Giants head coach Ben McAdoo said Friday that no one is giving his 0-5 team "a chance in hell" to win on Sunday night against the Broncos in Denver.
"We've got a great opportunity," McAdoo said. "There's nobody giving us a chance in hell to go win this ballgame. People don't think we can score a point without 13 [Odell Beckham, Jr.]. They think our defense has lost its stinger. Special teams isn't important to the whole locker room. So, we're going to find out what we're made out of on a big stage, and I think we have a good football team."
The Giants, who lost wide receivers Beckham, Brandon Marshall, and Dwayne Harris to season-ending injuries during last week's loss to the Chargers, will also be without Sterling Shepard on Sunday.
"I'm excited to get these young guys up and give them a chance to compete," McAdoo said in a press release about the receivers who will replace the four injured ones. "T.K. (Tavarres King) is a guy that has been a workhorse for us. We had to let him go for a brief period of time. It's exciting that we can bring him back and give him an opportunity to go out and play."
The defense, both lines, and the running game will also be shorthanded.
DE Olivier Vernon (ankle), LB Jonathan Casillas (neck), C Weston Richburg (concussion), DE Romeo Okwara (ankle), and RB Paul Perkins (ribs) have all been ruled out of Sunday's game. S Landon Collins (ankle) is questionable.
CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie will miss the game due to being suspended by McAdoo for a violation of team rules.
"We haven't found a way to win," McAdoo added on Friday. "We need to do that, that's my job. But I still feel we have a good football team. I believe in the guys in the locker room. We had a great practice on Wednesday and Thursday. It was a spirited practice yesterday with pads on. So, I'm excited to go see how we play."