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Coughlin Corner: Coach discusses the plan for Sunday night

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Giants coach Tom Coughlin talked about Sunday's preseason opener during his Friday meeting with the media.

The New York Giants open the preseason Sunday night in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game vs. the Buffalo Bill s(8 p.m. ET, NBC). So, Giants head coach Tom Coughlin, what are you expecting to get out of the game?

"Well, it's obvious that you don't play a game without wanting to win. But it's the overall picture of the organizational things, the substitutions, the penalties - holding them to a bare minimum; don't turn the ball over, don't make the game a sloppy game. Establish some of the things we'd like to do," Coughlin said on Friday. "For example, I'd like to be able to run the ball and be able to do that in the first game this weekend as well. I'm sure Buffalo wants the same thing. So we have those kinds of goals."

How much will the starters play?

"We'll see. A lot depends on how the final version from the medical people comes to us. Some areas or positions are a little bit stressed and others aren't, so we'll see how that goes. But we'll have a minimal number for the starters," Coughlin said. "Now there are many positions that we're trying to establish who that is. It's not a given. In that regard, maybe guys will be playing more."

What about the quarterbacks?

"We have three and all three are going to play. Eli will start and we'll go from there," said Coughlin.