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Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive: There are nine games left in a Giants season that is already lost, and they have a player who might be their next franchise quarterback gathering dust on their sidelines. It seems like the perfect time to take a look at Davis Webb and get him a little game experience.

But according to Ben McAdoo, the future - at least at quarterback - will have to wait.

The Giants coach, after first dodging the subject on a conference call on Monday, eventually insisted that he has no intention of replacing Eli Manning with Webb over the final two months of the season - no matter how dire the Giants' situation becomes.

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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. 

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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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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...

Need to Know

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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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) passes in the second quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) passes 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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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Giants got a lot of good years out of Eli Manning, but there is a sense that his time here is ending - or at least that it should. More than a few fans think it's time to turn the page, before he's too old to even think about another playoff run.

I've always thought that to be crazy. Franchise quarterbacks aren't easy to find. And more likely, everyone in New York is really, really, really going to miss Manning when he's gone.

So with that said, here's Part II of my Twitter mailbag, with a focus on the future of the Giants' franchise quarterback, and a look at what might come next.

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Ben McAdoo (AP)

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...

Need to Know

The Giants practice Thursday at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.

CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie returned to the Giants, and was apologetic for his actions that led to his suspension. WR Sterling Shepard also returned to practice. 

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

Tags: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eli Apple, Eli Manning, Orleans Darkwa, Sterling Shepard
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 (Kim Klement)
(Kim Klement)

Giants QB Eli Manning was voted the most overrated quarterback in the NFL by players in a quarterbacks poll. 

Reporters received 155 player polls on different categories involving quarterbacks in the NFL. Manning won the most overrated category by receiving 14 percent of votes. As noted in the ESPN article, Manning has ranked No. 30 in QBR since he has turned 31. The Giants are also 31-39 in that span. 

Scott Thompson, SNY.tv | Twitter |: There's no shot Eli is the most overrated quarterback in the league. Yes, his play has diminished since his Super Bowl victories. But age affects everyone not named Tom Brady, so Manning shouldn't be atop of these rankings. 

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) (David Butler II)
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) (David Butler II)

Giants scout Whitey Walsh strongly urged the team to select QB Tom Brady in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft, but then-GM Ernie Accorsi didn't act.

"He was very forceful," Accorsi recently told ESPN. "Fought hard. No one listened. ... It's my fault that I didn't act on his urging to draft Brady. Truly, the Brady story is one of the great mysteries of all time. It's not like he was playing at Augustana. He threw four touchdown passes in the Orange Bowl against Alabama. ... We were all asleep."

After the Giants passed on Brady with the 177th overall pick -- instead taking Dhani Jones -- the Patriots selected Brady with the 199th pick.

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New York Giants running back Orleans Darkwa stiff arms Denver Broncos strong safety Justin Simmons in the second quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants running back Orleans Darkwa stiff arms Denver Broncos strong safety Justin Simmons in the second quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. (Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports)

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Well, that was unexpected.

The Giants suffered through one of their worst weeks in years, with their best player and two other receivers lost to the season with injuries, one player suspended, several other players hurt and a general sense of chaos, unhappiness and gloom hanging over the team. Going on the road to Denver against one of the NFL's best defenses seemed like an obvious recipe for disaster.

So, how to explain the scoreboard: Giants 23, Broncos 10?

Tags: Bobby Hart, Brandon Marshall, D.J. Fluker, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eli Manning, Ereck Flowers, Janoris Jenkins, Jason Pierre-Paul, John Jerry, Jonathan Casillas, Justin Pugh, Odell Beckham Jr., Olivier Vernon, Orleans Darkwa, Paul Perkins, Sterling Shepard, Weston Richburg, Ralph Vacchiano
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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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New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan and head coach Ben McAdoo prior to the game at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan and head coach Ben McAdoo prior to the game at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

Giants offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan took over New York's play-calling responsibilities from head coach Ben McAdoo for Sunday's game against the Denver Broncos, according to the New York Post's Paul Schwartz.

Sullivan, who took over for McAdoo after the Giants' 0-5 start, led New York to a field goal and touchdown on two of his first three drives on Sunday.

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning fumbles the ball during first quarter against Los Angeles Chargers at MetLife Stadium. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning fumbles the ball during first quarter against Los Angeles Chargers at MetLife Stadium. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)

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THE GAME

The Giants (0-5) vs. the Denver Broncos (3-1) at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver on Sunday, Oct. 15, at 8:30 p.m. ET.

THE WEATHER

A brisk day turns into a chilly night with temperatures in the 40s and moderate winds.

WHAT IT MEANS

Ben McAdoo needs something -- even just a competitive game here -- to give everyone a chance to take a deep breath. There is a storm of chaos in and around his locker room, and players clearly aren't happy. Don't fool yourself: Things absolutely can get worse. Would a win change their outlook on the season? No. This team is still going nowhere, especially without their best player, Odell Beckham Jr. But McAdoo needs something to show them the rest of the season won't just be a death march toward a new coach in 2018. He needs to find a way to keep them playing hard and not just going through the motions. A miracle win in Denver might just do that trick.

Tags: Bobby Hart, Denver Broncos, Eli Manning, Ereck Flowers, John Jerry, Odell Beckham Jr., Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo (David Richard/AP)
New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo (David Richard/AP)

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive: The Giants don't like change. They prefer stability and patience. They prefer to give their plans a chance to work.

But they also really don't like chaos. And that's the one thing that will truly test their patience with Ben McAdoo and could end up pushing the coach straight out the door.

That may seem crazy just 17 games into his head coaching career, but McAdoo is suddenly on very shaky ground just one year after he led the Giants back to the postseason and to an 11-5 record. His job should be in no jeopardy at all just one-third of the way through Year 2, even though the Giants are 0-5 and headed towards at least 0-7.

Tags: B.J. Goodson, Brad Wing, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eli Apple, Eli Manning, Ereck Flowers, Jason Pierre-Paul, Landon Collins, Odell Beckham Jr., Ralph Vacchiano
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GEICO SportsNite: Giants 00:02:52
Ralph Vacchiano and Eamon McAnaney provide an update on the Giants, who are trying to regroup after several receivers got injured in Week 5.

Despite losing several receivers to injury, Giants QB Eli Manning said he will move on, make adjustments, and prepare for his team's Sunday night game against the Denver Broncos.

The Giants' veteran quarterback has been working with a fresh lineup of receivers, some of whom were just promoted from the practice squad this week after Odell Beckham, Jr.Brandon Marshall and Dwayne Harris suffered season-ending injuries during the team's 27-22 loss to the Chargers on Sunday.

As Sterling Shepard's status for the game is also in jeopardy, Manning's options at the receiver position will likely include Roger Lewis, Tavarres King, Travis Rudolph, and Ed Eagan...

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Dwayne Harris, Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr., Sterling Shepard, Tavarres King
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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) drops back to throw a pass during an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins) (Ron Jenkins/AP)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) drops back to throw a pass during an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins) (Ron Jenkins/AP)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Giants' season is over. Their quarterback is 36 years old. They have a young quarterback on their roster who might just be the future of their franchise. And if he's not, they're staring at a high pick in a quarterback-rich draft next year.

 

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New York Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall grabs his ankle after a catch against Los Angeles Chargers during second quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall grabs his ankle after a catch against Los Angeles Chargers during second quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Noah K. Murray/USA Today Sports Images)

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Hours after the Giants announced that wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Dwayne Harris will miss the rest of the season, Brandon Marshall announced that his season is over, too.

The 33-year-old Marshall revealed that he will be having season-ending surgery on his injured ankle on Tuesday, two days after he was carted off the field during New York's 27-22 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. That almost certainly marks the end of Marshall's painfully short time with the Giants.

It could be the end of his 12-year NFL career, too.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr., Roger Lewis, Sterling Shepard, Ralph Vacchiano
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Southern California Trojans quarterback Sam Darnold throws the ball against the Oregon State Beavers during the second quarter at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (Kelvin Kuo/USA TODAY Sports)
Southern California Trojans quarterback Sam Darnold throws the ball against the Oregon State Beavers during the second quarter at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (Kelvin Kuo/USA TODAY Sports)

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After decades of searching for a franchise quarterback the long, torturous wait seemed to be almost over for the Jets. Everything was set. They were staring at a quarterback-rich draft, their own rebuilding team and a 38-year-old quarterback. They were destined for a top-5 pick, if not the first pick overall.

It was so real, in fact, that Jets fans weren't just embracing the "Suck for Sam" idea; they were making plans for draft day. Some even sewed his name onto the back of their team jerseys.

But who knew that Sam Darnold's future NFL jersey was much more likely to be blue?

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Southern California Trojans quarterback Sam Darnold throws the ball against the Oregon State Beavers during the second quarter at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (Kelvin Kuo/USA TODAY Sports)
Southern California Trojans quarterback Sam Darnold throws the ball against the Oregon State Beavers during the second quarter at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. (Kelvin Kuo/USA TODAY Sports)

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After decades of searching for a franchise quarterback the long, torturous wait seemed to be almost over for the Jets. Everything was set. They were staring at a quarterback-rich draft, their own rebuilding team and a 38-year-old quarterback. They were destined for a top-5 pick, if not the first pick overall.

It was so real, in fact, that Jets fans weren't just embracing the "Suck for Sam" idea; they were making plans for draft day. Some even sewed his name onto the back of their team jerseys.

But who knew that Sam Darnold's future NFL jersey was much more likely to be blue?

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 (Noah K. Murray)
(Noah K. Murray)

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | ArchiveThe disaster that this Giants season has become was absolutely unthinkable a few weeks ago, which is why there is no long-term plan to fix this unexpected mess. The only big decision the Giants expected to have to make in early 2018 was whether to call heads or tails during the coin flip before Super Bowl LII.

But now that they're 0-5 and seemingly on the fast track to 0-7 by their bye week, and with their best player likely out for the year, the Giants are staring at a completely lost season - possibly the worst since they went 4-12 in 2003. That was the year that ushered in the Tom Coughlin/Eli Manning era.

So yes, if this season continues to spiral downward - and there's no reason to believe it won't - big changes could be coming. And the futures of key figures in the organization, from the front office to the locker room, are all very much up in the air:

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GEICO SportsNite: Giant injuries 00:00:53
Ben McAdoo, wide receiver Roger Lewis Jr. and quarterback Eli Manning discuss the Giants' 0-5 start amid mounting injuries.

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants grasped at whatever straw they could find on Sunday. They spoke of their fight, their heart and their professionalism. Landon Collins even pointed out how the Super Bowl isn't mathematically out of the question yet.

But after losing their best player, Odell Beckham Jr., to what might be a season-ending injury, after losing 27-22 to the previously-winless Los Angeles Chargers and falling to 0-5, there was really only one thing the Giants could cling to on Sunday: the hope that this was rock bottom, that things couldn't possibly get worse.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Dwayne Harris, Eli Manning, Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Pugh, Odell Beckham Jr., Roger Lewis, Sterling Shepard, Ralph Vacchiano
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GEICO SportsNite: Beckham injury 00:02:31
The Football Night in New York crew discusses Odell Beckham Jr. fracturing his ankle in the team's loss to the Chargers.

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY.tv

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Giants' season is just about over. And now Odell Beckham Jr.'s season could be over, too.

The superstar receiver was carted off the field on Sunday after suffering a fractured left ankle in the fourth quarter of the Giants' 27-22 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. The Giants say he may need surgery, which would almost certainly end his season. A source familiar with his injury said that surgery is "likely," though a decision won't be made until after he has an MRI.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, D.J. Fluker, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Dwayne Harris, Eli Manning, John Jerry, Jonathan Casillas, Landon Collins, Odell Beckham Jr., Orleans Darkwa, Sterling Shepard
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 (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)
(Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY.tv

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Just when it looks like it can't get any worse … it gets worse.

Not only have the Giants lost as many games this season (five) as they lost all of last season, but they've now lost their best player, likely for the entire season, and four-fifths of what they thought would be the best receiving corps in the league.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Damon Harrison, D.J. Fluker, Dwayne Harris, Eli Manning, Evan Engram, John Jerry, Odell Beckham Jr., Olivier Vernon, Orleans Darkwa, Paul Perkins, Roger Lewis, San Diego Chargers, Sterling Shepard, Wayne Gallman, Ralph Vacchiano
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GEICO SportsNite: Giant injuries 00:00:53
Head Coach Ben McAdoo, wide receiver Roger Lewis Jr. and quarterback Eli Manning discuss the Giants' 0-5 start amid mounting injuries.

Philip Rivers threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Melvin Gordon with 2:58 to play and the Los Angeles Chargers rallied to beat the New York Giants 27-22 on Sunday in a game worthy of two teams that started the season 0-4.

The touchdown pass was Rivers' third of the game and came three plays after Kyle Emanuel had a sack, forced fumble and recovery against Eli Manning at the Giants 11-yard line. It also came four plays after Odell Beckham Jr. hurt an ankle and become the fourth Giants receiver knocked out of the game. >> Read more

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Tags: Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr., Orleans Darkwa, Roger Lewis, San Diego Chargers
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Oct 1, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA;New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) talks with head coach Ben McAdoo during the second half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Oct 1, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA;New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) talks with head coach Ben McAdoo during the second half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - This is all sadly familiar territory for Eli Manning, being the leader of an underachieving Giants team off to a disappointing start. It's the second 0-4 start for him and the Giants in the last five seasons. In two other seasons they started 0-2.

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GEICO SportsNite: Giants' woes 00:04:39
Marc Malusis and Ralph Vacchiano debate who is to blame for the Giants' disappointing 0-4 start to the season.

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As a rookie head coach last year, Ben McAdoo had to deal with a kicker suspended for domestic violence and the organization's mishandling of his status, a boat-load of receivers flying to Miami to party right before the playoffs and his offense collapsing, all while trying to fix a team that had become a perennial loser.

That was easy compared to what McAdoo has to do now.

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(AP)

After the Giants fell to 0-4 with Sunday's loss to the Buccaneers, head coach Ben McAdoo said he isn't surprised with the way things have gone. 

"I'm not surprised. I'm not shocked," McAdoo said after the game. "You can't carry things over from one year to the next. We talked about that in the offseason."

The Giants went 11-5 last season, losing to the Packers in the first round of the playoffs, and were expected to be a Super Bowl contender this season.

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans catches the ball on the half yard line over New York Giants strong safety Landon Collins during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans catches the ball on the half yard line over New York Giants strong safety Landon Collins during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

Jameis Winston threw for 332 and three touchdowns without an interception, and Nick Folk kicked a 34-yard field goal as time expired to give the Tampa Bay Buccaneers a 25-23 victory over the winless New York Giants on Sunday.

Folk redeemed himself after missing two field goals and an extra point earlier in the day, booting the winner after Winston answered Eli Manning's second TD pass of the day with an impressive drive that began at his 25.

The Giants (0-4) lost on a last-second field goal for the second straight week. They took a 23-22 lead on Rhett Ellison's 2-yard TD reception with 3:16 remaining. Manning threw to Odell Beckham Jr., in the rear of the end zone for a 2-point conversion that was disallowed because the receiver had stepped out of bounds before making the catch. >> Read more

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New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. catches a four-yard touchdown pass against Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills during the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. (Eric Hartline/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. catches a four-yard touchdown pass against Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills during the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. (Eric Hartline/USA TODAY Sports)

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THE GAME

The Giants (0-3) at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-1), at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, on Sunday, Oct. 1, at 4:05 p.m. ET.

THE WEATHER

It will be warm, muggy and maybe a little rainy. The temperatures are expected to be in the high 80s and there's a 60 percent chance of evening thunderstorms, which could make for a messy second half of the game.

WHAT IT MEANS

The Giants are already in deep trouble and the odds are decidedly against them. Only three teams have reached the NFL playoffs after an 0-3 start since the playoffs expanded in 1990. Right now, before they think about anything else, they need to stop the bleeding. Their last 0-3 start came in 2013, and they ran that all the way to 0-6 before they started to play to their capabilities, going 7-3 over their final 10 games. Maybe this season is already over, who knows? But they desperately need a win to make sure things don't get worse, either in the standings or in the locker room. Then they can reassess everything from there.

Tags: Eli Manning, Ereck Flowers, John Jerry, Justin Pugh, Odell Beckham Jr., Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants' Eli Manning passes during the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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New York Giants' Eli Manning passes during the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) (Matt Rourke/AP)

Despite an 0-3 start to the season and questions about the team's early demise, QB Eli Manning made it clear on Tuesday that he is concentrating solely on preparing for the team's Week 4 matchup against the Buccaneers.

"Our mindset is we have to get this win right here," Manning said. "Get our first win and go from there. So, we have a long football season left and anything is possible, but still the focus is on the next game no matter if we're 3-0 or 1-2 or whatever. Next game is the most important one. That's where we are right now."

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Sep 24, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) throws a pass against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Hartline)
Sep 24, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) throws a pass against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Hartline)

Giants QB Eli Manning's fourth-quarter surge wasn't enough to defeat the Eagles on Sunday. 

After a failed red zone trip to end the first half, the Giants' offense caught fire in the fourth quarter as Manning put together a couple good drives to tie the game, 14-14. But with the game tied at 24, Eagles K Jake Elliott plugged a 61-yard field goal to end the game. 

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GEICO SportsNite: Giants' loss 00:01:52
Ralph Vacchiano gets reactions from Brandon Marshall, Jonathan Casillas and Odell Beckham Jr. after the Giants lost to the Eagles, 27-24.

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PHILADELPHIA -- The Giants truly, seriously envisioned their season ending on Feb. 4 in Minneapolis, in a storm of confetti at the end of Super Bowl LII. At the very least they expected a deep run into the playoffs in January.

Never in their wildest nightmares did they consider their season would end this soon.

Tags: Eli Apple, Eli Manning, Evan Engram, Odell Beckham Jr., Philadelphia Eagles, Sterling Shepard, Ralph Vacchiano
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GEICO SportsNite: Giants' loss 00:01:52
Ralph Vacchiano gets reactions from Brandon Marshall, Jonathan Casillas and Odell Beckham Jr. after the Giants lost to the Eagles, 27-24.

The Giants recovered from a 14-0 second-half deficit to score 24 points in the fourth quarter, but Eagles kicker Jake Elliott drilled a 61-yard field goal as time expired to secure a 27-24 win for Philadelphia. >> Box score

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(Scott Galvin)

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THE GAME

The Giants (0-2) at the Philadelphia Eagles (1-1) at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Sunday, Sept. 24 at 1 p.m.

THE WEATHER

As if the heat wasn't already turned up high enough on the Giants, it should be near 90 degrees with lots of sun and not much wind.

Tags: Bobby Hart, Eli Manning, Ereck Flowers, Evan Engram, Janoris Jenkins, Justin Pugh, Odell Beckham Jr., Ralph Vacchiano
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McAdoo on delay of game penalty 00:01:12
Ben McAdoo accepts some of the blame for the fourth down delay of game penalty on Monday and Janoris Jenkins still questionable for Sunday.

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Giants head coach Ben McAdoo was very clear that "sloppy quarterback play" is what led to a critical delay of game penalty in New York's loss to the Lions on Monday night. And for several days he refused to back down from that assessment.

But on Friday morning, he conceded he might have had a little to do with that penalty, too.

McAdoo finally conceded that the whole operation leading up to that penalty was slower than it should have been, including his own decision to go for it on fourth down. He still blamed quarterback Eli Manning for not snapping the ball, and didn't discuss his own decision to not call a timeout. But he at least admitted that his quarterback's "sloppy" play wasn't the only thing at fault.

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) drops back to throw a pass during an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins) (Ron Jenkins/AP)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) drops back to throw a pass during an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins) (Ron Jenkins/AP)

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive: EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - It was a decade ago now, but the memories are still fresh for those who were there, like Eli Manning and Steve Spagnuolo. They remember well how their Super Bowl season began with an 0-2 disaster, where nothing went right and the whole season seemed to be lost from the start.

What happened next has become legend: The goal-line stand in Washington, the remarkable turnaround of the defense, the sudden growth of a franchise quarterback, all leading up to one of the greatest upsets in NFL history. It was an incredibly dramatic season, even if the lessons learned from 2007 don't sound dramatic at all.

"I think you've just got to believe that going through tough times will make you stronger as a team," Manning said. "But you've got to get through them. That's kind of the situation we're in. There's always going to be ups and downs of a season. Hopefully we've kind of hit the rough patch and we'll work ourselves out of it. But it's just going to come through our hard work, our dedication, our commitment to fix things."

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - John Mara came out swinging at the end of the 2013 season, when he famously declared "I think our offense is broken right now." It wasn't long before Kevin Gilbride was out as offensive coordinator and Ben McAdoo was in, and sweeping changes had begun.

What's most amazing about that is that Gilbride's "broken" offense in 2013 was actually a higher scoring attack than McAdoo has produced in his 19 games in the dual role of play-caller and head coach of the Giants. Gilbride's "broken" offense averaged 17.5 points per game (once defensive and special teams touchdowns are factored out). Since the start of last season, McAdoo's offense has averaged 16.6.

Tags: Bobby Hart, Brandon Marshall, Brett Jones, Eli Manning, Ereck Flowers, Justin Pugh, Odell Beckham Jr., Orleans Darkwa, Paul Perkins, Shane Vereen, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) plays against the Cleveland Browns during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane) (Ron Schwane/AP)
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) plays against the Cleveland Browns during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane) (Ron Schwane/AP)

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive: EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Odell Beckham, Jr. came through his 34-snap performance on Monday night without any setbacks. He feels so good, in fact, that he said "I look to play a lot more this week."

He's hoping to look a little more like his old, dominant self, too.

"My mind is on another level," Beckham said on Thursday. "I think I can take over a game any time, no matter the ankle or anything like that. So it's just a matter of getting those opportunities and making the most of them."

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Tension between McAdoo/Manning? 00:04:10
The Daily News Live crew asks if there is any tension between Giants head coach Ben McAdoo and quarterback Eli Manning.

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Eli Manning wasn't bothered at all by Ben McAdoo's strong words about some of his play on Monday night, just like he hasn't been bothered when his coach has criticized him in the past.

In fact, the Giants franchise quarterback said, he wants to hear it from McAdoo when he does something wrong.

"Hey, it's part of being in the NFL. You can't be sensitive," Manning said on Wednesday. "I think everybody's gotten very sensitive -- players and everybody -- if anyone says anything negative about you or if you did something wrong. Coach McAdoo and I have a great relationship. I think he understands, and I told him when he first got here, I enjoy being coached. If I screw something up, let me know. I want to be coached."

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(Michael Ainsworth/AP)

Former Giants RB Tiki Barber said QB Eli Manning could end up in a "body bag" if LT Ereck Flowers is allowed to keep playing.

"If Ereck Flowers has a job on Wednesday morning, then Eli Manning might be in a body bag three weeks from now. I'm serious," Barber said during the Tiki and Tierney show on CBS Sports Radio on Wednesday.

"The Philadelphia Eagles' defense is really good, and they get after the quarterback," Barber said. "If Ereck Flowers is allowed to protect Eli Manning's backside any longer, Eli is going to get killed. Ereck Flowers can't be your left tackle any longer. Ereck Flowers either has to go to tackle or has to go inside to guard or sit on the bench."

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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Eli Manning was hammered hard on Monday night, much like he was for most of last season. At this point, the hits are pretty much expected.

What's unexpected is that some of the biggest ones keep coming from his own head coach.

It's a bizarre strategy by Ben McAdoo, but for some reason, while choosing to go soft on most of his other players, he has made a conscious choice to come down hard his franchise quarterback. He refuses to single out others by name no matter how poor their play is, and he stubbornly backs some of his faltering players to a fault.

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(Brad Penner)

Giants QB Eli Manning said he can handle the criticism from head coach Ben McAdoo. "Hey, you lose games, you only score 10 points, you deserve some criticism," Manning said during an appearance on WFAN.  "Coach McAdoo knows I can handle it."

McAdoo placed the bame squarely on Manning for the delay of game penalty the team took when they were going for it on 4th-and-goal at the Lions' 2-yard line with roughly five minutes left in the third quarter.

Scott Thompson, SNY.tv | Twitter | : Forget whether or not the Giants should have gone for it on fourth down. This is a communication issue between head coach and quarterback. 

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New York Giants' Eli Manning 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' Eli Manning 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 QB Eli Manning failed to lead the struggling offense in the team's 24-10 loss to the Lions Monday night. 

It was a night to reflect on one of Manning's greatest perfomances as the Giants honored the 10-year anniversary of Super Bowl XLII. But Manning couldn't channel the past as the offense continued to be lackluster. 

Scott Thompson, SNY.tv | Twitter | : I never thought it would come to this, but I am really questioning if Eli can play at the high level he says he can. After a mediocre season opener, the stage was set at home with his best receiver on the field to do some damage. But Manning and the rest of the offense heard boos throughout the night...

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GEICO SportsNite: Giants lose 00:06:10
Head coach Ben McAdoo and quarterback Eli Manning discuss what went wrong in the Giants' 24-10 loss to the Lions on Monday night.

Matthew Stafford threw for two touchdowns, rookie Jamal Agnew broke the game open with an 88-yard punt return in the fourth quarter and the Detroit Lions beat the New York Giants 24-10 on Monday night.

The Lions (2-0) sacked Eli Manning five times and Stafford put together another big game while sending the Giants (0-2) to a second straight disappointing performance in a season where so much was expected. Star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. returned from a sprained left ankle, but New York still struggled offensively. >> Read more

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Vacchiano previews Giants-Lions 00:06:25
SNY's NFL Insider Ralph Vacchiano joins Loud Mouths to break down the Giants' Monday night matchup against the Detroit Lions.

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THE GAME

The Detroit Lions (1-0) at the Giants (0-1) at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J., Monday, Sept. 18 at 8:30 p.m. ET.

THE WEATHER

At the moment it looks to be a cloudy and probably cool night, with light winds and temperatures around 70. But keep one eye on pesky Tropical Storm Jose in the Atlantic Ocean, which forecasters think is heading in this general direction. The current forecast says it shouldn't impact the New York area until Tuesday, but if that changes it could at the very least amp up the winds.

WHAT IT MEANS

Probably nothing, because the New York fans and media wouldn't overreact if this Super Bowl-ready Giants team started 0-2, right? … Right?!? … OK, so the pressure is on, a little bit, for the Giants to get this thing going in the right direction -- especially on offense, and especially if Odell Beckham, Jr. plays. And if you don't think it's important, try to imagine what next week would be like if the Giants are 0-2, facing a short week and a game in Philadelphia, desperately trying to avoid 0-3. … On second thought, don't look ahead. It might be too depressing...

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(Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports)

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THE GAME

The Detroit Lions (1-0) at the Giants (0-1) at the Meadowlands in East Rutherford, N.J., Monday, Sept. 18 at 8:30 p.m. ET.

THE WEATHER

At the moment it looks to be a cloudy and probably cool night, with light winds and temperatures around 70. But keep one eye on pesky Tropical Storm Jose in the Atlantic Ocean, which forecasters think is heading in this general direction. The current forecast says it shouldn't impact the New York area until Tuesday, but if that changes it could at the very least amp up the winds.

WHAT IT MEANS

Probably nothing, because the New York fans and media wouldn't overreact if this Super Bowl-ready Giants team started 0-2, right? … Right?!? … OK, so the pressure is on, a little bit, for the Giants to get this thing going in the right direction -- especially on offense, and especially if Odell Beckham, Jr. plays. And if you don't think it's important, try to imagine what next week would be like if the Giants are 0-2, facing a short week and a game in Philadelphia, desperately trying to avoid 0-3. … On second thought, don't look ahead. It might be too depressing...

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 (William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports)
(William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports)

 

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Giants spent $5 million guaranteed for this season on Brandon Marshall, and they spent the offseason bragging about what a great addition he is going to be.

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GEICO SportsNite: Giants 00:01:33
Following the Giants' loss in Dallas last weekend, Ralph Vacchiano joins Eli Manning and crew as they look ahead to their home opener.

Ralph Vacchiano, SNY.TV: 

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - They didn't score a touchdown. They had just 233 total yards. Their quarterback was under pressure almost the entire game and they couldn't run the ball at all. It's a continuation of the same problems the Giants had all summer, and most of the same ones they had last season, too.

So for anyone prone to panicking, now would be a good time. But Eli Manning just isn't a panicky guy.

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GEICO SportsNite: Ben McAdoo 00:02:00
Giants head coach Ben McAdoo shares his thoughts on the Giants' lack of offensive production and how they can correct this going forward.

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Odell Beckham Jr. missed a game due to an injury on Sunday night for the first time since his rookie season. The question now: Will he miss one more?

That answer is still unknown, one day after the Beckham-less Giants opened the season with an ugly, 19-3 loss in Dallas. The Giants don't play again until their home opener next Monday night against the Detroit Lions, which gives him one extra day for his sprained ankle to heal.

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