To add insult to injury, the former Carolina stand out sustained a dislocated finger in the game, which made him miss a bit of the game, but then returned. From what I have read around the internet x-rays said that there was no fractures and it is unlikely that the 5th year pro will miss any time due to this.
To be fair, this was just not a great game by the Giants, with Eli Manning hitting Nicks just as many times as he hit opposing defenders. One of those interceptions came at the end of the second quarter, when Manning targeted Nicks in the end zone but the pass was grabbed by Rodgers-Cromartie, ending a drive that could have put NY up going into the locker rooms. In all the younger of the Manning’s has seven interceptions two games into the season.
Head coach Tom Coughlin said after the game that the 2007 team began the season with two losses. I do not see the comparison one bit between the two teams, and if the 2013 version of the Giants wants to get into the playoffs it’s going to have to do it with the aerial game, since 23 yards on the ground this week, and 73 in two games, just won’t cut it in the National Football League. Which means that Nicks and the rest of the receiving core has to find its way into the end zone.
For those of you that play fantasy football, with 83 yards Nicks would have scored eight points for you on your squad.
In a week the former Tar Heel and his squad will be on the road, taking on the Carolina Panthers, who are also winless this season.