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Eli leaves practice early, Herzlich back for Giants

New York Giants quarterback Manning celebrates after a touchdown by Jacobs against the Green Bay Packers in the fourth quarter during their NFL NFC Divisional playoff football game in Green Bay Reuters

Eli Manning was unable to finish practice Wednesday because of an illness.

Coach Tom Coughlin said the team hopes it’s just a 24-hour bug. Albert Breer of NFL Network writes that his understanding is Manning left the facility because of the illness to avoid getting other teammates sick.

Manning was on the field at the beginning of the practice session, then left and was listed officially as “limited” on the injury report.

The Giants had some good injury news on Wednesday. Linebacker Mark Herzlich (ankle) practiced for the first time since November.

Running back Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) was the only player to miss practice entirely, although that’s his usual Wednesday routine. Bradshaw missed the first game against San Francisco, where the Giants only had 93 yards rushing on 29 attempts.

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30 Responses to “Eli leaves practice early, Herzlich back for Giants”
  1. mikeeg says: Jan 18, 2012 2:25 PM

    Giants fans excuses in 3…2…1..

  2. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 18, 2012 2:28 PM

    SMH.

  3. thatobnoxiousguy says: Jan 18, 2012 2:29 PM

    Dont worry. Eli will be ready to pick apart the 49ers overrated defense.

    The real worry is will the Giants and their fans survive a visit amongst the least classiest and most ghetto acting fans in the country

  4. thatobnoxiousguy says: Jan 18, 2012 2:30 PM

    Will the National guard be available to help protect honest, and law abiding fans from the 49ers gangs(fans)?

  5. bigpara says: Jan 18, 2012 2:48 PM

    Smart man, Eli. He will be ready, never missed a game and he will definely won’t miss this one. He will be back at practice tomorrow.

  6. bigbluefan1 says: Jan 18, 2012 2:59 PM

    here is a fact for all you Giant and Eli haters

    Eli holds the streak for most starts of any active QB Prior to this year he was #2 behind payton and prior to that he was #3 behind farve and payton so he will be there come Sunday being the QB that only he can be

  7. zaggs says: Jan 18, 2012 3:03 PM

    “Bradshaw missed the first game against San Francisco, where the Giants only had 93 yards rushing on 29 attempts.”

    Pretty sure thats the same game San Fran only had 77 yards on 20 rushes. Yet they had all their running backs, so whats their excuse?

  8. jphoops says: Jan 18, 2012 3:10 PM

    Even if Eli is out, David Carr could still pick apart the overrated 9ers defense

  9. bleedgreen says: Jan 18, 2012 3:15 PM

    thatobnoxiousguy says:
    Jan 18, 2012 2:29 PM
    Dont worry. Eli will be ready to pick apart the 49ers overrated defense.
    ———————————

    Yes. Their overrated defense that forced 5 turnovers on the Saints.

    I’m not a 9ers fan, but the fact that they didn’t allow a rushing touchdown until week 16 and only allowed 3 all year speaks VOLUMES to the stoudtness of that D. If you couldn’t run on Green Bay effectively, or hell, you didn’t run effectively against my EAGLES with their terrible LB corps, how do you expect to run on the 9ers?

  10. savilo831 says: Jan 18, 2012 3:40 PM

    Get your facts straight! Frank Gore was taken out of that game in the second quart! You guys put 8 to 9 guys in the box to stop the run! Do that again and watch Alex smith eat you guys up! You have had a good run but sorry this is our year!! NINERS baby!!!!

  11. dabkg says: Jan 18, 2012 3:44 PM

    “Even if Eli is out, David Carr could still pick apart the overrated 9ers defense”

    David Carr couldn’t pick apart the practice squad without a red shirt on. He’s too busy ducking for cover when defenders threaten to rush him. Texans Fans can attest to this.

  12. mezter says: Jan 18, 2012 4:16 PM

    I’ve watched the 49ers defense in every one of their games this year. I promise you, they are definitely not overrated. The 49ers easily have the best defense in the entire league this year, and they are even at a historical level. They just get it done when its needed the most. Its not so much about numbers, but even if you look at stats you’ll see how good they are. Its more about how good they are in the moment, when the defense is called upon. You’ll see, just keep dismissing the Niners. Patrick Willis, Bowman, Aldon Smith, Justin Smith, Carlos Rogers, Dashon Goldson, Ahmad Brooks, Donte Whitner, Sopoaga, McDonald… etc… They’re coming to play.

  13. goawayeverybody says: Jan 18, 2012 4:31 PM

    The Giants will take this contest easily.

  14. goawayeverybody says: Jan 18, 2012 4:32 PM

    The Giants will take this contest easily. Mark my word.

  15. gpete1962 says: Jan 18, 2012 5:00 PM

    The 49’s won’t get the Ref’s to cheat Giants out of this playoff win like the giants got screwed in 2003 because all eye’s will be on the officials this week.

    When Eli’s up by 24 with 2min left a field goal won’t matter anyway !!

  16. cap1378 says: Jan 18, 2012 5:12 PM

    Anyone who thinks this is the same giants team that lost to SF in the reg season is CRAZY. Bradshaw was hurt all season and is just getting going now.

  17. uscatjerseyshore says: Jan 18, 2012 5:13 PM

    A couple of responses:

    First to @thatobnoxiousguy
    Giant fans are possible the most obnoxious arrogant fans on the face of the earth – bar none.

    Check the Giants win-loss record against their opponents records. Of the 9 regular season wins only one team (NE Patriots) had a record over .500. Additionally more than half of the Giant losses were to teams that had records of .500 or below. Undeniably and inexplicably both Green Bay and Atlanta came out and played flat during the playoffs. While a team only needs to beat the teams that are on their schedule I wouldn’t get too excited about a 9-7 team that happened to catch two playoff teams on off days.

    That said anything can happen. Let us not forget the 2003 NFC wildcard game where SF came from 8 points down in the fourth quarter to win 39-38 and SF got 2 fourth quarter TD’s in week 10 to tie and beat the Giants. In that game, while SF may have only had 77 yards (where Gore really didn’t play) the Giants only had 93. Regardless, its the end score that will count as will be the cast on Sunday night.

  18. zerocool62 says: Jan 18, 2012 5:45 PM

    to ghe guys bitching about my fellow Faithful at the Stick you guys need to realize this is a football game not your daughters High School volleyball game. go watch a chess match if you dont want to get yelled at.

  19. savilo831 says: Jan 18, 2012 6:31 PM

    This ain’t the same NINERS team either! You giant fans are pathetic! Desperately looking for reasons your team might have a chance!

  20. drewsylvania says: Jan 18, 2012 6:34 PM

    Eli’s a perfectly cromulent QB. But the Hall of Fame talk is completely laughable.

  21. drewsylvania says: Jan 18, 2012 7:33 PM

    Career QB rating of 82.1.

    Career completion % of 58.1%

    One SB win, for which he was largely not responsible (the defense was the main reason)

    Not a Hall of Famer.

  22. kingcarlbanks says: Jan 18, 2012 8:13 PM

    Its going to be a good game. I highly doubt it will be easy or a blowout for either team. It will be a hard hitting low scoring affair and anybody who believes one team is far better than the other needs there head examined. Giants 13 Sf 10. GO BIG BLUE!

  23. drewsylvania says: Jan 18, 2012 8:17 PM

    Only trolls downthumb without giving a real reason why.

  24. kingcarlbanks says: Jan 18, 2012 8:18 PM

    @uscatjerseyshore

    Giants fan are far from the most obnoxious. And coming to Metlife doesn’t require you to keep an emergency contact list and a will in your pocket.

  25. jphoops says: Jan 18, 2012 8:47 PM

    dabkg, stop hating and come up with your own comments loser.

  26. uscatjerseyshore says: Jan 18, 2012 9:26 PM

    @kingcarlbanks

    Not sure why anyone would want to take a will to a football game but the next of kin should know where to find it.

    I went to Metlife 2x this year. Saw the Eagles beat the Giants in week 11 and Redskins beat the Giants in week 15. Not sure I’d want to be wearing any other teams colors at those game as I personally would have felt at risk. That said, wearing another team’s logo is not be something I’d do at any football game. While I live in at NY metro area, there is a NY media bias and a pervasive NY is the center of the universe attitude that exists in the NY area. Unless you are from somewhere else, it is difficult to see. Based on opponent records the Giants had a relatively easy schedule this year and even so, the 9-7 record they had is indicative that they aren’t as good as either they or their fan base thinks they are.

    In the meantime a number of posts above have the notion that the 49er’s offense is overrated. If so, I need an explanation of how they got to 13-3. While I’m a Niner’s fan, I could only imagine what their potential would be offensively if they had Nicks and Cruz playing for them.

  27. kingcarlbanks says: Jan 18, 2012 11:20 PM

    @uscatjerseyshore

    Of the course the NY media is biased, its the New York media! You think San Fran or Green Bay media isn’t biased toward there own area? And as a Giants fan who has roadtripped to many a game I can say this with no bias. Metlife is tame. Tamer than the old Meadowlands and tamer still than most other stadiums I’ve visited. The crowds at Metlife aren’t the old snowball tossers of the early 90s anymore due to the cost of attendance. And to say Giants fans are the most arrogant obnoxious fans? Please. Talk to some Steelers, Eagle and Saint fans first.

  28. kingcarlbanks says: Jan 18, 2012 11:23 PM

    And btw. The Giants 9-7 and San Fran’s 13-3 don’t matter now. Playoff football is a whole new season.

  29. omen316 says: Jan 19, 2012 2:22 AM

    This game should be a classic. Regardless of what happened in the first game. But speaking about the first game, both teams were basically without their starting RBs. It literally came down to a batted ball at the end. Can’t believe people called Giants sched easy shared nine opponents with the niners. Niners face 5 eventual playoff contenders whereas the gmen only faced 4 all back to back with the exception of philly. Lots of giants haters. No hate for frisco here though. hope to see a great game. Rain should make it interesting. Eli is Elite! Whether he’s H.O.F. material or not has yet to be determined. Go Giants!!!!

  30. blu4l1fe says: Jan 20, 2012 2:56 PM

    uscatjerseyshore says:
    Jan 18, 2012 5:13 PM
    A couple of responses:

    First to @thatobnoxiousguy
    Giant fans are possible the most obnoxious arrogant fans on the face of the earth – bar none.

    Check the Giants win-loss record against their opponents records. Of the 9 regular season wins only one team (NE Patriots) had a record over .500. Additionally more than half of the Giant losses were to teams that had records of .500 or below. Undeniably and inexplicably both Green Bay and Atlanta came out and played flat during the playoffs. While a team only needs to beat the teams that are on their schedule I wouldn’t get too excited about a 9-7 team that happened to catch two playoff teams on off days.

    That said anything can happen. Let us not forget the 2003 NFC wildcard game where SF came from 8 points down in the fourth quarter to win 39-38 and SF got 2 fourth quarter TD’s in week 10 to tie and beat the Giants. In that game, while SF may have only had 77 yards (where Gore really didn’t play) the Giants only had 93. Regardless, its the end score that will count as will be the cast on Sunday night.

    —————————————-

    I like this comment but I should have gone straight to the last sentence because the whole comment is just an elaborate intro.

    I don’t agree with rudeness and obnoxiousness, especially when it comes to sports and sports fans. With that being said, your generalization has to be one of the most unfounded comment I have ever read. Let me try and break it slowly so you may understand. Saying what you just said, Giants fans have to be the most 0bnoxious, arrogant fans on the face of the earth, is kind of like me saying, 9ers fans have to be the sorriest bunch of losers that has walked the planet. Dude, do you even realize how your comment did not make sense before you submitted it? I agree, there are some rude, arrogant fans out there, but, and this, I will tell you, is the TRUTH, they all exist for any fan base. Got it? All teams, no matter what sports have all kinds of fans. You expect everyone to believe 9ers fans are all angels? I don’t even want to get into something I read on the crime blog about someone getting physically hurt after the Saints-9ers game. And don’t try to make excuses.

    I don’t have anything against any fans from any teams. I actually like this forum where people like to talk crap. But as much as I am rooting for the Giants and against the 9ers, as I have rooted against the Falcons and Packers, I cannot make a stupid generalization about a specific group of people as easy as you can.

    REALLY dude? Wow, I would not call you arrogant but I think uneducated is more appropriate. Check what you write before you submit it to make sure you actually have a case or whatever it is you just wrote makes some kind of sense.

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