Know Your Enemy: The New York Football Giants

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 02: Runningback Brandon Jacobs #27 of the New York Giants rushes the football past defensive end David Carter #79 of the Arizona Cardinals during the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on October 2, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. The Giants defeated the Cardinals 31-27. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

I don't know a whole lot about the Giants, because frankly, I don't follow New York sports very closely. What I do know is that they came to Seattle last year and pretty much destroyed the Seahawks in a game I attended. The only game I attended. Bad choice. Anyway, this year, the Seahawks go back east to their place and hopefully can muster a little better effort.

Here's what the good people over at Big Blue View are saying about their team (and ours). 

Seattle Seahawks (1-3) At New York Giants (3-1): First Look - SB Nation New York
The New York Giants (3-1) begin a stretch of three consecutive home games this Sunday when they take on the Seattle Seahawks (1-3) at MetLifeStadium (1 p.m. ET/FOX). The Giants, tied with the Washington Redskins for the NFC East lead, open the week as 10-point favorites to defeat Seattle. The Giants have won three straight games. The Seahawks have losses to San Francisco, Pittsburgh and Atlanta, and only a Week 3 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.

New York Giants News And Notes: Eli Manning, Hakeem Nicks, Terrell Thomas And More - Big Blue View
Here are your New York Giants news and notes for this Thursday morning.

Eli Manning: Just Call Him A Winner - Big Blue View
Elite. Ordinary. Incredible. Inconsistent. Fabulous. Frustrating. New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has been called all of those things during his career, by Giants fans as well as outsiders. Often, he is called all of those -- and worse -- in the same conversation. 

Game Ball: Eli Manning - Big Blue View
Manning went 27-of-40 for 321 yards and two touchdowns on Sunday in a 31-27 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. Need more? Try 14-of-17 in the fourth quarter for 180 yards and both touchdowns, including the game-winning 29-yard laser to Hakeem Nicks. He had a 108.4 passer rating for the game. He did all of this, incidentally, with the Giants averaging 2.2 yards per rushing play.

Giants' Run Defense: Where Has It Gone And What Can Be Done? - Big Blue View
What is going on with the New York Giants' run defense? The Giants have gone playing the run well in their first two games and having their secondary get torched to the complete opposite -- playing well against the pass while being gashed by the running game.

New York Giants At The Quarter Pole: From Doom And Gloom To Optimism - SB Nation New York
Throughout a difficult preseason riddled with season-ending injuries to a number of key players, as well as a couple of surprising free-agent defections, there was much doom and gloom from the fan base and the media regarding the New York Giants' prospects for the 2011 season. A Week 1 loss to the Washington Redskins, who had not beaten the Giants in three years, didn't help. At the quarter-pole of the NFL season, however, the Giants find themselves 3-1 -- tied with the Redskins for first place in the NFC East. Quarterback Eli Manning has been brillinat since the second half of Week 2 against the St. Louis Rams. The defense has been opportunistic. The Giants went into Philadelphia and defeated the rival Eagles for the first time in seven tries.

BBI's Kudos and Wet Willies for the 1st Q of the Season - Big Blue View
Going to do this a bit differently. Going to look at the entire 53 man roster, and give them a ranking from 1 - 10. 10 being the kudoiest of Kudos, and 1 being the wettest of willies. 5 is about how we expected them to do when the season began (Kwillie).

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