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Eli Manning drove the Giants down the field to give his team a chance to kick a game-winning field Sunday.

There were a couple of calls on that series, however, that seemed questionable. In other words, it was more than just Lawrence Tynes? two misses that may have cost the Giants the comeback victory.

The drive opened up at the Giants? 35-yard line. Manning threw an incompletion intended for Victor Cruz. He followed up with a fumbled snap, then an incompletion to Ramses Barden.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Eli Manning, Lawrence Tynes, Nnamdi Asomugha, Ramses Barden, Tom Coughlin, Victor Cruz
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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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There are plenty of matchups that will determine the outcome of this NFC East showdown. But here are three I'm keeping an eye on.

Victor Cruz v. the Eagles secondary

Hakeem Nicks missed last week v. Carolina, but the Giants passing game didn't miss a beat. But a lot of the Giants' success had to do with the porous Panthers secondary.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, demetrus bell, dominique rodgers-cromartie, Giants-Eagles, Hakeem Nicks, jason babin, Jason Peters, Jason Pierre-Paul, juan castillo, King Dunlap, Michael Vick, New York Giants, Nnamdi Asomugha, Philadelphia Eagles, trent cole, Victor Cruz, William Beatty
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Of course, I'm sure we all hope the answer is yes. But Pro Football Focus has a very interesting post up that dissects how Asomugha might fit into the Eagles' defensive scheme.

This is what stood out to me:

In 2010, Darrelle Revis lined up for 204 snaps at right cornerback, 442 snaps at left cornerback, 116 snaps in the slot, and 77 in the middle of the formation as some variety of safety. Asomugha, by contrast, was on the right for 643 snaps, the left for just 43, slot 73 and 27 at safety. 81.8% of Asomugha?s snaps were at RCB, compared to just 23.4% from Revis, who spent no more than 52.7% of his snaps in any one position last season.
Essentially, the analysis points out that while Revis' versatility allows him to consistently line up at various spots on the line, Asomugha more often than not will line up with the opponent's weaker receiver, something that has led certain commentators to wonder how good he really is.

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According to Jason La Confora, the Bengals are very close to signing Nate Clements, taking the former 49ers cornerback (released when they were still chasing Asomugha) off the market. with contracts still being decided, I hope the Jets are close to locking in Cromartie.

EDIT: I misremembered Clements as being on the Raiders. There's far too much news today. And too many players moving to teams that aren't the Jets.

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Sometimes I wonder if anyone is ever paying attention. ?This morning, finally, the Daily News' Gary Myers printed what this site has been saying all along:

The Giants Need Plaxico Burress.

I will tell you for the final time. The Giants need to get past Philadelphia in order to advance in the NFC. End of debate.

Tags: Dominique Rogers-Cromartie, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants History, New York Giants News, NFC, NFC East, Nnamdi Asomugha, Philadelphia Eagles, Plaxico Burress
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Nnamdi Asomugha going to the Jets made no sense. We wish it did. Just this afternoon, the All-World CB signed with the other bane of the Giants' existence - the Philadelphia Eagles.

From Nate Davis of USA Today....

The Philadelphia Eagles swooped in to sign Asomugha to a five-year deal right after the free-agent market officially opened at 6 p.m. ET Friday evening.

Tags: New York Giants, NFC, NFC East, NFL Free Agency, Nnamdi Asomugha, Philadelphia Eagles
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SI's Peter King has Philadelphia as the favorite to land free agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. SI.com

Is King right when he lists Dallas as?the second most likely destination for Asomugha? NBC Dallas-Fort Worth

Labor negotiations set to resume this week. AP (via the Star-Ledger)

Tags: Ben Roethlisberger, Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, Links, New York Giants, New York Giants News, New York Jets, NFC East, NFL, Nnamdi Asomugha, Philadelphia Eagles, Plaxico Burress
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At some point, the NFL free agency period will start.? When that happens, there will be one important event in which the New York Giants will not take part: The Nnamdi Asomugha Sweepstakes.

As great as the selection of cornerback Prince Amukamara was, it meant that the Giants will not be a suitor for the top free agent (although an Asomugha-Amukamara combination would be a nightmare for opposing receivers and sportswriters alike).? Instead, the Giants will have to sit back and watch the majority of the NFL?s contenders woo arguably the NFL?s best defensive back.? Even worse, the three likeliest suitors may very well reside in the NFC East.

The buzz around the league is that The Eagles, Cowboys and Redskins are three of the teams who are serious about signing the pro bowl cornerback.? All three teams could use his services, and all three teams certainly have wallets thick enough to pay him what he thinks he deserves.

Tags: cowboys, eagles, giants, New York Giants, NFL, Nnamdi Asomugha, redskins
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from Dan Benton / Giants 101

The?NFL may be in the midst of a lockout and free agency may not happen for quite some time, but that's not stopping?New York Giants defensive end?Justin Tuck from doing a little recruitment.

The?New York Post reports that the Pro Bowl defensive end plans to?make a pitchto cornerback?Nnamdi Asomugha in an effort to get him in?New York.

Tags: Justin Tuck, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants News, NFC East, NFL, Nnamdi Asomugha
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