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NEWARK STAR LEDGER

Giants' Defensive Tackle Chris Canty activated for Redskins Game

http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/10/giants_defensive_tackle_chris.html#incart_river

Excerpt: "The Giants defensive line gets a boost heading into tomorrow's divisional game against the Redskins.

Defensive tackle Chris Canty has been activated from the physically unable to perform list to the 53-man roster and will make his season debut tomorrow. To make space for Canty, the Giants placed running back Da'Rel Scott on injured reserve after having a procedure on his knee this week.

Canty was sidelined for the first six games of the season after having offseason knee surgery. Canty returned to practice this week, the first week he was eligible to do so after starting the season on the PUP list. He feels healthy and said he lost 15 to 20 pounds during his time on the sidelines, hoping to be leaner and more explosive upon his return.

“I always feel like I can help this team and contribute in some fashion, so from my perspective, I feel like I would be an asset," Canty said Friday." Read more...


SITE LINK (http://www.nj.com/giants/)

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS.

Playbook: Giants (4-2) vs. Redskins (3-3)

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/playbook-giants-4-2-redskins-3-3-article-1.1188285

Excerpt: "KEY MATCHUPS

QB Robert Griffin III vs. DEs Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Tuck & Osi Umenyiora

Griffin's unique skill set puts pressure on the edge defenders not to lose contain and to be disciplined against the option. The Giants have had their problems losing track of nifty QBs, Michael Vick in particular this year, and while they will certainly be focused on the rookie game changer, he has the ability to burn a defense with play-action or the deep ball should they leave a single safety exposed. The Giants' DEs finally came alive against the Niners last week." Read more...


Giant Blueprint To Stop RG III

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giant-blueprint-stop-rgiii-article-1.1188273

Excerpt: "So far, there is still no blueprint for defending Robert Griffin III (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Robert+Griffin+(Football)).

After Sunday, there might be. The NFL’s newest superstar, as dynamic a playmaker as anyone who has recently come onto the scene, has been humming along with a passer rating over 105 and a completion percentage over 70, rushing for over 63 yards per game while leading the Redskins to over 29 points a game. Griffin, however, has yet to run up against a defense as fierce or accomplished as the one the Giants will throw at him Sunday.

Defensive coordinator Perry Fewell has been pretty successful in shutting down running quarterbacks, although, conversely, they haven’t faced anyone like him, either.

Bucs coach Greg Schiano did a good job of putting into a nutshell the dilemma defenses face.

“Griffin will be one of the five fastest players on the field without a doubt,” he said. “So when he does decide to tuck it, there aren’t many people that can run him down. He’s got a cannon for an arm. And then there are designed runs. So they’re still running their core run game, which is the zone scheme, and they’re as good as there is at running it, back to (Mike Shanahan’s) Denver days.

“But there is also that run-gun element, that shotgun run where there’s triple-option and also double-option. So you add that on top of the traditional zone run scheme and then (RG3’s) ability to throw the ball down the field, his ability to move the launch point with boots and nakeds and things like that, you’ve got a full plate to defend.”

Here’s a look at how they’ll try:" Read more...


SITE LINK (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants)

THE NEW YORK POST.

Brown Back To Spell Bradshaw

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/brown_back_to_spell_bradshaw_wyfntN9WurxChSXqQvE1P I

Excerpt: "Ahmad Bradshaw never will say he is carrying too much of a load in the Giants running game, but his body may have chimed in about the subject, as he missed two days of practice this week with a sore foot. That’s what 57 combined rushing attempts in back-to-back games will do to a player dealing with surgically repaired feet.

It figures Bradshaw won’t be quite the workhorse today against the Redskins, as Andre Brown returns after missing one game with a concussion. In consecutive games earlier this season, Brown accounted for 33 carries, 184 rushing yards and three touchdowns to earn additional playing time, and is expected to be reintroduced to the offense this afternoon.

“If we’re rushing the ball good and they want to run the ball 40 times, I hope I get 20,” Brown said. “However they divide up the carries. And you know what coach said, whoever has the hot hand. If they want to let Ahmad go, let him. I’m still a team player first.” Read more...

Big Blue "D" Must Give RG III Harsh Introduction To Division

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/big_blue_must_give_rg_harsh_introduction_CByFmsP7u iTHAvg0pZEA1I

Excerpt: "Give Robert Griffin III his props. The young rookie has been impressive during his first six games in the NFL. He beat the Saints in the season opener, and since then the Buccaneers and the Vikings.

He has re-energized his team and his city, and looks to be the kind of good kid that will make the NFL proud. But today is the first day of what will define his legacy as a quarterback: playing in the NFC East.

The Giants have said all the right things in leading up to today’s game at MetLife Stadium. They’ve praised Griffin for his poise, his skills and his leadership. But the Giants know playing the Rams and the Bengals and Bucs and the Vikings is not the same as Giants-Redskins. Today they will welcome RG3 into one of football most physical divisions.

“You’re going to play your division rivals tough,” said Giants safety Antrel Rolle, the reigning NFC Defensive Player of the Week. “That’s just the way it goes.”

Griffin is smart enough to know the NFC East will be different than any other football he plays during the regular season. He got a warning when Osi Umenyiora called him “Bob” soon after he was drafted.

“When he does anything in the league, we will call him his name,” Umenyiora said then.

Griffin says he didn’t take offense, and Umenyiora tempered those comments this week. Now says he would call RG3 “Sir Robert Griffin III.” He doesn’t go from Bob to Sir until he can win in the NFC East." Read more...


Giants Seek First Division Win, Revenge For 2011 Sweep

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/giants_seek_first_division_win_revenge_oqneSlyic9h 4qDhxy8DgFJ

Excerpt: "Come off a big win on the road, return home for a step down in class to face the Redskins.

It was nearly a scenario last season that doomed the Giants.

The last game they lost before embarking on a splendid and unexpected Super Bowl run was an almost incomprehensible 23-10 loss to the going-nowhere Redskins.

It made the margin of error for the Giants dangerously thin.

“We definitely remember,’’ safety Antrel Rolle said. “It made things extremely hard for us to get into the postseason last year with those two losses in our division against the same team.

“We understand that they’ve got a good team, especially when they come play us. They’re just that much better.’’

The Redskins arrive today and, yes, they are much better. Consider this: With an upset at MetLife Stadium, the Redskins (3-3) take over first place from the Giants (4-2).

That would put the Giants at 0-3 in the NFC East, which would not be helpful. A look inside the game:" Read more...

BEST BATTLERedskins OLB Ryan Kerrigan vs. Giants RT Sean Locklear: The season-ending injuries to Adam Carriker and especially Brian Orakpo robbed the Washington defense of much of its pass-rush prowess. The only real threat is Kerrigan, who has 3  1⁄2 sacks. Locklear played for the Redskins in 2011 and has been so sturdy that he remains a starter even though David Diehl is back from his knee injury." Read more...


DT Canty Activated, Will Play Against Redskins

http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/giantsblog/dt_canty_activated_will_play_for_MCMtIGCqktgff0FJV YCZRN


Excerpt: "Chris Canty is back on the active roster and will make his 2012 regular-season debut on Sunday when the Giants face the Redskins.

Canty on Saturday was activated off the physically unable to perform list. As required for those on PUP, Canty missed the first six games and then was allowed to begin practicing this past week. He participated in practice every day, Tom Coughlin raved about the shape Canty was in and it was determined that his surgically repaired knee is healed and he can help the defense as soon as this weekend." Read more...


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THE BERGEN RECORD

Giants vs. Redskins: How They Matchup

http://www.northjersey.com/sports/175115991_Giants_vs__Redskins__How_they_match_up.h tml

Excerpt: "Giants: The Giants are in first place in the NFC East, but they have yet to win a divisional game, having lost to the Cowboys and Eagles. They are coming off their most impressive regular-season victory in some time, but twice laid an egg against the Redskins last season, including a 23-10 loss in Week 15 that pushed the Giants to the brink before rebounding.

Redskins: After sweeping the Giants in the regular season for the first time since 1999, the Redskins hope to prove those results were not a fluke. This represents the first taste of NFC East action for Robert Griffin III, the former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback who has proven to be one of the most electric players in the NFL. Another victory over the reigning Super Bowl champions and the Redskins could lay claim to being a surprise challenger for the division title.

Key matchup

Giants LG Kevin Boothe and C David Baas vs. Redskins NT Barry Cofield: The Giants have played well across the board, but especially on the interior, where Boothe and Baas have raised their game to the level of All-Pro RG Chris Snee. They will be challenged by former Giant Cofield. The Redskins’ defense may be 27th overall and last against the pass, but their front has helped neutralize opposing running attacks. They are eighth in the league, allowing 88.8 yards per game, coming off a performance in which they held All-Pro Adrian Peterson of the Vikings to 79 yards on 17 carries. Cofield did not have a particularly strong game against Minnesota, so you know he’ll be looking to play better against his old team.

How they’ll win

Giants: Tom Coughlin’s stat of the week: The Redskins are plus-9 in turnover margin, so priority No. 1 will be to protect the football. Washington’s pass defense has struggled all season, so given time, Eli Manning should have little trouble exploiting the secondary with his full complement of weapons now that Hakeem Nicks is getting closer to being his old self. Defensively, while so much attention will be paid to RGIII, stopping Alfred Morris will be key, similar to the way LeSean McCoy was neutralized against the Eagles." Read more...


Giants will Be Counting On Domenik Hixon In Clash With Redskins

http://www.northjersey.com/sports/Giants_will_be_counting_on_Dom.html

Excerpt: "Domenik Hixon was eating lunch at the Timex Performance Center when someone proposed a challenge between him and two of his fastest Giants teammates, Jerrel Jernigan and David Wilson.

Smart money – hypothetically, of course – would be on Jernigan and Wilson, a pair of speedsters whose quickness is their greatest asset. Considering Hixon’s right knee has twice been repaired for ACL tears each of the past two seasons, he surely would be the underdog in such a race.

Not if Hixon’s desire to compete had anything to say about it, however.

“We were arguing about this the other day. We were talking about me, and Jerrel [Jernigan], and David Wilson racing,” Hixon recalled. “And they said, ‘Well, who would you take to win in that race?’ I told them I would take me. Because that’s another thing: People say you’re supposed to be a step slower after knee surgery or whatever.
“All that sounds good, but said who? I don’t believe in a lot of stuff like that.”

While so many believed Hixon’s knee would never be able to withstand the rigors of his comeback to the NFL, the seventh-year pro continues to prove those people wrong." Read more...


SITE LINK (http://www.northjersey.com/sports/pro_sports/football/)

NEW YORK TIMES

Matchup: Giants (4-2) vs. Redskins (3-3)

http://fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/20/matchup-redskins-3-3-at-giants-4-2/?ref=football


Week 7 NFL Game Probabilities

http://fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com/2.../?ref=football (http://fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/18/week-7-n-f-l-game-probabilities-luck-of-the-ravens/?ref=football)

Excerpt: "Here are the game probabilities for Week 7.



Pwin
GAME
Pwin


0.29
Seattle at San Francisco
0.71


0.39
Tennessee at Buffalo
0.61


0.35

Washington at Giants
0.65


0.28
New Orleans at Tampa Bay
0.72


0.40
Dallas at Carolina
0.60


0.33
Baltimore at Houston
0.67


0.48
Cleveland at Indianapolis
0.52


0.44
Green Bay at St. Louis
0.56


0.32
Arizona at Minnesota
0.68


0.36
Jets at New England
0.64


0.24
Jacksonville at Oakland
0.76


0.43
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati
0.57


0.35
Detroit at Chicago
0.65









Read more...

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WALL STREET JOURNAL

SITE LINK (http://online.wsj.com/public/page/news-sports-nfl.html)

GIANTS.COM

http://www.giants.com/

GIANTS 101

Giants Motivated By Bitter Memories Of Being Swept By Redskins in 2011

http://www.giants101.com/2012/10/21/new-york-giants-motivated-by-bitter-memories-of-being-swept-by-washington-redskins-in-2011/

Excerpt: "When all was said and done last Sunday, the New York Giants (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/) had pulled off an incredible win over the San Francisco 49ers … a team no one thought they had any business beating. But rather than gloat or puff out their chests, Big Blue immediately looked beyond what they had just done, and trained their eyes on the calendar. They were looking at October 21st and a date with the Washington (http://www.giants101.com/tag/washington/) Redskins.

The Giants may have ended last season as Super Bowl champions, but that doesn't mean everything went according to plan. And although they have fond memories of an improbable run to greatness, members of the 2011 team still hold onto bitter memories of two embarrassing losses to theWashington (http://www.giants101.com/tag/washington/) Redskins, which included a terrible showing at home in which they were booed, loudly, by their very own fans.
“We definitely remember,” Antrel Rolle (http://www.giants101.com/tag/antrel-rolle/) recalled last week. “It made things extremely hard for us to get into the postseason last year with those two losses in our division against the same team. We understand that they’ve got a good team — especially when they come play us.” Read more...


Giants Activate DT Chris Canty Off PUP List; Place RB Da'Rel Scott on IR

http://www.giants101.com/2012/10/20/new-york-giants-activate-chris-canty-from-pup-list-place-darel-scott-on-ir/ (http://www.giants101.com/2012/10/20/new-york-giants-activate-chris-canty-from-pup-list-place-darel-scott-on-ir/)

Excerpt: "The New York Giants (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/) had until 4:00 PM EST today to make a decision on defensive tackle Chris Canty (http://www.giants101.com/tag/chris-canty/), and with mere seconds remaining, the team decided to activate the veteran off of the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list. In order to make room for Canty, Big Blue placed running back Da'Rel Scott (knee) on Injured Reserve (IR)." Read more...


Giants vs. Redskins: Insider Report - The Robert Griffin III Edition

http://www.giants101.com/2012/10/20/...n-iii-edition/ (http://www.giants101.com/2012/10/20/new-york-giants-vs-washington-redskins-insider-report-the-robert-griffin-iii-edition/)

Excerpt: "The New York Giants (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/) will see a new face on an old foe this Sunday in the Washington Redskins (http://www.giants101.com/tag/washington-redskins/), as this will be our first of many, many looks at young Robert Griffin III (http://www.giants101.com/tag/robert-griffin-iii/). We've heard the book on RG3: lightning quick speed and all the tools to be a plus pocket passer, so we reached out to the guys at Redskins101.com to find a little bit more about Griffin & Co.[/h]
Our first question was about the pocket passing. We know RG3 can run; it doesn't take time to develop that aspect. But how is everything else coming along? Have there been the kind of accuracy and decision-making issues we expect form rookie quarterbacks? Justin Fiore from Redskins 101 (http://www.redskins101.com/) says, well, not really." Read more...


Improved Pressure From Interior Has Revitalized Giants' Pass Rush

http://www.giants101.com/2012/10/20/...nts-pass-rush/ (http://www.giants101.com/2012/10/20/improved-pressure-from-interior-has-revitalized-new-york-giants-pass-rush/)

Excerpt: "During the week leading up to the game versus San Francisco, one claim was that the New York Giants (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/)’ non-existent pass rush was going up against the best offensive line in the league. Stats are always a favorite footnote for the media.

Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell (http://www.giants101.com/tag/perry-fewell/)knew that OL Joe Staley and crew were the primary strength of the San Francisco 49ers – it wasn’t QB Alex Smith or RB Frank Gore or even TE Vernon Davis. Without their o-line, they couldn’t do what they had been doing, so Fewell used this thought process and attacked with extra guys, speed, stunts and disruption. Pushing that line of scrimmage back and making it weak worked. As with any powerful configuration, once the foundation crumbles, the rest shall follow.

Defensive ends Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora (http://www.giants101.com/tag/osi-umenyiora/) were constants to rush on their sides, but what changed a bit is what’s been lacking: the big push from the DT position. Yes, injuries have limited this position. DT Linval Joseph (http://www.giants101.com/tag/linval-joseph/) is considered the on-the-field veteran (at 23-years old). While he is making some plays, he can’t do it all and instruct the raw talent of rookie DT Markus Kuhn (http://www.giants101.com/tag/markus-kuhn/). Kuhn is learning and receiving more reps each week, but he has more homework to do – especially against big uglies that can render him useless at times. DT Marvin Austin is slowly making his way back onto the field on game day, but admits that he sometimes thinks too much.

Putting playmakers that possess speed and are disciplined in at their position was not something new for the Giants’ d-line. It just had yet to make an appearance. Using DE Mathias Kiwanuka (http://www.giants101.com/tag/mathias-kiwanuka/) and DE Jason Pierre-Paul in the middle created the push that was needed, but add those linebacker stunts from LB Spencer Paysinger and Jacquian Williams. Who does “the best o-line in the league” account for? Especially when the backfield defensive backs are covering their playmakers well enough that the quick-release from the quarterback couldn’t even work – on Antrel Rolle’s first interception, Smith couldn’t see him (or much for that matter)." Read more...

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BIG BLUE VIEW

NY Giants' News and Notes: Sunday Mornjing Reading Material

http://www.bigblueview.com/giants-vs-redskins-nfl-week-7/2012/10/21/3533232/new-york-giants-news-and-notes-sunday-reading-material

Excerpt: "Good morning, New York Giants (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants)' fans! In a few hours the Giants face the Washington Redskins (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/washington-redskins). Here is a little reading material to keep you occupied until then.

Giants vs. Redskins: How they match up - NorthJersey.com (http://www.northjersey.com/sports/175115991_Giants_vs__Redskins__How_they_match_up.h tml)

The Redskins are plus-9 in turnover margin, so priority No. 1 will be to protect the football." Read more...

Giants vs. Redskins Preview: Everything You Need To Know

http://www.bigblueview.com/giants-vs-redskins-nfl-week-7/2012/10/21/3522660/giants-vs-redskins-preview-game-time-tv-odds-injuries-analysis

Excerpt: "The New York Giants (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants) lead the NFC East with a 4-2 record, but they have yet to win an NFC East game in 2012. Losses to the Dallas Cowboys (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/dallas-cowboys) andPhiladelphia Eagles (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/philadelphia-eagles) have the Giants 0-2 in the division. The Giants can change that today when they host the 3-3 Washington Redskins (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/washington-redskins) at MetLife Stadium at 1 p.m. ET.

The Giants get a first-hand look at Robert Griffin III (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/152650/robert-griffin-iii), the exciting Redskins' rookie quarterback. RGIII gets to test his mettle against the defending Super Bowl champions. This should be an entertaining afternoon. Here is everything you need to know." Read more...


Chris Canty Activated, Da'Rel Scorr Placed On IR

http://www.bigblueview.com/giants-vs-redskins-nfl-week-7/2012/10/20/3531398/chris-canty-activated-darel-scott-placed-on-ir

Excerpt: "The New York Giants' defensive line got a boost on Saturday when the team added veteran Chris Canty to the 53-man roster. Canty, in the event you did not know, has been on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list after having offseason knee surgery." Read more...


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SPORTING NEWS

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GMENHQ

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YARDBARKER
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INSIDE FOOTBALL

Giants' "Secret Weapon" Takes Pride In Helping The Running Game Succeed

http://insidefootball.com/blog/archives/5364

Excerpt: "When it comes to the success of the Giants’ running game, this one unit–and no, it’s not the offensive line–is like a group of stealth bombers that largely goes unnoticed.

The Giants’ wide receiver group, whose primary job is to catch the ball, is the running game’s secret weapon, the group of guys whose downfield blocking often can mean the difference between a 5- and a 15-yard run.

This group is a large reason why the Giants, through six games, have 24 big runs of 10 or more yards, an average of four per game, which, at that rate, will put them on the course for 64 big-play runs—more than double the 31 big-play runs they recorded all last season.

And of the Giants’ 2012 total so far, eight of those runs have gone for 20+ yards, the longest being a 40-yarder recorded by David Wilson against Cleveland in Week 5.

Receivers aren’t necessarily paid for their blocking skills, but sometimes the pure motivation of helping out a fellow teammate is more than enough compensation for Domenik Hixon, Hakeem Nicks, Victor Cruz, Ramses Barden, Ruben Randle, and Jerrel Jernigan.

“We have some explosive running backs who run hard, some special guys you’re not going to see on every team,” said Barden, in his fourth season. “The way they run, you like to see them succeed, so if we can have a hand in their success, which is ultimately the team’s success, that’s something we’re going to take pride in and we’re going to do our best to give them every opportunity to make plays.”

Although the receivers aren’t going “mano-a-mano” against 260+-pound defenders, their role as blockers isn’t exactly a walk in the park.

“There’s an old saying that the (offensive) line blocks for first downs, but the receivers block for touchdowns,” said Nicks. “Once the running backs get past the line, it’s our turn to beat the defensive secondary who’s standing in the way of us getting a touchdown.”

“It’s a tough job,” added Cruz. “We have to go in there and get the safeties that are sometimes ‘downhill guys’ who are bigger than we are so our running backs can get an opportunity to spring one. But we take a lot of pride in doing it.” Read more...

Folger's Forecast: Giants vs Redskins

http://insidefootball.com/blog/archives/5358

Excerpt: "Maintaining the level of focus and discipline that the Giants displayed vs. the 49ers last week won’t be easy. Reading its own press clippings won’t help the team’s preparation either as it’s tough to fight human nature.

On the plus side, the hype over Robert Griffin III –RG3– should get their attention, as should the Redskins’ sweep of the season series last year. Still, a Giants’ let down would not be unprecedented.

The Redskins are an offense-driven team. Their defense gives up a lot of yards, especially through the air, but they don’t get blown out. Their quarterback has kept them in every game. Not too many people are giving them much of a chance this week. They’ll be “David” to the Giants’ “Goliath,” all of which makes Washington a very dangerous opponent.

Giants on Offense

We think the Giants’ offense is going to have to score a lot of points—probably more than usual–to win this game. We all know how strongly Tom Coughlin believes in balance. It seems the best way of achieving that is to throw early and run late. The Redskins will take their chances, but it’s accepted fact that blitzing Eli Manning is the wrong way to go.

Thus, we think the Redskins will institute a conservative game plan, and try to force the Giants to be methodical. Manning will take the run if it’s presented to him, so expect another big rushing day from the Giants’ offense.

André Brown could be back in the mix as the coaches really need to start limiting some of Ahmad Bradshaw’s touches. Bradshaw, who has a foot issue, probably won’t like it, but it’s the smart thing to do.

Manning hasn’t taken many of the check down opportunities of late, but if the Redskins drop their linebackers and play soft, then Bradshaw and Brown should get some catches.

We’re most intrigued to see David Wilson in check down mode, as getting the rookie the ball in space seems like a smart play. When these three backs are healthy, they have the potential of that great three-headed Giants running back group of 2008 that once took the league by storm.

The Giants’ offensive line will be looking to continue their recent success, a resurgence that was sparked by the insertion of Will Beatty at left tackle. The five offensive line starters are playing well together, and with the added assistance of tight end Martellus Bennett, who is giving the team its best blocking at the position since Dan Campbell, they’re giving their head coach a legitimate chance to achieve that 50-50 run-pass balance that he treasures so much.

The Redskins’ defense is still trying to overcome the loss of their best player, outside linebacker Brian Orakpo. Outside linebacker Ryan Kerrigan is their only pass rush threat and will line up over Sean Locklear. Look for Bradshaw and Bennett to give Locklear a lot of help.

Middle linebacker London Fletcher remains timeless; cornerback DeAngelo Hall remains very much a ball hawk; and ex-Giant Barry Cofield starts on the nose. Otherwise, Washington’s defense is a youthful, no-name group that is trying to make a name for itself.


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THE RED ZONE


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GIANTSFOOTBALLBLOG

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NFL.COM

Ahmad Bradshaw Will Play for Giants

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000082578/article/ahmad-bradshaw-will-play-sunday-for-new-york-giants

Excerpt: "New York Giants (http://www.nfl.com/teams/newyorkgiants/profile?team=NYG)
running back Ahmad Bradshaw (http://www.nfl.com/player/ahmadbradshaw/2495560/profile)
will play in Sunday's game (http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2012102100/2012/REG7/redskins@giants)
against the Washington Redskins (http://www.nfl.com/teams/washingtonredskins/profile?team=WAS)
, NFL.com and NFL Network's Kimberly Jones reported. Bradshaw missed practice Friday with a foot injury and was listed as questionable." Read more...


Week 7 Predictions: Texans Edge Past Ravens, Patriots Over Jets

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000081907/article/week-7-predictions-texans-edge-past-ravens-patriots-over-jets

Excerpt: "RG III can run the football (138 yards last week). He's a much better passer than many people realize, too. It sure would rock the nation if he could also play defensive back ... The Washington Redskins are getting absolutely destroyed in the back four. Jim Haslett's defense has given up more yards after the catch than Dallas has allowed net passing yards, period. If you project the Redskins' defensive numbers over a full year, opposing quarterbacks would throw for 5,456 yards and 40 touchdowns. Goodnight. #WASvsNYG (https://twitter.com/#!/search/realtime/%23WASvsNYG): Giants 34 - Redskins 21" Read more...

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ESPN

Chris Canty of NY Giants Activated

http://espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/story/_/id/8528629/chris-canty-new-york-giants-activated-pup-list

Excerpt: "The New York Giants (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/nyg/new-york-giants) have activated defensive tackle Chris Canty (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/8546/chris-canty) off the physically unable to perform list for Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/wsh/washington-redskins).

Canty will be available to play for the first time since the Giants' Super Bowl victory over theNew England Patriots (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/ne/new-england-patriots).
The Giants placed running back Da'Rel Scott (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/14087/da'rel-scott) on injured reserve to make room for Canty. Scott had surgery to help repair his right meniscus earlier this week."He's in outstanding shape condition-wise," Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Friday. "He hasn't been hit, obviously. We'll come up with the right formula."The Giants may ease Canty back in. They definitely can use Canty with Rocky Bernard (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/3674/rocky-bernard)(quadriceps) missing a third straight game.The Giants have Linval Joseph (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/13281/linval-joseph), Markus Kuhn (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/15024/markus-kuhn) and Marvin Austin (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/14025/marvin-austin) at defensive tackle." Read more...


Tracy Hopes Role Continues To Grow

http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/18555/tracy-hopes-role-continues-to-grow

Excerpt: ""In order to make your name stay around here you have to do more," Tracy said Friday. "So the more you can do the better off you are."

After entering this season as the Giants' fourth defensive end, Tracy played a majority of his snaps at linebacker last Sunday against the 49ers, giving the team flexibility in its defensive packages. Tracy has played linebacker in the past (although not in any games), but needed a refresher on the position.

"Whatever role they ask me to be in I'll try and do it to the best of my ability," Tracy said. "That's how I see it. When your number's called and in the role you play, make sure you do it and are able to contribute."

Tracy, a sixth-round pick in 2010, played defensive end at William & Mary, but the Giants drafted him in the hope of making him into a linebacker. He dislocated an elbow his rookie year, and spent last year on the practice squad. But this season the team instead looked for him to fill the fourth defensive end spot.

Last Sunday, Tracy registered his most defensive snaps of the season, 12 -- but a majority of them came as a linebacker. Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell wanted to find ways to use Tracy during the game and saw that he could fit him in as a linebacker. Tracy had four tackles and a sack." Read more...

New York Giants vs. Washington Redskins Revitalized

http://espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/stor...rt-griffin-iii (http://espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/story/_/id/8524189/new-york-giants-washington-redskins-rivalry-revitalized-thanks-robert-griffin-iii)

Excerpt: "The New York Giants (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/nyg/new-york-giants) have been watching Robert Griffin (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/14875/robert-griffin) III from afar.

They've seen the highlight-worthy passes, the scintillating runs, and they've been so impressed that Osi Umenyiora (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/4514/osi-umenyiora) has practically knighted the rookie quarterback, referring to him as "Sir Robert Griffin."

On Sunday, they'll meet RG3 in person for what likely will be the first of many battles to come.The mere thought of seeing the Redskins' newest and brightest hope -- and perhaps the fastest quarterback in the league -- for several more years made Justin Tuck (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/8488/justin-tuck) let out a big sigh."Yeah, yeah ... looks like it," Tuck said, of this being the first of many encounters. "It is amazing that [Tony] Romo is the least mobile quarterback now in the NFC East that I get to play."Tuck practically shook his head while saying that. Despite the fact that Washington swept the season series last year, Giants-Redskins hasn't had the same oomph or impact as the Giants' division rivalries with the Dallas Cowboys (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/dal/dallas-cowboys) and Philadelphia Eagles (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/phi/philadelphia-eagles) in recent years." Read more...

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NBCSPORTS

PFT's Week Seven Picks

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/10/18/pfts-week-seven-picks-2/related/

Excerpt: "Last week was one of those crazy Costanza weeks, when in hindsight it made sense to make our picks and then do the opposite. Both MDS and yours truly were 6-8 for the week. Six up, eight down. Denver’s stunning comeback knocked me under .500 and allowed MDS to salvage a tie for the Week Six contest, since we disagreed on two games. (The Redskins came through for me . . . finally.)

This week, there won’t be a tie unless there’s a tie in one of the three games on which we disagree. Scroll down to see where we stand on the various comments.

And as to whether this week we made our picks and then did the opposite, our official comment is, “No comment.”

For the year, I’m at 55-36, and MDS is 53-38.

Redskins at GiantsMDS’s take: The Redskins beat the Giants twice last year, and they have an enormous opportunity on Sunday to show they can really hang with the big boys. But while Robert Griffin III (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/7406/robert-griffin-iii) has been a sensational rookie quarterback, the Redskins are still a ways off from being a complete and elite team.


MDS’s pick: Giants 31, Redskins 14.

Florio’s take: If the Redskins hadn’t swept the Giants last year, this is precisely the kind of game that the Giants would have lost. Instead, one of the best teams in the NFC will continue its climb back toward the postseason.

Florio’s pick: Giants 31, Redskins 20." Read more...

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CBSSPORTS


NFL Football Experts' Picks

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/features/writers/prisco/picks/week7

Excerpt: "


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The Giants looked great in blowing out the 49ers last week, but they have been known to have letdowns. The fact that the Redskins are a division foe could keep that from happening. Washington has issues on defense, which is why Eli Manning will have a huge day. Robert Griffin III will do all he can to keep up, but that Giants front will get after him.


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YAHOOSPORTS


Who's t\The Best QB In The NFC East? - VIDEO


http://sports.yahoo.com/video/best-qb-nfc-east-021018033.html

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PROFOOTBALLWEEKLY

Giants Activate DT Canty for Redskins' Game

http://www.profootballweekly.com/2012/10/20/giants-activate-dt-canty-for-redskins-game

Excerpt: "The New York Giants have activated defensive tackle Chris Canty for Sunday's NFC East game against Washington.

Canty started every game in the Giants' 2011 championship season but had offseason knee surgery and had been on the physically unable to perform list since the start of training camp." Read more...


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MISCELLANEOUS

Old Giant
10-21-2012, 08:13 AM
Good luck Giants!
Now I will read the Post and see what the other side thinks.
Good news to have Canty back.

Thanks RF

RoanokeFan
10-21-2012, 08:59 AM
Good luck Giants!
Now I will read the Post and see what the other side thinks.
Good news to have Canty back.

Thanks RF

Players are coming back just in time for us to string some wins together

Captain Chaos
10-21-2012, 09:47 AM
Thanks Roanoke!

RoanokeFan
10-21-2012, 10:23 AM
Thanks Roanoke!

You're welcome

BigBlue1971
10-21-2012, 11:38 AM
thanks Roanoke!

im tired of hearing about this RG3. the G-Men need to send this guy home feeling dejected!

Go Giants!

RoanokeFan
10-21-2012, 11:45 AM
thanks Roanoke!

im tired of hearing about this RG3. the G-Men need to send this guy home feeling dejected!

Go Giants!

He's a phenomenon and it's just natural. We had the same kind of media for Michael Vick, Tim Tebow and others who display talents above the normal threshold. But, in the end, we have to remember it's not individuals who win games, it's teams.

KATKAVAGE75
10-21-2012, 12:02 PM
He's a phenomenon and it's just natural. We had the same kind of media for Michael Vick, Tim Tebow and others who display talents above the normal threshold. But, in the end, we have to remember it's not individuals who win games, it's teams.

The Giants are TEAM first & always.

RoanokeFan
10-21-2012, 12:04 PM
The Giants are TEAM first & always.

As it should be

BeatYale
10-21-2012, 12:18 PM
Thanks bro.

Lets hope the same Giants team from last week shows up today.

RoanokeFan
10-21-2012, 12:19 PM
Thanks bro.

Lets hope the same Giants team from last week shows up today.

Count on it!

fourth&forever
10-21-2012, 12:38 PM
Thanks for the game day reads Roanoke

RoanokeFan
10-21-2012, 12:45 PM
Thanks for the game day reads Roanoke

You're welcome