Damon Harrison

Banged-Up Offense, Ineffective Defense Among Giants' Concerns

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — 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.

The task becomes even more difficult with...

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