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Video: Giants Drop to 2-8, Fall to Jets in Battle of NY 34-27

Daniel Jones had a good day throwing the football, but it wasn’t enough as the Giants were defeated by the Jets in a game of two NY teams 34-27.

Here’s the games highlights:

NFL Week 10 Inactives: Giants at Jets

Here are today’s inactives for the battle of New York between the Giants and Jets:

Giants:

TE Evan Engram
C Jon Halapio
DE Chris Peace
OT Mike Remmers
WR Sterling Shepard
OT Chad Slade
QB Alex Tann

Jets:

S Blake Countess
LB Neville Hewitt
C Ryan Kalil
OT Conor McDermott
LB C.J. Mosley
CB Darryl Roberts
DE Jordan Willis

Video: Giants Look for 3rd Win of 2019 as They Take on the Jets

The 2-7 Giants will be at home, but on the road Sunday when they ‘travel’ to play the 1-7 Jets at MetLife Stadium.

Here’s a preview from NFL Films:

Giants TE Evan Engram Getting a Second Opinion on Injury to Foot

After undergoing an MRI on his injured foot, Giants tight end Evan Engram is sending the MRI to renowned foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Engram suffered the injury in Monday night’s loss to the Cowboys and did not practice on Wednesday. Schefter reports that his status this Sunday’s game against the Jets is “uncertain”.

Engram missed an earlier game this season with a sprained MCL and has struggled to stay healthy in his three-year NFL career. Thus far in 2019 he has produced 44 receptions for 467 yards and three touchdowns.

Video: Giants Defense Can’t Slow Down Detroit; Fall to the Lions 31-26

The Giants defense was no match for Matt Stafford and the Lions on Sunday, as Detroit was five points better in a 31-26 setback to drop the G-Men to 2-6.

The Browns Might Want Nate Solder; But Do the Giants Feel Like Making a Deal?

The Giants are going nowhere fast in 2019, and there’s been plenty of rumors and speculation on what the team may do when the NFL trade deadline hits next week.

The team already spent much of the offseason shipping talent elsewhere, like the trade that no one saw coming moving Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns.

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Back to the trade chatter, there was talk on Wednesday that The Browns, a team that the Giants have already made two deals with in 2019, might be in the mix for another Giants player.

That player is none other than Giants offensive tackle Nate Solder, who is making a boat load of money, and a player that likely the Giants could afford to get off their roster with the season already done in terms of playing into January.

Solder signed a four-year, $62 million contract with the Giants with $35 million guaranteed back in March of 2018, which at the time made him the highest-paid offensive lineman in the league.

The question is what could the Giants potentially get in return for a player like Solder, who the Browns really could use to plug up an offensive line that has been terrible for the most part in 2019.

There is not much of a chance that the Browns would be willing to give up a first-round pick, but to think that they could get a second and maybe a fifth or sixth round pick might not be completely out of the question.

It would be something if the Browns and Giants did yet another deal, their third in less than a year.

The first deal was when the Giants gave up pass rusher Olivier Vernon in exchange for offensive guard Kevin Zeitler, a player who has played great football this season for the G-Men.

The next deal for the Giants and Browns took place in March, who the Giants were willing to part ways with one of their all-time best, moving all-world wide receiver Beckham Jr. to the Browns for a package that included draft picks and safety Jabril Peppers.

Peppers has been solid, and Beckham hasn’t done quite as much as many felt he would when he came to Cleveland with his buddy Jarvis Landry and former first-round pick Baker Mayfield throwing him the ball.

The two sides have a week to get a deal done if that’s the direction both want to go in. At this point nothing would be a surprise.

The Five Best Running Backs in the History of the Giants

In the rich history of the New York Giants the franchise has had a ton of top notch running backs, some of which are still beloved by fans of the G-Men.

When you look at the numbers, there’s been some impressive stats by some of these top Giants running backs, and if you look here and below you can see how the Giants have had some great running backs including one right now in rising star Saquon Barkley, who by the time it’s all said and done likely will be at the very top of the list.

Today we run down the top five of the best of all time for the Giants when it comes to rushing the football!

5. Ahmad Bradshaw 2007-2012

While the Giants were winning two Super Bowls as massive underdogs to the Patriots, their leading rusher for those two history making years was Ahmad Bradshaw.

His career in New York didn’t get off to a very good start, as he fumbled twice on kickoff returns in his first two games.

He eventually found his stride, and by the time his time in New York was done he ran for 4232 with 32 scores.

4. Brandon Jacobs 2005-2013

The bruising Jacobs was undervalued as a solid running back for the G-Men for eight seasons, rushing for a total of 5087 yards and 60 scores.

Jacobs was a house, standing 6’4″ and weighing 264 pounds. He also ran the 100 meters in 10.82 seconds and the 200 meters in 21.59 seconds

He’s one of the best backs that Giants fans never seem to talk about.

3. Joe Morris 1982-1988

Never the biggest guy on the field (at times actually the smallest) Morris was a fan favorite for his grit and determination during his time with the Giants.

The 5-foot-7 running back was a key member of the Giants team that won Super Bowl XXI in 1987. He rushed for 67 yards, caught four passes for 20 yards, and scored a touchdown in the game.

He averaged four yards a carry in his career and scored 50 times, not bad for a guy who many thought never would.

2. Rodney Hampton 1990-1997

Getting in Hampton’s way was not a good idea, as shown over and over again when defenders would end up on the ground as Hampton would rush over them.

The running back ran for 6897 yards and 49 scores during his time with the Giants, and in 104 games he put up 3.8 yards per carry.

Hampton was part of a big 1-2 punch that won Super Bowl XXV.

1. Tiki Barber 1997-2006

The best running back in Giants history has to be Tiki Barber, who during his tenure ran for 10449 yards, 55 scores, and put up 4.7 yards per carry.

Barber was a weapon every time he touched the ball, and there’s no question that Giants fans to this day that wear his number 21 remember how good he was and how the team thrived when he was at his best.

Giants Linked as Possible Trade Partners with Cleveland for OT Nate Solder

It is odd in how some seasons teams find synergy when it comes to making trades with one another. There’s been years the New York Giants have found those teams, and this year clearly that team is the Cleveland Browns.

The team has already made two huge deals this offseason, the first of which saw the team acquire offensive guard Kevin Zeitler for pass rusher Olivier Vernon. If you don’t recall that deal, click here to see the details.

The deal right now seems to be somewhat of a push, as both players have played well for their new team, with Zeitler doing his part on the offensive line for the G-Men, and Vernon helping out the pass rush for the Browns.

The much bigger deal between the two teams this offseason was a shocker for many Giants fans, as the team decided to build for the future, moving all-world wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns for a package that included draft picks and safety Jabril Peppers.

Now the Browns and Giants might just be at it again, as Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports tweeted out Cleveland could have interest in Giants offensive tackle Nate Solder.

The Browns have been linked to trying to land a offensive tackle, as their offensive line this season just hasn’t done a good enough job giving time to second-year quarterback Baker Mayfield.

Here’s the tweet from LaCanfora:

If the Browns are unable to pry Trent Williams out of Washington, the other LT I hear they are interested in is Nate Solder. They’ve already done a lot of business with the NYG, it’s worth noting

Solder was a first-round pick of the New England Patriots back in 2011, the 17th overall pick in the draft. He is a two-time Super Bowl champion and has played in 114 games, starting 111.

Back in March of 2018 he signed a four-year, $62 million contract with the Giants with $35 million guaranteed, making him the highest-paid offensive lineman in the league at the time.

The trade deadline is six days away on October 29th, and you can bet if the Giants can improve their team between now and then they are going to do so.

They realize that the 2019 season is a lost cause, and the organization already has their future quarterback in play in Daniel Jones, but they still have a long way to go if they are going to compete with the likes of the Dallas Cowboys and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Problems on Both Sides of the Ball Continue to Plague the Giants in 2019

Sunday’s home loss to the Arizona Cardinals was downright ugly for the Giants. The team looked like they should have matched up well with first overall pick in the draft Kyler Murray, but instead it was Murray making big plays and showing off his stuff to give Arizona an early lead.

If you check Michigan Lottery Promos they always seem to be running promotions for their lotto games based around football, and maybe before their next game the Giants ought to grab some tickets and play some of those games.

The issues were all over on Sunday. Their defense had no early answers for Murray, and the Giants offense led by their wonder rookie – Daniel Jones – did little to give people hope that the G-Men would be able to get back into the game.

Figure this – the Giants are now 2-9-1 against the spread in their last 12 home games after losing by six to the Cardinals.

There’s no question that going to MetLife Stadium to play the Giants right now does not fear other teams. Murray and the Cards offense showed that early.

They threw when they wanted, and even without a 100 percent healthy David Johnson they turned to Chase Edmonds, who ran in a 20-yard score and another later on to build the Cardinals lead.

Edmonds was on a mission – the 2018 fourth-round draft pick out of Fordham had his breakout game with 27 rushing attempts for 126 yards (4.7 yards per carry) and three rushing touchdowns. Edmonds also added 24 yards on two receptions.

It would be nice to see Daniel Jones and the Giants offense hold on to the ball for a bit and put some sort of momentum in a game together.

In the rain Sunday that was tough to do, as Jones had three fumbles, and it seems like he is going backwards instead of getting better – asking some if it’s time to give him a break.

Giants coach Pat Shurmur is now fielding question about the rookie’s starting status should the turnovers continue, and it seems like he’s got no motives to go back to Eli Manning.

“No,” Shurmur answered, via team transcript, when asked Monday if he would consider making a switch at quarterback.

“I think Daniel is going to learn from everything that’s going on. Just like all the other rookies and their playing, they’re going to learn from the things that happen. But you have to learn and you have to win games, and I’m well aware of that. I’m totally well aware of that.”

So while it’s easy to put the blame on the offense for another slow start, when the Giants take the field this week against the Lions at Ford Field.

Let’s see if they can go toe-to-toe with a team that hung in with the Minnesota Vikings in a shootout last week.

Saquon Barkley Back on the Practice Field; But Can He Go Sunday Against Arizona?

There was a welcome sight at Giants practice on Thursday, as for the second straight day running back Saquon Barkley was a full participant.

While it was a good sign, there’s still no ‘for sure’ that he is going to be able to go Sunday when the Giants take on the Arizona Cardinals.

Barkley said he’s taking his return “day by day” when asked if he’s definitely going to play. Barkley added that he has “no doubt” that his ankle would hold up well to a return to game action.

Barkley also shared some thoughts about his mindset regarding being back in the lineup after missing three straight games.

“I guess you can say Angry Saquon, but it’s going to be more just appreciation because when you actually get the game taken away from you — don’t get me wrong, I know it’s not a season-ending injury, it was an injury that took me out for a couple weeks — but when you’re passionate about this game and when you have to step away from it and watch your teammates go out there and you have to be in a box looking down and can’t really do much for your team, makes you understand how much you actually care and appreciate this game,” Barkley said, via ESPN.com.

The Giants will issue injury designations on Friday and it would be a surprise at this point if Barkley gets one.