Despite losing several receivers to injury, Giants QB Eli Manning said he will move on, make adjustments, and prepare for his team's Sunday night game against the Denver Broncos.
The Giants' veteran quarterback has been working with a fresh lineup of receivers, some of whom were just promoted from the practice squad this week after Odell Beckham, Jr., Brandon Marshall and Dwayne Harris suffered season-ending injuries during the team's 27-22 loss to the Chargers on Sunday.
As Sterling Shepard's status for the game is also in jeopardy, Manning's options at the receiver position will likely include Roger Lewis, Tavarres King, Travis Rudolph, and Ed Eagan.
"The good thing is it's faces that are familiar in the sense that they have played for us and have had reps with all the guys," Manning said. "So, I expect us to go out there, guys play fast, know what they're doing and be able to get open, get completions, move the ball."
Manning, who completed 21-of-36 passes for 225 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in last week's game, said the newcomers will make for a more seamless transition, but the goal will utlimately be the same in the end.
"We have to move on and obviously, whenever you lose players, you have to make adjustments and other guys have to step up," he said. "Nothing has changed in that fact."
The Giants lost each of their last three games by a margin of five points or less, and in two of those games they allowed last-second field goals. They maintained a fourth quarter lead until the final minutes on Sunday before the Chargers took the lead with 2:58 to go.
"We've been right there in games," Manning said. "We've had leads in fourth quarters. We've had rallies and, you know, have competed and done some good things. So, it's not all bad. We just haven't played well enough to win some games. So, we just have to be prepared to do whatever it takes to get a win."