Giants Bring Nicks Back After Cruz Season Is Cut ShortThe New York Giants head into their bye week in first-place in the dysfunctional NFC east division, so the team's ability to make the playoffs comes down to a six game season. As their bye week started, New York found out that Victor Cruz will not be joining them in 2015, but then the G-men dipped into their Super Bowl past and brought back Hakeem Nicks to take Cruz's roster spot.
Cruz's Return Seems Imminent, But Giants Work Out Nicks, WelkerAfter his Tuesday workout, New York Giants' Victor Cruz declared that he would be on the field Sunday afternoon against the Buffalo Bills. Interestingly enough, the G-men also worked out Hakeem Nicks and Wes Welker on Tuesday, as well as tight end Chris Cooley.
Injury Report: Colts Face Bengals Without Shipley, ThorntonThe Indianapolis Colts will face the Cincinnati Bengals in the wild card week of the 2014 NFL Playoffs without A.Q. Shipley and Hugh Thornton on the offensive line.
Patriots Team Grades: Gray Earns High Marks For A Punishing Game Against ColtsAt Indianapolis, the New England rushing game exceeded the passing game.
Opponent Profile: Colts Face Giants After Blowout Loss To SteelersThe Monday Night contest between the New York Giants and Indianapolis Colts figured to be a tough test for the host team. But after Indy was thrashed to the tune of 51 points against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the visiting Colts may have gotten a loud wake-up call.
Can Colts WR Hakeem Nicks Regain Old Form In 2014 NFL Season?Hobbled by injuries, the Indianapolis Colts hope (wide receiver) Hakeem Nicks can contribute with the type of production that catapulted the New York Giants to a Super Bowl championship in 2012.
Giants Miss Playoffs, Coughlin Likely To Return In 2014The New York Giants missed the playoffs for the second year in a row, compiling a 7-9 record in 2013. It was only the second losing record under the leadership of Tom Coughlin as Giants head coach, who took command of the team in 2004. As the franchise's leadership met the media after the final game of the season, one question was seemingly answered, while several other questions remained unanswered.
Giants Lose Manning, Beat Redskins 20-6 In Season FinaleThe New York Giants limped past the lifeless Washington Redskins 20-6 in the rainy Meadowlands. New York lost quarterback Eli Manning to an ankle injury late in the first half, but rode two Jerrel Jernigan touchdowns to the victory. The loss likely ends the Mike Shanahan-era in Washington.
Manning Throws 5 Interceptions, Seattle Dismantles New York 23-0The Seattle Seahawks came to the Big Apple looking to maintain its position as the top seed in the NFC playoff hunt. The New York Giants had very little to play for, since they were eliminated from playoff contention last week. Seattle dominated New York defensively and shut out the G-men, 23-0, in a lackluster affair at MetLife Stadium.
Chargers Knock Giants Out Of Playoff ContentionTo say that the New York Giants have had an inconsistent season is to be kind. In fact, at times, New York has performed downright poorly, as penalties and poor execution have plagued the G-men all year. Not surprisingly, these same themes reared their ugly head as Big Blue fell to the San Diego Chargers 37-14 on Sunday. Coupled with wins by the Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers, the loss dropped New York out of playoff contention.
Andre Brown, Terrell Thomas Lead Giants Over Raiders 24-20It certainly was not pretty, but at this point in the season, style points do not matter. The New York Giants played rope-a-dope with the Oakland Raiders, and running back Andre Brown delivered the knockout punch in New York's 24-20 victory over the Silver and Black on Sunday in a windy MetLife Stadium.
First Half Studs & Duds For The New York GiantsThe New York Giants have gotten off to their worst since 1976, yet at 2-6, the team does still have its sights set on an NFC East title. But in order to have a second half turnaround, some players will have to raise their performance, and others will have to maintain their first half pace.