New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin walks off the field after loss to Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. (Eric Hartline/USATSI)
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin walks off the field after loss to Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. (Eric Hartline/USATSI)

Update (1:27 p.m. Sunday) Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reported Giants Coughlin will "ride off into the sunset" and resign instead of waiting to be fired.

"They're not going to fire Tom. He's going to walk away," Glazer said on Sunday. "They're going to ask to him to just kind of ride off into the sunset there."

According to Glazer, offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo might be the leading candidate to replace Coughlin, who won two Super Bowls with the Giants in 2007 and 2011 and was 102-89 in the regular season and 8-3 in the playoffs. The Giants have missed the playoffs in six of the past seven seasons and in seven of 12 seasons overall under Coughlin, 69.

A large contingent of Coughlin's family, including grandchildren, were seen on the sidelines wearing "Coughlin's Crew" shirts before the game.

Update (10 a.m Sunday): Giants owners John Mara and Steve Tisch will meet Monday to discuss Coughlin's fate, according to Ian Rapoport. The two owners have not shared their views with each other yet. 

Original Report: Giants head coach Tom Coughlin could resign on Monday after a disappointing season, according to Mike Garafolo.

Speaking on "The Herd" with Colin Cowherd, Garafolo said he has heard that Sunday's game against the Eagles could be Coughlin's last with New York. 

"This is a different Tom Coughlin," Garafolo said, "and I think he's ready to move away. A lot of people are talking as if it's an inevitability that on Monday he is going to resign. I am hearing that from a lot of people."

Garafolo said he has heard those rumors more since the Giants' 38-35 loss to the Carolina Panthers in December.

Earlier this week, Coughlin was noncommital when he was asked if he wanted to return for a 13th season.

"I'm focused on the game, I don't go that way," Coughlin said. "I'm not thinking about any of that stuff."

New York is 6-9 this season and will not reach the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season. Coughlin, 69, has won two Super Bowl titles with the Giants, however the team has made the playoffs just once since 2009.


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This can go in several directions, depending on whether they decide to completely clean house. First, the team can simply fire Coughlin. Recent results justify his release. They will owe him approximately $7 million if they do that. It is thought that Mara and Tisch are split on this move. Mara is likely leaning towards keeping Coughlin since he was the last coach his late father, Wellington, hired. Tisch is more of a forward thinker and we believe he is seeking a change.

Second, they can come to a mutual agreement and "part ways" with Coughlin. This may include a lesser severance package and have Coughlin leave the building with some dignity.

Third, Coughlin could hit the podium after the game on Sunday and resign. He'll forego his 2016 salary, but with all the coaching vacancies expected this offseason (beginning Monday), he could have a new job within hours. He still wants to coach and he may get his wish.

The Giants might want to see if Coughlin is willing to stay in the organization in a front office capacity, but that is not his strength and he is not about to accept charity from anyone at this point of his career.

The possibilities are endless for Coughlin, whose next birthday will be his 70th. No one should feel sorry for him. He will be fine. It's the Giants that will need your sympathies. They have to try to replace him.


Nov 27, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) congratulates wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) on his touchdown reception during the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Browns 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 quarterback Eli Manning (10) congratulates wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) on his touchdown reception during the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Giants won 27-13. Mandatory Credit: Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports (Scott Galvin)

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THE GAME 

The Giants (1-7) at the San Francisco 49ers (2-7) at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. on Monday, Nov. 12 at 8:15 p.m.

THE WEATHER

It'll start out as a nice night by the Bay, with temperatures near 70, but they will drop quickly, as they tend to do out there. Figure them to be in the 50s later in the game. No rain and light winds, too.

WHAT IT MEANS

This game is absolutely huge in the battle for the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. Of course, the 49ers already have their quarterback of the future in Jimmy Garoppolo, so it really wouldn't be a big deal for the Giants to be drafting behind them. Of course, the 49ers could trade down. Or the Giants could end up not drafting a quarterback. So really, in the end, it'll be better for them to lose.

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Sep 8, 2018; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks quarterback Justin Herbert (10) throws a pass during the first half against the Portland State Vikings at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports (Troy Wayrynen)
Sep 8, 2018; Eugene, OR, USA; Oregon Ducks quarterback Justin Herbert (10) throws a pass during the first half against the Portland State Vikings at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Wayrynen-USA TODAY Sports (Troy Wayrynen)

Giants GM Dave Gettleman, assistant GM Kevin Abrams, and scout Jeremy Breit were on hand Saturday to watch potential 2019 Draft target Justin Herbert and Oregon play Utah, noted Andrew G. Haubner of KEZI9Sports.

In what was the 20-year-old Herbert's best start since Sept. 29, he completed 20 of 33 passes (60.6 percent) for 288 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions in Oregon's 32-25 loss.

Overall this season, the 6' 6" Herbert has completed 193 of 325 passes (59.4 percent) for 2,621 yards with 25 touchdowns and six interceptions...

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Nov 1, 2018; Santa Clara, CA, USA; General view of the San Francisco 49ers scoring a field goal against the Oakland Raiders during the fourth quarter at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports (Stan Szeto)
Nov 1, 2018; Santa Clara, CA, USA; General view of the San Francisco 49ers scoring a field goal against the Oakland Raiders during the fourth quarter at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports (Stan Szeto)

The NFL is monitoring the situation surrounding wildfires in California ahead of the Monday Night Football matchup between the Giants and 49ers.

As of Saturday, the NFL had no plans to change the time or location of the game, reports the Sacramento Bee. However, plans will ultimately be determined by whether or not the air quality improves.

49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said on Saturday that he is aware of the possibility that there could be a change in plans. 

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Oct 11, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) reacts after not converting on third down against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Oct 11, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) reacts after not converting on third down against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Giants head coach Pat Shurmur answered the big question coming out of the bye week of who he will start at quarterback against the 49ers on Monday Night Football. Despite schools of thought saying the Giants should see what rookie QB Kyle Lauletta can do with the team at 1-7, Shurmur said QB Eli Manning will continue to be the team's starter.

However, he did make sure to say that Manning has to play better. 

"I also explained to Eli that everybody needs to play better and as we go through this, it's important that we're not 'almost' in these games, we do what we have to do to get it over the top and win football games."

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Patrick Omameh (70) lines up during the game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports (Jeremy Brevard)
Patrick Omameh (70) lines up during the game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports (Jeremy Brevard)

The Giants have cut G Patrick Omameh before he could finish his first season with the team, head coach Pat Shurmur said on Saturday.

GM Dave Gettleman was looking to solve the Giants' offensive line woes this past offseason, which led to Omameh signing a three-year, $15 million deal to be the team's new right guard. However, that quickly proved to be the wrong move, as the Giants having to bench him after Week 6. 

After claiming former Rams G Jamon Brown off waivers during the bye week, he could be seeing a start in his first game suiting up for Big Blue. Releasing Omameh before Week 10 also helps the Giants in terms of comp picks in next year's NFL Draft. 

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Oct 22, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) runs to the locker room during the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports (Jason Getz)
Oct 22, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) runs to the locker room during the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports (Jason Getz)

Playoffs? Playoffs?

Odell Beckham Jr. was full of optimism on Friday as the Giants prepare for a Monday night matchup against the 49ers and said his goals for the second half of the season include winning the remainder of their games. 

"Win eight games, go 9-7 and get in the playoffs," he told reporters at his locker. "It's not an easy task, but that is the goal. Win every game and do anything I can to help that."

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Dec 4, 2016; New Orleans, LA, USA; Former NFL player Archie Manning before a game between the New Orleans Saints and the Detroit Lions at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports (Derick E. Hingle)
Dec 4, 2016; New Orleans, LA, USA; Former NFL player Archie Manning before a game between the New Orleans Saints and the Detroit Lions at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports (Derick E. Hingle)

Eli Manning has been the Giants quarterback for the past 15 years, and his father says the two-time Super Bowl champion wants to remain a Giant.

When TMZ asked Archie Manning if he thought he would ever see Eli wearing another uniform, he responded, "I know he doesn't want to."

The 37-year-old Manning, who has started 222 of New York's last 223 games dating back to 2004, has been on the hot seat as Giants quarterback. Head coach Pat Shurmur only guaranteed his starting status for Monday's game against the 49ers but did not say who would definitely be under center Week 11 against Tampa Bay.

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Landon Collins was once certain he'd spend his entire NFL career with the Giants, but after nearly being traded last week he's now not so sure anymore. There have been no talks about a long-term contract, and he's not even sure they'll give him the "franchise tag" -- a tag he absolutely doesn't want.

So as the Giants begin the second half of this lost season on Monday night, the 24-year-old Collins will be playing out the string in limbo. He wants to return to the Giants in 2019.

He's just not sure they still want him...

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Saquon Barkley (26) Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports (Robert Deutsch)
Saquon Barkley (26) Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports (Robert Deutsch)

Giants RB Saquon Barkley was impressive in his first half-season in the NFL, but he's hungry to take his game to another level in the second half.

The 2018 first-round pick has racked up 1,016 yards from scrimmage -- including 519 rushing yards -- and scored five touchdowns thus far. He has shown a level of confidence not always seen by a rookie, but he still wants to work on trusting himself.

"That's one thing I need to get back to," he said. "I'm big on watching film, and sometimes it hurts myself because I over-calculate things or I overthink sometimes... so I try to trust myself, play the game, and play the position I've been playing since I was a little kid."

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Oct 28, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) reacts after being sacked by the Washington Redskins during second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Oct 28, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) reacts after being sacked by the Washington Redskins during second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Coming out of the bye week, there was speculation that the Giants may switch direction in a 1-7 season, and experiment with rookie QB Kyle Lauletta in place of veteran QB Eli Manning

But head coach Pat Shurmur made it known on Tuesday that Manning will be the starter on Monday night when they face the 49ers this week.

However, Shurmur would not commit beyond Monday night. 

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Quarterback news from practice 00:01:18
Pat Shurmur and Kyle Lauletta give an update on his status, while Shurmur elaborates on Eli Manning.

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive - It's hard to imagine what was going through Kyle Lauletta's head as he sat in a jail last Tuesday. He had to know that his chance to be the starting quarterback of the Giants was coming. And he had to know there was a chance he just threw it all away.

What he did last week was dumb. There isn't a better description of the 22-year-old rookie's decision to defy police orders after he made an illegal turn in Weekhawken, N.J., as he was rushing to get to work. He knew he was already late and was going to be in trouble with his coaches. He had to know "resisting arrest" was only going to make things worse.

But the fact that he resisted anyway and got arrested, the fact that Lauletta embarrassed himself and the team, and the fact that he created an unnecessary bye-week distraction, can't interfere with what's in the best interest of the Giants' franchise and its future.

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Quarterback news from practice 00:01:18
Pat Shurmur and Kyle Lauletta give an update on his status, while Shurmur elaborates on Eli Manning.

Giants head coach Pat Shurmur said Tuesday that the team will not suspend backup QB Kyle Lauletta after he was arrested last week for a traffic violation in Weehawken, N.J.

"I've spoken to him numerous times since the event, and we have internal ways of handling it but it will not include a suspension," Shurmur told reporters at the Giants' practice facility.

Shurmur said the 22-year-old Lauletta is "back to work and trying to get himself ready to play" after the Oct. 30 incident. Lauletta was arrested while he was driving to the East Rutherford facility. He was trying to make a right turn from the wrong lane and ignored a police officer's request to continue straight. While making the turn, Lauletta nearly hit the officer directing traffic.

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Ralph Vacchiano backs Eli 00:01:01
SNY NFL insider Ralph Vacchiano explains that there are more glaring issues for the Giants' poor season than just Eli Manning.

SNY NFL insider Ralph Vacchiano explains that there are more glaring issues for the Giants' poor season than just Eli Manning.

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New York Giants strong safety Landon Collins calls a play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants strong safety Landon Collins calls a play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

The Giants may want to hang onto Landon Collins after all. 

Despite listening to trade offers for the Pro Bowl safety before last week's deadline, the Giants expect to work on a long-term extension and will use the franchise tag on Collins if no deal is reached, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. 

The news should quell any fears Giants fans may have had that the team was ready to part ways with Collins as they began selling off pieces of their defense last week. 

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Nov 4, 2018; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (13) pulls out a cell phone to celebrate a touchdown along with teammates wide receiver Austin Carr (80) and wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith (10) during the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports (Derick E. Hingle)
Nov 4, 2018; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (13) pulls out a cell phone to celebrate a touchdown along with teammates wide receiver Austin Carr (80) and wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith (10) during the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports (Derick E. Hingle)

Michael Thomas brought back some bad memories for Michael Strahan on Sunday. 

The Saints wide receiver celebrated a late touchdown in New Orleans' 45-35 win over the Rams by pulling out a cell phone from underneath the goal post -- paying homage to when Joe Horn did the same thing to the Giants in 2003. 

Strahan, a member of that Giants defense and current analyst on Fox Sports, did not appreciate it. 

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Sam Bradford (9) Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports (Joe Camporeale)
Sam Bradford (9) Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports (Joe Camporeale)

As the trade deadline passed last Tuesday, all NFL veterans are allowed to be waived. And the Cardinals used that to part ways with veteran QB Sam Bradford on Saturday. 

The former Rams No. 1 overall pick started the first three games of the season for the Cardinals, and wasn't able to secure a win. In turn, rookie Josh Rosen took over under center, and Bradford has been with an earpiece on the sideline ever since. 

So, quarterback-needy teams around the league have the option to pick up Bradford, who has seven NFL seasons under his belt. The Giants have issues with their own veteran quarterback in Eli Manning, and rookie Kyle Lauletta may have messed up their transition to starting him after the bye week due to his arrest earlier this week. 

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Oct 22, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) talks with tight end Evan Engram (88) after an incomplete pass in the third quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports (Jason Getz)
Oct 22, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) talks with tight end Evan Engram (88) after an incomplete pass in the third quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports (Jason Getz)

Things certainly are not going as intended for this Giants team that currently sits at a lowly 1-7 in their bye week. And as they sit on Sunday to reflect, there are some that need to step it up if they don't want to continue this trend in the second half. 

Of course, that could be said for the entire team. The Giants rank 27th in scoring (18.8 points per game), and they convert only 40 percent of their red zone trips into touchdowns, which is second-to-last in that category. For the defense, they sit 18th in yards allowed per game (366.4), while allowing 25.6 points per game as well. 

But there are certain Giants that should be performing better that simply haven't hit the mark. And to change the tides in East Rutherford, the Giants need them to have a better second half...

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Aug 24, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) during pre game warm up at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Aug 24, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) during pre game warm up at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Even Lawrence Taylor, perhaps the greatest Giants player of all-time, has seen enough of Eli Manning. 

The Hall of Fame linebacker weighed in on the 2018 Giants in an interview with Gary Myers of The Athletic and questioned the 37-year-old, two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback's passion for the game. 

"Eli is Eli," Taylor said. "He has been a very good quarterback throughout the league. Don't get me wrong - he's not my type of quarterback. I know he wants to win. I know he wants to perform. But hey, a guy that plays with no passion, is to me, is a waste of my time."

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The Giants deserve an "F" for the first half of the season, and if there was a grade lower than "F," they'd deserve that too.

Everything they did in the offseason screamed "Win now!" And they weren't shy about saying they expected to win now either.

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Oct 29, 2018; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) warms up prior to the game against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports (Rich Barnes)
Oct 29, 2018; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) warms up prior to the game against the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports (Rich Barnes)

Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers square off against each other this week, so naturally there is some debate on which quarterback is better. 

Both are Super Bowl champions, both are MVPs and both were also dealt crushing losses by the Giants in the playoffs.

Former Giants safety Antrel Rolle -- a key figure of the Giants defense that defeated both quarterbacks en route to a Super Bowl championship in 2011 -- detailed the differences between the all-time greats in a recent Q & A with Sports Illustrated. 

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Nov 1, 2018; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens (4) celebrates after a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders at Levi's Stadium. The 49ers defeated the Raiders 34-3. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports (Kirby Lee)
Nov 1, 2018; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers quarterback Nick Mullens (4) celebrates after a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders at Levi's Stadium. The 49ers defeated the Raiders 34-3. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports (Kirby Lee)

San Francisco 49ers QB Nick Mullens took the NFL by storm in his debut on Thursday night against the Raiders but it is unknown at this point if the Giants will be tasked with stopping the 23-year-old. 

Forty-niners coach Kyle Shanahan said after the game that he is not ready to announce if Mullens has now permanently taken the job from C.J. Beathard -- who missed the game with an injured right wrist. 

"Yeah, definitely we'll consider it," he told reporters. "Definitely not thinking about that right now, but our whole team played very well. Nick definitely did."

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New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley on the sidelines during second half against the Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium. (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley on the sidelines during second half against the Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium. (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)

After the 49ers beat the Raiders on Thursday night, the Giants are now in line for the No. 2 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.

At 1-7, the Giants are tied with the Raiders for the worst record in the NFL, however because they have a greater strength of schedule through eight games with Oakland, they don't hold the tiebreaker for the No. 1 pick.

Entering Thursday, the 49ers were 1-7 and the Raiders were 1-6, but Nick Mullens, who entered the 2018 season as San Francisco's third-string quarterback, led the 49ers by throwing for 262 yards and three touchdowns in his NFL debut.

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Nov 27, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) congratulates wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) on his touchdown reception during the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Browns 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 quarterback Eli Manning (10) congratulates wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) on his touchdown reception during the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Giants won 27-13. Mandatory Credit: Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports (Scott Galvin)

The answer to the Giants' offensive problems is clear to Terrell Owens: Get Eli Manning off the field so that Odell Beckham Jr. can succeed.

"Odell can't perform because the quarterback is not performing. So, they should basically replace the quarterback," the Pro Football Hall of Famer told TMZ Sports this week

Owens took his criticism of Manning a step further, saying the quarterback gets special treatment for his Super Bowl rings and is in fact overrated.

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Jamon Brown (68) Todd Gurley (30) Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports (Kirby Lee)
Jamon Brown (68) Todd Gurley (30) Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports (Kirby Lee)

Needing more offensive line help, the Giants nabbed former Rams G Jamon Brown off waivers on Wednesday, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. 

Brown was released Tuesday by the Rams, who he was drafted by in the third round back in 2015. While serving as a starter for all 16 games last season, he has played in five games this year with no starts. 

Brown was suspended for the first two games of the season due to an arrest during a traffic stop. Marijuana was found in his car, which violates the NFL's substance abuse policy. He pleaded guilty to speeding and aggravated DUI, and was sentenced to four days' house arrest as well as fines.

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On Halloween, SNY presents "Giants Things," where Odell Beckham Jr finds true happiness in the Upside Down

On Halloween, SNY presents 'Giants Things,' where Odell Beckham Jr. finds true happiness in the Upside Down.

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Sometimes there's nothing scarier than New York sports.

In honor of Halloween, we've spun some famous horror flicks into movies about the Giants, Jets, Yankees and Nets.

Check out SNY's adaptations and movie posters below, along with the synopses. 

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Nov 19, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants corner back Janoris Jenkins (20) runs back an interception against the Kansas City Chiefs during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Nov 19, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants corner back Janoris Jenkins (20) runs back an interception against the Kansas City Chiefs during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

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So much for that fire sale.

The entire league seemed to be bracing for the Giants to empty their locker room after they traded away cornerback Eli Apple and defensive tackle Damon Harrison last week. But it turned out that wasn't just the start of their purge, it was also the end of it - at least for now.

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New York Giants strong safety Landon Collins calls a play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants strong safety Landon Collins calls a play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

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Landon Collins didn't want to go anywhere at the trading deadline, but the closer it got, the more he knew it was a real possibility. At one point during the day, his phone rang and it was his agent calling.

"I looked at my phone," Collins recalled during an interview on ESPN Radio, "and thought 'Oh God.'"

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New York Giants quarterback Kyle Lauletta throw a pass during NFL football rookie camp Friday, May 11, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)
New York Giants quarterback Kyle Lauletta throw a pass during NFL football rookie camp Friday, May 11, 2018, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)

The Giants drama apparently isn't going away during the team's bye week.

Big Blue's backup QB Kyle Lauletta was arrested in Weehawken, N.J., on Tuesday morning while he was driving to the practice facility in East Rutherford, according to a Weehawken police press release.

The release stated that Lauletta was trying to make a right turn from the wrong lane and ignored an officer's request to keep going straight. While making the turn, Lauletta nearly hit the officer who was directing traffic.

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Aug 30, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Kyle Lauletta (17) drops back to pass against the New England Patriots during first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Aug 30, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Kyle Lauletta (17) drops back to pass against the New England Patriots during first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Former Giants VP of player evaluation, Marc Ross, gave his opinion on Big Blue's current quarterback situation, and he thinks it's time to move on from veteran mainstay QB Eli Manning.

"I think that's what you have to do," Ross said on NFL Network's "Good Morning Football" show Tuesday morning. "This is where they are right now. Their fortunes are tied to Kyle Lauletta, who was drafted in the fourth round out of Richmond. Wow. This is what they're really banking on. They can't get worse. You might as well try something different and see what happens."

But now there's a problem with Ross' explanation. It came just a couple hours before a report surfaced that the rookie Lauletta was arrested Tuesday on his way to practice due to an incident during a stop for a traffic violation...

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Nov 19, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants corner back Janoris Jenkins (20) runs back an interception against the Kansas City Chiefs during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Nov 19, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants corner back Janoris Jenkins (20) runs back an interception against the Kansas City Chiefs during the fourth quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive: With just hours to go before the NFL trading deadline, cornerback Janoris Jenkins has become the most likely Giants player to be dealt. And according to NFL sources, the Kansas City Chiefs and Pittsburgh Steelers are emerging as his most likely destinations.

Both teams have been scouring the market for cornerbacks, NFL sources said, and were interested when it looked like Patrick Peterson might be available from the Arizona Cardinals. But with Peterson apparently off the market, both have moved on to the second tier, where Jenkins fits in.

Two other teams that had expressed some interest in Jenkins, according to sources, were the New Orleans Saints and the Philadelphia Eagles. Obviously the Saints acquired cornerback Eli Apple from the Giants instead. And it's hard to believe the Giants would trade Jenkins within their own division.

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New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. on a long fourth-quarter reception chased by Washington Redskins safety Montae Nicholson at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. on a long fourth-quarter reception chased by Washington Redskins safety Montae Nicholson at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- It has only been two months since the Giants signed Odell Beckham Jr. to a five-year, $95 million contract extension with $65 million guaranteed. That kind of commitment, plus the salary cap hits that comes with it, probably makes him the most untradeable player on the Giants' roster.

But teams have called anyway, according to a report, and they've even come through with "decent offers" -- which means some teams want him, believe they can fit him under their salary cap and have at least a slight hope they can tempt the Giants to trade him away.

Can they? It's very, very doubtful. And the price would be ridiculously high. When they listened to offers back in March, an NFL source said the impression the Giants gave was that it would take a first-round pick, plus. In fact, one report said the price was two first-round picks. And since the Oakland Raiders just unloaded Amari Cooper -- an inferior, albeit slightly less expensive receiver -- to Dallas for one first-round pick, that seems about right.

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New York Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (41) defends against the Dallas Cowboys during an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth) (AP)
New York Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (41) defends against the Dallas Cowboys during an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth) (AP)

Former Giants CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is hanging up his cleats after 10-plus seasons in the NFL.

Rodgers-Cromartie, who played in seven games with the Raiders this season after four years with Big Blue, announced his retirement on his Instagram account Tuesday morning.

"Today i retire, today my nfl journey ends, and i thank god for keep me all these years," he wrote. "A kid with one kid and no college offers lasted 11 years in the NFL. I played in Super Bowls, pro bowls, n did many more in this leauge. I'm at peace with my decision. Y'all may not understand and that's kool!!! I wanna thank everyone for their support. Never forget MR. Ooouu himself. Yessuh!!!"

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New Giants general manger Jerry Reese, cornerback Eli Apple, wide receiver Sterling Shepard, safety Darian Thompson, head coach Ben MaCadoo, linebacker B.J. Goodson, running back Paul Perkins and tight end Jerrell Adams during rookie minicamp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. (William Hauser/USA Today Sports Images)
New Giants general manger Jerry Reese, cornerback Eli Apple, wide receiver Sterling Shepard, safety Darian Thompson, head coach Ben MaCadoo, linebacker B.J. Goodson, running back Paul Perkins and tight end Jerrell Adams during rookie minicamp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. (William Hauser/USA Today Sports Images)

The Giants are in fire sale mode, with DT Damon Harrison and CB Eli Apple recently getting traded, and pretty much everyone else on the team also available in advance of Tuesday's trade deadline. 

With T Ereck Flowers also waived this season, two of the last three first-round picks for the Giants no longer play for the team. Even QB Davis Webb, a third-round choice last year, was waived before the start of the season before playing a snap.

This just furthers the narrative that the Giants have been largely awful when it has come to drafting since 2008 -- with most of that blamed on former GM Jerry Reese. But just how bad have they been? This year's draft class gets an incomplete, and we broke down every Reese draft class (2008 to 2017)...

Tags: Adam Bisnowaty, Avery Moss, B.J. Goodson, Darian Thompson, Davis Webb, Ereck Flowers, Jerell Adams, Odell Beckham Jr., Paul Perkins, Sterling Shepard, Wayne Gallman
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Pat Shurmur and Eli Manning comment on the team's overall evaluation during the bye week and if a change is in store at the QB position

The Eli Manning drama continues in East Rutherford. 

A day after the Giants dropped to 1-7 and Manning threw two more interceptions, head coach Pat Shurmur was asked if the 37-year-old will start the team's next game in Week 10 against the 49ers. 

"We'll see," Shurmur said. "But yeah, I think Eli's our QB. I know what you're all trying to tease a headline out of. At this point Eli's our QB and we're looking at all ways to improve."

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New York Giants' Landon Collins (21) returns an interception for a touchdown during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the New York Jets Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez/AP)
New York Giants' Landon Collins (21) returns an interception for a touchdown during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the New York Jets Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez/AP)

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive: When the Giants traded cornerback Eli Apple last Tuesday, it signaled they were open for business and it left everyone wondering "Who's next?" Then on Wednesday morning, the Giants shipped out defensive tackle Damon Harrison.

Since then, the feeling around the league is that no one on the Giants' roster is safe.

That's not completely true, of course. Odell Beckham Jr.'s recently signed mega-deal makes him virtually untradeable (even though the Giants have received "decent offers" for him). And Eli Manning has a no-trade clause that he's unlikely to waive. And obviously GM Dave Gettleman isn't going to sell off Saquon Barkley or anyone else from his first draft with the team.

Tags: Alec Ogletree, Eli Manning, Ereck Flowers, Janoris Jenkins, Landon Collins, Odell Beckham Jr., Olivier Vernon, Saquon Barkley, Ralph Vacchiano
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Philadelphia Eagles running back Corey Clement is hit by New York Giants safety Landon Collins during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
Philadelphia Eagles running back Corey Clement is hit by New York Giants safety Landon Collins during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Giants began what looked like a fire sale last week, and many around the NFL believe that they'll open for business again on Monday morning.

When they do, will safety Landon Collins be the first to go?

The possibility exists because according to a league source, the Giants have received trade offers for the 24-year-old safety, and some believe they might be willing to move him if they receive a second-day pick (Rounds 2 and 3) in the 2019 NFL Draft. The specifics of the offers they've received so far weren't immediately available, nor was it clear whether the Giants were close to making a move. But one league source said it doesn't appear the Giants have closed the door on trading anyone before on their roster before the trading deadline on Tuesday.

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning reacts after being sacked by the Washington Redskins during second half at MetLife Stadium. (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning reacts after being sacked by the Washington Redskins during second half at MetLife Stadium. (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- This would be a different story if the Giants had drafted Sam Darnold. Or even if they had drafted Josh Rosen or Josh Allen. Because if they had drafted a quarterback second overall back in April this would absolutely be the time to look to the future and bench Eli Manning.

But not when the next in line is Kyle Lauletta.

And not now.

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Odell Beckham Jr. and Saquon Barkley comment on the Giants' offensive woes and trade rumors after their 20-13 loss to the Redskins on Sunday

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Giants offense is just completely non-functional. Nothing is working. It's a total disaster.

They need big changes. They need a big spark. They need something to kick this mess into gear.

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Oct 22, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) runs to the locker room during the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports (Jason Getz)
Oct 22, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) runs to the locker room during the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports (Jason Getz)

Odell Beckham Jr. said he's "here and I will be here," but some teams have reportedly taken an interest in picking up Big Blue's loud-mouth wide receiver.

The Giants have received "decent offers" for their star, according to FOX Sports' Jay Glazer, who teased that the hours leading up to Tuesday's 4 p.m. trade deadline will be "even crazier" than some of the deals that have already occurred. 

At the same time, the Patriots are reportedly trying to snag a "bonafide premium wide receiver." Hm.

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New York Giants offensive tackle Chad Wheeler lines up during the game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. (Jeremy Brevard/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants offensive tackle Chad Wheeler lines up during the game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. (Jeremy Brevard/USA TODAY Sports)

The Giants ruled right tackle Chad Wheeler out for the rest of Sunday's game against the Redskins due to an ankle injury.

Wheeler suffered the injury in the third quarter after quarterback Eli Manning was sacked.

The 24-year-old Wheeler, in his second season out of USC, has played in 19 games in the past two seasons with the Giants, including all eight in 2018.

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Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman defends New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. during the first half at FedEx Field. (Brad Mills/USA TODAY Sports)
Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman defends New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. during the first half at FedEx Field. (Brad Mills/USA TODAY Sports)

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THE GAME 

The Giants (1-6) vs. the Washington Redskins (4-2) at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 1 p.m. ET.

THE WEATHER

If this game had been played 24 hours earlier, it would've been in the thick of an ugly Nor'easter. Instead, it'll be just another gray, fall day with temperatures in the low 50s, moderate winds, lots of cloud cover and perhaps a little chance of some light rain later in the game.

Tags: Damon Harrison, Eli Apple, Janoris Jenkins, Odell Beckham Jr., Washington Redskins, Ralph Vacchiano
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Aug 17, 2018; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb (5) looks for an open man during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports (Raj Mehta)
Aug 17, 2018; Detroit, MI, USA; New York Giants quarterback Davis Webb (5) looks for an open man during the first quarter against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports (Raj Mehta)

Many believed when the Giants did not select a quarterback with the No. 2 pick in the draft it meant Davis Webb was likely to be the heir to Eli Manning. 

Instead, Webb is now running the scout team offense for the Jets while the Giants season crumbles once again and Manning continues to show he is in decline. 

Yet the 23-year-old quarterback is totally fine with his new situation. 

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Oct 11, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants defensive tackle Damon Harrison (98) reacts late during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Oct 11, 2018; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants defensive tackle Damon Harrison (98) reacts late during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Damon "Snacks" Harrison has a new home. And he may want a new nickname, too. 

The veteran defensive tackle was traded to the Lions this week, as the Giants begin to trade off their assets to kickstart a rebuild. During his time in New York with the Jets and Giants, Snacks has always been the name the talented run stopper has answered too.

But it's not his true nickname as he explained.

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Aug 26, 2018; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Corey Coleman (19) against the Cincinnati Bengals during the first quarter at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports (Mark Konezny)
Aug 26, 2018; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills wide receiver Corey Coleman (19) against the Cincinnati Bengals during the first quarter at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports (Mark Konezny)

Odell Beckham Jr. and Sterling Shepard are staples in the Giants' passing game. But, this season, the No. 3 receiver for Big Blue has been the next guy up. 

Cody Latimer was supposed to be that man when the season kicked off, but he hasn't been able to stay on the field as he currently sits on the IR. Russell Shepard and Jawill Davis have seen their fair share of snaps, but both players have been banged up as well. While Davis will be out Sunday with a concussion, Shepard returns to the sideline after dealing with a neck injury. 

The Giants, though, still brought in reinforcements to sure up their third receiver position. One of them is former Bronco Bennie Fowler, who saw time on Monday Night Football against the Falcons. He hauled in just one catch, but he became a Giant only a few days before donning the white and red away jersey. 

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Nov 14, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (80) sits on the bench during the third quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Nov 14, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (80) sits on the bench during the third quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Victor Cruz still believes in Eli Manning. 

Well, to a degree. 

The former Giants wide receiver admitted he sees the "age thing" happening to the 37-year-old quarterback who led him to a Super Bowl in 2011, but Cruz still thinks Manning has something left. 

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Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Tavon Austin stiff arms New York Giants linebacker Alec Ogletree in the first quarter at AT&T Stadium. (Tim Heitman/USA TODAY Sports)
Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Tavon Austin stiff arms New York Giants linebacker Alec Ogletree in the first quarter at AT&T Stadium. (Tim Heitman/USA TODAY Sports)

The Giants ruled middle linebacker Alec Ogletree out for Sunday's game due to a hamstring injury.

Ogletree suffered a hamstring injury in Monday's loss to the Atlanta Falcons and missed practice on Wednesday.

The 27-year-old, who is in the first year of a four-year, $42.75 million contract, has totaled 48 combined tackles, one interception and two passes defensed in seven games this season, his first with New York after spending his first five with the Rams.

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Oct 22, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) runs after a catch against Atlanta Falcons defensive back Sharrod Neasman (41) in the first quarter at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports (Jason Getz)
Oct 22, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) runs after a catch against Atlanta Falcons defensive back Sharrod Neasman (41) in the first quarter at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports (Jason Getz)

This Sunday at MetLife Stadium, Giants rookie RB Saquon Barkley will be going head-to-head with someone he looked up to in Redskins RB Adrian Peterson.

"That's a crazy crazy statement to even think about," Barkley said after practice Thursday. "Growing up, watching Adrian Peterson, big fan of his game. Even now, he's still a special talent. He's been doing it for so long. To be able to watch him play live is definitely going to be something that I'm excited to see."

Like many others do, Barkley had nothing but praise for the veteran running back. But Peterson has also shown the 21-year-old love, saying he enjoys watching what Barkley can do on a football field. 

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Odell Beckham, Jr., Janoris Jenkins, and Saquon Barkley try to shake off trade talk and shift their focus to the Redskins.

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - It has been only two months since Odell Beckham Jr. signed his five-year, $95 million contract extension with the Giants that guaranteed him $65 million, and made him the highest-paid receiver in the NFL. He had such high hopes for this team and this season back then.

But it's been nothing but misery ever since...

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