Here are some late-afternoon New York Giants notes for you.
Tom Coughlin gave the run down on the team's walking wounded today. Linebacker Michael Boley did not practice due to a shoulder injury. Coughlin expects him to work tomorrow. Mario Manningham (hip), Chris Snee (hip), Shawn Andrews (back) and Shaun O'Hara (ankle) all practiced in a limited fashion. Sounds like the Giants are expecting O'Hara and Andrews to be available Sunday.
- The Giants released more details on Steve Smith's upcoming knee surgery. The report is filled with daunting medical words that will make me head to the dictionary, and I don't like it at all.
Michael Vick was on WIP radio in Philly this week, and talked about the Giants' defense.
"They generate a good pass rush. They’ve got a good defense. They played it differently than we thought they were going to play [last time]. Every game is not going to be a game we come out and just blow a team out. … They did some things out of the ordinary. They blitzed a little more than we thought. It was nothing that we couldn’t handle, they just did it and did it well."
- If you like charts and graphs and numbers and probabilities, you will love this look at the NFL playoff picture from SBNation.com. All those numbers just give me a headache -- which is why I went into writing and not math.