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With important playoff seeding games on horizon, NY Giants can prove they have what it takes to repeat as Super Bowl champions
nydailynews.com Updated Dec 10, 2012
Line ’em up and the Giants are ready to knock ’em down - again. There’s not a team above the Giants in the NFC or right below them in the NFC East that they haven’t defeated in the last 12 monthsUpvote Share Tweet
Myers: Big Blue finds swagger to make run at repeatLine ’em up and the Giants are ready to knock ’em down - again. There’s not a team above the Giants in the NFC or right below them in the NFC East that they haven’t defeated in the last 12 monthsUpvote Share Tweet
NY Knicks, winners of six of their last seven games, are team to beat in rematch with slumping Brooklyn Nets at Barclays CenterLast time, just two weeks ago, the Knicks and Nets played as equals: Two local rivals on the rise, separated by a single game in the standings, both looking like contenders capable of carrying Miami to six games in a playoff series. The Nets were younge…Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Dec 10, 2012The Dodgers have not only transcended the Yankees in the sheer size of their player payroll, they may have altered their competitive landscape in a way that no other club has in recent baseball history.Upvote Share Tweet
For Giants defense, 'tis the season to be SuperNobody took the Giants seriously as Super Bowl contenders last season until their defense made its statement in the first round of the playoffs. The Giants’ beatdown of the Atlanta Falcons in a 24-2 victory showed that they had the muscle to level anyonUpvote Share TweetAS FAR AS the indignities heaped on the Jets after their 17-10 win over Jacksonville on Sunday, the one authored by Mike Greenberg was No. 1 on the hit parade.Upvote Share TweetTHERE WAS A time, not so very long ago, that Rex Ryan would not have been able to restrain himself from mentioning the “P” word.Upvote Share Tweet
Suzuki and Yankees Expect to Get a Deal DoneNegotiations between the 39-year-old outfielder and the team on a one-year contract have picked up.Upvote Share TweetThe ex-Jet receiver that took a shot at Gang Green’s brass on Twitter recently may soon find himself in a green and white uniform. Braylon Edwards was removed from the Seahawks’ injury list Monday and will hit wit waivers at 4 p.m. Tuesday. The Jets aUpvote Share Tweet
After name drop by Rex, retired Woodall 'ready'New York Jets coach Rex Ryan jokingly names retired Al Woodall team's starting quarterback.Upvote Share Tweet
Game Balls: Two In A RowThe Jets went into Jacksonville yesterday and made a bad team look like — well — a bad team and won consecutive games for the first time this season. Embattled quarterback, Mark Sanchez, was asked by the coaching staff simply not to screw it up as theUpvote Share Tweet
Mara says he hasn’t made up his mind on kickoffsprofootballtalk.com Dec 10, 2012Earlier this year, Giants co-owner John Mara said that the NFL is evolving toward the elimination of the kickoff. Earlier today, he said he currently doesn’t support that outcome. “I certainly have not made up my mind on whether to eliminate the kicUpvote Share TweetIt isn't often that you fool a quarterback like the Saints' Drew Brees, but it appears the Giants did just that on a key play to open the second half.Upvote Share TweetIchiro Suzuki and the New York Yankees are expected to finalize a one-year contract this week, according to a baseball official with knowledge of the talks.Upvote Share TweetR. A. Dickey is expected to be part of the team's holiday party on Tuesday, but beyond that his future in Flushing remains uncertain.Upvote Share TweetAn MRI revealed that New York Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill has a sprained right LCL.Upvote Share TweetASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said Monday that Robert Griffin III has a mild sprain of a ligament in the right knee and hasn't been ruled out for the upcoming game against the Cleveland Browns.Upvote Share TweetJust days after Brandon Jacobs complained about "rotting away" with the San Francisco 49ers, the team has suspended the veteran running back for the remainder of the regular season. Signed to a one-year, $1.6 million contract in early April, J…Upvote Share Tweet
Section 15: A Five-Hour PilgrimageThe Off the Dribble team was interested in learning about Nets fans now that the team is in Brooklyn. Amy Creedon took Jamie Lohr on a five-hour journey to Section 15 so he could see his favorite team.Upvote Share Tweet
The 10 Current NBA Players With The Most SwagSwag can be defined in an almost infinite number of ways. It is an abstract term taken by some to mean confidence, skill or style. Most abstract concepts need to be applied in a consistent manner in order to have any relevance, but swag can’t be boxed iUpvote Share TweetDavid Wilson's emergence couldn't have come at a better time for the Giants, because they might need him to carry a bigger than expected load down the stretch.Upvote Share TweetCan those zany New York Jets (6-7) get the final wild card for the AFC playoffs? What must happen for the New England Patriots (9-3) to get the No. 1 or No. 2 seed and a first-round bye? Do the Buffalo Bills (5-8) and Miami Dolphins (5-8) still have a m…Upvote Share TweetJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey has been hospitalized after feeling ill.Upvote Share TweetORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) A person familiar with Fred Jackson's injury says the Buffalo Bills running back has a sprained ligament in his right knee that could force him to miss the final three games of the season.Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Dec 10, 2012The New York Jets have three games left to play and despite an unexpected itchy eruption of theoretically possible playoff chances-one game behind whahuh?-they're not a draw going down the stretch. The Chargers-Jets Sunday game on Dec. 23 gets the disUpvote Share Tweet
Hey.. Mr. Wilson! (Dennis The Menace voice)giantsgab.com Dec 10, 2012East Rutherford, NJ - Oh Mr. Wilson, where art thou have been? No, I am not talking about Mr. Wilson from Dennis the Menace, I am talking about the guy they call “Turbo”, David Wilson from the NY Giants. We haven’t seen thisUpvote Share Tweet
Giants-Ravens Game Flexed to 4:25pmThe Week 16 Giants-Ravens game scheduled for Sunday, Dec 23 at 1:00pm has been flexed by the league to 4:25pm. From the NFL…. The Week 16 San Francisco 49ers-Seattle Seahawks game on Sunday, December 23 will be played at 8:20 PM ET on NBC’s Sunday NiUpvote Share TweetThe Jets will not be playing during the Sunday Night Football game after their matchup on Monday night this coming week. Per Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports. In week 16, Seattle/San Fran flexed to Sunday night, while Chargers/Jets moves to 1 pm - Jason LaUpvote Share TweetKevin Youkilis considers the New York Yankees' one-year, $12 million contract offer "very legitimate," his agent told ESPNNewYork.com, and the player's uncle is rooting for him to take it.Upvote Share Tweet
Free Dime Giveaway: Knicks & Nets Skullcandy HeadphonesThe NYC basketball community is divided like never before, and everyone is taking a side — Knicks or Nets. With the two teams meeting again this Tuesday, here’s a chance for two lucky Dime readers to declare their loyalty through their headphones. WeUpvote Share Tweet
Will Giants Hold On to Win the NFC East?For most of yesterday afternoon, it looked like the NFC East was in for a losing day. Dallas trailed the Bengals in Cincinnati for the majority of their game. Washington was eight points down to the Ravens with less than a minute to go without RGIII. Th…Upvote Share Tweet
Giants' Week 16 game moves to 4:25 p.m.The New York Giants' Dec. 23 game against the Ravens in Baltimore, originally scheduled for 1 p.m. ET, has been changed to a 4:25 p.m. ET game as part of the NFL's "flex" scheduling program. All other NFC East games that week will remain at th…Upvote Share TweetNecessity has been the mother of a pair of pretty ridiculous inventions for New York Knicks guard Jason Kidd this season. First, a whack to the head from Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson during a Nov. 18 Knicks win opened up a cut that needed to be…Upvote Share TweetBrooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez participated in the team's 5-on-5 practice Monday and will be a game-time decision for Tuesday's game against the New York Knicks.Upvote Share Tweet
Keep Him on the LeashKristian Dyer writes for CBS New York that what the Jets did yesterday was exactly what they will need to continue to do for the next three weeks if they want to keep winning. For what Sanchez did on Sunday afternoon is exactly what he should do every g…Upvote Share Tweet
JaVale McGee Had A Bad Minute During Last Night's Nuggets-Knicks Gamedeadspin.com Dec 10, 2012On Friday JaVale McGee performed a terrible, wonderful, perfectly awful feat and helped lead the Nuggets to a big win. He was less effective last night against the Knicks, picking up as many fouls as he had rebounds and only scoring four points. That's …Upvote Share Tweet
Is There an Obvious Choice Among Free Agent Receivers?While we might not yet know the diagnosis for Stephen Hill’s injury yesterday, with three games remaining in the season the Jets are going to have to consider options (again) at the receiver spot. After picking up players like Clyde Gates, Jason HillUpvote Share Tweet
'Mad Dog Personality'The experienced Knicks beat the Nuggets 112-106 by holding onto the basketball and stifling their opponent at the other end of the court, explains Paul Forrester.Upvote Share Tweet
Brandon Moore Provides a Wake-Up CallWith 94 yards in total offense at halftime, 50 of which came by running the football, the Jets offense looked — albeit with less terrible turnovers — much the same as it had a week ago with Mark Sanchez as the starting quarterback. Connor Orr writesUpvote Share Tweet
Giants D forces 4 turnovers, yet questions remainThe Giants , and rightfully so. But let’s not look past the success the team enjoyed on the defensive side of the balls. Drew Brees,who entered Sunday’s action as undefeated against the G-Men with an 11-0 touchdown-to-interception ratio, was held to oUpvote Share Tweet
Kickoffs Help Giants, but Future of Kickoffs Is UncertainIn the off-season, the N.F.L. will consider eliminating kickoffs, one of the more exciting but dangerous plays in the game.Upvote Share Tweet
Buzz: Bryan Thomas Out For The Season?More bad news from Manish Mehta’s twitter feed: OLB Bryan Thomas, longest tenured Jets player, suffered what appears to be a serious pectoral injury, per source. Further tests coming #nyj A torn pectoral would usually end a player’s season even if itUpvote Share Tweet
Breakfast links: Undefeated!On Sunday, Oct. 26, 2008, the Cowboys beat the Buccaneers, the Redskins beat the Lions, the Eagles beat the Falcons and the Giants beat the Steelers. All four teams in the NFC East played and won on the same day. A 4-0 day for the division whose fans li…Upvote Share TweetThe return of Carmelo Anthony to the Knicks’ lineup kicked into overdrive in the fourth quarter. That’s when he and Jason Kidd turned a game between a sluggish New York team and a Denver team that had a hard time missing (56 percent in the game) intoUpvote Share Tweet
Rainout Theater: Giants Wash Away Bad Habits vs SaintsSome postgame analysis of the Giants’ win over New Orleans From FOX Sports: Some highlights…Upvote Share Tweetfrom Jon Wagner / SNYGiants columnist The New York Giants (8-5) were feeling the pressure prior to their kickoff against the New Orleans Saints (5-8) at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. Minutes earlier, they had seen their NFC East lead shrink to just a half-…Upvote Share Tweet
Monday Morning Report: Giants Pitch Complete GameNot much to dislike about yesterday’s game except that it was wet and cold. The Giants were ballin’ in all phases. On offense, Eli Manning threw touchdowns to four different receivers. Rookie David Wilson ran for 100 yards and scored twice. Victor CruUpvote Share Tweet
New York Giants News and Headlines for Dec 10The Giants will take some time off after mauling the Saints yesterday at MetLife in the pouring rain. A huge win, but in December they’re all huge. Here’s some reading material for you…Upvote Share TweetThe television cameras caught a tear from David Wilson’s left eye rolling down his face after he lost a fumble halfway through the first quarter of the first game of his NFL career in the Giants’ season-opening loss to the Cowboys.Upvote Share Tweet
Giants Insider: Cruz passes 1,000-yard mark againVictor Cruz has caught plenty of passes the past two seasons, but his final catch of Sunday’s game, was especially sweet.Upvote Share Tweet
Isola: Karl tweaks while Melo peaks with KnicksGeorge Karl found a way to tweak Carmelo Anthony with kindness. In six months, Melo’s old coach and toughest critic went from saying he thinks Anthony can win a title to saying Anthony will raise a championship banner, presumably at Madison Square GardeUpvote Share TweetTim Tebow sprinted onto the field following halftime to a standing ovation from his hometown crowd. Many fans wore No. 15 jerseys from his Florida days. Those were the lone cheers for Tebow because he did not get into Sunday’s game.Upvote Share Tweet
Mint Condition: Babe Ruth Signature ProofDec 10Memory Lane president JP Cohen joins Michele Steele to discuss a Babe Ruth autographed baseball for sale that is accompanied by video of Ruth signing it.
Jets A Playoff Team?Dec 10Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless give their thoughts on the Jets keeping their playoff hopes alive.
Chances Giants Win NFC EastDec 10Ron Jaworski, Merril Hoge and Herm Edwards discuss how confident they are that the Giants will win the NFC East.
Big Week For The KnicksDec 10NBA Tonight looks ahead to the Knicks matchups with the Nets and Lakers this week.