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New York Giants' news and notes: Saturday stuff to read

New York Giants' news and notes for Saturday morning.

The Star-Ledger-US PRESSWIRE

Good morning, New York Giants' fans! Here is your Saturday morning notebook.

NY Giants defense looks to rebound from poor performance against Pittsburgh Steelers and stop Cincinnati Bengals' running game - NY Daily News
It will not happen again. Linval Joseph can’t guarantee much, but he does promise that.A week ago, the Giants defensive tackle was part of a run defense that collapsed against the Pittsburgh Steelers, transforming third-string tailback Isaac Redman into a star who rushed for 147 yards.

Keith Rivers of New York Giants ready for action in game against his former team, the Cincinnati Bengals -
Keith Rivers was ready to go, and the Bengals were ready to let him go, so in April, Cincinnati traded the linebacker to the Giants for a fifth-round pick."We just weren’t on the same...

George Willis: Coach Tom Coughlin of New York Giants says team needs to win at Cincinnati Bengals to restore focus after bad loss to Pittsburgh Steelers -
The sun was shining bright and the temperature outside had reached the mid-50s. It was a perfect day for football yesterday, yet the Giants practiced inside the controlled elements of the Timex...

Bengals Game Preview vs. Giants: Analysis, prediction, TV info -
The Bengals slight hope of a turnaround sprint toward the playoffs hinges on upsetting the defending Super Bowl champions at home.

Parcells says run game hurts in red zone - Giants Blog - ESPN New York
Former Giants coach Bill Parcells believes the Giants' struggles to score touchdowns in the red zone stems from an inability to consistently run the ball. The Giants have converted just 17 touchdowns on their 38 trips to the opponents’ red zone (45 percent) this season, although they have scored on 95 percent of red zone chances.

"I think the reason is the same for all teams that happens to, and that is an inability to run the ball into the end zone," Parcells said on The Michael Kay Show on ESPN 98.7 FM on Thursday. "When you can't, they start bunching up their defense a little more the closer you get to the goal line, you got more people you have to contend with immediately. When you can’t run the ball down in the red zone, usually your efficiency down there isn’t very good. Running the ball in the red zone is a very key element to being a good red zone team."

Giants Daily Blitz Blog | WR Randle ready to contribute more
"They’re pretty deep over there," Randle said. "But we’ll have to find ways to beat them. We’ll just go out there and work on our techniques, be more patient and make some plays."

Giants punter Steve Weatherford's relief trip to Jersey Shore was 'flashback' to Hurricane Katrina |
Weatherford organized group of teammates to visit areas hit by Hurricane Sandy

Ryan Clark: Victor Cruz backed off after penalized hit -
Ryan Clark: Victor Cruz backed off after penalized hit 72 By Gregg Rosenthal Around The League editor Published: Nov. 8, 2012 at 10:33 p.m. Updated: Nov. 9, 2012 at 01:47 a.m. Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Clark was flagged for a bogus unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty last week after hitting New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz ... in the chest.

The official thought Clark hit Cruz in the head. Clark's reputation might not have helped, but he told Jay Glazer on Thursday's "NFL Total Access" that he has no regrets.

"The reason I don't regret it, later on in the third quarter, Victor Cruz had the opportunity to catch a crossing route where Eli Manning threw it leading it toward me, and he kinda stuck one hand up and fell down," Clark said. "And I felt like that was for a reason.

"I feel like because guys know if they come in here, 25 is still going to strike you, he's still going to continue to play football the way he's played it, and actually within the rules."

Inside the Panthers: Panthers hire Accorsi as a consultant in team's GM search