LeSean McCoy

Each week, I will be taking a look at the Giants? media notes to pull out some interesting facts about the upcoming opponent.

The Giants hope to get into the win column Sunday at 1 p.m. when they host the Philadelphia Eagles, who have dropped three straight games after an opening week win.

The Giants pounded the Eagles 42-7 in Week 17 last season, but that game had no real meaning for either side. However, Sunday?s game has huge implications for two teams desperately trying to stay alive in a weak NFC East.

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It would have taken nothing short of a miracle for New York to make the playoffs this year, a situation this team positioned itself in by failing to find any semblance of consistency the entire season.

Still, the Giants came out of the gate firing.

In what would eventually prove to be their final contest of the year, the G-Men demolished the visiting Eagles, 42-7, begging the question -- where has?this been all season?

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Last week, Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora said in an interview on Sunday Night Football he was ending his Twitter feud with Eagles running back LeSean McCoy.

Apparently, he had another running back to tease in mind.

Cleveland rookie Trent Richardson told reporters he was not afraid of the Giants' D and he was confident he would be able to have success on them come Sunday.

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The New York Giants (2-2) welcome Cleveland Browns (0-4) to town Sunday afternoon, and you would expect Big Blue to be eager to take the field.

This game can be construed in two ways. For one, the Giants can rebound and make a statement in the process. They can use this game to work out some of the wrinkles before they begin a difficult stretch of games v. San Francisco, Washington, Dallas, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Green Bay.

Or the team can overlook the Browns and focus on those upcoming opponents. A trap game is the common title for it. And the Browns have enough talent to win this game if the Giants' hearts aren't into it.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Brandon Weeden, Cleveland Browns, derek anderson, Eli Manning, LeSean McCoy, trent richardson
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If you were to look at the NFC East standings, you would find the Giants in the cellar.

But based solely on what we?ve seen from these teams on the field and in their wins and losses, the standings do not accurately reflect where I expect these teams to be ? come say, Thanksgiving.

  1. 1.???? Philadelphia Eagles (3-1): This is essentially a formality. The Birds have the best record in the NFC East and recently beat New York. Wins over Baltimore and New York are hard to argue against, despite how close they were. October has just hit, and Michael Vick can still work out the wrinkles of the offense. LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin are still three of the best playmakers in the league. And the defense has made tremendous strides under Juan Castillo from year No. 1 to 2.
  2. 2.???? New York Giants (2-2): The Giants could be 3-1 right now if not for a controversial play call and two missed field goals. The big question mark hovering over Big Blue, however, is that their two wins have come against Carolina and Tampa Bay, two teams that have struggled tremendously on the defensive side of the ball. Eli Manning will keep the Giants in most games, but Hakeem Nicks is a vital part of the offense and his presence will be missed. The banged up D will also hurt, especially by Week 6 when the Giants face a stretch of San Francisco, Washington, Dallas, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati.
  3. 3.???? Dallas Cowboys (2-2): Let?s not drop the Boys to the worst team in this division because Tony Romo threw five interceptions on Monday night. Romo is still a top-10 quarterback, and this year the defense has been the best in the league defending the pass. In the bye week, I expect Jason Garrett to work out the kinks between Romo, Dez Bryant and the rest of the Cowboys offense. But their next five opponents ? Baltimore, Carolina, New York Giants, Atlanta and Philadelphia ? is a make or break stretch in their schedule.
  4. 4.??? Washington Redskins (2-2): The Skins are second in the standings after a month, and they?ve taken the D.C. area by storm. Robert Griffin III is exactly what fans and scouts expected ? a true pass-first quarterback who can make plays with his legs. And he?s doing it right away. Alfred Morris has been a pleasant surprise, too. But their defense is horrid. Opposing quarterbacks have averaged 326 yards v. the Skins, and that simply won?t cut it in this league. The Skins are definitely more competitive than they have been, but until their defense can amount to their offense it?ll be hard to keep pace in this division.

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It's become a staple of the Eagles-Giants rivalry over the past few seasons, but it appears as if the Osi Umenyiora-LeSean McCoy Twitter saga is coming to an end.

In an interview with CBS?Philadelphia, McCoy said the feud is silly, that he should be more focused on a Super Bowl than an individual battle against a player.

?It?s time to get over this Osi and LeSean thing,? McCoy told WIP radio in Philadelphia on Monday. ?After the game (Umenyiora) said, ?Hey man, you?re a heck of a player. We?re in this business, let?s get over this.? He said, ?Let?s be done with it.? ?

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, LeSean McCoy, New York Giants, Osi Umenyiora, Philadelphia Eagles
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It?s time to play Monday Morning Quarterback.

The Eagles? 19-17 win last night said more about the Eagles than it did the Giants. Entering the contest, it felt like the much-maligned Eagles were winless when in fact they were 2-1 with a victory over the Baltimore Ravens in their back pocket.

A win is a win, and that?s how Philly survived Baltimore and Cleveland. A lopsided defeat at the hands of Arizona, however, stirred up the questions surrounding the Eagles.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, DeSean Jackson, Domenik Hixon, dominique rodgers-cromartie, Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, LeSean McCoy, martellus bennett, Michael Vick, Nnamdi Asomugha, Philadelphia Eagles, Ramses Barden, Victor Cruz
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Tynes' Last-Second FG Falls Short

The much-maligned Philadelphia Eagles entered Sunday night?s game 2-1, but it was their escapes against Cleveland and Baltimore in Weeks 1 and 2 and their failure to show up in Arizona that left a cloud of doubt hovering over them.

Of course, the Giants knew they would get their best effort in primetime Sunday.

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Before the season began, Giants' DE Osi Umenyiora and Eagles' RB LeSean McCoy went at it via Twitter.

McCoy had commented on Osi's holdout ("Overrated n soft 3rd best d-line on his team honestly") and Osi reponded back with tweet comparing McCoy to pop star Lady Gaga.

Tags: LeSean McCoy, New York Giants, New York Giants News, Osi Umenyiora, Philadelphia Eagles
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Philadelphia RB LeSean McCoy is a notorious Giant killer. This year, he's become an everybody-killer. He leads the NFL with 12 touchdowns (10 rushing, two receiving) and has recorded at least one touchdown in every game this season. Speaking of killers, with a touchdown this weekend when his Eagles visit Giants on Sunday Night Football, McCoy would become only the second player since 1970 to score a touchdown in each of his team?s first 10 games of a season, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer O.J. Simpson (1975).

In the first meeting between these teams on September 25th (a Giants' 29-16 victory), McCoy racked up 128 yards on 24 carries (with a TD) and 13 more on three receptions. He is an extremely dangerous fellow, especially since the Giants have failed to stop the run more often than not.

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Two stories that I wish would go away, but with nothing else to discuss, I'll pass them along...

Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN New York reports that Justin Tuck recently had words for LeSean McCoy. ?McCoy and Osi Umenyiora have had a well publicized feud, in which McCoy called out Umenyiora on twitter.

In addition to backing up Osi and saying his stats back up his play, Tuck called out social media in general.

Tags: Justin Tuck, LeSean McCoy, New York Giants, Osi Umenyiora, Tiki Barber
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