by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (12/2/13) Giants linebacker Jon Beason made 17 tackles, 13 solo, in the Week 13 win in Washington. It was his first game with double-digit tackles since Oct. 10 at Chicago, when he had 12 stops.
Beason visits the Chargers in Week 14.
Justin Tuck in elite company
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (12/2/13) Giants defensive end Justin Tuck racked up four sacks in the Week 13 win in Washington after entering the game with 2 1/2 sacks this season. Tuck joined Lawrence Taylor (twice), Pepper Johnson, Michael Strahan and Osi Umenyiora as Giants with four or more sacks in a game.
The four sacks matched Tuck's 2012 total. He finished with five tackles and six quarterback hits. All of his sacks came in the second half.
Giants not ready to shut down Jason Pierre-Paul
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (12/2/13) Giants coach Tom Coughlin said Monday he doesn't think the team is at the point where it needs to consider shutting down defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul for the rest of the season. Pierre-Paul missed his first game due to a shoulder injury Week 13 at Washington.
Giants sack Robert Griffin III five times in second half
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (12/2/13) The Giants turned the heat up after falling behind the Redskins. They sacked Robert Griffin III five times in the second half of their 24-17 victory.
Defensive end Justin Tuck registered four sacks, matching his total for all of last season. Tuck, who did a lot of his damage lining up inside, hit Griffin six times. Defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins had the other sack. Safety Will Hill made the play of the game when he ripped the ball away from receiver Pierre Garcon on Washington's final drive.
The Giants DST held Washington to 5 of 16 on third down and limited Alfred Morris to 26 yards on 11 carries. New York visits San Diego in Week 14.
Terrell Thomas suits up
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com (12/1/13) Giants cornerback Terrell Thomas, who was probable with a knee injury, is active for the game at Washington. Thomas has played in every game and has 47 tackles, a sack, an interception and a forced fumble.
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The Giants DST will have to replace plenty of talent as Osi Umenyiora, Michael Boley and Chase Blackburn will play for new teams this season. But based on who's left, the Giants are pretty good. Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Tuck and Mathias Kiwanuka will handle the pass rush, and Antrelle Rolle will lead the secondary. The Giants should be considered a low-end starting DST option, and hopefully they can rebound from a poor 2012 season when they had just 21 interceptions, 33 sacks and 14 fumble recoveries. Plan on drafting the Giants DST with a late-round pick in all leagues. (Updated 4/26/13)