Close Article Return to stream X
NFL

New York Giants: Week 16 Injury Report is a Long List of Important Names

+Read full article

Jim O’Connor-USA TODAY Sports

When the New York Giants take on the Baltimore Ravens in one of the most important games of the season, they could be without a long list of their most important players. The only problem is we may not know about them until game-time.

Prince Amukamara, who missed the latter part of the New Orleans Saints game and the Atlanta Falcons game with a bum hamstring, practiced this week and is listed as probable. His return will be a big boost to the defense; rookie corner Jayron Hosley has talent but was burned a couple of times against the Falcons. Amukamara has emerged as the Giants’ best corner this season.

Also listed as probable are wide receivers Hakeem Nicks and Reuben Randle. This is an upgrade from Nicks over his recent listings, which were all questionable (when he played). If he’s healthy, the Giants are a different offense and should be able to exploit a banged up Ravens secondary.

The troubling news is in all the players listed as questionable. Those include David Baas, Chris Snee, Ahmad Bradshaw, Justin Tuck, Kenny Phillips, Travis Beckum and Tyler Sash.

While everyone on this list except Tuck practiced on Friday, their status still remains in question. The Giants clearly missed Amukamara and Phillips against the Falcons. They were beaten on several deep balls and played atrocious defensively for most of the game.

Tuck has been a shell of himself this season and it could be because he’s played most of the season with nagging injuries. That said, I can’t continue to make excuses for him and I’m not really sure how much the Giants will miss him if he doesn’t play. He’s certainly an important part of the defense and its captain, but from a production stand point his presence has not been felt.

Though I’m not taking the offense off the hook, who were shut out for the first time in the Tom Coughlin era last week. Nicks has not been himself lately, which has allowed teams to key in on Victor Cruz and take away the Giants’ best option. When the Giants are one-dimensional it typically spells disaster.

This weekend is about as must-win of a game as it gets. Whoever can play Sunday should, and I expect that to be the mindset going in.

Jeff is an NFL Featured Columnist for RantSports.com. Like Jeff’s Facebook Page here. Follow him on Twitter @Jeff_Shull

Your Favorites
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NFL Videos

Peyton Manning, Jimmy Fallon Talk To Cardboard Cutout Of Eli

Peyton Manning's appearance on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' was nothing short of epic. Not only did Manning play 'Egg Russian Roulette' with Magic Johnson, but he and Fallon also had an amazing conversation with a cardboard cutout of his brother, Eli.

Comment 0 Comments
 
 
Close Article Return to stream X
NFL Videos

Eli Manning Has Interesting Reaction To Broncos' Super Bowl Win

Eli Manning was captured on video making an interesting face when the Denver Broncos cemented their Super Bowl 50 win. The Internet firmly believes Eli is upset that Peyton now has two rings just like he does, but this is simply an overreaction. Eli was clearly nervous throughout the game, and his odd facial expressions are more indicative of a sign of relief than anything else.

Comment 0 Comments