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Did Pittsburgh Steelers Leave Offensive Blueprint for New York Giants to Use Against Indianapolis Colts?

October 31st, 2014 at 9:00 AM
By Daniel Graham

During their Week 8 bye week, the New York Giants had the advantage of sitting back and watching how their Week 9 opponents, the Indianapolis Colts, would fare against Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers. What they saw was startling to say the least, as the Steelers offense erupted for 51 points and 639 yards in their 51-34 trounce of the Colts. Big Ben threw for 522 of those yards and six touchdowns in the victory.

The Colts obviously had a bad day defensively and it was apparent that there were breakdowns in coverage throughout the day at Heinz Field. So after watching that, what could the Giants take from that game that they can use in their strategy for Monday night's showdown against Indianapolis?

Ben Roethlisberger's stellar day through the air was based on the fact that he bought himself plenty of time to make the right reads throwing the ball. And none of that could have been possible without the help of his offensive line. Pittsburgh's offense ran a total of 81 plays without allowing a single sack, and that's saying something considering the Colts recorded 20 sacks in the five games leading up to that game and their defense was ranked third.

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Mike Harris Ready to Step in and Help New York Giants Out of the Gate

October 31st, 2014 at 7:00 AM
By Daniel Graham

The one piece of news that came out of the New York Giants' camp this week was the announcement that the team has signed cornerback Mike Harris off the Detroit Lions' practice squad. This move came after several members of the front office made statements regarding the status of the team and what they plan to do moving forward after the bye week.

Injuries to the defense were one of the issues the team brought up last week; an issue that they need to work around and perhaps retool their strategies. One strategy mentioned was implementing a three-safety set that would involve Stevie Brown, Antrel Rolle and Quentin Demps on the field at once — a strategy that defensive coordinator Perry Fewell used in 2011 during the Giants' Super Bowl run.

For the cornerback position, they, too, were hit hard with several injuries. Walter Thurmond III was lost for the season, as was backup Trumaine McBride. Both defenders were used as nickel backs to complement Prince Amukamura and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in pass coverage, so it appeared imminent that New York would look outside for help to fill the void, and they think they got the best possibility with Mike Harris.

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Giants’ Jameel McClain on Stopping Colts Offense: We’re Going to Play Solid, Fundamental Defense

October 30th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
By Doug Rush

On Monday night, the New York Giants defense, without Cullen Jenkins, Jon Beason and several others, will have the tough task of trying to slow down the Indianapolis Colts and their explosive offense.

Thus far, the Colts rank second in the league with 250 points already scored and even though they're coming off a tough loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers this past Sunday, the Colts offense lead by Andrew Luck still put up 34 points and 448 total yards of offense in the 51-34 defeat at Heinz Field.

The 25-year-old quarterback, whose already thrown for 22 touchdown passes; six of which have gone to former Giant running back Ahmad Bradshaw, is leading the Colts to another possible AFC South division crown and a win against the 3-4 Giants would get them back in the right direction and their winning ways.

The Giants will be looking to slow them down and their weapons; Bradshaw, Trent Richardson, T.Y. Hilton, Reggie Wayne, Dwayne Allen, who also has six receiving touchdowns, and another former Giant as well in Hakeem Nicks. So how do the Giants stop this high-powered offense that has averaged 31.2 points per game this season? Middle linebacker Jameel McClain had a very subtle and very blunt answer on how to tame Luck and company.

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Watch the New York Giants When You’re not at Home….For Free with Nimble TV!

October 30th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
By Giants 101

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New York Giants Will Honor Michael Strahan at Halftime on Monday Night

October 30th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
By Daniel Graham

On Monday night, as the New York Giants face the Indianapolis Colts, the team prepares to welcome back nearly 70 former players as part of their "Homecoming Weekend" leading up to the game that night at MetLife Stadium. Along with welcoming back many Giants from the past, the main event will be held at halftime as New York officially welcomes their most recent Hall of Fame inductee Michael Strahan.

As if there is anybody who does not know Michael Strahan at this point, we will play along for now. Strahan, a defensive end, was drafted by the Giants in 1993 from Texas Southern. When he retired in 2008, Strahan's stats made him one the leading defenders in Giants history, totaling 141.5 sacks, over 800 tackles and 22 forced fumbles. His 22.5 sacks in 2001 is a franchise record and remains an NFL record.

Strahan retired after the 2007 season when the Giants defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII — it was his only Super Bowl win. Following his football retirement, Strahan made a smooth transition to becoming a media personality. He took his seat on the "NFL on FOX" pregame panel in 2008 and in 2012 became Kelly Ripa's co-host on one of America's most popular daytime talk shows "Live! with Kelly and Michael."

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