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Patrick Graham takes blame for week 2 defensive problems

With two games gone by this season, it looks like the New York Giants are a step behind on defense compared to last season. The defense came into the season looking like one of the team’s main strengths, but was a letdown through the first two games after allowing 27 points to Denver and 30 to Washington.

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Giants' Joe Judge 'confident' Nick Gates can return from devastating leg injury

Giants head coach Joe Judge “couldn’t completely rule out” that Gates’ injury will end up ending his career, but the coach “seemed hopeful” that the lineman will be able to see the field again.

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Panthers at Texans: Kickoff time, TV channel, odds, online streaming, announcers, more

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Carolina looks to improve to 3-0 on the season on Thursday night

The 2-0 Carolina Panthers are looking to continue their strong start to the season when they visit the 1-1 Houston Texans Thursday night.

Former New Yorker Sam Darnold will be under center for Matt Rhule’s Panthers while the Texans will have a new signal-caller. After starting QB Tyrod Taylor was placed on IR this past week, the Texans are starting rookie third-rounder Davis Mills...

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Giants' Jason Garrett: Kenny Golladay incident 'wasn't a big deal'

Kenny Golladay loudly and somewhat controversially vented frustrations on the sideline, and his anger was meant for Jason Garrett, who downplayed the situation.

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Giants vs. Falcons injury news: Kadarius Toney limited on Thursday with ankle injury

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Giants-Falcons injury news for Week 3 clash

Kadarius Toney, the New York Giants first-round draft pick who has already missed considerable time with COVID-19 and then a hamstring injury, popped up on the team’s Thursday injury report. He was listed as a limited participant in practice with an ankle injury.

Toney has been a non-factor in two games, with a pair of catches for -2 yards. Toney played 19 snaps...

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Agent: Giants OL Nick Gates 'will be back in blue next year'

Some have compared Gates' injury to the one that threatened the career and life of former quarterback Alex Smith back in 2018, but Jon Perzley, Gates' agent, has since offered a positive update.

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Giants’ injury updates: Nick Gates’ injury career-threatening? Shane Lemieux back this season?

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Vastly different updates Thursday on two injured Giants offensive linemen

The news on injured New York Giants offensive linemen Nick Gates and Shane Lemieux, both on IR, was vastly different on Thursday. Gates, who fractured his left leg vs. the Washington Football Team, needs more surgeries and could be facing the end of his career. Lemieux, who underwent surgery for a partially torn patellar tendon, might not be done this season.

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Gates, who had...

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Giants’ DC Patrick Graham: “I’ve gotta do a better job”

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Graham, as expected, says getting better play from the defense is his responsibility

New York Giants defensive coordinator Patrick Graham has a self-deprecating style. Thus, it was no surprise on Thursday that Graham pinned the responsibility for the Giants’ sub-par defensive efforts over the two weeks on himself.

“I’m frustrated with myself more than anything,” Graham said. “Obviously I’ve gotta do a better job.”

Graham said “the...

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Giants’ OC Jason Garrett downplays sideline incident with Kenny Golladay

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Garrett says Golladay venting his frustration was “not a big deal at all”

Kenny Golladay yelling at him on the sideline near the end of Thursday’s loss to the Washington Football Team is “not a big deal at all,” New York Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garrett said on Thursday.

Cameras caught Golladay, who signed a four-year, $72 million free agent contract this offseason, yelling at someone near the end of that 30-29...

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Joe Judge: Giants OL Nick Gates' leg injury 'could be career-ending'

Gates went to the hospital near the Washington Football Team's stadium after fracturing his leg in last Thursday's game and has not yet been released after undergoing surgery last Friday. 

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Nick Gates' Gruesome Leg Injury Could Be Career-Ending, Giants' Joe Judge Says

The leg injury to New York Giants offensive lineman Nick Gates could put his career in jeopardy. Gates fractured his leg during his team's Week 2 game against...

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Big Blue View podcast - Scouting the Atlanta Falcons

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What to look for from the Falcons

The New York Giants will host the Atlanta Falcons this week, in a game that feels like an absolute “must win”.

Both of these teams are coming in carrying an 0-2 record after a disappointing start to the season. The Giants are coming off of a painful loss to the Washington Football Team, while the Falcons are coming of their own crushing loss

Both the Giants and the Falcons want to show that they’re better than...

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VIDEO: What is going on with the Giants’ pass defense?

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Let’s dive into some of the issues the Giants have had in pass coverage

The New York Giants’ defense has failed to live up to the lofty expectations they seemed to earn after an impressive 2020 season. The addition of Adoree’ Jackson was one of the more discussed free agent moves in the last ten years, but, so far, the pass defense has failed to exceed the confidence many had in defensive coordinator Patrick Graham’s secondary.

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Giants vs. Falcons: What to expect when the Giants have the ball

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What should we expect from the Falcons’ defense?

The New York Giants have started another season with an 0-2 record. However, they have a good opportunity to notch one in the win column this week against the Atlanta Falcons.

Atlanta is another 0-2 team, getting routed in their season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles and their own mistakes costing them against the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

This week is also when the Giants will be...

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Barnwell ranks the 0-2 NFL teams from done to long shot: Could the Giants and Colts still make the playoffs?

Both New York teams are winless, while the AFC South and NFC North are off to a combined 4-12 start. A couple of teams have hope, though.

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Giants news, 9/23: Daniel Jones on Eli Manning, Hall of Fame nominees, more

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New York Giants headlines for Thursday

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Giants QB Daniel Jones Reflects on Lessons Learned from Eli Manning

“He never got bored with doing the fundamental things on the field, whether it was footwork – working on something as simple as a three-step drop or a five-step drop,” Jones recalled.

“You’d hear him talk about his footwork a lot and kind of a lot of those things and I remember that sticking with me...

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Giants' Lemieux has knee surgery; season over

The New York Giants lost starting left guard Shane Lemieux for the season after he had surgery to repair the patella tendon in his left knee Wednesday.

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Shane Lemieux has surgery on knee, will miss rest of season

The New York Giants have taken another loss on the offensive line, but not a surprising one. This time, it’s guard Shane Lemieux that has been marked as out for the season after undergoing surgery on his knee.

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Shane Lemieux expected to miss remainder of the season

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The Giants offensive lineman had season-ending surgery on Wednesday

Starting left guard Shane Lemieux underwent surgery to repair his left patellar tendon at the Hospital for Special Surgery on Thursday and will miss the remainder of the season, according to an update from the New York Giants.

The second-year guard will likely not see playing time again until 2022.

Lemieux started dealing with this injury during the summer. He missed time in training camp but...

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