Beckham gone, Giants’ turn of fortunes stunning
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — What a stunner!
After their first season under general manager Dave Gettleman and coach Pat Shurmur, the New York Giants were thinking some pieces in free agency...
Shurmurs make NFL combine a father-son affair
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — There's one quarterback at the NFL scouting combine that New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur has absolutely fallen in love with, and it's not Kyler Murray, Dwayne Haskins, Drew...
Giants name Mike Dawson and Henry Baker assistant coach
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have hired Mike Dawson and Henry Baker as assistant coaches for the defense.
In announcing the additions Monday, the Giants said Dawson will be the outside linebackers coach, while Baker will be the team's assistant defensive backs coach.
Giants face decisions on Eli, others after missing playoffs
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Things definitely didn't go the way Pat Shurmur wanted in his first season as New York Giants coach.
The Giants (5-11) finished last in the NFC East for the second straight year. They missed the playoffs for the sixth time in seven seasons and were among the NFL's worst teams despite a spectacular rookie season from running back and No. 2 overall draft pick Saquon Barkley.
Beckham once again out with quad, misses final 4 games
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. walked out of the locker room after the final practice of season, carrying a box of personal items and feeling a sense of frustration.
While Beckham returned from a career-threatening ankle injury, the 2018 season didn't end as he would have liked.
Cowboys, Giants have same goals heading into final game
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The NFL rushing title will be on the line with Ezekiel Elliott and Saquon Barkley on the field. There is a chance this could be Eli Manning's final start for the team he led to two Super Bowl titles in the last 15 years.
Not bad for a somewhat meaningless regular-season finale between the NFC East champion Dallas Cowboys (9-6) and the struggling New York Giants (5-10) at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.
Shurmur sees good things ahead for Giants
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — While the win total has increased slightly after a fiasco of a 2017 season, Pat Shurmur sees good things on the horizon for the New York Giants.
That's provided the Giants (5-10) learn how to finish games.
It's been one of their major weaknesses this season and they head into the final week of a fruitless season coming off another late-game collapse in a 28-27 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
Giants watch victory slip away with costly rash of mistakes
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur watched his team go toe to toe with a playoff contender Sunday.
Then, in the final 10 minutes, everything started slipping away.
Titans shut down Saquon Barkley and NY offense in rain
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Sensational rookie running back Saquon Barkley was stuffed repeatedly for the first time in more than a month. Eli Manning had little time to throw, and there was no Odell Beckham Jr. on the field to provide relief.
Giants’ Beckham to miss 2nd straight game with quad injury
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — 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.
Manning not throwing as much with Giants’ offense in gear
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — 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.
UCLA promotes Justin Frye to offensive coordinator
LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA has promoted Justin Frye to offensive coordinator for next season.
Bruins coach Chip Kelly announced the decision Sunday.
Frye was the Bruins' offensive line coach while Kelly went without an offensive coordinator during his first season in Westwood. UCLA finished 3-9, but beat crosstown rival Southern California and had a steadily improving offense late in the season.
So much has happened to Skins since 1st game against Giants
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — The first time Washington faced the New York Giants this season, Alex Smith was the QB for the Redskins, and their victory pushed them to 5-2, alone atop the NFC East.
The Giants, meanwhile, dropped to 1-7, headed nowhere fast in coach Pat Shurmur's first year and what just about everyone was figuring would be Eli Manning's last.
Rosas’ overtime FG the winner as Giants stun Bears 30-27
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants finally have a signature win to carry them through the rest of the season and maybe beyond.
While beating the NFC North-leading Bears wasn't pretty and involved blowing up a 10-point lead in the final 1:13, the Giants showed character in a wild game in the rain highlighted by trick plays — and a reminder of William "The Fridge" Perry.
Shurmur answers Odell Beckham Jr.’s play calling complaint
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Things are back to normal for the New York Giants.
They lost a tough one to the Eagles after building an early 12-point lead. Odell Beckham's Jr., who had spoken of running the table and making the playoffs for weeks, got frustrated after the setback and questioned coach Pat Shurmur's play calling against a banged-up Philadelphia secondary.
New York Giants finally get that winning feeling back
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After five straight weeks of preparing and coming up empty, the New York Giants have something to smile about starting off a week.
It's amazing what a win can do for a team.
"Anytime you win, it kind of verifies that what you're doing is right," coach Pat Shurmur said Tuesday, less than 24 hours after the Giants (2-7) rallied late to snap a five-game losing streak with a 27-23 win over the San Francisco 49ers.
Shurmur searching with Giants at 1-7. What to do with Eli?
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The NFL trading deadline passed and the New York Giants decided to stand pat despite speculation they would be wheeling and dealing with a second straight season going down the tubes.
Linebacker Olivier Vernon, cornerback Janoris Jenkins and safety Landon Collins will finish the season with the Giants, who are 1-7 for the second straight year and have virtually no chance of making the playoffs in Pat Shurmur's first season as coach.
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Manning wants to remain the Giants starting quarterback
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning isn't ready to hand over the job as the New York Giants' starting quarterback.
With fans and many in the media calling for him to be benched with the Giants off to a second straight 1-7 start, the 37-year-old Manning insisted Monday he wants to play when New York takes the field against the 49ers in San Francisco on Nov. 12.
Manning shakes head when asked about waiving no-trade clause
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning isn't looking to be traded.
Less than an hour after being sacked seven times in a 20-13 loss to the Washington Redskins on Sunday, Manning shook his head in a no response when asked if he would be willing to waive his no-trade clause with the NFL trading deadline set for 4 p.m. Tuesday.
2 is the new 1 in the NFL; 2-point conversion tries are up
Two is the new one.
NFL teams are going for 2-point conversions more than ever this season. Teams have tried it 59 times through the first seven weeks, converting 35. They're on pace to break the record of 115 attempted in 1994, the year the NFL adopted the 2-point conversion.
There have been eight entire seasons since 1994 in which there weren't 59 2-pont conversion tries and only four times has the total reached 100.
Giants trade Harrison to Lions for 5th-round pick
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have traded star defensive tackle Damon "Snacks" Harrison to the Detroit Lions for a draft pick.
Giants coach Pat Shurmur confirmed the deal Wednesday after practice without revealing details. The teams are expected to confirm it Thursday after Harrison passes a physical.
Giants, Falcons seek to shore up their weak links
ATLANTA (AP) — Something has to give when the Atlanta Falcons' porous defense faces the New York Giants' sluggish offense on Monday night.
The Falcons rank last in third-down percentage, second-worst in scoring average and third-worst in average yards allowed. They've been hit hard by injuries and won't get their defensive captain, middle linebacker Deion Jones, back for another four weeks.
Giants look to snap 3-game skid against hurting Falcons
ATLANTA (AP) — Pat Shurmur isn't about to express sympathy for the Atlanta Falcons' ever-growing list of key players on injured reserve.
The New York Giants' coach has his own problems.
The Giants (1-5) will try to end their three-game losing streak when they face the Falcons (2-4) in Monday night's matchup of last-place teams. Atlanta snapped its own three-game skid with last week's win over Tampa Bay .
Giants owner embarrassed by start, wants more from Beckham
NEW YORK (AP) — The co-owner of the New York Giants is embarrassed by the team's second straight 1-5 start and he wants star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to make his highlights on the field instead of getting recognition from off-the-field comments.
Giants’ Shurmur still believes in Eli Manning as his QB
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Despite mounting losses and a first season quickly turning into a mess, Pat Shurmur is sticking with Eli Manning as the New York Giants quarterback.
Shurmur never hesitated Friday when asked if he was considering a change in the wake of a 34-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles that dropped New York to 1-5.
"We believe in Eli," Shurmur said.
It was as simple as that. There will be no change to either veteran Alex Tanney or rookie Kyle Lauletta.
Beckham makes scene, Giants drop to 1-5 with loss to Eagles
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After last week's last-second loss against Carolina, Giants coach Pat Shurmur said he was "done" talking about Odell Beckham Jr. and his critical comments about the team.
Six games into his first season, Shurmur still can't shake the OBJ questions. It's talk of a postseason push that's gone silent.
New York Giants believe breakout is near despite 1-4 record
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — It's hard to say whether the New York Giants are engaging in wishful thinking or there is something to their optimism these days.
The reality is the Giants have a 1-4 record heading into Thursday night's game against the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles (2-3) and they are facing long odds in a bid to make the playoffs in coach Pat Shurmur's first season.
Giants waive former first rounder Flowers, sign Mihalik
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants have waived former first-round draft pick Ereck Flowers and signed tackle Brian Mihalik off their practice squad to replace him.
The team announced the moves Tuesday, a day after coach Pat Shurmur said Flowers would either be traded or waived within 24 hours.
Despite poor start, the Giants have shot in weak NFC East
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — After losing four of their first five games, the New York Giants would be out of the playoff hunt in most seasons.
This isn't most seasons in the NFC East. No one has a winning record.
Washington (2-2) saw its lead in the division shrink Monday night with a 43-19 loss to the New Orleans Saints. Dallas (2-3) and Philadelphia (2-3) are tied for second with the Giants a game behind.
Giants parting ways with 2015 first-round pick Ereck Flowers
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants are parting ways with 2015 first-round draft pick Ereck Flowers.
Coach Pat Shurmur said Monday the offensive tackle who was the ninth pick overall was going to be cut or traded by 4 p.m. on Tuesday.
The move isn't a surprise for the Giants (1-4). Flowers lost his starting job at right tackle to Chad Wheeler after the second game of the season and the play of the line picked up.
ICYMI in NFL Week 5: Giants’ Shurmur deals with OBJ, losses
New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur is in charge of a bad team and a generally unproductive offense. The last thing he needs is a grumpy playmaker who bad-mouths teammates, but that's exactly what he has in Odell Beckham Jr.
Still, Shurmur might want to reconsider imploring the media: "Let's talk football, not drama."
Because the way things are going for the Giants at the moment, it actually might be better for him if the focus remains on the off-field stuff.
Giants know turnaround has to happen soon after 1-3 start
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Four games into his NFL career, New York Giants halfback Saquon Barkley has a good understanding of life in the NFL.
The No. 2 overall draft picks knows there are no easy games. There are going to be ups and downs every game, and mistakes usually are going to determine the outcome. All a player can do is to work hard and not get too down when things are going badly.
The other thing that's obvious is losing can't become a habit.
Giants’ Rebuilt O-line to face tough test in Brees, Saints
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants' reconstructed offensive line will face its second consecutive stern test when the New Orleans Saints visit MetLife Stadium on Sunday.
The Saints (2-1) feature one of the NFL's premier defensive ends in Cameron Jordan, who is tied for the league lead with four sacks. The primary job of blocking him will go to Chad Wheeler, a second-year tackle who went undrafted out of Southern California.
New York Giants’ Eli Manning hitting stride again at age 37
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Eli Manning's age suddenly doesn't seem as important as a year ago.
The two-time Super Bowl MVP is having somewhat of a bounce-back year after many wondered whether he would remain the Giants' quarterback in the wake of a 3-13 season.
Shurmur’s first win as Giants coach helped by Wynn, Wheeler
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Pat Shurmur's first win as coach of the New York Giants had a cast of high-priced talent leading the way along with some help from a couple of less-known guys.
Manning throws 2 TDs as Giants beat Texans 27-22 for 1st win
HOUSTON (AP) — After two difficult losses, Odell Beckham Jr. saw a different energy in the New York Giants on Sunday.
"We came out and played like we loved the game of football and we were kids just having fun," the star receiver said. "It wasn't like: 'We're down 0-2 and we've got to win.' It was like: 'Let's go out and have fun today.' That's what we did, and we got the win."
New York Giants off to 0-2 start under new coach Pat Shurmur
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Different year. Different coach. Different general manager. Different players.
The problem for the New York Giants is the start is the same. They are losing and the concern is mounting two games into the season.
Coach Pat Shurmur tried to downplay it Monday, less than 24 hours after the Giants put in a dismal performance in a 20-13 debacle against the Cowboys (1-1) in Dallas.
Eli Manning under siege in Giants’ loss to Cowboys
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Eli Manning was getting hammered hard even when he wasn't getting sacked by the Dallas Cowboys.
When the New York Giants quarterback scrambled up the middle into the open field in the third quarter, he took a crushing blow from linebacker Jaylon Smith .
Giants CB Jenkins back with team after family emergency
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Janoris Jenkins is back with the New York Giants and ready to play against the Dallas Cowboys.
A day after hastily walking off the field to deal with an undisclosed family emergency, Jenkins was back at practice Friday as the Giants (0-1) held their last major workout for the Sunday night game at Dallas (0-1).
Coming off ugly win, No. 8 Notre Dame hosts Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt (2-0) at No. 8 Notre Dame (2-0), 3:30 p.m. ET (NBC)
Line: Notre Dame by 14½.
Series record: Notre Dame leads, 2-0.
WHAT'S AT STAKE?
Which Notre Dame team shows up: The one that struggled offensively in its 24-16 home victory over 34½-point underdog Ball State last Saturday or the one that had an emotional 24-17 opening victory against Michigan? The Commodores have been impressive in victories against Middle Tennessee (35-7) and Nevada (41-10).
New York Giants need to regain that winning feeling soon
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants can talk all they want about how tight their locker room is, how much they love Pat Shurmur's new offense and the new 3-4 defense installed coordinator James Bettcher.
It's all talk.
That loving feeling does nothing for the Giants (0-1) heading into Dallas this weekend for a Sunday night game at the Cowboys (0-1).
Giants intend on getting Beckham the ball whenever possible
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. is back and the New York Giants plan to get him the ball whenever possible.
Playing in a game for the first time since breaking his left ankle 11 months ago, the NFL's highest-paid receiver caught 11 passes for 111 yards in the 20-15 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. The three-time Pro Bowler also drew two pass interference calls late in the first half to set up a field goal.
Jags far from perfect, still very good in win over Giants
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are going to have to play a lot better if they are going to beat the New England Patriots in the rematch of the AFC title game next weekend.
Giants’ Barkley wows in debut, highlighted by 68-yard TD
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Saquon Barkley needed one play to justify the hype.
After banging and grinding for small gains much of the game, the No. 2 overall draft pick wowed New York Giants' fans in his NFL debut with a spectacular 68-yard, fourth-quarter touchdown run in a 20-15 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.
Jack interception return leads Jags over Barkley, Giants
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars are riding their defense once again, and hope it takes them beyond the AFC title game.
Linebacker Myles Jack scored on a 32-yard interception return early in the fourth quarter and the Jaguars spoiled the New York Giants debuts of coach Pat Shurmur and second-overall draft pick Saquon Barkley, and the return of Odell Beckham Jr. with a 20-15 win on Sunday.
Giants LB Olivier Vernon will miss opener against Jags
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The New York Giants will be without their best pass rusher for the season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Coach Pat Shurmur announced Friday that linebacker/defensive end Olivier Vernon will miss Sunday's game at MetLife Stadium with an ankle injury. Fellow linebacker Tae Davis also was listed as out with a hamstring injury. Neither player practiced this week.
Coughlin returns, Shurmur debuts in Jaguars-Giants opener
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The old and new will be crossing paths at MetLife Stadium when the Jacksonville Jaguars open the season against the New York Giants.
The game will be the first for Jaguars executive vice president of football operations Tom Coughlin against the Giants, the team he led to two Super Bowl titles before resigning in January 2016 after a dozen seasons as coach.
JACKSONVILLE (0-0) at N.Y. GIANTS (0-0)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox
OPENING LINE - Jaguars by (3)
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Jacksonville 11-8, Giants 7-9
SERIES RECORD - Tied 3-3
LAST MEETING - Jaguars beat Giants 25-24, Nov. 30, 2014
AP PRO32 RANKING - Jaguars No. 7, Giants No. 20
JAGUARS OFFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (1), PASS (17).
JAGUARS DEFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (21), PASS (1).
GIANTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (26), PASS (19).
GIANTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (27), PASS (31).
Cancer survivor, Super Bowl winner Herzlich cut by Giants
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Super Bowl winner, cancer survivor and NFLPA treasurer Mark Herzlich was among the 36 player moves made by the New York Giants in getting down to the league's 53-man roster limit.
The Giants announced the moves Saturday in what won't be the last ones for the first team under new coach Pat Shurmur. General manager Dave Gettleman plans to scour the waiver wire this weekend to bolster a team that went 3-13 last season.