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GEICO SportsNite: FNNY on Jets 00:01:58
The Football Night in New York panel discusses the Jets' tough loss to the Dolphins and whether they will stay competitive this season.

The Jets (3-4) take on the Falcons (3-3) on Sunday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, at 1 p.m. Here's what's going on for Tuesday:

Need to know

The Jets practice today at Florham Park.

SNY's Ralph Vacchiano will be out at practice this week. Follow @RVaccianoSNY on Twitter to keep up with all the happenings.

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Miami Dolphins, Josh McCown, Leonard Williams
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Miami Dolphins outside linebacker Lawrence Timmons tackles New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium. (Jasen Vinlove/USA TODAY Sports)
Miami Dolphins outside linebacker Lawrence Timmons tackles New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson during the first half at Hard Rock Stadium. (Jasen Vinlove/USA TODAY Sports)

New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles said wide receiver Robby Anderson needs to contain his emotions on the field after he was flagged for throwing his helmet in frustration late in Sunday's 31-28 loss to the Dolphins.

Anderson was given an unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty after he took off his helmet and threw it onto the field after an incomplete pass on the Jets' final drive that followed Cody Parkey's game-winning field goal.

"We don't condone anything like that, we don't tolerate anything like that," Bowles said on Monday, according to ESPN's Rich Cimini. "It won't happen again."

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New York Jets defensive end Leonard Williams gestures while jogging on the field prior to the game against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field. (Rich Barnes/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets defensive end Leonard Williams gestures while jogging on the field prior to the game against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field. (Rich Barnes/USA TODAY Sports)

The Jets' defense hopes to regroup for Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons after New York lost back-to-back games against divisional opponents.

New York blew a two-touchdown lead in the fourth quarter by giving up 17 unanswered points in Sunday's 31-28 loss to the Miami Dolphins to fall to 3-4, but the defense is confident it can go back to the team that had allowed 13.3 points per game during its three-game winning streak.

"We win together. We lose together," defensive end Leonard Williams said, according to NJ.com's Connor Hughes. "The No. 1 thing we have to do is stick together and be a family. That's the one thing I can say: This team is a family."

Tags: Atlanta Falcons, Demario Davis, Miami Dolphins, Josh McCown, Leonard Williams, Muhammad Wilkerson, New England Patriots, Steve McLendon
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Jets Post Game Overtime: 10/22 00:11:02
The Jets Post Game Overtime crew breaks down the Jets' 31-28 loss to the Dolphins, after surrendering a 14-point lead in the fourth quarter.

The New York Jets refused to go down quietly. After their fourth-quarter meltdown Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, there was some angry shouting in the locker room behind closed doors.

Quarterback Josh McCown said defensive tackle Muhammad Wilkerson was rallying his teammates. But it was Dolphins' rally that will be remembered after their 31-28 comeback victory Sunday.

The Jets blew a 28-14 lead in the final 12 minutes. Hence Wilkerson's postgame "pep talk."

Tags: Miami Dolphins, Josh McCown, Muhammad Wilkerson
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New York Jets tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins runs the ball against New England Patriots safety Duron Harmon during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Jets tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins runs the ball against New England Patriots safety Duron Harmon during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

The Jets (3-3) take on the Dolphins (3-2) on Sunday in Miami at 1 p.m. Here's what's going on today:

Need to know

The Jets are preparing for the trip to Miami, so there will be no media access at Florham Park on Friday. The entire term, apart from Muhammad Wilkerson, practiced without limitation yesterday, so they are in good shape for the road trip.

SNY's Ralph Vacchiano will preview the game and send his three keys. Follow @RVaccianoSNY on Twitter to keep up with all the happenings.

Tags: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Bilal Powell, Miami Dolphins, Jordan Leggett, Muhammad Wilkerson
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FNNY: Anthem protests in NFL 00:03:05
Taylor Rooks, Marc Malusis and Sal Licata react to NFL teams protesting the national anthem and discuss what players and owners had to say.

From players on the field to acting owner Christopher Johnson and GM Mike Maccagnan, the New York Jets all locked arms during the national anthem before Sunday's 20-6 win over the Miami Dolphins at MetLife Stadium in protest of President Donald Trump's comments from a few days ago.

The Jets had a team meeting Saturday and decided they would lock arms and stand for the anthem as a team. Groups of players from each team around the league on Sunday either locked arms or knelt during the anthem after Trump referred to NFL players who protested the national anthem as a "son of a bitch" and said they should be fired.

Johnson, who is the team's acting owner while his brother, Jets owner Woody Johnson, serves as the United States ambassador to the United Kingdom in the Trump administration, released a statement saying it was an "honor and a privilege" to join the players on the field on Sunday.

Tags: Miami Dolphins, Kelvin Beachum, Leonard Williams
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Can Jets rally home crowd? 00:03:12
Jets Pre Game Live breaks down what role emotions will play in the Jets' home opener against Miami.

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THE GAME

The Miami Dolphins (1-0) at the Jets (0-2) at the Meadowlands on Sunday, Sept. 24, at 1 p.m. ET.


Coverage on SNY:

Tags: Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Bilal Powell, Christian Hackenberg, Miami Dolphins, Elijah McGuire, Josh McCown, Matt Forte, Muhammad Wilkerson, Ralph Vacchiano
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THE GAME: The Miami Dolphins (8-5) at the Jets (4-9) at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J. on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 8:25 p.m. ET.

THE WEATHER: The good news, I guess, is that there probably won't be many people showing up to endure this, so there'll be plenty of places for you to take cover inside the stadium. The bad news? The day will be an ugly mix of rain and snow and wind. Probably mostly rain on Saturday night as temperatures actually warm up into the upper 30s and possibly low 40s. But the rain should be pretty steady. So … enjoy!

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Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore throws a pass against Arizona Cardinals during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium. (Steve Mitchell/USA Today Sports Images)
Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore throws a pass against Arizona Cardinals during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium. (Steve Mitchell/USA Today Sports Images)

Bent, SNY.TV: 

During the season, Bent's Game Analysis charts games for some of the Jets' upcoming opponents, enabling a breakdown of what to watch out for on gameday…

The Jets host the Dolphins on Saturday with a chance to play spoiler. The 8-5 Dolphins have won seven of their last eight to leap into the postseason mix. Back in November, the Jets took a late lead in Miami and it looked like both teams were headed for a 4-5 record. However, one special teams breakdown cost the Jets the game and the teams have since seen their fortunes headed in different directions. That was a major turning point in Miami's season, but there was another last week: losing starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill to injury.

Let's break down the positional groupings (BGA-style!) for the Dolphins to try and highlight what to watch out for.

Tags: BGA, Brandon Marshall, Miami Dolphins
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GEICO SportsNite: Marshall 00:04:42
The Football Night in New York panel discusses Brandon Marshall's trash talk and the veteran wide receiver's future with the Jets.

Brandon Marshall wants to help out the officials on Saturday night.

The New York Jets wide receiver has criticized Miami's Byron Maxwell for holding on plays too much, so Marshall has a plan to make sure the Dolphins cornerback gets called for some penalties.

He's bringing his own yellow flag to the game.

"He's the same guy," Marshall said of Maxwell on Thursday. "I thought the refs did an amazing job the last time we played them and they threw three, four or five flags. So, this Saturday night, I will be assisting the refs."

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New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson (Steve Mitchell/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson (Steve Mitchell/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles benched defensive ends Muhammad Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson for the first quarter of Sunday's 27-23 loss to the Miami Dolphins due to a "coach's decision," he told reporters after the game.

Wilkerson and Richardson were late to a team meeting earlier in the week, reports Manish Mehta of the Daily News.

Additionally, Wilkerson missed a walk-through before the Jets played the Ravens on Oct. 23 and a defensive meeting where the team had a cake to celebrate his birthday, reports Dan Hanzus of NFL.com.

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Miami Dolphins cornerback Byron Maxwell covers New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium. (Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports Images)
Miami Dolphins cornerback Byron Maxwell covers New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium. (Jasen Vinlove/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall said his matchup against Miami Dolphins cornerback Byron Maxwell was unfair after he was held to 45 yards on six catches in Sunday's 27-23 loss.

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THE GAME: The Jets (3-5) at the Miami Dolphins (3-4) at Hard Rock Stadium at 1 p.m. ET.

THE WEATHER: Believe it or not, the forecast calls for rain and wind - or at least "occasional showers" lots of clouds and winds hovering between 10-20 mph. The temperature is expected to be near 80.

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Oct 23, 2016; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins running back Damien Williams (26) celebrates on the sidelines in the game between the Miami Dolphins and the Buffalo Bills during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium. The Miami Dolphins defeat the Buffalo Bills 28-25. Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 23, 2016; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins running back Damien Williams (26) celebrates on the sidelines in the game between the Miami Dolphins and the Buffalo Bills during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium. The Miami Dolphins defeat the Buffalo Bills 28-25. Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

During the season, Bent's Game Analysis charts games for some of the Jets' upcoming opponents, enabling a breakdown of what to watch out for on gameday…

If the Jets can win tomorrow, their outlook will suddenly look a whole lot rosier with a 4-5 record and five of their remaining seven games at home. Standing in their way is a 3-4 Miami team that has overcome a shaky start to get back in the mix. One of these teams will win their third straight game on Sunday. Over the years, there have been some classic meetings between the teams and, with the teams seemingly evenly matched, the Jets will likely need to win a competitive matchup to extend their three-game winning streak over the Dolphins.

Let's break down the positional groupings (BGA-style!) for the Dolphins to try and highlight what to watch out for.

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New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan talking to New York Giants quarterback Ryan Nassib (12) in the first half at MetLife Stadium. (William Hauser)
New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan talking to New York Giants quarterback Ryan Nassib (12) in the first half at MetLife Stadium. (William Hauser)

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The Giants have never wanted to worry about what life would be like without Eli Manning. But after Ryan Nassib's performance on Friday night, it looked like maybe they should.

Given a rare chance to start in Manning's place, Nassib, the Giants' primary backup, didn't exactly inspire any confidence in his ability to fill the starter's shoes. After a strong first drive, he ended up giving an erratic and sloppy performance, completing just 7 of 15 passes for only 75 yards, throwing two interceptions and losing one fumble in the Giants' 27-10, preseason-opening loss to the Miami Dolphins.

Tags: Miami Dolphins, Eli Manning, Ryan Nassib, Ralph Vacchiano
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GEICO SportsNite: Apple's injury 00:00:12
Giants rookie cornerback Eli Apple discusses his professional debut and the injury he sustained in the Giants 27-10 loss to the Dolphins.

Ryan Nassib had a big chance to show everyone what he could do as New York Giants quarterback with Eli Manning getting the night off. He blew it after a good first quarter.

Nassib was consistent in leading the Giants on a game-opening touchdown drive and cashing in on an interception in staking New York to a 10-point lead. But his three second-quarter turnovers led to 17 points in the Miami Dolphins' 27-10 victory in the preseason opener Friday night.

The start of the game was delayed 51 minutes by weather, pushing back the coaching debuts of Ben McAdoo of the Giants and Adam Gase of the Dolphins.

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Vacchiano previews Giants opener 00:03:57
Giants insider Ralph Vacchiano discusses the Giants' preseason opener against the Dolphins and the continued concerns about Victor Cruz.
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Laremy Tunsil (Kamil Krzaczynski/USA Today Sports Images)
Laremy Tunsil (Kamil Krzaczynski/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Jets considered trading up in Thursday's NFL Draft to select former Ole Miss offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil after a video of him smoking from a gas mask emerged from his Twitter account prior to the draft, causing him to slide down, according to the New York Daily News' Manish Mehta.

Once considered the No. 1 draft prospect, Tunsil fell to No. 13, where the Miami Dolphins picked him, when a 30-second video was posted on Tunsil's account at 7:47 p.m. ET. He said he was hacked, though admitted the video was of him and was two years old.

"Man, it was a mistake," Tunsil said. "It happened years ago. Somebody hacked my Twitter account, and that's how it got on there."

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Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase looks on before the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. (Jake Roth)
Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase looks on before the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. (Jake Roth)

Updated: The Giants confirmed meeting with Adam Gase on Friday.

 


Damontre Moore warms up ahead of the Giants' September contest against the Falcons. (AP)
Damontre Moore warms up ahead of the Giants' September contest against the Falcons. (AP)

Former Giant Damontre Moore was claimed off waivers by the Miami Dolphins -- but he won't play against New York on Monday night.

The move for Moore is deferred, meaning it will be processed on Tuesday. He will not be on the Dolphins roster on Monday night as they play the Giants at home.

Moore was cut by the Giants last week after reportedly getting into an argument with Cullen Jenkins over headphones, among other issues. Moore also reportedly cursed out coach Tom Coughlin and yelled at GM Jerry Reese on Friday, leading to his release.

Moore, 23, was drafted by the Giants in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He has three sacks and 23 total tackles this season. 

Tags: Damontre Moore, Miami Dolphins

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) throws a pass during the first half of their game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. (Ed Mulholland)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) throws a pass during the first half of their game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. (Ed Mulholland)

The Miami Dolphins (5-7) host the New York Giants (5-7) on Monday Night Football in a Week 14 clash.

Both the Dolphins and the Giants have the same record, yet Miami sits in the basement of the AFC East while the Giants share a three-way tie for first place in the NFC East with the team's playoff hopes still intact.

Here's a short breakdown of what to expect, as well as a prediction:

Tags: Miami Dolphins, Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr., Sam Spiegelman
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New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) runs for touchdown during the first half against New York Jets free safety Marcus Gilchrist (21) at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch)
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) runs for touchdown during the first half against New York Jets free safety Marcus Gilchrist (21) at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch)

With game day nearing, we delve into the scouting report to break down the Giants' Week 14 opponent: the Miami Dolphins.

Here are some numbers that tell the story about the 'Fins, including how they have fared so far in the 2015 season and the Giants' history against them…

1: RB Lamar Miller has carried the ball 20 times in a game only 1 time this season - last week against Baltimore - rushing for 113 yards in a 15-13 Miami victory.

Tags: Miami Dolphins, Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr., Robert Ayers, Sam Spiegelman
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Corey Griffin and Brian Bassett are enjoying a long-awaited Victory Monday, as they take happy calls and comments after the Jets dominated the Dolphins at MetLife Stadium.

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New York Jets nose tackle Damon Harrison and head coach Todd Bowles look on against the Miami Dolphins in the second half. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports (William Hauser)
New York Jets nose tackle Damon Harrison and head coach Todd Bowles look on against the Miami Dolphins in the second half. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports (William Hauser)

As badly as the Jets have struggled in recent weeks, yesterday's game served as a reminder that there are still quite a few beatable teams left on their schedule. Yes, the Dolphins are clearly a poor team with multiple issues, but the Jets can only (and need only) beat what's in front of them.

A few key offensive players, having struggled in recent weeks, stepped up and that gave the team a completely different look. The defense also had a different look, partly by design and partly due to injury. While it's a concern that the Jets are dealing with a few injuries at the cornerback position as they prepare to face a team that can put up a lot of yardage through the air, they also figure to have an advantage in the trenches with the Giants also dealing with some injuries there.

This has the makings of a very interesting game, although I think we'd all be happy with a boring game that the Jets end up winning.

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Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (93) tries to get past New York Jets right guard Brian Winters (67) and right tackle Breno Giacomini (68) in Game 12 of the NFL International Series at Wembley Stadium. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
Miami Dolphins defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (93) tries to get past New York Jets right guard Brian Winters (67) and right tackle Breno Giacomini (68) in Game 12 of the NFL International Series at Wembley Stadium. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)

Facing the formidable Ndamukong Suh for the second time this season, the Jets once again handled the Dolphins' front seven by limiting the damage he was able to do. Suh had four tackles (one for a loss) and a quarterback hit, but Miami only had one sack as a team and the Jets were able to rush for 137 yards.

The Jets opted to take a different approach to the challenge of mitigating Suh this time, relying a lot more often on quick-developing plays and hoping their linemen could handle him one-on-one in those situations. There were mixed results here, with right guard Brian Winters getting badly owned by him a few times, including on fourth and short on the first drive and early in the third quarter where he got driven into the backfield and his holding penalty negated a long run.

Manish Mehta of the Daily News tweeted after the game that Winters "won the head-to-head match-up" with Suh both times this season, based solely on Suh's numbers, but the reality was that he rarely had to block him one-on-one and often got blown up when he did. Nevertheless they asked more of him this time than last time, which could be a sign that he's developing and settling into that starting right guard role. I wouldn't go overboard with the praise yet though, because this was still an extremely uneven performance from him.

Tags: Breno Giacomini, Brent Qvale, Brian Winters, D'Brickashaw Ferguson, Miami Dolphins, James Carpenter, Nick Mangold, Wesley Johnson
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Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy tackles Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill during the second half at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)
Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy tackles Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill during the second half at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)

The Jets host the Miami Dolphins later today, aiming to stem the tide and turn their season around following four losses in the past five games. The teams already met back in Week 4 with the Jets winning comfortably, 27-14, in London. Since then, Miami has shaken up its coaching staff and looked to have bounced back to some extent, but remain a game behind the Jets at 4-6 after losing three of their last four.

Let's break down the positional groupings (BGA-style!) to try and highlight what the Jets need to look out for.

Quarterbacks

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Corey Griffin and Brian Bassett are stuffing their Thanksgiving podcast, and they're joined by Newsday's Bob Glauber (13:00) to talk about the state of the Jets, Todd Bowles, and Sunday's showdown with the Miami Dolphins.

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New York Jets outside linebacker Quinton Coples (98) chases New England Patriots' Shane Vereen (34) out of bounds during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun/AP)
New York Jets outside linebacker Quinton Coples (98) chases New England Patriots' Shane Vereen (34) out of bounds during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun/AP)

The Miami Dolphins have claimed Quinton Coples off waivers.

The former first-round draft pick was cut by the Jets on Monday.

This season for the Jets, the 25-year-old Coples had appeared in 10 games (two starts) while failing to record a sack.

The Jets play the Dolphins on Sunday.

Tags: Miami Dolphins, Quinton Coples

New York Jets:

Did not participant in practice - WR Percy Harvin (ankle, ribs), C Nick Mangold (ankle, finger), S Rontez Miles (shin), DE Muhammad Wilkerson (toe, illness)

Limited participant in practice - G Willie Colon (knee), S Jaiquawan Jarrett (shoulder), CB Darrin Walls (shoulder)

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In what seemed like a last-ditch game for the Jets, bringing as much talent to bear against the Dolphins would seem like a good plan, but after a last minute activation, Jets recevier Santonio Holmes only saw three snaps in the?rather disheartening loss to the Dolphins.
Ryan said there was a plan to "pace" Holmes through Sunday, which saw rookie starting quarterback Geno Smith benched after a terrible first half in favor of the inexperienced Matt Simms.

"We didn't want to overload him," the coach said of Holmes. "We were trying to be careful out there. I don't' know how many plays he played, but I know it wasn't that many."

That plan hadn't been relayed to Holmes, though, he said.

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Antrel Rolle joins Daily News Live to discuss Miami's Richie Incognito and the issue of bullying in the NFL.

http://web.sny.tv/media/video.jsp?content_id=31206575&topic_id=6479520&tcid=vpp_copy_31206575&v=3

LoudMouths: Adam Shein and Chris Carlin discuss whether the Richie Incognito hazing story will help change the culture of sports.

Tags: 2013 New York Giants, Antrel Rolle, Bullying, Miami Dolphins, New York Giants, Richie Incognito, sny
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Upset wins by the Browns and Bills coupled with the Redskins covering the spread cast a pall on my Week 4.

But at least I have a better overall winning percentage than the Giants.

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!

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The Giants are back in action this week against the Packers in search of a win.

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 11 Record: 2-1

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, broncos, dolphins, giants, nfl picks, Editorial Aside, Thanksgiving, titans
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. ? The story of Jets wide receiver Clyde Gates was supposed to be told on the hardwood and not the gridiron.

Meet the soft-spoken and shy Gates, a second year wide receiver who last year played 15 games in Miami. Gates is one of the unheralded names in a Jets locker room filled with stars and superstars but like so many of the lesser known players on this team, his story is intriguing. Prior to college, he played just one year of high school football and saw no future in it.

The story goes that Abilene Christian football head coach Chris Thomsen came to visit Bernard Scott, the Bengals running back, at home one evening and Gates was there along with his brother. Thomsen offered Scott the chance to play college football and Scott encouraged his cousin to go to college with him.

Tags: Clyde Gates, desean jackson, Fast, Miami Dolphins, Player Profile, Editorial Aside, Rex Ryan, Tony Sparano
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What's going on around the AFC East? ?I'll be taking a look at teams around the division to see how the Jets stack up next to the competition.

Buffalo Bills: The free agent signings of DE Mario Williams and DE Mark Anderson caused so much excitement in Buffalo that you could hear their cheers in New York City. Expectations are high in Buffalo?due to these additions, along with the re-signing of both Steve Johnson and Fred Jackson. Even with the defensive additions, the Bills have to be ready to make the adjustment to a 4-3 defense under new defensive coordinator Dave Wandstedt. Linebackers were a major part of the Bill's collapse last year and it seems that they will continue to be a question mark this year. That's not what the coaches think. Both Wandstedt and head coach Chan Gailey are so confident in the ability of second-year linebacker Kelvin Sheppard that they named him their starting middle linebacker in January. The rookie graded out better than fellow MLB's Lawrence Timmons, Rey Mauluga and Pat Angerer last year, and he should find more success with his size and speed in the new defense.?

Miami Dolphins: The only question of concern for the Miami Dolphins is judging whether "earning" the chance to be broadcast for Hard Knocks or judging a QB competition of Ryan Tannehill, David Garrard, and Matt Moore is more exciting. The more entertaining answer may be their attempt to finally connect to a fan base that has seemed non-existent over the years. The celebrity factor seemed to be trashing the tradition of the franchise so the owners have changed the direction of the franchise by?incorporating?more fan friendly?events and advertisements that focus on football. That might not be a bad idea, considering that they still have the best cornerback tandem in the league.?

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- What more is there to say about Eli Manning? This team would be in the basement?without?him, yet they are 5-2, two games up on the rest of the division. Against the Dolphins, he was 31 for 45, but there were around five dropped passes, including perfectly thrown balls to Jake Ballard and Hakeem Nicks. Manning threw as beautiful a ball I have ever seen him throw, and his final statline was not indicative of how well he played. His 102.1 QB rating is third in the league, and he has pushed his way into MVP dicussions.

- Just give Victor Cruz the damn ball. While some expected his performance level to drop off as the year progressed, he has continued to make impact plays, proving he is no fluke. Through seven games he has 36 receptions for 497 yards and four touchdowns putting him on pace for 82 receptions and 1136 yards and nine touchdowns.

Those numbers are partially a product of being on the NFL's #4 pass offense, but more than any other Giants' receiver, he has done most of the work himself. He again made a big play after the catch, spinning away from the Dolphin defender and into the end zone. He's not the fastest or the strongest, but he is quick and tenacious, and has proven to be one of the toughest players to tackle.

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The Giants' comeback victory over the Miami Dolphins yesterday was no masterpiece but the numbers were indicative of the outcome. The Giants did the things they needed to do to win - plain and simple.

They won the time of possession battle, holding the ball for 32 minutes, even though they had the same amount of possessions as Miami (10 - which is incredibly low in this day and age).

They stopped the Dolphins on their last five possessions: forcing them to punt four times and ending the game with a Corey Webster interception.

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There are no style points in the NFL standings. Just Ws, Ls and Ts. Today, the Giants walked out of MetLife Stadium with a W. ?At the end of the day, that is all the league office will be putting in the books....

Still to be determined is the health of two key offensive players: WR Hakeem Nicks and RB Ahmad Bradshaw. ?Nicks injured a hamstring and Bradshaw re-injured the foot that confounded him much of last season. We won't know the extent of each injury until later tomorrow.

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The Giants were behind the Dolphins for the better part of three and half quarters this afternoon only to thrill (or relieve) the antsy crowd in the final minutes, topping the winless Dolphins, 20-17.

Eli Manning (31-49 2 TD) hit Victor Cruz with his longest completion of the day - a 26-yard strike - with 5:58 left on the clock to put the Giants ahead for the first time, sealing the win for the now 5-2 Blue.

more to come...

Tags: Miami Dolphins, New York Giants, New York Giants News

The finsiders.com blog does a great job covering the Miami Dolphins. Even if you're not a Dolphin fan, it's chock full of great stuff including video analysis with host Jesse Agler.

Columnist John Congemi provides his three keys for the Dolphins to hang with the Giants this afternoon. The first, of course, is to slow down the Giants' pass rush. The second key is to win the early downs:

Manning and the Giants offense hasn?t fared much better than the Dolphins offense on third down early in this season (31.5 percent), and that?s where Miami must create the turnover or get off the field. Six sacks last week on Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow was a great start, but Manning will get rid of the football much quicker than Tebow...

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The 0-6 Miami Dolphins are in New Jersey today to face the NFC East-leading Giants (4-2) in an interconference matchup.

The Giants are coming off a bye while the Dolphins will be attempting to rebound from a crushing overtime loss to Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos last week.

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As they Giants come off their bye week, they appear to have been served a gimmie as they face the reeling and still winless Miami Dolphins (0-6) this Sunday.

Over the last couple of weeks, we have extolled the virtues of never overlooking opponents and falling into ?trap? games, but if the Giants can?t win this week, they?ll have some serious problems.

As the Giants get ready for the brutal schedule that awaits them after this week, the Dolphins pose as the perfect team to feast on after the bye.

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Below is the latest injury update for this Sunday's Giants-Dolphins game as of Thursday, Oct 27:

Dolphins

DNP: CB Vontae Davis (hamstring)

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