T-Rock's Take on the Giants

Antrel Rolle's misplay turns into a big play

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One of the biggest plays of the Giants game on Sunday was actually a mistake by the defense. But it was one in which they were able to recover and keep the Raiders out of the end zone.

On second-and-3 from the Giants’ 6 in the third quarter, the Raiders were driving towards a touchdown that would have given them a two-possession lead. The Raiders started out with Terrelle Pryor under center...

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Wrong kind of red zone for Victor Cruz

Victor Cruz #80 of the Giants celebrates during

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Red alert!

Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz returned to practice just as he said he would, but he did so wearing some unusual clothing. Instead of donning his normal white jersey with the number 80 on it and his name across the back, Cruz was wearing a red jersey, number 8, with no number. In other words, a non-contact jersey, the kind that quarterbacks typically wear. (This one in particular...

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Jason Pierre-Paul: 'I might be Iron Man'

Jason Pierre-Paul (90) celebrates a sack during the

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Just a few weeks ago Jason Pierre-Paul said he might not get back to full health until next season. Today?

“I feel great,” he said Wednesday. “I feel good. I went out there and had a great practice. I’m starting to get that confidence back. I feel good. It’s been eight games and I say I feel like 90 percent now. For those eight games, I’ve been playing like, ‘How’s my back going to take this?’...

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Brandon Myers: Raiders game 'bigger than the other ones'

Giants tight end Brandon Myers is tackled by

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Brandon Myers caught 79 passes for the Raiders last season, but when he became a free agent, the team never even threw an offer in his direction.

Myers wound up signing with the Giants in the offseason and on Sunday he’ll face his former team for the first time. He said he’s glad he wound up where he’s at, but there is still a part of him that took the snub to heart.

“I think anybody...

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Victor Cruz ready to find end zone again

Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz is seen during

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The Giants have been waiting for their offense to kick into high gear and start putting up yards and points at the rate they thought they would be when the season began.

Now, after the bye and midway through the campaign, Victor Cruz is done waiting.

“I think it’s time,” he said. “I think we understand what position we’re in, I think we understand that we’re looking at this three-game...

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Giants' 17th annual food drive this Sunday

Port Chester's Police Benevolent Association is accepting food

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From the Giants:

The New York Giants will host their 17th annual food drive at MetLife Stadium when they host the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, November 10. Fans are encouraged to bring canned or non-perishable foods and deposit them at any of the Shop & Shop trucks parked at each stadium entrance.

All food collected during the drive will be donated to the Community FoodBank of New...

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JPP suggests this Giants roster is not as good as it was in 2011

Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (90) warms up

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Jason Pierre-Paul has admitted that he has not been playing up to the 2011 standard he set for himself. But he also pointed out that neither is anyone on the team, really, and in fact this year’s roster might not be as good as that Super Bowl team.

“We had a number of studs on that team and we was able to get the job done,” Pierre-Paul said. “Here, this team, we’ve still got some similarities,...

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Jon Beason wants to be a Giant for life

Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett (83) is

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Jon Beason has been a Giant for three weeks. He’d like to stay much much longer.

“I don’t plan on going anywhere, ever,” the linebacker and free agent at the end of this season said today. “Ever.”

Beason, who has led the Giants in tackles in each of his two games as a key part of the defense, has already fallen in love with New York after spending his career as a Pro Bowl player but...

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Cruz on Philly: 'We don't enjoy playing there'

Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (80) runs with

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All things considered, Victor Cruz would rather not be in Philadelphia.

“We don’t enjoy playing there,” the Giants receiver said of the annual trip down the Turnpike. “It’s something we have to do.”

They have to do it on Sunday, returning to Lincoln Financial Field. So what makes it so terrible?

“Just the atmosphere and it’s not the best place we always want to go and play,” Cruz...

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David Baas put on season-ending injured reserve, will have knee surgery

An official checks on center David Baas at

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David Baas fought through multiple offseason surgeries to be ready for the start of training camp, an accomplishment he was very proud of. Since the season started, though, it’s been injury after injury. Today, the starting center was put on season-ending injured reserve after re-injuring his knee in Monday night’s game against the Vikings.

Baas played only one full game this season. He missed...

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