Giants lament ’embarrassing’ shutout loss

One week after routing the Saints, the Giants were given a taste of their own medicine. Big Blue was blown out by the Falcons on Sunday, 34-0, the team’s first shutout loss since 1996. To defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka, the defeat goes far beyond the box score. “That’s embarrassing not just to us,” Kiwanuka said,…

Giants gush about Robert Griffin III

Even in defeat, Robert Griffin III – aka “Black Jesus” – continues to collect praise from his peers. Following the Redskins’ tough Week 7 loss to the Giants, in which Griffin recorded 347 total yards, several members of Big Blue — from one-time skeptic Osi Umenyiora to coach Tom Coughlin — openly gushed about the…

Justin Tuck admits he contemplated retirement

Despite winning his second Super Bowl, Justin Tuck suffered through an injury-plagued season in 2011, which, statistically, was among the worst of his career. Coupled with those on-field issues were emotional struggles within his family, causing the New York Giants defensive captain to seriously ponder his future. “After the hardships of last year, I did…

Justin Tuck’s facemask makes it to ‘Madden 13’

Last month, Justin Tuck ignited the internet — and likely induced nightmares — by introducing the new facemask he’ll be donning this upcoming season. While the apparatus was much-discussed, its popularity steadily grew, and now has made its way to the virtual world. EA Sports, makers of the popular ‘Madden’ video game franchise, recently released…