The Giants will get Ahmad Bradshaw and Michael Boley back for Sunday’s attempt to derail the Packers express, but two other starters will miss the game.
Wide receiver Mario Manningham is out for the second straight week with a knee injury and center David Baas, who wasn’t expected to be a game-time call, is also out. The Giants say that Baas was forced out of the lineup by headaches. That leaves the team awfully short on the offensive line because tackle Stacy Andrews is in the hospital with blood clots in his lungs. Kevin Boothe was expected to start at left guard, but he may now move to center with Mitch Petrus playing guard.
Defensive end Osi Umenyiora, linebacker Mark Herzlich, running back Da’Rel Scott and defensive tackle Jimmy Kennedy are also inactive. The Packers had no big surprises among their inactives as we already knew they would be without linebackers A.J. Hawk and Desmond Bishop and tackle Chad Clifton.