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Victor Cruz Scores First Touchdown at MetLife, Giants Beat Texans

NFL via Getty Images(EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.) -- The New York Giants earned their first win of the season, defeating the Houston Texans 30-17 on Sunday.

The Giants took advantage of three Ryan Fitzpatrick interceptions and methodically moved the ball against the Texans all day.

Eli Manning returned to form, throwing for 234 yards and two touchdowns. 

Victor Cruz capitalized on the Texans defense, hauling in five passes, including a 61-yard reception and his first touchdown at MetLife Stadium, which gave the Giants a 7-0 lead in the second quarter.

Despite the stifling front seven of the Texans, led by J.J. Watt, Giants running back Rashad Jennings gashed Houston all day, running for 176 yards and a touchdown.

New York has a quick turnaround as they travel to face their division rival Washington Redskins on Thursday night.

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Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul Will Not Need Surgery 

Scott Cunningham/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has a long offseason ahead of him as far as rehabbing the shoulder that plagued him all last season, but wont need surgery.

Pierre-Paul told Conor Orr of the Newark Star-Ledger that he visited with Dr. James Andrews recently and that surgery will not be required on his shoulder.

Dr. Andrews expects to follow up with Pierre-Paul in roughly six weeks.  He said his back was 95 percent healthy and that he is back to lifting weights.  He also had surgery on his back in 2013 to repair a herniated disc.

The 2011 Pro-Bowler struggled this past season.  He had 27 total tackles and just two sacks for the Giants, who missed the postseason for the second straight year after winning Super Bowl XVLI

The Giants need the 25-year-old Pierre-Paul to return to dominance in 2014.  Fellow defensive lineman Justin Tuck is an unrestricted free agent, and his return to Big Blue is not guaranteed.

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Giants Win Fourth-Straight

Scott Boehm/Getty Images(EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J) -- The New York Giants are officially on a roll.

After losing their first six games of the season, the Giants won their fourth-straight beating the banged up Green Bay Packers Sunday 27-13.

In the fourth quarter with New York up 20-13, Giants defensive tackle Jason Pierre-Paul, who was questionable going into the game with a shoulder injury, intercepted Scott Tolzien's pass and took it 24 yards for the score.

"That was a huge play," Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said, "And it was exciting. And then when he ran in the end zone and the points clicked up on the board, you knew, in a game like this, that would be huge."

It was, as the Packers never advanced the ball past Giants' 34 after that.

Tolzien made his first career NFL start in place of the injured Aaron Rodgers. The third-year quarterback out of Wisconsin completed 24 of 34 passes for 339 yards, but threw three interceptions, including two in the fourth quarter for the Packers (5-5).

Victor Cruz had eight catches for 110 yards in the win.

"It’s great to get a W, especially at home where we want to protect ourselves and our home field," Cruz said. "I think we played a good game. Overall we played a really good game. I’m excited to get number four and on to the next one."

Which is next week at home against Dallas (5-5).

The win puts the Giants (4-6) a game-and-a-half behind Philadelphia (6-5) for first place in the NFC East.

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Jason Pierre-Paul is Working to Get Healthy

Larry French/Getty Images (EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.) --  As expected New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul was placed on the physically unable to perform list to start training camp, and he is unsure if he'll be healthy enough to play in the season opener against the Dallas Cowboys.

"I don't know, only time can tell," Pierre-Paul said about playing in Week 1. "It's all on me to recover."

The Giants want to take things slowly with their Pro-Bowl defensive end in order to make sure he will be completely healthy for the upcoming season.  Pierre-Paul told reporters that he is "75 percent healthy," after doing some light running on Friday.

Pierre-Paul , who is entering his fourth NFL season, underwent back surgery on June 4.  He has a history of back issues and says he first began experiencing the pain that led to his surgery two years ago.

"I am happy I did the surgery," he said. "Now there is nothing holding me back when I do get back."

Pierre-Paul was drafted by the Giants with the 15th overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft.  He racked up 66 tackles, 6.5 sacks, and one interception during the 2012 season.

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Tom Coughlin Has Health Concerns for Jason Pierre-Paul 

Larry French/Getty Images(EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.) -- New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul may have underwent successful back surgery this week, but head coach Tom Coughlin isn't exactly sure he will be ready for the season opener.

The estimated recovery time for Pierre-Paul is 12 weeks.  If all goes according to plan, he could be recovered a week before the Sept. 8 opener at Dallas.

"I don't know that," Coughlin said when asked if his gut feeling is that Pierre-Paul will be ready for the Cowboys. "I am hoping but I wouldn't say that. That's an aggressive position to take. If anybody can do it, it's him.

"But I would like to wait and see and listen to what the professionals are telling us. That is the key right now."

The surgery was performed in order to heal a herniated disk in Pierre-Paul's lower back.  Sources told ESPN that doctors believe he will be 100 percent healthy for the 2013 season opener.

Pierre-Paul was drafted by the Giants with the 15th overall pick in the 2010 NFL draft.  He racked up 66 tackles, 6.5 sacks, and one interception during the 2012 season.

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Jason Pierre-Paul has Successful Back Surgery

Scott Cunningham/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul had successful surgery to repair a herniated disk in his lower back, the team announced Tuesday.

Pierre-Paul is expected to need approximately 12 weeks of rehabilitation.

The 24-year-old Pierre-Paul has dealt with back injuries throughout his career, including all of last season.

"My back has been bothering me for a while, and even last season I played through some back issues," Pierre-Paul said in statement."The treatment I've been doing has helped manage the issue, but this procedure is going to get me fully healthy and there should be no more pain. I'm going to do everything the doctors tell me to do during my rehab so I can be back playing the game I love at a high level as quickly as possible."

Despite chronic back pain,  Pierre-Paul has played in every regular-season game of his three-year NFL career recording 182 tackles, 27.5 sacks and five forced fumbles.

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NFL Preview: Giants Return to Lambeau for Clash with Packers

JupiterImages/ BAY, Wis.) -- It will be a trip down memory lane for the New York Giants on Sunday when they take on the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field.

In 2007, the Giants beat Green Bay in the NFC Championship game and went on to beat the then-undefeated New England Patriots in the Super Bowl.

"There will be some reference to '07," said head coach Tom Coughlin.  "To be honest with you I want to make sure we understand that this is the 2011-12 New York Giants and that this team is trying to do something historical for this team."

The Packers will be without their offensive coordinator Joe Philbin, due to his 21-year-old son's passing earlier this week.

"Everybody is feeling it but professionally I've been very pleased with what we've been able to accomplish," said Packers head coach Mike McCarthy, in reference to playing without his offensive coordinator.

After the Giants beat the Falcons in the first round of the playoffs, defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul guaranteed that New York would win this Sunday. 

"We feel very confident about what we can do as a team," said Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings about Paul's guarantee.  "We're not so much concerned about them, we're concerned about making sure we execute and control what we control."

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