Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are some morning headlines to start off your Thursday.
Odell Beckham Jr., Dwayne Harris moving up in Pro Bowl vote
On Wednesday, the NFL announced the leading vote-getters for the 2016 Pro Bowl. Among the top vote-getters were Giants receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Dwayne Harris, who is being considered as a return specialist. Both Beckham and Harris are second in fan votes at their respective positions, behind Falcons superstar Julio Jones (WR) and Seahawks rookie Tyler Lockett (RS).
Beckham, who played in last season's Pro Bowl as well, currently has the ninth-most votes of all players. If you'd like to cast your ballot for who will be in the 2016 Pro Bowl, click here. The deadline to vote is Dec. 15. Players participating in the Pro Bowl will be announced one week later, on Dec. 22. The 2016 Pro Bowl will be played in Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016.
Tom Brady on Super Bowls, and trying to beat the Giants
The Patriots quarterback was asked about past duels against the Giants at his news conference Wednesday, specifically the two Super Bowl defeats the Giants handed to New England. Despite having four rings to his name, Brady still sounds a little salty about the Giants impeding his shot at the record books.
"I'd much rather have won them than lost them," Brady said, referring to the lost Super Bowls to New York. "But they won't have any bearing on this week or what the matchups are. It's a totally different team and game and situation and so forth, but they just have a great organization. They've had a great organization for a long time."
Brady added that the Patriots are "expecting their best" from the Giants, despite the team looking completely different from when New York last faced New England in the Super Bowl.
"They're a good team," Brady said. "They've always played us pretty tough, so we're expecting their best. They've got some really good players. They're obviously really well-coached, so they're just a tough team. We've always had very, very close games against them, even when we've won. We just haven't won as any of them as I would've liked to have won."
Tom Coughlin and the Giants worked out Patriots receiver Julian Edelman when he was a free agent, and the head coach regrets not having him in a New York uniform.
Odell Beckham Jr. is right hand dominant, but he has a goal to become ambidextrous.
Despite the Giants' history against the Patriots, Coughlin calls Sunday's game "a whole new ballgame."
Jack Lummus, who was posthumously placed into the Giants' Ring of Honor, is remembered on Veterans Day.
What kind of inside scoop can former Patriot Shane Vereen provide to the Giants in advance of Sunday's game?
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Around the NFL
Bill Belichick is not fond of midseason awards.
The vote to relocate NFL teams to the city of Los Angeles could be pushed back until March.
There's a new No. 1 running back in Green Bay, and it's not Eddie Lacy.
Former Giant Linval Joseph was named the NFC Defensive Player of the Week.