If the New York Giants plan to go into the Bay Area and topple the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, all hands need to be on deck. First and foremost would probably have been Giants tailback Ahmad Bradshaw, who has been one of the league's most effective running backs in the NFL. Bradshaw could be the type of grinder that can wear down the San Francisco front seven to help free up Eli Manning to pass it up on the Niners secondary.
Bradshaw has been hobbled with a foot injury (supposedly a cracked bone) though, which kept him out of Sunday's game against the Patriots. And he appears to be missing in action this week too. Adam Schefter of ESPN with the report.
The Giants will now have to turn to Brandon Jacobs to carry the load on Sunday. Jacobs did alright against New England. He'll have to replicate those numbers on Sunday against an intimidating 49ers front.