Maybe Justin Tuck is just tired of being accused of sitting out unecessarily by teammates, so he just decided to suck it up and tell the medical staff his toe is feeling better.
Or…maybe he’s just feeling better. He will not be on the Giants’ injury report that is scheduled to be released by the league today. He is taking matters into his own hands. The Giants need to win and they need him to lead them.
Giants on the report are: RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot), WR Mario Manningham (knee), LB Mark Herzlich (ankle), WR Devin Thomas (neck), DE Osi Umenyiora (ankle), DB Derrick Martin (back) and all three TEs: Jake Ballard (knee), Bear Pascoe (ribs) and Travis Beckum (chest).
The Jets have opened as 3-point favorites over the Giants. The O/U is 46.
Some interesting data about this wild season as per Paul Schwartz of the Post:
The Giants have allowed an opponent to convert at least 50 percent on third down in five consecutive games. That’s the first time that’s happened in the NFL since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
The Giants are 32nd (last) in the league in rushing offense, averaging 86.1 yards and 3.4 yards per carry. At this rate, it will be the Giants’ lowest season rushing averages since 1945. The Giants have not finished last in the NFL in rushing yards per game since 1953 (87.4 yards a game) and last in yards-per-carry since 1975 (3.4).
SNY Giants insider Mike Garafolo appeared on LoudMouths Run and Shoot session on Tuesday: