Banged-up offense isn't Giants' only concern. Defense, too

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2017, file photo, New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham reacts while being carted off the field after an injury during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers, in East Rutherford, N.J. Aqib Talib is bummed out. Like so many football fans, the Denver Broncos star cornerback was eager for his marquee matchup this weekend with Odell Beckham Jr. before the Giants star receiver broke his left ankle against the Chargers last week. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

%name Banged up offense isn't Giants' only concern. Defense, too

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) A decimated receiver corps isn’t the New York Giants’ only problem. Throw in the defense, too.

It hasn’t been able the stop the run this season. The unit has blown fourth-quarter leads in the last three games, and this week Steve Spagnuolo’s group is dealing with the indefinite suspension of veteran cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie for violating team rules.

In any given week that would be a lot to overcome. Having to find a way to do it in Denver on Sunday night against the Broncos (3-1) is asking a lot of a team reeling from a 0-5 start that has put second-year coach Ben McAdoo under pressure.

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