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September 7, 2009
Cowboys Yes, the Cowboys led the NFL with 59 in sacks in 2008, but don't thank their defensive line. The real pass rush out of the Cowboys' 3-4 formation came from behind: LB DeMarcus Ware led the NFL with 20 sacks and LBs Bradie James and Greg Ellis (now gone) each had eight. This season, don't expect Marcus Spears or new addition Igor Olshansky to get in the faces of opposing QBs much, although they've been known to stuff the run. The star in the middle of the Dallas defensive line is athletic nose tackle Jay Ratliff , who had 71/2 sacks and a team-high 31 quarterback pressures last season.
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July 28, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Coach Tom Coughlin signed a contract extension with the Giants yesterday, the top move among a flurry of activity on the second day of official business after the NFL lockout was lifted. Coughlin, hired by the Giants in 2004, is now in the fold through the 2012 season, and he will take a 65-47 record into the season opener Sept. 11 at Washington. He was set to see his previous 3-year contract expire at the end of the 2011 season. But the team decided to eliminate the lame-duck status.
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September 12, 2011 | Associated Press
LANDOVER, Md. - Rex Grossman celebrated what he thought was his first touchdown pass by leapfrogging receiver Anthony Armstrong. Oops. Not quite. Turns out Armstrong was down at the 1. When Grossman later connected with Armstrong for a touchdown that counted, the quarterback made a giddy backward trot toward the sideline, then turned around and kept running for another 20 yards or more along the Washington Redskins bench. "Some situations are more emotional than others," Grossman said.
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November 22, 2010 | By Jonathan Tamari, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
DeSean Jackson was behind his man, free for the type of score he and Michael Vick have produced all season. Only this time, the throw was too long. Vick had again done the seemingly impossible, but in a bad way: He overthrew one of the fastest receivers in the game. The second quarter incompletion was the first of a series of unwanted firsts for Vick and the Eagles - making their late rally all the more remarkable. On a night when it appeared an ugly fourth-quarter sequence might doom the Eagles, the team battled through the most ordinary performance of Vick's season to secure a crucial win. "We knew this game wasn't going to be like last game.
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November 22, 2010 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writer
DeSean Jackson was behind his man, free for the type of score he and Michael Vick have produced all season. Only this time, the throw was too long. Vick had again done the seemingly impossible, but in a bad way: He overthrew one of the fastest receivers in the game. The second quarter incompletion was the first of a series of unwanted firsts for Vick and the Eagles - making their late rally all the more remarkable. On a night when it appeared an ugly fourth-quarter sequence might doom the Eagles, the team battled through the most ordinary performance of Vick's season to secure a crucial win. "We knew this game wasn't going to be like last game.
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December 19, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - If the New York Giants miss the playoffs once again, they have only themselves and the Washington Redskins to blame. Rex Grossman threw a touchdown pass and the Redskins put a major hurt on the Giants and their playoff hopes with a dominating 23-10 victory yesterday in a game in which New York showed little desire with much on the line. "I'm very disappointed in how we played today," coach Tom Coughlin said after the Giants (7-7) fell a game behind Dallas (8-6)
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January 12, 2009 | By Frank Fitzpatrick INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Emotionally, if not physically, the New York Giants defense yesterday appeared stuck in the North Jersey swamps that surround their doomed stadium. They were the No. 1 seed playing at home. They were better-rested than the Eagles offense. They were healthier, too. And yet, when they had the opportunities to get to Donovan McNabb or send Philadelphia's offense to Giant Stadium's chilly south sideline, they failed. If the Eagles played with a red-hot determination, New York's seemed oddly as cool as the January air. "We just didn't match their intensity," said defensive tackle Barry Cofield.
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January 9, 2009 | By Phil Anastasia INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Rolling to the Super Bowl title last season, the New York Giants left tire marks on many of their opponents. They also left clues. "Everybody saw how they did it," Eagles reserve defensive tackle Trevor Laws said. "Now everybody is trying to copy it. " More than anything, the Giants' defensive-line depth made the difference as they won three road NFC playoff games, then stunned the undefeated New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. Faced with a similar challenge, the Eagles are taking a similar approach and hoping for similar success.
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December 20, 2010 | By MARCUS HAYES, hayesm@phillynews.com
  - Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson, on his winning, 65-yard punt return.     EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The legs of Michael Vick and DeSean Jackson ran away with the Giants' season, made off with their hearts, kicked holes in their soul. Stunned. Bewildered. Trapped in a Midnight Green nightmare. For the sixth straight time, beaten by the Birds. It never hurt more. The Giants blew a 21-point lead in the last 8 minutes and fell, 38-31.
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November 21, 2010 | By Ashley Fox, Inquirer Columnist
Michael Boley hardly recognizes Michael Vick. The two played together in Atlanta for two years, in 2005 and 2006, and the player Boley sees now is not the player he knew then. Not even close. Boley laughed and shook his head when asked to name the differences. "Everything," said Boley, now in his second season as one of the New York Giants' starting linebackers. "It looks like he's gotten better throwing the ball, running the ball. He looks like a different player. . . . Take the skill guys they have there and then you throw him in the mix, it's kind of limitless to what they can do. " It will be the Giants' job on Sunday night to do what no team has been able to do when Vick has started and finished a game this season: Limit him, and beat the Eagles.
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November 19, 2013 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
Robert Griffin III fell backward; threw sideways to avoid the up-reaching arms of Fletcher Cox as he did; and, not surprisingly, a ball he intended to throw away didn't quite make it the necessary 35 yards. Quite a shock. "It's something I shouldn't do, but we'll get better from it," Griffin said after the game, after Brandon Boykin had gathered in the fluttering floater to seal the Eagles' 24-16 win. "It's a somber moment right now for us with the Redskins. " If the Redskins are going to learn from the mistakes they have made this season, the payoff will have to be somewhere down the road, because the 2013 portion of their competitive lives is over.
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December 19, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - If the New York Giants miss the playoffs once again, they have only themselves and the Washington Redskins to blame. Rex Grossman threw a touchdown pass and the Redskins put a major hurt on the Giants and their playoff hopes with a dominating 23-10 victory yesterday in a game in which New York showed little desire with much on the line. "I'm very disappointed in how we played today," coach Tom Coughlin said after the Giants (7-7) fell a game behind Dallas (8-6)
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September 12, 2011 | Associated Press
LANDOVER, Md. - Rex Grossman celebrated what he thought was his first touchdown pass by leapfrogging receiver Anthony Armstrong. Oops. Not quite. Turns out Armstrong was down at the 1. When Grossman later connected with Armstrong for a touchdown that counted, the quarterback made a giddy backward trot toward the sideline, then turned around and kept running for another 20 yards or more along the Washington Redskins bench. "Some situations are more emotional than others," Grossman said.
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July 28, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Coach Tom Coughlin signed a contract extension with the Giants yesterday, the top move among a flurry of activity on the second day of official business after the NFL lockout was lifted. Coughlin, hired by the Giants in 2004, is now in the fold through the 2012 season, and he will take a 65-47 record into the season opener Sept. 11 at Washington. He was set to see his previous 3-year contract expire at the end of the 2011 season. But the team decided to eliminate the lame-duck status.
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December 20, 2010 | By MARCUS HAYES, hayesm@phillynews.com
  - Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson, on his winning, 65-yard punt return.     EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The legs of Michael Vick and DeSean Jackson ran away with the Giants' season, made off with their hearts, kicked holes in their soul. Stunned. Bewildered. Trapped in a Midnight Green nightmare. For the sixth straight time, beaten by the Birds. It never hurt more. The Giants blew a 21-point lead in the last 8 minutes and fell, 38-31.
NEWS
November 22, 2010 | By Jonathan Tamari, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
DeSean Jackson was behind his man, free for the type of score he and Michael Vick have produced all season. Only this time, the throw was too long. Vick had again done the seemingly impossible, but in a bad way: He overthrew one of the fastest receivers in the game. The second quarter incompletion was the first of a series of unwanted firsts for Vick and the Eagles - making their late rally all the more remarkable. On a night when it appeared an ugly fourth-quarter sequence might doom the Eagles, the team battled through the most ordinary performance of Vick's season to secure a crucial win. "We knew this game wasn't going to be like last game.
SPORTS
November 22, 2010 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writer
DeSean Jackson was behind his man, free for the type of score he and Michael Vick have produced all season. Only this time, the throw was too long. Vick had again done the seemingly impossible, but in a bad way: He overthrew one of the fastest receivers in the game. The second quarter incompletion was the first of a series of unwanted firsts for Vick and the Eagles - making their late rally all the more remarkable. On a night when it appeared an ugly fourth-quarter sequence might doom the Eagles, the team battled through the most ordinary performance of Vick's season to secure a crucial win. "We knew this game wasn't going to be like last game.
SPORTS
November 21, 2010 | By Ashley Fox, Inquirer Columnist
Michael Boley hardly recognizes Michael Vick. The two played together in Atlanta for two years, in 2005 and 2006, and the player Boley sees now is not the player he knew then. Not even close. Boley laughed and shook his head when asked to name the differences. "Everything," said Boley, now in his second season as one of the New York Giants' starting linebackers. "It looks like he's gotten better throwing the ball, running the ball. He looks like a different player. . . . Take the skill guys they have there and then you throw him in the mix, it's kind of limitless to what they can do. " It will be the Giants' job on Sunday night to do what no team has been able to do when Vick has started and finished a game this season: Limit him, and beat the Eagles.
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November 15, 2010 | By MARCUS HAYES, hayesm@phillynews.com
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The electric company and the football team shared this diagnosis: There was a power outage. Neither knows why. A PSE & G transformer near the New Meadowlands blew at 5:59 p.m. yesterday, stopping play between the Giants and Cowboys for about 8 minutes. More than 80,000 patrons calmly endured fears of sabotage, terrorism and, nearly as bad, a Giants loss. Electricity was diverted to a second line. The lights came back on. The Giants had no backup plan.
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September 7, 2009
Cowboys Yes, the Cowboys led the NFL with 59 in sacks in 2008, but don't thank their defensive line. The real pass rush out of the Cowboys' 3-4 formation came from behind: LB DeMarcus Ware led the NFL with 20 sacks and LBs Bradie James and Greg Ellis (now gone) each had eight. This season, don't expect Marcus Spears or new addition Igor Olshansky to get in the faces of opposing QBs much, although they've been known to stuff the run. The star in the middle of the Dallas defensive line is athletic nose tackle Jay Ratliff , who had 71/2 sacks and a team-high 31 quarterback pressures last season.
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