We know at this point that coach Pat Shurmur is under fire after going 7-22in 29 games as Giants head coach. Ian Rapoport repored Sunday morning that Shurmur is “expected to finish the season” as Giants head coach but “nothing beyond that is guaranteed or secure” for Shurmur with his status “very much in doubt.”
Shurmur likely needs a couple of victories in the final three games to have any chance to return as head coach in 2020.
Eli Manning will start a second straight game on Sunday as Daniel Jones continues to rehab from his high ankle sprain. There is an assumption in many quarters that this will be Manning’s final start. A similar high ankle sprain cost Saquon Barkley 31/2 games, though, so there is no guarantee Jones will be deemed physically ready to play next week against the Washington Redskins.
It’s 0-0 after one quarter. Saquon Barkley at least gave us this:
Eli Manning to Golden Tate knots the score at 7-7. It’s a 51-yard score.
QB Daniel Jones (ankle)
TE Rhett Ellison (concussion)
TE Evan Engram (foot)
G Kevin Zeitler (ankle/wrist)
G Chad Slade
RB Wayne Gallman
There are only six inactives because the Giants enter the game with a 53-man roster after cutting cornerback Janoris Jenkins on Friday. They have not yet filled that roster spot. Third-year running back Wayne Gallman is also once again inactive in favor of Buck Allen.
What: New York Giants vs. Miami Dolphins
When: Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019
Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ.
Game time: 1 p.m. EST
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