NYG Down To Single Healthy HB
East Rutherford, n.j. — Tom Coughlin doesn’t have many options at halfback for the winless New York Giants.
The choice now is rookie Michael Cox, and that’s it.
Veteran Brandon Jacobs, who ignited the running game for the first time this season in a 27-21 loss to the Chicago Bears on Thursday night, has a tweaked left hamstring.
He did not practice on Monday as the Giants (0-6) started work for next Monday night’s game against the Minnesota Vikings.
Jacobs insists he will play. Cox said he is ready. David Wilson and Da’Rel Scott are major question marks.
Wilson, the No. 1 back to start the season, had his troublesome neck injury examined by a spine specialist in California on Monday. He was hurt late in the first quarter against Philadelphia a little more than a week ago.
Roethlisbergers Expecting Again
Pittsburgh — The huddle at Ben Roethlisberger’s house is getting bigger.
The Steelers quarterback and wife Ashley are expecting the couple’s second child in early 2014. Roethlisberger released the news on his official website Monday evening.
Roethlisberger and his wife posted: “We are both excited and blessed to announce that we’re expecting baby (hash)2 in the spring!”
The baby will join big brother Ben Jr., born last November.
Chargers 19, Colts 9
San Diego — Philip Rivers threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to rookie Keenan Allen and Nick Novak kicked four field goals for San Diego, which used long drives to keep Andrew Luck off the field in a victory against Indianapolis.
Rivers methodically moved the Chargers (3-3) on three scoring drives of at least 74 yards as he rebounded from a three-interception performance in a dismal loss at Oakland.
The Colts (4-2) blew a chance to take a two-game lead over Tennessee in the AFC South. Colts receivers had several drops, including Darrius Heyward-Bey, who couldn’t bring in a likely long touchdown pass down the right sideline in the second quarter.
Novak’s fourth field goal, from 50 yards, came with 1:55 left.
There were family ties in this one: Chargers defensive coordinator John Pagano beat older brother Chuck, the Colts’ coach.
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