Giants lose Sintim for year; Steve Smith shaky for this week

The Giants’ successful business trip to Detroit by way of St. Louis had its painful moments.

The team confirmed linebacker Clint Sintim tore his ACL and will miss the rest of the season.  Giants coach Tom Coughlin had no updates on wideouts Steve Smith (hamstring) and Mario Manningham (hip), but Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News doubts Smith will play.

The Giants may not be able to test Philadelphia’s inconsistent secondary if they have to run Derek Hagan and Michael Clayton out there.  The way New York is playing defense and running the football, they might not need to.

14 responses to “Giants lose Sintim for year; Steve Smith shaky for this week

  1. still have mannigham and he will play, nicks #1 receiver and hagen with boss and beckum as tes – giants will win or lose this game band the division title with their defense.

    defense – eagles lost 2 starters two days ago for the year. and were already horrendous in the red zone with them.

  2. Giants are built for December.

    They have two damn good backs and a solid o-line.

    And they get after the QB with four guys.

    They run the table next three weeks.

  3. Giants, say hello to DJax, Mac, Shady, and Vick. Oh nevermind, they’re gone already…

    With that many injuries, the Giants would be lucky to beat the Panthers…

  4. If they run out Hagan and Clayton it will be at the #2 and #3 spots. They have this one guy, Hakeem Nicks, nearly 900 yards, 9 TD’s.

  5. I’m fine going with #1 – Nicks, #2 – Mannangham, #3 – Hagan. BUT Nicks and Hagain on the outsides and Manningham in the slot. That’s pretty dynamic. I said on November 22 that our season’s outcome is centered around December 19. LETS GO GIANTS!

  6. Yea Yea Yea. Enough about the giants run game. Werent they running the ball well leading up to the last game too?? And what happened in that game. I think Jacobs and Bradshaw COMBINED for something like 17 carries for 39 yards. Im not exactly sure what it was, but I know its within 5 yards of that.

  7. @norcaleagles

    First off, you hit it right on the head. 39 yards for Jacobs and Bradshaw (but add an additional 22 for Manning and “the slide”).

    Ahmad Bradshaw had been running the ball well leading up to the first Eagles game, but the fumbling was his issue. Jacobs was getting some carries (78-387, a respectable 4.7 a carry).

    The running game seems to have changed for the better since that game and the switch back to Jacobs. Quite possibly it is the opponents, maybe it was the switch to Jacobs starting and running like the Brandon Jacobs that Giants fans know and love – straight ahead, no-nonsense, and no dancing.

    All I know is this: the running game is going to have to KEEP running this way this week. With an again-depleted WR group, the Giants will have to make the run game work to take pressure off the passing game. If Eli starts forcing the ball as he has shown a propensity to this year, it’s going to be a LONG game for Giants fans.

  8. And no, I am not trying to make Injury “excuses” in advance when I talk about the WR corps. Just stating a fact.

    All teams have injuries this time of year (except the frigging Bears). Eagles are no exception…they have their own injury concerns to deal with.

  9. The Giants defense and running game was playing even better then they are now going into week 11, but the Eagles still managed to put 400 yards of offense and hold Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs to less then 40 yards combined.

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