrown for at least 100 yards in each week since Oct. 28, 2007.

The Giants gave up a tie-breaking 14-yard touchdown from Cousins to Josh Doctson in the left side of the end zone that gave Washington a 17-10 lead with 3:31 left. On the ensuing drive, the Giants went three-and-out, ending with a sack on fourth-and-3 from their own 32.

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New York Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas celebrates a field goal against the Kansas City Chiefs with New York Giants punter Brad Wing during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas celebrates a field goal against the Kansas City Chiefs with New York Giants punter Brad Wing during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Giants head coach Ben McAdoo was screaming in the post-game locker room, celebrating his players for a "Great team win." Then he called Eli Manning to the center of the room to gather his teammates around him. Even his excitement bubbled over.

"Enjoy it," Manning yelled in a video the Giants posted after their 12-9 overtime win over the Kansas City Chiefs. "Feel good about it. We deserve this win. We deserve to feel this good."

Yes they do, after enduring a season of misery, controversy and questions about their heart. And after two weeks of questionable efforts, they "flipped the script" to quote one of McAdoo's favorite clichés. They fought and scratched and clawed their way to a win no one expected them to have.

Tags: Eli Manning, Evan Engram, Janoris Jenkins, Jonathan Casillas, Kansas City Chiefs, Olivier Vernon, Roger Lewis, Shane Vereen, Sterling Shepard, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) warms up before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez/AP)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) warms up before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez/AP)

THE GAME

The Kansas City Chiefs (6-3) vs. the Giants (1-8) at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J. on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 1 p.m. ET.

THE WEATHER

It could be worse. The forecast calls for a game-time temperature right up around 50, though it'll feel colder thanks to partly cloudy skies and a brisk, 20 miles-per-hour wind.

Tags: Evan Engram, Janoris Jenkins, Kansas City Chiefs, Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard, Ralph Vacchiano
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Beckham Jr. back with Giants 00:05:35
Pat Leonard reports from Giants practice where Odell Beckham Jr. returned to the team and Eli Apple was excused from practice.

A lot of the talk surrounding the Giants in recent weeks has been more about off-field conduct and team meetings, but Eli Manning isn't too concerned. He says the meetings are business as usual in the NFL.

After being on the losing end of the 49ers first win of the season, the 1-8 Giants now have the joint second-fewest wins in the league, bettering only the winless Browns, sparking team meetings.

"I thought the meeting was great and right to the point, knowing that we got to play better football," said Manning. When asked if it was the meeting was a necessity at this stage of the season, Manning said: "I think all meetings have to be had, so that's just part of football..."

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 (Tim Heitman)
(Tim Heitman)

The Giants travel to San Francisco to take on the 49ers this Sunday. Here's what's going on today...

Need to Know

The Giants will practice at the Quest Diagnostics Training Facility on Friday.

Jason Pierre-Paul's absence at practice Thursday wasn't injury-related >> Read More

Keep an eye on SNY Giants throughout the day for the latest news, notes, and opinon on Big Blue...

Tags: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Evan Engram, Janoris Jenkins, Jonathan Casillas, Landon Collins, Orleans Darkwa, Scott Thompson
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 (Danny Wild)
(Danny Wild)

The Giants lost to the Rams 51-17 at MetLife Stadium to fall to 1-7 on the season. They travel to San Francisco to take on the 49ers this Sunday.

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The Giants get the day off and will resume to practice on Tuesday. 

Eli Manning became the seventh quarterback in history to reach 50,000 passing yards on Sunday.

Keep an eye on SNY Giants throughout the day for the latest news, notes, and opinon on Big Blue...

Tags: Eli Apple, Eli Manning, Evan Engram, Janoris Jenkins, Olivier Vernon, Scott Thompson
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GEICO SportsNite: McAdoo on loss 00:01:01
Giants head coach Ben McAdoo breaks down what went wrong in Sunday's 51-17 loss to the Rams at MetLife and the team falling to 1-7.

The Rams scored 41 points in a span of two quarters and cruised to 51-17 win over the Giants on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. >> Box score

Tags: Eli Manning, Evan Engram, Tavarres King
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 (NYG in the Community)
(NYG in the Community)

The Giants rookie dressed in their best Halloween costumes after practice Monday, and showed them off at Hackensack University Medical Center. 

Whether it was Evan Engram as Superman or Shane Smith as The Flash, kids at Hackensack UMC got a pleasant surprise when Giants walked in to greet them. 

Other rookies in attendances were Dalvin Tomlinson (knight), Avery Moss (Mr. Incredible), Adam Bisnowaty (monkey), and Calvin Munson (Top Gun).

Tags: Adam Bisnowaty, Avery Moss, Evan Engram, Wayne Gallman
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

The Giants suffered their sixth loss of the season to the Seahawks, 24-7, at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. They will have a bye week in Week 8. 

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Ben McAdoo gave the team the entire week off to regroup.

GM Jerry Reese will host a press conference Tuesday to talk about the state of the Giants.

Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Manning, Evan Engram
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Oct 22, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants tight end Evan Engram (88) catches a touchdown pass against the Seattle Seahawks during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Oct 22, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants tight end Evan Engram (88) catches a touchdown pass against the Seattle Seahawks during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Giants was lethargic in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks, but TE Evan Engram was a bright spot for the second straight week as the only playmaker on the unit. 

After the injuries to the receiving corps, Engram was expected to see more targets, and so far, he has been making the best of them. He hauled in five catches for 82 yards and a touchdown against the Broncos in Week 7, and he picked up where he left off against Seattle. 

Engram has been stepping up in place of the injured playmakers -- WR Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall -- as his "next man up" mindset has served him well the past two weeks. 

Tags: Eli Manning, Evan Engram
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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning lines up behind center during the first quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning lines up behind center during the first quarter against the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- It is already another lost season late in his career, undone by a startling lack of talent around him, and no one would blame Eli Manning if he finally let his frustrations boil over. Yes, he could play better, but it still might not matter when so much around him is going so unbelievably wrong.

It has to be agonizing, frustrating, infuriating. Yet there Manning was Sunday night, after one of the worst offensive performances of his career, the same picture of calmness as he's always been. He didn't lament the fact that he's lost four of his top five receivers, that his team can't run the ball consistently, or that his offensive line might get him killed.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Eli Manning, Evan Engram, Odell Beckham Jr., Roger Lewis, Seattle Seahawks, Sterling Shepard, Ralph Vacchiano
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GEICO SportsNite: Giants lose 00:01:03
Giants safety Landon Collins and tight end Evan Engram elaborate on what the team has to improve in order to get the season back on track.

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Last week's win in Denver was a nice break from the reality of this miserable Giants season. And from the way they played in their 24-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, it's likely to only get worse.

Because the bottom line for the Giants (1-6) is this: They could barely move the ball this season with Odell Beckham Jr. on their side, and they now can barely move it even a little without him. It's been two games now since the Giants lost Beckham, Brandon Marshall, Sterling Shepard and Dwayne Harris, and here's their grand total: 443 yards of offense and 23 points.

It doesn't matter who's calling the plays; the Giants aren't going to win many games the rest of the way if this offense continues to produce like that.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Damon Harrison, Eli Manning, Evan Engram, Landon Collins, Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard, Ralph Vacchiano
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Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman blocks a pass intended for New York Giants wide receiver Tavarres King in the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)
Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman blocks a pass intended for New York Giants wide receiver Tavarres King in the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)

Eli Manning and the New York Giants recorded 177 yards of total offense as they fell to 1-6 with a 24-7 loss to the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium.

A week after totaling 148 rushing yards against the Denver Broncos, New York's ground game recorded 46 rushing yards, led by Orleans Darkwa's 35. 

Russell Wilson threw for 334 yards and three touchdowns, including a 38-yard pass to Paul Richardson on a fourth-quarter flea flicker after Manning lost a fumble.

Tags: Eli Manning, Evan Engram, Jonathan Casillas, Landon Collins, Orleans Darkwa, Seattle Seahawks
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Oct 15, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; New York Giants tight end Evan Engram (88) runs the ball on a reception in the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports (Isaiah J. Downing)
Oct 15, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; New York Giants tight end Evan Engram (88) runs the ball on a reception in the first quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports (Isaiah J. Downing)

The Giants (1-5) head home to face the Seahawks (3-2) at 4:25 p.m. on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Here's what's going on today...

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The Giants practice Friday at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.

Olivier Vernon missed practice Thursday after participating on Wednesday. Eli Apple returned after not showing up Wednesday due to personal reasons. 

Keep an eye on SNY Giants throughout the day for the latest news, notes, and opinon on Big Blue...

Tags: Brad Wing, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eli Apple, Eli Manning, Evan Engram, Odell Beckham Jr., Olivier Vernon, Orleans Darkwa, Sterling Shepard, Wayne Gallman
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McAdoo gives up play-calling 00:05:17
Jon and Marc discuss Ben McAdoo's decision to hand over play-calling duties to Mike Sullivan and what it means for the Giants going forward.

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It took Ben McAdoo far too long, but he finally made the sensible decision to hand over his play-calling sheet to offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan. And right out of the gate, Sullivan did a terrific job with a badly depleted offense missing one of the NFL's most dynamic players.

Honestly, squeezing even 16 points and 266 yards out of this flawed offense, minus Odell Beckham, Jr., against one of the NFL's best defenses was miraculous -- as miraculous as the Giants' unexpected, 23-10 win in Denver. It was enough to convince McAdoo that he should stick with this plan for the forseeable future. And he should...

Tags: Brandon Marshall, D.J. Fluker, Evan Engram, Justin Pugh, Odell Beckham Jr., Orleans Darkwa, Paul Perkins, Sterling Shepard, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants tight end Evan Engram celebrates with wide receiver Roger Lewis after a touchdown in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants tight end Evan Engram celebrates with wide receiver Roger Lewis after a touchdown in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports)

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Ben McAdoo has preached for a long time about his desire for a "heavy-handed" offensive football team. The Giants finally played like one on Sunday night in Denver.

And if they want to win any more games in this miserable season, they'll have to play that way again and again.

Tags: Bobby Hart, Brandon Marshall, Denver Broncos, D.J. Fluker, Dwayne Harris, Evan Engram, John Jerry, Justin Pugh, Odell Beckham Jr., Orleans Darkwa, Paul Perkins, Sterling Shepard, Tavarres King, Weston Richburg, Ralph Vacchiano
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Evan Engram (Ron Chenoy)
Evan Engram (Ron Chenoy)

Playing without wide receivers Odell Beckham, Jr., Brandon Marshall, and Sterling Shepard, tight end Evan Engram stepped up on Sunday in the Giants' 23-10 win over the Broncos in Denver.

The 23-year-old rookie led the team with five receptions (on seven targets) for a career-high 82 yards and a touchdown. Of those 82 yards, 54 were yards after the catch, according to PFF.

Scott Thompson, SNY.tv | Twitter | : Following the slew of injuries last week, Engram was expected to step up and be the playmaker the Giants drafted him to be. Well, he did exactly that, carrying the receiving corps on his shoulders on Sunday night. 

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Evan Engram, Odell Beckham Jr., Roger Lewis, Sterling Shepard, Tavarres King
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New York Giants defensive tackle Jay Bromley celebrates the touchdown of cornerback Janoris Jenkins in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants defensive tackle Jay Bromley celebrates the touchdown of cornerback Janoris Jenkins in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports)

Janoris Jenkins returned an interception for a touchdown, Jason Pierre-Paul recorded three of the Giants' four sacks and New York won its first game of the season with a 23-10 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

After allowing an average of 24.4 points per game through their first five losses, the Giants forced three Broncos turnovers en route to their first win. Landon Collins picked off Trevor Siemian, who briefly left the game for Brock Osweiler due to injury, Eli Apple recovered a fumble and Jenkins scored a pick-six late in the second quarter that gave New York a 17-3 halftime lead.

Eli Manning went 11-for-19 with 128 yards and a passing touchdown to tight end Evan Engram in the Giants' first game without wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr., Brandon Marshall, Sterling Shepard and Dwayne Harris.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Denver Broncos, Dwayne Harris, Eli Manning, Evan Engram, Janoris Jenkins, Jason Pierre-Paul, Odell Beckham Jr., Orleans Darkwa, Sterling Shepard
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