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from Jimmy Kempksi of Blogging the Beast:

Some of the following statistics below matter. Some may just be a matter of a small sample size. But to me, they?re all interesting in some way, so I thought we?d take a look at some basic statistical nuggets through Week 3:

1. The Eagles and Cowboys have each scored 47 points. That ties them for dead last in the NFL. Meanwhile, the Redskins have scored the most points in the NFL, with 99. The Giants are tied for 3rd with 94.

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Jeff McLane of Philly.com ?drained his notebook.? ?He also did this?earlier this offseason. ?There are some really good nuggets in both posts, and his mention of Asante Samuel got some national attention from Pro Football Talk, which then got the attention of Asante himself. ?Here?s what Jeff wrote:

4.?Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie is this year?s Jackson.?Well, maybe not of that magnitude. But the cornerback is one of the few established veterans on the Eagles heading into the last year of his contract. The Eagles are banking on DRC having a little extra to play for and that he?ll be at least the equal of?Asante Samuel, who was jettisoned in the offseason. I?m split on the Samuel move. Reid thought he was in steep decline and that his style no longer suited the scheme. The latter may be true, but I think Samuel is still better than his replacement.
Asante was not happy:

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Our NFC East blogger, Jimmy Kempski, and some other NFC East bloggers collaborated on a list of NFC East players who may see a drop in production in 2012.

Among the Giants listed were WR Victor Cruz and QB Eli Manning. Nothing new to us. We know Cruz will be up against tighter coverages this year and will gain more attention from defenses. If he increases his production over last season, he'd a be Hall-of-Famer, so this seems likely. Cruz will still get his catches and yards, just not as many....

Eli is up against it, period. With an offensive line that is still unsettled, Jake Ballard gone and Hakeem Nicks hurting, he has less at his disposal. Add in the fact that the Giants drafted a RB (David Wilson) with their first pick, and the writing is on the wall for Eli's 2012 numbers. From Jimmy....

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The signing of free-agent Martellus Bennett was met with mixed reviews. Many said a change of venue would unleashed the 6'6" former Dallas second-rounder's potential. Others believe the Giants will stick to the "show me" deal they inked him to in early hours of free agency.

Our NFC East contributor, Jimmy Kempski, was at Giants' minicamp. Bennett did nothing for him except solidify the fears that he will once again not live up to expectations. In fact, Jimmy thinks the Giants won't give Bennett much latitude this summer....

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