When the Giants try to tame the Steelers’ potent passing game, the home team won’t have safety Kenny Phillips.
A league source tells PFT that Phillips will miss his fifth straight game on Sunday, due to a knee injury suffered on September 30 against the Eagles.
Listed as questionable, Phillips fully participated in practice on Wednesday, but he then was a limited participant on Thursday and Friday. Phillips said on Thursday that he’ll play.
It ended up being wishful thinking, driven undoubtedly by the fact that his replacement, Stevie Brown, was named the NFC defensive player of the week for his performance against the Cowboys.
Indeed, Brown currently is listed as the starter on the team’s depth chart, with Phillips showing up as his understudy.