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New York Giants news, 10/7: Andre Williams ready to carry the load

New York Giants headlines for Tuesday, 10/7.

Andre Williams
Andre Williams
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Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here are your Tuesday morning headlines.

Andre Williams Ready To Carry Running Load

Rookie running back Andre Williams will step into a leading role Sunday with Rashad Jennings likely sidelined for a while with an MCL sprain. A reporter asked Williams on Monday if he could handle 40 carries against the Eagles.

"If it's that type of game, I'm down for it," Williams said.

The 5-foot-11, 230-pound Williams is a bruising back used to carrying a heavy load. He averaged more than 27 carries per game for Boston College a season ago.

"I've had a couple games with success now," said Williams, who carried 20 times for 65 yards against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. "The guys are rallying behind me, the O-line is making me feel comfortable. We're just getting better and gelling better as a group, so I'm confident going into next week."

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"Last year is last year. I don't feel like there was much to really battle with last year in our division. I felt like it was a weak division last year. I feel like this year it's definitely up and rising. We didn't get a lot of credit in the preseason in our division, but I think now the tables are starting to turn a little bit. Dallas is playing good, Philly is playing good right now. I think we're rising and we're stepping up to the challenges and we're playing some good football right now."

Brandon Boykin responds to Antrel Rolle saying Eagles aren't the team to beat in NFC East |
"We'll find out on Sunday," Boykin said. "That's all I have to say about that."

"Everybody hates the Cowboys and that's kind of like the old thing, but the Giants are our rivals," linebacker Trent Cole said. "That's close to home and we have to stake our claim to our ground. I truly think the Giants are our biggest rivals."

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