How will The New York Giants approach Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins? The fact that Pro Bowl cornerback Janoris Jenkins, who missed the Week 16 games against the Philadelphia Eagles with a bruised back, is active, tells you the Giants won’t necessarily be resting on their playoff laurels this afternoon.
A surprising inactive for the Giants is starting right tackle Bobby Hart, who apparently has a forearm injury. Tight end Jerell Adams and cornerback Coty Sensabaugh (ankle) are also inactive. Rookie linebacker B.J. Goodson, who has apparently cleared the concussion protocol, will play.
By the way, do the Giants have anything to play for today? On the CBS Sports pre-game show, former NFL star Tony Gonzalez said he believes they do:
“Everybody's looking at the New York Giants right now. They don't have anything to play for, they're locked in. But I say no way. What they're playing for is called confidence, especially on the offensive side of the ball. You know the defense is playing well. But offensively, they're underachieving … They need to establish a rhythm, and to me, it's worth the risk of injury, otherwise you'd be one and done if you go to the playoffs if you're not humming”
S Nat Berhe
DE Jason Pierre-Paul
OT Bobby Hart
CB Coty Sensabaugh
TE Jerell Adams
RB George Winn
DE Ishaq Williams