New York Giants


Two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning thinks the New York Giants are heading in the right direction, and the soon-to-be 38-year-old believes he has enough in the tank to lead them on another championship run. A day after the Giants (5-9) were eliminated from postseason contention for the sixth time in seven years, Manning said Monday the team didn't win enough of the close games earlier in the season in their 1-7 start. ''Yeah, I know I can play, I can make the throws,'' said Manning, who has thrown for 3,689 yards, 18 touchdowns and nine interceptions while hitting almost 66 percent of his passes this season.

The New York Giants were officially eliminated from postseason contention Sunday, but head coach Pat Shurmur said Monday he will start quarterback Eli Manning again in Week 16 at the Indianapolis Colts. Shurmur didn't rule out the possibility of fourth-round rookie Kyle Lauletta seeing more action, but he was clear the Giants won't just be evaluating talent for the future. quot;I think we're going to try to put the player in that gives us the best chance to win," Shurmur told reporters.

Didn't do anything well enough to expect to win, didn't make plays, we didn't run the ball, we didn't stay on the field on offense, we had penalties, so we didn't play well enough there,'' Giants coach Pat Shurmur said. I thought on defense, they ran the ball, we didn't tackle as well as we did in the last few weeks, which extended drives for them, and they beat us. What was really surprising was the way the Titans handled Barkley, who came into the game as the NFL's No.

The good news, finally, is that Smith is now out of the hospital and his prognosis has improved to the point that he might be able to return to the football field in 2019, ESPN reported. Without Smith, the Redskins have been in a tailspin. After losing Smith, backup quarterback Colt McCoy broke his leg two weeks later in Philadelphia.

The New York Giants will need to keep their faint playoff hopes alive without Odell Beckham Jr. for the second straight week. Coach Pat Shurmur said Friday the NFL's highest-paid receiver will be sidelined again with a quad injury when the Giants (5-8) play the Tennessee Titans (7-6) Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Shurmur said Beckham's status will remain day to day.

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans, the NFL Network’s Ian Rappoport reported Friday morning. Beckham was on the receiving end of a leg whip in the Giants’ Week 11 loss to the Eagles on November 25th but played the following week against the Bears. However, after experiencing discomfort in his quad the Friday prior to Week 13’s matchup with the Redskins, Beckham was ruled out.

New York Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has had his injured quad examined by a specialist and his status for Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans is uncertain. Beckham went to The Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan on Thursday and returned to the Giants' facility after getting the second opinion. Beckham was hurt when he was leg whipped on the final play of the Giants' loss to the Eagles in Philadelphia on Nov. 25.

Beckham believes divine plan leads to playoffs Beckham remembered back to when the Giants were 1-7 and he said he felt like the team would win out. It wasn’t me just throwing those words around,” he said. The team is 4-1 since then and with three weeks to play Beckham still thinks the Giants will get into the playoffs at 8-8.

Davis Webb didn’t get a chance to prove himself in a regular season game with the New York Giants last year after being a third round pick of the team the previous April. He has yet to get a chance to play in a regular season game yet with the New York Jets either after the Jets signed him to their practice squad after his release from the Giants at the end of training camp. Josh McCown was given the chance to make three starts in place of an injured Sam Darnold over the last month.

The New York Giants are making life easier for Eli Manning since the bye week. After opening with a 1-7 record, Pat Shurmur's team has won four of five by doing all the little things that make a quarterback look good. The offensive line, which was much maligned before the bye, has been reshaped and is protecting the two-time Super Bowl MVP better while opening holes for sensational rookie halfback Saquon Barkley to show his skills.

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