Kregg Lumpkin

A couple of numbers stick it out from yesterday's 34-0 rout in Atlanta.

Offensively, the Giants turned the ball of three times, two of which were interceptions complements of Eli Manning. The two-time Super Bowl MVP completed all of 13 passes, no touchdowns, and finished the contest with a 40.7 quarterback rating.

But it's zero -- the number of points Big Blue scored -- that's glaring. It marked the team's first shutout in 16 years.

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Kevin Gilbride met the media Friday to discuss the offensive game plan ? mainly focusing on the rushing game ? heading into Monday night?s primetime contest with the division rival Washington Redskins.

The big news all week has been that rookie running back David Wilson will likely see more action in lieu of Andre Brown?s season-ending broken fibula. Gilbride said Wilson is working hard, and he?s encouraged with the rookie?s progress.

?I think he?s making fewer mistakes, and I think you see a little bit of it, an incremental growth,? Gilbride said. ?It?s never as fast as a coach would want, but it is definitely happening.?

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As the Giants? motto has been all season, if someone gets hurt, the next guy steps up.

In Big Blue?s win over the Packers, running Andre Brown broke his fibula and will miss the remainder of the season.

First-round pick David Wilson will finally be given his second chance. He fumbled his second career carry and was relegated solely to kick return duties.

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According to several sources, the Giants plan to fill Andre Brown's roster spot with veteran RB Kregg Lumpkin.

From Ebenezer Samuel of the Daily News:

It's unknown how the Giants will use Lumpkin, but the 5-11, 228-pounder, who spent last season with the Tampa Bay Bucs and began this season in Seattle, instantly becomes the biggest tailback on the roster, so he may get some goal line touches, and he caught 41 passes last season, proving to be a solid receiver.....Perhaps more importantly, Lumpkin can fill Brown's role on the Giants' special teams coverage units; he played specials with the Bucs last season and made seven tackles.
The team needed a bigger back than Ahmad Bradshaw and David Wilson, who are both 5'10" and under 215 lbs (Wilson is 205). This signing should not impact the plan to get the rookie Wilson more touches.

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