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Number of 100-yard rushing games this season by Giants running back Tiki Barber.
Number of 100-yard rushing games allowed by the Lions this season. If the Lions could only muster 33 rushing yards last week against a Packers defense that was giving up an average of 149.8 per game, how is it going to fare against a Giants defense that is allowing an average of 124 per game and has not allowed a rushing touchdown this season?
Here's how bad it was last week: The Lions' leading rusher was quarterback Joey Harrington (12 yards), and that was mostly because he was running for his life. But Detroit should get help now that Kevin Jones has more fully recovered from a high ankle sprain. Last week he got only two carries for five yards.
Meanwhile, the Giants didn't get much rest during their bye week under their martinet coach, Tom Coughlin. But he had good reason to run his boys ragged: New York is 3-12 all-time after a bye week (Coughlin was 5-3 after byes as coach of the Jaguars).
"I would say [practices] were a little more intense" than usual, linebacker Barrett Green told the New York Daily News. Green, who played his first four seasons in the league with the Lions, has been nicknamed "Scrappy Doo" by fellow linebacker Carlos Emmons because of his diminutive size (6 feet, 225 pounds) and tenacious mentality.