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Giants vow to be winners against Saints Updated Dec 7, 2012
Mathias Kiwanuka does not chase vengeance. But he does know when his team has something to prove. And when the Giants linebacker reflects on the beatdown his squad received from the Saints last season, he knows what must be done.
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  • Tom Coughlin Friday Comments

    Giants coach Tom Coughlin addressed the media this afternoon at TIMEX: Q: How did Nicks look? A: He was limited. Q: Was the fact that he was able to get out there encouraging for him to be able to play Sunday? A: I hope so. Q: What does a guy like Jacqu…
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  • Nicks and Bradshaw Practicing for Giants Today

    Two of the NY Giants‘ key offensive weapons are back on the practice field today. Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (knee) and running back Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) are practicing after each didn’t participate yesterday, Jorge Castillo of the Newark Star-Ledger
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  • Montgomery to appeal fine for defending himself Dec 7, 2012
    Redskins center Will Montgomery was fined $10,000 for kicking Giants defensive tackle Linval Joseph, but he’s appealing on grounds of self defense. Montgomery dove into a pile trying to recover a fumble, and Joseph grabbed him by the leg as if to pull
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  • Quirks of the Game: The Roster Challenge Dec 7, 2012
    When an N.F.L. player is injured, teams looking to fill a roster spot have to look to the practice squad or to someone sitting at home waiting for a call. Are bigger rosters the answer?
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  • Giants Friday Injury Report: Phillips Doubtful, Nicks Questionable

    WR Hakeem Nicks was back practicing today with the Giants. He is questionable for Sunday’s game vs the Saints. S Kenny Phillips sat out practice again and is listed as doubtful this week. Giants Injury Report Out: TE Travis Beckum (knee), S Tyler Sash (
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  • On this Giants-Sean Payton thing Dec 7, 2012
    A bit of controversy this Friday about a comment by New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford in this New York Times story about the difficulty of trying to ensure that suspended New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton isn't communicating with his team. The…
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  • Steelers, Broncos, Giants and Jets: Answers to Readers' Questions Dec 7, 2012
    Judy Battista, the N.F.L. reporter for The Times, answers questions from readers.
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  • Penalties plague Giants’ offense, may lead to changes on special teams

    Earlier this week, I explained in the Giants’ loss to the Redskins. Here’s a sampling of what I wrote … The big issue last night: penalties. The Giants matched a season-high six penalties in the first half and finished with nine on the night. All bu
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  • Osi Umenyiora has no problem praising opponents Dec 7, 2012
    Earlier this week, Giants safety Antrel Rolle said that his teammates on the Giants defense should stop saying positive things about opponents before games because it gets in the way of developing the “nasty attitude” Rolle believes is necessary for a
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  • Giants-Saints: Some Early Perspectives

    Regardless of the Giants problems, they are still 5-point favorites over the visiting Saints this Sunday. The over/under is 53. We will give our analysis shortly, but until then here are some outside opinions on this week’s game. From…Af
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  • Coordinator Corner: Gilbride Familiar with Saints Defensive Scheme

    Giants’ offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride has been an NFL coach for nearly 24 years. During the majority of that span, the late Jim Johnson, renowned for his time with the Philadelphia Eagles, served as the epitome of defensive coordinators in the le
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  • Memories of Saints beatings haven’t faded for Giants Dec 7, 2012
    Last year’s loss to the Saints wasn’t the last one before they went on their Super Bowl run. It was just the worst. Giants players winced this week recalling last year’s 49-24 thrashing at the hands of the Saints. “It was definitely embarrassing,â
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  • Friday Morning Report: Fork in the Road Time for Jints

    This season can turn out one of three ways right now: the Giants can win the majority or all of their remaining games, win the NFC East and proceed to the NFC playoffs. They can wallow, split their games, and fight for a playoff spot. Or they can just f…
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  • New York Giants News and Links for Dec 7

    December 7th. A day that will live in infamy. To this day, FDR has remained correct about that. 71 years and counting… The Giants are two days away from their next game against the 5-7 New Orleans Saints. Not a lot of confidence emanating from both the
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  • Video - NFL32OT: Wilson Makes His Case For Rookie Of The Year 02:47

    NFL32OT: Wilson Makes His Case For Rookie Of The Year

    Dec 7
    Episode 233: Suzy Kolber and Damien Woody discuss Russell Wilson's impressive season. Steve Young breaks down the matchup between RGIII and Ed Reed. The NFL32 crew discuss the quarterback matchup between the Saints and the Giants.
  • Video - 'Playbook': New Orleans Saints vs. New York Giants 03:16

    'Playbook': New Orleans Saints vs. New York Giants

    Dec 7
    Will the New York Giants get enough offense to outscore the New Orleans Saints? Our "Playbook" gang explains why the running game might be the key to victory for both teams.
  • Video - NFL Live OT On The Teams They Are Watching This Weekend 01:46

    NFL Live OT On The Teams They Are Watching This Weekend

    Dec 7
    Mark Schlereth and Tedy Bruschi look at the teams they are watching closely this weekend.
  • Video - Giants Field Pass: Saints 03:41

    Giants Field Pass: Saints

    Dec 7
    Ohm Youngmisuk previews Sunday's game when the Giants look to bounce back against Drew Brees and the Saints.