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On a night where the Giants honored and celebrated each of their Super Bowl championships, the Dallas Cowboys left Metlife Stadium smiling as they topped the Super Bowl Champs, 24-17. Tony Romo made clutch throw after clutch throw, compiling 300 passing yards and three touchdown strikes. Third-receiver, Kevin Ogletree, hauled in eight passes for 114 yards and two touchdowns. Touchdowns aside, Ogletree made the biggest play of the night on a 3rd-and-12 just before the two minute warning. Ogletree’s reception preserved Dallas’ lead and kept Eli Manning on the sidelines.

Defensively, it was the tale of two secondaries. During the off-season, the Cowboys revamped their secondary by signing corner, Brandon Carr and drafting corner, Morris Claiborne in the first round. On the other hand, the Giants allowed Aaron Ross to walk away and must overcome another season without Terrell Thomas and a temporary absence of Prince Awukamara. The team’s best corner, Corey Webster, didn’t look too great when Ogletree burned by him for a 40-yard TD strike. In addition, fourth corner, Justin Tyron was badly, badly beat by Miles Austin on Romo’s third touchdown pass. The Cowboys were able to slow down the explosive Giant passing attack while the Giant secondary was exposed play after play. The Giants had major issues defending the pass last season; those issues may be even bigger this year.

Offensively, the Giant receivers had a tough time getting seperation against the Dallas secondary. Even though Victor Cruz caught six passes for 58 yards, his three drops will weight heavily on the minds of fans. Coming off his injury, Hakeem Nicks looked a little out of sync while tight end, Martellus Bennett scored the Giants only TD on a nifty grab. Ahmad Bradshaw rumbled for 70 yards and a touchdown while rookie, David Wilson was benched after a first quarter fumble.

Outside of the secondary, the Giant defense had a respectable evening. Jason Pierre-Paul terrorized Tyron Smith and was always in the Dallas backfield. Pierre-Paul’s penetration allowed his team mates to pick up sacks. Linebacker, Keith Rivers looked really good until leaving with a foot injury. Justin Tuck and Osi were a bit quiet, so expect to hear their names more often next weekend.

Overall, it was a disappointing night for Giants fans. Dallas did a nice job of sustaining drives and keeping Eli Manning off the field. Giant fans haven’t watched a bad performance since Week 15 (against the Redskins), so it definitely came as a bit of a surprise. Dallas’ victory symbolizes their validity in the race for the NFC East crown.  The Giants will host the Tampa Bay Bucs next weekend, a game they must win.

One last point: Jason Witten, who is just three weeks removed from a lacerated spleen injury, played tonight. I’m all for the senimental ‘tough guy’ story, but Witten didn’t help his team tonight. Witten’s run blocking was putrid and his pass blocking was even worse. I can think of one play where JPP just threw Witten to the ground and put pressure on Romo. Witten had a few catches, but he just doesn’t look right. I’m not a doctor, but spleens don’t hear overnight. I’d keep him off the field until he could give me a ‘normal’ Jason Witten performance.

Over the last two days, I have highlighted the Giants’ offensive and special teams. Today, we’ll highlight the straw that stirs the drink–the defense.

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Shut up, Rex.

And enough with the B.S.

The New York Football Giants had all the cards stacked against them against impetuous coach Rex Ryan and his New York Jets. It was unclear how this Giants team would respond at a point of return, with their playoff lives in their hands, just a short week after laying a dud against the lowly Washington Redskins. Add in a full week of trash talking to an already hate-filled rivalry, which left myself wondering whether the Giants had fallen for the trap and played right into the over-exuberant hand of Ryan and the Jets.

The Giants responded, though, by playing up when the time called for it – playing a solid-if-unspectacular game – all the while putting the Jets’ season in jeopardy by defeating them ‘on the road’ 29-14.

With the win, the Giants improve to 8-7 heading into next week’s battle with Dallas.

Credit: Yahoo! News

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At the site of their Super Bowl XLII triumph, the New York Giants completed an improbable comeback for another miraculous victory. It wasn’t easy, it wasn’t pretty, and there was plenty of controversy. But the New York Football Giants are 3-1 after sneaking out of the desert with a 31-27 win over the Arizona Cardinals. The victory gives them a share of the NFC East lead with the Washington Redskins.

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A 29-yard touchdown pass from Eli Manning to Hakeem Nicks with 2:46 remaining proved to be of the game-winning variety, giving the Giants a 31-27 lead. The Giants battled back from a 27-17 deficit with 5:16 remaining to remarkably score 14 unanswered points. Eli’s pass to Nicks would normally be the play of the game but it’s the previous play everyone is talking about…
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Only a handful of analysts thought Nebraska cornerback Prince Amukamara would pass through the top-15, and many top analysts had Amukamara rated in the top-10. The Giants didn’t think they had a shot at him, so they didn’t work him out, and they didn’t even bring him in for a visit.

After the jump, we’ll look at the pick a little closer and I’ll give the G-Men my first round grade.

Welcome to New York, Prince

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It was cold, it was windy, and it was Giants football.

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Best in the NFC East? Best in the NFC? Dare I ask …

Best in the NFL?

The Giants certainly made a case for the latter, lowering the boom on the Charlie Whitehurst-led Seahawks. When it was all said and done, the scoreboard read 41-7, and that doesn’t even tell the whole story.

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Put the coroner on speed dial, Dallas’ Super Bowl hopes are flatlining. And you can thank the Giants.

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The New York Football Giants suffered through a disaster last week against Tennessee, dropping to 1-2 on the 2010 campaign. Week four is a new week, though, and with a new week comes the challenge of stopping the 3-0 Chicago Bears in the first Giants primetime game in the New Holy Land.

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In part three of our four-part series, we’ll discuss what positions the New York Giants need an upgrade in via the draft on the defensive side of the ball. Last year, the unit was nothing short of a disappointment, giving up an average of 26.7 points per game, which was the most for any defense besides the St. Louis Rams and the Detroit Lions. So they obviously need some help. Let’s see which positions they should focus on the most.

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