Starting running back Ahmad Bradshaw was questionable for Sunday's game with a foot injury, but head coach Tom Coughlin said he was OK following the game. Bradshaw, who has battled foot injuries throughout his career, rushed 12 times for 43 yards and a touchdown against Washington.
Hakeem Nicks is also dealing with a foot injury, but both Coughlin and Nicks said the receiver is getting better each week. Nicks missed three games earlier this season, but has played two straight. He caught five passes for 53 yards on Sunday and said he feels good and knows the recovery process will just take time.
New York's defensive line also got some good news, as Chris Canty did not suffer any setbacks or re-injure his knee on Sunday, his first game of the season after he began the year on the Physically Unable to Perform list. Kenny Phillips and Jacquian Williams were both inactive against the Redskins and their availability this week will be determined from how much they are able to practice.
Eli Manning has had a rough game for the Giants. He is 23 of 34 for 238 yards, no touchdowns and an interception. His counterpart, Robert Griffin III, has been a tad better today. Griffin is 10 of 15 for 140 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Griffin also had 64 yards on six rushes.
Stevie Brown had a big third-quarter interception. Brown returned it 41 yards for New York.
Ahmad Bradshaw is averaging 3.6 yards per carry for the Giants. He has 40 yards on 11 rushes.
Martellus Bennett is New York's leading receiver going into the fourth quarter. He has five catches for 79 yards. Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz also have five catches each. Nicks has 53 yards and Cruz has 49.
Michael Boley and Chase Blackburn have paced the defense with seven total tackles each. Both have three solo tackles and four assisted tackles.
In their only drive of the first quarter, the Redskins moved the ball 93 yards on 17 plays, but couldn't cap the possession with a touchdown.
The Giants punted in their first possession of the first quarter.
Eli Manning is 6-of-7 for 67 yards. Hakeem Nicks has two catches for 20 yards for New York. At the end of the first quarter, Martellus Bennett hauled in a 31-yard catch to help the Giants down the field.
New York has run the ball three times for 6 yards.
All week, Bradshaw had been battling a foot injury that forced him to be limited in practice Thursday and miss Friday. However, it seems the Giants' leading rusher was held out so he could play against the division rival today.
Bradshaw will be looking to put together his third straight 100-yard performance. Two weeks ago, the 5'10, 214-pound tailback ran for 200 yards on 30 carries in a 41-27 victory against the Cleveland Browns. Last week, Bradshaw rushed for 116 yards on 27 attempts in a 26-3 victory at the San Francisco 49ers.
Meanwhile, Garcon will miss his second straight game because of a foot injury. Last week, without Garcon, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III connected with veteran wide receiver Santana Moss a team-high four times in a 38-26 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.
The New York Giants won the Super Bowl last season. Along the way, however, they lost twice to the NFC East rival Washinngton Redskins. Well, the Redskins visit MetLife Stadium this Sunday, and wide receiver Victor Cruz says the team is determined not to let that happen again.
On their next opponent, Washington, who beat them twice last season:
"Last year they came out and flat-out just punched us in the mouth. We weren't ready for those games and we weren't prepared to play. They were our opener last year and we came down there and we didn't play well. And the second time around, it was tough for us and they stopped our run and they did a good job of playing against us. And it was a tough game. So this time around, I feel like it's a different team, different mindset that we have, and we're going to be up for this game, no question about it."
On the potential to overlook the Redskins after such a big win out west:
"Not at all. We need to get a victory in this game and we need to come out early and establish what the game is going to be like. And I think not only myself and the offense, but the entire team knows what type of game this is going to be. And we've gotta come prepared."
Running back Ahmad Bradshaw, who has carried the ball 57 times the past two weeks, did not practice Wednesday because of what the team is calling a "foot issue." Bradshaw, of course, has missed both practice and game time in the past because of recurring foot and ankle issues.
Coughlin seemed to give a bit of a testy answer when asked if Bradshaw's workload contributed to the foot issue.
"Well, he certainly wasn't sitting around Sunday afternoon with his foot up. He definitely has played well, played hard, gotten the ball a number of times, and we'd like to think he can keep on doing that," Coughlin siad. "I don't want to go into that one-practice-a-week business that we've had. So, I'm hoping that this is something that he is able to overcome."
More Injury News
Running back Andre Brown, who did not play last week because of a concussion, returned to practice.
Running back, Da'Rel Scott, Tuesday underwent a right knee debridement and a repair to the meniscus. The procedure was performed at the Hospital for Special Surgery by team physician Dr. Russell Warren. Coughlin did not say if Scott is a candidate to go on injured reserve.
Defensive tackle Chris Canty, who is on the physically unable to perform list, is practicing today for the first time this season. He could make his 2012 debut on Sunday.
Safety Kenny Phillips (knee) is not yet ready to practice.