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Nov 20 Giants win over the Chiefs 12-9
On the game. Game 10
Gamegirl ..."If you were one of the few die-hard fans who came out to the stadium today, or got yourself a bargin basement priced ticket, you did yourself well..."
Mikefan ..."Aldrick Rosas got the Giants into the mess, and then he got them out. Rosas missed on his extra point attempt after the Giants scored. You knew that sooner or later the one point difference would become a problem, and it did..."

ESPN - Rosas' field goal in overtime gives Giants unexpected win. - Instant Analysis: Giants 12, Chiefs 9 (OT).
StarLedger - Who saw this coming? Giants stun Chiefs in overtime.
StarLedger - Giants finally show fight in 12-9 upset of Chiefs.
StarLedger - Giants CB Janoris Jenkins responds after criticism of effort.
StarLedger - Ben McAdoo explains why Eli Apple, Sterling Shepard were inactive.
StarLedger - Can Ben McAdoo save his job with ugly wins like Giants-Chiefs.
TheRecord - Quick hits: A look at the Giants' overtime victory over the Chiefs.

TheRecord - Roger Lewis Jr. comes up big for the Giants in overtime victory.

TheRecord - Giants show pride fighting for their own jobs, not necessarily Ben McAdoo's.
TheRecord - What the Giants were saying after spirited 12-9 overtime victory.

NYPost - This game was for Giants die-hards, who really aren't crazy.
NYPost - Giants report card: The returns of Ben McAdoo and the defense.
NYPost - This is Giants' stunning rock bottom in year filled with them.
NYPost - Every trick in McAdoo's book bought him a shot to survive this.
NYPost - Eli Manning knew he had to be a different teammate this time.
NYPost - One of the Giants' biggest problems looked like the solution.
NYPost - An undrafted guy became The Guy for the Giants.
NYPost - Aldrick Rosas killed the Giants until he saved them.
NYDailyNews - Roger Lewis steps up for Giants in Sterling Shepard's absence.
NYDailyNews - Giants defense nabs three interceptions in 12-9 overtime win.
NYDailyNews - Chad Wheeler holds his own in NFL debut on Giants' offensive line.
NYDailyNews - Landon Collins, Janoris Jenkins respond to Ben McAdoo's criticism.
Newsday - Giants show they have Ben McAdoo's back.
Newsday - Giants improve to 2-8 with OT win over Chiefs.
Newsday - Intrepid Giants fans expecting many changes ahead.
Newsday - Giants Q&A: Aldrick Rosas gets a kick out of hitting game-winner.
Newsday - Roger Lewis' clutch catch sets up winning field goal in OT.
Newsday - Giants grades: Extra credit for creative thinking.
Newsday - Win makes Evan Engram happy despite bad day personally.
Newsday - Eli Manning passes brother with 209th start in a row.
InsideFootball - Chad Wheeler Works Wonders In First Extended Action.
InsideFootball - Recap | New York Giants 12, Kansas City Chiefs 9.
BigBlueInteractive - New York Giants 12 - Kansas City Chiefs 9. - Chiefs' offense implodes in loss to Giants, one of league's worst teams. - Blame offense, coaching for embarrassing loss to Giants.

Giants (1-8) vs Chiefs (6-3) Game Preview
Kansas City is coming off a bye week. The last game was played against the Dallas Cowboys. It wasn't a good road trip for them, as they took a 28-17 loss going into the bye.
The Giants had hoped to turn things around. Their first game back from their bye was at home, and it was a disappointing 51-17 loss to the Rams. Last week they took a 31-21 loss to the 49ers.

Nov 19 In addition to full-time captains Eli Manning, Jonathan Casillas and Zak DeOssie, Ben McAdoo selects three game-day captains each week. It was eyebrow-raising that cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was named a game-day captain for last Sunday's 49ers game.
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has certainly had his clashes with Ben McAdoo this season, but the Giants head coach had nothing but praise for the veteran corner on Friday. "We talked about in the room we don't hold grudges," McAdoo said.

The Giants don't have to win Sunday's game against the Chiefs on the scoreboard. Sure, that would be nice. After last week's game against the 49ers in which a number of Giants players were either quitting or, as Ben McAdoo euphemistically called it, "lacking a desire to finish," the team will be judged Sunday by its guts and not its end result.

Here are the underdog players who should see more playing time on Sunday - or current starters who should be featured more prominently - in order to make the Giants more competitive, not to mention more fun to watch.'

Nov 18 If you're a Giants fan on the fence about attending Sunday's home game against the Chiefs, Ben McAdoo wants you to know his team plans to show up.
McAdoo said on Friday, "Come out, watch a great show, we plan on playing great football on Sunday and getting a win."

The Giants will deploy their seventh different starting offensive line in 10 games on Sunday against the Chiefs. With right tackle Justin Pugh out with a back injury, rookie Chad Wheeler is set to make his first career start.
Chad Wheeler, a former USC Trojan who could be a future stalwart of a unit repeatedly under the microscope, may see plenty of action against the Chiefs at MetLife.

It's easy to take Eli Manning for granted. Maybe now more than ever. And while he alone hasn't been capable of overcoming all the chaos around him, his performance and exemplary demeanor through one of the biggest abominations in franchise history should not go unnoticed.

When the national anthem is played before Sunday's Giants-Chiefs game, Olivier Vernon will continue to do what he has done since the third week of the season. He will take a knee. Vernon is the only Giants player who continues to protest during the national anthem, and he plans to do so for the foreseeable future.

Nov 17 An elevated knowledge of football is required to determine if players are putting forth effort, according to Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins.
Janoris Jenkins insisted he was trying. He just wasn't any good Sunday, one of those days he simply didn't have it.
Call it what you will, but there's no getting around the fact that Jenkins' awful play was yet another blight on a season gone wrong.
What's astounding is that all indications are Ben McAdoo and Steve Spagnuolo intend to start Jenkins on Sunday anyway, despite his being the picture of quit in Santa Clara.

Steve Spagnuolo is telling his team not to let a good play or bad play affect the next play. Unfortunately for the Giants defense, the next play is seemingly always another bad play.

Nov 16 Ben McAdoo took the unusual step Wednesday of showing game tape of Sunday's flop to his entire team, rather than have the Giants break off into offense and defense, as they usually do.
It was no more than a handful of plays, perhaps 10, with McAdoo doing the narrating and meting out the criticism before the offense and defense split to finish up the session.
Now he's gone to what is always the last resort for a coach. He is humiliating his players in front of the entire team after they humiliated the organization in front of the entire world.

Running backOrleans Darkwa had little leverage after finishing last season on injured reserve due to the fractured tibia that plagued him for two years. But Darkwa is earning some negotiating power with a breakout season before becoming an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

John Greco believes his veteran presence can help Giants offensive line The guard brings his 10-year resume to a squad reeling from injuries. Greco worked out for the Giants during Week 1 of the season after he was cut by the Browns.

Giants fans are frantically attempting to unload their tickets to the remaining four home games. As of Wednesday afternoon, there were 8,095 tickets available for the Giants game Sunday.
I certainly can understand any fan who doesn't want to sit through four likely blowout losses. But in the interest of finding a silver lining, here are eight things that are worth watching down the stretch.

Nov 15 Ereck Flowers continues an impressive streak. Flowers hasn't allowed a sack in 282 pass-blocking snaps, according to Pro Football Focus.

The Giants have heeded the calls from their fanbase and signed a veteran offensive lineman with significant NFL experience. They're just about three months late. The 1-8 Giants signed veteran guard John Greco.

The Giants signed free agent linebacker Akeem Ayers and offensive guard John Greco on Tuesday, as well as wideout/return specialist Kalif Raymond off the practice squad, and placed linebacker Keenan Robinson (quad) on injured reserve.

Walk around the Giants' locker room after a game and you can see the shock in the players' eyes. They seem to have no legitimate idea why this season is unfolding the way it is.

Steve Spagnuolo is a proven defensive coordinator, but he has been guilty of over-thinking with this group. He spoke of this season as "graduate school" for his guys, viewing what took place in 2016 as a commencement, of sorts, after expertly blending the old with the new.

Don't follow the leader: Ever since Giants became Odell Beckham Jr.'s team (and that infamous Boat Trip), they've been a disaster.

Nov 14 The Giants owners threw Ben McAdoo a life jacket on Monday, assuring him he will finish the season as head coach, but there was no time to express gratitude aboard this sinking ship.
The statement is far from a vote of confidence - Mara and Tisch make it very clear changes could come at the end of the regular season - but their comments indicate McAdoo is at least guaranteed to finish the final seven games of the season.

Lopsided losses the last two weeks to the Rams and 49ers have raised questions about the Giants players' competitiveness and determination. Coach Ben McAdoo said today it is not a widespread problem, but admitted there are times when he expects more.

Nov 13 Giants lose to San Francisco 31-21
On the game. Game 9
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Mikefan ..."I wasn't quite sure if Janoris Jenkins benched himself. It didn't look like he was playing even though he was on the field..."

ESPN - Beathard leads 49ers past Giants 31-21 for 1st win of season. - Instant Analysis: 49ers 31, Giants 21.
StarLedger - Giants must fire Jerry Reese and Ben McAdoo after 49ers debacle.
StarLedger - Giants made history with loss to 49ers | Good, bad, ugly.
StarLedger - Were Giants trying to get coach Ben McAdoo fired in loss to 49ers?
StarLedger - Fire McAdoo? New York Giants vs. San Francisco 49ers recap.
StarLedger - Did Giants' Janoris Jenkins run himself out of town with no-show vs. 49ers?
TheRecord - What the Giants were saying after Sunday's humiliating 31-21 loss.

TheRecord - How the Giants matched their worst start since 1980 with their 31-21 loss.

TheRecord - Giants hit humiliating low as winless-no-more 49ers run them out of building.

NYPost - Giants report card: Nothing is going right anymore.
NYPost - Leave Ben McAdoo in San Francisco.
NYPost - This is Giants' stunning rock bottom in year filled with them.
NYPost - The moment Eli Manning wishes he could have back in brutal loss.
NYPost - Huge Giants culprit blows game then blows off accountability.
NYPost - Giants are so bad no one has noticed their kicker is a disaster.
NYDailyNews - Giants need to fire Ben McAdoo right now after embarrassing 31-21 loss.
NYDailyNews - Janoris Jenkins torched, shows no effort with feeble tackle attempts.
NYDailyNews - Giants Grades and Extra Points: Big Blue hits rock bottom with latest loss.
NYDailyNews - Giants' Olivier Vernon, 2 49ers kneel during anthem on Veteran's Day weekend.
Newsday - Giants can't explain their defensive collapses this season.
Newsday - Giants' defense a no-show again in loss to previously winless 49ers.
Newsday - For Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, it's another embarrassing loss.
Newsday - Giants grades: Did not complete assignments.
InsideFootball - Recap: San Francisco 49ers 31, New York Giants 21.
BigBlueInteractive - San Francisco 49ers 31 - New York Giants 21.
SacBee - Victory formation feels good for battered Beathard, Shanahan.

Giants (1-7) vs 49ers (0-9) Game Preview
Last week San Francisco lost to Arizona, 20-10 and dropped to an 0-9 record. Things got heated in the final minutes and three players were ejected from the game.
The Giants took a real beating last Sunday at MetLife Stadium. The Rams forced three turnovers in the first half, all leading to points scored, and they went on to win 51-17.

Nov 12 Manning makes his 208th consecutive regular season start Sunday, tying him with his older brother, Peyton, for the second-most consecutive starts in NFL history.

How might you feel if the Giants lose to an 0-9 49ers team playing with a first-year quarterback (C.J. Beathard) no one's ever heard of at what will be an apathetic, half-empty Levi's Stadium?

Evan Engram, the Giants' rookie tight end and leading receiver, vehemently disagreed with the rats who anonymously ripped Ben McAdoo this week saying the coach has "lost the team".

Nov 11 After anonymous quotes surfaced Wednesday from two players who suggested Ben McAdoo had lost the team and that he was only out for himself, many of the Giants' most important leaders backed the coach and excoriated the players who hid behind a veil of secrecy and wouldn't put their names on the complaints.

With the Giants' season going nowhere, the team is looking toward the future. So guys such as Gallman are receiving auditions. After three inactive weeks, Gallman has played five straight games but last Sunday against the Rams, Gallman had a critical fumble, one of about 219 awful Giants plays in the 51-17 debacle.

How would Giants players react if QB Eli Manning gets benched? 'It would be disrespectful'. One player said a change wouldn't be received well because Manning gives the team the best chance to win and it would be "tough sledding" with a rookie quarterback.

There is no escape from the losing. That's what the Giants are learning this season as they tumble through a schedule that is only halfway completed and has featured one win in eight games. That record, it follows them everywhere. Home. To the store. Online.

Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett stood for the national anthem for the first time all season as the NFL honors the military as part of its Veterans Day celebrations. Olivier Vernon, the only Giant who kneels during the anthem to protest social injustice and police brutality, took notice.

Nov 10 Giants players were ticked off on Thursday after two anonymous players trashed head coach Ben McAdoo in an ESPN report, and those players are out to find the culprits.
Ben McAdoo tried to set the record straight by responding to the quotes from anonymous players who claim he has lost his locker room on a day he doesn't usually talk to the media.

Eli Manning wasn't even born the last time the Giants found themselves in a predicament such as this. You have to go back to 1980, a season many consider rock bottom for the franchise, to find a template for this rate of despair. That year, as in this one, the team won just once in its first eight games.

Giants-49ers was a big deal when Rhett Ellison's dad played for SF. The two teams met in the playoffs three straight years. The 49ers on in 1984, the Giants won in 1985 and 1986. "Isn't that crazy how it is now?" Ellison marveled. "Completely the opposite of how it was in the '80s."

Nov 9 Sunday's 51-17 blowout loss to the Rams made it look like the Giants had quit on Ben McAdoo. But Wednesday's latest locker room leak confirmed it.
Ben McAdoo has lost the Giants' locker room, according to a televised ESPN report that cites the comments of an anonymous player. "McAdoo has lost this team. He's going 80 percent on Saturdays (in practice) before we get on a plane, it's wild."
To say there is widespread public support of McAdoo from his players is inaccurate. Some express a desire to play for him, others go off on another tangent when the head coach is mentioned.

Cornerback Eli Apple admitted that he could have made a better play on the 52-yard touchdown pass scored by receiver Robert Woods, a play on which Apple also confessed to overthinking.
Apple said he was trying to keep contain on Woods, which was a curious decision 20 yards downfield and with no defenders behind him. That wasn't the only play in the embarrassing loss that raised questions about the Giants' effort level.

Nov 8 Eli Manning wants to play, no matter how bad things get for the Giants this season. The 36-year-old starting quarterback made that clear on Tuesday while speaking at his locker as he addressed questions about head coach Ben McAdoo leaving the door open for a potential quarterback change at some point this season.
The Giants aren't going anywhere because their offensive linemen haven't played well, the defense isn't nearly as good as it was last year and injuries have decimated the roster. Replacing Manning with Webb isn't going to change any of that. Putting the third-round draft pick from California in at this stage might actually do more harm than good should he be buried under a barrage of sacks, turnovers and ruined reps.

As soon as the doors to the Giants' locker room open every Tuesday afternoon, reporters and cameramen flock to quarterback Eli Manning's stall. After Manning finished his meeting with the media, the horde moved down one locker to rookie quarterback Davis Webb. Webb has suddenly been thrust into the spotlight and the third-round pick held court with reporters.
It was hard for anyone not to notice the shift - Eli Manning included. Attention turned swiftly from a quarterback who has won two Super Bowl MVPs to one who never has appeared in an NFL game. It was Davis Webb's turn for the spotlight.

Jack(rabbit) is back. Giants coach Ben McAdoo has reinstated cornerback Janoris Jenkins from his "indefinite" suspension after a week. The team has also re-signed linebacker Deontae Skinner, waived cornerback Tim Scott and defensive end Jordan Williams, and placed linebacker Nigel Harris on injured reserve.

Nov 7 Have the Giants quit? It is always and forever the accusation when teams go rotten and rarely is it an accurate depiction of what is going down. To quit is not to care, not to give effort, not to have the desire to win. This is not the Giants. No, they have not quit, yet.

Ben McAdoo seemed to walk back his postgame comments in which he didn't rule out getting some of the younger players reps in games this season. "Eli, he's our quarterback," McAdoo said, adding that he wasn't concerned about Manning's consecutive start streak. "But that doesn't mean at some point in time, we won't throw another guy in there to get a look at him."

The last time the Giants were in a prime franchise quarterback draft position was 2004, right after Tom Coughlin was hired to replace Jim Fassel, when they owned the fourth pick and traded with the Chargers, who made Manning the first overall pick against his wishes. "We think he's got a lot of years left in him," John Mara said in June. That was then, before what was supposed to be a Super Bowl-contending season, and this is now, The Fall of The House of Mara.

There are transformative events for every franchise, moments that come to define a particular season or era and often shape the course of that team's immediate and long-term future. What happened in Sunday's meltdown against the Rams likely will be one of those events, and as a result, the Giants may never be the same.

There is no professional athlete more relentlessly capable at keeping his emotions in check than Eli Manning, but as stoic as he appears in public, the losing is eating at him. The Giants are 1-7 this season and coming off a 51-17 rout by the Rams.

Nov 6 Giants lose to the Rams 51-17
On the game. Game 8
Gamegirl ..."I didn't know what to expect, but certainly not this..."
Mikefan ..."The good news - the Giants matched the Rams in scoring in the first quarter, and out scored them in the fourth. The second and third quarters did not go as well..."

ESPN - Goff throws career-best 4 TDs, Rams rout defenseless Giants. - Instant Analysis: Rams 51, Giants 17.
StarLedger - Giants quit on Ben McAdoo in disgraceful 51-17 loss to Rams.
StarLedger - Giants co-owner John Mara on Rams debacle: 'I think it speaks for itself'.
StarLedger - Was historic loss to Rams 'embarrassing?' Not according to Ben McAdoo.
StarLedger - Eli Manning isn't going to the Giants bench without a fight -- and that's a problem.
StarLedger - Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie says everyone's job is on the line.
TheRecord - Giants come off bye week and get embarrassed at home by Rams, 51-17.

NYPost - Giants practically beg to clean house in unimaginable collapse.
NYPost - Giants report card: This defense is a disgrace.
NYPost - Giants without star cornerback 'like somebody playing Madden'.
NYPost - A new Eli Manning appears as McAdoo admits harsh QB reality.
NYPost - The Giants picked a different way to lose this week.
NYPost - Blow up the Giants.
NYDailyNews - Giants embarrassed by Rams, 51-17, as Big Blue's season turns ugly.
NYDailyNews - Giants defense becomes latest part of team to crumble.
NYDailyNews - Even Giants' special teams unit wasn't spared in rout to Rams.
NYDailyNews - John Mara has no choice but to fire Jerry Reese, Ben McAdoo at end of season.
NYDailyNews - DE Olivier Vernon kneels during national anthem and salute to military.
Newsday - Giants' defense a no-show in 51-17 loss to Rams.
Newsday - Third-and-33? With Giants on defense, no problem for Rams.
Newsday - Despite lost season, Eli Manning isn't ready to take a seat.
Newsday - Even after debacle, Ben McAdoo says he isn't concerned about job security.
InsideFootball - Los Angeles Rams 51, New York Giants 17.
InsideFootball - Manning Makes History In Midst of Brutal Day.
BigBlueInteractive - Los Angeles Rams 51 - New York Giants 17.
LATimes - Rams finally get all their weapons involved in 51-17 win over Giants.

Giants (1-6) vs Rams (5-2) Game Preview
The Rams have won four of their last five games prior to their bye week. The most recent win was a 33-0 trashing of the Arizona Cardinals at Twickenham Stadium in London, England.
The Giants lost 24-7 to the Seattle Seahawks in their game right before their bye week. They had their first season win against the Denver Broncos just before that, but Seattle exposed their weaknesses.

Nov 5 Sunday's matchup between the Giants and the Rams features a division-leading team against a team in contention for the No. 1 pick in next year's draft.
The Giants will be trying to hit the reset button on their season as they host the Los Angeles Rams at MetLife Stadium coming off a bye week this Sunday.

The Giants took another body blow in this dismal season Saturday, as center Weston Richburg was placed on injured reserve.

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Nov 4 Special Report - On Sunday, the Giants will host the Los Angeles Rams (5-2), a team that was once struggling but now appears to have a path and some momentum. Both teams are coming off a bye. The Giants, meanwhile, may still be floundering at 1-6, but we'll have a better picture once this next game, their eighth, is over.
The headline as we move forward is not about resurgence, or about rebuilding as we came to realize after the 2017 trading period expired without a single transaction. No, the headline seems to be about the Giants' ability to rally and to support their head coach, Ben McAdoo. In other words, many wonder if McAdoo has lost his locker room and if we are about to witness a full-on mutiny.

Ben McAdoo and Jerry Reese both could go down if this Giants ship keeps sinking, but if it's going to be one or the other that is judged, Ben McAdoo's Friday chest-puffing about his practices certainly should be entered as evidence.

The Giants will be without five defensive players, including four starters, as the Los Angeles Rams make their way into MetLife Stadium on Sunday, averaging 30.3 points per game - the second-most in the league.

Nov 3 Sterling Shepard is a go for Sunday's game against the visiting Los Angeles Rams (5-2) when the Giants (1-6) need him more than ever. The Giants need to open it up and challenge defenses on offense. Shepard will help them do that.
At the very least, Shepard adds a little bit of threat to what was a toothless receiving group - his career numbers (87 catches, 946 yards, nine touchdowns) dwarf the numbers of all other Giants receivers combined (26 catches, 329 yards, three TDs) - and allows the Giants to deviate from their run-heavy game plans of the past two contests.

Special Report - On Sunday, the Giants will host the Los Angeles Rams (5-2), a team that was once struggling but now appears to have a path and some momentum. Both teams are coming off a bye. The Giants, meanwhile, may still be floundering at 1-6, but we'll have a better picture once this next game, their eighth, is over. The headline as we move forward is not about resurgence, or about rebuilding as we came to realize after the 2017 trading period expired without a single transaction.

Joan H. Tisch, the matriarch of the family that owns 50 percent of the Giants franchise, passed away Thursday morning at the age of 90 following what the team called a brief illness.

Nov 2 Giants coach Ben McAdoo remains arrogant and unapologetic while losing control of team narrative. Ben McAdoo clearly is going to go down swinging.
What could McAdoo do over the final nine weeks of the season to prove that he should return for another? For starters: He has to show that the players still believe in him and listen to him.
Players say coach Ben McAdoo has not lost control of team. Nevertheless, suspensions of Pro Bowl players Janoris Jenkins and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie raise questions.

Teams don't enter the year with Super Bowl expectations, stumble to 1-6 with turnoil all around and then come back intact after whatever disappointing end they reach. Those changes may very well start at the top with head coach Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese.

Left tackle Andrew Whitworth, the player general manager Jerry Reese felt was too old to pursue, has been a major factor in the Rams' 5-2 start, according to LA coach Sean McVay.

Nov 1 The New York Giants announced they have re-signed veteran defensive end Devin Taylor to their 53-man roster. To make room for Taylor, the Giants placed DE/OLB Cap Capi, who has been nursing a hamstring injury, on injured reserve.

Janoris Jenkins suspension is more proof Ben McAdoo has lost at least part of Giants locker room. Ben McAdoo has to be coaching for his and Jerry Reese's jobs the second half of this season after a second top defensive back in three weeks drew a suspension for disrespecting the coach.
Janoris Jenkins, Eli Apple and Paul Perkins were at the team's facility on Tuesday, according to a person familiar with the situation. Apple and Perkins had informed McAdoo of travel issues before missing Monday's practice, according to a person familiar with the situation. McAdoo said he did not speak directly to Jenkins until Tuesday morning.

The New York Football Giants have stopped being the New York Football Giants. Meet the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Giants. Meet Ben McAdoo, the ringmaster who better find a way to become a taskmaster if he wants to keep his job.

Oct 31 Jerry Reese's theory that the Giants "bought into the hype," specifically on a defense that wasn't as "hungry," didn't hold up Monday when players got a chance to respond.
Ben McAdoo, the coach whose job it is to get the team ready to play physically and mentally, did not dismiss Reese's theory. "Were we a hungry enough football team?" he said. "You can make a case that we weren't." But he also added that there were other issues at play.
Perhaps that's because such self-examination wouldn't reflect well on Reese and McAdoo. The failure to upgrade the offensive line or revamp the offensive schemes have been bigger problems than players getting big heads after a slice of success.

A trial in the civil lawsuit that accuses Giants quarterback Eli Manning of memorabilia fraud has been rescheduled to start on March 26, a New Jersey judge said on Monday morning.

Oct 30 Giants end bye week in search of any hopeful sign amid disaster. They lost six of their seven games, and only the Browns and 49ers were worse. Those two other teams, both winless, were supposed to be as rotten as they are. The Giants?
With an eye toward adding a fifth Lombardi trophy to the team's lobby, the Giants have instead morphed into a battered, bruised, and disorganized mess that has dug a hole so deep that it's going to take a miracle for them to salvage this disastrous season.
As the team gets back to work on Monday, the big picture focus should turn to the future. That means giving young players more opportunities in the final nine games so the team can find out if any of them will be a big part of the plan moving forward.

Former Giants
Where are they now? Updates on ex-Giants, including Johnathan Hankins, Victor Cruz.

Oct 29 The 1-6 Giants are in the throes of their bye week right now, and the results of their self-scouting as they return to work on Monday surely have been rather sobering. One of the top-of-the-page results they undoubtedly deduced was this: Their offense cannot live by the run alone.

NFC East News
Cowboys - It's not Prescott-Wentz, today's NFC East QB debate should revolve around Cousins.
Redskins - It's too early to write off the Redskins or to declare them playoff-worthy.
Eagles - As Carson Wentz rises on the QB charts, the hits will keep coming.

Oct 28 Giants have been plagued by injuries during 1st half of season. Injuries don't excuse the dreadful 1-6 start, but they've sure made it tougher to dig out of this hole.

Great expectations have given way to disaster for the Giants, who sit at 1-6 as they get a much needed week off. Some units are clearly more to blame than others.

Giants' rookie Avery Moss is driven to prove his critics wrong. Helping fill in for the injured Olivier Vernon in the Giants' past two games, the rookie defensive end has played well above his fifth-round (167th overall) position. In last Sunday's 24-7 loss to the Seahawks, Moss recorded four tackles and forced a fumble that led to the Giants' only points.

Oct 27 There are not a whole lot of positives to take away from the Giants' season through the first seven weeks, but rookie tight end Evan Engram is one of them.

The first half of the Giants' season has been miserable. But that doesn't mean there haven't been some bright spots. Giants' midseason stock report: Evan Engram rising, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie falling.

In less than two months, Dalvin Tomlinson has lost as many games in his NFL life with the Giants as he did in four years playing for the Crimson Tide. He is 1-6 with the Giants after going 51-6 in his college career.

Oct 26 The 9 biggest reasons the Giants flopped this season. The truth is that it took a perfect storm for a team with legitimate Super Bowl aspirations two months ago to flame out before the midpoint of the season.

Eli Manning: It's on me to make this offense better. Despite holding the best completion percentage of his career (64.2), Manning is averaging the fewest yards per pass (6.15) since his 2004 rookie season, a mark which has decreased every season since 2014.
Manning said progress is being made, even if he has completed a total of just seven passes to wide receivers in the past two games. "Everybody knows their assignments," Manning said. "They're running the right routes. It's not on the receivers."

They learned the playbook. They learned about the speed of the NFL. Now the Giants' top two rookies - tight end Evan Engram and defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson - are learning their next lesson about pro football. How to lose. Or more to the point, how to handle losing.n

Oct 25 In Reese's 22-minute bye-week session with reporters, he wavered from taking personal ownership in this mess to subliminally passing the blame to the head coach and the players.
Giants general manager Jerry Reese started his midseason press conference on the right foot. But things went off the rails over the next 21 minutes, as Reese went on to make excuses for the team's underachievement and concocted unconvincing defenses about the roster's weaknesses.
Reese may have taken "ownership" for constructing the roster that has the Giants where they are, and he may have declared himself the reason they are 1-6. But Reese picks the players. McAdoo and his staff coach them, and by extension are responsible for motivating them.

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