Rashad Jennings’ efforts to motivate his teammates Sunday worked wonders, especially for him. Now, the object is keeping the team together week after week.
Maybe the Giants could have used more preseason reps. Then again, maybe those would not have been enough, either, given the poor matchup against the Lions.
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has endured a season that he would like to forget, and the former All-Pro defensive end will miss his third straight contest with an injured shoulder this week. The G-men also placed veteran running back Brandon Jacobs on injured reserve on Wednesday, ending his season. The visiting Seattle Seahawks will be missing starting linebacker K.J. Wright as they seek to cement the top seed in the NFC playoffs.
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.
The Giants’ defensive line, like much of the rest of the 5-7 squad, has grown old and injured in the blink of an eye, and there appears little help in sight.
“Yes, I would love to be a New York Giant. But we’re gonna sit down and talk about it at the end of the year, and approach it just like the Giants will — as a business.”
Good teams, playoff teams, do not continue to make enough mistakes to lose games. The Giants (4-7) have learned that the hard way this season.
Andre Brown set career highs with 30 carries and 115 yards while running for the go-ahead 1-yard TD late in the third quarter — and he wasn’t activated until this past week.
It certainly was not pretty, but at this point in the season, style points do not matter. The New York Giants played rope-a-dope with the Oakland Raiders, and running back Andre Brown delivered the knockout punch in New York’s 24-20 victory over the Silver and Black on Sunday in a windy MetLife Stadium.
It’s one thing to lose four straight games. It’s another thing to NOT HAVE WON a game. And it’s yet another thing when you consider that the Giants haven’t tasted any sort of victory since their preseason opener.
“It’s like a dream,” Jacobs said about his return to the Giants. “I don’t think it’s real. After that practice, I was sure I was back.”
Pass-rushing playmaker Jason Pierre-Paul is active for the Giants in their opener in Dallas.
Tom Coughlin announced that wide receiver Victor Cruz is probable for Sunday. Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is listed as questionable.
Star wide receiver Victor Cruz tested his foot in the workout, cutting hard on curl patterns, which forced him to dig his foot into the grass. There was no pain.
New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz has shed the protective boot he’s been sporting, and expects to play in the regular-season opener against the Dallas Cowboys Sept. 8.