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With important playoff seeding games on horizon, NY Giants can …

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 months
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  • Myers: Big Blue finds swagger to make run at repeat

    Myers: Big Blue finds swagger to make run at repeat

    nydailynews.com 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 months
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  • NY Knicks, winners of six of their last seven games, are team t…

    NY Knicks, winners of six of their last seven games, are team to beat in rematch with slumping Brooklyn Nets at Barclays Center

    nydailynews.com ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    Last 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…
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  • Dodgers are alone atop financial mountain

    Dodgers are alone atop financial mountain

    MLB.com Dec 10, 2012
    The 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.
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  • For Giants defense, 'tis the season to be Super

    For Giants defense, 'tis the season to be Super

    nydailynews.com Dec 10, 2012
    Nobody 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 anyon
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  • Jets are always on ESPN's radar

    Jets are always on ESPN's radar

    AS 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.
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  • Rex should stay muzzled

    Rex should stay muzzled

    nydailynews.com Dec 10, 2012
    THERE WAS A time, not so very long ago, that Rex Ryan would not have been able to restrain himself from mentioning the “P” word.
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  • Suzuki and Yankees Expect to Get a Deal Done

    Suzuki and Yankees Expect to Get a Deal Done

    nytimes.com Dec 10, 2012
    Negotiations between the 39-year-old outfielder and the team on a one-year contract have picked up.
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  • Return flight? WR Edwards may land with Jets: source

    Return flight? WR Edwards may land with Jets: source

    The 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 a
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  • After name drop by Rex, retired Woodall 'ready'

    After name drop by Rex, retired Woodall 'ready'

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    New York Jets coach Rex Ryan jokingly names retired Al Woodall team's starting quarterback.
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  • Game Balls: Two In A Row

    Game Balls: Two In A Row

    thejetsblog.com Dec 10, 2012
    The 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 the
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  • Mara says he hasn’t made up his mind on kickoffs

    Mara says he hasn’t made up his mind on kickoffs

    profootballtalk.com Dec 10, 2012
    Earlier 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 kic
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  • Analysis of an Interception: Drew Brees and the Giants

    Analysis of an Interception: Drew Brees and the Giants

    nytimes.com Dec 10, 2012
    It 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.
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  • Source: Yanks, Ichiro closing in on 1-year deal

    Source: Yanks, Ichiro closing in on 1-year deal

    ESPN.com MLB.com Dec 10, 2012
    Ichiro 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.
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  • Dickey Has at Least One More Assignment With Mets

    Dickey Has at Least One More Assignment With Mets

    nytimes.com MLB.com Dec 10, 2012
    R. A. Dickey is expected to be part of the team's holiday party on Tuesday, but beyond that his future in Flushing remains uncertain.
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  • Jets receiver Hill suffered a sprained right LCL

    Jets receiver Hill suffered a sprained right LCL

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    An MRI revealed that New York Jets wide receiver Stephen Hill has a sprained right LCL.
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  • Redskins' Shanahan says RGIII has mild sprain

    Redskins' Shanahan says RGIII has mild sprain

    CNNSI.com Dec 10, 2012
    ASHBURN, 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.
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  • 49ers suspend Brandon Jacobs, who wants to play for the Giants

    49ers suspend Brandon Jacobs, who wants to play for the Giants

    Just 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…
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  • Section 15: A Five-Hour Pilgrimage

    Section 15: A Five-Hour Pilgrimage

    nytimes.com Dec 10, 2012
    The 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.
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  • The 10 Current NBA Players With The Most Swag

    The 10 Current NBA Players With The Most Swag

    dimemag.com Dec 10, 2012
    Swag 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 i
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  • Giants Insider: It may be Wilson's time to shine

    Giants Insider: It may be Wilson's time to shine

    David 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.
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  • AFC East Playoff Machine

    AFC East Playoff Machine

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    Can 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…
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  • Jaguars coach Mularkey released from hospital

    Jaguars coach Mularkey released from hospital

    CNNSI.com Dec 10, 2012
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) Jacksonville Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey has been hospitalized after feeling ill.
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  • Gailey: Bills' Jackson will miss remainder of year

    Gailey: Bills' Jackson will miss remainder of year

    CNNSI.com Dec 10, 2012
    ORCHARD 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.
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  • ESPN Finally Disavows Its Tebow Coverage: "We Didn't Handl…

    ESPN Finally Disavows Its Tebow Coverage: "We Didn't Handle That Very Well"

    deadspin.com Dec 10, 2012
    The 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 dis
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  • Hey.. Mr. Wilson! (Dennis The Menace voice)

    Hey.. Mr. Wilson! (Dennis The Menace voice)

    giantsgab.com Dec 10, 2012
                  East 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 this
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  • Giants-Ravens Game Flexed to 4:25pm

    Giants-Ravens Game Flexed to 4:25pm

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 10, 2012
    The 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 Ni
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  • Jets Get Flexed from SNF Game

    Jets Get Flexed from SNF Game

    thejetsblog.com Dec 10, 2012
    The 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 La
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  • Youkilis' uncle says he loves NY; weighing offer

    Youkilis' uncle says he loves NY; weighing offer

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    Kevin 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.
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  • Free Dime Giveaway: Knicks & Nets Skullcandy Headphones

    Free Dime Giveaway: Knicks & Nets Skullcandy Headphones

    dimemag.com Dec 10, 2012
    The 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. We
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  • Will Giants Hold On to Win the NFC East?

    Will Giants Hold On to Win the NFC East?

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 10, 2012
    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…
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  • Giants' Week 16 game moves to 4:25 p.m.

    Giants' Week 16 game moves to 4:25 p.m.

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    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…
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  • Jason Kidd gets clocked in head, wears hockey helmet out for 2n…

    Jason Kidd gets clocked in head, wears hockey helmet out for 2nd half of Knicks/Nuggets

    Necessity 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…
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  • Nets' Lopez practices, could return vs. Knicks

    Nets' Lopez practices, could return vs. Knicks

    ESPN.com nydailynews.com Dec 10, 2012
    Brooklyn 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.
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  • Keep Him on the Leash

    Keep Him on the Leash

    thejetsblog.com Dec 10, 2012
    Kristian 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…
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  • JaVale McGee Had A Bad Minute During Last Night's Nuggets-Knick…

    JaVale McGee Had A Bad Minute During Last Night's Nuggets-Knicks Game

    deadspin.com Dec 10, 2012
    On 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 …
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  • Is There an Obvious Choice Among Free Agent Receivers?

    Is There an Obvious Choice Among Free Agent Receivers?

    thejetsblog.com Dec 10, 2012
    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 Hill
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  • 'Mad Dog Personality'

    'Mad Dog Personality'

    CNNSI.com Dec 10, 2012
    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.
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  • Brandon Moore Provides a Wake-Up Call

    Brandon Moore Provides a Wake-Up Call

    thejetsblog.com Dec 10, 2012
    With 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 writes
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  • Giants D forces 4 turnovers, yet questions remain

    Giants D forces 4 turnovers, yet questions remain

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 10, 2012
    The 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 o
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  • Kickoffs Help Giants, but Future of Kickoffs Is Uncertain

    Kickoffs Help Giants, but Future of Kickoffs Is Uncertain

    nytimes.com Dec 10, 2012
    In the off-season, the N.F.L. will consider eliminating kickoffs, one of the more exciting but dangerous plays in the game.
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  • Buzz: Bryan Thomas Out For The Season?

    Buzz: Bryan Thomas Out For The Season?

    thejetsblog.com Dec 10, 2012
    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 it
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  • Breakfast links: Undefeated!

    Breakfast links: Undefeated!

    ESPN.com Dec 10, 2012
    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…
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  • Carmelo’s Triumphant Return Beats His Old Squad; Tracy McGrady’…

    Carmelo’s Triumphant Return Beats His Old Squad; Tracy McGrady’s Elbow Floors An Opponent

    dimemag.com Dec 10, 2012
    The 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) into
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  • Rainout Theater: Giants Wash Away Bad Habits vs Saints

    Rainout Theater: Giants Wash Away Bad Habits vs Saints

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 10, 2012
    Some postgame analysis of the Giants’ win over New Orleans From FOX Sports: Some highlights…
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  • Giants Run Away From Saints to Keep NFC East Lead

    Giants Run Away From Saints to Keep NFC East Lead

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 10, 2012
    from 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-…
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  • Monday Morning Report: Giants Pitch Complete Game

    Monday Morning Report: Giants Pitch Complete Game

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 10, 2012
    Not 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 Cru
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  • New York Giants News and Headlines for Dec 10

    New York Giants News and Headlines for Dec 10

    giantsfootballblog.com Dec 10, 2012
    The 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…  
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  • Myers: Wilson shows G-Men life in fast lane

    Myers: Wilson shows G-Men life in fast lane

    nydailynews.com Dec 10, 2012
    The 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.
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  • Giants Insider: Cruz passes 1,000-yard mark again

    Giants Insider: Cruz passes 1,000-yard mark again

    nydailynews.com Dec 10, 2012
    Victor Cruz has caught plenty of passes the past two seasons, but his final catch of Sunday’s game, was especially sweet.
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  • Isola: Karl tweaks while Melo peaks with Knicks

    Isola: Karl tweaks while Melo peaks with Knicks

    nydailynews.com Dec 10, 2012
    George 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 Garde
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  • Jets Insider: Tebow gets cheers, but no playing time

    Jets Insider: Tebow gets cheers, but no playing time

    nydailynews.com Dec 10, 2012
    Tim 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.
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  • Video - Mint Condition: Babe Ruth Signature Proof 04:02

    Mint Condition: Babe Ruth Signature Proof

    Dec 10
    Memory 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.
  • Video - Jets A Playoff Team? 05:34

    Jets A Playoff Team?

    Dec 10
    Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless give their thoughts on the Jets keeping their playoff hopes alive.
  • Video - Chances Giants Win NFC East 03:12

    Chances Giants Win NFC East

    Dec 10
    Ron Jaworski, Merril Hoge and Herm Edwards discuss how confident they are that the Giants will win the NFC East.
  • Video - Big Week For The Knicks 01:22

    Big Week For The Knicks

    Dec 10
    NBA Tonight looks ahead to the Knicks matchups with the Nets and Lakers this week.

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