Giants’ Daniel Jones shows toughness in loss to Cowboys

Sacrificial tributes in “The Hunger Games” spend less time running for survival than Daniel Jones did against the Cowboys on Monday night. As impressive as any of Patrick Mahomes’ no-look passes or Lamar Jackson’s electrifying moves was Jones keeping his team competitive under siege from 24 pressures — the most against a Giants quarterback since … Read more

Giants eager to shed past prime-time struggles against Cowboys

Does he? “Yeah, I do,” Daniel Jones said. “I think we all do.” Really? He does? They all do? How can Jones or any of his Giants teammates the past three years say with a straight face that they enjoy playing under the lights of prime time? Sure, the football world is watching, but what … Read more

Giants’ win keyed by under-the-radar defensive plays

The trick play thwarted by the Giants defense for a turning point in their comeback victory Sunday at Tennessee wasn’t part of any film package that players studied last week. Nick Williams was acting on instinct when he fought through his block and crashed the backfield after reading a sweep hand-off to Titans third-string tight … Read more

Inside the Giants’ game plan that unleashed Saquon Barkley

Saquon Barkley showed heart. The Giants showed a lot of gut. “Gut” is the name that NFL Network analyst Brian Baldinger gives to the run play that the Giants used as their bread-and-butter Sunday in unleashing Barkley for 164 yards on 18 carries in a season-opening win against the Titans. The strong-side run to the … Read more

Giants dancing to different tune under Brian Daboll

The dance party was moving and grooving to “Knife Talk” by Drake and then really got moving when “Juicy” by Notorious BIG blared out from the speakers in the visitors’ locker room at Nissan Stadium in Nashville. The Giants came to town and Music City was the setting for their own concert tour after they … Read more

Preview, predictions, what to watch for

An inside look at Sunday’s Giants-Titans Week 1 matchup in Nashville, Tenn. Marquee matchup Titans DT Jeffery Simmons vs. Giants interior offensive line This rebuilt group has Mark Glowinski at right guard, Jon Feliciano at center and either Ben Bredeson or rookie Josh Ezeudu at left guard. Simmons was the No. 19-overall pick in the … Read more

Joe Schoen era will hinge on Giants having a top quarterback

Given that Giants general manager Joe Schoen advertises himself as a culture and character guy, it is worth nothing that the quarterback he will watch Saturday night, CJ Stroud, just handed out $500 gift cards to his Ohio State teammates so they can wear new suits into their home game against Notre Dame. In the … Read more

Three Giants’ things to watch for in preseason finale vs. Jets

Three Giants’ things to watch for in their preseason-finale battle vs. the Jets: Slim pickings Brian Daboll does not need a whole bunch of tight ends for his offense. He does need some of them, though, and the pickings are slim. This is why newly-signed Tanner Hudson has a real shot and why this game … Read more