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  • Mon., Jul. 28, 2014 1:20 PM - 3:30 PM EDT Training Camp Practice Practice sessions will be open to the public throughout training camp (July 22-Aug. 19). Limited seating is provided alongside the practice fields. Restroom facilities concession stands and a free kid’s activity area will also be available. A different position group of Giants players will sign autographs for fans each other day following practice. PLEASE NOTE: In the event of inclement weather, (including rain, thunderstorms and extreme heat) practices will be moved indoors and will be closed to the public.
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  • Tue., Jul. 29, 2014 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the Giants only web radio show and is the perfect way to start your morning if you’re a Giants fan. Every weekday at 9:30AM, our hosts talk for sixty minutes about the latest Giants news and take your calls about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by special guests, break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

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  • Tue., Jul. 29, 2014 1:20 PM - 3:30 PM EDT Training Camp Practice Practice sessions will be open to the public throughout training camp (July 22-Aug. 19). Limited seating is provided alongside the practice fields. Restroom facilities concession stands and a free kid’s activity area will also be available. A different position group of Giants players will sign autographs for fans each other day following practice. PLEASE NOTE: In the event of inclement weather, (including rain, thunderstorms and extreme heat) practices will be moved indoors and will be closed to the public.
    Parking Lots open 60 minutes prior to practice.
  • Wed., Jul. 30, 2014 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the Giants only web radio show and is the perfect way to start your morning if you’re a Giants fan. Every weekday at 9:30AM, our hosts talk for sixty minutes about the latest Giants news and take your calls about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by special guests, break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

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  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the Giants only web radio show and is the perfect way to start your morning if you’re a Giants fan. Every weekday at 9:30AM, our hosts talk for sixty minutes about the latest Giants news and take your calls about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by special guests, break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

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  • Thu., Jul. 31, 2014 1:20 PM - 3:30 PM EDT Training Camp Practice Practice sessions will be open to the public throughout training camp (July 22-Aug. 19). Limited seating is provided alongside the practice fields. Restroom facilities concession stands and a free kid’s activity area will also be available. A different position group of Giants players will sign autographs for fans each other day following practice. PLEASE NOTE: In the event of inclement weather, (including rain, thunderstorms and extreme heat) practices will be moved indoors and will be closed to the public.
    Parking Lots open 60 minutes prior to practice.
  • Fri., Aug. 01, 2014 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the Giants only web radio show and is the perfect way to start your morning if you’re a Giants fan. Every weekday at 9:30AM, our hosts talk for sixty minutes about the latest Giants news and take your calls about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by special guests, break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

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  • Fri., Aug. 01, 2014 1:20 PM - 3:30 PM EDT Training Camp Practice Practice sessions will be open to the public throughout training camp (July 22-Aug. 19). Limited seating is provided alongside the practice fields. Restroom facilities concession stands and a free kid’s activity area will also be available. A different position group of Giants players will sign autographs for fans each other day following practice. PLEASE NOTE: In the event of inclement weather, (including rain, thunderstorms and extreme heat) practices will be moved indoors and will be closed to the public.
    Parking Lots open 60 minutes prior to practice.
  • Mon., Aug. 04, 2014 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the Giants only web radio show and is the perfect way to start your morning if you’re a Giants fan. Every weekday at 9:30AM, our hosts talk for sixty minutes about the latest Giants news and take your calls about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by special guests, break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

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  • Tue., Aug. 05, 2014 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the Giants only web radio show and is the perfect way to start your morning if you’re a Giants fan. Every weekday at 9:30AM, our hosts talk for sixty minutes about the latest Giants news and take your calls about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by special guests, break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

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  • Wed., Aug. 06, 2014 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the Giants only web radio show and is the perfect way to start your morning if you’re a Giants fan. Every weekday at 9:30AM, our hosts talk for sixty minutes about the latest Giants news and take your calls about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by special guests, break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

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  • Wed., Aug. 06, 2014 5:40 PM - 7:50 PM EDT Training Camp Practice Practice sessions will be open to the public throughout training camp (July 22-Aug. 19). Limited seating is provided alongside the practice fields. Restroom facilities concession stands and a free kid’s activity area will also be available. A different position group of Giants players will sign autographs for fans each other day following practice. PLEASE NOTE: In the event of inclement weather, (including rain, thunderstorms and extreme heat) practices will be moved indoors and will be closed to the public.
    Parking Lots open 60 minutes prior to practice.
  • Thu., Aug. 07, 2014 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM EDT Live Big Blue Kickoff Live

    Big Blue Kickoff Live is the Giants only web radio show and is the perfect way to start your morning if you’re a Giants fan. Every weekday at 9:30AM, our hosts talk for sixty minutes about the latest Giants news and take your calls about the Big Blue. John Schmeelk, Lance Medow, Anita Marks and Paul Dottino are joined by special guests, break down each week’s game, and get your opinion on the New York Giants. Participate by calling in at 201-939-4513 or by sending questions to #giantschat

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Inside the numbers: WR Cruz's 25th game

Posted Oct 16, 2012

WR Victor Cruz played in his 25th regular season game when the Giants defeated the 49ers

Victor Cruz’s first NFL reception made just a small deposit in the Giants’ collective memory bank. It occurred early in the third quarter of a Monday night victory over St. Louis on Sept. 19, 2011. On a third down from the Giants’ 23-yard line, Cruz caught a pass from Eli Manning in the center of the field for a 10-yard gain and a first down.

That one small step for Cruz has turned into one huge contribution for the Giants.

On Sunday in San Francisco, Cruz played in his 25th regular season game when the Giants defeated the 49ers, 26-3. In those 25 games, he has caught 125 passes for 2,032 yards and 15 touchdowns. Cruz actually posted those numbers in just 21 games, because he had no receptions in any of his first four appearances.

Cruz has earned a spot among the players with the most catches and receiving yards through the first 25 games of a career in NFL history. And he is outpacing the vast majority of the most productive receivers the Giants have ever had.

Cruz’s 125 career receptions are tied for the sixth-most among players in their first 25 games:

PLAYER TEAM RECEPTIONS
Anquan Boldin Arizona Cardinals 154
Reggie Bush New Orleans Saints 143
Marques Colston New Orleans Saints 138
Tom Fears Los Angeles Rams 131
Charley Hennigan Houston Oilers 126
Victor Cruz Giants 125
Kellen Winslow Cleveland Browns 125

Cruz’s 2,032 receiving yards are the sixth-highest total through the first 25 games of a career in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM REC. YARDS
Charley Hennigan Houston Oilers 2,468
Bill Groman Houston Oilers 2,453
Billy Howton Green Bay Packers 2,138
Lance Alworth San Diego Chargers 2,118
Bob Hayes Dallas Cowboys 2,084
Victor Cruz Giants 2,032

Cruz’s 125 receptions are the most ever by a Giants player in his first 25 games. He is second in receiving yards and touchdowns (tied with teammate Hakeem Nicks), trailing only Del Shofner, among Giants 25 games into their careers.

To see how Cruz stacks up in Giants history, we selected the players with the five-highest reception totals in franchise history: Amani Toomer, Tiki Barber, Joe Morrison, Jeremy Shockey and Ike Hilliard. We also chose Aaron Thomas, Earnest Gray and Shofner, who are 11th, 13th and 15th, respectively, on the franchise career-receptions list. Nicks, if he stays healthy, could push his way onto that list (he’s currently 19th with 219 career catches). For further comparison, we also looked at Chris Calloway and Plaxico Burress, who are seventh and 12th on the list, despite starting their careers with other teams.

Totals through their 25 games as a Giant:

Name Receptions Yards Touchdowns 
Victor Cruz 125 2,032 15
Amani Toomer  20 307 2
Tiki Barber  70 594 3
Joe Morrison  47 565 4
Jeremy Shockey  124 1,468 4
Ike Hilliard  81 1,136 4
Aaron Thomas 23 485 3
Earnest Gray 59 945 8
Del Shofner 115 2,146 22
Hakeem Nicks  116 1,686 15
Plaxico Burress 116 1,837 13
Chris Calloway  37 516 3

*Manning has led the Giants to a pair of Super Bowl victories in February, but he has rightfully earned the title as the NFL’s Mr. October. The victory in San Francisco improved Manning’s record as a starter in October to 25-5 (.833), the best mark among quarterbacks in the Super Bowl era with at least 20 starts. 
 
PLAYER RECORD IN OCTOBER WIN PCT.
Eli Manning* 25-5 0.833
Kordell Stewart 16-4 0.8
Daryle Lamonica 18-5-3 0.771
Sonny Jurgensen 21-7-3 0.75
Tom Brady* 32-11 0.744
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*In the last two games, Ahmad Bradshaw has rushed for 316 yards on 57 carries. That is the highest two-game total by a Giants back since Tiki  Barber had 344 yards and 61 attempts at Philadelphia and vs. Kansas City on Dec. 11-17, 2005.

*Ahmad Bradshaw was the first opposing runner to gain 100 yards at Candlestick Park since Tennessee's Chris Johnson on Nov. 8, 2009.

*The Giants improved to 39-10 under Tom Coughlin when they have a back rush for at least 100 yards. They are 61-25 when the team rushes for at least 100 yards and 17-31 when it doesn’t.

*The Giants forced three opposing turnovers in each of their last two games. They last had at least three takeaways in consecutive games on Oct. 19-Nov. 2, 2008 when they did it three games in row vs. San Francisco, Pittsburgh and Dallas.

*Against the 49ers, the Giants recorded at least six sacks and three interceptions while holding an opponent to three points or fewer for the first time since Nov, 24, 1985, when they had eight sacks and three picks in a 34-3 victory over the Cardinals in St. Louis.

*Manning was not sacked and the Giants did not commit a turnover in Candlestick Park. Their previous no-sack/no-turnover game on the road was on Sept. 27, 2009 at Tampa Bay in a 24-0 victory.

*The Giants have not allowed a second-half touchdown in either of their last two road games, at Philadelphia and San Francisco, the first time they’ve done that in back-to-back games away from home since Dec. 2-9, 2007 at Chicago and Philadelphia.

*On Sunday, the Giants held the 49ers scoreless over the last three quarters, the first time they did that since a 21-3 victory over Minnesota on Dec. 13, 2010.

*The 49ers never snapped the ball inside the Giants’ 20-yard line, the first opponent kept out of the red zone since Washington on Dec. 5, 2010.

*In the 2011 regular season, the Giants had only four runs at least 20 yards long. In six games this year, they have eight. They had six in the 2011 postseason, so in their last 10 games they have 14.

*The Giants have allowed an NFL-low five sacks, one less than Houston. In 2010, they set the franchise record in a 16-game season by giving up only 16 sacks. The Giants have not allowed a sack in three consecutive games; they had a five-game streak two years ago.

*Cruz is tied for third in the NFL with 43 receptions. He is tied for ninth with 496 yards and tied for first (with Cincinnati’s A.J. Green) with six touchdown catches. He is also tied for first (with New England’s Wes Welker and Tennessee rookie Kendall Wright) with 14 third-down receptions.

*Lawrence Tynes leads the league with 68 points, six more than New England’s Steve Gostkowski. Tynes is also first with 19 field goal attempts and 17 field goals.

*The Giants are tied with New England with an NFL-high 29 trips inside their opponents’ 20-yard line. The Giants have scored on 27 of those 29 trips – 13 touchdowns and 14 field goals.


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