Hakeem Nicks missed practice time, but will start against the Saints.
The Saints’ four-headed rushing attack could cause problems for the Giants on Sunday.
Victor Cruz is targeting team and personal success as his potential continues to rise.
Eli Manning threw for 249 yards, tossed three touchdowns and — most importantly — didn’t throw an interception.
No one was more pleased with the Giants than Adam Merchant. The 15-year-old fan from Barre, Vt., attended Friday’s practice and Sunday’s game, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Their 38-10 win on Sunday night repositioned the Giants statistically and mentally, giving them a two-game lead over Dallas and Washington and putting about a million miles of separation between them morale-wise.
Manning threw for three touchdowns, giving him 200 for his career, and the New York Giants sacked Aaron Rodgers five times Sunday night in a 38-10 rout.
Time to get back to business. Giants coach Tom Coughlin and his players have been through their bye week and won’t have any respite for the rest of the season.
The key may be wide receiver Hakeem Nicks and what he does for the Giants against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night.
The Giants returned to practice with a point to prove after their bye week.
“You don’t worry about it,” Rolle said of Green’s comments. “I’m a deep safety. I’m going to play my responsibility, and if I get a chance I’m coming across. He’s a great receiver, though. You can’t take anything from A.J. Green.”
Eli Manning and the Giants can talk about lack of execution, poor decisions and bad plays all they want. What’s missing is obvious.
“Teams have been sitting back in that Cover 2,” Cruz said, “so we’ve just got to take our time and find different ways to beat the opposition.”
You can parse the particulars, from the Giants’ 182 total yards to their wretched special teams. But strip the stats and you’ll see that the Steelers just wanted to win more.
The NFL presents the Giants with a chance to play 16 games. Losing a tough game at home in the first week of November is just one loss, and there is time to get better.