The Giants (1-5) head home to face the Seahawks (3-2) at 4:25 p.m. on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Here's what's going on today...
Need to Know
The Giants practice Thursday at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.
CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie returned to the Giants, and was apologetic for his actions that led to his suspension. WR Sterling Shepard also returned to practice.
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If last Sunday was any indication, offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan wants to stick to the run more with the GIants offense. How could you not when you rushed for 148 yards against the best defense in the league?
But many are skeptical that it will work for the second consecutive week with another stout defense in the Seahawks coming to MetLife Stadium. Seattle ranks No. 8 in total yards allowed this season, and No. 6 with 17.4 points allowed per game.
However, the Seahawks are averaging 127.2 rushing yards allowed per game this season. So, if the Giants can break out against a team that averages 70.2 yards per game in the Broncos, they can certainly do the same at home nonetheless.
With the Legion of Boom in the secondary, a positive run game may be more of a necessity than a want for Sullivan's offense. The Giants may see Shepard back on the field, but they are still lacking at wide receiver. If they can't get anything going on the run, Seattle's secondary can sit back and wait for their opportunity to pick off Manning, who may try to force something to his receivers to get the offense moving.
The run game is crucial again for the Giants' offense this week, and despite Seattle's history for strong defense, they are vulnerable in that category. It needs to be exploited.
ICYMI on SNY Giants
Rodgers-Cromartie spoke about his actions that led to suspenion, and his want to put it in the past. >> Read More
Giants owner John Mara said Odell Beckham Jr.'s contract is not in danger after his injury. >> Read More
Giants ownership did not force Ben McAdoo to give up his play-calling duties. >> Read More
NFL players voted Eli Manning the most overrated quarterback in the league. >> Read More
Today's Giants links roundup
Help could be on the way for the Giants' wide receivers with Shepard back on the practice field. >> Paul Schwartz, NY Post
CB Eli Apple was a no-show at practice Wednesday with McAdoo saying it was for a "personal reason". >> Pat Leonard, NY Daily News
John Mara isn't happy about the Giants' record, and does hear what fans are saying about McAdoo and GM Jerry Reese >> Paul Schwartz, NY Post
Stat of the Day: Last 1000-yard rusher
It has been awhile since the Giants have had a 1,000-yard rusher on the team -- five years to be exact. Ahmad Bradshaw rushed for 1,015 yards in 2012, the year after the Giants won their last Super Bowl. He did so on 221 attempts to average 4.6 yards per carry.
After a monster game against Denver, could Darkwa be the next guy on the list? He currently has 239 yards on 42 attempts, which is good for a whopping 5.7 yards per carry. He will likely see more touches going forward, but it may not be enough as he is averaging only seven touches through six game.