Given how well the New York Giants pass defense has fared the past two weeks, they’re probably not losing too much sleep wondering whether or not Andre Johnson will play Sunday when the Giants travel to Houston to take on the Houston Texans. Johnson missed the Texans’ game last Sunday with an ankle injury, and has been limited in practice this week. On Thursday, the star wide receiver practiced with a brace on. After practice Johnson told the media that he was ‘planning on playing’
“I plan on playing, but at the same time, if it was up to me, I would have tried to play last Sunday,” Johnson said after Thursday’s practice. “Coach Kubiak is in charge of all of that. I’m not sure if they’ll have me work out or not before the game. … I just plan on playing. I’ll find out more as the week goes on.”
If the Giants pass rush can continue disrupting the timing and rhythm of opposing quarterbacks, it may not matter who plays on the outside for the Texans. But if Texans quarterback Matt Schaub has time to throw and his favorite target available, the Giants’ pass defense will get its toughest test since facing Payton Manning and the Colts back in Week 2.