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  1. How will Giants cover Dez Bryant?

    Tom Carpenter

    The New York Giants secondary has improved as the season has progressed, but they will have their collective hands full this weekend against the Dallas Cowboys and Dez Bryant. Ideally, they would just stick Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie on Bryant fo...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  2. Eli in line for rebound performance?

    Tom Carpenter

    Although Eli Manning has improved this season upon his horrifically bad 2013 campaign, when he completed just 57.5 percent of his passes and posted a TD:INT ratio of 18:27, he's far from being a reliable quarterback. To wit, Manning on Sunday thre...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  3. Did Ahmad Brooks bench himself?

    Tom Carpenter

    After serving a nine-game suspension, Aldon Smith made his 2014 season debut on Sunday. His return ended up limiting the number of snaps we saw from Ahmad Brooks. "Smith played 21 of 22 snaps after entering ... Most came at the expense of last wee...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  4. Workload expectations for RB Jennings

    Tom Carpenter

    On Sunday, New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings will return to action after missing a month due to a sprained MCL. What sort of workload should we expect from Jennings this weekend? "I don't intend for him to carry a full load," coach Tom Coughli...

    Blog | November 14, 2014
  5. Week 10 expectations for Giants backfield

    Tom Carpenter

    The New York Giants got some promising news Thursday when RB Rashad Jennings returned to practice for the first time since spraining his MCL a month ago. "It's getting close," Jennings said. "No setbacks. Felt like myself a little bit. Tomorrow I ...

    Blog | November 07, 2014
  6. No restrictions for Wayne on MNF?

    Tom Carpenter

    From 2002 though 2012, Reggie Wayne didn't miss a single game. Age is catching up to the soon-to-be 36-year-old, though, as a knee injury ended his 2013 campaign after just seven weeks and an elbow injury sidelined him last week. Indianapolis Colt...

    Blog | November 02, 2014
  7. Expectations increasing for TE Allen?

    Tom Carpenter

    On Sunday, Indianapolis Colts TE Dwayne Allen caught a 32-yard touchdown pass and finished the game with three receptions for 52 yards. It's already his fifth touchdown in seven games, three of which came in the red zone. That's a role that Allen sai...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  8. Will Rashad Jennings return in Week 9?

    Tom Carpenter

    Perhaps it isn't coincidence that the New York Giants have lost their past two games with Rashad Jennings sidelined by a sprained knee, because they haven't been able to move the ball on the ground without him. They have a bye this week, and there...

    Blog | October 21, 2014
  9. Where will Rex Ryan coach next?

    Tom Carpenter

    The New York Jets made a huge trade this week, acquiring a legitimate game-changing playmaker in WR Percy Harvin. Unfortunately, it's likely too little too late, as they sit at 1-6 after losing on Thursday night. Not only is the trade likely too late...

    Blog | October 19, 2014
  10. Giants interested in Bills' Mike Williams?

    Tom Carpenter

    It's mid-October, which means that the free-agent market is weak, so if the New York Giants are going to add a wide receiver to help replace the injured Victor Cruz, they may need to do so via trade. Of course, midseason trades are rare and rarely...

    Blog | October 14, 2014
  11. Darren Sproles out a few weeks?

    Tom Carpenter

    Since Week 2, when Darren Sproles exploded for 152 yards on 7 catches, and 26 yards and 1 TD on 4 rushes, he has been relatively quiet, totaling just 146 yards during his next four outings. It appears that we will see even less of him in the comin...

    Blog | October 13, 2014
  12. Jimmy Graham to miss several weeks?

    Tom Carpenter

    While the initial prognosis for Jimmy Graham sounded positive after he suffered a sprained shoulder during Week 5's game, it appears the injury is serious enough to impact his availability after the New Orleans Saints return from their Week 6 bye. ...

    Blog | October 12, 2014
  13. Big plays in store for Giants WRs?

    Tom Carpenter

    Aside from a 61-yard Week 3 reception by Victor Cruz, the New York Giants haven't had much success converting deep pass plays early on this season. Cruz's next-deepest pass was a 36-yarder, while Rueben Randle topped out at 27 yards on his longest co...

    Blog | October 10, 2014
  14. Eagles aiming to get after Eli?

    Tom Carpenter

    After a miserable preseason and a slow start to the regular season, QB Eli Manning has led the New York Giants offense to a big turnaround the past three weeks, all wins. How will this week's opponent, the Philadelphia Eagles, plan to get Manning off...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  15. Latest buzz on NFL to L.A.

    Tom Carpenter

    During this week's owners meetings, the NFL reportedly didn't go into details about which franchises could be in play for a move to Los Angeles, but that doesn't mean that things aren't progressing in the direction of having an NFL team or two back i...

    Blog | October 09, 2014
  16. RB Jennings to miss a week or two?

    Tom Carpenter

    Since New York Giants RB Rashad Jennings had gotten off to a solid start this season and was facing a porous Atlanta Falcons rush defense Sunday, it looked like he was poised to have a big game. Sure enough, he averaged 5.5 yards on 10 carries, but h...

    Blog | October 06, 2014