The New York Giants Can't Win Since Rashad Jennings Injury
With a 3-4 record, the New York Giants look like a team that's going backwards fast. Monday night's game against the 5-2 Indianapolis Colts will likely be a nightmare matchup for the Giants.
Everything changed for Big Blue, when their star running back Rashad Jennings went down to injury in Week 5 against the Atlanta Falcons. Jennings suffered a sprained knee, and will miss his third consecutive game. The longer Jennings is out, the more the offense will take a dip.
Backup running back Andre Williams doesn't look like the answer as Jennings replacement. He's only averaging 3.1 yards per carry, and is having a tough time getting into the endzone. Williams is a strong runner that can run over the opposition, but his struggles are trying to get any extra yards.
Rashad Jennings injury isn't the only setback for the New York Giants. Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is questionable for Monday night's game, because of a hamstring injury. Also not having Jon Beason in the lineup has hurt the Giants tremendously. We can't ignore the fact that Beason hasn't played in all 16 games for the New York Giants for four straight seasons.
Before Jennings went down, he was looking like a pro bowl running back. However, looking at his past, Rashad Jennings has a history of injuries going back to his playing days with the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The offense goes through Eli Manning, and so far he's having a good season. However, he needs his offensive weapons if he's going to lead this team to a playoff berth. It also doesn't help that his main target Victor Cruz is out for the season due to a knee injury.
The Indianapolis Colts have one of the most potent offenses in the NFL, and if the Giants don't come prepared, they'll get blown out. In a very competitive NFC East division, the New York Giants need to win these next few games just to stay in the playoff race.