Dec 092014
 
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Antrel Rolle and Quintin Demps, New York Giants (December 7, 2014)

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Giants Re-Sign DT Dominique Hamilton to the Practice Squad: The New York Giants have re-signed defensive tackle Dominique Hamilton to the team’s Practice Squad.

Hamilton originally signed with the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2012 NFL Draft. The Raiders cut him and he was on NFL practice squads in 2012 (Redskins) and 2013 (Redskins and Chiefs). The Chiefs waived him in August 2014.

The Giants signed him to the Practice Squad on September 3, signed him to the 53-man roster on December 2, and waived him on December 6 when linebacker Paul Hazel was promoted to the 53-man roster.

S Antrel Rolle on WFAN Radio: The audio of Tuesday’s WFAN interview with S Antrel Rolle is available at CBS New York

Articles on Head Coach Tom Coughlin:

Articles on the 2014 New York Giants Rookie Class:

Article on QB Eli Manning: The world-class trait that sets Eli Manning apart by Steve Serby of The New York Post

Article on RB Andre Williams: Giants’ Andre Williams growing in confidence by Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record

Articles on WR Odell Beckham:

Article on DT Markus Kuhn: Touchdowns translate for German fans of Markus Kuhn by Tom Rock of Newsday

Article on S Antrel Rolle: Giants should think twice about re-signing Antrel Rolle by Ebenezer Samuel of The New York Daily News

Sights and Sounds from Giants-Titans Game: A sights and sounds video from the Giants-Titans game is available at Giants.com.

Notes: In the last six games, WR Odell Beckham has caught 49 passes. That is the highest total in a six-game span by a rookie in NFL history.

Beckham is both the first Giants player ever and the first rookie in NFL history with six consecutive games with 90 or more receiving yards.

Beckham has two games this season with at least 10 catches and 130 receiving yards. He is the first rookie in NFL history to do that.

In Tennessee, Beckham totaled 11 catches for 130 yards and running back Andre Williams rushed for 131 yards on 24 carries. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Giants were the first team in NFL history to have rookies with 130 rushing and receiving yards in the same game.

Quarterback Eli Manning has thrown for 3,340 yards this year. It is his 10th consecutive 3,000-yard season, the fourth-longest streak in NFL history behind Brett Favre (18), Peyton Manning (13) and Drew Brees (11).

In the last two weeks, the Giants had seven sacks at Jacksonville and eight at Tennessee. It is the first time in their history they had at least seven sacks in consecutive games.

If the Giants defeat Washington on Sunday, they will clinch third place in the NFC East.

Dec 082014
 
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Tom Coughlin, New York Giants (December 7, 2014)

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December 8, 2014 Tom Coughlin Press Conference: The transcript of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Monday conference call is available at BigBlueInteractive.com.

QB Eli Manning on WFAN Radio: The audio of Monday’s WFAN interview with QB Eli Manning is available at CBS New York

Articles on the New York Giants 2014 Rookie Class:

Article on LB Devon Kennard: Rookie LB Devon Kennard turning heads with stellar play by Dan Salomone of Giants.com

Articles on the Giants-Jaguars Game:

Dec 072014
 
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Odell Beckham, New York Giants (December 7, 2014)

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The New York Giants defeated the Tennessee Titans 36-7 on Sunday afternoon at LP Field in Nashville, Tennessee. The win ended the Giants’ 7-game losing streak and improved the team’s overall record to 4-9. The last time the Giants won a game was the October 5 game against the Atlanta Falcons.

The Giants dominated the game from start to finish, out-gaining the Titans in first downs (19 to 12), total net yards (402 to 207), net yards rushing (142 to 61), net yards passing (260 to 146), and time of possession (34:43 to 25:17).

The Giants’ defense actually shutout the hapless Titans’ offense, with the only Tennessee points coming on a 23-yard interception return for a touchdown in the third quarter. Not counting the kneel down at the end of the first half, the Titans had 12 possessions. They missed one field goal, punted six times, committed three turnovers, and twice turned the ball over on downs.

The New York defense accrued eight sacks, forced two fumbles (recovering one), picked off two passes, and scored when linebacker Devon Kennard forced a fumble late in the 1st quarter that defensive Markus Kuhn returned 26 yards for the touchdown. Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie also scored on a 36-yard interception return, but the score was wiped out due to penalties on defensive end Damontre Moore and safety Antrel Rolle.

The Giants received the ball to start the game and drove 78 yards in 14 plays. Unfortunately, the drive stalled inside the Tennessee 10-yard line and New York settled for a 20-yard field goal. After a three-and-out by the Titans, quarterback Eli Manning and wide receiver Odell Beckham hooked up on plays of 50, 7, and 15 yards, the latter being a touchdown pass on 3rd-and-3. New York 10 – Tennessee 0.

Both teams exchanged punts and then came the play where Kuhn scored to give the Giants a 17-0 advantage. Tennessee had their most impressive drive of the game on the following possession, reaching the NYG 24-yard line, but missed a 42-yard field goal attempt.

The Giants then drove 67 yards in 16 plays but disappointingly had to settle for another short field goal after facing a 1st-and-goal from the 4-yard line and a 2nd-and-goal from the 1-yard line. After a quick three-and-out, the Giants got into field goal range again, driving 45 yards in just over a minute to kick a 36-yard field goal with seven seconds left before intermission.

At the half, the Giants led 23-0.

Tennessee went three-and-out at the start of the 3rd quarter. Running back Andre Williams picked up nine yards on the Giants’ first two plays of the half, then broke off a 50-yard touchdown run on 3rd-and-1 as New York went up 30-0.

After another Tennessee punt, the Titans scored their only points of the day on an ill-advised pass by Manning that was returned 23 yards for the score. After both teams exchanged punts, the Giants went up 33-7 on a 52-yard field goal by Josh Brown.

Early in the 4th quarter, post-possession fouls by Moore and Rolle wiped out Dominique-Cromartie’s 36-yard interception touchdown. But the pick did set up New York’s final points as Brown hit from 42 yards out with 11:22 to play.

The Titans went for it on 4th-and-5 from the Giants’ 45-yard line on their next possession but cornerback Mike Harris sacked quarterback Jake Locker to end the drive. After a three-and-out by the Giants, a deep pass by Locker was intercepted by safety Quintin Demps at the Giants’ 19-yard line. Tennessee’s last possession ended on 4th-and-9 from the Giants’ 25-yard line when Moore sacked Locker.

Offensively, Manning was 26-of-42 for 260 yards, 1 touchdown, and 1 interception. He was not sacked. The leading receivers were Beckham (11 catches for 130 yards and 1 touchdown), wide receiver Preston Parker (5 catches for 60 yards), and tight end Larry Donnell (4 catches for 28 yards). Williams rushed for 131 yards and one touchdown on 24 carries.

Defensively, the Giants had eight sacks: defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (2), Kennard (2), Moore (2), Harris (1), and linebacker Jameel McClain (1). Kuhn recovered one fumble for a touchdown. Dominique-Cromartie and Demps each had interceptions.

Josh Brown was 5-for-5 on field goal attempts, including from 20, 19, 36, 52, and 42 yards.

Video highlights of the game are available at NFL.com.

Post-Game Notes: Inactive for the Giants were LB Jacquian Williams (concussion), LB Mark Herzlich (concussion), CB Jayron Hosley, RB Chris Ogbonnaya, OT James Brewer (concussion), and OG Eric Herman.

Dec 062014
 
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Paul Hazel, Houston Texans (August 9, 2014)

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Giants Sign LB Paul Hazel to 53-Man Roster, Waive DT Dominique Hamilton: The New York Giants signed linebacker Paul Hazel to the 53-man roster from the team’s Practice Squad on Saturday. To make room for Hazel, the Giants waived defensive tackle Dominique Hamilton.

The signing of Hazel is a rapid promotion for a player who was just signed to the Giants’ Practice Squad on Tuesday. But with both Jacquian Williams and Mark Herzlich out with concussions, the Giants are thin at linebacker with only Jameel McClain (who is also battling a knee injury), Devon Kennard, Spencer Paysinger, and James Davidson available. In addition, Davidson was only signed to the 53-man roster from the Practice Squad on Tuesday.

Hazel was originally signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as a rookie free agent after the 2013 NFL Draft. He was claimed by the Browns after the Jaguars waived him and he played in 13 games in 2013 for Cleveland. The Texans then claimed Hazel off of waivers from the Browns in March 2014, but he did not make the team. Hazel is a tall, thin pass rusher.

On Friday, Herzlich had been ruled as officially “questionable” for the game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, but he did not make the trip.

RB Rashad Jennings Makes Trip to Tennessee: New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings (ankle) remains officially “questionable” for Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, but he did make the trip to Tennessee with the team. However, linebacker Mark Herzlich (concussion), who was also listed as “questionable” on Friday, did not make the trip and will not play.

Also not playing are OT James Brewer (concussion) and LB Jacquian Williams (concussion).

NJ.com Q&A with DT Johnathan Hankins: Defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins explains breakout year, next sack dance | Giants four downs by Jordan Raanan of NJ.com

Article on the New York Giants and Injuries: Tom Coughlin going ‘mental’ trying to figure out NY Giants’ injury problems by Ralph Vacchiano of The New York Daily News

Article on RB Rashad Jennings: Giants running back wants to teach younger teammates lesson about finishing strong by The Associated Press

Articles on WR Odell Beckham:

Articles on TE Larry Donnell:

Dec 052014
 
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December 5, 2014 New York Giants Injury Report: OT James Brewer (concussion) and LB Jacquian Williams (concussion/shoulder) did not practice on Friday. Both Brewer and Williams have been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans.

RB Rashad Jennings (ankle), DT Cullen Jenkins (calf), LB Jameel McClain (knee), LB Mark Herzlich (concussion), and CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (back/shoulder) practiced on a limited basis. Jennings and Herzlich are “questionable” for the game; Jenkins, McClain, and Rodgers-Cromartie are “probable.”

“I don’t know (if Jennings will play),” said Head Coach Tom Coughlin. “We are going to have to watch that. I think we listed him as questionable, but he’s got a couple of days. We will see.”

WR Preston Parker (knee) and OT Justin Pugh (quadriceps) fully practiced. Both Parker and Pugh are “probable” for the game.

December 5, 2014 Tom Coughlin Press Conference: The transcript and video from Friday’s press conference with Head Coach Tom Coughlin are available at Giants.com and BigBlueInteractive.com.

Giants.com Q&A with Head Coach Tom Coughlin: The Coughlin Corner: Goals for next four games by Michael Eisen of Giants.com

December 5, 2014 New York Giants Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Friday’s media Q&A sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com and BigBlueInteractive.com:

Article on the New York Giants Offense: How Odell Beckham Jr. is being moved around to get open | Giants weekly offensive observations by Jordan Raanan for NJ.com

Article on the New York Giants Defense: Perry Fewell emptying his bench this week vs. Tennessee Titans | Giants defensive observations by Nick Powell for NJ.com

Article on the New York Giants Offensive Line: Believe it or not, Giants offensive line markedly improved from 2013 disaster by Nick Powell for NJ.com

Articles on Damontre Moore:

Dec 042014
 
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Odell Beckham, New York Giants (November 30, 2014)

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Odell Beckham Wins NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month Honors: New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham, Jr. has won “NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month” honors for his performance during the month of November 2014. Last month, in five games, Beckham caught 38 passes for 593 yards and two touchdowns.

The last and only other Giants wide receiver to win NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month honors was Hakeem Nicks in October 2009.

December 4, 2014 New York Giants Injury Report: RB Rashad Jennings (ankle), OT James Brewer (concussion), LB Jacquian Williams (concussion/shoulder), and LB Mark Herzlich (concussion) did not practice on Thursday.

WR Preston Parker (knee), DT Cullen Jenkins (calf), LB Jameel McClain (knee), and CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (back/shoulder) practiced on a limited basis.

OT Justin Pugh (quadriceps) fully practiced.

December 4, 2014 New York Giants Coach Media Sessions: Transcripts and video of Thursday’s media sessions with the following coaches are available at Giants.com and BigBlueInteractive.com:

December 4, 2014 New York Giants Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of Thursday’s media Q&A sessions with the following players are available at Giants.com and BigBlueInteractive.com:

7 Takeaways from Giants Media Hour by Dan Salomone of Giants.com

Article on the New York Giants and the NFL Draft: Poor Drafting At Core Of New York Giants Deficiencies by Curt Macysyn for CBS New York

Article on QB Eli Manning: How will Eli pay for this season? by Johnette Howard of ESPNNewYork.com

Article on RB Orleans Darkwa: With Rashad Jennings looking like a long shot, Giants may turn to a ‘different flavor back’ by Jordan Raanan for NJ.com

Article on TE Larry Donnell: Are Giants more worried about Larry Donnell fumbling or his health? by Jordan Raanan for NJ.com

Articles on New York Giants Defensive Ends:

Giants Online – Giants vs. Titans Preview: The video of this week’s Giants Online is available at Giants.com.

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December 3, 2014 New York Giants Injury Report: RB Rashad Jennings (ankle), OT James Brewer (concussion), and LB Mark Herzlich (concussion) did not practice on Wednesday.

DT Cullen Jenkins (calf), LB Jameel McClain (knee), LB Jacquian Williams (concussion/shoulder), and CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (back/shoulder) practiced on a limited basis.

OT Justin Pugh (quadriceps) fully practiced.

Head Coach Tom Coughlin said four of the five players placed on Injured Reserve yesterday – OG Geoff Schwartz (ankle), OG Adam Snyder (knee), DE Mathias Kiwanuka (knee), and LB Terrell Manning (ankle) – will need surgery. DT Robert Ayers (pectoral) will not.

Tom Coughlin, New York Giants (November 30, 2014)

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December 3, 2014 Tom Coughlin Press Conference: The transcript and video of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Wednesday’s press conference are available at Giants.com.

December 3, 2014 New York Giants Player Media Q&As: Transcripts and video of media sessions on Wednesday with the following players are available at Giants.com:

7 takeaways from Giants Media Hour by Dan Salomone of Giants.com

Article on S Antrel Rolle: Antrel Rolle says Giants won’t give up by Kieran Darcy of ESPNNewYork.com

Article on the Giants-Jaguars Game: How Eli Manning, Giants offense managed to blow 21-point lead to 1-10 team | Film review by Jordan Raanan for NJ.com

Sights and Sounds from Giants-Jaguars Game: A sights and sounds video from the Giants-Jaguars game is available at Giants.com.

Dec 022014
 
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Geoff Schwartz, New York Giants (November 30, 2014)

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Giants Place Five Players on Injured Reserve: The New York Giants placed the following players on season-ending Injured Reserve on Tuesday:

  • OG Geoff Schwartz (ankle)
  • OG Adam Snyder (knee)
  • DE Mathias Kiwanuka (knee)
  • DE Robert Ayers (pectoral)
  • LB Terrell Manning (ankle)

The Giants now have 19 players on Injured Reserve and one more (CB Bennett Jackson) on the Practice Squad/Injured Reserve.

Although the Giants placed five players on Injured Reserve, the team can replace only four on the roster. Terrell Manning was signed last week from the Cincinnati Bengals’ Practice Squad. According to NFL rules, he cannot be replaced on the 53-man roster for three weeks after moving from a Practice Squad to the 53-man roster, even if he is placed on Injured Reserve.

To fill the four open vacancies, the Giants signed:

  • RB Chris Ogbonnaya (ex-Rams, Texans, Browns, Panthers)
  • OG Eric Herman (Giants Practice Squad)
  • DT Dominique Hamilton (Giants Practice Squad)
  • LB James Davidson (Giants Practice Squad)

Ogbonnaya was originally drafted in the 7th round of the 2009 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams. Since then he has played for the Rams (2009), Texans (2011), Browns (2011-13), and Panthers (2014). Ogbonnaya has played in 51 games with 12 starts and has carried the ball 158 times for 710 yards and two touchdowns. He also has 96 catches for 714 yards and two touchdowns. Ogbonnaya is a big back with good speed. He has good hands catching the ball.

Herman was signed to the Practice Squad in September 2014 after being suspended for the first two games of the season for violating the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs). Herman also spent most of 2013 on the Practice Squad before being added to the active roster in late December. Herman was drafted in the 7th round of the 2013 NFL Draft by the Giants. Herman is a big, strong mauler who struggled with quickness and speed at the collegiate level. He needs to develop as a pass blocker in order to make it in the NFL.

Dominique Hamilton was signed to the Practice Squad in September 2014. Hamilton originally signed with the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2012 NFL Draft. The Raiders cut him and was on NFL practice squads in 2012 (Redskins) and 2013 (Redskins and Chiefs). The Chiefs waived him in August 2014. Hamilton looks the part with excellent size and long arms. He’s not overly quick or agile. Hamilton is a better run defender than pass rusher.

The Giants signed James Davidson to the Practice Squad in September 2014. Davidson was originally signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as a rookie free agent after the 2014 NFL Draft. He was waived on August 26. Davidson was an undersized collegiate defensive end who projects to linebacker at the pro level. Whether he has the overall athleticism and instincts for the position remains to be seen. Obviously, he is a project.

Because of these moves, we have updated the Transactions, Roster, and Depth Chart sections of the website.

Giants Sign Three Players to the Practice Squad: To fill the Practice Squad vacancies created by signing OG Eric Herman, DT Dominique Hamilton, and LB James Davidson to the 53-man roster, the New York Giants signed the following players to the Practice Squad on Tuesday:

  • DE Jordan Stanton
  • LB Paul Hazel
  • OG Rishaw Johnson

Jordan Stanton was originally signed by the Giants as an undrafted rookie free agent after the 2014 NFL Draft. Stanton was signed to the Practice Squad in August 2014 but cut on September 16. Stanton earned All-Colonial Athletic Association accolades for recording 56 tackles, 11.5 for loss, 8 sacks in 2013. Stanton has decent size and flashes some ability, but he did not really standout in the 2014 preseason.

Paul Hazel was originally signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as a rookie free agent after the 2013 NFL Draft. He was claimed by the Browns after the Jaguars waived him and he played in 13 games in 2013 for Cleveland. The Texans then claimed Hazel off of waivers from the Browns in March 2014, but he did not make the team. Hazel is a tall, thin pass rusher.

Rishaw Johnson was signed as a rookie free agent by the Seattle Seahawks after the 2013 NFL Draft. Since then, he has spent time Chiefs (2013), Buccaneers (2014), Cowboys (2014), and Packers (2014). Johnson is a strong player with decent size who needs to improve his pass blocking.

S Antrel Rolle on WFAN Radio: The audio of Tuesday’s WFAN interview with S Antrel Rolle is available at CBS New York

Article on S Antrel Rolle: Antrel Rolle’s contract is up, but he has ‘a lot in the tank’ by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post

Articles on General Manager Jerry Reese:

Article on Giants Chairman/Executive Vice President Steve Tisch: Giants co-owner takes some of the heat off Tom Coughlin by Paul Schwartz of The New York Post

Article on the Giants-Jaguars Game: Film Room Week 13: Blake Bortles’ read-option bootlegs on final drive vs. Giants by Nick Klopsis of Newsday

Notes: The Giants have lost their last three games by a total of 10 points.

The last two games marked the first time in their history the Giants lost consecutive games after leading by 11 or more points at halftime in each.

The Giants have been outscored in the third quarter, 109-34, a 75-point differential that is the league’s worst.

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Robert Ayers Out for Season With Torn Pectoral Muscle: According to various media reports, New York Giants defensive end Robert Ayers will miss the remainder of the 2014 NFL season with a torn pectoral muscle. Ayers has been one of the Giants’ best defensive players, accruing five sacks on the season as a key rotational player and back-up.

December 1, 2014 Tom Coughlin Press Conference: The transcript of Head Coach Tom Coughlin’s Monday conference call is available at Giants.com.

December 1, 2014 New York Giants Player Media Q&As: Transcripts of media conference calls on Monday with the following players are available at Giants.com:

QB Eli Manning on WFAN Radio: The audio of Monday’s WFAN interview with QB Eli Manning is available at CBS New York

Article on Giants President/CEO John Mara: It’s time for co-owner John Mara to shake up his pathetic Giants by Steve Politi for NJ.com

Articles on the New York Giants Head Coaching Position:

Article on TE Larry Donnell: Giants tight end Larry Donnell not sure what he can do to avoid costly fumbles by Jordan Raanan for NJ.com

Articles on the Giants-Jaguars Game:

Notes: The Giants’ seven-game losing streak is their longest since they lost eight in a row in 2004. The 3-9 record is their worst after 12 games since 1995. The Giants will have consecutive losing seasons for the first time since 2003 and 2004, when they were 4-12 and 6-10.

The Giants have lost their last three games in which they led at the half – 17-14 at Seattle (where they lost, 38-17), 21-10 last week vs. Dallas (lost, 31-28), and at Jacksonville. Prior to this streak, they had won nine consecutive games in which they held a halftime lead. The Giants also lost the game against Arizona on September 14 when they led 14-10 at the end of the 3rd quarter and lost 25-14.

The Giants led in the fourth quarter, 21-16, and again at 24-22. It was the second game in a row they didn’t hold a fourth-quarter lead. Last week vs. Dallas, they took a 28-24 lead before losing, 31-28.

This was the third time the Giants held a 21-point lead and lost in Tom Coughlin’s 11 years as head coach. On November 26, 2006 at Tennessee, they led 21-0 in the fourth quarter but lost, 24-21. On December 19, 2010 in MetLife Stadium, they led Philadelphia, 24-3 and 31-10, but lost 38-31.

Nov 302014
 
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Rashad Jennings, New York Giants (November 30, 2014)

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The defense had their shot.

For one meaningless Sunday in November, the New York Giants defense could right so many of the wrongs that had plagued the team throughout the 2014 season. All it needed to do was not let rookie quarterback Blake Bortles lead the 1-10 Jacksonville Jaguars into field goal range.

11 plays and 55 yards later, Jacksonville kicker Josh Scobee trotted onto the field and kicked a 43-yard field goal to give the Jaguars a 25-24 victory over New York in Jacksonville. The loss drops drops New York’s record to 3-9, with seven straight losses.

“I’m upset with everyone,” Giants coach Tom Coughlin said. “I’m upset with me.”

When the game began, it appeared as if the Giants were going to snap their six-game skid. After punting on their first possession, New York scored touchdowns on its next three. Manning took the Giants on drives of 91, 54 and 63 yards. Rashad Jennings rushed for a pair of touchdowns and Manning found Preston Parker for a three-yard score in between.

With the Giants defense matching its offense’s success, shutting down the Jaguars through the early portions of the game, it was the New York offense that began to struggle. On the team’s remaining nine possessions, the Giants punted four times, missed a field goal, made a field goal, and fumbled three times, two of which were returned for touchdowns.

“We could have knelt on the ball in the second half and had a better chance to win,” said Coughlin.

Jacksonville’s comeback began with a Scobee field goal at the end of the first half. Then, a Manning fumble was recovered by J.T. Thomas in the end zone. Bortles found Marqise Lee for a 30-yard touchdown in the third quarter and then Aaron Colvin returned a Larry Donnell fumble 41 yards to put the Jaguars in front by two.

Trailing late in the fourth quarter, Manning brought the Giants back. The quarterback took New York 54 yards in eight plays to set up a Josh Brown field goal. The kick put New York up one with 3:26 to play, but Bortle’s heroics would provide the final say.

Video highlights/lowlights of the game are available at Giants.com.

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Quick Hits and Observations

  • QB Eli Manning completed 24-of-34 passes for 247 yards and a touchdown. RB Rashad Jennings rushed for 91 yards on 26 carries. As a team, the Giants averaged 3.3 yards per carry.
  • WR Odell Beckham Jr. led all Giants receivers with seven catches for 90 yards.
  • LB Jameel McClain (1), S Stevie Brown (1), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (1.5), LB Devon Kennard (2), DE Kerry Wynn (0.5) and DT Johnathan Hankins (1) all recorded sacks for the Giants defense.
  • For the first time in his career, Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles finished a game without throwing an interception. He came in leading the league. Bortles finished 21-of-35 for 194 yards with a touchdown.
  • RB Rashad Jennings (ankle), OG Geoff Schwartz (ankle), OT James Brewer (concussion), DE Robert Ayers Jr. (pectoral) and LB Terrell Manning (ankle) all left the game with injuries and didn’t return. The status of all five is unknown, but Schwartz is said to have tendon damage.
  • The last time Giants lost seven straight game was 2003, the last year of of the Jim Fassel era, when they dropped eight straight to end season and finished 4-12.
  • Inactive for the Giants were OT Justin Pugh (quadriceps), OG Adam Snyder (knee), OG Brandon Mosley, DE Mathias Kiwanuka (knee), DT Cullen Jenkins (calf), LB Jacquian Williams (concussion), and CB Jayron Hosley.