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Penalties and poor defense also part of NY Giants bad start

Penalties and poor defense also part of NY Giants bad start

nydailynews.com Updated Oct 6, 2013
Eli Manning could be blamed for his three interceptions. His receivers had their share of drops and ran the wrong routes. The running game was non-existent. But championship teams, playoff teams, Giants teams in the past would always have one thing goin…
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  • Vacchiano: Giants brass must own up to Big Blue mess

    Vacchiano: Giants brass must own up to Big Blue mess

    nydailynews.com Oct 6, 2013
    That Super Bowl countdown clock was still up in the Giants’ locker room last week, even though it’s become more of a punch line than a beacon of hope. It’s a sad reminder of a time when the Giants’ goals were still lofty and a championship run wasn’t so…
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  • Knicks Insider: Woodson likes size over speed

    Knicks Insider: Woodson likes size over speed

    nydailynews.com Oct 6, 2013
    Mike Woodson has yet to officially name his starting lineup, but the Knicks’ coach allowed Sunday that “it’s looking good” in practice with Andrea Bargnani alongside Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler up front.
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  • Day’s Best in the N.F.L.

    Day’s Best in the N.F.L.

    nytimes.com Oct 6, 2013
    The top performers and key injuries in Week 5 of the N.F.L. season.
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  • Lawrence: Melo likes Knicks’ mix

    Lawrence: Melo likes Knicks’ mix

    nydailynews.com Oct 6, 2013
    If you happened to catch Saturday’s pre-season action from Indianapolis, the Pacers feature a deeper team than the one that ended the Knicks’ season last spring. The Bulls have Derrick Rose back, the 2011 MVP is good as new and he amounts to the biggest…
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  • Jets 'D' has to get off Matt vs. Ryan's Falcons

    Jets 'D' has to get off Matt vs. Ryan's Falcons

    nydailynews.com Oct 6, 2013
    Walking into Tennessee last Sunday, the Jet defense was considered reborn, a vaunted group that could carry a wobbly offense to success. But four quarters and 38 points later, talk of another dominant Rex Ryan defense has quieted down.
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  • Mehta: Geno the right man, and mind, to be Gang’s No. 1 QB

    Mehta: Geno the right man, and mind, to be Gang’s No. 1 QB

    nydailynews.com Oct 6, 2013
    The verdict is still out on Geno Smith’s prospects of becoming a franchise quarterback, but his character and mental makeup should no longer be questioned. He can handle the pressure.
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  • Inside the Playbook: Jets (2-2) at Falcons (1-3)

    Inside the Playbook: Jets (2-2) at Falcons (1-3)

    nydailynews.com Oct 6, 2013
    Antonio Cromarite will be matched up with the NFL’s leading receiver, Julio Jones, but the Falcons have huge matchup advantages everywhere else. Rex Ryan has no choice but to start Darrin Walls after a tough game in Tennessee. The Jets might catch a bre…
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  • Torre keeping eye on Girardi, Mattingly talk

    Torre keeping eye on Girardi, Mattingly talk

    ESPN.com Oct 6, 2013
    Officially speaking, Joe Torre is staying out of it. Unofficially, the former New York Yankees and Los Angeles Dodgers manager is keeping a close eye on the two men who succeeded him in both jobs.
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  • Myers: Terrible Eli ticks off Tom

    Myers: Terrible Eli ticks off Tom

    Now even Tom Coughlin is so fed up with Eli Manning’s interceptions that he not-so-subtly blamed him for the dreadful loss to the Eagles, which effectively ends the Giants’ season.
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  • Coughlin defends two costly moves

    Coughlin defends two costly moves

    nydailynews.com Oct 6, 2013
    The Giants’ coach, known for his well-reasoned and rarely risky decisions, made two costly ones during the Giants’ 36-21 loss to the Eagles on Sunday.
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  • Giants injury report: Wilson tweets he's OK

    Giants injury report: Wilson tweets he's OK

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- It remains to be seen, since the New York Giants have only three days to prepare for their next game, whether running back David Wilson will be ready to play Thursday night in Chicago. Wilson left Sunday's loss to the Eagles at …
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  • Reality bites: Giants are epically awful

    Reality bites: Giants are epically awful

    ESPN.com Oct 6, 2013
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Reality checks do not come easy in the NFL. It takes an incredible amount of effort and focus and intensity to prepare oneself to play one of these games. So when it ends, and you look up at the scoreboard and you have been crus…
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  • Jets Players and Coaches Have Quirks to Attend To

    Jets Players and Coaches Have Quirks to Attend To

    nytimes.com Oct 6, 2013
    Whether it’s the night before, or right before, a game, Jets players and coaches have quirks to attend to.
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  • Wideouts a bright spot in loss to Eagles

    Wideouts a bright spot in loss to Eagles

    ESPN.com Oct 6, 2013
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- It's tough to talk about positives when a team is 0-5. But the New York Giants' wide receiver corps had a pretty good day in the team's 36-21 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Hakeem Nicks had a season-high nine receptions for 14…
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  • Hill, Beason make Big Blue season debuts

    Hill, Beason make Big Blue season debuts

    ESPN.com Oct 6, 2013
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- A ravaged Giants' secondary received a jolt on Sunday as safety Will Hill played well in his season debut in the 36-21 home loss to the Eagles. Hill missed the first four games for violating the league's substance abuse policy, …
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  • Locker Room Buzz: Philadelphia Eagles

    Locker Room Buzz: Philadelphia Eagles

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Oct 6, 2013
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Observed in the locker room after the Philadelphia Eagles' 36-21 victory over the winless New York Giants: Stumbled, humbled. Linebacker Mychal Kendricks intercepted the first pass of his NFL career. He probably should have scor…
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  • Eagles pull away, send hapless Giants to 0-5 start

    Eagles pull away, send hapless Giants to 0-5 start

    Showing some collective resolve and getting some big plays from their beleaguered defense, the Eagles notched a 36-21 victory against the error-prone Giants at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. The loss drops the Giants to 0-5. The Eagles, meanwhile, grinded t…
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  • Eli's Derpiest Interception Yet: Your Week 5 Early Games Roundu…

    Eli's Derpiest Interception Yet: Your Week 5 Early Games Roundup

    deadspin.com Oct 6, 2013
    Eagles 36, Giants 21: Take a good look at everything awful in that Eli Manning GIF. The face. The bad pocket. The pass bouncing off a teammate's head. This is the perfect representation of an 0-5 team. For the record, that pass ended up being an interce…
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  • Giants now woe-and-5 after dreadful home loss to Eagles

    Giants now woe-and-5 after dreadful home loss to Eagles

    nydailynews.com Oct 6, 2013
    They wanted to make history, but not this kind of history. A season that began with the Giants talking of making the Super Bowl in their own backyard essentially ended in that backyard on Sunday afternoon.
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  • Eagles quarterback Michael Vick sustains hamstring injury again…

    Eagles quarterback Michael Vick sustains hamstring injury against Giants

    Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has struggled to stay on-the-field throughout his NFL career, and he may have experienced another setback. Vick sustained a hamstring injury in the first half during a run against the New York Giants on Sunda…
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  • SEE IT: David Wilson celebrates TD with backflip

    SEE IT: David Wilson celebrates TD with backflip

    nydailynews.com Oct 6, 2013
    He scored his first touchdown of the season on a five-yard run in the first quarter and ended the first 15 minutes with six carries for 16 yards.
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  • No fines for hits that injured Hoyer, Manuel

    No fines for hits that injured Hoyer, Manuel

    ESPN.com Oct 6, 2013
    Three quarterbacks were lost to injury this past week, but the message from the NFL proved that while passers are a protected species in the NFL they also have to protect themselves on the run. Proof: Jake Locker's hip injury in the pocket resulted in f…
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  • Audible: Week 5 Sunday Games Open Thread

    Audible: Week 5 Sunday Games Open Thread

    thejetsblog.com Oct 6, 2013
    Here’s a spot for you to log your reactions to the Week 5 games since the Jets are playing on Monday Night Football. Some thoughts we have as a quick look at the early setup today: NO @ CHI — Cutler and Brees have both already surpassed 1000 yards (Bree…
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  • BGA: Scouting Zach Sudfeld

    BGA: Scouting Zach Sudfeld

    thejetsblog.com Oct 6, 2013
    Bent, TheJetsBlog.comEarlier this week, the Jets claimed former Patriots tight end Zach Sudfeld on waivers. Jets fans might not know too much about the rookie Sudfeld, so I’ve been looking at footage from preseason and the regular season so far to get a…
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  • Eating The Enemy – Philly Edition

    Eating The Enemy – Philly Edition

    giantsgab.com Oct 6, 2013
    I haven’t done a Sunday tailgate post yet this season — and the Giants are 0-4. That’s on me guys. Sorry. Here’s what I’ve got going today gang, South Philly’s famous Pork Loin and Broccoli Rabe with Provolone sandwich. I’m hot smoking it on the Weber t…
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  • Jets Tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson taking on more active leaders…

    Jets Tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson taking on more active leadership role

    thejetsblog.com Oct 6, 2013
    One of the big concerns that was voiced this summer was about the leadership of this team. With Mark Sanchez getting marginalized, who would take a more vocal approach to leading this team? According to Seth Walder of the Daily News, Brick has taken on …
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  • Live blog: Eagles at Giants

    Live blog: Eagles at Giants

    ESPN.com Oct 6, 2013
    Join our ESPN.com NFL experts as they break down the Philadelphia Eagles' visit to the New York Giants. Contribute your thoughts and questions beginning at 1 p.m. ET. And, be sure to visit our NFL Nation Blitz page for commentary from every game, as wel…
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  • Jets WR Stephen Hill a probable to play Monday night?

    Jets WR Stephen Hill a probable to play Monday night?

    thejetsblog.com Oct 6, 2013
    After his hit last week, the thought of Stephen Hill being ready for this weekend’s game seemed highly unlikely. But with eight days between the two games, it sounds as if Hill could be ready to play for the Jets tomorrow night, per Brian Costello of th…
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  • Rookie guard Brian Winters readying for his first start

    Rookie guard Brian Winters readying for his first start

    thejetsblog.com Oct 6, 2013
    Brian Winters is preparing for his first start as a linemen with the Jets on Monday Night Football against the Atlanta Falcons and it seems like the Jets took a half-hearted approach the matter in practice this week, according to Kristian Dyer in Metro.…
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  • Video - Gonzalez, Falcons Preparing For Jets 00:42

    Gonzalez, Falcons Preparing For Jets

    Oct 6
    Tony Gonzalez breaks down the keys for the Falcons against the Jets on Monday Night Football.
  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Giants-Eagles Recap 03:29

    Sunday Blitz: Giants-Eagles Recap

    Oct 6
    Prim Siripipat and Tom Waddle break down the Eagles week 5 win over the Giants.
  • Video - Rough Game For Eli Manning 01:39

    Rough Game For Eli Manning

    Oct 6
    Dan Graziano recaps the Giants' 36-21 loss to the Eagles.
  • Video - Foles Guides Eagles Past Giants 00:24

    Foles Guides Eagles Past Giants

    Oct 6
    Michael Vick left the game in the second quarter with a hamstring injury, but Nick Foles threw two touchdowns in relief to lead the Eagles past the Giants 36-21.

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