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.
JPP has gone from All-Pro to all frowns. Why? The sacks aren’t coming. “I’m not having that fun I’m used to,” he said Thursday.
“I don’t think there’s any question about it,” Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell said when asked if Antrelle Rolle would play.
The Eli Manning-Cam Newton matchup is intriguing, especially with both defenses only having three days to prepare.
Andre Brown’s ability to create something of a power running game on Sunday opened up the passing game for Eli Manning to have a 500-yard day. He needs to do it again on Thursday.
“We’ll come back on Monday, pick up the intensity, make sure our preparation is perfect and make sure we play better football next week,” Manning said.
Ready or not, the Giants’ quest to defend their Super Bowl championship starts tonight with the NFL’s season opener against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium. Here are the key matchups to watch.
Coach Tom Coughlin said the other day that he slipped on the grass and nobody noticed. Well, maybe that’s because his players are having a hard time keeping their feet on the field.