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Giants’ Cullen Jenkins Out, Justin Pugh, Mathias Kiwanuka Questionable Vs. Jacksonville Jaguars

November 28th, 2014 at 5:37 PM
By Doug Rush

Heading into Friday's practice, the New York Giants weren't sure if starting right tackle Justin Pugh would be returning to the starting lineup or not for their Week 13 matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Pugh is listed as questionable, but with his quad injury, the Giants are likely not going to risk his injury and are reported to keep him out at least another week against Jacksonville.

The full injury report for the Giants against Jacksonville is as follows:

OUT:

QUESTIONABLE:

  • Mathias Kiwanuka, DE, Knee
  • Justin Pugh, OL, Quad

PROBABLE:

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New York Giants Playoff Chances Ended on Thanksgiving in Detroit Lions Win Over Bears

November 28th, 2014 at 10:46 AM
By Doug Rush

This past Sunday, any chance of the New York Giants winning the NFC East were shattered when they lost to the Dallas Cowboys 31-28. On Thursday, their playoff hopes went out the window too.

With the Detroit Lions defeating the Chicago Bears in the first of three games on Thanksgiving on Thursday, the Giants were officially eliminated from playoff contention. Because of losses to the Arizona Cardinals, Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles and twice to the Cowboys, the Giants lost all potential tie-breakers potentially needed to make the postseason.

And thus while the Giants were home enjoying some Thanksgiving dinner with their families, the team that started off their disastrous 2014 season with their first defeat of the season in Detroit ended up being the team to eliminate them from playoff contention.

Although to be honest, the Giants six-game losing streak they currently are in did themselves no favors as far as the playoffs go and with them now being out of it, it will be the third straight time the Giants missed the postseason and since 2009, it will be the fifth time in six years that the Giants aren't playing postseason football; the lone year the Giants did make the playoffs in that stretch was 2011 when the Giants won Super Bowl XLVI.

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Miami Dolphins’ Brent Grimes on Odell Beckham Jr.’s One-Handed Catch: “Mine was Better”

November 28th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
By Dan Benton

Most people called Odell Beckham Jr.'s acrobatic catch in a Week 12 loss to the Dallas Cowboys one of the greatest catches in not just NFL history, but football history. But at least one person wasn't overly impressed with the one-handed grab, as Miami Dolphins cornerback, Brent Grimes, claimed this week that his one-handed interception was "better" than the one-handed touchdown grab courtesy of the New York Giants rookie.

"It was a cool catch. I may be biased, I think mine was better," Grimes said via ESPN. "I jumped and everything. I was on defense. They weren’t throwing me the ball. That was a great catch, though."

To Grimes' credit, his interception is most certainly one of the best we've seen and he deserves his due, but better than Beckham Jr.'s snag? That's certainly debatable. Even his teammate, wide receiver Mike Wallace, was reluctant to crown Grimes as having hauled in the greatest catch ever.

"It was close," Wallace said. "[Grimes] stole it, kind of like a thief. I don't know. I think it was close. I might have to give Odell the edge, but Brent is on my team. I don't know, man. They were both great catches."

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Old New York Giants Fears Come to a Close as Washington Redskins Bench Robert Griffin III

November 27th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
By Daniel Graham

In the latest in a string of developments happening around the Washington Redskins camp, head coach Jay Gruden announced that he intends to start quarterback Colt McCoy over incumbent Robert Griffin III for their matchup Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts.

"I just think [Griffin] needs a little bit more time in this system with the verbiage and the plays to sit back, take a step back and learn, and when he gets back in there he'll be a lot more decisive, hopefully, and ready to roll," Gruden said in a press conference Wednesday.

This news comes as another blow to Robert Griffin III, who was drafted by the Redskins with the second overall pick in 2012 with the intention of being their quarterback of the future. Washington even had to give an arm and a leg to move one spot up so they could draft him. In exchange for the St. Louis Rams giving them the No. 2 selection in the draft, the Redskins forked over to St. Louis their No. 6 overall pick in 2012, their second-round pick in 2012, and their first-round picks in 2013 and 2014.

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Jacksonville Jaguars’ Denard Robinson Ready to Challenge High School Teammate Jason Pierre-Paul

November 27th, 2014 at 10:00 AM
By Daniel Graham

With the New York Giants skidding their way to six straight losses and finding themselves, essentially, out of the playoff picture, New York hopes that they can pick up the pieces and at least get a win against the 1-10 Jacksonville Jaguars to lighten their spirits.

It seems very likely that the Giants will not have a problem against Jacksonville, but nothing is certain in pregame conversations like this. The defense will get a look at what rookie quarterback Blake Bortles has to offer as a NFL quarterback, how receivers Marqise Lee, Cecil Shorts III and Allen Hurns will work against the Big Blue secondary, and finding ways to harness the rushing tandem of Toby Gerhart and Denard Robinson. But for one New York Giant, he hopes that his longtime relationship with Robinson can help guide him to keeping Denard at a minimum all day Sunday.

Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is that Giant who shares that relationship with Denard Robinson. Their relationship stems all the way back to the high school level when they played alongside each other at Deerfield Beach High School in Deerfield Beach, FL. With JPP two years ahead of Robinson, their time together was limited, but they made the most out of it when they were on the field together.

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