Despite the furor during the opening weeks of the NFL season surrounding their inability to close out games, the New York Giants have actually had a fairly impressive start to the 2015 season.
But, despite their winning record, the Big Blue have struggled more than any other team in the league in one particular area - limiting opponents in the passing game.
The Giants rank dead last in yards allowed through the air this season, and, after news today of an injury to a key member of their secondary, it doesn't look like things are about to get any better.
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As reported by ESPN's Josina Anderson, cornerback Prince Amukamara is facing up to one month on the sidelines through injury:
Yesterday's news that the starting right corner could miss Monday's crucial divisional game against the Eagles was already a blow for Giants fans, so to learn that Amukamara could miss a minimum of four games is a major setback
To make matters worse, that four-game spell includes a match-up against the Dallas Cowboys, meaning the Giants could be without a key defensive player against two NFC East rivals.
Should the worst be confirmed, the Giants have three options to replace Amukamara in the lineup moving forward.
Jayron Hosley, Trumaine McBride and Tevin Wade are the trio of CBs below the 26-year-old on the depth chart, with the latter most likely to be next in line.
Having given up 1,521 yards and eight touchdowns through the air this season, the last thing the Giants needed right now was to rely on backups to get the job done.
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