NFL Notes: Eli Manning not anxious about Giants' offense

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"And even knowing I wasn't in the best position to play, there was still that temptation - and maybe it might have been growth for me to be like, 'I'm gonna actually have to rest up and make that decision, because everything in me was like, 'We're here". The Giants first home game of the season comes against Matthew Stafford's Detroit Lions, who are fresh off a comeback victory over the Arizona Cardinals in Week one.

"Best I've felt yet". Beckham's status for the game is now unknown.

Manning was quick to caution that "it can always get worse" but he was optimistic on Wednesday that they can turn things around. That would suggest he's more doubtful than questionable to return this week, but the other reports have been positive.

Hart's absence could force the Giants to make changes to their offensive line. The pressure is on Beckham like never before to help kick-start the Giants offense. None of the criticism is internal, but the linemen are aware of what's being said after the Giants averaged 2.9 yards a carry and Manning was sacked three times. A total of two offensive possessions in Dallas territory (including the game's final one, when the game was over) bad.

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Tagovailoa did finally get the offense moving on the Tide's final drive of the game against Fresno's defensive backups. He capped the drive with a 16-yard touchdown strike to fellow true freshman Henry Ruggs .

The Yankees will recognize the 10-year anniversary of the Giants' Super Bowl XLII championship in a pregame ceremony before Saturday's game against the Orioles, with more than 40 members of that 2007 team expected to attend. Unfortunately we lost, but it's one game. However, due to the offensive struggles the defensive stars in blue just couldn't maintain their performance for the whole game. The Giants will be the first to say that three points, 35 rushing yards, and four successful third-down conversions are not acceptable.

What was supposed to be the calling card of this Giants team instead sputtered and stuttered to start the year, building on a preseason where the offense showed very little life.

The three-time Pro Bowler was inactive for the Giants' 19-3 loss to the Cowboys on Sunday night, a game in which the offense was limited to 233 yards.

Coach Ben McAdoo sounds like a chess master as he talks about the different possibilities. The Giants defense must be at their best for the duration of Monday's clash if Big Blue are to come out on top.

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