Sometimes change does a body good. A road trip that didn’t get to Minneapolis, made a detour in Kansas City and was prolonged because the snow-covered Metrodome roof collapsed ended the way the Giants wanted and needed it to end.
For a short time, the Giants appeared to have their entire offensive repertoire back on the field. Receivers Steve Smith and Hakeem Nicks and left tackle David Diehl returned from injuries last night as the Giants beat the Vikings 21-3 at Ford Field.
But that doesn’t mean the Giants will be intact for Sunday’s NFC East first-place showdown with the Eagles.
Though the Eagles are still up top of the NFC East, they’re having trouble staying upright.
Philadelphia lost two key defensive starters yesterday due to injuries suffered in Sunday night’s thrilling, 30-27 road win over the Cowboys, leaving the Birds further shorthanded for Sunday’s division showdown with the Giants.