As the New York Football Giants head into the last quarter of their regular season, the team’s playoff hopes are hanging by a thread. Since the Giants are missing Jason Pierre-Paul again this week, New York will look toward the invigorated Justin Tuck to anchor the pass rush. Their opponent, the San Diego Chargers, are facing a couple of injuries that could affect their line-up.
Coach Tom Coughlin announced after practice Friday that backup running back Brandon Jacobs and cornerback Corey Webster also will miss the game.
Nicks was limited at practice on Friday and was listed as questionable for the game.
Rueben Randle has caught six touchdown passes in the last six games to take over the team lead. No other Giants receiver has caught a TD in that span.
A disappointing 2013 season came to a premature end for New York Giants halfback David Wilson yesterday. The second year player from Virginia Tech was placed on season-ending injured reserve by the G-men, who activated running back Andre Brown from the injured list as well. Meanwhile, the Oakland Raiders running back Darren McFadden sat out practice with a pulled hamstring and looks unlikely to play on Sunday.
It’s now up to Peyton Hillis to handle a large workload at running back for the 1-6 Giants.
The New York Giants (0-6) quest for their first victory of the regular season continues on Monday night, as the team plays host to the Minnesota Vikings (1-4) at the Meadowlands. New York has had a solid ten days off after their 27-21 defeat to the hands of the Chicago Bears, but the time off may not have helped their injury situation. The Vikings got run out of their own building on Sunday, losing 35-10 to the Carolina Panthers, and have designated recently signed quarterback Josh Freeman as their starter against the G-men.
Giants starting cornerbacker Corey Webster misses his third straight game with groin injury. He had been listed as doubtful.
The Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants are each desperate for a victory on Sunday, so any advantage can prove helpful. With that in mind, this week’s injury report hands a decided advantage to the Eagles, which shows only two players on it. Meanwhile, the New York Giants had eight players who did not practice, in addition to the pending trade of Jon Beason to work with heading into week five.
Coach Tom Coughlin has a battered group heading into Sunday’s game at MetLife Stadium, although he’s not going to offer any excuses. He knows what is at stake and so do his players.
The Kansas City Chiefs sport an unblemished (3-0) record, while the New York Giants are a winless (0-3). The Chiefs were able to put away Andy Reid’s former club, the Philadelphia Eagles 26-16 last Thursday night. The Giants suffered through a 38-0 embarrassment at the hands of the Carolina Panthers that left the team battered and bruised, especially on the offensive line.
The Giants downgraded Webster because of a hip injury. He will not make the trip to Charlotte, N.C.
Starting cornerback Corey Webster missed his second straight practice on Friday with a hip flexor, and his status for the game between the two winless teams on Sunday is doubtful.
Relatively speaking, the New York Football Giants head into Sunday’s contest with the Carolina Panthers healthy. Both teams are winless (0-2) to start the 2013 NFL season, and the loser of this game may have their playoff hopes fatally damaged.
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