DT Jenkins Upset About $16,000 Fine From Sunday’s Game vs Rams

Giants defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins is annoyed, and he doesn’t mind who knows it, Dan Graziano of ESPN.com reports.

Jenkins said Wednesday that he was fined $16,537 by the NFL for a roughing the passer penalty during Sunday’s game against the Rams, and he wasn’t even involved in the brawl that saw two Giants and one Rams player ejected.

As he sat at his locker Wednesday holding the letter he had received from the league notifying him of the fine, Jenkins said he couldn’t believe it.

“I knew they were going to fine me, but the fact that I was fined more than the people who got in the fight?” Jenkins said. “That was puzzling to me.”

Five other Giants were fined for their role in a brawl that started after Rams linebacker Alec Ogletree hit Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. out of bounds. None of the other Giants’ fines were larger than Jenkins’.

Wide receiver Preston Parker was fined $15,000, and he said he was relieved not to be suspended for an additional game.

Other Giants players fined for their actions Sunday were defensive end Damontre Moore, kicker Josh Brown, long snapper Zak DeOssie and Beckham Jr.

Rolle Claims Rams Were Trying To Knock Out Rookie WR Beckham Jr.

Giants safety Antrel Rolle said during their 37-27 victory over the St. Louis that the Rams were trying to knock rookie wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. out of the game, Joran Raanan of the Newark Star Ledger reports.

“They were taking cheap shots. I felt they were trying to take Beckham out of the game,” Rolle said. “You know, one thing escalated to another. Obviously they went overboard and you do what you’ve got to do to protect Odell.”

Rolle even went as far as saying it was something they expected coming into the contest. The Rams were a team they expected this from.

“We understood what kind of game it was going to be,” Rolle said. “We understood how they play ball. We saw on film very often with this team.”

The Rams are coached by Jeff Fisher and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. Both are known to promote a physical brand of football. Williams was even suspended for an entire season for having a bounty system with the Saints.

There is a line however that the Giants feel was crossed on Sunday in St. Louis during a game that featured 21 total penalties for 225 yards. The Giants actually collected 12 of the penalties for 149 yards in a chippy game.

“You can play physical and they were going over and beyond,” Rolle said. “I think everyone understands that and saw that.

“But at the end of the day, we got the win. That is all we care about.”

Giants at Rams Wednesday Injury Report

NEW YORK GIANTS
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday RB Rashad Jennings (ankle), LB Jameel McClain (knee)
  1. LOUIS RAMS
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday C Scott Wells (not injury related)

Redskins vs Giants NFL Week 15 Inactives

Washington: LB Keenan Robinson, S Brandon Meriweather, RB Roy Helu, DE Jason Hatcher, QB Kirk Cousins, G Josh LeRibeus, WR Leonard Hankerson.

Giants: LB Jacquian Williams, OL James Brewer, CB Jayron Hosley, LB James Davidson, RB Chris Ogbonnaya, OL Eric Herman.

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Jason Pierre-Paul Wants To Retire With the Giants

One month ago, Jason Pierre-Paul had no idea what the future held for him. But on Wednesday, the Giants’ defensive end said he wants the Giants to be a part of it, Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News reports.

“Yeah, if I can stay here, I would love to be a Giant for life,” JPP said. “I don’t know what the future has.”

It was in November that JPP, a free agent after this season, was noncommittal about his future, saying “if I’m here, I’m here. If I’m not, I’m not.” But he seemed more relaxed on Wednesday, perhaps because he’s stepped up his play in recent weeks. After struggling to get to the quarterback for much of the year, he’s racked up 3 ½ sacks in his last two games against the Jags and Titans.

JPP said he has been “playing great” this year, and he added that he’s not spending much time dwelling on his next contract.

“All I am thinking about is going through the offseason and getting better,” he said. “Just going to look at my film work and see what I can do better next year. That is my main goal. I am not worried about my contract.”

Redskins at Giants NFL Week 15 Game Capsule

WASHINGTON REDSKINS (3-10) AT NEW YORK GIANTS (4-9)

SERIES

REDSKINS GIANTS
SERIES LEADER 95-64-4
STREAKS   Past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. Gruden: 0-1 Coughlin: 16-8
LAST WEEK L 24-0 vs. Rams W 36-7 at Titans
LAST GAME 9/25/14: Giants 45 at Redskins 14. New York QB Eli Manning passes for 300 yards & 4 TDs & adds rushing TD. Giants TE Larry Donnell has 3 TD receptions.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/29/13: Giants 20, Redskins 6. New York WR Jerrel Jernigan has 147 scrimmage yards & 2 TDs (1 rushing, 1 receiving). Giants CB Trumaine McBride records 2 INTs
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 146 (Was.), 133 (NYG). XM: 231 (NYG).

STATS

PASSING McCoy: 87-121-1018-4-3-97.7
  1. Manning: 303-482-3340-23-13-88.0
RUSHING Morris: 218-899-4.1-7 (T3C) Jennings: 156-603-3.9-4
RECEIVING Garcon: 58-602-10.4-3 Beckham (R): 59-829-14.1-6
OFFENSE 357.5 351.5
TAKE/GIVE -9 -5
DEFENSE 342.8 371.3
SACKS Kerrigan: 11.5 (3C) Pierre-Paul: 7
INTs 5 tied: 1 Demps: 4 (T2C)
PUNTING Way: 48.1 (1L) Weatherford: 45.8
KICKING Forbath: 82 (25/26 PAT; 19/22 FG)
  1. Brown: 83 (35/35 PAT; 16/17 FG)

NOTES

REDSKINS: QB COLT MC COY has 107.7 rating on road this season. QB ROBERT GRIFFIN III has 100+ rating in all 3 starts vs. NYG (104.3 rating) & has rushed for 70+ yards in all 3 (83 yards per game)…RB ALFRED MORRIS has rushed for 100+ yards or TD in 4 of 5 career meetings. Since entering NFL in 2012, Morris is 2nd in league with 3,787 rush yards. Has 4 rush TDs in past 6. RB ROY HELU, JR. had 5 catches for 78 yards in Week 4…WR DE SEAN JACKSON has 7 TDs vs. NYG (4 rec., 2 PR, 1 rush) & averages 47 yards per TD. 4 of those 7 TDs have been 50+ yards. WR PIERRE GARÇON had 9 catches for 95 yards last week. Since 2013, has 171 catches, most in NFC. WR ANDRE ROBERTS had 18-yard TD in Week 4…LB RYAN KERRIGAN had sack in Week 4. Has 2 sacks & INT-TD in career vs. NYG. Had 2 sacks last week. Since entering NFL in 2011, is only player with 35+ sacks (36) & 2+ INT-TDs (2). LB KEENAN ROBINSON had 13 tackles & INT in Week 4…GIANTS: QB ELI MANNING aims for 4th win in row vs. Was. Passed for 300 yards, 4 TDs & 117.5 rating in Week 4 & added rush TD. Has won 7 of 9 starts vs. Was. at home…Rookie RB ANDRE WILLIAMS had career-high 131 rush yards last week, incl. 50-yard TD. Leads NFC rookies with 6 rush TDs…Rookie WR ODELL BECKHAM, JR. had 11 catches for 130 yards & TD last week. Is 1st rookie in NFL history with 90+ rec. yards in 6 games in row. Is 1 of 2 rookies in NFL history with 700+ rec. yards (723) in 6-game span. Leads NFL rookies averaging 92.1 yards per game. TE LARRY DONNELL had career-high 3 TD catches in Week 4. TE DANIEL FELLS aims for 3rd in row vs. Was. with TD catch. WR RUEBEN RANDLE had 8 catches for 89 yards in last meeting. Has 9 rec. TDs in past 15 at home…DE JASON PIERRE-PAUL has 6 sacks, 2 FFs & 2 FRs in 7 meetings. Is only DE in NFL with 2 INT-TDs since 2012. Has 3.5 sacks in past 2. Rookie LB DEVON KENNARD has 4 sacks in past 2 & aims for 3rd 2-sack game in row. Last week, Kennard had sack & FF which DT MARKUS KUHN returned 26 yards for TD.

Redskins vs Giants Wednesday Injury Report

WASHINGTON REDSKINS
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday DT Barry Cofield (illness), DE Jason Hatcher (knee), RB Roy Helu (toe), S Brandon Meriweather (toe), LB Keenan Robinson (knee)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday DE Kedric Golston (back, foot), WR DeSean Jackson (shin), QB Colt McCoy (neck), T Morgan Moses (foot, ankle)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday DE Chris Baker (chest), LB Will Compton (shoulder)
NEW YORK GIANTS
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday T James Brewer (concussion), LB Jameel McClain (knee), LB Jacquian Williams (concussion)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday LB Mark Herzlich (concussion), QB Eli Manning (back)

Giants Break 7-Game Losing Streak; Dominate Titans 36-7

It may have had to come against a bad team, but whatever the case may be, the Giants gained a win on Sunday, breaking their 7-game losing streak with a dominant 36-7 win over the Titans Sunday in Nahsville.

Eli Manning threw for 260 yards and a touchdown, and Odell Beckham Jr. set a team rookie record with his fourth game with 100 yards receiving this season: 11 catches for 130 yards and a TD.

“I don’t want to use that word relief,” Giants coach Tom Coughlin said.

“We work hard for that outcome, and we didn’t get it. We finally got a win after many weeks of starving. We feel good about that. We’re going to smile a little bit about the win before we get started on Washington. That’ll be about 10 minutes from now.”

The Giants (4-9) won for the first time since October 5th. Andre Williams helped the cause for big blue, rushing for a season-high 131 yards, including a 50-yard TD.

Tennessee (2-11) lost its seventh straight and for the 11th time in 12 games with a performance that had fans booing and even a handful wearing paper bags over their heads. This is the franchise’s longest slide since losing 11 straight in 1994 as the then-Houston Oilers.

The Titans’ loss became even more painful with rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger hurting his sprained right shoulder in the fourth quarter, and he did not return. Mettenberger said his shoulder hurt after the game, and he will have an MRI exam Monday.

The Giants came in with an NFL-high 19 players on injured reserve but relatively healthy on offense, even with running back Rashad Jennings not starting because of a sore ankle that kept him out of practice.

With Manning and Beckham connecting early and often, they helped the Giants dominate with a 402-207 edge in total offense.

Manning was excited they got the win a week after blowing a 21-0 lead in losing to the Jaguars.

“We got off to the fast start which we’ve been doing the last few weeks, but we came out in the second half and finished the game,” Manning said.

Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who played on this field in college at Tennessee State, had a 36-yard TD off an interception wiped out by a personal foul on Damontre Moore for a hit on Mettenberger.

Josh Brown kicked his fifth field goal for a 36-7 lead.