The atmosphere in the New York Giants locker room is at an all-time high right now during the team’s season high three game winning streak. After starting the year 0-6, are now 3-6 and only a game and a half out of first place in the NFC East. A big reason for the Giants current winning streak, has been their defense who have only given up a total of 13 points through the past three games.
The Giants though could be without one of their best defensive players Sunday, when they take on the Green Bay Packers. That Giants player is defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, whose status for Sundays game is still uncertain because of a shoulder injury he sustained during the Giants last game against the Oakland Raiders.
JPP though did participate in Friday’s practice and looked pretty good in the eyes of Giants head coach Tom Coughlin. “Great. He worked. It appeared like he did okay,” Coughlin about how JPP looked during practice. “We’ll have to wait and see, but he was out there. He was pretty much in all the drills at some point for a few plays.”
The Giants currently have JPP listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Packers. Coughlin insists the team is hopeful that JPP will play.
“Well, the doctors and the trainers and everybody else will have to pass on that,” said New York’s coach on giving his star defensive lineman the green light.
During the Giants three game winning streak, JPP has 8 tackles, one sack, and has been putting a lot of pressure on the opposing quarterbacks. With Pierre-Paul looking like the JPP of old lately, the Giants need him healthy and ready to go for the rest of the season with the NFC East Division crown still up for grabs.
After Big Blue takes on the Packers this Sunday, it has a big NFC East Division matchup the following week against the Dallas Cowboys.