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2 New York Giants
Michael Silver
September 04, 2006
For a big postseason drive, a consistently dominant defense and the development of Manning the Younger are paramount
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September 04, 2006

2 New York Giants

For a big postseason drive, a consistently dominant defense and the development of Manning the Younger are paramount

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Sure, this is Michael Strahan's 14th season. But I don't care how old he is. The guy is still great.

BREAKOUT PLAYER
Chris Snee
GUARD

When the Giants selected the 6'3" 317-pounder out of Boston College in the second round of the 2004 draft, there were whispers of nepotism because he was coach Tom Coughlin's future son-in-law. But when people talk about Snee now, it's as a future All-Pro. Since winning the starting job at right guard in his rookie training camp, he has made steady progress as a run blocker and a pass protector. "He's a powerful guy," Coughlin says, "with the ability to pull and run and get in front of the ballcarrier."

PROJECTED STARTING LINEUP
WITH 2005 STATISTICS

COACH
TOM COUGHLIN (85--75 in NFL), third season with New York

OFFENSE

PLAXICO BURRESS
POS WR
REC 76
YARDS 1,214
TD 7

TIKI BARBER
POS RB
RUSH 357
YARDS 1,860
TD 11

ELI MANNING
POS QB
ATT 557
COMP 294
PCT 52.8
YARDS 3,762
TD 24
INT 75.9
RATING 17

JIM FINN
POS FB
REC 13
YARDS 98
TD 0

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