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Giants news, 11/21: Giants make history in finding ways to lose

New York Giants headlines for Saturday, November 21.

Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are some headlines for the start of your weekend.

Big Blue does something they haven't done in 20 years

Sitting at 5-5, the Giants are still at the top of the NFC East, although with the slimmest of leads. Both the Eagles and Redskins are just a half game behind New York, and in a lot of games this season, Big Blue has failed to close them out. If it seems like it's historically bad, well, it is.

The 27-26 defeat to the New England Patriots last Sunday was the Giants' fourth this season by four or fewer points. It's the first time that's happened in a single season since 2004, Tom Coughlin's first year as the Giants head coach. That season, New York lost four games by a total of 11 points. This year, they've dropped four by nine points. Additionally, this is the first time the Giants have lost four times by four or fewer points in their first 10 games since 1995.

Speaking of that field goal made by Patriots kicker Stephen Gostkowski, that is part of a stat the Giants probably would not like to know. Combining Gostkowski's 54-yard field goal with Saints kicker Kai Forbath's game-winning 50-yard field goal that defeated the Giants on November 1, the Elias Sports Bureau reports that the Giants are the first team in history to lose two games in a season on field goals of 50-plus yards with less than five seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.

Again, if you thought the losses this season are historically bad, they are.

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Odell Beckham Jr. called the loss to the Patriots "a tough pill to swallow" but vowed that the Giants "will come out better in the end."

Will Tye is a revelation in his rookie season.

The Giants defense did perform against Tom Brady, but the Patriots quarterback's talents prevailed.

The Giants were one of the six finalists to sign rookie guard La'el Collins, but the Cowboys swooped him up and away from everyone.

Jason Pierre-Paul, Jon Beason, Prince Amukamara and Victor Cruz will have the Giants making tough decisions next summer.

Pierre-Paul shared a video on Instagram Friday of his first workout after injuring his hand on July 4. Check it out here:

In Case You Missed It

Was the selection of Landon Collins in the second round worth it for the Giants?

Chris starts up Mock Draft Season and selects a wide receiver in the first round for Big Blue.

The Giants signed Dwayne Harris to a $17 million contract last summer, and so far, it's looking good for them.

Five unexpected players are giving Big Blue a huge boost.

Check out Jesse's Week 11 picks against the spread.

Around the NFL

Former Giants punter Steve Weatherford shares that he would "tolerate" the presence of a teammate that was being charged with domestic violence.

What 10 NFL players are looking far better in 2015? Did any Giants make the cut?

The Redskins and Cowboys could play the role of playoff crashers in the late stages of the season.

The new Detroit Lions president, Rod Wood, announced in the opening statement of his press conference that he "is not a football guy." Ouch.

Former Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew spoofed Tom Brady's recent GQ photoshoot and he absolutely nailed it.