With all the injuries the New York Giants have suffered at wide receiver and running back, there will be plenty of pressure Sunday on the remaining players the Giants have. There will also be pressure on offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride, who knows he will be limited in some of the plays he will be able to call.
"You're going to have to be intelligent about what you ask guys to do who haven't been around," Gilbride said. "We'll try to ask them things that they're both a) physically able to do and then b) intellectually can pick up, but I think we'll have enough variety and enough diversity that we'll have a chance to move the ball the way we're going to have to.
"It's not the way you'd draw it up or plan it. Unfortunately we were playing at about as high a level as you could play and then all of the sudden you lose as many guys as we've lost, but it's the hand that we've been dealt. The key is now, regardless of how you have to do it, some how, some way you've got to manufacture enough yardage, enough offense, enough points that you give yourself and your team a chance to win."
Defensive coordinator Perry Fewell said he does not want his unit to feel extra pressure because of the injuries to the offense.
"We're just going into it with an approach that we've got to play solid football. We've got to play better than we did a week ago and better than we did two weeks ago and we've just got to play at the top of our game," Fewell said. "We should be getting better - this is November and December and so we should be getting better."
Giants' Brandon Jacobs fined $20,000 for yelling at Eagles fans last weekend | NJ.com
The Giants’ running back was fined $20,000 because of a pregame incident in which he had an exchange with fans at Philadelphia’s Lincoln Financial Field. The NFL termed the violation "unsportsmanlike conduct toward fans."
In an e-mail today, NFC information manager Randall Liu wrote that "Jacobs was observed by an NFL security representative making obscene gestures and yelling obscenities toward fans in the stands."
Jacobs was also fined earlier in the season for throwing his helmet into the stands against Indianapolis.
Tuck says defense needs to carry Giants - NYPOST.com
"The offense is hurting, literally, we got a lot of guys who are banged up and we need to get 'em back. We do have to turn it up a notch, we realize that, and that's what we're going to try to do."
Eli Manning Appreciates Being Able to Call Peyton After Tough Games - Sports Radio Interviews
"It’s definitely great to have a brother, who plays the same situation, has dealt with some of the same things you’re dealing with and both of us, this week, coming off tough losses … it’s good to have someone to talk to and get stuff off your chest."
How many interceptions will Eli throw?
The Giants have turned the ball over so often in recent weeks that the folks at Bodog.com are now putting out an over/under line on how many interceptions Eli Manning will throw this week against Jacksonville. The line? It's 0.5.