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NEWARK STAR LEDGER

Ahmad Bradshaw Told Tom Coughlin to "Run The Ball" In Animated Sideline Exchange

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

Excerpt: "I was just saying, 'Run the ball,' going onto the field," Bradshaw said of his exchange with Coughlin, which took place as the offense ran back onto the field after Stevie Brown's third-quarter interception. "A lot of my emotions kick in, and I just want to help my team win as much as possible."

Bradshaw is an emotional player, which fuels his aggressive running style. But these kind of emotions have the potential to go the other way, too.

Coughlin said he hopes they are infectious "in a positive way." To make sure that happens, Coughlin said simply, "it's been addressed," when asked if the incident was something that needed to be brought up today.

"There’s never been any question about Ahmad Bradshaw’s toughness, his intensity level," Coughlin said. "He plays the game hard. You'd like to have everybody play as hard as he plays, to be honest with you. He gives it everything he’s got, and so you want people to recognize that fact, but sometimes you do have to control yourself and control your emotions, and he’s working on it." Read more...

Giants' Martellus ennett says he played his worst game against the Redskins
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/10/martellus_bennett_says_he_play.html#incart_river

Excerpt: "Statisically, Martellus Bennett's performance Sunday against the Redskins was arguably his best as a member of the Giants.

Actually, scratch that. It was perhaps the best in his five-year career.

Bennett caught five passes on seven targets for 79 yards. The five receptions are tied for the third-most in his career. The 79 yards were a career-best. The first missed connection with Eli Manning was due to a pass that sailed over his head that was intercepted. On the second, he said he was grabbed by a defender before the throw reached him.

But Bennett didn't want to hear that today. He called his showing against the Redskins his worst in a Giants uniform.

"That's the thing about this game," Bennett said. "A lot of people just look at stats. I thought I played better against the 49ers than I played this past week so my thing is just improving and getting better from week to week." Read more...


Giants' Hot Topic: Id Eli Manning the Best QB in the NFL?

http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/10/giants_hot_topic_is_eli_mannin_1.html#incart_river

Excerpt: "Last week after the Giants (http://www.nj.com/giants/)dismantled San Francisco, we asked you if they were the NFL's best team. Answers were mixed, with some NJ.com users not even wanting to discuss it because of the overconfidence factor.

Now, after Eli Manning led yet another fourth-quarter comeback (http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/10/giants_survive_redskins_in_wil.html#incart_river), we want to know if you think he has taken over the title of the NFL's best quarterback." Read more...

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Eli Manning, Victor Cruz Make The Connection For Giants; Hook-Up For Game Winning Touchdown

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

Excerpt: "As soon as he stepped to the line of scrimmage and peered up from his slot position, Giants receiver Victor Cruz recognized the Redskins were in a Cover-2.

The safeties were outside the numbers, anticipating that the Giants were going to throw to the outside with 1:23 remaining in the fourth quarter.

Five steps into his route, he made his decision.

Eli Manning perceived the same. He expected Cruz to make the read. And Cruz did.

Cruz saw the acres of green beyond cornerback Josh Wilson, sidestepped to his right and darted past him untouched with a stutter step.

Manning, eyeing Cruz from the moment he snapped the ball, floated the pass when Cruz was 17 yards downfield. Manning hit him in stride and 50 yards later, after using the jumbotron as his rearview mirror to outsprint and veer away from defenders in pursuit, Cruz was in the end zone celebrating another signature big-play touchdown to conclude another signature Eli Manning fourth-quarter comeback." Read more...

Giants' Ahmad Bradshaw exchanges words with Tom Coughlin, Victor Cruz

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

Excerpt: "Tom Coughlin and Ahmad Bradshaw had what looked to be a heated exchange in the second half of Sunday’s 27-23 win against the Redskins.

After Giants safety Stevie Brown intercepted Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, Bradshaw appeared to shout some words at the Giants coach, though it was uncertain what the nature or tone of their conversation was.

“That’s between he and I,” Coughlin said after the game.

Bradshaw did not address the media in front of his locker after the game.

The Giants running back appeared to be frustrated at a few different points during the game.

After a 15-yard run in the third quarter, he approached receiver Victor Cruz, and the pair later had an animated conversation on the sideline.

Bradshaw also at one point slammed his helmet on the turf while sitting alone on the bench after a series, and had another animated conversation with position coach Jerald Ingram." Read more...

Giants' Defense Singing Praises Of Washington QB Robert Griffin III

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

Excerpt: "The Giants defense entered the locker room at halftime Sunday afternoon dumbfounded by what they encountered from the Redskins over the first 30 minutes of the game.

Sure, they expected it. They analyzed the film. They prepared with sixth-string wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan and backup quarterback David Carr simulating Robert Griffin III on scout team throughout the week. But that wasn’t anything like seeing it in person.

In just three offensive possessions in the first half of Sunday’s 27-23 Giants victory, Washington accumulated 146 rushing yards. Griffin was credited with 42 yards on three rushes. His fellow rookie, running back Alfred Morris, rumbled to the tune of 94 yards on 13 carries." Read more...

Giants Survive Redskins In Wild 27 - 23 Victory, Stay Atop NFC East

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

Excerpt: "Well, the Giants have their first win in the NFC East.

The only two blemishes on their record were losses in the division, to Dallas and Philadelphia, serving to increase the urgency for today’s game against the Redskins. On the brink of a third division loss, they responded by pulling off a 27-23 win that boosted their record to 5-2 and their lead in the division.

But, boy did it take a wild effort — and a 77-yard touchdown pass from Eli Manning to Victor Cruz, who burned a pair of Redskins defensive backs for the game-winning touchdown with 1:13 to play.

The Giants looked like they had been beat by Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III, who miraculously converted a fourth-and-10 and then threw a go-ahead touchdown to Santana Moss inside the two-minute warning.

The Giants got the ball back with 1:27 to play, and they delivered a win. Hosley, who had given up the Moss touchdown, sealed it by recovering a Moss fumble." Read more...

You Grade 'Em: Giants vs. Redskins - VOTE

http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2012/10/you_grade_em_giants_vs_redskin_3.html#incart_river


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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS.

Bradshaw's Outbursts No Big Deal To Giants

http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/giants/2012/10/bradshaws-outbursts-no-big-deal-to-giants

Excerpt: "Tom Coughlin would rather not be yelled at by his ball-hungry running back. And Victor Cruz could live without having Ahmad Bradshaw slap him in the head.

It was easy for everyone to forgive the fiery Bradshaw, though, one day after his outbursts were caught on camera during the Giants’ 27-23 win over the Redskins. His emotions may have been raw, and his expressions of anger were probably inappropriate.

But they’ve come to expect it from the intense, passionate, ----year-old whom several teammates said “wears his heart on his sleeve.”

“Hey, if I’m going to a fight I’m taking Ahmad with me,'' said safety Antrel Rolle. “I love that guy. I love his passion. I love the attitude he beings to a game. He’s a very emotional guy.

“Nothing he does is meant to be disturbing to anyone else. It may come across like that, but we all know Ahmad is a passionate player. He wears it on his sleeve and I back him 100 percent.” Read more...

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Robert Griffin III Almost II Much

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/rgiii-ii-article-1.1188969

Excerpt: "he Giants’ collective hearts were in their throats for most of the afternoon on Sunday, especially on a day when one of their most explosive connections – Eli Manning (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Eli+Manning) to Victor Cruz – was misfiring.

The looming specter of Washington’s rookie quarterback, Robert Griffin III, and what he might do with the ball in his hands with the game on the line produced cold sweat. And so it was that every one of the 81,352 at MetLife Stadium were frozen in place for the last 2:59 of the game as Manning and Griffin traded shots like a couple of heavyweights in the last round of a championship fight.


Griffin completed a crucial 19-yard pass to tight end Logan Paulsen on a fourth-and-10 play and then three plays later threw a perfectly placed ball over the right shoulder of receiver Santana Moss in the end zone for a 30-yard touchdown pass to help put the Redskins ahead 23-20 with 1:32 to play." Read more...


Clutch Stop Seals Big Blue Victory

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/clutch-stops-seal-big-blue-victory-article-1.1189112

Excerpt: "Justin Tuck has heard the jokes for weeks. When the defensive end sits in meetings alongside sack-happy teammates Osi Umenyiora and Jason Pierre-Paul, he is labeled the old one.

But that all changed in the first half of Sunday’s 27-23 win over the Washington Redskins, just after the two-minute warning. Redskins QB Robert Griffin III took a third-and-5 snap from the Giants 17 and dropped back. But before he could survey the field, Tuck was engulfing him, dragging the league’s most elusive quarterback to the MetLife Stadium turf for his first sack of the season.

“Finally,” Tuck said. “It’s good to kind of get off the schneid with Osi and JPP killing me in meetings, calling me ‘the old guy.’ It feels good to make a play and help this team win a football game.”

That’s a sentiment that the Big Blue defense felt. With Tuck leading the way, the unit routinely made clutch plays on Sunday. The Giants were often confounded by the Redskins’ option attack, surrendering 480 total yards, but the unit also forced four second-half turnovers, giving an out-of-sync Eli Manning time to connect with Victor Cruz late in the fourth quarter." Read more...

Giants Cruz To A Thrilling 27 - 23 Win Over RG III, Redskins

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants

Excerpt: "GIANTS 27, REDSKINS 23gave the Giants a frightening glimpse of the future. But all it took was one clutch pass from
Robert Griffin III Eli Manning
to remind everyone who still controls the NFC East.

With one stunning, 77-yard touchdown pass to Victor Cruz with 1:13 remaining, Manning thwarted RGIII’s impressive comeback attempt with a comeback of his own, giving the Giants a much-needed 27-23 victory over the Washington Redskins at MetLife Stadium. The game-winner came just 19 seconds after a Griffin touchdown pass had given the Redskins the lead.

But after that, all the rookie quarterback could do was watch as Manning found Cruz open down the middle to give the Giants (5-2) their first division victory in three tries, Manning completing the 24th fourth-quarter comeback of his remarkable career.

“Eli’s done this a million times before,” said defensive end Osi Umenyiora. “We had all the faith and all the confidence in the world in him. That’s why Eli Manning is Eli Manning.” Read more...


Giants Insider: Hosley Gets Burned, But Recovers

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/football/giants/giant-insider-holsey-burned-recovers-article-1.1189117

Excerpt: "Jayron Hosley was beaten, but he had no plans to stay down.


With 1:32 left in Sunday’s divisional showdown with the Redskins at MetLife Stadium, the Giants rookie corner couldn’t stay with Washington receiver Santana Moss (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Santana+Moss). He missed a jam and wound up trailing Moss, who caught a 30-yard TD that gave the Redskins a 23-20 lead.

“He took a wide release on me and kind of faded away from me,” Hosley said. “He made the play, I didn’t, simple as that.”

And that’s why Hosley felt so good when he put the finishing touches on the Giants’ 27-23 win. He watched from the sidelines as Eli Manning connected with Victor Cruz on a 77-yard go-ahead score, hoping to get another chance. When the Redskins got the ball back with 1:13 left, Hosley got his shot. With 46 seconds to play, Robert Griffin III found Moss again, this time for an 11-yard catch to the Redskins 43. LB Chase Blackburn stripped Moss of the ball in the middle of the field, and Hosley alertly pounced on the ball. “It was a little bit of redemption man, a little bit of redemption,” Hosley said." Read more...

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THE NEW YORK POST.

RG III Throws Big Scare Into Big Blue Before Cruz, Eli Manning Steal Show

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/steal_throws_show_scare_into_big_NxfCgOqUUykHWdFWT sk7BM

Excerpt: "The kid quarterback was on his way to ruining the day for the Giants, making them feel old and slow. Robert Griffin III was not as good as advertized yesterday, he was better.

“He takes away from your enthusiasm for the game a little bit,’’ Justin Tuck said with a shake of the head.

After more than 58 minutes, Griffin had his Redskins ahead, offering a scintillating view of the future in the here and now. He ripped through the Giants. They couldn’t stop him and were about to lose to him until the other quarterback in this drama ripped out the heart of yet another opponent with an emphatic reminder that no mantles would be passed on this day at MetLife Stadium.

“We hate we let it get like that because we had opportunity to slam the door shut and we didn’t do that,’’ Osi Umenyiora said. “But that’s why Eli Manning is Eli Manning.’’

He has no fancy calling card such as RG3, but Easy Eli made sure as much as he might be upstaged he would not be outdone. His 77-yard catch-and-run connection with Victor Cruz with 1:13 remaining wrapped up a hang-wringing 27-23 victory." Read more...

WR Torpedoes 'Skins With Clutch Catch

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/wr_torpedoes_skins_with_clutch_catch_ltpJPOoLvOMYY kgeD5b9nJ

Excerpt: "MetLife Stadium got to witness an extra special rendition of the salsa from Victor Cruz yesterday — the game-winning variety.

The Giants’ dynamic wide receiver hauled in the go-ahead 77-yard touchdown reception from Eli Manning with 1:13 left to lift the Giants to a come-from-behind, 27-23 victory over the Redskins.

“Thank God for Victor Cruz,” defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul said.

More than 80,000 Giants fans felt the same way after Cruz’s long catch and run gave the Giants their third straight win and command of the NFC East.

Cruz has made a habit of such plays, though this was by far his biggest one — in terms of yards and importance — of the season.

“All our receivers pride ourselves on that, but me personally I love being in that position,” he said. “I feel like whenever I get the ball in my hands, I want to do some good things and great things with it. Any time we get in that position, I want to be the one to make the big catch or the winning touchdown.”

It came just 19 seconds after Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had quieted the stadium, putting

Washington ahead with a 30-yard touchdown pass to former Jets receiver Santana Moss.

But there wasn’t any panic on the Giants sideline." Read more

Return Sweet Fir Giants' DT

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/canty_bar_j2I6FWqDeFgjjItRbH5p0M

Excerpt: "Yesterday was problem-free for Chris Canty and his surgically-repaired knee.

For the first six games this season, the Giants’ defensive tackle was on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, a result of the knee surgery he had shortly after the Giants’ Super Bowl XLVI victory. But yesterday Canty was back, with the Giants’ best interior lineman playing what he estimated were 20 to 30 snaps in his team’s 27-23 triumph over the Redskins at MetLife Stadium.

“I feel great. No issues. No limitations,” Canty said afterward. “Not at all [a problem], not even a little bit.”

Canty started the game and was credited with four tackles on the afternoon. As a result, when the game began, the Giants’ starting defensive line of Canty, fellow tackle Linval Joseph and ends Justin Tuck and Jason Pierre-Paul were together for the first time this season.

Canty was willing to play more than the snaps he was limited to — he called it “a pitch count.” But he said the Giants were firm with the 20-to-30 range.

“That was what the plan was and they stuck to the plan. Believe me, against my own will, they stuck to the plan,” Canty said." Read more...


Giants' Report Card

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/giants_report_card_9tXnH9yTyLYJsiihQb3seO

Excerpt: "OFFENSE
One rushing TD apiece for Ahmad Bradshaw and Andre Brown but not much doing on the ground, leaving an unusually inaccurate Eli Manning (26-of-40, 337 yards, 1 TD, 2 INTs) to save the day. Game-winner to Victor Cruz (7 rec., 131 yards) was a beauty, but late interception was a shocker. TE Martellus Bennett (5 rec., 79 yards) was a factor and Hakeem Nicks (5 rec., 53 yards) is getting back into it. C+
DEFENSEJustin Tuck said he’s got some new gray hair after this. No wonder. There was no stopping rookie Alfred Morris (22 carries, 120 yards) in the first half and Robert Griffin III passed for 258 yards and ran for 89, often operating at a different speed. Two TDs for Santana Moss, who flat-out beat CB Jayron Hosley late. Big INT for Stevie Brown (again) and three forced fumbles (two by Chase Blackburn) saved the day. C" Read mroe...
More Last Foirth Quarter Magic From Eli Makes Up For Erratic Effort

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/more_fourth_quarter_magic_from_eli_lFBjf1OSyehclGV XeX5D8M

Excerpt: "Eli Manning was on his back and could not see the drama that was about to unfold.

Tom Coughlin was on the Giants sideline, hyperventilating.

Redskins cornerback Josh Wilson was on his stomach on the Washington 35-yard line, his teammates Madieu Williams and DeAngelo Hall making a chase that would prove futile.

Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan was on the opposite sideline, his stomach turning sour.

The 81,000 fans inside MetLife Stadium stood in silence, holding their collective breath.

Victor Cruz?

He was steps from breaking into his most significant salsa dance of the season, having hauled in a Manning dart over the middle of the field in perfect stride with the 77-yard game-winning touchdown pass in his hands and 1:13 remaining in a scintillating 27-23 Giants comeback win over the Redskins yesterday.

“Looking at the back of 80’s heels was at the end … holy cow what a great feeling that was,’’ Coughlin said.

So another unlikely victory was wrested from the arms of defeat by the Giants, who improved to 5-2, solidified their grip on first-place in the NFC East, avoided going 0-3 in the division and exorcized the demonic hold the Redskins had on them last season.

Raise your hand if you’ve seen this movie before — the one where Manning leads the Giants to victory in the fourth quarter." Read more...

Manning's Last Minute 77 Yard TD To Cruz Send Giants Past Washington

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/manning_last_minute_yard_washington_efcOWgQubScHQ2 CUWGAfuL

Excerpt: "In a duel of clutch playmakers, Eli Manning had the last big trick to beat Robert Griffin III.

Eli Manning threw a 77-yard scoring pass to Victor Cruz with 1:13 to play and the New York Giants overcame a late touchdown toss by rookie sensation Robert Griffin III to defeat the Washington Redskins 27-23 on Sunday.

Manning’s pass to Cruz came two plays and 19 seconds after Griffin capped what was a potential game-winning, 77-yard drive with a 30-yard touchdown toss to Santana Moss. The rookie had kept the drive alive with a 19-yard pass off a desperate scramble on a fourth-and-10 play deep in his own territory and a 24-yard run on the next play.

Cruz, however, blew by Josh Wilson and Madieu Williams and the more than 80,000 fans in MetLife Stadium celebrated as Manning triumphantly pumped his fist once again after another fourth-quarter comeback.

Griffin had Washington moving for another score when Moss was tackled by Chase Blackburn after an 11-yard reception and rookie Jayron Hosley recovered at the Washington 43.

The victory was the third straight for the Giants (5-2) and it prevented Washington (3-4) from moving into a first-place tie in the NFC East.

The Redskins and their rookie sensation were oh-so-close to being tied for the lead, and Manning’s improbable big play capped a wild second half that saw both quarterbacks make major mistakes.

Ahmad Bradshaw and Andrew Brown scored on 1-yard runs and Lawrence Tynes kicked a pair of field goals for the Giants, who won despite giving up nearly 500 yards in total offense." Read more...

In The End, Redskins In Awe Of The Mann

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/in_end_redskins_in_awe_of_the_mann_F9Fx0Kf4fWOZh1i 59lRL0K

Excerpt: "Robert Griffin III may well be the quarterback of the future, but even the Redskins had to admit Eli Manning is the most clutch quarterback of the present. After seeing him rip their collective hearts out with a game-winning bomb to beat them 27-23 yesterday, it was hard to argue.

After RGIII had put the Redskins ahead with 1:32 to play, Manning hit Victor Cruz with a 77-yard score to illustrate that his time is still now. Asked if Manning was the NFL’s best fourth-quarter quarterback, Redskin coach Mike Shanahan said, “He sure proved it (yesterday). Great throw, double-covered, hit it right on the money.’’

Two dozen times, Manning has led the Giants to victory in the fourth quarter. Yesterday was his eighth game-winning drive since the start of last season, the most in football in that span. The best? It would seem so.

“Right now he is. He won this one,’’ said Redskins cornerback Josh Wilson, who picked off Manning in the third quarter and held Cruz in check through most of four quarters, until getting beaten badly on the game-winner.

“He’s been doing it well for a while,’’ Washington receiver Santana Moss said. “He spoke a couple of years about himself and said he was elite. He’s been playing that way all this season. I like Eli, he’s a pretty good quarterback.’’

At this point, it’s almost hard to remember when Manning wasn’t elite. He has so spoiled New York fans that it was shocking to watch him struggle against Washington’s defense, missing a wide-open Cruz in the end zone for a potential first-half TD, overthrowing him on a bomb early in the third quarter, and tossing a pair of picks." Read more...

Giants' BallHawks Save The Day

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/turnover_time_xXn7ZmpRZDJW7nViCWzr1I

Excerpt: "With 77 seconds left yesterday and the Giants protecting a 27-23 lead, coach Tom Coughlin watched the Redskins take over at their 20, pick up 12 yards on their first play and notch 11 more on their third.

“You’re starting to think, ‘What’s it going to take here?’ ” Coughlin said. “Somehow, some way, somebody’s got to get us a turnover, and thank goodness, that’s what happened.”

Chase Blackburn got that turnover, drilling Santana Moss in the back after his 11-yard gain and stripping the Redskins wideout of the ball at the Washington 43-yard line. Rookie cornerback Jayron Hosley recovered the fumble, ending the Redskins’ potential game-winning drive and sealing the Giants’ first division win.

The Giants defense allowed 248 yards rushing, surrendered 480 total yards and rarely outright stopped the Redskins, who punted once all afternoon. But Blackburn’s forced fumble was one of four huge turnovers the unit caused in the second half, as the Giants picked off Robert Griffin III once and recovered three Washington fumbles. The turnovers only got the Giants seven points, but they probably saved more.

And the final one saved the game.

“We just did our job,” Jason Pierre-Paul said.

The first turnover came on Washington’s second possession of the third quarter, when defensive tackle Linval Joseph knocked the ball away from running back Alfred Morris at the Giants’ 40. Michael Boley recovered it.

A little more than six minutes later, Griffin was intercepted by safety Stevie Brown at the Giants’ 24.

Brown ran it back 41 yards, setting up Ahmad Bradshaw’s 1-yard TD plunge. It was Brown’s thrd pick in the last five weeks, and he has returned each for at least 40 yards.

“Tell you what, he has really come through for us in a big way,” Coughlin said. “Stevie finds the ball or the ball finds him, one way or the other.” Read more...


Giants' Blitz

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/giants/giants_blitz_5H9zXPf37OCiOoGB6dD9yH

Eccerpt: "HERO

With just 83 seconds left and the Giants trailing 23-20, Victor Cruz hooked up with Eli Manning as they connected on a 77-yard game-winning bomb. The Giants’ big-play wideout did it again, beating cornerback Josh Wilson and safety Madieu Williams. As Jason Pierre-Paul said with a laugh, “Thank God for Victor Cruz.”
UNSUNG HEROThe word “unsung” fits Chase Blackburn perfectly, and the linebacker delivered again in the closing seconds. On the Redskins’ final drive, Blackburn stripped wideout Santana Moss at the Washington 43-yard line, his second forced fumble of the game. The Giants recovered the ball to seal the victory." Read more...


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THE BERGEN RECORD

Giants' Notes: Happy Return For Chris Canty

http://www.northjersey.com/sports/175186491_Giants_notes__Happy_return_for_Chris_Can ty.html

Excerpt: "DT Chris Canty was limited to under 30 snaps in his first game action since Super Bowl XLVI. He started alongside Linval Joseph and registered four tackles in a rotation with Markus Kuhn and Marvin Austin.

"I feel great … [and] believe me, against my own will, they stuck to the plan," Canty said. "It was a great opportunity out there to hunt with my guys. I feel great. No issues, no limitations. Hopefully next week I’ll be off the pitch count and play a little bit more."

Canty was activated from the physically unable to perform list Saturday following off-season knee surgery.

Heated exchange


After back-to-back impressive performances, Ahmad Bradshaw finished with 43 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries. He was emotional throughout the game and at one point had what seemed to be a heated exchange with Tom Coughlin.

Bradshaw did not talk to the media after the game and all Coughlin would say afterward was, "That’s between he and I."

Together again

For the first time this season, the Pro Bowl trio of Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora each collected at least one sack in the same game." Read more...


Giants' Replay: A Wild Back And Forth Affair

http://www.northjersey.com/sports/175186671_Giants_replay__A_wild_back-and-forth_affair.html

Excerpt: "Turning point

In a wild back-and-forth affair, the biggest play turned out to be the next-to-last one: Chase Blackburn’s strip of Santana Moss and Jayron Hosley’s recovery with 39 seconds remaining. The turnover – Washington’s fourth of the game – cost Robert Griffin III a chance to answer Eli Manning in the game’s waning moments and provided some redemption for Hosley, the rookie whom RG III and Moss beat for a 30-yard touchdown that had given the Redskins a 23-20 lead.

Star of the game

Victor Cruz continues to shine in the biggest moments and his 77-yard TD reception from Manning ended up being the longest game-winning touchdown in the final two minutes of the fourth quarter in franchise history. He tied Homer Jones’ NFL record for the most 70-plus yard TD catches (six) in a player’s first 26 games. The Paterson (http://www.northjersey.com/paterson) native finished with seven catches for 131 yards and has scored at least once in four consecutive games." Read more...


Manning 77-Yarder To Cruz Rallies Giants

http://www.northjersey.com/sports/Manning_77-yarder_to_Cruz_rallies_Giants_27-23.html

Excerpt: " In a duel of clutch playmakers, Eli Manning had the last big trick to beat Robert Griffin III.

Eli Manning threw a 77-yard scoring pass to Victor Cruz with 1:13 to play and the New York Giants overcame a late touchdown toss by rookie sensation Robert Griffin III to defeat the Washington Redskins 27-23 on Sunday.

Manning's pass to Cruz came two plays and 19 seconds after Griffin capped what was a potential game-winning, 77-yard drive with a 30-yard touchdown toss to Santana Moss. The rookie had kept the drive alive with a 19-yard pass off a desperate scramble on a fourth-and-10 play deep in his own territory and a 24-yard run on the next play.

Cruz, however, blew by Josh Wilson and Madieu Williams and the more than 80,000 fans in MetLife Stadium celebrated as Manning triumphantly pumped his fist once again after another fourth-quarter comeback.

Griffin had Washington moving for another score when Moss was tackled by Chase Blackburn after an 11-yard reception and rookie Jayron Hosley recovered at the Washington 43.
The victory was the third straight for the Giants (5-2) and it prevented Washington (3-4) from moving into a first-place tie in the NFC East.

The Redskins and their rookie sensation were oh-so-close to being tied for the lead, and Manning's improbable big play capped a wild second half that saw both quarterbacks make major mistakes.
Ahmad Bradshaw and Andrew Brown scored on 1-yard runs and Lawrence Tynes kicked a pair of field goals for the Giants, who won despite giving up nearly 500 yards in total offense.

Griffin was 20 of 28 for 258 yards and two touchdowns, both to Moss, and ran for another 89 yards on nine carries, Fellow rookie Alfred Morris gained 120 yards rushing." Read more...


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GIANTS 101

Giants' Justin Tuck Says Jason Pierre-Paul Will Change The League

http://www.giants101.com/2012/10/22/new-york-giants-justin-tuck-says-jason-pierre-paul-will-change-the-league/

Excerpt: "The New York (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york/) Giants' defensive line displayed an explosive pass rush for the second consecutive week, as Big Blue came up with three sacks at home against the Washington Redskins (http://www.giants101.com/tag/washington-redskins/) in Week 7. Justin Tuck (http://www.giants101.com/tag/justin-tuck/), Osi Umenyiora, and Jason Pierre-Paul (http://www.giants101.com/tag/jason-pierre-paul/) each brought down the elusive Robert Griffin III on separate occasions, which enabled the Giants to keep pace with the Washington Redskins (http://www.giants101.com/tag/washington-redskins/)' explosive offense throughout the contest. After the game was over, Tuck expressed his approval for how teammate, JPP, has been playing of late.

JPP had four tackles and caused a sack/fumble (http://www.nfl.com/videos/nfl-game-highlights/0ap2000000082930/RG3-fumble) on RG3 as the Redskins were threatening to score with seven minutes left in the fourth quarter. Eli Manning (http://www.giants101.com/tag/eli-manning/) gave the ball right back with an interception on the next play, but JPP and the Giants defense held the 'Skins to a field goal on the ensuing drive. Needless to say, Pierre-Paul's presence had a huge impact on Sunday's matchup, and teammate Justin Tuck (http://www.giants101.com/tag/justin-tuck/) thinks the Giants third-year superstar has the ability to a special player.

"I think he had a lot of fun today," Tuck said. "I think he enjoyed being out there. I honestly think the whole 'Not having fun' [thing] was blown out of proportion. But it was good to see him coming out and making plays. That guy, I think he's going to change the league. If he continues to do what he's doing, he's going to be good for a long time." Read more...


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Giants Win A Wild One, Edge RG III, Redskins, 27 - 23

http://www.giants101.com/2012/10/21/new-york-giants-win-wild-one-edge-robert-griffin-iii-and-washington-redskins-27-23/

Excerpt: "In the New York Giants (http://www.giants101.com/tag/new-york-giants/) wildest game of the season, quarterback Eli Manning out dueled Washington Redskins (http://www.giants101.com/tag/washington-redskins/) quarterback Robert Griffin III (http://www.giants101.com/tag/robert-griffin-iii/), lofting a 77-yard touchdown to Victor Cruz (http://www.giants101.com/tag/victor-cruz/) with less than a minute and a half to go and the Giants trailing by three

Eli’s late-game heroics were necessary after Griffin capped a near-brilliant day with a brilliant touchdown drive to take the lead in the waning minutes. The drive featured an incredible escape-and-throw deep in his own territory on 4th down and finished off with a beautiful touchdown lob to Santana Moss.

The Giants had a few chances to put the ‘Skins away, but interceptions by Manning in the red zone and then deep in his own territory kept the Skins alive. If not for the game-saving pass to Cruz, Manning’s picks are probably the story of the week.

What we think we saw…" Read more...

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BIG BLUE VIEW

Ahmad Bradshaw Outburst Addressed By Tom Coughlin

http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/10/22/3539506/ahmad-bradshaw-outburst-addressed-by-tom-coughlin

Excerpt: "New York Giants (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants) coach Tom Coughlin was asked several questions Monday about running back Ahmad Bradshaw, who was temperamental with teammates and argumentative with coaches -- including Coughlin -- on Sunday. To the point where Coughlin finally bristled and asked "is that the only questions we're going to have today is about Ahmad saying 'good morning coach,' to me?"

"There's never been any question about Ahmad Bradshaw's (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/16768/ahmad-bradshaw) toughness, his intensity level. He plays the game hard, you'd like to have everybody play as hard as he plays. He gives it everything he's got," Coughlin said. "Sometimes you do have to control yourself and control your emotions and he's working on it."

Bradshaw gave teammate Victor Cruz (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/109584/victor-cruz) a wicked slap in the helmet at one point. He was also seen having words with both Coughlin and running backs coach Jerald Ingram." Read more...


Giants vs Redskins: Kudos, Wet Willies Review

http://www.bigblueview.com/2012/10/22/3537984/giants-vs-redskins-kudos-wet-willies-review

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Victor Cruz (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/109584/victor-cruz): As Jason Pierre-Paul (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/108442/jason-pierre-paul) said after the game "thank God for Victor Cruz." He had seven catches for 131 yards overall. Cruz could have had two other touchdowns, but a somewhat erratic Eli Manning (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/2235/eli-manning) missed him both times.

Stevie Brown (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/109254/stevie-brown): This guy is turning into one of those brilliant under-the-radar acquisitions by Jerry Reese. A pivotal interception Sunday on a ball that was not easy to catch, six tackles and a pass defensed.

Linval Joseph (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/108661/linval-joseph): The big man can certainly play, and he is a whole lot more than just a run-stuffer, which is what he was expected to be coming out of college. Three tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery on Sunday.

Jason Pierre-Paul: An active day for JPP with four tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and another hit on RGIII.

Justin Tuck (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/2260/justin-tuck): His best statistical day of the season. He had a sack, two hits on RGIII and six tackles (one for loss).

Chase Blackburn (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/2207/chase-blackburn): Ended the game with 10 tackles and two forced fumbles. Truth is Blackburn wasn't very good in the first half when the Redskins ran the ball at will. He was much better in the second half, and he has to get props for the forced fumbles.

Michael Boley (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/1115/michael-boley): All over the field. He had six tackles, many of them excellent. Also deserves some credit for the Stevie Brown interception as it was his perfect drop into coverage that seemed to cause Robert Griffin III (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/152650/robert-griffin-iii) to double-clutch.

Ahmad Bradshaw (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/16768/ahmad-bradshaw): The overall numbers are not impressive (12 rushes, 43 yards and four receptions for 22 yards). How hard he worked to get every one of those yards, and the fire he showed throughout the game, was.

Hakeem Nicks (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/71294/hakeem-nicks): Had five catches for 53 yards. He, obviously, is not yet 100 percent. He is giving the Giants (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants) everything he has, however, and his presence is huge for the Giants' offense.

Martellus Bennett (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/34521/martellus-bennett): Five catches for the massive tight end, including a 31-yarder." Read more...


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Giants 27, Redskins 23: New York Survives Washington Onslaught

http://www.bigblueview.com/giants-vs-redskins-nfl-week-7/2012/10/21/3535108/giants-27-redskins-23-nfl-week-7-scores-eli-manning-victor-cruz-robert-griffin-iii

Excerpt: "Somehow, Eli Manning (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/2235/eli-manning) and Victor rescued the New York Giants (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/new-york-giants) again on Sunday afternoon.

After Robert Griffin III (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/152650/robert-griffin-iii) completed a 30-yard pass to Santana Moss (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/1553/santana-moss) to give the Washington Redskins (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/washington-redskins) a 24-20 lead with 1:38 to play, Manning and Cruz connected on a 77-yard touchdown pass to give the Giants a 27-23 victory in a seesaw NFC East contest at Metlife Stadium." Read more...

Instant Analysis: Giants Fortunate To Defeat Redskins

http://www.bigblueview.com/giants-vs-redskins-nfl-week-7/2012/10/21/3535248/instant-analysis-new-york-giants-washington-redskins-nfl-week-7

Excerpt: "The New York Giants were incredibly fortunate to defeat the Washington Redskins on Sunday. Giants' fans are used to last-minute heroics from quarterback Eli Manning and wide receiver Victor Cruz, and the 77-yard pass with 1:13 to play that gave the Giants a 27-23 victory provided one more.

In many ways, though, this was a game the 5-2 Giants seemed to try hard to lose.

The Giants' play-calling with a lead in the final few minutes was highly questionable. When Robert Griffin III fumbled and Linval Joseph recovered at the Giants' 30-yard line with the Giants lead 20-13 and 7:18 left to play it seemed like a perfect opportunity to run some clock.

The Giants chose to pass, however, and a terrible throw from Manning was intercepted, leading to a Washington field goal." Read more...


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http://insidefootball.com/blog/archives/5381

Bennett Unhappy With His Game vs. Washington

Excerpt: "A day after recording a new season high of 79 receiving yards on five catches, tight end Martellus Bennett gave himself a thumbs down for his performance.

“I think I played pretty bad yesterday,” he said, declining to get into specifics. “I screwed (Eli Manning) on a couple of plays.”

Bennett, who said he thought he had a better game against the 49ers, was the target of Manning’s first interception, but the quarterback, as usual, wasn’t pointing fingers for the blame.

“They kind of fooled me on the coverage,” he said. “ I thought it was going to be two-man and the corner came off and I think Martellus saw it and so he slowed down to try to stop in the little hole right there and I didn’t see the corner come off and he made a good play.” Read more...


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Giants Thwart The Redskins, 27, 23

http://insidefootball.com/blog/archives/5378

Excerpt: "While Redskins rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III certainly lived up to his advertising, in the end, it was Giants quarterback Eli Manning and his ability to bring his team back from behind toward victory that generated the most buzz in New York’s 27-23 win.

Manning, who connected with receiver Victor Cruz on a 77-yard touchdown reception with 1:23 left in the game, recorded his 24th career game-winning drive. Cruz, meanwhile, whose reception reminded many people of his 99-yard touchdown catch last year against the Jets, tied the mark set by Homer Jones of six touchdown receptions of 70 or more yards within the first 26 games of his playing career.

Cruz’s reception was also the longest game winning touchdown in the final two minutes of the fourth quarter in Giants franchise history.

“When you’re backed up like that you want to get some yardage, get in a good rhythm, move the ball,” said Manning of his thought process at that point in the game. “You can throw the ball underneath and don’t have to force the ball down the field, but as you get closer to the other side, if you’ve got that opportunity then you understand that you don’t have to force things.” Read more...


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Giants' Ahmad Bradshaw Wanted Bigger Role

http://espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/story/_/id/8538641/ahmad-bradshaw-new-york-giants-said-argument-tom-coughlin-was-result-role-offense

Excerpt: "New York Giants (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/nyg/new-york-giants) running back Ahmad Bradshaw (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/10693/ahmad-bradshaw) said his heated exchange with coach Tom Coughlin during Sunday's victory over the Washington Redskins (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/wsh/washington-redskins)was a plea to run the ball more.

Bradshaw was even more emotional than usual during the game, at one point also strongly slapping teammate Victor Cruz (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/13553/victor-cruz) on the back of the helmet. All of this took place in the third quarter of New York's 27-23 win.

Bradshaw and Coughlin shouted at each other as the Giants offense was going back on the field at the end of the third quarter.

"I was just saying, 'Run the ball,' going onto the field," Bradshaw said of his exchange with Coughlin. "A lot of my emotions kicking in. I just want to help my team win as much as possible."

Coughlin said he has addressed the issue with his running back.

"There's never been any question about Ahmad Bradshaw's toughness, his intensity level," Coughlin said. "He plays the game hard. You know, you like to have everybody play as hard as he does. He gives it everything he's got.

"And so, you want people to recognize that fact, but sometimes you do have to control yourself and control your emotions. And he's working on it." Read more...


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Report Card: Giants win Over Redskins

http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/18631/report-card-giants-win-over-redskins

Excerpt: "Here are my grades for the Giants' Week 7 win over the Redskins:

http://espn.go.com/i/nfl/grades/grade_bminus.jpg (http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/18631/report-card-giants-win-over-redskins#)
RUSHING OFFENSEThe Giants only managed a total of 64 yards on 19 carries as Ahmad Bradshaw (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/10693/ahmad-bradshaw) had only 12 carries for 43 yards. But he and Andre Brown (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/12490/andre-brown) each scored on hard-fought 1-yard touchdowns which earns this B- grade. The Giants probably could've run the ball more.


http://espn.go.com/i/nfl/grades/grade_b.jpg (http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/18631/report-card-giants-win-over-redskins#)
PASSING OFFENSEFor most of the day, Eli Manning (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/5526/eli-manning) struggled. He missed Victor Cruz (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/13553/victor-cruz) in the end zone in the first half and threw two picks in the second half.
But with the game on the line, he hit Cruz when it mattered on a 77-yard game-winning touchdown. Cruz finished with seven receptions for 131 yards and the touchdown andMartellus Bennett (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/11295/martellus-bennett) and Hakeem Nicks (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/12586/hakeem-nicks) each had five catches.


Cruz Continues To Make History Against Redskins

http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/18605/cruz-comes-through-for-the-giants-again

Excerpt: "Seven weeks into the NFL season, we can say this, for sure:Victor Cruz (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/13553/victor-cruz) is no one-year wonder.

Cruz came through yet again on Sunday, with a 77-yard touchdown grab with less than two minutes remaining and the winning score in the Giants' 27-23 victory over the Redskins.

That's the longest game-winning TD in the final two minutes of the fourth quarter in Giants history.

"[It was] A great route by Victor -- great decision," said quarterback Eli Manning (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/5526/eli-manning). "I had good protection, I was able to put it up there and he ran under it to go get the touchdown."

The Giants had just given up the lead when Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/14875/robert-griffin) connected withSantana Moss (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/2564/santana-moss) on a 30-yard TD strike, putting Washington up 23-20 with 1:32 to play. AfterDavid Wilson (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/14887/david-wilson) returned the kickoff to the Giants' 23-yard line, and following an incompletion on first down, the G-Men faced 2nd-and-10 with 1:23 left in the game.

That's when Cruz, from the right slot position, took off and streaked down the field, hauling in the bomb from Manning.

"As I was going vertical, I just saw that the safeties were wide and they were outside of the numbers, and I saw the middle of the field wide open, so I just took it," Cruz said. "I just kept going vertical and Eli saw it the same way."

Cruz had seven catches for 131 yards on the day. It's his fourth straight game with at least one touchdown catch. " Read more...

Tuck, Osi, JPP, All Get To RG III

http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/18598/tuck-osi-jpp-all-get-to-rg3

Excerpt: "A couple of weeks ago, Jason Pierre-Paul (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/13256/jason-pierre-paul) complained that he wasn't having any fun this season.

That appears to have changed.

After getting two sacks in the Giants' win in San Francisco last week, Pierre-Paul collected another one in Sunday's 27-23 victory over Washington. He also forced a fumble on a separate play, when he took down Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/14875/robert-griffin) on a run behind the line of scrimmage.

And after his sack, Pierre-Paul did a "Gangnam Style" dance, to the delight of the crowd.

"It was a great win," a smiling Pierre-Paul said after the game.

All three of the Giants' star defensive ends got to Griffin, the Redskins' rookie phenom. Justin Tuck (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/8488/justin-tuck) sacked him on a third-and-5 in Giants territory in the second quarter, forcing a Redskins field goal attempt. Osi Umenyiora (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/4514/osi-umenyiora) brought Griffin down on a second-and-8 early in the fourth quarter." Read more...

Eli Manning's TD To Victor Cruz Rescues Giants From Redskins

http://sports.espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/recap?gameId=321021019

Excerpt: "While Robert Griffin (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/14875/robert-griffin) III is quickly becoming the NFL's most exciting quarterback, there's none better than Eli Manning (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/5526/eli-manning) with the game on the line.

Manning one-upped the Washington Redskins (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/wsh/washington-redskins)' rookie sensation with a pinpoint 77-yard scoring pass to Victor Cruz (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/13553/victor-cruz) with 1:13 to play and the New York Giants (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/nyg/new-york-giants) overcame a late touchdown toss by Griffin to defeat the Washington Redskins 27-23 on Sunday.

"With our offense and Eli at the helm, we're never too worried," Cruz said. "No matter what situation we're in, no matter how many points we need or a field goal we need, we have the confidence we can do it. We have a lot of confidence in each other, and in Eli." Read more...

Manning Has Comeback In Cruz Control

http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/18599/manning-has-comeback-in-cruz-control

Excerpt: "New York Giants (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/nyg/new-york-giants) quarterback Eli Manning (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/5526/eli-manning) showed the Washington Redskins (http://espn.go.com/nfl/team/_/name/wsh/washington-redskins) and their rookie sensation, Robert Griffin (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/14875/robert-griffin) III, that he’s still got the best touch in the NFL when it comes to leading a fourth-quarter comeback.

His 77-yard touchdown throw to Victor Cruz (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/13553/victor-cruz) also exposed one of the Redskins' biggest weaknesses.

Let’s take a closer look at the stats from the key play Giants win.

Eli does it again

This marked the eighth game-winning drive for Manning in the fourth quarter or overtime since the start of last season.

The touchdown was the longest fourth-quarter, go-ahead touchdown pass of Manning’s career.

Manning’s 197 touchdown passes are two shy of the Giants' team record, held by Phil Simms (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/6488/phil-simms). " Read more...


Rapid Reaction: Giants 27, Redskins 23

http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/giants/post/_/id/18584/rapid-reaction-giants-27-redskins-23

Excerpt: "Eli Manning (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/5526/eli-manning) had an off day, but he saved his best for last, throwing a 77-yard touchdown strike to Victor Cruz (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/13553/victor-cruz) with 1:13 left to lift the Giants over the Redskins (http://espn.go.com/new-york/nfl/recap?gameId=321021019) 27-23 in a crucial NFC East showdown.

What it means: The Giants avoided what could have been a disastrous 0-3 division start. They needed an exciting comeback to do so, though.

After watching Robert Griffin III (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/14875/robert-griffin) convert a fourth-and-10 by scrambling all over the place and then later a 24-yard scramble that helped set up a touchdown pass to Santana Moss (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/2564/santana-moss), the Giants answered with Manning's bomb to Cruz for the win.

Second-half defense:Chris Canty (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/8546/chris-canty) returned off the physically unable to perform list and started the game at defensive tackle. But the Giants struggled to stop the run early on.

Rookie Alfred Morris (http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/_/id/15009/alfred-morris) rushed for 94 yards, and the Redskins gained 146 yards on the ground in the first half alone. Griffin also broke a handful of runs for large gains.

But in the second half, the Giants stepped up and forced a Morris fumble and then intercepted Griffin on back-to-back Redskins possessions." Read more...

Sunday Blitz: Giants-Redskins Recap - VIDEO

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Late Eli-Cruz Bomb Lifts Giants Over 'Skins

http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/49495871/ns/sports-nfl/

Excerpt: "While Robert Griffin III is quickly becoming the NFL's most exciting quarterback, there's none better than Eli Manning with the game on the line.

Manning one-upped the Washington Redskins' rookie sensation with a pinpoint 77-yard scoring pass to Victor Cruz with 1:13 to play and the New York Giants overcame a late touchdown toss by Griffin to defeat the Washington Redskins 27-23 on Sunday.

"With our offense and Eli at the helm, we're never too worried," Cruz said. "No matter what situation we're in, no matter how many points we need or a field goal we need, we have the confidence we can do it. We have a lot of confidence in each other, and in Eli."

The winning drive was the 22nd of Manning's career in either the fourth quarter or overtime, his second this season and eighth over the past two seasons. This pass might have been one of the most improbable." Read more...

Giants Land Last Blow In Thriller Against Redskins

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/10/21/giants-land-last-blow-in-thriller-against-redskins/related/

Excerpt: "If every NFC East game involving Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/7406/robert-griffin-iii) is going to be like this, it’ll be hard for any division to wrest away the crown of most exciting.

Griffin’s divisional debut featured two touchdowns in the final 1:38 seconds with the Giants coming out on top 27-23 after a 77-yard touchdown by Victor Cruz (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/6313/victor-cruz) and a fourth Redskins turnover of the day. Wide receiver Santana Moss (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/867/santana-moss), who caught a beautifully thrown ball from Griffin to briefly put the Redskins in the lead before Eli Manning (http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/1657/eli-manning) threw one just as pretty to Cruz, fumbled after catching a Griffin pass for a first down and the Giants recovered to ice the victory." Read more...


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Eli Rallies Giants To Win Over RG III, Redskins

http://www.profootballweekly.com/2012/10/21/eli-rallies-giants-to-win-over-rg3-redskins

Excerpt: "In a duel of clutch playmakers, Eli Manning had the last big trick to beat Robert Griffin III.

Eli Manning threw a 77-yard scoring pass to Victor Cruz with 1:13 to play and the New York Giants overcame a late touchdown toss by rookie sensation Robert Griffin III to defeat the Washington Redskins 27-23 on Sunday.

Manning's pass to Cruz came two plays and 19 seconds after Griffin capped what was a potential game-winning, 77-yard drive with a 30-yard touchdown toss to Santana Moss. The rookie had kept the drive alive with a 19-yard pass off a desperate scramble on a fourth-and-10 play deep in his own territory and a 24-yard run on the next play.
Cruz, however, blew by Josh Wilson and Madieu Williams and the more than 80,000 fans in MetLife Stadium celebrated as Manning triumphantly pumped his fist once again after another fourth-quarter comeback.
Griffin had Washington moving for another score when Moss was tackled by Chase Blackburn after an 11-yard reception and rookie Jayron Hosley recovered at the Washington 43.

The victory was the third straight for the Giants (5-2) and it prevented Washington (3-4) from moving into a first-place tie in the NFC East.

The Redskins and their rookie sensation were oh-so-close to being tied for the lead, and Manning's improbable big play capped a wild second half that saw both quarterbacks make major mistakes.

Ahmad Bradshaw and Andrew Brown scored on 1-yard runs and Lawrence Tynes kicked a pair of field goals for the Giants, who won despite giving up nearly 500 yards in total offense.

Griffin was 20 of 28 for 258 yards and two touchdowns, both to Moss, and ran for another 89 yards on nine carries, Fellow rookie Alfred Morris gained 120 yards rushing.

Manning hit 26 of 40 passes for 337 yards and a touchdown for New York, which had 396 yards in total offense, with the biggest chunk coming on Manning's pass to Mr. Salsa.

Before the wild finish, the second half was dominated by turnovers." Read more...


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Old Giant
10-22-2012, 07:14 AM
That was a razor close win-wow.
My wife is probably correct that the Giants will be the death of me.

Always a pleasure to read about a win-now up to the mailbox and get my Washington Post and see what the Skins are whinning about.

Thanks RF!

Buddy333
10-22-2012, 08:07 AM
Not really knowing why Bradshaw was upset, I thought he was just fired up, I'd say he knew they won ugly too.

RoanokeFan
10-22-2012, 08:20 AM
That was a razor close win-wow.
My wife is probably correct that the Giants will be the death of me.

Always a pleasure to read about a win-now up to the mailbox and get my Washington Post and see what the Skins are whinning about.

Thanks RF!

It was another "adventure game" but a WIN IS A WIN

RoanokeFan
10-22-2012, 08:22 AM
Not really knowing why Bradshaw was upset, I thought he was just fired up, I'd say he knew they won ugly too.

He was pissed about something and I'm not liking is hitting Cruz on the a back of his helmet. I don't know what the issue was but hitting a teammate is not how to resolve it. We may learn more about it over the next few days.

BigBlue1971
10-22-2012, 08:28 AM
thanks Roanoke!

heart rate and blood pressure normal thanks to Eli and Cruz!

great win yesterday.

RoanokeFan
10-22-2012, 08:45 AM
thanks Roanoke! heart rate and blood pressure normal thanks to Eli and Cruz! great win yesterday. We were treated to a typical old fashioned division rivalry game that came down to the wire. It doesn't get any better than that

GameTime
10-22-2012, 09:44 AM
We were treated to a typical old fashioned division rivalry game that came down to the wire. It doesn't get any better than that

all good.....thanks Ro....

BeatYale
10-22-2012, 10:28 AM
Thanks bro.

RoanokeFan
10-22-2012, 10:30 AM
all good.....thanks Ro.... On to Dallas

RoanokeFan
10-22-2012, 10:31 AM
Thanks bro. you're welcome

jimsgints
10-22-2012, 12:29 PM
Good thing I keep some good bourbon in the house.

RoanokeFan
10-22-2012, 12:31 PM
Good thing I keep some good bourbon in the house.

It is a requirement

Captain Chaos
10-22-2012, 07:32 PM
Thanks Roanoke!

RoanokeFan
10-22-2012, 07:33 PM
Thanks Roanoke!

You're welcome

ashleymarie
10-22-2012, 10:01 PM
I wish Bradshaw had not struck Cruz's helmet. That will be in the forefront of my thoughts anytime I want to praise him in the future. I will praise him of course. Thanks Ro.

RoanokeFan
10-23-2012, 06:33 AM
I wish Bradshaw had not struck Cruz's helmet. That will be in the forefront of my thoughts anytime I want to praise him in the future. I will praise him of course. Thanks Ro.

What matters is what happens going forward and, so far, everything being said has put it in the rear view mirror

GMan-67
10-23-2012, 06:40 AM
thanks Oak, you are better than the cool Ticket Oak

glad that Canty was on a pitch count and that his limited snaps were not due to discomfort or especially poor play