Giants to be without several starters in Week 6

New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo shouts during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)
AP Photo/Bill Kostroun

The New York Giants are one of football’s last winless teams. And given the injury report for Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos, head coach Ben McAdoo’s team seems ever unlikely to get off the snide this week.

New York will be without four starters at Mile High Stadium, in addition to key reserves on both sides of the football. All-Pro safety Landon Collins could miss Sunday’s game, too, while he is currently listed as questionable.

These absences come on the heels of superstar wide out Odell Beckham, Jr. being lost for the season to a broken ankle. Several other notable names were forced to leave the action during the Giants’ 27-22 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers last Sunday, too, including another pass catcher in Brandon Marshall, who underwent season-ending ankle surgery on his own earlier this week.

Needless to say, New York will need all the help it can get to earn its first win of the season on the road against a team with playoff expectations. Denver sports the league’s stingiest defense in terms of overall yardage and yards per carry, propping up an offense that’s been unsurprisingly lackluster under the guidance of game-managing quarterback Trevor Siemian.

The struggling Giants, meanwhile, have yet to find any consistent means of success. New York ranks 28th in points per game and 24th in points allowed per game while serving as just one of three teams in the NFL to fare so poorly on both sides of the field.

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