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New York Giants headlines for Friday, 9/18.

Rashad Jennings runs the ball past the Cowboys defenders.
Rashad Jennings runs the ball past the Cowboys defenders.
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Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are some headlines to start off your Friday morning.

Rashad Jennings, Giants focused on Atlanta

It's been a whirlwind of a week for the Giants in the aftermath of their Sunday night loss to the Dallas Cowboys, and at the center of that controversy was Big Blue running back Rashad Jennings. But, after a public apology, Jennings spoke for the first time Thursday and said that the team has switched gears, and is solely locking their eyes on their Sunday afternoon game against the Atlanta Falcons.

"That game is completely behind us," Jennings said. "As an athlete, you've got a 24-hour rule, win, lose, or tie, in moving forward to the next game. We've got a big opponent coming in, in Atlanta. And our focus is completely on that."

Jennings also mentioned that despite the stiff competition the Giants offense will be facing, they still need to make strides if they want to avoid going 0-2 to start the season.

"It's going to be a challenge, and we have to outplay them," Jennings said. "This is Year 2 in the same offensive system, and we have high expectations. That's never going to change. We expect a little bit more out of ourselves."

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The Denver Broncos scored two touchdowns in the last minute of the game to stun the Kansas City Chiefs, winning 31-24 on Thursday night. Peyton Manning threw for 256 yards and three touchdowns. The Broncos would win on a scoop-and-score by cornerback Bradley Roby.