October 23, 2014 |
Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz said Chip Kelly visited him in the hospital after Cruz hurt his knee in the Oct. 12 loss to the Eagles. Kelly said Tuesday he checked on Cruz the next morning and wanted to see whether Cruz needed anything before being transferred to New York. "I just think the way he got injured and you look at what happened, we're all competitors in this game," Kelly said. Ryans on Winston Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans offered guidance to Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston last week.
January 17, 2012
EAGLES RUNNING back LeSean McCoy and left tackle Jason Peters were named to the All-NFL team by Pro Football Weekly /Professional Football Writers of America. Right guard Danny Watkins, the Eagles' first-round pick, was named to the all-rookie team. McCoy and Peters also were named to the Pro Bowl and will be in Hawaii for the Jan. 28 game. The organizations named Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers as its most valuable player and San Francisco's Jim Harbaugh as coach of the year.
October 2, 2013 |
IS THERE A RIFT in the Giants' locker room? Eagles fans can only hope. According to a report, Giants defensive end Justin Tuck ordered his teammates to get behind head coach Tom Coughlin, or else. "If anyone turns on our coach, I would be the first one to punch him in the mouth," Tuck told the New York Daily News. "And put that in print. It better not happen, I know that. " Tuck took offense at wide receiver Victor Cruz' questioning of Coughlin's playcalling during Sunday's 31-7 loss to the Chiefs that dropped the Giants to 0-4. Cruz thought the coach should have gone for a first down on fourth-and-1 at the Giants' 30 late in the third quarter.
January 2, 2012 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Eli Manning threw three touchdown passes, including a 76-yarder to rising star receiver Victor Cruz, and the New York Giants won an all-or-nothing game to claim the final spot in the NFL playoffs, beating the Dallas Cowboys, 31-14, on Sunday night. The regular season went down to the last game, and it was coach Tom Coughlin's Giants (9-7) who won the NFC East and returned to the postseason for the first time since 2008. The result means the Eagles (8-8)
October 10, 2011 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Unsung is an understatement for the guys who lifted the Seattle Seahawks to victory yesterday. Doug Baldwin, Brandon Browner and Charlie Whitehurst were the unlikely stars as Seattle beat the New York Giants at their own game: with a fourth-quarter rally. Backup quarterback Whitehurst threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Baldwin with 2:37 to play and Browner returned an interception 94 yards to thwart a desperate, late challenge by the Giants as the Seahawks won, 36-25.
October 3, 2011 |
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Eli Manning needed less than a minute to turn a bad afternoon into a sweet victory. Manning, playing at the scene of his 2008 Super Bowl triumph, threw two touchdown passes in a 58-second span late in the game and the New York Giants rallied to stun the Arizona Cardinals, 31-27, on Sunday. The scoring passes of 2 yards to Jake Ballard with 3 minutes, 37 seconds to go and 29 yards to Hakeem Nicks with 2:39 left came after the Cardinals (1-3) seemingly had taken control at 27-17 on Beanie Wells' third rushing touchdown of the game with 5:16 to go. Manning completed 7 of 8 for 126 yards on the decisive drives as the Giants (3-1)
January 15, 2012 |
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Going into Sunday's NFC divisional playoff game against the New York Giants, Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers are best known for all the fireworks they've produced on offense. That's a good thing for the Super Bowl champions, because they've been remarkably vulnerable on defense. All season, the Packers have been giving up yards in big chunks and bailing themselves out by forcing turnovers. And while the Giants might hope to slow down the game by establishing the run and keeping Rodgers on the sideline, the last meeting between the two teams - a 38-35 victory by the Packers on a last-second field goal Dec. 4 - could mean Sunday is shaping up as another fast-paced game that comes down to the last possession.
October 31, 2011 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - This was supposed to be the final trip to the breakfast buffet for the New York Giants, a team that opened this season facing a slew of lesser opponents, then spent the last month playing three home games (and enjoying a bye week) before entering a very tough closing stretch. Starting next week against New England, the Giants face just one team (the Eagles) with a losing record the rest of the season. And yet, in a season in which little has come easily for the Giants, even beating the lowly Miami Dolphins on Sunday was a challenge.
February 6, 2012 |
INDIANAPOLIS - Mario Manningham is no longer the New York Giants' forgotten receiver. Manningham emerged from the shadow of Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz with a catch that will rival David Tyree's Super Bowl helmet grab 4 years ago, helping the Giants knock off the New England Patriots, 21-17, in the NFL championship game last night. Manningham's catch wasn't as improbable as Tyree's grab that led the Giants to a 17-14 win over New England in 2008. It was just as clutch and just as timely, and Tyree was there to see it. Running a go pattern up the left sideline on a first-and-10 from the Giants' 12 and down 17-15, Manningham made a 38-yard, over-the-shoulder catch between two defenders and right in front of Patriots coach Bill Belichick to help set up Ahmad Bradshaw's game-winning, 6-yard run with 57 seconds to go. Belichick didn't hesitate to challenge the catch, also contested by defenders Sterling Moore and Patrick Chung.
January 22, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO - The Giants boasted a physical, intimidating defense with athletic linebackers and stout linemen capable of stifling the NFL's most productive offenses. San Francisco featured a high-powered passing attack led by an eventual Hall of Fame quarterback in his prime with receivers capable of turning short passes into big gains. When the San Francisco 49ers host the New York Giants in the NFC championship game Sunday for a shot at the Super Bowl, the matchup conjures memories from a previous era of this great rivalry - even if the roles are somewhat reversed.