Brandon Jacobs out, Giants desperate at running back

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The Giants will be without all of the running backs who have carried the ball so far this season when they take on the Vikings tonight.

Running back Brandon Jacobs, who arrived this season and surprisingly became the team’s top running back, is inactive for tonight’s game. Jacobs, who has been dealing with a hamstring injury, had been expected to sit out tonight, and 90 minutes before kickoff the Giants confirmed that he will not play.

Also inactive is running back David Wilson, the Giants’ second-leading rusher. Wilson had already been ruled out with a neck injury. The Giants’ third-leading rusher, Da’Rel Scott, is on injured reserve. Jacobs, Wilson and Scott are the only three running backs who have carried the ball for the Giants this season, so they’re down to rookie Michael Cox and newly arrived veteran Peyton Hillis at running back tonight.

The Giants’ other inactives are CB Jayron Hosley, QB Ryan Nassib, S Cooper Taylor, TE Adrien Robinson and DT Johnathan Hankins.

For the Vikings, Matt Cassel has officially been demoted to third-string quarterback and is inactive. Josh Freeman will start and Christian Ponder will back him up.

The Vikings’ other inactives are CB A.J. Jefferson, LB Gerald Hodges, G Jeff Baca, WR Rodney Smith, DT Chase Baker and DE Justin Trattou.

46 responses to “Brandon Jacobs out, Giants desperate at running back

  1. Ill never forget that Monday night football game in the superdome, Saints vs. Giants and Brandon Jacobs ran into Roman Harper and tossed him like a rag doll ….LOL… Im a Saints fan and I thought this was funny.

  2. I hate the Giants, but this just isn’t New York’s year.

    Even going into a game with 2 running backs isn’t that great. A couple dings to the RB’s and you get stuck doing something silly like playing a WR at RB.

  3. Message to Vikings fans from a Bucs fan – Freeman may play well tonight. He may even play well for a couple games. But do not get your hopes up. This guy is one of the most inconsistent QBs I’ve ever seen. Just because he plays one game well doesn’t mean he’ll to the same the next game. Just because he plays one half well doesn’t mean he’ll do the same the next half. And just because he makes a great throw doesn’t mean it won’t be followed by an INT the next time. Good luck with him but if turns out to be any better over a period of time than he was in Tampa I’ll be amazed.

  4. With the yards Minnesota gives up passing there is no need to run.

    Wonder what the tv rating will be for this game?

  5. You don’t need a running game to beat the Vikings.

    Eli should throw for 5 TDs tonight and the Giants should cruise to their first victory of the season.

    Josh Freeman may make a difference on offense, but that defense was horrible before losing their best defender (not saying much), Harrison Smith.

  6. This is where your Ahmad Bradshaw’s, Arian Fosters and Terrell Davis’ come from. A bunch of guys get hurt, you find yourself starting your 7th rd rookie (hey Alfred Morris) and away we go.

    Giants have had a beast RB in every year since 1985. Go look it up. It wouldn’t surprise me if Cox was next.

    Oh by the way….he played at UMass. We’ve already mined one diamond from there ya clueless haters.

    Cox will outgain Petersen. How’s that for a fearless forecast (or whatever dopey term NFLN calls that segment of theirs)?

  7. Kox hits the hole hard and dosn’t stop till he is spent.

    He will prolly get most of the carries. However, Coughlin dosn’t like to play rookies much. It’s most likley due to the fact that he’s to old to change his tune and play with Kox.

  8. The NY Nightmaras are reaping the karma their cheating, jerk owning family harvested by trying to screw the Cowboys and Redskins. I hope they go winless this year and implode under their unprofessional and unethical conduct.

  9. Pittsburgh just cut Issac Redman…..There are so many RBs available….how can you say they are desperate?? I think a trade for MJD is the perfect senario. OR…..Trade Hicks to the Colts for Richardson…….

  10. I thought Peyton Hillis was buried deep on Cleveland’s depth chart. That’s scrapping the bottom of the barrel.

  11. Every season when a team feels that the playoffs are unattainable, all of the injuries start rolling in and since the paychecks keep coming, why play? CBA should address this growing problem.

  12. The Giants will still win easily.

    There are plenty of disposable RB’s available all the time. Go with a good rookie instead of some has been.

    Trading for Peterson is foolish. I bet he can’t get 40 yards in tonight’s game.

  13. For what The Giants do. Ryan Grant would be a perfect 1 year answer for them.
    I really thing that he would be a nice guy to workout.

  14. sillec28 says:
    Oct 21, 2013 7:46 PM
    Message to Vikings fans from a Bucs fan – Freeman may play well tonight. He may even play well for a couple games. But do not get your hopes up. This guy is one of the most inconsistent QBs I’ve ever seen. Just because he plays one game well doesn’t mean he’ll to the same the next game. Just because he plays one half well doesn’t mean he’ll do the same the next half. And just because he makes a great throw doesn’t mean it won’t be followed by an INT the next time. Good luck with him but if turns out to be any better over a period of time than he was in Tampa I’ll be amazed.

    __________________

    Oh he played well last night for sure!!!
    If your a Bear, Packer, or Lion fan.

  15. Eli should have had like 3 more picks last night. He’s the only realistic trade bait the Giants have but they probably couldn’t get much for him.

  16. Still pouring bleach into my eyes trying to get images of that game out of my head. I’m not sure either of those teams could beat Jacksonville right now. How in the world could two teams be so bad?

  17. Analyst made one good observation: you can only afford 5 stars salary wise, then you must let other good players go and rely on rookies and late rounders. The Giants lost some good players they couldn’t afford to keep and that tends to break up the consistentcy.

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