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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…Upvote Share Tweet
Vacchiano: Giants brass must own up to Big Blue messThat 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…Upvote Share TweetMike 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.Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Oct 6, 2013The top performers and key injuries in Week 5 of the N.F.L. season.Upvote Share TweetIf 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Jets 'D' has to get off Matt vs. Ryan's FalconsWalking 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Mehta: Geno the right man, and mind, to be Gang’s No. 1 QBThe 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.Upvote Share TweetAntonio 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…Upvote Share TweetOfficially 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.Upvote Share TweetNow 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Coughlin defends two costly movesThe 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.Upvote Share TweetEAST 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 …Upvote Share Tweet
Reality bites: Giants are epically awfulEAST 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Jets Players and Coaches Have Quirks to Attend Tonytimes.com Oct 6, 2013Whether it’s the night before, or right before, a game, Jets players and coaches have quirks to attend to.Upvote Share Tweet
Wideouts a bright spot in loss to EaglesEAST 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Hill, Beason make Big Blue season debutsEAST 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, …Upvote Share TweetEAST 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…Upvote Share TweetShowing 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…Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Oct 6, 2013Eagles 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Giants now woe-and-5 after dreadful home loss to EaglesThey 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.Upvote Share TweetPhiladelphia 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…Upvote Share Tweet
SEE IT: David Wilson celebrates TD with backflipHe 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.Upvote Share Tweet
No fines for hits that injured Hoyer, ManuelThree 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Audible: Week 5 Sunday Games Open ThreadHere’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…Upvote Share TweetBent, 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Eating The Enemy – Philly Editiongiantsgab.com Oct 6, 2013I 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…Upvote Share TweetOne 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 …Upvote Share TweetJoin 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…Upvote Share TweetAfter 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Rookie guard Brian Winters readying for his first startBrian 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.…Upvote Share Tweet
Gonzalez, Falcons Preparing For JetsOct 6Tony Gonzalez breaks down the keys for the Falcons against the Jets on Monday Night Football.
Sunday Blitz: Giants-Eagles RecapOct 6Prim Siripipat and Tom Waddle break down the Eagles week 5 win over the Giants.
Rough Game For Eli ManningOct 6Dan Graziano recaps the Giants' 36-21 loss to the Eagles.
Foles Guides Eagles Past GiantsOct 6Michael 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.
Don Banks: Broncos, Cowboys duel in instant classic; more Week 5 SnapsOct 6Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a Week 5 that got better and better as the day unfolded. ...
Clayton's Last Call: Unbeatens grab spotlightOct 6Drew Brees and Peyton Manning continue to impress, writes John Clayton. Plus, more fourth-quarter flair from Indianapolis.