The Giants and Eagles will have an NFC East clash in Week 5 and both teams have been ambushed with injuries over the last few months. Philadelphia had several players on injured reserve before the start of the season, while LeSean McCoy, Jason Peters and Pat Chung are working through minor injuries as well. However, when comparing bumps and bruises on the active rosters, the Giants win in a landslide.
Giants' center Davis Baas (neck) and guard Chris Snee (hip) were forced to sit out New York's 31-7 loss over the Chiefs on Sunday. In addition to the offensive line woes, former Eagles' defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins and linebacker Mark Herzlich were wearing walking boots on Monday, according to ESPN's Kieran Darcy. Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul (knee) along with cornerbacks Aaron Ross (back) and Jayron Hosley (hamstring) left the during the game also due to injury. Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks has a broken finger and offensive tackle David Diehl is playing as recovers from a major thumb injury.
The Giants are currently 0-4 and rank among the bottom of the league in several categories on both sides of the ball. They are still only behind the Cowboys by 2.5 games in the race for the NFC East, so the Giants really need a win in Week 5. While the Eagles come into the game with the healthier team and better record, they will have to be able to make a stand against the Giants' best effort. Both teams are desperate for a win, but for New York, this may be their last shot to get back into the playoff hunt.