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Safety Kenny Phillips will miss the New York Giants upcoming game with the Dallas Cowboys with a sprained MCL. The starter is expected to miss 1-2 weeks.
New York Giants offensive lineman Stacy Andrews will be placed on injured reserve after being hospitalized over the weekend with pulmonary embolisms in both lungs. Giants coach Tom Coughlin said today that the medical issue will end Andrews’ season.
“It is a very, very serious medical condition,” Coughlin said. “He just can’t go back to football right now.”
Andrews, in his eighth season, signed with the Giants as a free agent during training camp. The 6-foot-7, 342-pound Andrews has been used as an extra tight end and as a reserve tackle by the Giants.
Coughlin said Andrews would be able to eventually resume playing football, but not this season.
Other Giants injury news:
- The severity of Kenny Phillips’ knee injury is not yet known.
- Price Amukamara has an ankel injury of unknown severity
- Center David Baas missed Sunday’s game against Green Bay with headaches and Coughlin said today he was undergoing tests and “hopefully it can be gotten under control.”
With all of the NFC games for Week 13 in the books the 6-6 New York Giants remain outside the playoffs looking in after losing to the Green Bay Packers, 38-35, on Sunday. The Giants, though, are still very much in the mix for either the NFC East title or a wild-card berth.
The NFC East-leading Dallas Cowboys (7-5) lost to the Arizona Cardinals in overtime Sunday, 19-13. That means the Giants are just one game behind Dallas. The Giants and Cowboys meet twice in the season's final four games, including Sunday night in Dallas.
The Giants also watched the three teams ahead of them in the wild-card chase -- the Atlanta Falcons, Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions -- all lose on Sunday. Thus, those three teams are just one game in front of the Giants. New York's wild-card problem is the conference record tie-breaker. The Giants are just 3-6 in conference, while all three of those teams are no worse than 5-5.
Chicago Bears (7-5)
Atlanta Falcons (7-5)
In The Hunt
Detroit Lions (7-5)
New York Giants (6-6)
Let’s take a quick look back at the New York Giants’ 38-35 loss Sunday to the Green Bay Packers,
It Was Over When
Mason Crosby hit a game-winning 30-yard field goal as time expired to give Green Bay their 18th straight victory.
The Key Play
With the ball at Green Bay’s 44-yard line in the final minute Rodgers hit wide receiver Jordy Nelson with a 27-yard pass to New York’s 29-yard line, putting Green Bay in field-goal position just two plays after the Giants had tied the game.
On the play, Nelson beat reserve cornerback Will Blackmon to the outside and Rodgers hit him in stride down the left sideline. That, really, was all she wrote for the Giants’ chances to pull off the upset.
“We played hard and did a lot of good things but we didn’t win. There is no hanging your head, it is a tough business and you have to do the things you have to do to win the game,” said Giants coach Tom Coughlin. “We have to regroup and I think this brings us together even tighter than we have ever been before as a team. Guys laid it on the line for each other tonight and they played hard.”
“I am extremely proud. We fought from the first whistle to the very end. Unfortunately we came up a little bit short but it is fine because we will see them again. We are headed up. We have four games to play and we are going to fight extremely tough. We are going to make it to the postseason. We all know what happens once we get in the postseason. The record eliminates itself and then it’s may the best man win from that point on.”
“I can’t think of another team that really played us this well on both sides of the ball. … I think that the Giants defense did a really good job of getting us out of some stuff and hitting me a number of times. But we just made enough plays at the end to get the job done.”
— Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers
The New York Giants did everything they possibly could in an effort to upend the unbeaten Green Bay Packers on Sunday. The one thing they could not do was keep the ball out of Aaron Rodgers’ hands in the final minute, and that proved to be their undoing.
Rodgers led the Packers 66 yards in five plays after the Giants had tied the score with 58 seconds remaining, putting the Packers in position for Mason Crosby to kick a game-winning 30-yard field goal as time expired at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
The Packers are now 12-0 and have won 18 straight games. The Giants are 6-6 and have lost four in a row since beginning the season 6-2.
The Giants had tied the game 35-35 with a clutch drive of their own, going 69 yards in nine plays. Trailing 35-27 Eli Manning connected with Hakeem Nicks on a two-yard touchdown pass, and the Giants converted the two-point attempt on a run by D.J. Ware to tie the game.
Rodgers, though, still had time and that meant the Giants’ upset bid would come up short.
A 24-yard pass to Jermichael Finley and a 27-yard pass to Jordy Nelson quickly put the Packers at the Giants’ 29-yard line. Three plays later, Crosby kicked the game-winner.
The Giants trailed, 28-17, early in the third quarter but fought back to tie the game. Manning finished the game 23-of-40 for 347 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. Unfortunately for the Giants, the interception by Clay Matthews turned in a Pick Six for Green Bay.
Victor Cruz caught seven passes for 119 yards for the Giants, surpassing 1,000 yards receiving for the season. Hakeem Nicks caught seven passes for 88 yards and two touchdowns.
Rodgers was 28-of-46 for 349 yards with four touchdowns and one interception for Green Bay.
The Giants did catch one break Sunday when the NFC East-leading Dallas Cowboys lost to the Arizona Cardinals in overtime, 19-13. The 7-5 Cowboys are just one game ahead of the Giants with four games to play.
The two teams meet twice in the final four weeks of the season. The first of those meetings takes place next Sunday night (8:20 p.m. ET) in Dallas. The second will be the final game of the season, Jan. 1, at MetLife Stadium.
The New York Giants trail the Green Bay Packers, 28-24, after three quarters Sunday at MetLife Stadium.
After the Packers took a 21-17 halftime lead into the locker rooms, they started off the second half with the ball. Green Bay put together another impressive time killing 80-yard drive to extend their lead to 28-17. Greg Jennings was ruled to have caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers. Video of the of the catch seems to suggest that ruling was generous, see it here (via SB Nation.com).
The Giants did respond to the controversial Packers touchdown. Hakeem Nicks caught a 4-yard touchdown pass from Eli Manning to cut into the Packers lead. After three quarters of action, the Giants are still hanging around with the Packers only trailing 28-24. If the Giants end up losing the game closely, look to that Jennings play that was upheld as a catch to be one of the crucial plays that determined the outcome.
The New York Giants trail the unbeaten Green Bay Packers, 21-17, at halftime of their game Sunday at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
The Giants 10-7 lead after the first quarter was quickly erased when Eli Manning was pressured and made a bad decision to force the ball to his running back on a checkdown. Clay Matthews anticipated the throw and broke on it and returned the interception 38 yards for a touchdown to give the Packers a 14-10 lead to begin the second quarter.
Chase Blackburn who was just re-signed by the Giants earlier this week intercepted Aaron Rodgers to spark the Giants quick 12-yard touchdown drive to retake the lead 17-14. After the Blackburn interception, Manning found Hakeem Nicks for 11 yards before Brandon Jacobs pounded the ball in from 1 yard out.
The Packers responded with a time consuming 80-yard touchdown drive to retake the lead 21-17. Aaron Rodgers finished it off by finding a wide open Donald Driver for a 13-yard touchdown pass.
The Giants were driving at the end of the half until Clay Matthews hit Manning while he attempted a throw. After a review, the play was confirmed to be a sack and a forced fumble which was recovered by the Packers. Green Bay was unable to turn the fumble into points when their field goal attempt was missed right before halftime.
The New York Giants lead the Green Bay Packers, 10-7, after one quarter of play Sunday at MetLife. Stadium. The Giants started off the game with a quick score on their first possession on a three-play 79-yard drive. The big play on the drive was a 67-yard touchdown pass from Eli Manning to Travis Beckum. The Giants held the Green Bay Packers to just 29 yards on their opening drive.
The Giants second drive was a three and out which the Packers capitalized on with a touchdown drive that took almost three minutes and went 64 yards. Aaron Rodgers threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Jermichael Finley to cap the drive.
The Giants responded with a field goal on their next drive. Manning looked like he might have thrown his second touchdown pass of the game to Jake Ballard on the drive but replay confirmed the ruling that Ballard's knee was out of bounds.
The New York Giants were definitely seen as the underdogs coming into their game with the undefeated Green Bay Packers. New York didn't play like they were intimidated by the Packers' success early. The Giants first drive went 79 yards in just 1:36 for a touchdown. Sixty-seven yards of the drive was on Travis Beckum's 67-yard reception. Beckum twisted and shook his way past the last two Green Bay defenders for the touchdown:
Eli Manning made a great throw over the Packers cornerback to Beckum who did the rest of the work for the opening score of the game. Manning was 2/2 on the first drive of the game. His first pass was for 7 yards to Ahmad Bradshaw. Bradshaw also had a 5-yard run before the pass to Beckum.
The New York Giants injury report for their Week 13 match up against the Green Bay Packers is out, and the Giants will be without starting center David Bass. New York will also be without offensive lineman Stacy Andrews who suffered a pulmonary embolisms in both lungs Saturday night.
"Andrews was admitted to the hospital last night with pulmonary embolisms in both lungs. The blood clots are thought to have originated in his legs, broken up and traveled to his lungs.
Ronnie Barnes, the Giants' senior vice president of medical services, said Andrews is receiving treatment and resting in the hospital and will most likely be released ton Monday.
Baas, the Giants starting center, was a late scratch due to heaches. Herzlich (ankle) and Umenyiora (ankle) were not expected to play. It will be interesting to see how the Giants shuffle their offensive line. Kevin Boothe started at left guard last week, but is also the backup center.
All week New York Giants fans kept an eye on the injury status of running back Ahmad Bradshaw, but the focus may change to the health of backup right tackle Stacy Andrews, who suffered a pulmonary embolism in both of his lungs Sunday and is currently receiving treatment. Luckily, Andrew is expected to be released from the hospital Monday.
For those that don't know what a pulmonary embolism is, here's a definition from WebMD:
"Pulmonary embolism is the sudden blockage of a major blood vessel (artery) in the lung, usually by a blood clot . In most cases, the clots are small and are not deadly, but they can damage the lung. But if the clot is large and stops blood flow to the lung, it can be deadly. Quick treatment could save your life or reduce the risk of future problems."
All week, the injury status of New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw and linebacker Michael Boley has been tracked by SB Nation New York. Well, on Sunday morning on ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown, reporter Rachel Nichols said that both Bradshaw (foot) and Boley (hamstring) will play against the Green Bay Packers (4:15 p.m. ET on FOX.). ESPN insider Chris Mortensen confirmed Nichols report via Twitter.
On Friday, both Bradshaw, who has missed the last four games, and Boley, who had missed the last two games, practiced. Giants fans are now waiting on the news of wide receiver Mario Manningham, who is listed as doubtful. If Manningham cannot go then backup Victor Cruz will step in as a starter.
As of Saturday, here was the known injury report for both teams:
LB Mark Herzlich (Ankle)...Out
DE Osi Umenyiora (Ankle/Knee)...Out
WR Mario Manningham (Knee)...Doubtful
LB Michael Boley (Hamstring)...Questionable (WILL PLAY)
RB Ahmad Bradshaw (Foot)...Questionable (WILL PLAY)
The New York Giants (6-5) will try and snap the Green Bay Packers (11-0) unbeaten streak Sunday, as this Week 13 NFL match up will be played at MetLife Stadium in New Rutherford, NJ.
There was some good news for the 6-5 New York Giants today as running back Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) and linebacker Michael Boley (hamstring) returned to the practice field, although both were limited. Bradshaw has missed the last four games and Boley the last two for New York.
There's still hope that Bradshaw and Boley could play on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers (11-0). Wide receiver Mario Manningham did not practice today and is listed as doubtful for the game. Without Manningham, that likely means that Victor Cruz will step back into the starting lineup.
Here's the complete injury report from Friday:
The Packers also released their latest injury report today:
Can the 6-5 New York Giants slay the dragon on Sunday? Meaning, of course, can they hand the 11-0 defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers their first loss of the season?
There might not be a “recipe” for beating Green Bay, but every team can be beaten. The Giants, off three straight losses, would seem like an unlikely candidate to pull off that feat. There seems to be a growing opinion among prognosticators, though, that there might be an upset Sunday at MetLife Stadium. The Packers, though, remain a seven-point favorite.
Let’s quickly break down the Packers.
On offense, Green Bay is led by quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers is the first player in NFL history to post a 100-plus rating in 11 straight games. He also has a 110-plus rating in 19 of his past 22 contests (including postseason). In last season’s 45-17 victory over the Giants, he completed 25-of-37 throws (67.6 percent) for 404 yards, four touchdowns, zero interceptions and a 139.9 rating.
Green Bay’s best receiver is Greg Jennings (58 catches, 835 yards, eight touchdowns). Jordy Nelson has 44 catches and nine touchdowns.
Green Bay’s offense is first in scoring (34.7 ppg), fourth in total yards (401.7 ypg), third in passing (304.1 ypg) and 28th in rushing (97.2 ypg). On defense, the Giants are 27th in points allowed (25.2 ppg), 28th in yards allowed (381.6 ypg), 26th against the pass (251.2 ypg) and 24th against the run (130.5 ypg).
Defensively, the Packers might be a little bit vulnerable. They are 30th in the league allowing 393.4 yards per game, but have made up for that with a league-leading 22 interceptions.
Randall Cobb is a dangerous return man who has brought a kickoff and a punt back for a touchdown this season.
The New York Giants (6-5) are getting six points from the Green Bay Packers (11-0) in this Sunday's match-up from the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
The New York Giants have not officially ruled wide receiver Mario Manningham out of Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers, but Manningham’s chances of playing do not sound good. He missed Monday’s game against New Orleans with swelling in his knee and coach Tom Coughlin did not sound optimistic Thursday.
“They’ve done stuff about it. In other words, they’ve put some medicine in there, they’ve drained it, but there is an injury there,” Coughlin said. “We’re trying to manage it and he’s trying to manage it, but it’s not working to everybody’s favor.”
Manningham is third on the Giants in receptions with 30.
“We’d love to have him, but he hasn’t been around for a while and he didn’t practice today [Thursday] so we’ll just wait and see,” said offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride.
Without Manningham, Victor Cruz would start again. Cruz, technically the team’s No. 3 receiver, actually leads the Giants with 55 receptions. Ramses Barden would also see increased playing time.
First, head coach Tom Coughlin blew up the Giants because they "didn't have any defense" in last Monday's 49-24 shellacking at the hands of Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints. Then, Hall of Fame linebacker Harry Carson called the defense "sad" in his assessment of "Big Blue's" third straight loss.
Now, defensive coordinator Perry Fewell is getting in on the action, telling reporters during Thursday's press conference that he was "baffled" by what his team did at the Superdome:
"It was so disappointing from my perspective as I watched it on Monday and then watched it the next day. It was one of those games that you wanted to bury. The energy level and what we did, it baffled me. It baffled me. Are you supposed to have answers, but sometimes you can't explain something like that."
Here's what Fewell expects this weekend:
"We look forward to the opportunity to play these guys. That's my confidence level. We're going to show up and we're going to play on Sunday. We're going to get to the quarterback. Period. We're going to get it done. I'm going to coach better and they're going to play better ... The motivation is to advance ourselves to win this division so we can have an opportunity to play more in January ... We all know, collectively, what we need to get done ... We have to work in harmony together as an offense, defense and special teams and we have to grab energy from each other and collectively play as a unit, as a football team. Obviously we didn't do that Monday night, but we'll get that done."
A huge upset over Green Bay would go a long way in restoring the team's confidence, especially if the defense can make a few plays on Rodgers, who right now is playing as good as he (or anyone else) ever has.
Time will tell.
New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw said Wednesday that he was “planning on playing” Sunday against the Green Bay Packers, but that he wasn’t planning practicing this week.
Well, head coach Tom Coughlin said Thursday that is Bradshaw wants to do the former he is going to have to do the latter, at least in a limited fashion.
“What did I say though? You asked me the same thing in my conference and I said that he’s going to have to practice,” Coughlin said. “He’ll practice enough so that he’s got his timing and so-on and so-forth. We wouldn’t overdo it with him, but he is going to have to practice and we’ll see. He wants to. Believe me, he wants to – In the worst way.”
Despite missing four games with a cracked bone in his foot Bradshaw is still the Giants leading rusher with 440 yards gained this season.
New York Giants linebacker Michael Boley practiced today on a limited basis for the first time since injuring a hamstring three weeks ago agains the San Francisco 49ers. Boley said he “came out pretty good.”
“I got a couple reps during each period just to try to test it out and not try to overdo it today,” Boley said. “It is a big relief. I haven’t had too many hamstring problems but I heard that they are really tricky. They can be good one day and not so good the next. To come out today and get some work was pretty good.”
Head coach Tom Coughlin would only say Boley did “ok.”
After getting torched Monday night in a 49-24 loss to the New Orleans Saints the Giants could desperately use Boley’s presence Sunday against the Green Bay Packers. He is their most experienced linebacker, and has been calling their defensive signals this season.
New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw, who has missed the last four games with a cracked bone in his foot says he is “planning on playing” Sunday when the Giants face the 11-0 Green Bay Packers. He just is not planning on practicing this week.
“Practice? I don’t think I want to,” Bradshaw said. “I want to be as healthy as I can on Sunday."
Practice or no practice, the Giants could certainly use Bradshaw in the lineup Sunday against Green Bay. Despite missing those four games Bradshaw still leads the Giants in rushing with 440 yards in seven games.
The Giants are last in the league in yards rushing per game at 83.2, and in average yards per running play at 3.2.
Bradshaw originally suffered the injury in a game against the Miami Dolphins. He has had similar injuries in the past and has undergone surgery in an effort to alleviate the problem.
The New York Giants made several roster moves today. Left tackle Will Beatty, who had to undergo surgery to repair a detached retina in his right eye, was placed on injured reserve. Beatty started the first 10 games of the season at left tackle for the Giants.
After that move was made, the team re-signed linebacker Chase Blackburn, a Giant from 2005-2010. New York also signed wide receiver Isaiah Stanback to the practice squad and terminated quarterback Ryan Perrilloux's practice squad contract for the sixth team this season.
Blackburn has been a key contributor on the Giants' special teams unit in the years he was on the squad. He was the Giants' leader in special teams in each of the last six years. During his career, he's played in 93 games (including 17 starts) and six postseason games. He's made 108 tackles (65 solo), 1.5 sacks, two interceptions, defended three passes, forced one fumbles and recovered two fumbles.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers says there is no “recipe” to beat his team. And why shouldn’t he say that? The Packers are 11-0. They are the defending Super Bowl champions. They have not lost in nearly a year, since a Week 14 defeat at the hands of the New England Patriots last season.
“I don’t believe you can say there’s a recipe to beat us when we haven’t been beaten yet. I think there are ideas, maybe on how you can get after us,” Rodgers said.
The Packers are, of course, beginning to get questions about going undefeated. Rodgers knows the Giants will be desperate for a victory when the teams meet Sunday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
“They’re 6-5, they’re a game back in the wildcard, and a game back in the division. They still play Dallas twice … I think you have to realize that the opponent you’re playing, and the desperation, and the understanding of how important this game is,” Rodgers said. "They [the Giants] understand the importance of this game, and getting back in the race in their division. It’s going to definitely be a tough game for us, especially playing on the road.”
Question is, coming off three straight losses can the Giants come up with a recipe to beat the Packers — and actually execute it? As Rodgers said, that won’t be easy.
New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora could miss 2-4 weeks with a badly sprained ankle, according to a report from the N.Y. Daily News' Ralph Vacchiano.
A source who has spoken with Umenyiora told Vacchiano that Umenyiora has a "real bad" sprained ankle, and that he "sprained pretty much everything in there." The defensive end is expected miss New York's game on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers and will probably miss the following weekend's meeting with the Dallas Cowboys, too.
Umenyiora's plan is to return on Dec. 18 against the Washington Redskins, according to the source, but even that might be optimistic.
"You never know with ankles," the source said. "It all depends on how fast they heal. And you know Osi. He wants to show everyone that he's going to push as hard as he can to get back on the field."
-- For more Giants coverage see Big Blue View.
It appears that the New York Giants are going to have to try to make it back into the thick of the playoff race without defensive end Osi Umenyiora, who will be "out for a while" (via Ralph Vacchiano's twitter feed). Umenyiora, who was already battling a knee injury, left last night's game against the New Orleans Saints with an ankle injury. He missed the entire second half of the game. He only made one assisted tackle before he left the game.
Despite missing the first three games of the season due to arthroscopic surgery on his knee, Umenyiora entered the game against the Saints second on the Giants team in sacks with seven. Jason Pierre-Paul is the team leader with 10.5 sacks. In eight games (including seven starts) during the 2011 season, Umenyiora made 23 tackles (14 unassisted), forced 2 fumbles and defended one pass.
According to Cool Standings, the New York Giants have just a 15.3 percent chance of making the NFL playoffs. Yet the statistical improbability of reaching the postseason does not phase Giants safety Antrel Rolle. During an interview with WFAN on Tuesday, Rolle guaranteed the Giants would make the playoffs.
"Absolutely. Absolutely, man," Rolle said on 660 AM radio. "Let me tell you something: We're going to fight. I don't care how we fight. I don't care what corner we back ourselves up into.
"And you know what, everyone might be off the Giants' bandwagon, which is fine. We've only had us from the beginning anyway."
The Giants' best chance to earn a postseason berth is to overtake the Dallas Cowboys for the NFC East crown. New York has two games left against the 7-4 Cowboys this season, and could need to win both to have a chance. But Rolle doesn't see New York's low odds as an invitation to lay down for the rest of the season.
"I'm a fighter," he said. "I fought to the end last night, and I'm going to fight to the end of the season no matter which road it takes. We have to figure out at the end of the day, what's our purpose? What are we here for? Are we trying to be a playoff contending team or are we just going out there and going through the motions? ..."
"Everyone within the Giants organization needs to get together, coaches and players, and figure out what is going on and how do we stop this bleeding at the end of the day. Because, I don't know, clearly there is something wrong."
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