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    NEW YORK GIANTS Timex Performance Center 1925 Giants Drive East Rutherford, NJ 07073 Phone: (201) 935-8111

    Tale of the Tape 2010 Season

    New England Patriots New York Giants 363.8 Total YPG 380.3 240.4 Passing YPG 242.8 123.3 Rushing YPG 137.5 32.4 Points per game 24.6 19.6 Points Allowed 21.7

    TV BROADCAST INFORMATION This week’s game will be broadcast by WNBC - Ch. 4 in the Metropolitan New York area. Bob Papa will call the play-by- play while Carl Banks will provide the color commentary. Howard Cross and Bruce Beck will be the sideline reporters. GIANTS RADIO NETWORK The game will be broadcasted by WCBS - 101.1 FM in the Metropolitan New York area - with Chris Carrino and Roman Oben in the booth. Anita Marks and Amani Toomer will handle all pregame and postgame programming, starting at 6:35 pm. Paul Dottino will be the sideline reporter. Fans in the Northeast and Mississippi can listen to the call on the following stations: Albany, NY - WPYX 106.5 FM Geneva, NY - WGVA 1240 AM Auburn, NY - WAUB 1590 AM Hartford, CT - WTIC 1080 AM Binghamton, NY - WAAL 99.1 FM Little Falls, NY - WIXT 1230 AM Canandaigua, NY - WCGR 1550 AM Mattydale, NY - W249BC 97.7 FM Corning, NY - WENI 1450 AM Oswego, NY - W261AC 100.1 FM Corning, NY - WGMM 98.7 FM Oswego, NY - WSGO 1440 AM Dundee, NY - WFLR 1570 AM Plattsburgh, NY - WIRY 1340 AM Easton, PA - WEEX 1230 AM Rome, NY - WRNY 1350 AM Easton, PA - WTKZ 1320 AM Syracuse, NY - WTLA 1200 AM Elmira, NY - WENY 1230 AM Utica, NY - WTLB 1310 AM  

    1 2 3 4 Total Jets 0 7 7 3 17 Giants 0 3 0 0 3 Jets Giants 17 Points 3 233 Yards 327 121 Pass Yards 222 112 Rush Yards 105

    LAST WEEK: JETS at GIANTS

    New York Giants (1-2) vs. New England Patriots (2-1) Preseason Game 4

    Thursday, September 1, 2011 – 7:35 PM Gillette Stadium

     

     New York Giants Game Release Timex Performance Center • 1925 Giants Drive • East Rutherford, NJ • 07073 (201) 935‐8111 • Giants.com 

    On Thursday, Sept. 1, the Giants visit the New England Patriots. The Giants and Patriots have met in 19 preseason games since 1971, with the Giants leading the series, 11-8. Last year, the Giants defeated the Patriots in the preseason, 20-17, in East Rutherford.

    The Patriots lead the regular season series, 5-3. The teams have met once in the postseason, when the Giants beat the previously undefeated Patriots, 17-14, in Super Bowl XLII.

    The two teams will meet again in the regular season in Gillette Stadium on Nov. 6.

    THIS WEEK vs. PATRIOTS

    THE LAST TIME vs. PATRIOTS The Giants wrapped up the 2010 preseason with

    a 20-17 victory over the New England Patriots. Quarterback Eli Manning and the first team

    executed Big Blue’s finest drive of the preseason, moving 86 yards in nine plays, including a 13-yard TD pass to tight end Kevin Boss. Following Thomas Clayton's 55-yard kickoff return to the Giants' 45-yard line, Tom Brady and the Patriots first team offense covered the remaining territory in eight plays, including a five-yard TD pass to Rob Gronkowski. A successful extra point gave New England a 7-6 edge.

    After an Antrel Rolle interception, an exchange of field goals, Tynes from 24 yards and Stephen Gostkowski from 46 yards, in the second the Patriots led10-9 halftime.

    The Giants took possession at the 50 after Jonathan Goff intercepted Brian Hoyer's pass for Laurence Maroney. Tynes' second 24-yard field goal gave the Giants their third lead, 12-10, in the third quarter.

    DeAngelo Willingham intercepted a Rhett Bomar pass early in fourth quarter, and three plays later Darnell Jenkins scampered for a 66-yard score, giving the Patriots a 17-12 lead.

    On the first play after the two-minute warning, Duke Calhoun caught a Bomar pass at the Patriots' 43- yard line and ran through the entire secondary without being touched. Gartrell Johnson ran the ball in for the two- point conversion and the Giants won 20-17.

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    WHAT TO WATCH FOR Eli Manning (10)

     Has the sixth-longest regular season starting streak among QBs in NFL history, which he looks to extend to 104 in a row on Kickoff Weekend. 

    Mario Manningham (82)  Scored an 85 and 92-yard touchdown in the

    last two regular season games of 2010.   Justin Tuck (91)

     Made the Pro Bowl twice in the last three years (2008, 2010).  

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Fast Facts Page 3 New York Giants Season Schedule Page 3 Coaching Comparison Page 4 Tale of the Tape Page 5 2010 Team Leaders Page 5 Media Schedule Page 6 Position-by-Position Breakdown Page 6-19 Game Recaps Page 20-26 Preseason Quotes Page 27-28 Roster, Stats, Depth Chart, Transactions Page 29-34

    Teams W L Pct. Next Opponent Previous Week’s Results Dallas 2 1 0.667 at Miami (9/1) W, 23-17 vs. Minnesota Philadelphia 2 1 0.667 at New York Jets (9/1) W, 24-14 vs. Cleveland Washington 2 1 0.667 vs. Tampa Bay (9/1) L, 34-31 at Baltimore New York 1 2 0.333 vs. Patriots (9/1) L, 17-3 vs. New York Jets

    2011 NFC EAST PRESEASON STANDINGS

    The Giants travel to Washington to play the Redskins on Sunday, Sept. 11 in the first game of the regular season. The Giants and Redskins have played each other 158 times since 1932 and the Giants lead the regular season series, 91-61-4. The postseason series is tied, 1-1. Last season the Giants beat the Redskins twice in late-season matchups. The first came at home in Week 13, when the Giants won 31-7. In the final game of the 2010 regular season, the Giants won at Washington, this time with a much slimmer differential, 17-14.

    ON THE HORIZON For breaking news, transcripts, press releases, historical information, video highlights, statistics and rosters, go to the official web site of the New York Giants, www.giants.com. Updated daily, Giants.com is the only place to find exclusive audio, including live broadcasts of head coach Tom Coughlin’s Monday, Wednesday, and post- game press conferences during the regular season. Audio and transcripts of each press conference will also be available on the web site throughout the season. Follow @Giants on twitter and ‘like’ the New York Giants on facebook.

    GIANTS ON THE WEB

    PRONUNCIATION GUIDE Ibraham Abdulai eeb-rah-ham Ab-Du-La Prince Amukamara Ah-Moo-Kah-Mara David Baas BOSS Will Beatty Be-dee David Diehl DEAL Zak DeOssie Dee-Aussie Adam Koets Coats Mario Manningham MAHH-rio

    Ikechuku Ndukwe ee-kay-cha-Ku eN-duke- Way Ryan Perrilloux Pear-ah-lou Ayanga Okpokowruk I-yan-ga Ak-Pak-AH-War-Ak Clint Sintim Sin-tum Darius Reynaud RAY-nod Osi Umenyiora oh-see YOU-men-yur-uh Jacquian Williams Ja-Kwon

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    GIANTS vs. PATRIOTS FAST FACTS

    The NFL and the NFLPA will contribute $1 million to three memorials and two charities related to the events of Sept. 11, 2001, during Kickoff Weekend. The NFL and NFLPA will contribute $500,000 to the 9/11 Museum & Memorial, and $250,000 to be divided between the Flight 93 National Memorial and the Pentagon Memorial Fund. In addition, all proceeds from the sale of auction items from games played on Sunday, September 11 will also be donated. These items, which fans can bid on at NFL.com/Auction, will include game-worn autographed player jerseys and other commemorative items.

    NEW YORK GIANTS 2011 SCHEDULE PRESEASON (1-2)

    Date Day Opponent Result 8/13 Sat. at Carolina L, 20-10 8/22 Mon. CHICAGO W, 41-13 8/29 Mon. NEW YORK JETS L, 17-3 9/1 Thur. at New England 7:35pm

    REGULAR SEASON (0-0) Date Day Opponent Result 9/11 Sun. at Washington* 4:15pm 9/19 Mon ST. LOUIS 8:30pm 9/25 Sun. at Philadelphia* 1:00pm 10/2 Sun. at Arizona 4:05pm 10/9 Sun. SEATTLE 1:00pm 10/16 Sun. BUFFALO 1:00pm

    Bye Week 10/30 Sun. MIAMI 1:00pm 11/6 Sun. at New England 4:15pm 11/13 Sun. at San Francisco 4:15pm 11/20 Sun. PHILADELPHIA* 8:20pm 11/28 Mon. at New Orleans 8:30pm 12/4 Sun. GREEN BAY 4:15pm 12/11 Sun. at Dallas* 8:20pm 12/18 Sun. WASHINGTON* 1:00pm 12/24 Sun. at New York Jets 1:00pm 1/1 Sun. DALLAS* 1:00pm

    * denotes NFC East contest

    The Giants placed CB Terrell Thomas on injured reserve on Aug 22, one day after tearing his ACL against the Bears. Thomas was the Giants leader in tackles and interceptions for the past two years. Another cornerback who tore an ACL in the game against the Bears, Brian Witherspoon, was waived/injured.

    LOSSES TO SECONDARY

    GIANTS CONNECTIONS DYNAMIC DUO

    PATRIOTS CONNECTIONS

    PROTECTION IS KEY

    NEW FACE

    GIVING BACK

    Osi Umenyiora and Justin Tuck tied for the team lead with 11.5 sacks apiece in 2010, the first time the Giants had two players with at least that many sacks since 2005, when Umenyiora had 14.5 and Michael Strahan finished with 11.5. Umenyiora also led the league with 10 forced fumbles, tying Jason Taylor’s record set in 2006 with Miami. The stat has been kept since 1994.

    The New York Giants welcome a new coach in the 2011 season. After a legendary 14-year career that included three Super Bowl championships and three Pro Bowl appearances, Larry Izzo, 36, will assist Giants special teams coordinator Tom Quinn. He replaces Thomas McGaughey, who left the Giants this spring to become the special teams coordinator at LSU. 

    Eli Manning was not sacked in seven games in the 2010 season. The Giants allowed only 16 sacks all season, including four in the last nine games. That shattered the previous team record in a 16-game