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Reserve cornerback Justin Tryon will likely miss the rest of the New York Giants’ season after suffering a broken arm in Sunday’s 20-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins. Tryon is reportedly undergoing surgery today.
Now for the amazing part. Tryon apparently played the final two quarters of the game with the broken arm. He made a tremendous tackle on Miami punt returner Reggie Bush late in the fourth quarter, grabbing Bush by the ankles and not letting go until help arrived.
Giants coach Tom Coughlin called Tryon’s effort “an inspiration to me.”
Tryon was signed as a free agent just a few weeks ago, and had become a dependable extra cornerback and special teams gunner. Tryon was released earlier this season by the Indianapolis Colts.
In other injury news, center David Baas (knee) is day-to-day and there is no word at this point on the severity of the hamstring injury suffered by wide reeceiver Hakeem Nicks.
Jacobs continued to play a limited role in the offense, and voiced his displeasure after the game.
"I've got nothing positive to say," Jacobs said. "The most positive thing: I got family at home and I got a fast-ass car being delivered on Tuesday. That's it."
Jacobs carried the ball four times for 10 yards and caught one pass for zero yards. He is now averaging fewer than nine carries per game and has been very willing to annouce his displeasure. But after Sunday's game, he wasn't in a very talkative mood.
"Cause I can't say nothing," Jacobs said. "I always say something for everyone else's dislike."
The seriousness of the hamstring injury suffered by wide receiver Hakeem Nicks appears to be the New York Giants biggest injury concern following Sunday’s 20-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins.
Head coach Tom Coughlin had no information on Nicks’ condition following the game. Nicks left the game in the fourth quarter.
“Obviously we’re going to have to see what it feels like in the morning,” Nicks said after the game. “Right now I really can’t judge.”
Nicks is the Giants’ No. 1 receiver. He leads the team with 38 catches.
Ahmad Bradshaw left the game briefly with what appeared to be a foot injury, but returned and appeared to be fine. Center David Baas left with a knee injury, but also returned. Cornerback Justin Tryon told reporters he may have suffered a stinger, and defensive end Osi Umenyiora went for X-Rays but refused to tell reporters what he was having looked at.
New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin had no update on the severity of the hamstring injury suffered Sunday by Hakeem Nicks in the Giants’ 20-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins. He said only “I have to talk to the doctors.”
Here are some other notes from the victory, which raised the NFC East-leading Giants record to 5-2.
- The Giants improved to 5-2 for the seventh time in Tom Coughlin’s eight seasons as head coach. They were 6-1 in 2008.
- The Giants gained 402 total yards, their third consecutive 400-yard game.
- The Giants converted eight of 16 third-down opportunities, a season-best 50 percent. Their previous best was 46 percent (six of 13) at Arizona.
- The Giants had no turnovers for the second straight game, the first time that’s happened since Sept. 20 and 27, 2009 in victories at Dallas and Tampa Bay. The Giants have won each of their last six games in which they did not commit an offensive turnover.
- Miami’s Reggie Bush rushed for 103 yards. The Giants are 4-0 this season when an opposing back runs for at least 100 yards.
- The 300-yard passing game was the 17th of Eli Manning’s career, tying him with Kerry Collins for second in Giants history. Phil Simms is first with 21. The Giants are 9-8 when Manning throws for at least 300 yards, including 2-1 this season.
- Manning’s passer rating was 106.6. It was his sixth consecutive game with a rating greater than 90.
- Lawrence Tynes made both of his extra point attempts, extending his streak to a franchise-record 135 in a row. The previous mark of 133 was set by Pete Gogolak from 1967-72. Gogolak is the Giants’ all-time leading scorer.
Here are some of the post-game reactions following the New York Giants’ 20-17 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
We talked about this earlier in the week and I will say it again, they play hard. They are in every game. Every game is a knockdown, drag out in this league. That has never changed and I don’t think it ever will. … I am very happy to win. We came in here wanting to be 5-2 and we are 5-2.
How much better do you have to be given the tough schedule that you have ahead?
We just have to keep working each week. We knew coming into this game that it was going to be a tough battle. When we prepare I don’t look at the opposing team’s record. I look at their scheme; I look at what they do, and what other teams have done against them. Miami has played pretty well defensively all year. A lot of games have come to the fourth quarter. Teams have been behind and had to come back and win. They are a talented team; they just haven’t quite found ways to win games. We knew it was going to be a tough road. They did a lot of good things defensively, different blitzes that gave us some problems. We didn’t run the ball real well today and had to throw it a little bit more than we wanted to, but we are capable of doing that.
Was this a game that you had to have?
It was a big game. Coming off the bye, having two weeks, and a chance to go 5-2, which is a great opportunity. There are some big games within the division this week, but we just have to make sure we keep playing our best. When there are opportunities to win games you have to take them. I think we are doing a good job of finding ways to win. We have to make sure we keep that attitude and if things don’t go well right at first, if we have little mistakes, that is going to happen sometimes. As long as we feel that every time we are on the field as an offense we are capable of scoring touchdowns and we are not forcing things or trying to make things happen, we are going to be able to make some big plays and move the ball.
On closing out the game:
That is what good teams do. When it’s time to close out a team you have to close them out. They gave us everything we could handle. They fought like we knew they would but we prevailed at the end.
We knew if we got them in a passing situation that they were going to be in trouble. Our offense came through and we got them in that situation.
We just have to keep on fighting. We have all the talent in the world.
Here is a quick first look back at the New York Giants’ 20-17 victory Sunday over the Miami Dolphins.
It Was Over When …
Corey Webster of the Giants intercepted a pass by Miami’s Matt Moore on fourth-and-23 with 1:54 remaining. Miami had no timeouts left, so the Giants were able to run out the clock.
Turning Point Of The Game
Giants’ fans won’t like this one, but it was a very questionable pass interference call on Miami’s Brandon Marshall. Rather than Miami getting a first down at their 47-yard line while holding a 17-13 lead they were pushed back to their own 17, and wound up punting to the Giants with 8:43 remaining. The Giants scored the winning touchdown on their next possession.
- Eli Manning went 31-for-45 for 349 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. He had no help from the Giants’ running game and his receivers dropped five balls, yet Manning was still brilliant. And victorious.
- The Giants’ pass rush showed up huge, with four sacks during Miami’s final two possessions.
- Victor Cruz caught seven balls for 99 yards, including the game-winning touchdown.
- The Giants’ run defenese was porous, allowing Reggie Bush to run for 103 yards on just 15 carries. Bush has two 100-yard rushing games in his career, both against the Giants.
- Brandon Jacobs had a miserable day. He complained last week that he would have to leave New York to get a chance to be a No. 1 back again, and then went out and flopped. He carried four times for just 10 yards, dropped a handoff and dropped a pass.
- The Giants’ running game was, again, awful. New York totaled 58 yards rushing on 23 carries, an average of 2.5 yards per running play. Terrible.
The message from coach Tom Coughlin to his New York Giants team all season has been clear — finish games. Sunday, for the fourth time this season the Giants won a game that was in doubt in the closing minutes, rallying from a 17-10 deficit to win, 20-17, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
Manning completed 31-of-45 passes for 349 yards and two touchdowns, throwing the game-winning 25-yard touchdown pass to Victor Cruz with 6:06 to play. The Giants defense then turned away the Dolphins twice, sacking Miami quarterback Matt Moore four times on the final two drives. Corey Webster sealed the victory for New York, intercepting Moore on fourth-and-23 with 1:54 to play.
The Giants trailed 14-10 at halftime and 17-10 entering the third quarter as the Dolphins made a strong bid for their first victory.
New York closed to within 17-13 when Lawrence Tynes made a 29-yard field goal with 10:43 to play.
The winning drive was a six-play, 53-yard march.
The Giants, again, did not run the ball well. They compiled only 58 yards rushing. Cruz caught seven passes for 99 yards, Hakeem Nicks caught six for 67 yards and Mario Manningham six for 63 yards and one touchdown.
Moore was 13-for-22 for 138 yards for Miami. Reggie Bush gained 103 yards rushing on just 15 carries.
New York faces New England next Sunday.
Nicks left the field about fifteen minutes before the game came to an end, limping to the locker room with an apparent hamstring injury. Word came back a few minutes later that he would not return to the game. (Via Giants beat writer Mike Garafolo)
Nicks had a solid game for the Giants, finishing with six receptions for 67 yards. Hopefully the injury will not be revealed as anything serious, but there are no further details available at this time.
After Nicks left the game, the Giants were able to hold on for a come-from-behind victory after being befuddled by the Dolphins for much of the first half.
Feel free to talk about the game or the Nicks injury with other Giants fans over at SB Nation's Big Blue View.
The heavy underdog Miami Dolphins are giving the New York Giants a run for their money into the fourth quarter. It looks like a potential big week of massive upsets in the NFL, and the Giants are desperately trying to hold onto a slim 20-17 lead and keep Miami from their first win of the season.
The offensive story through the first three quarters has been Dolphins running back Reggie Bush, who currently has 14 carries and 107 rushing yards.
Eli Manning led the Giants on a huge drive in the middle of the fourth quarter, ending with a spectacular catch by Victor Cruz in the red zone, who avoided defenders and made it into the end zone for the first giants lead of the game.
The Giants offense will need to keep constant pressure on the Dolphins over the final minutes of the game if they hope to walk away with a win in this one.
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After a string of incomplete and dropped passes at inopportune times, the New York Giants finally managed to score a touchdown in the second quarter against the Miami Dolphins. Unfortunately, they head into halftime trailing by a score of 14-10.
The Dolphins have managed to put together a couple of surprising and successful drives in the first half, with Matt Moore passing for 64 yards and contributing a rushing touchdown. Reggie Bush has also helped Miami with six carries and 46 yards.
Giants QB Eli Manning has thrown for 186 yards and is 18-for-26 on passing attempts. However, through much of the first half, his eight incomplete passes have come during key conversion attempts. Manning was finally able to find Mario Manningham in the end zone to bring the Giants within four points with only 0:12 remaining in the second quarter.
It's difficult to imagine that this is how the Giants envisioned the first half going against the winless Dolphins. They'll need to be more consistent in the second half on both sides of the ball.
Talk about the game with your fellow Giants fans over at Big Blue View.
Pretty much everyone was expecting the New York Giants to steamroll the 0-6 Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins seem determined not to be an easy win, and proved that by limiting a pair of long Giants drives and getting on the board first.
Miami was able to get a turnover on downs midway through the first quarter following a pair of incomplete passes by Eli Manning. The Dolphins got into the red zone, and the Giants immediately incurred a blatant pass interference penalty, followed by an unnecessary roughness at the goal line, and the Dolphins were able to get on the board first following a Steve Slaton run.
New York answered Miami's touchdown with a big kickoff return by Devin Thomas, and the Giants began another drive, only to be stopped again by the Dolphins defense and settling for a short Lawrence Tynes field goal.
Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore is five-for-five with 53 yards and three passing first downs, so maybe the Dolphins don't need Andrew Luck quite as much as the experts seem to think.
Gripe about these pesky Dolphins with your fellow Giants fans over at Big Blue View.
Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN New York has the scoop:
The Dolphins will likely have to rely more on Reggie Bush after running back Daniel Thomas was downgraded to out on Saturday.
Miami also downgraded cornerback Vontae Davis to out as well. Both Thomas and Davis have hamstring injuries.
Reggie Bush – who's been nursing a neck injury of his own – is listed as probable and will be relied on to carry the load with Daniel Thomas out with a hamstring injury.
The Dolphins are already without starting quarterback Chad Henne, who's missed the last two games with a separated shoulder. Now they'll have to travel to East Rutherford to face the NFC East-leading Giants without their starting running back and wide receiver.
"Right," defensive lineman Osi Umenyiora said, smiling. "Next."
"I don't entertain stuff like that," said safety Deon Grant, who ultimately entertained it, but said he had no issue.
"I don't have a reaction," Antrel Rolle added. "If that's the way he feels, that's the way he feels. The game still has to be played on Sunday."
Safety Deon Grant felt Marshall tweeted exactly what Marshall should believe.
"He didn't say nothing wrong to me," Grant said. "He said what he's supposed to say. If he don't think they're going to win he would be the dumbest player walking. He didn't say nothing wrong. It's not like he sent a shot out like he did last week the Jets, talking about busting somebody up. He just said he's going to get a victory."
Osi Umenyiora told reporters the Giants aren't worried about what Marshall says.
"We have bigger fish to fry," he said.
New York Giants first-round draft pick Prince Amukamara will not make his NFL debut this weekend. The cornerback, who has missed New York's first six games after August surgery to repair a broken foot, was ruled out of Sunday's meeting against the Miami Dolphins on Friday.
"We will monitor him, for sure, but if the (defensive line) rotation is the way we expect it to be, he will be fine," Coughlin said. "We always keep count (of the number of plays)."
Rookie fullback Henry Hynoski did not practice Friday and is listed as doubtful.
Linebacker Michael Boley (knee), running back Brandon Jacobs (knee), defensive end Osi Umenyiora (knee) and guard Chris Snee (concussion) are probable. Snee practiced fully, while the others were limited.
Coughlin said reporters "will have to wait and see" whether wide receiver Ramses Barden will be activated off the reserve/PUP list.
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall took to Twitter Thursday night to let his latest prediction be known for Sunday's game between the Dolphins and New York Giants. According to Marshall, the Dolphins will win.
"To: Media When we win Sunday please don't say the Giants didn't take us serious." Marshall tweeted from his verified Twitter account.
Marshall is making a bold prediction for the second time in three weeks. Before a Week 6 meeting with the New York Jets, he told reporters he would get into a fight with Bart Scott or Antonio Cromartie and his goal was to get ejected prior to halftime. Those predictions never came to fruition and Marshall later explained them as a joke.
Now, Marshall is predicting a win from his winless Dolphins.
Giants quarterback Eli Manning said the Dolphins, despite their 0-6 record, are no pushover.
"They've played in a lot of tight games," quarterback Eli Manning said earlier this week. "They could easily have several wins to their record right now. A lot of games coming into the fourth quarter and the opposing team just made some big plays to get wins. They play extremely hard. They have talent on both sides, and it's just a matter of we have to play smart football and know that we have to have a great day of execution and go out there and play well."
(Sports Network) – New York’s rise to the top of the NFC East pack has been made possible by excellent play under center from Eli Manning (1778 passing yards, 11 TD, 5 INT), as the renowned quarterback has put together the best beginning to a season in his often up-and-down eight-year career. The former No. 1 overall pick’s 9.07 yards per attempt trails only Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady for tops in the league and he’s drastically cut down on turnovers following a difficult 25-interception campaign in 2010. Wide receivers Hakeem Nicks (32 receptions, 508 yards, 3 TD) and Mario Manningham (18 receptions) are the most accomplished members of a pass-catching corps that’s displayed surprising depth, with slot man Victor Cruz (21 receptions, 398 yards, 3 TD) and big- bodied tight end Jake Ballard (15 receptions, 2 TD) each making unexpected notable contributions to the ranks. The Giants’ running game has been less consistent, though primary back Ahmad Bradshaw (390 rushing yards, 19 receptions, 6 total TD) is coming off a 104-yard, three-touchdown output against the Bills and the club rushed for a season-best 122 yards that afternoon. Brandon Jacobs (116 rushing yards, 4 receptions, 3 total TD) should be back from a two-game absence to help lessen Bradshaw’s load, but the 264-pound bruiser was averaging just 3.1 yards per carry prior to his knee injury.
A Miami defense that yielded the sixth-fewest yards in the NFL last season has been a major disappointment in 2011, with the group entering this week’s play ranked 30th overall in pass efficiency defense and having induced a mere four turnovers in six games. The Dolphins had also been encountering difficulty rushing the passer prior to breaking out with a seven-sack barrage against the Broncos last Sunday, with 2010 Pro Bowl outside linebacker Cameron Wake (15 tackles, 5 sacks) heading up the onslaught with two takedowns of Tebow. Denver mustered just 125 net passing yards on the Dolphins with the ex-University of Florida star running the show, but the secondary did allow two late touchdown passes to Tebow and failed to record an interception for a third straight game. Miami has produced a league-low two picks on the year and also gave up a season-high 183 rushing yards to the Broncos, although that high figure was in part due to Tebow’s strong scrambling ability. Strong safety Yeremiah Bell (52 tackles, 1 sack) had seven tackles and a sack last week and leads the team in stops.
(Sports Network) – Miami’s plan is to support quarterback Matt Moore (568 passing yards, 1 TD, 3 INT), who’s coming off a pretty solid effort against the Broncos that followed a very shaky performance in a Week 6 loss to the Jets in this stadium, with a productive running game. The Dolphins have two capable backs in physical rookie Daniel Thomas (302 rushing yards, 7 receptions, 1 TD) and versatile veteran Reggie Bush (232 rushing yards, 17 receptions, 1 TD), with the tandem averaging a respectable 114.2 yards per game between them on the year. Thomas has been battling a nagging hamstring injury as of late, though, and managed a pedestrian 53 yards on 19 carries in last weekend’s defeat. Moore made good on 22-of-33 pass attempts for 197 yards and had no interceptions versus Denver, while connecting with tight end Anthony Fasano (10 receptions, 1 TD) on a fourth-quarter touchdown strike, but the Dolphins managed just 267 total yards and the offense often sputtered inside the red zone, settling for Dan Carpenter field goals on two of three trips within the Broncos’ 20-yard line. Inefficiency has plagued Miami all throughout the season, with the team scoring touchdowns on only 33 percent of its red-zone possessions (30th overall) and ranking dead last in third-down conversions (23.7 percent). A lack of big plays has been another problem, with top receivers Brandon Marshall (34 receptions, 483 yards, 1 TD) and Davone Bess (24 receptions) having been utilized mainly as possession types.
The Dolphins may have some opportunities for sizeable gains against a Giants defense that was burned for two long touchdowns, an 80-yard run and a 60-yard pass, against Buffalo in Week 6. The unit has come up with a few difference- making moments, however, as New York is tied for the league lead with 21 sacks and has forced 10 turnovers — including seven interceptions — over its last four tests. The pass rush should be even more formidable now that Tuck (6 tackles, 1.5 sacks), who’s amassed double-digit sack totals in three of the past four seasons, appears finally over groin and neck injuries that have limited him to just two games thus far. The All-Pro end rejoins a high-caliber line that contains two other feared disrupters in Osi Umenyiora (10 tackles, 5 sacks) and second-year standout Jason Pierre-Paul (30 tackles, 7.5 sacks), while cornerback Corey Webster (22 tackles, 2 INT, 6 PD) is the club’s top cover man who picked off the Bills’ Ryan Fitzpatrick twice two weeks ago and will likely be asked to shadow the talented Marshall. The Giants have been susceptible to good running attacks, ranking 27th in the league in rushing defense (127.7 ypg) and permitting over 150 yards per game on the ground over their last four outings.
Both running back Brandon Jacobs (knee) and defensive end Justin Tuck (groin/neck) practiced on a limited basis for the second day in a row after each missed at least the past two games prior to the Giant’s bye week. Cornerback Prince Amukamara (foot), linebacker Michael Boley (knee) and defensive end Osi Umenyiora also practiced on a limited basis Thursday.
New York fullback Henry Hynoski (neck) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, but missed Thursday’s practice entirely. Guard Chris Snee (concussion) was the only banged-up Giant to participate in full practice Thursday.
For complete Giants coverage throughout the week leading up to the Dolphins game, visit our blog, Big Blue View. You can also find the team’s complete roster, schedule and statistics at our Giants page.
"I'm just here, doing the best that I can do to help my team," Jacobs said. "I come out to win; it's up to them whether or not they want to use me.
"I just can't wait to get a true opportunity to get out there and show myself again, you know? Next year, hopefully. This is a business and you have to look at it that way. I just want to get out there and show myself. It's going to have to be for another team, but it is what it is. It comes with the territory."
The 29-year old Jacobs is set to earn $2.9 million in base salary next season, and the Giants will need to make a decision whether they want to retain him. Jacobs has seen a diminished carry load the past two seasons, averaging just 9.5 rushing attempts per game this year as Ahmad Bradshaw's backup.
Jacobs would like a larger role, and he does not expect it to come in New York. When asked if he sees himself with the Giants beyond his current contract, Jacobs replied, "No, I don't."
Jacobs also took offense to the notion that he shies away from hits.
"There's a lot of people that really don't know what they're talking about," Jacobs said. "First off, I don't really get a lot of chances to prove [myself]. As a back, you need to get out and get going, get a couple carries. You know, get the pace of the game down. ... I don't get enough carries to say I was part of anything, so people can say what the hell they want to say."
-- For more on the Jacobs story and to join a discussion about it with Giants' fans, see Big Blue View.
Do the New York Giants have anything to fear from the 0-6 Miami Dolphins when they meet Sunday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.? Well, head coach Tom Coughlin of the Giants said earlier this week that "very small margins" separate winning from losing in the NFL.
Still, these Dolphins have been a bad football team. Bad enough that the Miami fan base at SB Nation's Dolphins website, The Phinsider, seems to spend most of its time pondering the 2012 NFL Draft and who the next coach will be. After all, current coach Tony Sparano seems to know he is out the door as he already has his house up for sale.
Miami, though, nearly won twice this season. They lost to Cleveland, 17-16, and to Denver last Sunday in overtime, 18-15.
The Dolphins best players are wide receiver Brandon Marshall (34 catches) and defensive end Cameron Wake (five sacks). Miami will be quarterbacked by Matt Moore with Chad Henne out for the season. The Giants are familiar with Moore from his days with the Carolina Panthers.
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Former New York Giants punter Matt Dodge reportedly worked out for the New York Jets this week
The big injury news for the New York Giants on Wednesday is that it appears there really aren’t any major injuries right now. Every player on the roster practiced today, the first time that has happened this season.
“I hope we have enough uniforms for these guys,” head coach Tom Coughlin joked.
Cornerback Prince Amukamara, linebacker Michael Boley, fullback Henry Hynoski, running back Brandon Jacobs, defensive end Justin Tuck and defensive end Osi Umenyiora all practiced on a limited basis today. Guard Chris Snee (concussion) practiced fully.
Wide receiver Ramses Barden, on the PUP list after offseason ankle surgery, began practicing on Monday and may be activated for Sunday. He reported no ill effects from Monday’s practice, his first of the season.
The Giants host the 0-6 Miami Dolphins Sunday at MetLife Stadium as they return to action following their bye week. The 4-2 Giants are in first place in the NFC East, but face a difficult schedule over their remaining 10 games.
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