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Tom Coughlin talks about Giants' 'six-game season'

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Andy Lyons

Apparently New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin reads Big Blue View. Coughlin sure sounded that way Monday when he sounded the theme for the Giants as they returned to work following their bye week.

"Six-game schedule. That’s it, six-game season. We’re excited about that," Coughlin said Monday. "Watched a lot of football yesterday, as you all did, I’m sure. Got excited, got upset, got excited, got all the emotions in play, but we’re excited to be back on the field and seeing all of our guys again. Hopefully they’re well rested and ready to go."

That is pretty much what we talked about earlier Monday.

"It’s certainly in our hands, in our own control. We have a one-game lead in the division. We play some very good football teams down the stretch here, but that’s what it is. It’s a stretch. We’re excited about that part of it. We look forward to it; one game at a time," Coughlin said.

Injury Notes

Coughlin said that linebacker Keith Rivers was in a car accident during the bye week. Rivers missed practice Monday to be evaluated. ... Jacquian Williams (knee) and Domenik Hixon (ankle) did not practice ... Kenny Phillips (knee) did practice, though Coughlin did not seem convinced Phillips would be ready to play Sunday against the Green Bay Packers. "He’s trying to get back to it. It’s probably good for him to be out there. We’ll see what he’s like tomorrow and Wednesday," Coughlin said.