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New York Giants news, 12/8: Harrison “born to be a run-stopper”

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Giants brace for challenge of Elliott, Cowboys

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Good morning, New York Giants’ fans! Let’s see what is going on with Big Blue on this Thursday morning.

“Snacks” looking forward to facing ‘Zeke

The New York Giants are paying Damon Harrison $46.25 million over four yours to stop the run. This season, the monstrous defensive tackle has done just, clogging the middle, making plays and helping the Giants give up only 3.6 yards per rushing attempt, third-best in the league.

Sunday, the Giants face the league’s leading rusher, Ezekiel Elliott, and possibly the league’s best offensive line. “Snacks” is looking forward to the challenge.

“When you have a back like that, a team is going to want to run the ball and I was born to be a run-stopper,” Harrison said. “I am not a pass rusher at all, I don't claim to be one and I don't act like I am. But yeah, when you play a back like Ezekiel, you know the team is going to have to give them the ball.”

The Giants will have to contend with Dallas without Jason Pierre-Paul.

“You don't know how much of an impact a guy has on a team, on and off the field, until they are not there anymore and I know how bad he wants to play. I know how much being out there this year meant to him and I was a little heartbroken for him,” Harrison said.

“I have no choice but to have faith. But no, man, we have a good group of guys. We have Kerry Wynn who has a lot of experience and we also have Romeo (Okwara) and Owa (Odighizuwa). All of those guys have experience and Romeo being a rookie, he made the team for a reason, the guy is a pretty good player. No matter who gets the start out there opposite OV, we will have faith in them.”

Whitlock victim of apparent hate crime

From ESPN:

Suspended New York Giants fullback Nikita Whitlock said burglars scrawled racist graffiti that included a swastika, the letters "KKK" and the phrase "Go back to Africa" when they broke into his New Jersey home on Tuesday night.

Whitlock told WCBS-TV in New York on Wednesday that jewelry and video game systems were taken and that it was the second break-in he and his family have experienced at the apartment.

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