New York Giants' news, 10/20: Injuries continue to haunt Giants

It's been this kind of year for Jason Pierre-Paul. - Jamie Squire

New York Giants' headlines for Sunday 10/20.

Running back Brandon Jacobs (hamstring) and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (illness) are both questionable for the New York Giants on Monday night when they face the Minnesota Vikings.

If Jacobs can't go that might mean a big role for newly-acquired Peyton Hillis.. Rookie Michael Cox, yet to carry the ball during the regular season, is the only other healthy running back. Head coach Tom Coughglin has insisted that Pierre-Paul should be ready by Monday. Either way, perhaps rookie third-round pick Damontre Moore will play a bigger role on defense. The struggling pass rush needs help from somewhere and maybe Moore can provide a little of what defensive coordinator Perry Fewell seeks.

We learned more about the Vikings this week in our regular 'Five Questions' segment with Daily Norseman head honcho Chris Gates. My answers to his questions can be found here.

Sam offered some thoughts Saturday on what to watch Monday night. I did the same for Yahoo Sports.

Around The Inter-Google

Eli Manning's present and future rests with the NY Giants - NY Daily News

So no change of future plans is needed, not when Manning is 32 years old in an era when top quarterbacks have shown they can play at a high level until they approach 40. In fact it’s much more likely that Manning — with two years left on the $106.9 million contract he signed in 2009 — will get a contract extension this offseason, to help the Giants with their salary cap problems and to guarantee he remains a Giant for life.

At some point the Giants know they will have to think about a Manning heir apparent, but that moment may still be three, four or even five years away.

NFL Was Hoping Vikings Vs. Giants Would Be Major Draw On Monday Night " CBS New York
The script didn't go according to plan for the nationally televised game at MetLife Stadium.

David Wilson's spinal doctor explains stenosis, heightened awareness of neck issues |
Dr. Robert Watkins, the same doctor who advised Peyton Manning and Jason Pierre-Paul among many others, joins The Star-Ledger for a Q and A on a growing issue inside the NFL.

Giants' Mathias Kiwanuka and David Baas can relate to David Wilson's neck pain |
Speaking about the neck injury that nearly ended his career has provided that kind of perspective for Mathias Kiwanuka.

Giants' eyes on Adrian Peterson -
Big Blue defenders have great respect for Vikings running back.

New York Giants' pass rush has dried up in winless season  |
Team is lacking big-play pass rusher.

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