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Giants news, 11/13: Vereen says moving the chains vs. Patriots will be key

New York Giants headlines for Friday, Nov. 13.

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning, New York Giants fans! It's Friday the 13th, so here's to no bad luck for the Giants.

Moving the ball on offense could be crucial for Giants

Running back Shane Vereen is familiar with the Patriots. Vereen, who signed with the Giants this past summer, had spent his entire career up to that point with New England, winning a Super Bowl in the process. Vereen believes the key for the Giants' offense this Sunday is to get first downs, then score points, to keep Tom Brady and the New England offense off the field and win the game.

"I think we’re going to have to get first downs to keep Tom Brady off the field," Vereen said. "Whether we run it, whether we pass it, we’re going to have to get first downs, stay on the field, convert the chains, and score points at the end of the day."

Vereen also emphasized that the run game would need to be physical against the Patriots, especially if the Giants are in a situation in which they need to chew up the clock.

"Physical, physical and run it. You’ve got to stick with it and you’ve got to be physical," Vereen said. "They’re a great defense, especially the front seven is big and they play downhill. So it’s going to a tough challenge for us, but we’re going to accept it."

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Around the NFL

The Buffalo Bills defense delivered the goods to help defeat the New York Jets, 22-17,  on Thursday Night Football. Both teams are now 5-4 and hold the two AFC Wild Card spots in the standings.

Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant went off on a tirade against reporters.

Rams safety Lamarcus Joyner was fined more than $23,000 for a hit against Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater that knocked him out of the game with a concussion. However, Bridgewater is expected to play Sunday against the Oakland Raiders.

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