Giants defend Eli Manning against “Most Overrated’ haters

Eli Manning has heard it all before. Or thought he had.Asked by the Post for his reaction to an ESPN NFL Nation poll of 155 players citing him as the Most Overrated Quarterback in the NFL, Manning smiled and said: “It’s a great honor.”What he truthfully regards as a great

Giants owner gives McAdoo a vote of confidence

Take a deep breath, Ben McAdoo. Your team is on the board, and co-owner Steve Tisch has your back.Speaking at the NFL owners meeting in Battery Park City on Tuesday, Tisch praised the Giants coach’s handling of his team this past week, when they got their first win of the

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie’s Giants exile is over

The Giants finally got their first victory of the season, and now they have their veteran cornerback in the fold, as Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie’s suspension has been lifted by head coach Ben McAdoo.Rodgers-Cromartie, hit with an indefinite suspension for a violation of team rules, was reinstated off the reserve/suspended list. To

A Giants win streak? It will require a different formula

The word of the week around the Giants is going to be “stack.’’As in, “We got our first win, now it’s time to stack ’em.’’The Giants’ ability to stack victories might be akin to telling someone who just won the lottery, “Yeah, nice job, let’s see you do it again.’’

Giants pick up Chargers scraps with Romeo Okwara done for year

It was only nine days ago that Nigel Harris played for the Chargers against the Giants, making two tackles on kickoff coverage in the fourth quarter. On Tuesday, the Giants were awarded Harris off waivers from the Chargers, who released him Monday.A spot opened up on the Giants’ roster when

The NFL hierarchy is changing, and the Eagles are coming

Week 6 provided the most volatility in The Post’s Power Rankings we’ve seen to date this season.The Eagles continue to fly, in control of the NFC East at 5-1. The Packers lost Aaron Rodgers for the season to a broken collarbone, leaving the Vikings in control of the NFC North.

Giants must show a lot more if Ben McAdoo wants to keep job

A Band-Aid.That’s what the Giants applied to their bloody 2017 season Sunday night in Denver in the form of their resounding and complete 23-10 victory over the Broncos.It, too, is what coach Ben McAdoo applied to his own tenuous job status.Band-Aids don’t stop the bleeding. They serve as a temporary

Jason Pierre-Paul dedicates sack dance to cancer-stricken fan

He’s the good-luck charm the Giants needed.During Big Blue’s Sunday-night 23-10 victory over the Denver Broncos, Jason Pierre-Paul busted out a heartwarming sack dance inspired by his new friend Hayden — a 7-year-old superfan with cancer.On Friday, Hayden toured the Giants’ training facility through the Garden of Dreams Foundation —

The next Ben McAdoo-Rodgers-Cromartie sitdown is coming

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie will be in the Giants’ facility on Tuesday and, if all goes well during his meeting with Ben McAdoo, he could be reinstated to the team in time to practice this week and play Sunday against the Seahawks.Rodgers-Cromartie did not make the trip to Denver for the 23-10

Ben McAdoo likes how this play-call experiment is going

The feel was different, and Ben McAdoo liked it.So, he will continue to try to evolve as a head coach, working a game on the sideline with his head up, looking out onto the field or into the eyes of his players, rather than fixating on his play-chart, head and

Eli Manning is hearing the trade rumors

Hmm, let’s see. The Giants were winless and the Jaguars were winning despite Blake Bortles. Eli to the Jaguars?The Giants are in last place and the Packers just lost Aaron Rodgers to a shoulder injury. Eli to the Packers?This is Manning’s 14th season with the Giants and never before has

In a flash, Orleans Darkwa became the talk of the Giants

DENVER — The most difficult question to answer in the aftermath of the Giants’ 23-10 upset victory over the Broncos on Sunday night was: Which Orleans Darkwa run was the most critical?Was it the 47-yard burst that gave the Giants a first down at the Denver 13-yard line early in

Giants unveil drastic play-calling switch

DENVER — The Giants unveiled a big change Sunday night, as offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan took over the play-calling duties from head coach Ben McAdoo against the Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.McAdoo has been under fire for the way this season has gone down the tubes, and

Al Michaels’ joke compares Giants’ week with Harvey Weinstein’s

The Giants have been so bad, even the jokes are cringeworthy.NBC’s iconic broadcaster Al Michaels pulled out a whopper of a truly terrible joke Sunday, as the Giants visited the Broncos, suggesting a struggling football team has had it worse recently than a person outed for an alleged pattern of

Giants uncork shocking beatdown for emphatic 1st win

DENVER — The Giants got a Rocky Mountain High the natural way Sunday night, by earning a victory that was so unexpected that there was some doubt whether they would even bother to make the trip and actually show up.Oh, they showed up.After five weeks and five games of abject

Giants report card: We have a real defense spotting

Grades from the Giants’ 23-10 win over the Broncos on Sunday:The Giants as a ground-and-pound (148 rushing yards) operation? Hard to believe, right? This was an Orleans Darkwa (21 carries, 117 yards) production, with Eli Manning (11-of-19, 128 yards, 1 TD) playing a supporting role. Only real target was rookie

Here come the Giants’ Ereck Flowers alarms

DENVER — Anyone paying attention to what has gone down with Ereck Flowers this season and most of his disappointing stay with the Giants believed Flowers had no chance to prevent Von Miller from wrecking Sunday night’s game against the Broncos.Anyone following along cringed at the thought of Flowers, lord

Brandon Marshall swears his career isn’t over yet

Brandon Marshall says he’s not going anywhere.The Giants wide receiver, who announced his season-ending surgery on Instagram last week, told ESPN this weekend he does not intend to retire after this latest setback.“I’m a competitor, and I don’t want to go out like that,” the 33-year-old Marshall told ESPN. “I’m

Meet the Giants’ new ‘elder statesman’ receiver

DENVER — There are promotions, and then there is what transpired this week with Roger Lewis.“Yeah, that’s something else,’’ offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan said. “He goes from being the fourth or fifth guy, young guy. Now he is the elder statesman.’’Yes, it has come to this for the Giants. Lewis,

Are we witnessing long, sad end of Eli Manning’s Giants career?

The signs are beginning to look as large and prominent as the billboards that line the Jersey Turnpike from Exit 16W all the way down to Delaware.They’re pointing toward Eli Manning taking a similar exit to the one his older brother, Peyton, took five years ago out of Indianapolis, after

The Eagles are soaring while other NFC East contenders drop like flies

It’s been a dark stretch of time for the NFC East. Everywhere except in Philadelphia, of course.First, the Giants have staggered through the first five weeks without a win. Then, this week the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals vacated the injunction that had allowed star Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott

Odell and the receivers not the only Giants in a world of hurt

As if things weren’t bad enough already.After losing weapons Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle), Brandon Marshall (ankle), and Dwayne Harris (foot) for the season, the 0-5 Giants head into Denver with even more injury woes.Linebacker Jonathan Casillas (neck), defensive ends Romeo Okwara (knee) and Olivier Vernon (ankle), running back Paul Perkins

What Giants can learn from the Jets who quit pitying themselves

There are parallels. Those who went through it see it.The timing and circumstances are not exactly the same, but they’re pretty darn close: What the 1999 Jets went through is similar to what the 2017 Giants are currently experiencing.The elements the two teams share include heightened expectations coming off a

Giants’ identity crisis under Ben McAdoo reaching critical mass

The Giants have seldom been equated with dysfunction and open rebellion. Sure, they’ve endured their cast of challenging characters — from Lawrence Taylor to Jeremy Shockey to Odell Beckham Jr. But the Giants’ brand, especially since the late 1980s, has been about tradition and professionalism.It’s the brand Wellington Mara left

Giants coach “wouldn’t call’ not starting Eli Apple a benching

If it looks like a benching and sounds like a benching, is it a benching?No, according to Steve Spagnuolo.Cornerback Eli Apple was pulled from the starting lineup against the Chargers and remained on the sideline for the first three defensive series. He was replaced in the lineup by Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie,

“Just a tough situation’: Broncos star sad he won’t face Odell

Von Miller is good friends with Odell Beckham Jr., which is one reason why the Broncos star linebacker was especially looking forward to his game Sunday against the Giants in Denver.“We had this game circled a long time ago,’’ Miller said Wednesday on a conference call. “This was a game

This is what it looks like before a football team implodes

This is always the way these things start. The leak is small at first, like a pinhole, and the water seeps slowly through the fissure.But you know what happens when the small leak isn’t fixed? It gets bigger, and the water no longer is merely dripping, it’s eventually gushing.The question

Rodgers-Cromartie suspended after blowup with McAdoo

A losing season on the field for the Giants has come off the rails off the field.Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, a valuable cornerback and elder statesman respected in the locker room, has been suspended by the team, head coach Ben McAdoo said Wednesday after practice.McAdoo said Rodgers-Cromartie was at the team facility

“Making of a legend’: Drake visits Odell Beckham in hospital

At least Odell Beckham Jr. can count on serial bandwagoner Drake in times of need.After undergoing surgery Monday night on his fractured left ankle, the Giants wide receiver enjoyed a visit from his famous friend.“Had to come visit bro … bounce back like 13 @obj (my 13 is backwards but

Giants recording a winless season looking like a possibility

How low can they go?How much farther out of control can this season of such promise spiral for the 0-5 Giants?These are the sobering questions the Giants face as they try — without the help of Odell Beckham Jr., the heartbeat of their offense who’s out for the year with