12:48 PM EST, Tue December 11, 2018
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Giants-Titans odds: Giants favored to continue second-half surge

Giants-Titans odds: Giants favored to continue second-half surge

New York a 2.5-point favorite over Tennessee Can the New York Giants keep their second-half surge going, and their miniscule playoff hopes alive, Sunday at MetLife Stadium against the Tennessee Titans? Oddsmakers think they can, having installed the Giants as 2.5-point favorites. The 5-8 Giants have won four of their last five games as they climb back to respectability after a 1-7 start. The Giants’ playoff odds have “risen” all the way to 0.7 percent, up from 0.1 percent a week ago. So, still not good. The 7-6 Titans will provide a good test for the Giants. Tennessee is right in the...
4 hours ago
Valentine’s Views: What we’re seeing from Giants might be sustainable

Valentine’s Views: What we’re seeing from Giants might be sustainable

The Giants look as though they are building a solid foundation The 2018 New York Giants season is playing out a lot like the 2013 season did for the Giants. Recall that in 2013 the Giants began the season 0-6. They then proceeded to win four straight games, flirt with the periphery of the playoff race, go 7-3 over their final 10 games and finish the year a respectable 7-9. This season the Giants began the year 1-7. They have now won four of five, averaged 31.4 points per game during that stretch, risen to 5-8 and are flirting with the outskirts of wild-card playoff contention and the...
5 hours ago
Giants news, 12/11: A “complete turnaround,” and a surprise game ball

Giants news, 12/11: A “complete turnaround,” and a surprise game ball

Let’s check your Tuesday headlines Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are your Tuesday morning headlines. “Complete turnaround” The Giants, as you know, are 4-1 since the bye. “After the break or the bye, you’ve just seen this team make a complete turnaround,” wide receiver Sterling Shepard said on Monday. “Guys have been playing for each other and that’s all you can ask for, especially the way the season went the first half. Like I said, it’s turned around for us and we just got to keep it going. Incidentally, we lauded Shepard on Monday for his blocking on the two...
19 hours ago
Shurmur: Running the ball well makes offense easier

Shurmur: Running the ball well makes offense easier

Coach says playing good offense is “all connected” Does the New York Giants offense now go through rookie running back Saquon Barkley, as quarterback Eli Manning suggested Sunday after the Giants walloped the Washington Redskins 40-16? Coach Pat Shurmur, the guy who calls the plays, didn’t really want to say that on Monday. But, he kinda said it, anyway. “I think it’s all connected. I’m an old offensive lineman, and I understand the importance of blocking. It starts up front, and I think our guys are doing a better job blocking, which helps the run game,” Shurmur said....
23 hours ago
Eli Manning is better outside the pocket than Deshaun Watson and Russell Wilson

Eli Manning is better outside the pocket than Deshaun Watson and Russell Wilson

No, that is not a typo Wait? What? What did that headline just say? Slow-footed Eli Manning is better outside the pocket than mobile, play-making, improvisational guys like Deshaun Watson and Russell Wilson? What? Here’s the context to that. Also updated: Top-rated QBs this year OUTSIDE THE POCKET. #GoBucs #InBrotherhood #FightForEachOther #FlyEaglesFly #GiantsPride #Seahawks #Texans #ChiefsKingdom #GoBills pic.twitter.com/LqPm61DluH— NFL Matchup on ESPN (@NFLMatchup) December 10, 2018 What does this mean? Certainly not that the 37-year-old Manning can make more plays running...
Dec 10, 2018
Giants-Redskins ‘Kudos & Wet Willies’ review: Praise, praise and more praise

Giants-Redskins ‘Kudos & Wet Willies’ review: Praise, praise and more praise

Let’s get to our traditional look back at Sunday’s game New York Giants 40, Washington Redskins 16. So much praise to hand out after the Giants’ most lopsided victory since a 36-7 win over the Tennessee Titans on Dec. 7, 2014. Can it all fit in one “Kudos & Wet Willies” post? Let’s find out. Kudos to ... Saquon Barkley — What more is there that we can say about the incredible rookie running back? Maybe Eli Manning said all that needs to be said: “He’s a tremendous player, I think we’re starting to figure out that offense runs through him a little...
Dec 10, 2018
Post-game quotebook: What Giants were saying after beating Washington

Post-game quotebook: What Giants were saying after beating Washington

Let’s hear from the players Good morning, New York Giants fans! Let’s go inside the locker room and see what players were saying after Sunday’s overwhelming 40-16 victory over the Washington Redskins. Eli Manning on the offense running through Saquon Barkley ... “He’s a tremendous player, I think we’re starting to figure out that offense runs through him a little bit. When we run the ball well, it just sets up everything else, sets up the play action, sets up so much.” Manning on the final three games ... “Every game is going to be different. You don’t...
Dec 9, 2018
2018 NFC playoff picture: Giants eliminated from NFC East race

2018 NFC playoff picture: Giants eliminated from NFC East race

Amazingly, there is still a flicker of playoff hope for the once 1-7 Giants The Dallas Cowboys’ 29-23 overtime victory Sunday over the Philadelphia Eagles provided a bit of bad news on an otherwise fantastic day for the New York Giants. The victory by Dallas means the Giants can no longer win the NFC East. Even if they finish at 8-8, which would mean splitting the season series with the Cowboys, Dallas holds the tiebreaker advantage. Dallas is 4-1 in the division with only the Giants left as an NFC East opponent, while the Giants are just 1-4. “Somebody will do the math,” said Giants...
Dec 9, 2018
After a shaky beginning, Pat Shurmur’s Giants appear to be on a good path

After a shaky beginning, Pat Shurmur’s Giants appear to be on a good path

More than the victories, the Giants are learning about themselves So ... umm ... yeah. About changing my pick after the Odell Beckham Jr. injury news and being the only Big Blue View writer to pick the Washington Redskins to defeat the New York Giants on Sunday. That wasn’t a very good idea. Washington, D.C. sports columnist Rick Snider tried to tell me during a ‘Valentine’s Views’ podcast this week just how bad things were for the Alex-Smith-Colt-McCoy-less Redskins. Apparently, I didn’t listen closely enough, thinking the absences of Beckham and Landon Collins and the Giants...
Dec 9, 2018
Rookie QB Kyle Lauletta sees first action in blowout victory

Rookie QB Kyle Lauletta sees first action in blowout victory

Lauletta enters with Giants leading 40-0 Sunday’s blowout victory over the Washington Redskins allowed the New York Giants to get their first regular-season look at rookie quarterback Kyle Lauletta. Lauletta entered the game at the beginning of the fourth quarter with the Giants leading 40-0. Lauletta was active for the first time last week against the Chicago Bears. The rookie threw an interception on his second pass as a third-and-10 pass intended for Russell Shepard was picked off by Washington linebacker Mason Foster. Lauletta’s third pass, into double coverage intended for Evan...
Dec 9, 2018
Giants at Redskins 2018, Week 14: BBV staff picks, predictions

Giants at Redskins 2018, Week 14: BBV staff picks, predictions

The Giants are winning Sunday ... unless they don’t Be scared, New York Giants fans! Very scared! Your Big Blue View contributors are nearly unanimous in picking the 4-8 Giants to defeat the 6-6 Washington Redskins at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. on Sunday. Chris Pflum This is one of those games the Giants should win. They’re facing a team on its third string quarterback, missing two starting offensive linemen (and three back-ups), and their third cornerback. The duo of Mark Sanchez and Adrian Peterson is the stuff of Rex Ryan’s dreams... Circa 2010. This is one of those games the...
Dec 9, 2018
Giants at Redskins: 8 things to watch on Sunday

Giants at Redskins: 8 things to watch on Sunday

Can the Giants control Adrian Peterson? What are some of the keys to victory for the New York Giants on Sunday vs. the Washington Redskins. Here are a few things to look for. The Giants without Odell The Giants have been playing much better on offense in recent weeks. They have averaged 24.25 points over their last eight games, and 29.25 over their last four. How well will the offense perform with Odell Beckham Jr. sitting out the game because of a bruised quad, an injury apparently suffered in Week 12 against the Philadelphia Eagles when he was leg-whipped on the game’s final...
Dec 8, 2018
Giants’ Odell Beckham ruled out Sunday vs. Redskins

Giants’ Odell Beckham ruled out Sunday vs. Redskins

Star wide receiver wasn’t on injury report until Friday Well, this news certainly changes things. The New York Giants have ruled Odell Beckham Jr. out of Sunday’s game against the Washington Redskins due to a quad injury. Beckham was not on the Giants’ injury report until Friday, after he had done on Facebook to admit that his quad had been bothering him since he was leg-whipped on the final play of a Week 12 game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Coach Pat Shurmur said on Friday that Beckham was “going to be fine.” After Beckham was limited in a Saturday morning practice, however,...
Dec 8, 2018
Podcasts: This week at BBV Radio

Podcasts: This week at BBV Radio

Check out the shows you missed out on! Need a break from the Christmas music you hear everywhere? Need a football fix on a day that offers little in the way of college football? Well, Big Blue View Radio has got you covered. In case you missed any of our podcasts, here’s a review — and a chance to give them a listen. Dan and Chris broke down the Giants’ overtime victory over the Chicago Bears. Ed, with the help of Paul Schwartz of the New York Post, looked at the one year anniversary of the firings of Jerry Reese and Ben McAdoo. Long-time Washington, D.C. sports columnist Rick...
Dec 8, 2018
How are Redskins fans feeling? “Our optimism had both of its fibulae broken”

How are Redskins fans feeling? “Our optimism had both of its fibulae broken”

Our weekly ‘5 questions’ segment at least shows an unbroken sense of humor Washington Redskins fans have had a rough go in recent weeks, losing two quarterbacks and three straight games. In our weekly ‘5 questions’ segment, Ken Meringolo of SB Nation’s Hogs Haven shows that the bad times have not broken his sense of humor. Ed: What’s the mood in the Washington fan base? Is there still optimism despite three straight losses and being down to a quarterback who has only bee there three weeks, or has everyone jumped into the Chesapeake at this point? Ken: The mood ... is bitter. Our...

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