New York Giants' news, 12/12: Giants brace for Marshawn Lynch

Marshawn Lynch - Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants' headlines for Thursday, 12/12.

Marshawn Lynch of the Seattle Seahawks will be the ninth of the NFL's top 10 rushers the New York Giants have faced this season. Lynch has 1,042 yards rushing, fifth overall.

The Giants know what is coming -- a physical, straight-ahead attack featuring a back in Lynch who is not afraid of dishing out punishment.

"I'm more impressed with Marshawn just for the fact that he's a running back that gives more of a pounding than taking it," defensive end Justin Tuck said. "That scheme really fits him well. It's a constant that you see him falling forward, breaking tackles. You really don't see him getting hit for negative yardage, so that's going to keep the sticks in their favor. Plus, he's one of those backs that when he does break it, he can take it to the house. We've played a lot of great backs this year and hopefully that experience helps us out with him, because he's a load."

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Giants take down Super Bowl countdown sign - Yahoo Sports

The New York Giants' playoff hopes are history, and so is the Super Bowl countdown calendar in their locker room. The Giants (5-8) removed the calendar after being eliminated from playoff contention following a 37-14 loss to the San Diego Chargers on Sunday. Giants general manager Jerry Reese put up the countdown calendar to the cold-weather Super Bowl at MetLife Stadium in late July to stress the importance of this season after New York missed the playoffs in three of the past four seasons. ''I didn't even notice it was down,'' quarterback Eli Manning said Wednesday.

Giants' Manning willing to restructure contract - Yahoo Sports

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning said Wednesday he is willing to talk this offseason about restructuring his contract if it becomes necessary to ease the burden on the team. "I haven't thought about it, but if they come to me, yeah, we'll discuss it and figure out a plan," Manning said, via The 32-year-old Manning is signed through 2015 at salaries of $15.15 million and $17 million over the next two seasons. Manning reworked his contract in 2009.

Eli Manning's salary cap figure compared to other starting NFL QBs |

Manning is set to earn $15.2 million next season and $17 million in 2015. His cap numbers are $20.4 million and $19.75 million, respectively. Manning counts more against the salary cap than any other player in the league.

Giants Spotlight: Justin Tuck even better than the stat sheet suggested |

Tuck showed up Sunday on the stat sheet. He was credited with six tackles, one for a loss, two sacks, three quarterback hits and a forced fumble. That's a quality line. So I put him under the spotlight to see just how he got it done, and if it was as good as the number said.

Andre Brown says 'storybook' scenario would have him back with Giants in 2014 |

"I mean, yeah, of course," Brown told The Star-Ledger Wednesday. "Storybook, I'd be here but the situation is the situation. I don't really want to discuss it, you know, it is what it is. It's going to be what it's going to be, so I just go ahead and let God deal with it."

Giants rookie QB Ryan Nassib calls season a 'great experience' |

Rookie quarterback Ryan Nassib has done a good job on the scout team, usually impersonating the more mobile opposing quarterbacks.

My Super Bowl Moment: Tyree relives that one amazing play | FOX Sports on MSN

The former Giants receiver is still looking for a way to explain how he came down with that one amazing catch that helped end the Patriots' attempt at a perfect season.

Brandon Jacobs has knee surgery | New York Daily News

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