Happy Monday, New York Giants fans! The first football game is now in the books and we have at least 21 more weeks (20 games) of Big Blue ahead. While there will be a lot of coverage and news this morning into this evening, we'll start with the following headlines for you to enjoy over your morning coffee.
When the New York Giants sent in rookie running back Andre Williams for starter Rashad Jennings on Sunday night in their preseason opener, Jennings said he could see the whites of Williams' wide eyes.
"I told him, 'Don't worry about it. As soon as you get hit, you realize it's just football,'" Jennings said.
Williams did just fine. He carried the ball five times for 37 yards on the Giants' first touchdown drive of the game. On the play before he ran it in for a three-yard score, he rumbled 21 yards around the left side on a zone run. He showed power and speed and comfort with the offensive playbook. And while his performance came against a second-team Bills offensive line and he still has a ways to go before he can be trusted to contribute in the passing game, the fact that the Giants rotated Williams and Jennings in and out with their first-team offense indicates that he may be a big part of the initial plan.
The Buffalo Bills will have a new piece of technology on the sideline for the Hall of Fame Game.
For the first time, the NFL is allowing tablets on the sideline during games, but of course, there are certain conditions. First, the tablets are Microsoft Surface tablets, because the league struck a $400 million deal with Microsoft, according to Business Week.
The tablets will be able to connect to only a private, in-stadium wireless network, and the only thing coaches will be able to do on the devices is receive and view pictures. On total, 13 tablets will be on each sideline, and coaches will have access to 12 more in the box.
That's because he became the first kicker in NFL history to attempt a 33-yard extra point. And he nailed it.
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