For the third straight week, the Giants are playing an opponent who faces a must-win situation to either remain in playoff contention or while attempting to enhance its postseason seeding.
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.
The offensive line has stabilized. The running game is finally making strides, and Manning and his receivers are using quick, short passes to take what defenses offer instead of forcing plays over the top.
It’s now up to Peyton Hillis to handle a large workload at running back for the 1-6 Giants.
“He was pretty much a regular last night,” Tom Coughlin said Tuesday. “He was a very welcome addition. He went onto the field and fit right in. It was very encouraging.”
The winless Giants have had about a million things go wrong for them this season, including an inability to keep anyone healthy in their backfield.
The New York Giants have a pretty good hunch what to expect from Minnesota with newcomer Josh Freeman taking over at quarterback for the struggling Vikings.
Tom Coughlin doesn’t have many options at halfback for the winless New York Giants. The choice now is rookie Michael Cox, and that’s it. Yes, Michael Cox.
Former Jets fullback John Conner will be back at MetLife Stadium this season as a member of the New York Giants.
The Jets waived John Conner on Wednesday, reaching an injury settlement with the 25-year-old fullback. The fifth-round pick of the Jets in the 2010 NFL Draft has been dealing with an MCL sprain and a hamstring injury this season.
Jets tight end Dustin Keller, wide receiver Stephen Hill, nose tackle Sione Po’uha and fullback John Conner are all doubtful.
The New York Jets are lean, and not in a good way. Excluding Santonio Holmes, who was placed on injured reserve following Week 4 with a Lisfranc injury to his left foot, the Jets have 19 players on their injured list — the most in the NFL.
Darrelle Revis said he was in “a fog” after he suffered a minor concussion, but has gotten progressively better since. “We’ll see how that progresses,” said Rex Ryan.
Darrelle Revis’ status is uncertain for the Jets’ meeting with the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
It’s hard to use the word impressive in most any talk about the Jets’ preseason offense. But there is one exception: right tackle.