and starting safety Rodney McLeod,Jenkins is one of two members of the starting secondary healthy, along with cornerback Jalen Mills. Top corner Ronald Darby will miss several weeks with a dislocated ankle, cornerback Jaylen Watkins and backup safety Corey Graham missed practice for a second straight day Thursday, and are all major question marks for Sunday.
The defensive line, doesn’t have such issues, however, and it has been among the sport’s best so far, notching eight sacks. That just so happens to be the Giants’ weakness. The Big Blue offensive line has allowed eight sacks, and quarterback Eli Manning has come under fire as a result in their 0-2 start.
which the rivals split. But this group is different. It now includes veterans Tim Jernigan and Chris Long,The Eagles didn’t have much luck getting to Manning last year, sacking him just once in two games,<strong>Womens Brandon Linder Jersey</strong>, along with first-round pick Derek Barnett, all of whom have added significant depth and ability to the stellar group.
“Every down, every play, we’re just trying to dominate,” Jernigan said. “The rush is a huge part of our defense.”
The Eagles defensive linemen have said all the right things this week. They have praised the Giants’ struggling offensive line and described embattled left tackle Ereck Flowers as a physical force. They have tried to make their opponent Sunday afternoon sound like a premier unit.
“I don’t know if it’s an advantage [we have], but it’s definitely one of those things we’ve circled and highlighted for us to have success,” Jenkins said. “That’s an area we’re going to have to win. We’re putting a lot on our D-line obviously.”