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Giants Insider: Osi plays through son's health scare

Giants Insider: Osi plays through son's health scare

nydailynews.com profootballtalk.com Updated Oct 7, 2012
Hours before the Giants’ 41-27 win over the Cleveland Browns, Umenyiora’s 5-year-old son, Tijani, was hospitalized with an asthma attack. As soon as the game was over, the defensive end bolted from the MetLife Stadium locker room.
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  • Big Blue rookies show their worth on offense

    Big Blue rookies show their worth on offense

    nydailynews.com Oct 7, 2012
    All they could talk about was special teams. Over the last three weeks, rookies David Wilson and Rueben Randle could not get on the field with Eli Manning and the Giants’ loaded offense. So the two players would hang out after practice and analyze their
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  • Giants' Cruz has dance marathon, may put twist on salsa

    Giants' Cruz has dance marathon, may put twist on salsa

    nydailynews.com Oct 7, 2012
    Victor Cruz is thinking about spicing up his salsa. After a career-high three touchdowns, each celebrated with his trademark end-zone dance step, the receiver feels maybe the salsa is getting a bit mild.
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  • Smith: Ahmad runs wild after fumble

    Smith: Ahmad runs wild after fumble

    The day started in the most ignominious fashion for Ahmad Bradshaw. He fumbled on the very first offensive play, the ball coming out after his arm collided with guard Chris Snee and whipped around as if he was throwing a behind the back pass in a basket…
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  • The Colts Discount Double Checked And B.J. Raji-Shuffled All Ov…

    The Colts Discount Double Checked And B.J. Raji-Shuffled All Over The Packers: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    deadspin.com Oct 7, 2012
    Here's where we're putting the GIFs of the week, from Donald Brown triumphantly trolling the Packers to Brandon Lloyd dancing around like no one's looking. Only the Chargers and Saints have yet to play, so let's see what the week had to offer. More »
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  • Andre Brown suffers concussion

    Andre Brown suffers concussion

    Giants running back Andre Brown in the Giants’ 41-27 win over Cleveland this afternoon. Brown left the field after the first quarter and taken to the locker room for further evaluation. Despite NFL rules against such procedures, Brown tweeted during the
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  • What Is Ailing Giants' Pass Rush?

    What Is Ailing Giants' Pass Rush?

    nytimes.com Oct 7, 2012
    The Giants were not able to knock down Cleveland quarterback Brandon Weeden, another alarming performance from a defensive line that is supposed to be loaded.
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  • Giants-Browns: Defense forces turnovers, still not up to par

    Giants-Browns: Defense forces turnovers, still not up to par

    First Quarter Blues The Giants defense should have had a stronghold on the Browns this afternoon, but early on they came out flat. Consequently, the Browns’ rookies burned ‘em. Trent Richardson, who against the G-Men, showed he’s a man of his word.
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  • Giants rediscover their running game in 41-27 win

    Giants rediscover their running game in 41-27 win

    Ahmad Bradshaw had not run for more than 100 yards since Week Six of the 2011 season and he spent much of Sunday making up for lost time. Bradshaw, whose fumble on the opening play helped the Browns open up an early 14-0 lead in New Jersey, ran for 200 …
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  • Eli extends 200-yard streak to 24 games

    Eli extends 200-yard streak to 24 games

    profootballtalk.com Oct 7, 2012
    On the same day that Saints quarterback Drew Brees could set the record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass at 48, Giants quarterback Eli Manning has extended his streak of consecutive games with 200 yards or more passing to 24. It’s the second
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  • D’Qwell Jackson out with a head injury

    D’Qwell Jackson out with a head injury

    profootballtalk.com Oct 7, 2012
    The Browns’ chances of slowing or stopping the Giants’ 27-3 run to close out the first half are a little bit worse thanks to some injury news from team’s locker room. Middle linebacker D’Qwell Jackson will not return to the game after suffering a
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  • Browns mistakes erase early lead

    Browns mistakes erase early lead

    profootballtalk.com Oct 7, 2012
    When the Browns jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter, there couldn’t have been many people writing off the chances of a Giants comeback. Given past history, they probably would have bet on an Eli Manning winner in the fourth quarter. Thanks to
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  • Trent Richardson finds some early candy in New Jersey

    Trent Richardson finds some early candy in New Jersey

    profootballtalk.com Oct 7, 2012
    Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora invited Browns running back Trent Richardson to see if he could find some “candy” running the ball against the Giants defense. Three plays into the game, Richardson is looking like a happy kid on Halloween. Richardso
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  • Greg Jennings, Hakeem Nicks headline early game NFL inactive li…

    Greg Jennings, Hakeem Nicks headline early game NFL inactive lists in Week 5

    yahoo.com Oct 7, 2012
    Two of the top wide receivers in the National Football League are inactive on Sunday, most notably Greg Jennings of the Green Bay Packers and Hakeem Nicks of the New York Giants. Both were ruled "out" by their respective teams on Friday's inju…
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  • Giants-Browns Inactives; Lineup Changes

    Giants-Browns Inactives; Lineup Changes

    Inactive for the Giants today against Cleveland: WR Ramses Barden (concussion), DT Rocky Bernard (quadricep), CB Jayron Hosley (hamstring), WR Hakeem Nicks (foot, knee), S Kenny Phillips (knee), OL David Diehl (knee), LB Keith Rivers (hmastring) Browns …
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  • Giants-Brown: 3 Key Matchups

    Giants-Brown: 3 Key Matchups

    Trent Richardson v. Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora No, I didn’t put this match-up on the list because of earlier in the week between Richardson and Umenyiora. The spotlight is not on candy right here. When LeSean McCoy punctured the Giant
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  • New York Giants GameDay Links

    New York Giants GameDay Links

    The Giants have a 1:00 kickoff at home today. How novel. Just like the old days — go to church in the morning then walk over to Runyon’s on 2nd Ave and jump on the party bus over to Jersey. I’d like to tell you the rest, but decorum prohibits….her
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  • Back on normal schedule, Big Blue looks for Sunday best

    Back on normal schedule, Big Blue looks for Sunday best

    nydailynews.com Oct 7, 2012
    There is something about the Sunday afternoon game that has always felt right for Eli Manning. He can wake up and head right to MetLife Stadium, then jump into a game. It reminds him of his days as a kid in New Orleans, he says, when the Saints would al…
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  • Victor Cruz catches Obama fever

    Victor Cruz catches Obama fever

    nydailynews.com Oct 7, 2012
    There’s no salsa dancing, but Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is making a big-time play for Latino voters in a new Web ad from President Obama’s reelection campaign, the Daily News has learned.
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  • Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Tuck and NY Giants look to improve on…

    Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Tuck and NY Giants look to improve on sack total when they host winless Cleveland Browns

    nydailynews.com Oct 7, 2012
    Rushing the passer and stuffing the run have always been points of pride for the Giants defense. Now it has become a sore point, as the Big Blue defensive front has had trouble getting much heat on quarterbacks or containing running backs in the first f…
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  • Second Half Giants-Eagles

    Second Half Giants-Eagles

    giantsgab.com Oct 7, 2012
    Sorry it took so long, from now on I will do the first half on Wednesday and the second on Thursday. 1-Giants kickoff-return, Eagles start at their 20. 2-McCoy right for no gain 3-Short pass with some YAC, it looks like Williams lost coverage and Blackb…
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  • Video - Giants Keep Browns Winless 00:32

    Giants Keep Browns Winless

    Oct 7
    Ahmad Bradshaw rushed for 200 yards and a touchdown as the Giants defeated the Browns 41-27,
  • Video - WK 5: Eli Manning and Victor Cruz highlights 01:07

    WK 5: Eli Manning and Victor Cruz highlights

    Oct 7
    New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and wide receiver Victor Cruz combine for 50 yards and three touchdowns Sunday in a 41-27 victory over the Cleveland Browns.
  • Video - Giants postgame press conference 02:36

    Giants postgame press conference

    Oct 7
    Giants react following game with Browns
  • Video - Wilson 40-yard TD 00:32

    Wilson 40-yard TD

    Oct 7
    New York Giants running back David Wilson takes it to the house for a 40-yard touchdown run.

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