Injury Report: Bye Week Should Invigorate Streaking CowboysThe Dallas Cowboys (7-3) head back to work after completing their bye week. The New York Giants (3-7) begin the process of playing out the string, but they do get a player back from the injury list this week.
Regressing Giants Face Another Off Season Of TurmoilFor a franchise that considers itself a model NFL team, the New York Football Giants seem likely to experience a third straight season without a playoff berth. In the face of a 7-9 season last year, the front office promised major changes, but those changes have fallen far short of expectations.
Opponent Profile: Balanced Offensive Attack Keys Cowboys ResurgenceThe New York Football Giants (3-7) have lost five games in a row, and the team will equal last year's six game losing streak with a loss to the visiting Dallas Cowboys (7-3). The Cowboys were on their bye last week, but actually gained ground in the division race, as the Philadelphia Eagles lost to the Packers in Green Bay.
Team Grades: Manning's Five Interceptions Doom Giants, 49ers Win 16-10On a day when the New York Giants (3-7) straightened out their defensive woes, the "broken" offense re-emerged, and the result was another loss for Big Blue. Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers (6-4) did just enough to escape the Meadowlands with a 16-10 victory.
Beckham Remains A Bright Spot In Giants' Cloudy SeasonIn the cold and rain of the Pacific Northwest, New York Giants' rookie receiver, Odell Beckham, Jr. offered the one ray of sunshine against the world champion Seattle Seahawks, in what is fast becoming another disastrous season for Big Blue.
Patriots Concerned About Colts' BlitzNew England hopes its offensive line continues to play well when it meets Indianapolis.
Opponent Profile: 49ers Face Another Must-Win Game In Contest Against GiantsUnfortunately for fans of the New York Giants (3-6), it appears that the team will be playing out the string for the remainder of the 2014 season. This week's opponent, the San Francisco 49ers (5-4), come to MetLife Stadium on the heels of a huge overtime victory over the New Orleans Saints.
Team Grades: Seahawks Rushing Attack Swarms Ineffective Giants Defense, 38-17Can you imagine Harry Carson, Lawrence Taylor, Leonard Marshall or Carl Banks being part of a New York Giants' defense that gave up 350 yards rushing? Strangely enough, the porous Giants' defense has largely avoided scrutiny this season, but maybe after the Seattle Seahawks plowed to a 38-17 victory at CenturyLink Field that will change.
Injury Report: Seahawks Are Wounded Birds Coming Into Giants' ClashAs much as some would like to point to injuries as the main cause for the New York Giants' (3-5) inferior record, Big Blue will be facing an opponent in the Seattle Seahawks who have listed 14 players on their injury report.
Giants Place Amukamara On IR, Pick Up Ex-Raven Chykie BrownThe game of roster musical chairs continued for the New York Giants on Wednesday, as the team placed cornerback Prince Amukamara on injured reserve. To take Amukamara's place on the roster, the G-men were awarded Chykie Brown on waivers.
Opponent Profile: Seahawks Less Lethal, Still Dangerous For GiantsThe New York Giants (3-5) will limp across country, literally and figuratively, to face the defending world champion Seattle Seahawks (5-3) at CenturyLink Field. The Giants lost their third game in a row 40-24 at the hands of the Indianapolis Colts on Monday, while the Seahawks held off the Oakland Raiders by a closer than expected 30-24 score.
Injury Report: Giants' Rashad Jennings To Miss Colts Game, DRC QuestionableIs the string of injuries for the New York Giants a case of bad luck or poor planning? This week, after Big Blue placed would-be starting middle linebacker Jon Beason on injured reserve, the team also announced that starting tailback Rashad Jennings would miss the contest due to a lingering knee injury.
Giants' Beason Out For Season With Foot InjuryMany credited linebacker Jon Beason with solidifying the New York Giants in 2013. The team allowed Beason to enter free agency, but eventually re-sgned him to a three-year, $17 million contract, that raised some eyebrows. The team announced on Monday that Beason would miss the remainder of the 2014 after aggravating a lingering foot injury.
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.
Giants' Reese Needs To Get Working On Pierre-Paul ContractThe New York Giants have a philosophy of not negotiating contracts during the season. Why this unwritten rule remains in place is anyone's guess. But after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers extended defensive lineman Gerald McCoy this week, the Giants ought to get to work on a Jason Pierre-Paul extension, before it's too late.