Tonight is the third pre-season game and it's the "Battle for New York" as the Giants take on the Jets for bragging rights.
The Giants will have it a bit rough. While starters generally play into the third quarter in the third pre-season game, the team will be short at least 11 players including safety Antrel Rolle, wide receiver Victor Cruz and defensive end Damontre Moore.
Hopefully Eli and company will be able to overcome this and put this one in the win column! GO GIANTS!
Eli Manning went 8-for-17 with no touchdowns and an interception and was outplayed in the 20-12 loss by Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, who had two touchdown catches. Manning did not look sharp in the game and was getting knocked around when in the game for the Giants.
The team looked sloppy and made too many penalties and the offense didn't score a single point. You can't win games playing like this.
Not only did they lose the game they lost starting center David Baas for what could be up to 3-6 weeks after reportedly suffering a sprained MCL. With Baas' availability for week one now in question, the Giants may have to shuffle their offensive line, moving Kevin Boothe to center, David Diehl to left guard and Justin Pugh to right tackle.
Victor Cruz limped from the field early in the game with a reported bruised heel. Cruz is expected to undergo more tests to determine the severity of the injury and if there are any other problems. The best case scenario is that he misses only one week of action and the game against the Jets. It's possible though, that he could sit out the rest of the preseason.
On Friday, September 20, 2013 at 8 PM EST, Showtime will air a documentary about retired New York Giants linebacker Lawrence Taylor entitled "LT: The Life & Times."