For Cullen Jenkins, losing streak goes deeper than just these past four games

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There are some Giants who think losing four straight games is tough. And then there is Cullen Jenkins.

Going back to last year when he was with the Eagles, Jenkins is 1-15 in his last 16 games. That lone win came against the Bucs last December. So what can the veteran defensive tackle tell us about how to handle losing?

“You have to make sure it’s not the mindset,” he said. “You don’t...

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Eli, Giants counting on Peyton to help close the gap in NFC East

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The one salvation for the Giants as they regrouped on Monday to lick the wounds of a fourth straight loss was a glance at the standings.

The Giants may stink, but so does every other team in the division. The Cowboys are on top with a 2-2 record and the Eagles and Redskins each have one victory. For all of their troubles, the Giants are only two games back.

They have an opportunity to...

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Baas and Snee still not practicing for Giants

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There was no sign of relief for the Giants’ offensive line at practice today.

Neither Chris Snee (hip) nor David Baas (neck) were on the field with the team during the portion of the workout open to the media. With one more day of practice remaining, there continues to be slimmer and slimmer chances that the two veterans will be ready to play on Sunday in Kansas City.

David Diehl did...

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Giants not upset that Hakeem Nicks wasn't really upset

Hakeem Nicks of the New York Giants hauls

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Hakeem Nicks may not be able to throw passes to himself, but the Giants are convinced that he wasn’t throwing darts either.

“A little bit of this has gotten a little out of proportion, that he didn’t mean it that way or intend it that way,” Tom Coughlin said of Nicks’ comments after he had zero catches and only one target against the Panthers. “I know that it doesn’t matter. It’s what you...

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Giants remain undefeated between Monday and Saturday

East Rutherford - May 30, 2012: Giants QB,

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The Giants had a good practice today.

Big deal. Congratulations. The Giants are still undefeated from Monday through Saturday.

As we’ve seen in the past few weeks, their good practices aren’t translating to the games on Sunday. And no one seems to understand why.

“We’re just not getting anything done on gameday,” Prince Amukamara said. “There’s really no secret recipe. It seems...

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Have you given up? Giants say you're not a 'real' fan if you have

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The Giants’ bandwagon may be emptying these days, but the players don’t have much need for those who are bailing.

“They ain’t real fans,” Jason Pierre-Paul said. “If they gave up, they ain’t real Giants’ fans. At the end of the day, we’ll never give up on ourselves.”

Justin Tuck also addressed those who have thrown in the towel.

“Don’t be a fair-weather fan,” he said. “It’s about...

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Justin Pugh looking to bring the fight to NFL sack leader Justin Houston

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When Justin Pugh was drafted, one of the things scouts liked about him was his nasty streak on the field. The Giants can use a little of that on Sunday.

Coming off his worst game as a pro – in an admittedly small sample size – Pugh said that they key to beating the Chiefs and correcting the woes of the group up front will be to remain physical and not be bullied like they were last week.


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Frustrated Eli finding solace at home

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Eli Manning has never had an 0-3 start to a season and he probably hasn’t had a string of three games like these past ones since deep back in his career. But there is something that has changed in Manning’s life since then that helps him cope with the struggles, and it has nothing to do with the two Super Bowl MVPs that he can always point to.

It’s his family. His wife and two daughters.


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Giants injuries mounting

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It’s not just the Giants’ record that’s hurting.

At least 10 players will appear on today’s injury report – one of them, FB Henry Hynoski, having already been moved to injured reserve – and six others did not participate in today’s practice. Last week on Wednesday, the Giants had just two names on their injury report.

Not working today were: offensive linemen David Baas (neck) and Chris...

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Kiwi: 'All of our goals are still in front of us'

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Mathias Kiwanuka may not be the fiery communicator that Antrel Rolle is. The Giants safety tend to SPEAK IN ALL CAPS quite a bit, especially when he gets going in his weekly WFAN radio segment like he did today. But Kiwanuka had some positive things to say on his weekly spot over on ESPN Radio in New York.

Among them was his declaration that the season is not over.

“All of our goals...

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