COMMENTARY | After suffering a 15-point loss to the rival Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, the New York Giants have a short week to prepare for the 3-2 Chicago Bears, as the G-Men will travel to Soldier Field for a Thursday night matchup.
Preparing for a Chicago team that ranks ninth in the NFL in total offense and owns the league's 13th-best rushing defense, the Giants have a tough matchup ahead of them, especially with the injuries that continue to stack up in New York.
Running back David Wilson and corner Corey Webster highlighted the Giants' injury report on Tuesday, with other key players like David Baas, Damontre Moore, Brandon Myers and Terrell Thomas also listed on that report.
That said, here's your update on David Wilson and Corey Webster entering the Week 6 matchup with the Bears.
The Giants didn't wait long to announce that second-year RB David Wilson would miss the Chicago game, as reported by ESPN's Dan Graziano on Tuesday. Wilson suffered a neck injury on Sunday against Philadelphia and was forced to leave the game after rushing for 16 yards and a touchdown. Right now the Giants are saying that Wilson is week-to-week, as it's believed that this injury could linger past Week 6.
This is certainly a huge blow for a Giants team that ranks last in the NFL in the rushing department, posting a mere 56.8 yards per game. Despite their struggles, Wilson is the Giants' leading rusher and his dynamic abilities will be missed.
Brandon Jacobs isn't effective in the passing game like Wilson is, and the Giants clearly don't have much confidence in Da'Rel Scott, whom the team just resigned after cutting him last week.
Against a tough run defense, it'll be difficult for New York to get anything going on the ground on Thursday night.
The defensive side of the ball doesn't look any more promising than the offense does, as the Star Ledger's Dave Hutchinson reports that Corey Webster again missed practice on Tuesday due to a lingering groin issue that has forced him to miss the Giants' last three games.
Yes, Webster is nowhere near a top corner in the NFL, but overall during his tenure, the Giants' defense has been better when Webster was on the field. With a matchup against big wide receivers Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery, New York could use Webster on the field.
Jeffery is coming off a monster game in which he went for 10 receptions for 218 yards and a score, and we all know what 6'4" veteran Brandon Marshall is capable of.
Prince Amukamara will draw the tough assignment of trying to contain Marshall and Jeffery on Thursday night, and with the Giants' defense banged up as a whole, I don't like his chances. Sporting the NFL's 28th-ranked defense, don't expect much from the G-Men vs. Chicago.
Be sure to keep an eye on the Giants' injury situation as Thursday night fast approaches.
Pete Schauer is a native of the Jersey Shore where he covers the New York Giants, Brooklyn Nets and New York Yankees as a Yahoo Sports contributor. You can follow him on Twitter @Pete_Schauer and find him on Google+.
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