New York Giants arrive in Chicago with exhausted receiving corps
The New York Giants have almost ended their totally disappointing 2021 season. At the start of Week 17, the Giants sit at the bottom of the NFC East with a 4-11 record. The team will travel to Chicago to face the Bears in the penultimate week of the season. The Giants, already eliminated from the playoffs, have little to do.
It could be a winnable game for the Giants, as the 5-10 Chicago Bears start quarterback Nick Foles on Sunday. The primary storyline of this clash for both teams will be the next NFL Draft in 2022. The Giants own the Bears ‘first-round pick in this year’s next draft, so winning or losing to Chicago will affect the value of the Bears’ draft. New York.
The Giants ‘4-11 record is disappointing and reflects the poor state of their roster, however, injuries played a big part in the Giants’ downfall in 2021. New York is the most injured team in the NFL this season. In Week 17, the Giants arrive in Chicago with a wide receiver body completely depleted.
Wide receiver injuries
Kenny Golladay is the New York Giants’ only healthy starting wide receiver entering Week 17. This may be surprising given the history of injuries KenNYG has suffered in the past, but in a year as crazy as 2021. , Golladay is the last man standing.
Kadarius Toney is OUT on Sunday with a shoulder injury. Darius Slayton is OUT after being replaced on the reserve / COVID-19 list. Sterling Shepard is on the injured list with a torn Achilles tendon. John Ross is OUT with a knee injury, as is Collin Johnson with a hamstring. Wide receiver CJ Board and Dante Pettis are also on the injured list.
This leaves the New York Giants with a body of the following players:
- Kenny golladay
- Pharoh Cooper (training team)
- Alex Bachman (training team)
- David Sills (training team)
- Travis Toivonen (training team)
A group of inexperienced and largely insufficient playmakers. Life won’t be easy for the New York Giants on offense (as it never is). Thankfully, the season is drawing to a close, leaving the Giants a full offseason to get back into shape and reset with plans to improve in 2022.