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Although the scoreboard doesn't indicate it, the Giants completely dominated the first 27 minutes of the first half vs the Eagles this afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field.

K Josh Brown kicked four FGs (from 40, 44, 33 and 46 yards) as the Giants defense thoroughly throttled QB Michael Vick (6/9, 31 yards, 1 INT and 1 yard rushing), forcing him to leave the game with re-injured hamstring.

Rookie QB Matt Barkley relieved Vick right before the half and took the Eagles deep into Giants' territory on a 10-play drive that ended when Terrell Thomas forced Barkely to fumble. The ball was recovered by Jacquian Williams on the Giants' 12 yard line.

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

In Week 8, the Giants (1-6) head to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles (3-4) in an NFC East divisional showdown.

The Eagles earned a 36-21 victory over the Giants in Week 5 at MetLife Stadium. The Giants still lead the all-time regular season series, 81-74-2.

Tags: eagles, Eli Manning, giants, Giants-Eagles, giants media, Hakeem Nicks, Jon Beason, media, media notes, New York Giants, NY Giants, Philadelphia Eagles, rueben randle, Tom Coughlin, Victor Cruz, week 8
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Fourth Quarter:

- Nicks and Manning showing that they can consistently connect on these timing routes.

- Tynes 4th field goal of the game gives the Giants the lead once again. The defense must shoulder the load and stop this Cowboys offense which seems to be clicking on all cylinders.

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys, division, Eli Manning, New York Giants, NFC, NFC East, NFL Week 8, rivalry, Stevie Brown
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The Giants (5-2) head down to Dallas to face Tony Romo and the 3-3 Cowboys in a rematch between two of the NFL's most popular teams.

Kickoff: 4:25pm Eastern

Surface: Matrix (artificial)

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Giants-Cowboys, New York Giants, NFL, NFL Week 8
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Jim Mancari: The Giants are 3-0 in the "House that Jerry (Jones) Built," so there's really no reason to believe that the struggling Cowboys will take down the G-Men. Eli Manning is known for historically playing well on the road, and Cowboys Stadium has been one of his favorite venues production-wise. Big Blue is coming off a tough divisional game and will have another one this week, but if the recent past repeats itself, the Giants will continue to have the Cowboys' number. Though Tony Romo is coming off a week in which he played slightly better, running back DeMarco Murray is unlikely to suit up due to a strained left foot. The Cowboys's defense has been good against the pass but mediocre against the run. You want the ball more, Ahmad Bradshaw. Now is your time to have another big rushing day. Giants 27, Cowboys 17

Kel Dansby: The Giants are due for a let down performance, but it wont happen this weekend in Dallas. Jerry World has become "The House that Eli built" and Eli will put forth his best performance of the year. I see the defense forcing 3 Tony Romo turnovers and the Giants winning comfortably. To be more specific the Cowboys will go up 13-3 in the first quarter and the giants will score 17 unanswered points to take a 20-13 halftime lead. The Giants defense will take it from there and hold the Cowboys to 7 second half points. Giants 34, Cowboys 20

Sam Spiegelman: These are two teams that have gone off in opposite directions since they last met. Eli Manning is a front runner for MVP honors midway through the season and the Giants' defense is beginning to regain its form. Dallas has a talented secondary and Demarcus Ware's talents are obvious, but the Giants' receivers and offensive line are strengths. I expect Manning and Co. to make ammends for their Week 1 loss in a convincing win. Giants 35, Cowboys 20?

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The Giants' comeback victory over the Miami Dolphins yesterday was no masterpiece but the numbers were indicative of the outcome. The Giants did the things they needed to do to win - plain and simple.

They won the time of possession battle, holding the ball for 32 minutes, even though they had the same amount of possessions as Miami (10 - which is incredibly low in this day and age).

They stopped the Dolphins on their last five possessions: forcing them to punt four times and ending the game with a Corey Webster interception.

Tags: Giants-Dolphins, New York Giants, New York Giants News, NFL Week 8
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The finsiders.com blog does a great job covering the Miami Dolphins. Even if you're not a Dolphin fan, it's chock full of great stuff including video analysis with host Jesse Agler.

Columnist John Congemi provides his three keys for the Dolphins to hang with the Giants this afternoon. The first, of course, is to slow down the Giants' pass rush. The second key is to win the early downs:

Manning and the Giants offense hasn?t fared much better than the Dolphins offense on third down early in this season (31.5 percent), and that?s where Miami must create the turnover or get off the field. Six sacks last week on Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow was a great start, but Manning will get rid of the football much quicker than Tebow...

Tags: Giants-Dolphins, Miami Dolphins, New York Giants, New York Giants News, NFL, NFL Week 8
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The 0-6 Miami Dolphins are in New Jersey today to face the NFC East-leading Giants (4-2) in an interconference matchup.

The Giants are coming off a bye while the Dolphins will be attempting to rebound from a crushing overtime loss to Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos last week.

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Eli Manning

The Dolphins give up the most points to quarterbacks of any fantasy defense. Manning is having his best season yet. Not much more to say about this one.

Matchup: 9/10

Tags: fantasy football, New York Giants, rankings, week 8
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Below is the latest injury update for this Sunday's Giants-Dolphins game as of Thursday, Oct 27:

Dolphins

DNP: CB Vontae Davis (hamstring)

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The Giants practiced yesterday with a full squad for the first time this season. All 53 players - plus WR Ramses Barden, who is still on PUP - were out on the field.

G Chris Snee (concussion) practiced in full, while CB Prince Amukamara (foot), LB Michael Boley (knee), RB Henry Hynoski (neck), RB Brandon Jacobs (knee), DE Justin Tuck (groin, neck), DE Osi Umenyiora (knee) were limited.

Tags: Giants-Dolphins, New York Giants, New York Giants News, NFL Week 8
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Tom Coughlin is being very cautious to not look past the 0-6 Miami Dolphins. He knows his Giants are notorious for playing to the level of their competition, just as they did three weeks ago vs the Seahawks...

?Respect all and fear none? is the approach we take. What we are trying to do is be concerned with our team and making sure that our team plays and takes our execution to another level. We want to eliminate any lull in our play and continue the concept of not turning the ball over.

Tags: Giants-Dolphins, New York Giants, New York Giants News, NFL Week 8, SNY, SNY. Video
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The 0-6 Miami Dolphins come into MetLife for the second time in three weeks this Sunday. ?This time to face the Giants and their unrelenting pass rush. The Dolphins do not have a franchise QB ?They are currently using journeyman Matt Moore, who was here as the Carolina Panthers starter last year, His day did not go so well, ending up in a New Jersey hospital with a concussion. Look for more of the same this week.

The Giants are favored by 10 and the over/under is 42. ?See the current spread trends below....

  • Giants are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
  • Giants are 22-8-2 ATS in their last 32 games in October.
  • Giants are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games in Week 8.
  • Giants are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 games following a bye week.
  • Giants are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 home games.
  • Giants are 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 games as a home favorite.
  • Giants are 1-10 ATS in their last 11 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
  • Giants are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
  • Dolphins are 10-1-1 ATS in their last 12 games in Week 8.
  • Dolphins are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing less than 150 yards passing in their previous game.
  • Dolphins are 19-7 ATS in their last 26 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
  • Dolphins are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as a road underdog of 3.5-10.0.
  • Dolphins are 1-4 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
  • Dolphins are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing more than 150 yards rushing in their previous game.
  • Dolphins are 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall.
  • Dolphins are 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. loss.
  • Dolphins are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss.
  • Dolphins are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 road games.
  • Dolphins are 0-6-1 ATS in their last 7 games as an underdog.
  • Dolphins are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games as an underdog of 3.5-10.0.
  • Dolphins are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games as a road underdog.
stats courtesy Covers.com
Tags: Giants-Dolphins, New York Giants, New York Giants News, NFL Betting, NFL Lines, NFL Week 8

1. Packers (7-0) - It was surprising to see the Vikings play them as close as they did, but the Packers are the cream of the crop right now.

2. Saints (5-2) - Wow. We knew the Saints were far superior to the Colts, but that looked a match up of LSU and my high school football team.

3. 49ers (5-1) - Few picked the 49ers to be 5-1 right now, but looking at their schedule, this team could pretty easily end up 12-4.

Tags: New York Giants, NFC, power rankings, week 8
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Ah, the dreaded bye week. What are Giant fans going to do with no game to watch today?

Well, you can start your day by watching Rex Ryan eat crow after the Chargers school his dysfunctional Jets. Not that we root against the Jets on this site, but Rex makes it hard to root for them. Just shut up and play.

In this league, you're good for about 1-2 sneak-up-on-your-opponent wins per year. The Jets, with Rex, can't rely on that. Every team has them circled on their schedule. His mouth is putting extra pressure on the players.

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Giants, Eagles Enjoy a Bye; Redskins in Detroit; Dallas Hosts Jacksonville

This will be a slow Sunday in the NFC East. The 5-2 Giants and 4-3 Philadelphia Eagles will stop and smell the roses this week while the 4-3 Washington Redskins try not to get ambushed in the Motor City by the upstart Lions (1-5).

The 1-5 Dallas Cowboys will begin life without Tony Romo today at home against the 3-4 Jacksonville Jaguars.

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by Jon Wagner / GFB NFL Analyst

Tear up all of the preseason predictions and throw out all of the previous prognostications as far as what the general consensus believed would happen in the NFC this season.

As the 2010 NFL season reaches its mid-point for most NFC teams, there?s one thing for certain ?- unpredictability has reigned throughout the 2010 NFC standings thus far.

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Average Ranking: 5.9

CBS: 5 - The four-game winning streak speaks volumes about this team. So does coming back from a 10-0 deficit at Dallas on Monday night. Eli Manning and his passing game are cooking.

ESPN: 9 - Giants make an argument as the best team in the NFC through Week 7.

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Dallas QB Tony Romo is having a career year.? He is averaging 313 yards passing per game, has completed almost 70% of his attempts and has a 93.6 passer rating.? His 10 TD strikes place him 4th in the NFL - tied with Aaron Rodgers, Tom? Brady and Eli Manning.

Romo has been sacked only seven times in 206 attempts, one more than the league-leader, Peyton Manning, and has not fumbled once. He has thrown seven INTs, but that stat is misleading since five of those seven picks were off tipped balls.

So why are the Cowboys a 1-4 team this year?

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Dallas Cowboys Blogs, Giants-Cowboys, New York Giants, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants News, NFL Week 8, Tony Romo
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REPORTERS BREAK DOWN THE IMPORTANCE OF MONDAY NIGHT'S GAME FOR THE COWBOYS

Ohm Youngmisuk discusses how the Giants can effectively end the Cowboys' season with a win in Dallas on Monday night:?At 1-4, the underachieving Cowboys might as well be making their final stand. This is supposed to be a season in which they make a run to the Super Bowl, which will be played in their own stadium. Instead, the Cowboys have sputtered badly, at times unable to get out of their own way with silly penalties and lack of execution. Now, the Giants have a rare opportunity to bury the Cowboys in a 1-5 hole if they can beat their hated NFC East rival in Dallas. In fact, the Giants will have a major say in whether Dallas can rebound this season with two games against the Cowboys in the next four weeks.

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The Dallas Cowboys are 1-4 and their season hinges on a division showdown with the Giants Monday night in Dallas.

No team since the merger in 1970 has started a season with a 1-4 record and gone on to qualify for the playoffs. Many think the Cowboys, who are "loaded with talent", could be the first team to do accomplish that feat.

Dallas Head Coach Wade Phillips spoke with reporters via conference call today...

Tags: Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, New York Giants News, NFL Week 8, Wade Phillips
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