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New York Giants May Revert to 3 Safety Look; Give Stevie Brown More Playing Time

October 24th, 2014 at 10:48 AM
By Doug Rush

With a little less than two weeks until the New York Giants are back on the field at MetLife Stadium against the Indianapolis Colts, the New York Giants defense may look a bit different when they return from the bye.

For one, they'll be without Cullen Jenkins for a few weeks and Jon Beason for possibly the rest of the season. But they may have another look to their defense, which is the three-safety look that the Giants and defensive coordinator Perry Fewell have used before, going back to when the Giants won Super Bowl XLVI almost three years ago.

With the Giants considering it, that would allow Stevie Brown to get back onto the field and see more playing time; something he did brielfy in last week's 31-21 loss to the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium and impressed the coaches enough in which they feel comfortable making the switch for the time being.

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Poor Eli Manning: 2014 NFL Regular Season Week 7

October 24th, 2014 at 6:55 AM
By Dan Benton

"Poor Eli Manning” is a compilation of quotes by both the media and fans about New York Giants quarterback and Super Bowl XLII & XLVI MVP Eli Manning.

Despite his success, negativity and doubt have followed Peyton’s younger brother since the moment he was traded from the San Diego Chargers to the New York Giants on draft day in 2004. Regardless of what he does or how well he performs – even in a league that lives and dies by the motto: “What have you done for me lately?” – he is questioned and criticized.

In Sunday's 31-21 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, Manning completed 21 of his 33 (63.6%) passes for 248 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. That stat line includes four throwaways to avoid a sack and three drops — let that sink in.

But still, this is Eli Manning we're talking about here. If the team loses, he's the guy that's strung up. And the Giants lost, so we all know what that means.

Luckily for Eli, he near perfection since Week 3 has limited the National and local media onslaught, but that hasn't stopped everyone. And it certainly hasn't stopped "fans."

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New York Giants Have Conflicting Numbers When Defending the Pass

October 23rd, 2014 at 3:00 PM
By Anthony Custode Jr

Through seven games, the New York Giants are on every side of the defensive statistic spectrum in regards to defending the pass.

The Giants have given up the fourth-most yards in the NFL with 1,837, averaging 262.4 yards-per-game. Yet, opposing quarterbacks are completing just 61.9 percent of their passes against New York, and the Giants lead the NFL in interceptions with 11. The Giants have also given up 10 touchdowns through the air, which is an average amount at this point of the season.

The Giants will need to be exceptional in defending the pass after their bye week. New York will host the potent Indianapolis Colts on Monday Night Football next week, and Andrew Luck is shredding his opposition every chance he gets. Luck is leading the NFL in yards with 2,331. He is tied with Peyton Manning for most touchdowns on the season with 19 and he leads the NFL in attempts by a healthy margin, throwing the ball 302 times already this season.

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New York Giants to Odell Beckham Jr.: You’re a Veteran, not a Rookie Anymore

October 23rd, 2014 at 2:00 PM
By Doug Rush

With the season-ending knee injury to Victor Cruz almost two weeks ago in Philadelphia, it's all but forced rookie Odell Beckham Jr. to go from being eased into the offense and into a much larger role in the offense.

So far, Beckham has answered the call for the Giants; scoring three touchdowns in his first three games with the team and two of those three were against the Dallas Cowboys this past Sunday. Once Cruz went down with the injury, the coaching staff, particularly wide receivers coach Sean Ryan, had a rather strong message for the Giants first round pick and now perhaps, the team's new number one receiver in 2014.

"I said to Odell, 'Your rookie season is over now. You're not a rookie anymore. Congratulations, you're a vet,'" Giants wide receivers coach Sean Ryan said.

Ryan said that since he's recovered from the hamstring injury that kept him on the sidelines for the first month of the season, Beckham has done a good job of catching up in his first couple of games as a professional.

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Eli Manning Appears to Have Turnover Issues Under Control for New York Giants

October 23rd, 2014 at 1:00 PM
By Anthony Custode Jr

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning had a tough start to the season, throwing four interceptions in the first two games of the season, but his recent stretch is an indication that he has addressed those issues.

Manning threw a career-high 27 interceptions last season, and fans feared that was carrying over to this year after throwing two interceptions in back-to-back games. However, Manning has not turned the ball over in the last three games, throwing five touchdowns in that stretch. More impressively, Manning has thrown just one interception in his last five games, totaling 11 touchdowns in that period. Manning and the Giants' offense had some obvious issues to fix early in the season, but the transition period seems to be over, and Manning is starting to command the offense like he's been running it for years.

Manning's production, however, is not good enough to win on its own. The Giants dropped back-to-back division games before this week's bye, including an ugly debacle against the Philadelphia Eagles. Manning bounced back the next week to throw three touchdowns against the Dallas Cowboys, but that effort also fell short of a victory.

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