Nov 30 It's long past time Giants see the old Saquon Barkley again. It was one play. It was one run. It covered 32 yards. There were times, not so long ago, when Saquon Barkley firing off a 32-yard run would've elicited yawns. That was then. This is now: Barkley carried the ball 12 other times Sunday afternoon against the Eagles, and he totaled 8 yards. That's all of two-thirds of a yard for every other time he rushed the ball. He also caught the ball four times, for 13 yards. That is just over 3 yards per catch. Those numbers are, being kind, pedestrian. But that 32-yard dash ...
Nov 29 Giants win over the Eagles 13-7
On the Game - Game 11
Gamegirl ..."I was was really looking forward to 'Michael Strahan Day', and a win from the Giants over the Eagles - and it happened..."
Mikefan ..."The Eagles were about to start their stretech of 5 easy games, but ran into the Giants defense first. Those four other teams, look and learn..."
Instant Analysis: Giants force 4 turnovers in 13-7 victory over Eagles
Defense dominates in home win over Eagles
Giants' defense smothers Eagles 13-7, get 2 picks
Giants defense saves the day in win over Eagles
New coordinator, same problem for Giants offense
Giants' defense shows up in big spot, suffocates Jalen Hurts
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Giants takeaways in 13-7 win over Eagles, including a stout defensive performance
Giants vs. Eagles final score: Giants defeat Philadelphia, 13-7
Jalen Hurts struggles in Eagles' ugly loss to Giants, 10 to 7
28 Game 11 Preview - Giants
(3-7) Eagles (5-6)
Nov 27 The New York Giants have a new playcaller, but much like the recently fired Jason Garrett, he will be working shorthanded. Wide receiver Sterling Shepard was ruled out, wide receiver Kadarius Toney is doubtful and running back Saquon Barkley is questionable for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Nov 26 The Giants are 3-7 and headed toward another losing season, the ninth in the last 10 years. If they keep up at this pace through the end of the season, more than a few people could be getting a pink slip. Jason Garrett was the first shoe to drop, getting fired after a disastrous Monday night performance in a loss to the Buccaneers. Even if it doesn't happen right away, don't expect the Giants to stop there.
Nov 25 Daniel Jones has seven games to prove he had a Jason Garrett problem. This has now become a referendum on him, and whether Jason Garrett held him back and hindered his development, or whether he has become afflicted with Darnolditis and cannot rise above the rubble around him.
Nov 24 What's next for Giants offense after Jason Garrett dismissal? Why did Judge fire Garrett now and not at the bye? The timing of Judge's decision has raised some eyebrows, as the Giants were coming off their bye week. But Judge noted that the Giants had won two of their three games before the bye week in which they had shown some progress.Nov 23 Giants lose to Tampa Bay 30-10
On the Game - Game 10
Gamegirl ..."I was hoping for so much more, but it didn't happen..."
Mikefan ..."The Giants surely struggled in the first half, but still they were down by only one touhdown..."
Instant Analysis: Giants fall to Bucs, 30-10
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Nov 22 Game
10 Preview - Giants
(3-6) Tampa Bay (6-3)
Nov 21 Tom Brady is completing 72.5 percent of his passes with 21 touchdowns and four interceptions from a clean pocket compared to 45.8 percent with six touchdowns and three interceptions under pressure, according to Pro Football Focus. He beats a blitz as well as anyone, so the real key is generating pressure with the defensive front. For the Giants, that starts (and sometimes ends) with Leonard Williams.
Nov 20 Coach Joe Judge confirmed that Logan Ryan had a positive rapid test. Because he is vaccinated, Ryan would need to be asymptomatic and receive two consecutive negative PCR tests 24 hours apart in order to be cleared in time to face the Bucs. Ryan's absence would be substantial for the Giants. His 72 total tackles and 47 solo stops are team-high totals, as are his two forced fumbles. Ryan is a defensive captain and. as Love noted, one of the Giants' foremost leaders.
Nov 19 Jason Garrett admits to this lingering Giants crisis. Garrett spoke of the challenge of having to "create an environment" that allows the offensive line the Giants are currently using to have any success. Injuries, a lack of depth and players who have not progressed as expected are all reasons why the offensive line continues to be a primary area that must be improved, a position group the coaching staff has to navigate around on a weekly basis. This is a far cry from what Garrett was accustomed to during his years with the Cowboys.
Nov 18 The Giants finally seem to be getting healthy on offense. In running back Saquon Barkley's case, when the Giants play on Monday night, it will have been six weeks since he took a handoff in a game. He is not alone in returning from an ankle injury. Starting left tackle Andrew Thomas has missed the past three games with foot/ankle injuries. That could make Monday's game the healthiest the offense has been since the start of the season. Of the Giants' top six playmakers, only receiver Sterling Shepard (quad) appears unlikely to play Monday night.
Nov 17 More and more teams have begun to reimplement the use of fullbacks in their modernized offenses, and that includes the less modern New York Giants. In fact, the Giants are a rarity in that they use two of their 53 roster spots on fullbacks - both of whom see time on offense and special teams. Occasionally, Eli Penny and Cullen Gillaspia are even used at the same time. On Monday, Giants head coach Joe Judge was asked about the team's unique approach to fullback use and he was quick to defend it.
Nov 16 Saquon Barkley, Andrew Thomas eye return vs. Bucs. A week ago, coach Joe Judge said the team was "hopeful" the key offensive pieces could return for Monday Night Football in Tampa Bay, the Giants' first game back after entering the break with a 3-6 record while winning two of their last three games. That notion has not changed.
Nov 15 Giants defensive coordinator Patrick Graham is continuing to mount buzz in league circles for his fine work with a unit that is thin on individual talent. With the Mara family and many in football operations very high on Graham, some in league circles believe Graham would be a serious candidate in New York if ownership opted to move on from Joe Judge in 2022. Regardless, Graham's coaching and leadership is opening eyes.
Nov 14 The Giants are at their bye week, and after nine games they have created more questions than answers. The offensive line conundrum remains unresolved. The influx of offensive talent has thus far been an injury-riddled bust. The Giants lost on last-second field goals in Weeks 2 and 3 and lost by a field goal in Week 8 in Kansas City. They got blown out in Weeks 1, 5 and 6. They closed out their pre-bye schedule by winning twice in three games. They are what they are, and they are where they deserve to be.
Nov 13 The late George Young once said that the NFL salary cap was the first thing he thought of when he woke up and the last thing on his mind before going to sleep. With good reason. Proper salary cap management can often mean the difference between building a sustainable winning program and ruining it.
Nov 12 There was a time not long ago when the Giants thought they had the makings of a solid offensive line. Really. They thought the interior group of Shane Lemieux, Nick Gates and Will Hernandez would be able to bulldoze a path in the running game. They anticipated Andrew Thomas making a big move forward in year No. 2 at left tackle and hoped Matt Peart, in time, would supplant Nate Solder at right tackle. Down went Lemieux. Down went Gates. Out went Thomas.
Report - The Giants are officially excused until next Monday, which means,
among other things, that they cannot lose a game this weekend. But the other three
teams in the NFC East are all on the schedule, which means the players and coaches
will be looking at Dallas (playing Atlanta), Philadelphia (playing Denver) and
Washington (playing Tampa Bay).
Nov 10 In a season where plenty has gone wrong, the NY Giants find themselves behind the 8-ball week in and week out, with every loss seemingly more crushing than the week, before as the clock runs out on the Dave Gettleman regime. While nobody should get their hopes too high, there are a few things the Giants did quite well on Sunday that can surely carry into the remainder of the season.
Nov 9 It's probably only a dream that the Giants can somehow morph into an actual playoff contender. They most likely need to get to nine wins, at least, which means a 6-2 finish to their season. And considering they return from the bye week on a primetime game against the defending Super Bowl champions in Tampa Bay, they'll probably need to go 6-1 after that. Can they do it? It sure is possible against a soft, season-ending schedule that includes the Bears (3-5), Dolphins (2-7), Washington (2-6) and the Eagles (3-6) twice. It still won't be easy. But here's what they need to happen, quickly, if they really want to make any kind of run.Nov 8 Giants win over the Raiders 26-13
On the Game - Game 9
Gamegirl ..."Well the Giants made it exciting. Don't they always, win or lose, and this time they did win...."
Mikefan ..."The Giants got past the Raiders 13-10 halftime lead right away at the start of the third quarter..."
Instant Analysis: Defense propels Giants to 23-16 victory over Raiders
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Giants' defense shuts down Raiders in shocking 23-16 win
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After win over Raiders, former Super Bowl coach raves: Giants are 'on the rise'
Giants OLB Quincy Roche shines in NFL starting debut
7 Game 9 Preview - Giants
(2-6) Raiders (5-2)
Nov 6 Patrick Graham didn't know much about edge rusher Quincy Roche when the Giants claimed him off waivers before the season. But the rookie made a strong impression with Graham, the Giants' defensive coordinator. Roche has played his way into the outside linebacker rotation and might've already shown enough to play ahead of veterans like Lorenzo Carter and Oshane Ximines, who both have been disappointments since getting drafted by the Giants in 2018 and 2019, respectively.
Nov 5 Giants coach Joe Judge on Thursday defended rookie wide receiver Kadarius Toney, a day after Toney posted a tone-deaf tweet about Henry Ruggs' deadly car wreck. Judge said he has spoken with Toney about the tweet. "It's important that we understand how we articulate our words and put it out there," Judge said of his message to Toney.
Nov 4 As if the Giants don't have enough to worry about given their 2-6 record, fading season, and growing list of injured players, now the club is dealing with a mini COVID-19 outbreak among its players, coaches, and staff. The Giants announced that they had several positive COVID tests on Tuesday, among them running backs coach Burton Burns. Head coach Joe Judge confirmed that the team had 13 positive test results and that all 13 were re-tested.
Nov 3 The Giants aren't making progress. That they played down to the wire Monday night against the Chiefs before falling 20-17 at Arrowhead Stadium is about as meaningful as almost winning the lottery. You match a few numbers but not enough of them to result in anything of consequence.Nov 2 Giants lose to the Chiefs 20-17
On the Game - Game 8
Gamegirl ..."I really thought they were going to pull it off..."
Mikefan ..."The Giants went toe to toe with the Chiefs, but they blew it in the end..."
Instant Analysis: Giants fall to Chiefs, 20-17
Giants' upset bid falls short in cruel prime time loss
Daniel Jones couldn't pull off upset of Chiefs, but 20-17 loss wasn't his fault
Giants fizzle late in loss at Chiefs - and Joe Judge's team spirals toward irrelevance
Giants takeaways in Monday's 20-17 loss to Chiefs, including costly late penalties
Kansas City overcomes mistakes to beat New York on late field goal
8 Preview - Giants
(2-5) Chiefs (3-4)