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Eli Manning looks to follow Jeter’s lead in New York

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New York Giants shut out of NFL offensive awards (and disappointments) so far

There’s an old saying in the NFL: Teams can’t win a championship in September, but they certainly can lose one. Translation? Getting off to a good start doesn’t ensure late-season success, but struggling out of the gates almost guarantees that a team won’t be playing in January.
That’s why taking a moment to look at the state of the NFL one-fourth of the way through the 2014 season is important. It demonstrates which teams have set themselves up for success and which ones have put themselves behind the eight-ball.
Today, it’s a look at the offensive side of the ball, evaluating which players have helped their franchise into one of those respective categories:

Murray’s helped Dallas to a fast start
DeMarco Murray – The Dallas running back is torching the field at the moment, rushing for 534 yards through four games, more than 150 better than the next closest back. The Cowboys have finally figured out the key to success is letting Tony Romo throw when he needs to, b

Giants Release WR Mario Manningham From I.R.

Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports is reporting that the Giants are releasing veteran WR Mario Manningham from injured reserve on Tuesday.
The Giants placed Manningham on season-ending injured reserve a month ago with a calf injury. Teams generally release players from injured reserve once they’re back to full strength, so this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise.
Manningham, 28, signed a one-year, $795,000 contract with the Giants back in March. Last year, he was limited to playing in six games, catching nine passes for 85 yards while playing for the 49ers.
There are a number of teams around the league that could use some additional help at receiver, so we’ll have to see if he’s brought in for workouts in the coming days.
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Eli on Geno Smith: If fans yell at you, you probably deserve it

Eli Manning is no stranger to the boo birds. The New York Giants quarterback has gone through his fair share of struggles while under center, and subsequently had a good number of unprintable insults hurled his way by the home fans. But despite all of the harassing and heckling Manning has endured, he’s never stooped to the fans’ level and responded, although he certainly empathizes with a fellow quarterback who did lash back. On Sunday, New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith was caught on video yelling “F— you” to a fan following his team’s 24-17 loss to the Detroit Lions. The second-year quarterback immediately apologized for his actions, but Manning admitted on Monday that even though he’s never done the same, he’s certainly thought about it. “I try not to,” Manning said when asked if he ever responded directly to fans, per the New York Daily News. “You can always think things. But for the most part if they’re yelling at you, you probably deserve it.” Manning brings up a good po

New York Giants are the 24th best team in football, according to Power Rankings

Believe it or not, the majority of the NFL has reached the quarter pole of the season; four games down, with 12 to play. As a result, it’s pretty easy to see which teams are headed in the right direction and which ones need to start looking ahead to 2015 and beyond.
What teams are in which category? The editors at cover32 gathered to assemble this week’s Power Rankings in an attempt to answer that question. Here are the results after four weeks of the 2014 season:
1. Cincinnati Bengals (3-0) – Sitting back and getting a chance to watch the rest of the teams in the league during their bye week had to make the Bengals feel pretty good; they’re clearly the top dog at the moment. (LW: 1)
2. Arizona Cardinals (3-0) – The Cardinals 3-0 start includes two wins by Drew Stanton and an epic Monday night comeback. Beat the Broncos in Denver this Sunday and no one will question them as a legit Super Bowl contender. (LW: 2)
3. Seattle Seahawks (2-1) – A bye week following a dramatic OT win is never a bad t

Ex-NFL player: Playing hurt is a skill

Life in the NFL is not an easy one, no matter how much financial success stands to be achieved. NFL players rarely feel 100 percent, and it’s safe to assume that the majority of players are battling through some sort of injury or discomfort every single weekend. How you manage that pain and still do your job is a huge factor in how successful you’ll be as a player. In a post for Football By Football — a new NFL blog started by former New England Patriots linebacker Matt Chatham — three players detailed the lengths they went to play through painful injuries that would cripple the common man. “Playing hurt is actually a skill that all NFL players must master,” former offensive lineman Chris Bober wrote. “It requires a certain level of pain tolerance.  But most of all, it takes the burning desire to figure out how to make it work so that you can be there for your teammates” Bober would know. He detailed the time he suffered partial tear of his bicep that swelled up so much “they had to…

The New York Giants: The Emergence of Prince Amukamara

In the 2011 NFL draft, Jerry Reese selected CB Prince Amukamara out of Nebraska with the 19th overall pick in the 1st round. Amukamara was projected to go in the top 10, but somehow slipped down and into the Giants’ lap.Amukamara struggled early in his rookie season due mostly from a broken bone in his foot.  However, in the second half of his rookie season, Amukamara contributed to the Giants defense enroute to their last Super Bowl championship.Fast forward to 2014, Amukamara has emerged as arguably the Giants’ best CB and a legitimate candidate to be an All-Pro selection. Playing alongside newly acquired fellow CB DRC and having two solid Safeties in Rolle and Brown has given Amukamara more freedom to play his game and be the dominant CB the Giants had hoped. Thus far this season, Amukamara leads the team in tackles (25) and in pass defended (7). The main difference in Amukamara’s game thus far this season is that he is playing more physical and attacking the play, instea…

Strahan to make cameo as stripper in ‘Magic Mike’ sequel

If you still don’t get enough of Michael Strahan’s gap-toothed grin all over the television screen these days, get ready to see even more of the former New York Giants legend on the big screen — maybe a little too much.The ubiquitous talk show host will now be taking his NFL sack dance to Hollywood where he’ll be making a cameo as a male stripper in the “Magic Mike” sequel.The “Live with Kelly and Michael” co-host announced on the air that he’ll make an appearance in the male stripper tale after star Channing Tatum hounded him to have a cameo in “Magic Mike XXL.”The video below has some of the moments with the actor in which Strahan showed off his moves leading up to his new gig.TMZ  reported Strahan will at least be topless, but there will be no full frontal for him.At least Kelly Ripa — like any time Strahan talks about taking something off — seems overly titillated.

10 Fantasy Football Surprises from Week 4

10 Fantasy Football Surprises from Week 4 1. New York Giants’ quarterback Eli Manning is the fourth-highest scoring fantasy football player from Week 4. Manning, surprised everyone who didn’t trust to start him in their lineups by scoring a total of five touchdowns, including one rushing score, which gave him …
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Report: Lions preparing to lose Suh in free agency, wants to play in NYC

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Sunday that the Lions are preparing to lose Ndamukong Suh in free agency and that he star defensive lineman would like to play in New York City.
A quarter of the way through the season, the Detroit Lions are preparing to lose free-agent-to-be Ndamukong Suh and he is preparing to move on as well, according to league sources. And with Suh in New York on Sunday to play against the Jets, it could be a prelude of what’s to come. Suh has told people in the past that he would love to play in New York, and the idea of it has huge appeal to him, league sources said. If he were to take his talents to New York, either to the Jets or Giants, Suh knows how much it would mean for his brand and his profile, and it is something that if he hits the free-agent market this winter, when his contract is up, he will explore.
The Giants would make the most sense since their starting defensive tackles, Mike Patterson and Cullen Jenkins are getting up there in age. The Jets on the other hand alr

Jon Beason, Odell Beckham Jr. back on the practice field

Giants rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and line back Jon Beason were back on the practice field Monday.
Jon Beason also was practicing.
— Ebenezer Samuel (@ebenezersamuel) September 29, 2014

Devon Kennard and Odell Beckham were also on the field. Beckham seemed to be working with WRs, not by himself
— Ebenezer Samuel (@ebenezersamuel) September 29, 2014

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J.J. Watt Is a Young Michael Strahan, and That Is the Ultimate Compliment

The best thing anyone can say about a young defensive lineman is to call that player a young Michael Strahan. That is J.J. Watt.

When I see Watt, it’s like going back in time, when a young Strahan entered the NFL, and I was covering the New York Giants beat for the New York Times. We can debate and rank and argue about which defensive linemen in history are the best—and I certainly popped off on Twitter about it—but Strahan was easily one of the best packages of athleticism, speed and smarts of any player I’ve ever been around.

I look at Watt and I see Strahan. The intensity, the aggression, the fighting on every play, no matter how far they might be behind in the game, or how terrible the team he’s on is. I get they are playing different techniques and in different eras but I see Watt and I see Strahan—two brilliant pros.

Am I crazy? I asked Strahan.

“What I love is he has desire to excel in every facet of the game,” Strahan told me. Strahan, recently indu…

Grading Giants units in win over Washington

The New York Giants saved their season as they move to 2-2 in a big victory over Washington, 45-14. It’s time to hand out grades to all the units in the victory.
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Are The New York Giants For Real After Giving The Washington Redskins A Serious Beat Down?

Quarterback Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants scores a 4th quarter touchdown against the Washington Redskins at FedExField. (Mandatory Credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Presumption: a belief that something is true even though it has not been proved
After watching the New York Giants beat down of the Washington Redskins on Thursday Night Football, the one word that summed it up for me was “presumption.” Wasn’t Eli Manning supposed to be on the decline? Wasn’t Kirk Cousins the next savior of the Redskins? Although we still have three quarters of a season left to play, last night couldn’t have turned out any more different than most experts thought as Manning had five total touchdowns (4 passing and 1 rushing) while Cousins accounted for five turnovers (4 interceptions and 1 fumble lost).
To be fair, Cousins was only making his sixth career start on Thursday and by his own admission was putting all of the hype in proper perspective.
“So this is his (Griffin’s) team and it’s my j…

New York Giants debatable Power Rankings slot; Olivia Munn stunning photos, more

It finally feels like fall. We’re firmly into the NFL season as the first set of bye weeks have begun and we’re getting an idea of who are the contenders and who are the pretenders. Here are the best cover32 columns from the past week for you to enjoy.

National Columns
- Power Rankings: How all 32 teams in the NFL stack up after Week 3 (READ)
- QB Ratings: Ranking every starting NFL quarterback heading into Week 4 (READ)
- Fab Five: The best games on the NFL slate in Week 4 (READ)
- Ten NFL teams that might as well throw in the towel on their 2014 season (READ)
- Five bold predictions for Week 4 in the NFL (READ)
- This gallery of Aaron Rodgers’ girlfriend Olivia Munn is glorious  (READ)
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