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Hakeem Nicks won’t travel with Giants to Philly

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The Giants have proven they can win playing “next man up,” and they’re going to have to for another week.

The team announced that wide receiver Hakeem Nicks was downgraded to out and would not travel with the team to Philadelphia, according to Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger.

Foot and knee problems cost him last week’s game at Carolina, and Ramses Barden stepped in nicely in his place.

But Nicks had 14 catches for 237 yards in his first two games, and at some point, the Giants will need him back.

The Giants will also be without tackle David Diehl, linebacker Keith Rivers, and cornerback Jayron Hosley.

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19 Responses to “Hakeem Nicks won’t travel with Giants to Philly”
  1. ErikW65 says: Sep 29, 2012 3:18 PM

    I believe in Jerry Reese, and the depth of the Giants’ bench.

    Glad Eagles are favored by Vegas- most of the action on Giants; point spread is just to entice Philly fans to gamble away their money and keep alive the illusion that this is even gonna be close.

    G-men clobber this dysfunctional Eagles team. The end is near for Reid & Vick’s fools gold.

  2. illmaticn98 says: Sep 29, 2012 4:09 PM

    Its funny that the Giants have only won two games in the past 4 years against the Eagles….Get healthy first….Then talk junk

  3. st0n3r78 says: Sep 29, 2012 4:10 PM

    Philadelphia has the Giants # year in and year out. Take a look at their record against Philly the past 10 years, its about 85% of the time Philly beats them down physically and with the wins. Common sense says money goes to Philly winning.

  4. gcsuk says: Sep 29, 2012 4:13 PM

    I’m a Giants fan, but I’m realistic…Philly’s had their number for a few years now. No matter how much it seemed like the Giants should win, Philly seems to make it happen. Last year with Vince Young starting, Giants were a LOCK at home…what happened?

    Would be nice to have all weapons at Eli’s disposal, but it’s not happening this time around. No excuses, because Philly has some key players out too. “Next Man Up” for both teams.

  5. njkid says: Sep 29, 2012 4:20 PM

    It does not matter what Philly’s record against the Giants is the past 5 or 10 years, who gives a S**t what matters at the end of the day is NY has 4 SB’s To Philly’s 0.

  6. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 29, 2012 4:22 PM

    If someone other than Eagles fans looked at Giants vs. Eagles games as Super Bowl games, people would care, illmaticn98.

  7. joeyd524 says: Sep 29, 2012 4:44 PM

    There was a time not that long ago the giants beat the eagles 8 straight times,it goes in spurts..also the giants may have stopped the bleeding by smacking them around in there own stadium last year..let’s hope we’re the team that ends Vicks miserable season,bring in hoying,oops I’m mean foles

  8. dallassux says: Sep 29, 2012 4:56 PM

    Well actually head to head is relevant because they are playing each other. So the Giants SB’s mean nothing in regards to this game or Nicks being out.

    And yes, they stopped the bleeding for about a month until Vince Young embarrassed them


    How typical of a new yawk name too. Lets hope the eagles end Mannning, bring in Dave Brown oops I’m mean David Carr.

  9. bkostela says: Sep 29, 2012 5:32 PM

    giants are 5-5 all time at the linc. so much for home field advantage

  10. kingcarlbanks says: Sep 29, 2012 5:33 PM

    Hilarious, a cowboy fan popping off about the Giants or the Eagles. Giants beat Cowboys twice last year, and Philly beat that arse like a rented mule, twice! I hate Philly, but at least they’ve been Relevant. The worry about the Bears embarrassing you on Monday Night. The most entertaining thing about your squad is your pizza rapping owner. What a joke..

  11. claymatthewshairplugs says: Sep 29, 2012 7:56 PM

    This guy is injured every year. When can we start saying injury prone? Him, Stafford, Polamalu, Andre Johnson, Ryan Matthews make up the All-Pro Injury team.

  12. chucknorrisrules says: Sep 29, 2012 8:07 PM

    Hakeem Who? The Eagles cut Chaz Henry and brought in Matt McBriar this week. Nuff said. Eagles win big. Suck it Giants fans!

  13. giantsfanlewis says: Sep 29, 2012 9:34 PM


    Phili can best my giants 80 straight times. They still won’t ever win a superbowl

  14. bigbluefan1 says: Sep 29, 2012 9:41 PM

    Tomorrow night the people of Philly get the honor to witness greatness they get to see the NFL Super Bowl Champions play at the Stink.

    Enjoy it Philly its the closest you will ever get to greatness at the Stink

    Eli is one of the toughest QB’s in the game you hit him he gets up and throws a TD you hit china doll vick and he sits down for 4 weeks.

    The only position that the Egirls are stronger at is RB and Andy does not run the ball so that takes that off the table.

  15. phillyphannn83 says: Sep 29, 2012 9:46 PM

    @njkid, if the only thing that matters is the Superbowl then why are you here? Just go back into your hole until February and let those of us who actually have some common sense enjoy the rest of the season.

  16. Great Caesar's Ghost says: Sep 29, 2012 10:10 PM

    Philadelphia is smaller than Queens.

  17. Angry Orange Man says: Sep 30, 2012 12:23 AM

    Neither side really has any right to say anything. the Giants haven’t had Philly’s number much at all these past few years but Philly hasn’t been playing anywhere close to their potential.

    This game is as much of a pick em as I’ve seen in recent years. Totally depends on which version of these teams shows up. If they protect Vick and he limits mistakes Eagles will roll. If JPP and the gang can rattle Vick and force mistakes, G-Men will stomp them out easily.

    It’s anybodies guess which outcome becomes reality.

  18. bluemonstaz says: Sep 30, 2012 12:57 PM

    I smell bird stew dirty bird stew @ that all day.

  19. Alan aka tophatal says: Oct 1, 2012 7:01 PM

    Nicks not being there didn’t change the result . Both teams though were horrendous in terms of their play.

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