Brandon Jacobs doubtful for Sunday

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With their season pretty much on the line Sunday at Philadelphia, the Giants look like they will once again be leaning on Peyton Hillis at running back.

Tailback Brandon Jacobs (hamstring) was not participating in practice on Friday, Kieran Darcy of reported. With Jacobs also missing practice on Wednesday and Thursday with the injury, Hillis stands a good chance at being a big part of the Giants’ offensive gameplan on Sunday.

According to Conor Orr of the Newark Star-Ledger, Jacobs is designated as doubtful for the Philadelphia game.

In his first game with the Giants on Monday night, Hillis carried 18 times for 36 yards and a touchdown and caught five passes for 45 yards. It was a workload reminiscent of his breakout 2010 campaign with Cleveland, when he was the club’s leading rusher and second-leading pass catcher.

The Giants (1-6) are two games behind the second-place Eagles (3-4) in the NFC East. Philadelphia can sweep the season series with a win against New York on Sunday, which would be a devastating blow to the Giants’ flickering hopes of getting back into contention in the division.

7 responses to “Brandon Jacobs doubtful for Sunday

  1. Let’s not kid ourselves. If the Giants lose on Sunday, it’s over (if it isn’t already). They really would need to run the table, not just sneak in via an 8-8 (at best) record.

    As a realistic Giants fan, I don’t see them running the table. I look at their schedule, and compare it to the way they’ve been playing, and I say 3-13 is probably about right.

    It happens. What are you gonna do? There’s always next year. They are my team, and I’ll still root for them to win every Sunday.

  2. Their season’s not on the line – it’s over. Now it’s just a matter of how much respectability they can retain and how much experience their younger players can gain. That, and how high they’ll get to pick in the draft.

  3. I’d rather have Hillis than tiptoes Jacobs. A man 265 lbs should not go down on first light contact like that man does.

  4. The only yeast infection around here is that sour smell coming from your trophy case… Jacobs has over 60 TDs in his career, two rings, and more accomplishments than any sorry Philly player could ever dream of.

    Whats it going to be like to live your entire life and NEVER see your team win one Lombardi? No Summer’s Eve can cure your entire team…

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