Giants Win Ugly; Finally Pull Away From Winless Browns in 27-13 Win

New York Giants v Cleveland Browns

Eli Manning threw two touchdown passes to Odell Beckham Jr., Jason Pierre-Paul returned a fumble for a TD and the Giants extended their winning streak to six games, holding off Cleveland 27-13 on Sunday to keep the Browns winless.

Manning had three TD passes as the Giants (8-3) won their sixth straight. They don’t overwhelm anyone, but the Giants do just enough to win and are in position to make the playoffs for the first time since 2011.

Manning threw a 32-yard TD pass to Beckham in the second quarter and added a 4-yarder to the star wide receiver with 5:10 left to finally put away the Browns (0-12).

Cleveland has lost 15 in a row since last season. It is 3-30 since ending the 2014 season with five consecutive losses.

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Giants vs Browns NFL Week 12 Inactives

Giants: OL Justin Pugh, Marshall Newhouse and Brett Jones, WR Tavarres King, DT Jay Bromley, DB Leon Hall, QB Josh Johnson

CB ramon Williams, QB Cody Kessler, QB Joe Callahan, OL Gabe Ikard, OG Jonathan Cooper, WR Jordan Payton, DL Tyrone Holmes

Giants DE Olivier Vernon Hit with Big Fine on Hit on Bears QB Jay Cutler

Olivier Vernon

It was bad enough that Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon was assessed a dubious penalty in last Sunday’s 22-16 win over the Bears. On Friday, the NFL added insult to injury by hitting Vernon with an $18,231 fine, Dan Duggan of the Newark Star-Ledger reports citing a source.

The fine amount is the minimum for a roughing the passer penalty.

On the second play of the win over the Bears, Vernon broke through the line and leveled Jay Cutler with a form tackle as the quarterback released the ball. The pass fell incomplete and Vernon got up to return to the Giants’ huddle while Cutler remained on the turf in pain.

After a brief delay, referee Craig Wrolstad threw a flag. Wrolstad announced a roughing the passer penalty on Vernon to the shock of the Giants and their 78,898 fans at MetLife Stadium. Wrolstad said the penalty was for “driving the quarterback into the ground with his full weight.”

Giants Rally for 22-16 Home Win Over Bears to Improve to 7-3

Chicago Bears v New York Giants

Eli Manning threw a go-ahead 15-yard touchdown pass to rookie Sterling Shepard in the third quarter as the New York Giants rallied for their fifth straight win with a 22-16 decision over the Chicago Bears on a windy Sunday.

Manning (21 of 36 for 227) also threw a third-quarter touchdown to Will Tye, Rashad Jennings scored on a 2-yard run and Robbie Gould kicked a 46-yard field goal on a day he missed two extra points in a gusty MetLife Stadium.

The Giants (7-3) got a second-half shutout from their defense and a game-clinching interception from Landon Collins as injuries on the offensive line finally caught up with the Bears (2-8) and left Jay Cutler under constant pressure.

The winning streak is New York’s longest in the regular season since 2010, while the Bears’ starts matches their worst since 2002.

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Bears vs Giants NFL Week 11 Inactives

Bears: CB Deiondre Hall, S DeAndre Houston-Carson, LB John Timu, RT Bobby Massie, TE Daniel Brown, NT Eddie Goldman, DL Mitch Unrein

Giants: OG Justin Pugh, OL Brett Jones, TE Larry Donnell, WR Tavarres King, DB Leon Hall, DT Robert Thomas, QB Josh Johnson

Bengals vs Giants NFL Week 10 Capsule



STREAKS 2 of past 3  
COACHES VS. OPP. Marvin Lewis: 2-1 Ben McAdoo: 0-0
LAST WEEK Bye (Wk. 8: T 27-27 vs. Washington in London) W 28-23 vs. Philadelphia
LAST GAME 11/11/12: Giants 13 at Bengals 31. Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton passes for 199 yards & 4 TDs for 127.6 rating. Bengals WR A.J. Green has 7 catches for 85 yards & TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/21/08: Giants 26, Bengals 23 (OT). New York Giants QB Eli Manning passes for 289 yards & TD. Giants K John Carney converts all 4 FGs, including GW 22-yarder in OT.
REFEREE John Parry
BROADCAST ESPN (8:30 PM ET): Sean McDonough, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason, Ross Tucker (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (Cin), 81 (NYG). XM: 88 (WW1), 226 (Cin), 225 (NYG).


PASSING Andy Dalton: 193-288-2349-9-3-98.0 Eli Manning: 197-306-2241-12-8-88.4
RUSHING Jeremy Hill: 104-515-5.0-5 Rashad Jennings: 64-168-2.6-1
RECEIVING A.J. Green: 59 (1L)-896 (2L)-15.2-3 Odell Beckham: 44-676-15.4-5
OFFENSE 395.4 339.9
DEFENSE 378.5 371.3
SACKS Carlos Dunlap: 5 Landon Collins: 3
INTs 6 tied: 1 Landon Collins: 3 (T3L)
PUNTING Kevin Huber: 45.3 Brad Wing: 47.7
KICKING Mike Nugent: 59 (17/18 PAT; 14/19 FG) Robbie Gould: 9 (6/6 PAT; 1/1 FG)


BENGALS: QB ANDY DALTON had 4 pass TDs vs. 0 INTs for 127.6 rating in last meeting. Has 100+ rating & 0 INTs in 4 of past 5…RB JEREMY HILL aims for 3rd in row with rush TD. Has 244 rush yards (122 per game) & 2 TDs in past 2. Since 2014, ranks 2nd in NFL with 25 rush TDs. RB GIOVANI BERNARD aims for 3rd in row with rush TD. Since 2013, ranks 5th among NFL RBs with 179 catches…WR A.J. GREEN leads NFL with 59 receptions & ranks 2nd with 896 rec. yards. Has 17 catches for 290 yards (145 per game) & TD in past 2. Since 2011, ties for 4th among active players with 28 100+ yard rec. games. TE TYLER EIFERT had 9 catches for 102 yards & TD in Week 8. Has 6 rec. TDs in past 4 vs. NFC. Since 2015, ties for lead among NFL TEs with 14 rec. TDs…DT GENO ATKINS had sack in Week 8. Has 6.5 sacks in past 7 vs. NFC. Has 43.5 sacks & 8 FFs since 2011, both are most by NFL DT. DE CARLOS DUNLAP leads team with 5 sacks…GIANTS: QB ELI MANNING passed for 257 yards & 4 TDs for 96.6 rating in Week 9. Has 46,428 career pass yards & surpassed VINNY TESTAVERDE (46,233) for 9th-most all-time. Is averaging 336 pass yards & 2 TDs per game in past 5 at home…WR ODELL BECKHAM had 2 rec. TDs last week. Is 6th player in NFL history with 30 rec. TD in 35 career games. Rookie WR STERLING SHEPARD had 50 rec. yards & TD in Week 9. Ranks 2nd among rookies with 34 receptions & 384 yards…DE JASON PIERRE-PAUL blocked FG last week. CB JANORIS JENKINS had INT in only meeting (11/29/15 with Rams). Rookie S ANDREW ADAMS had 1st career INT last week. S LANDON COLLINS has 3 INTs (incl. INT-TD) & 2 sacks in past 3. Is only player in NFL to lead team in tackles (69), sacks (3) & INTs (3).       

Manning Throws for Three TD’s; Giants Take Care of Eagles 28-23


Even with Eli Manning toying with Philadelphia’s secondary for much of the game, the Giants barely held off the Eagles on Sunday.

Manning threw for four touchdowns and New York’s defense had two interceptions and three stops on fourth downs to beat Philadelphia 28-23 on Sunday.

The Giants (5-3) won their third straight game, stopping the Eagles (4-4 after a 3-0 start) from the New York 17 after Manning was intercepted with less than two minutes to go.

“At the end of the game you have to go out there with confidence, confident that you are going to stop them,” said cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. “We have been playing well in games and when they get the ball down there and our backs are against the wall, we know we have to stand up.”

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Eagles at Giants NFL Week Nine Inactives

Eagles: LB Kamu Grugier-Hill, OL Josh Andrews, OL Dillon Gordon, OL Allen Barbre, DT Taylor Hart, DT Bennie Logan

Giants: QB Ryan Nassib, CB Leon Hall, OT Will Beatty, LB Deontae Skinner, S Darian Thompson, DE Kerry Wynn, WR Tavarres King

Giants Cut Ties with Admitted Abuser Kicker Josh Brown

New Orleans Saints v New York Giants

The Giants cut Josh Brown on Tuesday afternoon after weeks of standing behind the disgraced kicker, Dan Duggan of the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

“We believed we did the right thing at every juncture in our relationship with Josh,” co-owner John Mara said in a statement. “Our beliefs, our judgments and our decisions were misguided. We accept that responsibility.”

The decision comes six said safter it was revealed that Brown had admitted to physical abuse of his wife in emailed letters, personal journal entries and counseling exercises. The written admissions were evidence in a King Country (Wash.) Sherriff’s Office investigation into Brown’s alleged abuse of his wife.

Brown was placed on the reserve/commissioner exempt list on Friday by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Brown was on paid leave while on the exempt list.

Giants Collect Four Keenum Picks; Top Rams in London 17-10

Los Angeles Rams v New York Giants

The Giants capitalized on four interceptions of Case Keenum to defeat the Los Angeles Rams 17-10 Sunday in the first NFL game played at London’s home of English rugby, a sold-out and raucous Twickenham Stadium.

Keenum, coming off the best start of his career, had the Rams at the Giants’ 15-yard line with 50 seconds left when he lobbed a pass in the left corner of the end zone that Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie easily picked off. Keenum’s intended target, Brian Quick, failed to get the quarterback’s audible and cut off his route early.

Keenum, who finished 32 of 53 for 291 yards and one touchdown, has thrown an interception on the Rams’ final offensive play of the last three games. That likely will fuel debate on a potential quarterback change to overall No. 1 draft pick Jared Goff.

Fisher said he had no intention of switching quarterbacks during the bye week.

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