Mathias Kiwanuka is going back to being a defensive end for the New York Giants — and as a starter. Kiwanuka was thrust into the role earlier this week when Jason Pierre-Paul had surgery to repair a herniated disc in his lower back.
Heading into the NFL Draft on Thursday, look for the Giants to fill many holes on defense in the seven rounds. That doesn’t mean, of course, that general manager Jerry Reese will use the 19th pick overall to take a defensive player.
It’s not totally out of the question that the Giants will get the help they need. But first, Big Blue will need to take care of their own business.
A year after carrying the Giants to their second Super Bowl title in five seasons, New York’s defense is one of the major reasons the team is on the verge of missing the playoffs.
The return of Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks to practice on Thursday after missing the previous day with a sprained left knee could only bode well for his on-field rapport with quarterback Eli Manning.
The Saints’ four-headed rushing attack could cause problems for the Giants on Sunday.
Coach Tom Coughlin and his players have experienced the phenom known as RGIII — and they escaped in Week 7, winning 27-23. But the Washington Redskins no longer have that element of surprise on their side.
Phillips practiced on a limited basis Friday for the Monday night game against Washington and expects to play.
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 Giants are going to have to be at their best down the stretch if they are going to defend their title.
“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.”
The Giants have to do a better job of defending the pass, or they will have a much more difficult time in the second half of the regular season than they did in the first.
The Giants must put the pressure on Romo and keep mistakes to a minimum if they’re to beat the Cowboys on Sunday.
The performance was so dominant Sunday that Candlestick Park was filled with a chant of “Let’s go Giants!” with nearly 4 minutes to play.
The Giants undoubtedly have a high-powered offense, but their defense must prove they can hold.