Dolphins Vs. Giants: Eli Manning, Giants Dash Miami's Upset Bid

The Miami Dolphins led for most of the game, but Eli Manning and Co. took control when it mattered. The Dolphins remain winless on the season.

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Hakeem Nicks Injury Update: Giants WR To Undergo Monday MRI On Hamstring

New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks hauled in 67 receiving yards Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, but had to depart the game late in the fourth quarter due to a hamstring strain. Reports indicate he will have an MRI on the hamstring to determine the extent of the injury. He will also have x-rays taken of the injury.

Nicks has had a solid season thus far with 32 receptions for 508 yards and three touchdowns. A hamstring injury is always dicey when you are talking about wide receivers who rely on those legs to get down the field. It would not be surprising to see Nicks limited or a DNP in practice for part of the upcoming week as the Giants prepare for a trip to the New England Patriots.

This is a money matchup for Nicks as the Patriots secondary has been awful this season. The Giants have some solid matchups the rest of the way, but barring some drastic change in performance, the Patriots defense might be the best matchup Nicks faces all season. Let's hope he is good to go for the game. We will have updates throughout the week as more information comes available.

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Ahmad Bradshaw Injury Update: Foot Injury Slows Giants Running Back

New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw finished Sunday's game with 13 carries for 50 yards and 38 receiving yards, but was hobbled for much of the game by a right foot injury. He left the game several times only to return and battle through the injury as the Giants barely emerged with a 20-17 victory.

The game saw the return of Brandon Jacobs from his own injury, but even with Bradshaw hampered, Jacobs only had four rushes for ten yards. It was not a pretty day of fantasy football on the ground in this ugly affair as Eli Manning and Victor Cruz were the big winners on the day.

Bradshaw stated after the game that the injury was an aggravation of a preexisting issue. If that's the case, this will be an injury you will want to keep an eye on as the season moves along. It would not surprise me if Bradshaw was fairly limited in practice this week while he heals that injury. He finished the game with the injury so I don't expect him to be a problem next week, but you will want to keep an eye on this through the week.

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Ahmad Bradshaw Injury Update: Foot 'Sore' For Giants Running Back

The foot injury that Ahmad Bradshaw suffered against the Dolphins on Sunday doesn't appear to be terribly serious. The Giants running back left during the game to get X-rays in the locker room, but the X-Rays were negative.

Bradshaw got his foot taped and returned to the game. He finished with 13 carries for 50 yards in the Giants 20-17 victory against winless Miami.

After the game, Bradshaw said that his foot is "just sore right now." (via New York Daily News' Ebenezer Samuel)

Bradshaw: Well I got a screw in my right fifth metatarsal, maybe three years ago. I think just the head of it is aggravating right now.
Oct 30 via webFavoriteRetweetReply

 

Bradshaw has been the Giants most productive running back this season and New York would struggled to replace Bradshaw's production. Collectively, the Giants have been one of the worst-rushing teams in the NFL this season.

Check out Ahmad Bradshaw's Fantasy Football report on our Fantasy Football Week 8 StoryStream. For more information on the New York Giants head on over to our Giants blog Big Blue View. For more on the Ahmad Bradshaw Injury, and the latest news and updates from around the league, check out SB Nation's comprehensive NFL Week 8 StoryStream.

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Hakeem Nicks Fantasy: Hamstring Injury Ends Giants WR's Day

Hakeem Nicks had six catches for 67 yards against the Dolphins on Sunday, but the bigger fantasy news was that the Giants wide receiver left the game late in the fourth quarter with a hamstring injury. He did not catch a touchdown.

The Giants (and fantasy owners) need Nicks to be back next week against the Patriots.

The New York Giants face an advantageous game when they host the winless Miami Dolphins Sunday. For Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks, he hopes that he will continue his hot streak against AFC opponents. Nicks had 23 catches for 282 yards and two touchdowns in his last three games against AFC teams. Nicks has never played the Dolphins, but they don't factor to be a challenge for the 4-2 Giants.

Nicks had 32 receptions for 508 yards and three touchdowns this season and 18 catches, 323 yards and and two touchdowns have come in October. The Dolphins rank 21st in the NFL in passing defense, allowing 259 yards per game through the air. It seems that Nicks and the Giants have a favorable match-up Sunday.

For more on Nicks and the Giants, check out SB Nation's Giants blog, Big Blue View.

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Ahmad Bradshaw Fantasy Stats: Foot Injury Slows Giants RB

Ahmad Bradshaw put up below-average stats on Sunday, his fantasy value suffering from a foot injury he suffered against the Dolphins. The Giants running back carried the ball 13 times for 50 yards, but had to leave the game and get X-Rays in the locker room.

Bradshaw returned to the game, but his status will be something to keep an eye on for next week.

Bradshaw has had mixed results throughout the season. His 104-yard performance against the Buffalo Bills in Week 6 was his first 100-plus game of the season. He should still be considered one of the best RB2/Flex options available however, especially with Brandon Jacobs a constant injury threat.

Bradshaw came in 12th in this week's Yahoo! Sports fantasy running back rankings heading into Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins. With 19 catches on the year, he's a decent option in PPR leagues as well.

For more on Bradshaw and his matchup with Miami, check out Giants blog, Big Blue View, and our Dolphins blog, The Phinsider.     

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Eli Manning Fantasy Stats: Big Day For Giants QB

Eli Manning had a big fantasy day on Sunday against the Dolphins. The Giants quarterback put up some nice stats, tossing for two touchdowns and 349 yards to lead New York to a come-from-behind win.

Eli Manning was up against the Miami Dolphins in Week 8, so the maddeningly inconsistent quarterback had a great matchup to exploit. When Manning has been on this season, he's been on. He has 11 touchdowns in six games, averaging nearly 300 yards a game.

The Dolphins' defense made Tim Tebow look completely incompetent for 90 percent of last week's game, but more telling of their ability was Mark Sanchez's Week 6 performance, when he struggled early, but once he got rolling, the Dolphins gave him more holes than swiss cheese, never more evident than Santonio Holmes' too-easy 38-yard touchdown. They struggle with coverage, and once a receiver catches a ball, they can't tackle.

For more on Manning and his matchup with the Dolphins, check out Giants blog, Big Blue View, and our Dolphins blog, The Phinsider. Also be sure to check out all of our fantasy football news and video highlights of the best Week 8 action.    

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Reggie Bush Fantasy Stats: Dolphins RB Has Second Career 100-Yard Game

Reggie Bush had a breakout game for the Dolphins, rushing for 103 yards on 15 carries in a 20-17 loss to the Giants. It was just the second time Bush has recorded a 100-yard game in his five-year career.

It was a vindicating performance for Bush, as well as for that fantasy football owner who traded a delicious Pizza Hut pizzafor the Dolphins running back. It was the most productive day on the ground for the 2nd pick in the 2006 NFL Draft since he ran for 126 yards in Week 16 of his rookie season, also against the Giants.

Bush got to 100 yards on his first 12 carries, before the fourth quarter. The Dolphins had to abandon the run when the Giants took a late lead.

Bush has struggled this season, his first in Miami after leaving New Orleans. He entered Week 8 averaging 38.7 yards per game, and with just one game where he had more than 50 yards.

For more on the Giants, visit Big Blue View. For more on the Dolphins, visit The Phinsider. SB Nation has you covered for the rest of Week 8's NFL action, too: check out all the Week 8 NFL news and scores and Week 8 fantasy stats, and Week 8 NFL highlights in our dedicated StoryStreams, and hit SB Nation's NFL hub for plenty more.

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NFL Scores Week 8, Dolphins Vs. Giants: Eli Manning Helps New York Score Comeback Win, 20-17

Eli Manning's big day more than cancelled Reggie Bush's explosion, and the Dolphins coughed up another fourth quarter lead to remain winless.

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VIDEO: Victor Cruz TD Gives Giants Late Lead Vs. Dolphins

Credit Miami for finding new and exciting ways to #SuckForLuck. Here, Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz spins out of a tackle and gets into the end zone to give New York a 20-17 lead late in the fourth quarter.

Here's the video:

For more on the Miami Dolphins head over to our Dolphins blog The Phinsider. For more information on the New York Giants head on over to our Giants blog Big Blue View.

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Daniel Thomas Status Update: Dolphins RB Out For Week 8

The Miami Dolphins have officially downgraded running back Daniel Thomas from questionable earlier in the week to out with a hamstring injury, according to Adam Schefter:

Dolphins downgraded RB Daniel Thomas and CB Vontae Davis to out for Sunday's game vs. Giants.
Oct 29 via WhoSayFavoriteRetweetReply

Thomas' injury means more carries for Reggie Bush against the New York Giants, who feature a fearsome pass rush but a linebacker corps that's been decimated by injuries, therefore susceptible to the running game. Behind Thomas and Bush on the depth chart are Lex Gilliam and Steve Slaton, so each should see some carries, but not enough to warrant fantasy consideration.

Bush, despite getting 60 carries and 17 receptions so far, has scored only one touchdown this year, so fantasy owners who must plug him in should be wary that he'll get most of his points from yardage, which is never a good scenario. The move to trade him for a pizza should have been executed weeks ago, when the pizza's owner saw Bush's value at its highest.

For more on the Dolphins and their matchup with the Giants, visit SB Nation's Dolphins blog, The Phinsider, and Giants blog, Big Blue View.

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Reggie Bush Listed As Probable For Sunday

Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush was a limited participant in Wednesday and Thursday's practices due to a neck injury, but practiced fully on Friday and is listed as "Probable" on the final injury report of the week.

Through six games this season, Bush has just 232 rushing yards and 97 yards and a touchdown as a receiver out of the backfield. The lack of production prompted Bush to declare that he and his 0-6 teammates stink, comments he stuck by later in the week.

"I still stand by it,because there’s nothing fun about being 0-6," Bush said via Andrew Carter of the Sun-Sentinel. "There’s no room for sensitivity in this league. This is a man’s game and we all signed on the dotted line."

Bush and Co. could have some success against a New York Giants defense that ranks 27th against the run thus far this season.

For more on the Dolphins' running back situation, be sure to visit The Phinsider.

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Matt Moore Probable With Sore Ribs

Miami Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore (ribs) was able to practice fully this week and will start against the New York Giants on Sunday.

Moore is officially listed as "Probable".

Moore emerged from Sunday's 18-15 overtime loss to the Denver Broncos with sore ribs, an injury situation that has flown under the radar as coaches and players on the Dolphins' defense pointed fingers at one another over personnel groupings and a lack of execution during the Broncos' successful two-point conversion attempt that sent the game into overtime.

On Tuesday, Moore's backup, Sage Rosenfels, was placed on the season-ending "Reserve/Non-Football Illness" list after experiencing more symptoms of a blood infection that landed him on the Giants' injured reserve list in August. When placing Rosenfels on the non-football injury list, the Dolphins signed veteran J.P. Losman. A 2004 first-round pick of the Buffalo Bills who was among a group of veteran quarterbacks that worked out for the Dolphins on October 6 after Chad Henne was placed on injured reserve.

Since replacing Henne, Moore has completed 59.1 percent of his 93 pass attempts for 568 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions for a passer rating of 67.0.

For more on the Dolphins, check out The Phinsider.

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Brandon Jacobs Expected To Play Vs. Dolphins

After missing the last two games with a knee injury, New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs was a limited participant in all three of the team's practices this week and is listed as "Probable" on the team's official injury report.

Jacobs is expected to be the Giants' No. 2 running back against the Miami Dolphins, who are allowing 118.5 yards per game on the ground, which has them tied for 18th against the NFL.

With starting running back Ahmad Bradshaw coming off his first 100-yard game of the season, it's unclear how many carries Jacobs will receive on Sunday. Jacobs has bristled at his lack of attempts and, in an interview with Men's Fitness magazine, the 6-foot-4, 260-pound running back disclosed that he does not expect to be a factor this season or with the team beyond his current contract, which expires after the 2012 season.

"I just can’t wait to get a true opportunity to get out there and show myself again, you know? Next year, hopefully," Jacobs said. 

For more on the Giants, check out Big Blue View.

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Dolphins Vs. Giants: TV Schedule, Game Time Announcers And More

The Miami Dolphins look to rebound off of their historic loss last week as they head north to face the New York Giants.

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NFL Picks And Predictions Week 8: Dolphins Vs. Giants

The New York Giants have a chance to solidify a lead in the NFC East with a win over the Dolphins. Should be easy, right?

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NFL Odds And Lines Week 8: Dolphins Vs. Giants

The New York Giants open up as 10 point favorites against the winless Miami Dolphins.

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