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Giants sign Josh Freeman

Eli Manning's hold on the Giants' starting quarterback position just got a little less secure. The Giants have agreed to a deal with former Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman to be Manning's backup, but given Manning's poor performance last season -- only 16 touchdowns against 27 interceptions -- and recent ankle surgery, this signing might be more than just insurance in case Manning goes down. Freeman has struggled in his career after a hot start, but if Manning starts this season off with a bushel of interceptions, he could find himself with an opportunity to restart his career.

  • Who should start at quarterback for the Giants?

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  • What chance do you give Josh Freeman of becoming the Giants' primary starting quarterback this season?

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  • Is Eli Manning still an elite quarterback?

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  • Which team will win the NFC East this season?

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Giants earn first win of season

After a quarter, it seemed like the New York Giants might be bound for yet another defeat in this difficult season. But then, well, it finally happened: New York won, 23-7 at the expense of the lowly Minnesota Vikings and debutant quarterback Josh Freeman. New Tom Coughlin's crew is 1-6. What's next for New York?

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  • How many games will the Giants (1-6) win this season?

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  • Will Tom Coughlin coach the Giants in 2014?

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  • Which is the NFL's most disappointing team so far?

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  • How much of an impact will Peyton Hillis have as Giants running back this season?

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  • How much does Monday night's performance (20-53, 190 yds, INT) affect your opinion of Josh Freeman?

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NFL Week 7 -- Vikings at Giants

The Super Bowl champs from two years ago! A playoff team from last season! And ... only one win between them in 2013? That's the situation facing the Minnesota Vikings and New York Giants, whose playoff hopes appear dead already. The questions, then: Is this the week the 0-6 Giants finally win? And what to make of the Minnesota quarterback situation?

Which team will win the Vikings-Giants game in New Jersey? (Mon., 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN/WatchESPN)

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  • Should the Giants trade WR Hakeem Nicks before the deadline?

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  • Is Eli Manning still an above-average NFL starting quarterback?

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  • Is Josh Freeman the answer at quarterback for the Vikings?

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  • Which team has the brighter future?

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  • Which team will win more games this season?

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  • Will Tom Coughlin coach the Giants in 2014?

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Vikings sign Josh Freeman

Josh Freeman's unemployment didn't last long -- less than a week after getting released by the Buccaneers, he's been signed by the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings have struggled at quarterback this season, with Matt Cassel starting in place of an injured Christian Ponder for the team's only win of the season. If Freeman recovers the form he showed early in his career, it could turn Minnesota's season around quickly; if not, he'll be another wrong answer to a question the Vikings have been asking for years.

  • What do you make of Josh Freeman signing with the Vikings?

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  • How many games will the Vikings (1-3) win this season?

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  • Which team will Josh Freeman be playing for next season?

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What do to at QB for the Browns?

The Browns got some bad news after their 37-24 win over the Buffalo Bills -- quarterback Brian Hoyer, who has looked solid so far this season, will miss the remainder of the season with a torn ACL. The news is disheartening for the Browns, who seemed to be playing with an energy they've lacked for quite some time, but the team did end up winning the game with Brandon Weeden playing the majority of snaps at quarterback. That being said, there's at least one other option out there for them right now, in the person of recently released Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman.

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  • Are the Browns legitimate contenders in the AFC?

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  • How many games will the Browns win this season?

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  • Which team will win the AFC North?

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  • Which is the bigger surprise?

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  • What is Brian Hoyer's NFL future if he makes a full recovery from his ACL injury?

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