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New York Giants running back Orleans Darkwa (26) rushes against the Minnesota Vikings in the first quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Vikings win 24-10. (Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants running back Orleans Darkwa (26) rushes against the Minnesota Vikings in the first quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Vikings win 24-10. (Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports)

Giants RB Orleans Darkwa (back) is not dealing with a serious injury and there is a "chance" that he could practice at some point this week, according to ESPN's Jordan Raanan.

After rushing for 22 yards on seven carries, Darkwa left Sunday's loss to the Eagles with a back injury.

The running back's role with the team has been increasing by the week, as Paul Perkins and Shane Vereen have struggled to find consistency on the ground.

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Sep 18, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) talks to New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo before a game against the Detroit Lions at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Sep 18, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) talks to New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo before a game against the Detroit Lions at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Ben McAdoo had plenty of time to view Odell Beckham's pee-like-a-dog celebration of his touchdown on Sunday. And he had plenty of time to digest Beckham's unbelievable post-game statement that he'd do it again, no matter the cost to his team.

He also had plenty of time to craft a response, to be as strong on Odell Beckham as he was on Eli Manning's contribution to a delay of game penalty last week.

Instead, he gave his star receiver an awkward pass.

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New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo watches players warmup before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)  (Seth Wenig/AP)
New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo watches players warmup before an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) (Seth Wenig/AP)

Former Giants DE George Martin said that NFL players have every right to protest, according to a report from The Hill.

"(Trump) said this is an assault on our flag and our country, as if though we are some outside transient indigents coming through," Martin said. "This is our country as well, and we have every right, which is guaranteed under the Constitution, to protest under those circumstances, a peaceful protest."

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(Michael Perez/AP)

Giants WR Odell Beckham, Jr. said Monday on Twitter that his "peeing" celebration after his first touchdown on Sunday was a response to President Donald Trump's recent comments about NFL players who kneel for the national anthem.

Click below for Beckham's tweet

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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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(Noah K. Murray)

Giants WR Brandon Marshall has been accused of spitting in an Eagles fan's face prior to Sunday's matchup in Philadelphia. 

A video from SportingNews.com shows Marshall and the fan getting into an argument on the sideline during warmups. Though the video doesn't show it, the fan says in the video that Marshall spit on him as we walked away. 

The video below shows Marshall being escorted away by team officials as him and the fan appear to exchange words again. 

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Sep 24, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (87) catches the ball and is knocked out of bounds at the goal line by Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Patrick Robinson (21) during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)
Sep 24, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (87) catches the ball and is knocked out of bounds at the goal line by Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Patrick Robinson (21) during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)

With the Giants losing on a 61-yard field goal as time expired, WR Sterling Shepard wishes his touchdown that was called back went differently. 

The Giants' offense was driving at the end of the first half with a great chance to tie the ballgame at seven if they were to reach the end zone. QB Eli Manning found Shepard on the right near the goal line. It looked to be a touchdown, but Shepard didn't get the ball over the line. That was the first play Shepard wanted back. 

Scott Thompson, SNY.tv | Twitter | : Once again, the NFL's rules of what is and isn't a catch comes to haunt another team. Unfortunately, it was a team in desperate need of a win. 

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New York Giants players stand during the national anthem before game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. (Eric Hartline/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants players stand during the national anthem before game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. (Eric Hartline/USA TODAY Sports)

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PHILADELPHIA -- Olivier Vernon is the son of a retired police officer who served for 25 years. He's a child of immigrants, with a father who came from Jamaica and a mother who hailed from Switzerland. He has watched the racial problems he sees in this country for a while, and listened closely to the words of a man he insisted "ain't my president."

Sometime on Saturday, though, the Giants defensive end decided he had enough.

Tags: Brandon Marshall, Damon Harrison, Jonathan Casillas, Landon Collins, Olivier Vernon, Philadelphia Eagles, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. makes a one-handed touchdown catch past Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills during the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. (Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. makes a one-handed touchdown catch past Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Jalen Mills during the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. (Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports)

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PHILADELPHIA -- There are times when it's impossible not to like Odell Beckham Jr. He can be charming, honest and human. He's obviously a spectacular player. Plays like the one-handed touchdown catch he made on Sunday can make it almost easy to overlook his chronic immaturity.

But somehow it always comes back to that.

Tags: Landon Collins, Odell Beckham Jr., Philadelphia Eagles, 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.

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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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Sep 24, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Corey Clement (30) runs with the ball against New York Giants strong safety Landon Collins (21) and defensive end Olivier Vernon (54) during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)
Sep 24, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Corey Clement (30) runs with the ball against New York Giants strong safety Landon Collins (21) and defensive end Olivier Vernon (54) during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)

Giants DE Olivier Vernon left Sunday's game against the Eagles with an ankle injury and was ruled out for the remainder of the game.

Vernon left in the second half after walking with a noticeable limp. He had five tackles in the game.

Vernon, who signed a five-year deal with the Giants before the 2016 season, started all 16 games last season and the first three games this season.

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Sep 24, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr locks arms with punter Brad Wing and tight end Jerrell Adams (89) and offensive lineman DJ Fluker during the national anthem prior to the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TODAY Sports (James Lang)
Sep 24, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr locks arms with punter Brad Wing and tight end Jerrell Adams (89) and offensive lineman DJ Fluker during the national anthem prior to the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: James Lang-USA TODAY Sports (James Lang)

Landon Collins, Olivier Vernon and Damon Harrison took a knee during the national anthem on Sunday before the Giants' Week 3 game against the Eagles.

Many others on the team -- including coaches -- stood and locked arms during the anthem.

Giants co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch offered a joint statement on Saturday in response to President Trump's call for NFL owners to fire players who kneel during the anthem.

"Comments like we heard last night from the president are inappropriate, offensive and divisive. We are proud of our players, the vast majority of whom use their NFL platform to make a positive difference in our society," Mara and Tisch said.

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Dec 4, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins (20) warms up prior to playing the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)
Dec 4, 2016; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins (20) warms up prior to playing the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)

Seven players are inactive from the Giants' Week 3 matchup against the Eagles, but CB Janoris Jenkins is active.

Jenkins missed the team's Week 2 game against the Lions after suffering an ankle injury.

Tags: Avery Moss, B.J. Goodson, Bobby Hart, Brett Jones, Davis Webb, J.T. Thomas, Janoris Jenkins, Justin Pugh
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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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(Brad Penner)

Giants head coach Ben McAdoo is expected to remain the Giants' offensive play-caller against Eagles, per SNY's Ralph Vacchiano. 

McAdoo has been under scrutiny as the Giants offense has lacked tremendously in the first two games of the season. The second-year coach said, "We'll see" when asked if he will call plays against the Eagles, and that his decision would stay private. 

Quarterback Eli Manning doesn't think the play-calling is the issue. It is the execution of the plays that's hindering the Giants offense. 

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Aug 14, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; A detailed view of a New York Giants logo on the helmet during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals in a preseason NFL football game at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 23-10. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster)
Aug 14, 2015; Cincinnati, OH, USA; A detailed view of a New York Giants logo on the helmet during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals in a preseason NFL football game at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 23-10. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster)

After hearing Donald Trump speak on Friday night, Giants ownership made clear it doesn't agree with the president's words about Colin Kaepernick and the NFL. 

"Comments like we heard last night from the president are inappropriate, offensive and divisive," John Mara and Steve Tisch said a the statement. "We are proud of our players, the vast majority of whom use their NFL platform to make a positive difference in our society."

At a campaign rally in Alabama, Trump spoke about Kaepernick's protests last season where the quarterback would kneel during the singing of the national anthem. Trump believes that Kaepernick was not only wrong, but players that follow through on similar actions should not be allowed to play in the league anymore.

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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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Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul views Sunday's matchup against division rival Philadelphia Eagles is a must-win. 

The Giants head into Philly with an 0-2 record after being defeated by the Lions on Monday night, 24-10, in their home opener. Pierre-Paul thinks the talent level on the team doesn't reflect an 0-3 record, which is why they need the win on Sunday. 

Scott Thompson, SNY.tv | Twitter | : Piere-Paul answered the most pressing question for the Giants heading into Sunday: This is a must-win game for this team...

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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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(Julio Cortez/AP)

Giants rookie TE Evan Engram has been cleared from the concussion protocol and removed from the team's injury report.

Engram, who had been in the NFL's concussion protocol since Wednesday, had been listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles in Philadelphia.

Scott Thompson, SNY.tv | Twitter | : It's good to see Engram cleared and ready for play Sunday because the Giants are going to need all of their weapons to get out of this slump. 

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(Ron Jenkins/AP)

Giants CB Janoris Jenkins (ankle) is improving but is questionable for Sunday's game against the Eagles in Philadelphia.

"Noticeably improved over the last week," Jenkins said. "I've been getting better. Just got to continue to go to treatment and we'll see how it plays out."

"I practiced a little bit (last week). I just didn't feel comfortable. I let the guys know it and then got on treatment a little heavier."

Tags: B.J. Goodson, Bobby Hart, Evan Engram, J.T. Thomas, Janoris Jenkins, Keenan Robinson
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Nov 27, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Giants defensive tackle Damon Harrison (98) during the third quarter between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Giants at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Giants won 27-13. Mandatory Credit: Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports (Scott Galvin)
Nov 27, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Giants defensive tackle Damon Harrison (98) during the third quarter between the Cleveland Browns and the New York Giants at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Giants won 27-13. Mandatory Credit: Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports (Scott Galvin)

Giants DT Damon Harrison is preparing to face a quarterback who he says is more confident and mobile and a three-dimensional running game featuring a trio who can all catch the ball out of the backfield

"They have (Darren) Sproles, who is a receiving type of back. They have (Wendell) Smallwood, who is the speed guy, and you have (LeGarrette) Blount, who is the downhill, power back," Harrison said of the Eagles' running backs. "So, they have three different guys who can do three different things and you just have to be prepared. All of them can catch the ball really, so it'll be a tough game."

Harrison also hasn't lost sight of the mobility of second-year quarterback Carson Wentz, who threw 16 touchdowns and 14 interceptions his rookie season. Wentz thew for 333 yards and two touchdowns in the team's 27-20 loss to the Chiefs in Week 2.

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GEICO SportsNite: Giants rebound 00:02:17
After starting the season 0-2, Ralph Vacchiano talks to the players about what they think can be done to fix their current offensive woes.

 

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Jun 13, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (87) and wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) talk during mini camp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports  (William Hauser)
Jun 13, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (87) and wide receiver Brandon Marshall (15) talk during mini camp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports (William Hauser)

Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall believes that if the NFL were a game of chess, he would be the pawn "because I'm getting smacked right now."

The veteran wideout has hauled in just two of nine targets for 27 yards through the team's first two games, marking one of the worst starts to his career. He's also dropped some key passes. Still, he's optimistic that he will be able to bounce back.

"So far I haven't been able to help the way I wanted to and meet expectations, but we'll figure it out and get it going," he said.

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(Scott Galvin)

Giants LT Ereck Flowers on Thursday brushed off the negative publicity surrounding his early-season struggles and said he wants to focus on the team's Week 3 matchup against the Eagles.

"I don't have nothing to say to none of them," Flowers said to NJ Advance Media. "I could not care less. Everyone is entitled to their opinion."

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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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Aug 26, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan in action against the New York Jets during a preseason game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Aug 26, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan in action against the New York Jets during a preseason game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Ben McAdoo can hand off his oversized play card to his offensive coordinator if he wants, but Mike Sullivan still could run into the same problems with the Giants offense. Because in the end, it doesn't matter what a coach calls if the players don't make the plays.

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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."

Tags: Eli Manning, Odell Beckham Jr., Ralph Vacchiano
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(Tim Heitman)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - For the second straight day, injured cornerback Janoris Jenkins wasn't even outside for Giants practice, casting a huge shadow of doubt over whether he'll be able to play in Philadelphia on Sunday afternoon.

Jenkins suffered a hand and ankle injury in the Giants' opener, which apparently got worse as he practiced last week. Because despite practicing fully all week, he was unable to play in the Giants' loss to Detroit on Monday night. He tried to test out his injured ankle with trainers watching about two hours before the game, but they ultimately decided he could not go...

Tags: B.J. Goodson, Bobby Hart, Brett Jones, Evan Engram, J.T. Thomas, Janoris Jenkins, Justin Pugh, Keenan Robinson, Ralph Vacchiano
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GEICO SportsNite: Giants 00:01:11
SNY's Ralph Vacchiano reports from Giants practice, where Ben McAdoo and Eli Manning discussed their Week 3 preparation.

 

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Ben McAdoo insisted he is still trying to decide whether he will call the plays for the Giants offense this Sunday in Philadelphia.

He also insisted that when he does make up his mind, he has no plans to tell the outside world.

So the mystery remains as to whether McAdoo will hold onto the reins of his offense, which has been one of the worst in the NFL since he was promoted to head coach, or whether he'll hand them off to his offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan. He said only "We'll see" when asked about his play-calling plans. He also vowed "We'll do anything we can do to help us move the ball."

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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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Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron (85) runs with the ball against New York Giants safety Darian Thompson (27) during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron (85) runs with the ball against New York Giants safety Darian Thompson (27) during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

The Lions might have come away with a win over the Giants Monday, but tight end Eric Ebron is still not pleased with at least one play that occurred in the first half. 

Giants safety Landon Collins unleashed a big hit on Ebron in the early portion of the game, which still has the tight end stewing. That, however, didn't stop Ebron from catching a touchdown during the second quarter of action.

"I was pissed off," Ebron told the Detroit News. "I was pissed off at that little punk of a safety that got over there. ... I just told him good hit. He may have said some other things, but it's cool.

"Collins, he played a good game, that hit just pissed me off and I didn't feel like celebrating. I wasn't in that kind of joyful mood. It was still a good game. He played his butt off trying to guard me. I commend him for that."

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 (Bill Kostroun/AP)
(Bill Kostroun/AP)

Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was limited in practice on Wednesday, as the team had a jog-thru in advance of Sunday's game against the Eagles in Philadelphia.

Beckham made his season debut Monday night against the Lions after he tested his sprained ankle during pregame warmups at MetLife Stadium.

He had been a limited participant in practice last Thursday and Friday.

Tags: B.J. Goodson, Bobby Hart, Evan Engram, Janoris Jenkins, Odell Beckham Jr.
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 (Michael Ainsworth/AP)
(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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(AP)

Giants coach Ben McAdoo has not ruled out the possibility of giving up play-calling duties, but the "feeling internally" Monday night was that it likely would not happen anytime soon, reports Art Stapleton of The Record.

McAdoo said on Tuesday that changes could come to the offense, and "if that means me giving up play calling duties, that's something we will look at, that we'll talk about."

Scott Thompson, SNY.tv | Twitter | : After the predictability and lack of creativity last season from McAdoo, we all knew his play-calling was going to be an area of emphasis this year. And, as of right now, it looks like the "offensive guru" is continuing his slump. 

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 (Brad Penner)
(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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Pugh on the Giants' loss 00:05:57
Giants offensive linemen Justin Pugh joins the show to discuss what exactly went wrong in their loss to the Lions in the home opener.

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The beating Ereck Flowers has taken on the field during the first two games of this season is nothing compared to the beating he's taken from the media and the fans.

Giants head coach Ben McAdoo said Tuesday that Flowers is "absolutely" still the starting left tackle.

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GEICO SportsNite: Engram 00:01:53
Giants rookie tight end Evan Engram gives his take on the team's 24-10 loss to the Lions on Monday night.

Rookie TE Evan Engram was flagged for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for grabbing his crotch after scoring his first-career touchdown during the Giants' 24-10 loss to the Lions on Monday night.

Engram said after the game that the penalty was "bullcrap," and that he didn't try to do anything intentionally.

"I don't know what they were talking about, I did nothing intentional, but that was bull crap," Engram said. "That was not the intention, that was obvious. I haven't seen it, so I guess I'll look at it."

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Giants WR Brandon Marshall had a tough time on the field Monday night in the team's loss, but it was Broncos' LB Brandon Marshall who was getting yelled at by fans on Twitter for his actions. 

Instead of telling Giants fans they were tweeting at the wrong Brandon Marshall, the Denver linebacker decided to have a little fun with the misguided fans by answering their angry tweets. 

The first tweet that was mistakenly aimed toward the wrong Marshall (which has since been deleted) prompted the linebacker to tweet, "F the Giants!!"

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Sep 18, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants safety Landon Collins (21) reacts during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Sep 18, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants safety Landon Collins (21) reacts during the second quarter against the Detroit Lions at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Giants defense may have allowed only 17 points to the Lions Monday night, but the way the defense is taking the loss wouldn't indicate such a performance. 

Giants CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who led the team with eight combined tackles, was only focused on the loss following the game rather than individual perfomances. 

Scott Thompson, SNY.tv | Twitter | :As per usual, the Giants defense was solid despite the loss. However, if we want to pick on something, the secondary could have easily stopped the Lions touchdowns. 

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What went wrong for the Giants? 00:02:20
Willie Colon talks about what happened to the Giants in their loss to the Detroit Lions on Monday night.

WR Brandon Marshall had just one catch for 17 yards while being targeted five times during the Giants' 24-10 loss to the Lions on Monday night.

With the Giants trailing 17-10 with just over 14 minutes left in the fourth quarter, Marshall dropped a pass down the sideline that would've gone for about 30 yards, and would have set the Giants up around midfield.

Scott Thompson, SNY.tv | Twitter | : Beckham was back on the field, and I -- along with many others -- was excited to see if that made a difference for Marshall. Clearly, it wasn't a factor in the slightest. 

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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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Odell Beckham Jr. runs the ball during the Giants' 24-10 loss to the Detroit Lions at MetLife Stadium. (AP)
Odell Beckham Jr. runs the ball during the Giants' 24-10 loss to the Detroit Lions at MetLife Stadium. (AP)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Odell Beckham was back on the field with the Giants on Monday night, but the real Odell Beckham might still be a week or two away.

The Giants star receiver did manage to play in the home opener, just four weeks after spraining his right ankle, but he clearly wasn't as effective as he's used to being. He was limited, both in terms of his snap count and in what he was able to do on the field. And his final numbers - four catches for 36 yards - weren't much of a help to the struggling Giants' offense at all.

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 (Bill Kostroun/AP)
(Bill Kostroun/AP)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Giants got Odell Beckham back, and somehow their offense managed to look even worse than it did in the opener. Their pass protection is bad, their running game is nonexistent, their receivers aren't reliable and their quarterback is shaky.

There are literally dozens of things that went wrong in the Giants' 24-10 loss to the Detroit Lions in their home opener on Monday night. But Ben McAdoo made it clear in his search for answers that he knew exactly where to start.

"I'll tell you the same thing I told my players," McAdoo said. "Put this game on me."

That's a good place to start, but it's not completely fair to the rest of the people in the Giants locker room who deserve blame for this loss and this disastrous 0-2 start to the season. Almost all of them, by the way, reside on offense where, as guard/tackle Justin Pugh said, "right now, not much is going right."

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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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New York Giants guard Bobby Hart (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants guard Bobby Hart (Kirby Lee/USA TODAY Sports)

Giants right tackle Bobby Hart left Monday's game against the Detroit Lions after two offensive snaps after he re-injured his ankle.

Hart initially sprained his ankle in New York's Week 1 loss to the Dallas Cowboys last week. He missed practice on Thursday and was a limited participant on Friday.

The Giants moved Brett Jones to left guard and Justin Pugh to right tackle once Hart left the game. The team announced Hart will not return.

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