The highlights include Eli Manning's three touchdown passes, despite the absence of top receiver Hakeem Nicks and Ramses Barden. Victor Cruz shined, and Reuben Randle and Domenik Hixon proved to be worthy replacements.
Giants 2012 Schedule
It?s no secret: sports fans are enamored with rankings. Whether its preseason rankings, all-time franchise rankings, or power rankings, the arrangement of teams, players, games, or anything else sports-related into a numerical hierarchy is and will continue to be a much bigger deal than it needs to be.
It?s not surprising, then, that the recent unveiling of the NFL?s top 100 players?even in arguably the most news-filled offseason in the history of the sport, one that included Peyton Manning?s free agency saga, Tim Tebow?s trade, Saints bounty-gate and, most recently, the death of Junior Seau?is a hot topic of debate amongst NFL fans. The list is voted on by players and includes a mix of all positions. To no one?s surprise, it?s quarterback heavy, even including Jets backup Tim Tebow at #95.
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The Giants had one of the league?s most prolific offenses last season, ranking ninth in points per game (24.6), fifth in pass yards per game (295.9) and eighth in total yards per game (385.1). These metrics are impressive, but let us not ignore Big Blue?s putrid rushing yards per game average (82.1), good for last in all of football.
The departure of Brandon Jacobs?and his accompanying 152 carries and 571 rushing yards?to the San Francisco 49ers only figured to further debilitate an already feeble ground game, leaving the Giants in danger of reclaiming their spot as the league?s worst rushing team. Help arrived at approximately 11:30 p.m. Thursday night in the form of 5-foot-9, 205-pound running back David Wilson, a shifty speedster from Virginia Tech who immediately slides into the No. 2 spot on the Giants running back depth chart.
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The dates and times for the away games vs the Jaguars and Jets in Weeks One and Two are still to be determined, but the dates for the home games have been set.
From the Giants' website....