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October 23, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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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.
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October 2, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
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.
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January 2, 2012 | Associated Press
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)
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October 10, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
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.
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October 3, 2011 | Associated Press
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)
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January 15, 2012 | Associated Press
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.
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October 31, 2011 | By Sam Borden, New York Times News Service
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.
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February 6, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
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.
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January 22, 2012 | Associated Press
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.
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October 23, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
REMEMBER WHEN Cary Williams talked about how Chip Kelly's practices were wearing down players, in the locker room after the Eagles' thrilling, 37-34, victory over the Redskins back on Sept. 21? Well, as the Birds came off their bye week yesterday, Williams said the practice schedule has indeed gotten lighter, that a couple of periods have come out of Kelly's highly organized training sessions on the two heaviest days, Wednesday and Thursday. "The last couple weeks, he's implemented some changes," Williams said.
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October 23, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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October 14, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
After a week of questions about whether inside linebacker DeMeco Ryans would play Sunday night against the New York Giants, Ryans started and fortified the middle of the Eagles defense. Ryans was questionable after leaving last week's win over the St. Louis Rams with a groin injury. The linebacker was limited in practice throughout the week. But Ryans has not missed a game since he arrived in Philadelphia in 2012. Coach Chip Kelly said Wednesday, "If there is one guy that I wouldn't count out of anything, it would be DeMeco.
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October 22, 2013 | BY MARCUS HAYES, Daily News Staff Writer hayesm@phillynews.com
THE LAST TIME the Eagles won a home game almost nobody knew Ted Cruz from Penelope Cruz. Iran was still a Bad Guy. Miley Cyrus was not the poster child for lewd behavior. Since the Eagles' last win at Lincoln Financial Field, over the Giants on Sept. 30, 2012, bizarre behavior from a silly senator helped shut down the government; a suddenly genial Middle East power player unsettled the global landscape; and, perhaps worst of all, "twerking" officially entered the lexicon. On that Sunday night, the most talented Cruz of the lot - Giants receiver Victor Cruz - caught nine passes for 109 yards and a touchdown, only to be undone by a fourth-quarter field-goal drive that featured the best of Michael Vick, DeSean Jackson and LeSean McCoy.
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October 8, 2013 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - As Bill Davis sifted through the rubble of his team's 52-20 loss to Peyton Manning and the Broncos last week, nothing frustrated the beleaguered Eagles defensive coordinator more about his unit's pathetic effort than the fact that it failed to force a turnover for the second straight week. "We have to be a turnover team," he said. "Our turnovers are not high enough right now. We've got to work on that. "The defense has to increase its production for the team to succeed.
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October 8, 2013 | By Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writer
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - DeSean Jackson turned to face the fans in the back of the Giants' end zone. He swiveled his hips through a few steps of the Victor Cruz salsa, and then cut it short with a dismissive kick. Jackson's fourth-quarter touchdown sealed the Eagles' 36-21 victory over the Giants at MetLife Stadium. And with the final gesture of his celebration, he kicked dirt on two weeks' worth of frustration. After a miserable pair of games in which he became an afterthought in the offense, Jackson was at his flamboyant best Sunday.
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October 2, 2013 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
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.
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June 7, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Of the regulars in the Eagles secondary, Brandon Boykin would seem to have the tightest grip on his position. Every spot is said to be open, but if another slot cornerback was to emerge ahead of Boykin by the start of the season, it would be a surprise. And yet, despite his solid status inside, Boykin still yearns to start on the outside. "I know, without a doubt, I can be a starting corner," Boykin said Wednesday after the second day of minicamp. "The coaches know that I have the capability.
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December 20, 2012 | Associated Press
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - For much of his hourlong visit with the family of a 6-year-old boy killed in the Connecticut school shootings, New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz talked about football, life and young Jack, the child who idolized him. Tears were shed. Feelings were shared. Cleats and gloves worn by Cruz to honor Jack Pinto at Sunday's game were given to his family. On Wednesday, Cruz somberly recounted his meeting with Pinto's parents and brother in Newtown, Conn.
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December 20, 2012
For much of his hour-long visit with the family of a 6-year-old boy killed in the Connecticut school shootings, Victor Cruz talked about football, life, and young Jack, the child who idolized him. Tears were shed. Feelings were shared. Cleats and gloves worn by Cruz to honor Jack Pinto at Sunday's game against Atlanta were given to his family. The New York Giants wide receiver somberly recounted Wednesday his meeting with Pinto's parents and brother in Newtown, Conn. He struggled in his retelling only when asked about the family's decision to bury the child in the receiver's No. 80 Giants jersey.
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