Some vital information coming out of last night's Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos, 43-8, in one of the most lopsided Super Bowl in over 20 years.

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[sny-accordion title="Super Bowl XLVIII Postgame Notes"] SUPER BOWL XLVIII POSTGAME NOTES

02/03/2014

With their win, the Seattle Seahawks are now the 19th NFL franchise to win a Super Bowl title.

The Seahawks are the first team in Super Bowl history to score a safety, as well as touchdowns by rushing, passing, returning a kickoff and returning an interception. The Baltimore Ravens in winning Super Bowl XXXV did score touchdowns by those four methods, but they did not have a safety. Both teams also kicked field goals.

At age 62, Pete Carroll is now the third-oldest coach to win a Super Bowl. Tom Coughlin was 65 when his Giants won Super Bowl XLVI. Dick Vermeil was 63 when the Rams won Super Bowl XXXIV. Pete Carroll is the third coach to win both a Super Bowl and NCAA title, joining Jimmy Johnson and Barry Switzer.

At 49 degrees Fahrenheit, this was the third-coldest outdoor Super Bowl in history. The 39-degree kickoff for Super Bowl VI remains the coldest, followed by 46 degrees at kickoff for Super Bowl IX. Both games were played at Tulane Stadium in New Orleans.

The opening safety after 12 seconds of play marked the fastest score in Super Bowl history. Peyton Manning was also on the opposing team of the previous fastest score. The 92-yard return of the opening kickoff by Devin Hester of the Bears took 14 seconds in Super Bowl XLI against Indianapolis (won by the Colts, 29-17).

The Seahawks also scored after exactly 12 seconds had elapsed in the second half. Percy Harvin's 87-yard kickoff return, the 10th in Super Bowl history, took that long.

Linebacker Malcolm Smith is the first defensive player to win Super Bowl MVP honors since Dexter Jackson of the Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII, ending a streak of 10 straight quarterbacks or wide receivers.

It is the eighth time the defense has produced the Super Bowl MVP (nine players have won that honor with Randy White and Harvey Martin sharing the award for Dallas in Super Bowl XII).

Malcolm Smith joins Chuck Howley (Dallas in Super Bowl V) and Ray Lewis (Baltimore in Super Bowl XXXV) as the only linebackers to win Super Bowl MVP honors.

Malcolm Smith did not intercept a pass in his first 43 games (regular season and professional). Beginning with the Week 16 game with Arizona, he is now on a run of four interceptions in his last five games. He is the first player ever to return an interception for a touchdown and recover a fumble in the same Super Bowl game. His 69-yard return was the 13th TD on an interception return in Super Bowl history (fourth-longest among scoring INT returns).

The NFC has now won four of the last five Super Bowls and leads the AFC, 26-22.

Russell Wilson of the Seahawks is 25 years and 65 days old today. He is the third-youngest starting quarterback to win a Super Bowl. Only Ben Roethlisberger in Super Bowl XL and Tom Brady in Super Bowl XXXVI were younger.

Wilson finished the game with a passer rating of 123.1, the ninth-best in Super Bowl history. Roethlisberger (122.6 in Super Bowl XL versus the Seahawks) and Brady (86.2 in Super Bowl XXXVI against the Rams) had lower ratings.

Denver's passing game produced Super Bowl records for quarterback Peyton Manning and wide receiver Demaryius Thomas. Manning's 34 completions surpassed the 32 completions of Tom Brady of New England in Super Bowl XXXVIII. On the other hand, his 5.71 yards per pass attempt was his second-lowest total of the season. With his touchdown catch in the fourth quarter, Demaryius Thomas set the Super Bowl record for receptions in a game and he added one more subsequently for a final total of 13. The previous mark of 11 was shared by four players, including Broncos teammate Wes Welker (New England, Super Bowl XLII).

Super Bowl XLVIII marked the first time any NFL game (regular season or postseason) had ended with a score of 43-8.

Broncos QB Peyton Manning finished his historic season with 6,387 passing yards and 60 TD passes (both figures including postseason). The 60 TD passes are a record for an extended season. Drew Brees of the Saints retains the passing yards record with 6,414 In 2011.

With 280 passing yards in Super Bowl XLVIII, Manning now has 6,589 in his postseason career - and has moved past Tom Brady (6,424) into first place on the NFL's all-time list.

The Seahawks are the first of the eight teams that now make up the NFC West and AFC West to win a Super Bowl since St. Louis won Super Bowl XXIV.

Super Bowl XLVIII ended a streak of six Super Bowl decided by six points or less and a streak of 10 Super Bowls decided by 12 points or less.

The Seahawks are the first team to win a Super Bowl in a season in which they had or shared the NFL's best record since the Patriots won Super Bowl XXXVIII over Carolina.

In Super Bowls between a starting QB with previous Super Bowl experience and one with no Super Bowl experience, the QB without experience has won the last four (Aaron Rodgers GB over Ben Roethlisberger PIT, Drew Brees NO over Peyton Manning IND, Eli Manning NYG over Tom Brady NE). Tom Brady NE over Donovan McNabb PHI in Super Bowl XXXIX was the last experienced QB to beat a rookie.

Super Bowl XLVIII marked the first time Peyton Manning had trailed by 29-plus points in a game since the 2002 Wild Card loss at the Jets which ended with Indianapolis losing, 41-0.

The Seahawks set a Super Bowl record with 36 consecutive points to start a game. The previous mark was 24, which was done twice, by the Redskins in Super Bowl XXVI against the Bills and by the Dolphins in Super Bowl VIII against Minnesota. There have been longer runs of consecutive points within other Super Bowls, including 44 in a row by the Bears in their 46-10 win over New England in Super Bowl XX.

The Broncos entered Super Bowl XLVIII having scored at least 20 points in 24 consecutive games dating back to a 17-9 win over Kansas City on November 25, 2012.

They had scored at least 17 points in all 35 games since Peyton Manning joined the team at the start of 2012. Their last game in single digits was a 7-3 loss to Kansas City in the last regular season game of 2011.

This was the third consecutive game to contain a safety. The final points of Super Bowl XLVII came on an intentional safety scored by San Francisco. The first points of Super Bowl XLVI were a safety when the Giants scored when Tom Brady of the Patriots was called for intentional grounding.

There was a third time that a Super Bowl began with a safety, back in Super Bowl IX when Pittsburgh took a 2-0 lead over Minnesota. All three teams beginning the scoring with safeties have won their Super Bowl games.

The Seahawks needed only 18 completions to tie the Super Bowl record with nine different players making at least one reception.

The Seahawks are the 20th team to score first and never lose the lead en route to winning the Super Bowl. The Ravens also did so in Super Bowl XLVII.

The 27 rushing yards by the Broncos were the fifth-fewest in Super Bowl history - and the fewest since the Buccaneers held the Raiders to 19 in Super Bowl XXXVII.

The Seahawks won twice at MetLife Stadium this season, beating the Giants and Broncos by a combined score of 66-8. They forced a total of nine turnovers in those two games with seven interceptions.

With the win by the Seahawks, teams wearing white jerseys have won 9 of the last 11 Super Bowls.

Teams allowing the fewest points in the regular season have met teams scoring the most points in five Super Bowls. The team leading the NFL in points allowed has won all five.

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[sny-accordion title="Super Bowl XLVIII Records Set and Tied"] SUPER BOWL XLVIII – RECORDS SET AND TIED

Compiled By Elias Sports Bureau

SUPER BOWL RECORDS SET IN SUPER BOWL XLVIII

Quickest Score From Start of Game – 12 seconds, Seattle

Most Playing Time In The Lead, Game, Team – 59 minutes, 48 seconds, Seattle

Most Completions, Game – 34, Peyton Manning

Most Receptions, Game – 13, Demaryius Thomas

Most Super Bowls Lost, Team – 5, Denver

Most Completions, Game, Team – 34, Denver

SUPER BOWL RECORDS TIED IN SUPER BOWL XLVIII

Most Receptions, First Half – 7, Demaryius Thomas

Most Two-Point Conversions, Game – 1, Wes Welker

Most Safeties, Game -- 1, Cliff Avril

Most Touchdowns, Kickoff Returns, Game – 1, Percy Harvin

Most Safeties, Game, Team – 1, Seattle

Fewest Touchdowns Rushing, Game, Team – 0, Denver

Fewest Times Sacked, Game, Team – 0, Seattle

Fewest Times Sacked, Game, Both Teams – 1, Denver vs. Seattle

Fewest Times Intercepted, Game, Team – 0, Seattle

Fewest Punts, Game, Team – 1, Seattle

Fewest Punt Returns, Game, Team – 0, Seattle

Most Touchdowns, Kickoff Returns, Game, Team – 1, Seattle

Fewest Fumbles, Game, Team – 0, Seattle

Fewest Turnovers, Game, Team – 0, Seattle

YOUNGEST PLAYERS TO WIN SUPER BOWL MVP AWARD

Marcus Allen, L.A. Raiders, Super Bowl XVIII, Jan. 1984 23 years, 302 days

Lynn Swann, Pittsburgh, Super Bowl X, Jan. 1976 23 years, 317 days

Tom Brady, New England, Super Bowl XXXVI, Feb. 2002 24 years, 184 days

Malcolm Smith, Seattle, Super Bowl XLVIII, Feb. 2014 24 years, 212 days

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[sny-accordion title="Seahawks LB Malcolm Smith Named MVP"] Seattle Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith was voted the winner of the Pete Rozelle Trophy, awarded to the Super Bowl XLVIII Most Valuable Player.

The award is chosen by a panel comprised of 16 members of the Pro Football Writers Association of America, selected members of the electronic broadcast media and interactively through the National Football League’s official website, NFL.com.

Smith intercepted a pass in the second quarter and returned it 69 yards for a score. The touchdown put the Seahawks ahead 22-0.

Smith, a third-year player from Southern California, added seven tackles (four solo stops) and one pass defensed.

Smith, who has intercepted a pass in four of his past five games (including postseason), did not have an interception in his first 43 career games.

He became the third linebacker to earn Super Bowl MVP honors, joining Chuck Howley (Dallas Cowboys, Super Bowl V) and Ray Lewis (Baltimore Ravens, Super Bowl XXXV). [/sny-accordion]

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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.

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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."

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New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo reacts to a bad play late in the fourth quarter against the Lions at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo reacts to a bad play late in the fourth quarter against the Lions at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)

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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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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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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.

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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."

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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...

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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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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.

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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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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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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)

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)

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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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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(Robert Deutsch)

Giants director of player development and former WR David Tyree recalled his famous catch with its 10-year anniversary coming this February. 

Tyree, along with many former Giants, attended former head coach Tom Coughlin's Jay Fund Champions for Children dinner at Cipriani in New York City. The 37-year-old continues to hear about his great catch, and he believes that it has created a standard for the best catches of all time. 

"If it's not the best, it's certainly the standard," Tyree told NY Daily News' Pat Leonard

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New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. acknowledges fans before a preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. acknowledges fans before a preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at MetLife Stadium. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will make his season debut Monday against the Detroit Lions after he tested his sprained ankle during pregame warmups at MetLife Stadium.

Beckham will tape his ankles for stability for the first time in his career, according to ESPN's Eric Lundsten. Before the game, he was catching passes from quarterback Eli Manning and was seen stretching with strength coach Aaron Wellman alongside cornerback Janoris Jenkins and offensive guard D.J. Fluker.

Though Beckham was a limited participant in practice on Thursday and Friday, he will play in a game for the first time since Aug. 21 as the Giants look to avoid an 0-2 start.

Tags: B.J. Goodson, D.J. Fluker, Janoris Jenkins, Keenan Robinson, Odell Beckham Jr.
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SNY's NFL Insider Ralph Vacchiano joins Loud Mouths to break down the Giants' Monday night matchup against the Detroit Lions.

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THE GAME

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

THE WEATHER

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

WHAT IT MEANS

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

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(Scott Galvin)

Before Monday night's game against the Lions, the Giants have promoted LB Curtis Grant and waived WR Tavarres King.

Grant, who has never played in a regular-season game, was expected to be promoted after it was known LB B.J. Goodson would likely be inactive Monday night due to a shin injury. Grant was waived by the Giants prior to the start of the season where they immediately signed him to their practice squad the next day.

He entered the league with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent in 2015 where he was eventually waived. in 2016, he bounced around the league starting with the Titans for training camp, and then served on the practice squad for the Raiders and 49ers throughout the season. 

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(Timothy T. Ludwig)

Giants LB B.J. Goodson is out for the team's home opener against the Lions due to a shin injury, confirms SNY.tv's Ralph Vacchiano.

Goodson, who had a great season opener against the Cowboys, was a surprise to see listed as questionable on the team's injury report Saturday. However, head coach Ben McAdoo said it is an injury that occurred Friday at practice. 

Scott Thompson, SNY.tv | Twitter | : This one hurts. If the defense had any bright spot last week against the Cowboys, it was B.J. Goodson and his 18 tackles. He was all over the field, and said that performance is what he brings to the table every night. 

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(AP)

Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul said the potential return of WR Odell Beckham, Jr. on Monday night against the Lions could lift up the team, but that they can't rely on it to carry them.

Beckham is listed as questionable due to a high-ankle sprain.

"I feel like anybody with a special talent lifts up the whole team," Pierre-Paul said. "You can't look towards one guy to lift up a team. That's not what 'team' is. 'Team' is every guy coming together and playing together as one. We can't depend on one guy, otherwise you'll never find yourself in the same place. Odell is a special kind of player and hopefully he is able to go, but if he's not, the next guy has to step up. That's basically what it is."

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The Giants could be without CB Janoris Jenkins in their home opener against the Lions Monday night. 

Jenkins was demoted to "questionable" in the Giants injury report due to ankle and hand issues. He was seen with a wrap around his hand following the Giants' season opener against the Cowboys. 

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The Giants may tout one of the best cornerback tandems in the league. Unfortunately, they can't say the same about their depth at the position. 

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Giants WR Odell Beckham Jr. will go through warmups before a decision is made on his availability for tonight's game against the Lions at MetLife Stadium.

He has been listed as questionable for the game. 

Beckham has been nursing a high ankle sprain, and the team is more confident about him playing Monday night than they were heading in to last Sunday night's game, head coach Ben McAdoo said last week...

Tags: B.J. Goodson, D.J. Fluker, Janoris Jenkins, Keenan Robinson, Odell Beckham Jr.
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 (Tim Heitman)
(Tim Heitman)

Giants CB Janoris Jenkins (ankle/hand) has been downgraded to questionable for the Giants' Monday night matchup with the Lions at MetLife Stadium.

Jenkins' had a wrap on his hand following the Giants' Week 1 loss to the Cowboys, but indicated that it wouldn't be an issue moving forward, SNY's Ralph Vacchiano reported. The Giants revealed on Wednesday that Jenkins was dealing with an ankle injury, but it is not clear when the injury occurred. Jenkins went on to practice fully on Thursday and Friday.

Jenkins registered one tackle in the team's 19-3 loss to the Cowboys in Week 1.

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The Giants defense and head coach Ben McAdoo discuss what ways they need to improve prior to their home opener against the Lions.

 

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Odell Beckham Jr. speaks to the media after skipping OTAs. (Seth Wenig/AP)
Odell Beckham Jr. speaks to the media after skipping OTAs. (Seth Wenig/AP)

WR Odell Beckham Jr. posted a message for fantasy football owners on Twitter this afternoon. 

The injured star said, "No offense. I could care less about ur fantasy teams. This is my Real Life. Focusing on getting healthy and gettin better. 1 day at a time." 

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Steve Spagnuolo and Damon "Snacks" Harrison discuss the threat of Matt Stafford and the Lions and what they need to do to lock in a win.

Lions QB Matthew Stafford has one of the strongest arms in the league, and Giants CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie knows the secondary needs to be weary of it Monday night. 

"Definitely. He definitely trusts his arm," Rodgers-Cromartie said on Stafford's abilities in the pocket. "You can see on film, he has tight coverage, but somehow he zips it in there. When he's healthy, he's got a real strong arm."

Stafford is without his favorite target last season in Anquan Boldin, but with rookie WR Kenny Golladay showing out in his NFL debut, he has another viable deep threat in Rodgers-Cromartie's eyes. 

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(Brad Penner)

Giants RB Orleans Darkwa is hoping for more of a workload against the Lions on Monday night.

Darkwa was limited to only three carries last Sunday against the Cowboys even though he broke out a 12-yard run on his first touch. However, he doesn't mind who gets more touches in the backfield as long as positive yards are gained. 

"Yeah, I hope so," Darkwa said on if he hopes to get more carries Monday. "Running backs want to be able to get carries, but we have a lot of talented backs in the room and I think everybody deserves carries and opportunities. So, when we get those opportunities, we've just got to make the most of them."

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(Robert Deutsch)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Giants knew they were returning almost all of their starters from last year's outstanding defense, but there was one player that Damon "Snacks" Harrison just wasn't sure about.

"I told him coming into this offseason that I wasn't a full believer in B.J. Goodson," Harrison said of the Giants new starting middle linebacker. "He was just a young guy at middle linebacker. You have to know everything. You have to get people in the right spots. He only played like 12 snaps last year so we didn't get a chance to see him. … It was just yet to be seen."

Then the 24-year-old Goodson had a strong offseason where he took control of a veteran-heavy defensive team. And then on opening night, during a 19-3 loss in Dallas, he was a dominant defensive force, making 18 tackles. Like all of the best middle linebackers the Giants have had, Goodson was all over the field.

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Odell Beckham Jr. practiced for the second straight day and the DNL panel discuss how far the Giants should push him to play on Monday.

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Odell Beckham, Jr. has taken yet another step towards his return to the Giants.

The star receiver was out on the field again on Friday as the Giants began their second full practice of the week, participating in all the individual drills during the half hour the practice was open to the media. He was joined by right tackle Bobby Hart, who missed practice on Thursday with his own sprained ankle.

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Arizona Cardinals cornerback Elie Bouka (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)
Arizona Cardinals cornerback Elie Bouka (Mark J. Rebilas/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Giants worked out defensive backs Elie Bouka and Robert Nelson this week, according to Inside Football's Patricia Traina.

Bouka, 25, who spent last year on the Arizona Cardinals' injured reserve list with a hamstring injury, was waived in August with an ankle injury. He worked out with the New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles earlier in the month, according to 3 Down Nation's Justin Dunk.

Bouka was a third-round pick by the Canadian Football League's Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Nelson, 27, has played 18 games over the past three seasons, recording 17 total tackles, two passes defensed and one interception in 11 games with the Texans in 2016.

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Dec 18, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) sacked by New York Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon (54) in the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports (Robert Deutsch)
Dec 18, 2016; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) sacked by New York Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon (54) in the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports (Robert Deutsch)

Giants DE Olivier Vernon knows the team's defense will have their hands full when they face veteran QB Matthew Stafford and the Lions on Monday night.

Stafford threw for 292 yards and four touchdowns in the Lions' 35-23 win over the Cardinals in Week 1, and he also ran the ball twice for 14 yards. Vernon praised Stafford for his mobility and awareness as a veteran quarterback.

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