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NY Giants merit Super praise and a pat on the back, hard to def…

NY Giants merit Super praise and a pat on the back, hard to defend title in NFL

nydailynews.com Updated Dec 31, 2012
You walk into the Giants’ locker room on Monday, even after the disappointment a day earlier, and this is still the last bastion of sanity in New York sports. There is no lockout here, no Tim Tebow circus here, no coach du jour, no Alex Rodriguez, no ch
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  • Giants GM Reese: 'I don't think we're far off'

    Giants GM Reese: 'I don't think we're far off'

    nydailynews.com Dec 31, 2012
    At the end of the miserable 2006 season, former GM Ernie Accorsi stood in the middle of the Giants locker room and told the players “There’s a championship in this room.”
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  • Coughlin says Giants will re-Fewell in 2013

    Coughlin says Giants will re-Fewell in 2013

    nydailynews.com Dec 31, 2012
    Tom Coughlin made it clear on Monday that Perry Fewell will remain the Giants' defensive coordinator, and it turns out they won't even have to re-sign him. Fewell was quietly given a contract extension last winter, according to two league sources.
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  • Despite subpar 2012, Tuck still in Giants' plans

    Despite subpar 2012, Tuck still in Giants' plans

    nydailynews.com Dec 31, 2012
    Justin Tuck admitted this hasn't been his finest season, and he got no argument on that from GM Jerry Reese. But that doesn't mean his eight-year career with the Giants is over. Both men expect Tuck will be back again and maybe better than ever next yea…
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  • Eli Manning to play Peyton in 2013

    Eli Manning to play Peyton in 2013

    ESPN.com Dec 31, 2012
    The NFL on Monday released the 2013 opponents for all teams, based on the formula with which it decides its schedules year to year. We still won't know the dates of any of these games until sometime in the spring, but here's a look at the non-division o…
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  • Giants Insider: Knee injury took toll on Nicks

    Giants Insider: Knee injury took toll on Nicks

    nydailynews.com Dec 31, 2012
    Hakeem Nicks was still recovering from foot surgery when he slammed his left knee to the Meadowlands turf late in the Giants' Week 2 game against Tampa Bay. He was sure it was only "something minor" though until it was still swollen two weeks …
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  • Jets hold nose, ask Giants for help

    Jets hold nose, ask Giants for help

    profootballtalk.com Dec 31, 2012
    Perhaps Jets owner Woody Johnson is finally interested in stealing something besides the back pages from the Giants. According to Kimberly Jones of the NFL Network, the Jets have asked permission to talk to Giants college scouting director Marc Ross for…
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  • Bennett Makes His Case to Stay in Blue

    Bennett Makes His Case to Stay in Blue

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 31, 2012
    The Giants rolled the dice on TE Martellus Bennett last spring, signing him to a modest 1-year, $2.5 million deal. It was called a “show me” deal by many. Bennett responded by having his best year as a pro (55 receptions for 626 yards and 5 TDs) and f
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  • Who Stays, Who Goes: Giants Offense

    Who Stays, Who Goes: Giants Offense

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 31, 2012
    The season is over, and the Giants have no one to blame for missing the playoffs than themselves. Therefore, looking at how this team will retool heading into 2013, it may be difficult for a personnel standpoint to determine who stays and who goes. If e…
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  • Jaguars cut ties with GM Smith after four seasons

    Jaguars cut ties with GM Smith after four seasons

    CNNSI.com Dec 31, 2012
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jacksonville Jaguars fired general manager Gene Smith on Monday after four disappointing seasons, including the worst year in franchise history.
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  • Looking Ahead: Who Stays, Who Goes

    Looking Ahead: Who Stays, Who Goes

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 31, 2012
    Jerry Reese is scheduled to speak today about the Giants’ season. He most likely won’t say a whole lot, so let’s see what he has to deal with this off season…. Possible Salary Cuts / Restructures: Eli Manning restructured last year to accommodate
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  • Giants’ 2013 Opponents Announced

    Giants’ 2013 Opponents Announced

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 31, 2012
    Things happen rapidly in the NFL these days. folks. If you don’t make the playoffs, you immediately focus on next year. The Giants’ 2013 opponents have been determined…. They naturally play Washington, Dallas and Philadelphia both home and away. The
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  • Rivera waiting; end of Giants season could hasten news

    Rivera waiting; end of Giants season could hasten news

    profootballtalk.com Dec 31, 2012
    There’s no immediate Black Monday word out of Charlotte, after Ron Rivera closed his second season with a fourth straight win. But a bad finish elsewhere could speed the process along. Rivera said he’d meet with Panthers owner Jerry Richardson soon to
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  • 2013 NFL Draft: Giants Will Select 19th

    2013 NFL Draft: Giants Will Select 19th

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 31, 2012
    the Giants will hold the 19th overall selection in the upcoming NFL Draft in April. The Eagles will have the 4th overall pick and Cowboys will select right in front of the Giants at 18. Washington’s slot will be determined after the playoffs, depending
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  • Fennelly’s Top 10 NFL Headlines For 2012… What’s Yours?

    Fennelly’s Top 10 NFL Headlines For 2012… What’s Yours?

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 31, 2012
    Around here, we talk Giants 365 days a year, but every once in awhile we discuss NFL topics as well. Today, I will throw out my  Top 10 NFL stories of 2012 in no particular order. I ask you to comment below on what your are. Thanks for reading. * Chuck …
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  • Giants Lost Control of Season Week 13 in DC

    Giants Lost Control of Season Week 13 in DC

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 31, 2012
    The one time it really didn’t matter whether the Giants beat the Eagles, they crushed them. That was yesterday. When they really needed to beat them — in Week 4 — they blew it. The ‘sense of urgency’ everyone around here has been citing as if it
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  • New York Giants News and Links for Dec 31

    New York Giants News and Links for Dec 31

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 31, 2012
    Another season in the books and one that Giant fans will look back on with regret. This may have been the wildest season yet. It was the most unpredictable one, that is for sure. Here’s some links….  
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  • Win or Go Home: Giants Do Both

    Win or Go Home: Giants Do Both

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 31, 2012
    Giant Rout Too Little, Too Late to Save Season by Jon Wagner SNYGiants Columnist After enduring yet another second half swoon under head coach Tom Coughlin, the New York Giants finally put forth the type of effort in their regular season finale that mig…
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  • Giants Insider: Reid finished with Eagles

    Giants Insider: Reid finished with Eagles

    nydailynews.com Dec 31, 2012
    The long and successful Andy Reid era in Philadelphia ended with a thud. Reid is out after 14 years coaching the Eagles, three people familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. Reid said he plans to meet with owner Jeffery Lurie on Monday “an
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  • Eli Manning's five touchdowns wasted as NY Giants season comes …

    Eli Manning's five touchdowns wasted as NY Giants season comes to early end

    nydailynews.com Dec 31, 2012
    There was a moment late in the fourth quarter when Eli Manning looked up at the scoreboard and saw that the Lions had scored another touchdown in Detroit, closing to within two points of the Bears. There was still life in his season.
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  • Video - What happened to the New York Giants? 03:10

    What happened to the New York Giants?

    Dec 31
    Why did the New York Giants fail to make it to the playoffs? Our analysts explain why the Giants looked like a tired team down the stretch.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Rollercoaster ride had run its course for Bears' Smith; more Sn…

    Dec 31
    Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we take in the furiously fast firing fest that was Black Monday in the NFL...
  • Peter King: Show-stopping Peterson highlights better-than-expected Week 17

    Dec 31
    What a regular season. What a year. What a Sunday.
  • John Clayton's mailbag: Chuck the tuck rule

    Dec 31
    The tuck rule came up three times in the final week of the regular season. It's time to get rid of it.