Four of the Giants' receivers - including superstar Odell Beckham, Jr., who suffered a season-ending fracture to his ankle - all left the 27-22 loss to the Chargers after sustaining various injuries. For this type of injury, a full recovery is expected, although Ben McAdoo on Monday said, "That's unknown at this point". It didn't explain the schedule change. When Beckham went out, the Giants were literally down to one wideout, thanks to injuries to Brandon Marshall, Dwayne Harris and Sterling Shepard. The Giants will replace Beckham with.hmm, I don't actually know since they had three other wide receivers injured in the Chargers game.
The Giants ranked #2 in DVOA last season, before they took the field in Week 5 they were ranked #28.
The Giants couldn't win with one of the best players in the league. Coach Bill O'Brien confirmed that both were season-ending injuries on Monday, a day after Watt broke his left leg and Mercilus, a linebacker, tore a pectoral muscle in a loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Known as "The Bald Eagle" as much for his sturdy leadership as his prematurely receding hairline, Tittle played 17 seasons of pro football. Beckham underwent tests on Monday which confirmed the need to surgically fix his ankle. He also had two 15-yard catches that set up Manning's 29-yard touchdown toss to Roger Lewis, Jr.in the third quarter.
Powe could end up getting promoted to the active roster before he even returns to the practice field for the Giants. He had 18 catches for 154 yards and no touchdowns in five games this season.
Today the team brought up Florida State rookie Travis Rudolph from their practice squad. McAdoo said his focus will be on preparing him and the new but not unknown additions for Sunday's game against the Broncos in Denver.
Apart from Beckham and Harris, two more of the Giants playmakers have been injured as well.