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Week Eight Review

It wasn’t the prettiest performance, but hey, a win’s a win.

The Giants failed to score a touchdown for the second time this season, but it didn’t matter as Josh Brown went 5-for-5 on field goals to give Big Blue a 15-7 win, their second of the season.

Now sitting at 2-6, the Giants are only two games (tiebreaker not included) behind the division-leading Cowboys, who sit at 4-4. With the team finally gaining some momentum, a division title doesn’t seem so farfetched as it was just a few weeks ago.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Let’s take a look at what happened against Philadelphia on Sunday. Read More…

Week Eight Preview: @Eagles

The first time the Giants played the Eagles, the game was pretty close—until the fourth quarter. The Eagles won the first half, but lost Michael Vick before halftime. Nick Foles took Vick’s place and led the Eagles on a scoring drive before the half. The Giants crept back into it in the third quarter before Eli Manning threw three interceptions—not all his fault—and the Eagles ran away with the game.

This time around, Foles is hurt, Vick is back, and Giants seem to be slowly figuring out their turnover problem. The Giants will be the first team to face Chip Kelly’s Eagles for the second time. Will that have an effect on the game?

To a degree, I’m sure having seen this team before will help, but that goes both ways. Besides, I’m sure Kelly has a thing or two up his sleeve. It’ll likely be a full season—or more—until Kelly unveils his whole bag of tricks.

The rematch between the Giants and Eagles will be broadcast at 1 p.m. Sunday on FOX. Read More…

Week Seven Review

Before the game was even played, the Monday Night Football matchup between the Minnesota Vikings and the New York Football Giants was being called the worst Monday Night Football matchup… ever. Coming into the game, the two teams had a combined one win.

After the game, several reinforced that idea, including the legendary John Madden.

But, in the end, a win is a win and the Giants have finally earned their first victory of the (still young) 2013 NFL season.

The Giants are now 1-6 this season, but hey, a 10-6 record should be enough to make the playoffs… right?

Cue Jim Mora.

There was a lot to like in this game, along with the obviously ugly parts that garnered such negative reviews of this matchup. Let’s get the ugly out of the way first. Read More…

Giants’ vets shop for costumes for annual Halloween charity

Every year, Giants rookies make a visit to a local children’s hospital around Halloween. Giants veterans Prince Amukamara, Steve Weatherford and Zak DeOssie visited a local Party City to pick out some costumes. Hilarity ensues.

Check it out here.

Giants place Baas on IR

The New York Giants announced today that they have placed starting center David Baas on injured reserve with an MCL injury. Baas will have surgery to repair his MCL in his left knee. It is the same MCL Baas sprained earlier this season. He is the second starting offensive lineman of the Giants to land on injured reserve, along with longtime Giant Chris Snee.

Baas’ roster spot was not immediately filled.

The 2013 season has been a tough one for Baas. He has only played in three of the Giants seven games this season after suffering the the aforementioned MCL injuries and a neck injury. Baas hopes to return to the team next year as his contract runs through the 2015 season.

The Giants have struggled along their offensive line with injuries and depth. It will be interesting to see how the Giants fill Baas’ roster spot. One name that comes to mind is Dallas Reynolds, who was with the team earlier this year.