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New York Giants Notes: Weekend Reading Material

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Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here's a lengthy list of links to keep you occupied for a while today.

Giants, Jets lead NFL in ticket price increases -
NEW YORK — It’s costing more to watch the NFL in person this season, especially for fans of the Giants and Jets.

Overview -- Giants Know The Blueprint, But Can They Execute It? - SB Nation New York
The blueprint for beating the Colts has always been to get consistent pressure on Peyton Manning and use a ball-control approach on offense predicated on running the football. The Giants are certainly adept at accomplishing the first task, and if they’re able to grind out yards like they did in the second half of the Carolina game and the defense performs to last week’s level, and upset here isn’t out of the question. Still, those betting against Peyton Manning always do so at their own risk, especially at home in a contest his team really needs to win.

Interactive: Peyton vs. Eli | | The Indianapolis Star
A really interesting comparison of the first six seasons of the careers of Eli and Peyton Manning.

NFL Fines Martin $5K For Hit On Boss " CBS New York
The NFL has fined Carolina Panthers safety Sherrod Martin $5,000 for his hit that gave New York Giants tight end Kevin Boss a concussion.

The Younger Manning, Now Wiser, in His Own Way -
As he prepares to play his older brother Peyton for the second time when the Giants play the Colts on Sunday, Eli Manning is now the face of his franchise.

New York Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks returns to practice, expects to play against Colts
After opening the season with a highlight-reel, three-touchdown performance, Hakeem Nicks wasn't going to miss his chance for an encore. The Giants' dynamic receiver is "expecting to play" Sunday night in Indianapolis, despite dealing with an ankle injury all week long.

New York Giants cornerback Aaron Ross makes 2010 NFL season debut against Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis has a pass-happy offense that several Giants players have likened to the 'run and shoot.' Their receivers and quarterbacks are so good and their offense is so explosive that the Giants cornerbacks will be constantly tested. And Aaron Ross can't wait. [Full Ross Transcript]

Will Giants gash the Colts on ground? - NFC East Blog - ESPN
We've all seen highlights of young Arian Foster running roughshod over the Indianapolis Colts' defense last Sunday. It makes you think New York Giants.

Giants and GM Jerry Reese are hoping gamble to wait on OT William Beatty pays off this season |
Reese and Giants gambled on waiting for injured Steve Smith in '07 and it paid off.