Giants vs. Eagles: 3 things to watch

McCoy

1. The real Slim Shady will stand up

LeSean McCoy, the man affectionately known as “Shady,” is as shifty as runner as there is in the league and is a matchup nightmare for opposing defenses, because he’s also a deft receiving option out of the backfield.

McCoy is having a Pro Bowl-type season on the ground (906 yards and 10 touchdowns), but he’s also able to keep defensive coordinators awake at night because he’s third on the team in receptions (31) and fifth in receiving yards (196). He has two receiving touchdowns as well.

2. Will Vick suit up or sit this one out?

Vick is suffering from two broken ribs, but to a man in the Giants’ locker room, everyone is preparing this week as if Vick will start.

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said he too thinks Vick will start and added he’ll think that until the time Vick doesn’t come out for warm-ups.

Coughlin added that should Vick not play, the game plan won’t change too much because backup Vince Young is also a very mobile quarterback.

3. Can Jacobs fill in for Bradshaw?

It looks like Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) will miss his third straight game, so it’ll be up to Brandon Jacobs to pick up the slack.

While New York has turned into a passing team this season, thanks to the ascension of Eli Manning, Tom Coughlin still seeks balance. Unfortunately, he hasn’t gotten it yet as the Giants are near the bottom in rushing yards (89.2 yards per game) and yards per carry (3.3).



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