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November 19, 2011 | By Sam Farmer
"Hello, Osi. Fancy meeting you here. " OK, so the exchange Sunday between Philadelphia running back LeSean McCoy and New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora probably won't be that cordial. The two have quite a history. McCoy, who rushed for a combined 174 yards in 24 carries in two games against the Giants last season, tweeted in June that Umenyiora, who was in a contract dispute at the time, was "Overrated n soft 3rd best d-line on his team honestly. " In an interview with the Newark Star-Ledger, Umenyiora referred to McCoy as "Lady Gaga" and questioned his manhood.
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January 21, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
Reporting from San Francisco -- Who can forget those epic battles between the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers, games woven into the fabric of NFL lore? Bill Parcells matching wits with Bill Walsh. Phil Simms versus Joe Montana. Steve Young. Lawrence Taylor. Jerry Rice. Mark Bavaro. Botched snaps. Brutal hits. Broken dreams. Bitter-cold Gatorade showers. But break off the rearview mirror. Set fire to the yellowed statistics. Who cares that the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers have already played seven times in the postseason, a matchup that has produced four eventual Super Bowl champions?
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January 6, 2008 | PETER YOON
Time, TV: 10 a.m. PST, Channel 11. Story line: The Buccaneers won the NFC South on the strength of a defense that led the NFC by giving up only 16.9 points and 278 yards a game. They were particularly strong against the pass, giving up an NFL-low 170.5 yards a game. That could cause problems for Giants quarterback Eli Manning, who has had an up-and-down season with 23 touchdowns and 20 interceptions. If Manning gets in trouble, the Giants will have to rely on a defense that led the league in sacks with 53. Michael Strahan, Osi Umenyiora and Justin Tuck will try to contain Tampa Bay quarterback Jeff Garcia, who had only four passes intercepted this season and who has twice defeated the Giants in the playoffs, in 2003 with the San Francisco 49ers and in 2007 with the Philadelphia Eagles.
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November 29, 2011 | By Lance Pugmire
The Green Bay Packers' pursuit of a perfect season reaches its most perilous regular-season destination Sunday against the New York Giants at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium. Yes, the Giants (6-5) hobble in on a three-game losing streak against NFC West-leading San Francisco, division rival Philadelphia and NFC South-leading New Orleans in Monday's blowout defeat. But the Giants don't bow before unbeaten teams. In 2007, quarterback Eli Manning and an aggressive defense gave unbeaten Tom Brady and the New England Patriots all they wanted in a narrow Giants loss at the regular season's close.
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November 27, 2011 | By Lance Pugmire
There's something about the second half and New York Giants Coach Tom Coughlin that don't work out well. His teams have squandered playoff position the last two seasons, and have finished with a worse second-half mark than in the first half in all of Coughlin's seven seasons. After starting 6-2 and leading the NFC East, the Giants have lost narrowly at San Francisco and against division rival Philadelphia. Monday night, the Giants visit NFC South leader New Orleans and quarterback Drew Brees.
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October 1, 2010 | Wire reports
New York Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka will miss Sunday night's game against the Chicago Bears and possibly the entire season after tests revealed a bulging cervical disc in his neck. Kiwanuka, who leads the Giants with four sacks, practiced all week, but had an MRI on Thursday after complaining of a stiff neck. After Friday's practice, Kiwanuka was sent to the hospital where he had a CAT scan. Results of the tests revealed enough damage that the team is concerned Kiwanuka could miss the entire season, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen . Kiwanuka will seek a second opinion and is hopeful injections in the disc could speed recovery and allow him to play this year, sources told Mortensen.
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November 29, 2011 | By Lance Pugmire
The Green Bay Packers' pursuit of a perfect season reaches its most perilous regular-season destination Sunday against the New York Giants at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium. Yes, the Giants (6-5) hobble in on a three-game losing streak against NFC West-leading San Francisco, division rival Philadelphia and NFC South-leading New Orleans in Monday's blowout defeat. But the Giants don't bow before unbeaten teams. In 2007, quarterback Eli Manning and an aggressive defense gave unbeaten Tom Brady and the New England Patriots all they wanted in a narrow Giants loss at the regular season's close.
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February 3, 2008 | PETER YOON
Who: New England (18-0) vs. New York Giants (13-6) When, where: Today, 3:15 PST, Glendale, Ariz. On the air: Channel 11 -- HOW THEY MATCH UP -- -- NYG CATEGORY NE 23.3 (14) Pts. scored 36.8 (1) 21.9 (17) Pts. given up 17.1 (4) 197.1 (21) Passing off. 295.7 (1) 134.2 (4) Rushing off. 115.6 (13) 44 (11) Touchdowns 75 (1) 207.3 (11) Passing def. 190.1 (6) 97.7 (8) Rushing def. 98.2 (10) 15 (20t) Interceptions 19 (6t) 53 (1) Sacks 47 (2) 77 (27) Penalties 78 (25)
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January 21, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
Reporting from San Francisco -- Who can forget those epic battles between the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers, games woven into the fabric of NFL lore? Bill Parcells matching wits with Bill Walsh. Phil Simms versus Joe Montana. Steve Young. Lawrence Taylor. Jerry Rice. Mark Bavaro. Botched snaps. Brutal hits. Broken dreams. Bitter-cold Gatorade showers. But break off the rearview mirror. Set fire to the yellowed statistics. Who cares that the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers have already played seven times in the postseason, a matchup that has produced four eventual Super Bowl champions?
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August 12, 2009 | SAM FARMER, ON THE NFL
Two years ago, Osi Umenyiora stood alone. He was the only member of the 2007 New York Giants voted into the Pro Bowl, even though the team went on to shock New England in the Super Bowl. Today, Umenyiora is standing strong -- and that's news too. His 2008 season ended abruptly last August when he suffered a knee injury in an exhibition against the New York Jets, meaning the Giants were without a major weapon in their defensive arsenal. After all, it was Umenyiora, a defensive end, who collected 13 sacks two years ago, a club-record six of them in a game against Philadelphia.
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November 27, 2011 | By Lance Pugmire
There's something about the second half and New York Giants Coach Tom Coughlin that don't work out well. His teams have squandered playoff position the last two seasons, and have finished with a worse second-half mark than in the first half in all of Coughlin's seven seasons. After starting 6-2 and leading the NFC East, the Giants have lost narrowly at San Francisco and against division rival Philadelphia. Monday night, the Giants visit NFC South leader New Orleans and quarterback Drew Brees.
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November 19, 2011 | By Sam Farmer
"Hello, Osi. Fancy meeting you here. " OK, so the exchange Sunday between Philadelphia running back LeSean McCoy and New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora probably won't be that cordial. The two have quite a history. McCoy, who rushed for a combined 174 yards in 24 carries in two games against the Giants last season, tweeted in June that Umenyiora, who was in a contract dispute at the time, was "Overrated n soft 3rd best d-line on his team honestly. " In an interview with the Newark Star-Ledger, Umenyiora referred to McCoy as "Lady Gaga" and questioned his manhood.
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October 1, 2010 | Wire reports
New York Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka will miss Sunday night's game against the Chicago Bears and possibly the entire season after tests revealed a bulging cervical disc in his neck. Kiwanuka, who leads the Giants with four sacks, practiced all week, but had an MRI on Thursday after complaining of a stiff neck. After Friday's practice, Kiwanuka was sent to the hospital where he had a CAT scan. Results of the tests revealed enough damage that the team is concerned Kiwanuka could miss the entire season, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen . Kiwanuka will seek a second opinion and is hopeful injections in the disc could speed recovery and allow him to play this year, sources told Mortensen.
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August 12, 2009 | SAM FARMER, ON THE NFL
Two years ago, Osi Umenyiora stood alone. He was the only member of the 2007 New York Giants voted into the Pro Bowl, even though the team went on to shock New England in the Super Bowl. Today, Umenyiora is standing strong -- and that's news too. His 2008 season ended abruptly last August when he suffered a knee injury in an exhibition against the New York Jets, meaning the Giants were without a major weapon in their defensive arsenal. After all, it was Umenyiora, a defensive end, who collected 13 sacks two years ago, a club-record six of them in a game against Philadelphia.
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February 3, 2008 | PETER YOON
Who: New England (18-0) vs. New York Giants (13-6) When, where: Today, 3:15 PST, Glendale, Ariz. On the air: Channel 11 -- HOW THEY MATCH UP -- -- NYG CATEGORY NE 23.3 (14) Pts. scored 36.8 (1) 21.9 (17) Pts. given up 17.1 (4) 197.1 (21) Passing off. 295.7 (1) 134.2 (4) Rushing off. 115.6 (13) 44 (11) Touchdowns 75 (1) 207.3 (11) Passing def. 190.1 (6) 97.7 (8) Rushing def. 98.2 (10) 15 (20t) Interceptions 19 (6t) 53 (1) Sacks 47 (2) 77 (27) Penalties 78 (25)
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January 6, 2008 | PETER YOON
Time, TV: 10 a.m. PST, Channel 11. Story line: The Buccaneers won the NFC South on the strength of a defense that led the NFC by giving up only 16.9 points and 278 yards a game. They were particularly strong against the pass, giving up an NFL-low 170.5 yards a game. That could cause problems for Giants quarterback Eli Manning, who has had an up-and-down season with 23 touchdowns and 20 interceptions. If Manning gets in trouble, the Giants will have to rely on a defense that led the league in sacks with 53. Michael Strahan, Osi Umenyiora and Justin Tuck will try to contain Tampa Bay quarterback Jeff Garcia, who had only four passes intercepted this season and who has twice defeated the Giants in the playoffs, in 2003 with the San Francisco 49ers and in 2007 with the Philadelphia Eagles.
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October 8, 2007 | From the Associated Press
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Last week, it was a sack extravaganza. This time, the New York Giants' defense did it with interceptions. Rookie Aaron Ross returned the second of his first two NFL interceptions 43 yards for a touchdown with just over three minutes left to secure a 35-24 victory over the Jets in the latest Battle of New York.
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October 1, 2007 | From the Associated Press
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Osi Umenyiora had a team-record six sacks and the New York Giants (2-2) set a franchise record and tied a league record by sacking Donovan McNabb 12 times in a 16-3 victory Sunday over the Philadelphia Eagles. Mathias Kiwanuka had three sacks, Justin Tuck two and Michael Strahan one to lead a defense that was ranked as the worst in the league after giving up 80 points in its first two games.
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