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Giants hire veteran Craig Johnson as RB coach

Craig Johnson

(Credit: Craig Johnson served as the Vikings' quarterbacks coach last season. (Getty))

The Giants officially named Craig Johnson as their running backs coach yesterday.

Johnson, who spent the last three seasons as the quarterbacks coach of the Minnesota Vikings, will enter his 15th season coaching in the NFL and 32nd season overall.

"I'm really excited about the opportunity to join such a great franchise. I'll come here to do my part to help the Giants get to and...

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Giants charged up for San Diego

Justin Tuck

(Credit: Justin Tuck has 6.5 sacks this season. (Mike Stobe))

The Giants (5-7) look to make it six wins in their past seven as they visit the Chargers (5-7) in San Diego on Sunday. Here are three keys to the matchup.

Pressure Rivers

Justin Tuck (4.0 sacks) and the Giants pass rush finally put it all together last week against the Redskins. But Robert Griffin III has been more prone to sacks this season than Chargers QB Philip Rivers. Rivers has...

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Nicks back at practice for Giants

Hakeem Nicks

(Credit: Hakeem Nicks has not scored a touchdown this season. (Jim McIsaac))

Hakeem Nicks, who missed Sunday's 24-21 loss to the Cowboys, returned to practice on Wednesday.

The Giants receiver is recovering from a strained abdominal muscle, but a return to the practice field could be viewed as a good sign for his availability Sunday night at Washington against the Redskins.

Nicks is second on the team in receptions (42) and receiving yards (620) but has not scored...

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Giants, Cowboys set for rematch at MetLife

Jon Beason

(Credit: Jon Beason intercepted a pass in last week's win against the Packers. (Getty))

All of the trouble started in Dallas. That's where the Giants lost their season opener to the Cowboys, 36-31. After that, the Giants (4-6) lost five more in a row, followed by their current four-game winning streak. A win Sunday at MetLife Stadium against those same Cowboys (5-5) would move them into a tie for second place in the NFC East with Dallas. Here are three things that must go differently...

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Giants owner Mara accepts honor for late father

John Mara

(Credit: John Mara, left, said the Giants are looking at one game at a time. (Jim McIsaac))

John Mara, president, CEO and co-owner of the Giants, will accept the Hometown Hall of Famers award on behalf of his late father, Wellington Mara, on Friday.

He spoke with amNewYork about the award and the Giants' up-and-down season.

 

What do you think it would have meant to your father to receive the award?

I think it's certainly something he would have been quite...

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Five playoff teams the Giants should emulate

Eli Manning

(Credit: Eli Manning and the Giants have won three straight games. (Lee S. Weissman))

As optimistic Giants fans are quick to point out, Big Blue sits just 1 1/2 games out of first place in the NFC East. Two teams — the Cowboys and Eagles — are tied at 5-5, so it’s not as if Eli Manning and the Giants (3-6) are knocking on the door of a division title. If do manage to become the first team to start a season 0-6 and make the playoffs, they’ll join these past improbable postseason qualifiers.

1979...

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Fortune finally favors Giants

Andre Brown

(Credit: Andre Brown returns to action this weekend. (Jim McIsaac))

It took until Week 10, but finally things are going right for the Giants. They're coming off a bye and carrying a two-game winning streak into Sunday afternoon's matchup against the Raiders at MetLife Stadium. There are plenty of reasons to believe the Giants (2-6) are in for another good weekend; here are three of them.

 

Brown's back in town

Softening the bad news of David...

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