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Can 2014 New York Giants Thrive Under Pressure and Erase the Doubt?
September 19th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
An 0-2 start. Many New York Giants fans have seen this before, so many aren't ready to throw in the towel on their team's chances just yet. We all know what can happen when we begin to question this team and start to stack the odds against them. When the...

New York Giants Show Signs of Hope Amidst Disaster
September 16th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
While many analysts will likely lambaste the New York Giants throughout the week over what appeared to be the type of defeat that will have many declaring an end to any playoff hopes,Big Blue, now 0-2, actually showed great progress and could have come away with a victory if not...

New York Giants’ Jon Beason Re-Injures Foot, Walter Thurmond III Injures Pec in Loss to Cardinals
September 15th, 2014 at 6:30 AM
The New York Giants may have lost more than just the game to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday as both linebacker Jon Beason and cornerback Walter Thurmond III left the game with potentially serious injuries. ***PHOTO1*** For Beason, the news is about as bad as it can get. Head coach Tom Coughlin...

Steve Weatherford’s Ankle Feeling Well; Expected to Play on Sunday for New York Giants
September 14th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
The Giants were taking every precaution necessary for Sunday's game in case Steve Weatherford's ankle didn't hold up this week in practice and couldn't punt against the Arizona Cardinals. ***PHOTO1*** Weatherford, who suffered a high ankle sprain during Monday night's 35-14 loss at Ford Field to the Detroit Lions, was listed as...

New York Giants’ Steve Weatherford Feeling Better, Will Try to Practice on Friday
September 12th, 2014 at 10:55 AM
New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford missed his second day of practice on Thursday after suffering four torn ligaments in his left ankle in Monday night's loss against the Detroit Lions. But despite the injury, Weatherford plans to participate and test himself out in practice Friday. If all goes well,...

New York Giants’ Steve Weatherford Suffered Torn Ligaments in Ankle: Report
September 10th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
His left ankle was bruised and swelled up to the size of a Nerf football, but he went back out on the field and continued punting anyway -- there's no denying that Steve Weatherford is a gamer and a truly loyal teammate, but after being placed in a walking boot...

New York Giants Become a Punchline Following 35-14 Loss to Detroit Lions
September 9th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
The game had not yet even entered the fourth quarter on Monday night and already the New York Giants had become a punchline. Social media was abuzz with mocking comments and ledge-jumpers, but when local and national media starting piling on, that's when it became evident just how bad things...

New York Giants’ Tom Coughlin Calls 35-14 Loss to Detroit Lions a “Nightmare Performance”
September 9th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
Coming into Week 1's game against the Detroit Lions, New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin called the team's offense a "work in progress." However, players remained positive and upbeat, alleging confidence in their teammates and even looking at Monday's game as a "must win." ***PHOTO1*** Unfortunately for the Giants, winning never...

New York Giants’ Steve Weatherford Suffers High Ankle Sprain; Will Undergo MRI on Tuesday
September 8th, 2014 at 11:30 PM
During the second quarter of the New York Giants 35-14 loss to the Detroit Lions on Monday night at Ford Field, Giants punter Steve Weatherford got his ankle caught by a Lions defender and went down to the turf in pain. The Giants did benefit from the play as a...

New York Giants Will Go with Preston Parker as Punt Returner Vs. Detroit Lions
September 6th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
An injury to rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. may have been the reason why the New York Giants kept Preston Parker on their 53-man roster, but it was his preseason performance that has ultimately given him the edge over Rueben Randle to handle the team's punt return duties ......

Odell Beckham Jr. Injury Led New York Giants to Keep Preston Parker
August 31st, 2014 at 7:00 AM
There's a strong chance that a few things would have been quite different on Saturday as the New York Giants trimmed their roster to 53-men had rookie first-round pick, Odell Beckham Jr., not been dealing with a lingering hamstring injury. At the forefront of those differences would have been the...

New York Giants Trade Kicker Brandon McManus to Denver Broncos for Conditional 7th Round Pick
August 26th, 2014 at 3:29 PM
The New York Giants had announced earlier today that they planned to waive kicker Brandon McManus. But prior to the 4:00 PM EST deadline that would have made McManus subject to waivers, the Denver Broncos swooped in and acquired him via trade for a conditional 7th round pick. ***PHOTO1*** McManus, who had...

New York Giants Cutdown Day (75-Man) Scorecard
August 26th, 2014 at 10:00 AM
Cutdown day is a brutal day across the NFL, and there will be two of them this week. The first, which requires teams to trim their roster from 90 players to 75 players, will conclude at the end of business on Tuesday. And for the New York Giants, that means...

Josh Brown Has Won Giants Kicking Competition, Brandon McManus to Be Waived: Report
August 26th, 2014 at 8:00 AM
The first cutdown day for the New York Giants has officially arrived, and by the end of business on Tuesday, Big Blue will have had to trim their roster to 75 players. And the very first player on the chopping block is kicker Brandon McManus, who has reportedly lost the...

NFL Madden 15 Player and Team Ratings: New York Giants
August 8th, 2014 at 11:00 AM
With the return of football comes the return of the Madden franchise -- a video game we maintain has destroyed the way casual NFL fans view the league and the talent of a player. Alas, it's immensely popular and 2014 (see: Madden 15) promises to be no different. Earlier this...

New York Giants Kicker Josh Brown “Kinda Likes” the 33-Yard Extra Point
August 5th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
Following an Andre Williams three-yard score late on the first quarter on Sunday night, New York Giants kicker Josh Brown made history. He became the first person in NFL history to kick a 33-yard extra point attempt -- a new adjustment the league plans to test until Week 3 of...

New York Giants’ Return Specialists Must Shine in Order to Secure Roster Spots
August 2nd, 2014 at 3:00 PM
With training camp already underway and the preseason set to kickoff on Sunday, many New York Giants fans have begun making roster prediction already. While nothing is set in stone and a lot can change between now and the season opener against the Detroit Lions, certain positions are unique and...

Healthier-Minded New York Giants Suddenly Dealing with More than One Dozen Injured Players
August 1st, 2014 at 8:00 AM
2014 was supposed to be the year. It had to be the year. And after setting an NFL record in 2013 for being the most injured team of all-time, the New York Giants knew they had to change some things. ***VIDEO1*** The team added a new, healthier menu and eating properly was...

2014 New York Giants Training Camp: Day 7 Recap
July 28th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
The New York Giants returned to the practice field in full pads for the second consecutive day on Monday and wasted little time in getting right to work. With an actual game only a few short days away, Big Blue looked to refine some things on offense and ready their...

New York Giants Kicking Competition Personal, but All Business for Josh Brown, Brandon McManus
July 28th, 2014 at 7:00 AM
A year removed from arguably his best season as a professional kicker, Josh Brown suddenly finds himself in a heated competition for the New York Giants' kicking job. It's the first time in his NFL career he's truly had to beat someone else out for the starting job, but not...