The New York Giants, who have quite surprisingly made it to the top spot of NFC East on a 4-2 record, are in dire need of some serious reinforcements. The badly banged-up team seems to be on the verge of receiving some much needed help though. A whole bunch of the players they’d lost to injuries are poised to return to the lineup for the bye week. Justin Tuck is bound to return, together with Guard Chris Snee, backup RB Brandon Jacobs and first round draft-pick Prince Amukamara. Receiver Ramses Barden will return to action as well.

Justin Tuck had suffered groin and neck injuries which caused him to miss three straight games. After the Giants defeated the Buffalo Bills 27-24 last weekend, Snee also stated that he was ready to go. Amunakara had broken his foot, and Jacobs and Barden sustained knee and ankle injuries respectively. These three guys are not quite 100% yet, but they’re close to being able to make their returns to the lineup as well. The Giants will certainly need any kind of help they can get over their next 5 games which will include stops at San Franciso, Philadelphia, New England, Green Bay and New Orleans. Just to give you an idea about how formidable an obstacle these teams represent: they currently carry a combined record of 22-8.

Coach Tom Couglin said he wasn’t sure when the guys named above would be able to return, but he said he hoped he’d have a tad more firepower at his disposal come match weekend. Even though they’re atop the NFC East, the Giants are far from being guaranteed a spot in the playoffs, where they would return for the first time in 3 years. They still have areas in serious need of improvement and a 10-game stretch to go before anything certain can be said about their playoff aspirations, a stretch which can yet kill off their winning rate.


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