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New York Giants new for Wednesday morning.

A report indicated that Mark Herzlich will start Sunday in place of the injured Chase Blackburn.
A report indicated that Mark Herzlich will start Sunday in place of the injured Chase Blackburn.
Jim Rogash

Good morning, New York Giants' fans. Here is your Wednesday morning notebook.

Report: Mark Herzlich to start for Giants | ProFootballTalk
The feel-good story of a season ago is back for another showing. According to Mike Garafolo of the USA Today, New York Giants linebacker and cancer survivor Mark Herzlich will get the start at middle linebacker against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.

Steelers Injury Report: Troy Polamalu, Marcus Gilbert ruled out of Week 9 at New York Giants - Behind the Steel Curtain
Troy Polamalu and Marcus Gilbert have already been ruled out, and Ryan Clark (concussion), LaMarr Woodley (hamstring) and Jonathan Dwyer (quad) will be evaluated as practice continues this week.

NY Giants have won Super Bowls sneaking up on teams, not dominating from beginning to end - NY Daily News
This is probably a good time to remind Giant fans, and over-enthusiastic analysts everywhere, that the fortunes of pro football teams can change in the blink of a hurried third-down pass or an ill-timed firearms discharge. The Giants are not sure things for New Orleans, or even probable things.

Breaking Down Dez Bryant's Overturned Touchdown - NYTimes.com
Of all the amazing and improbable plays in a 29-24 loss to the Giants, it was an incompletion to wide receiver Dez Bryant that was perhaps most symbolic of Dallas's day.

Superstorm Sandy does not damage MetLife Stadium - NFL.com
Superstorm Sandy has disrupted plenty over the last 24 hours. It won't stop the New York Giants from hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, the NFL told the New York Daily News.

Victor Cruz of New York Giants says structure agreed on for extension - ESPN New York
Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz said Tuesday that a structure is in place for a contract extension.

Tom Coughlin confronting N.Y. Giants' red-zone issues - NFL.com

Good luck poking holes in the 6-2 New York Giants, but coach Tom Coughlin isn't pleased with his team's tendency to fizzle out in the red zone.