New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning said Sunday he is not worried about the Jets’ season ending with injuries to key players, despite the loss of starting running back Shane Vereen and starting cornerback Darrelle Revis.
The Giants were expected to play without linebacker Justin Tuck and cornerback James Ihedigbo, and their offense is unlikely to be as potent as it was last season.
But the loss could help keep the team competitive against teams with an easier schedule.
“I think there’s no doubt in my mind we’re going, we’re not going to finish off like we did last year, and I think that’s something that we’re very excited about,” Manning said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”
“We’re still in a great spot.
We’re not exactly at the same level as we were last year.
I think we’re still very close.
But I think the team is ready to go.”
The Jets (6-6) have won seven straight games, including three straight to start the season, and have a chance to make the playoffs.
They play the Carolina Panthers on Sunday night.
“We need to go out there and win every game, and we know that, and it’s just a matter of playing our game, playing our defense, playing some of the things we’re doing and doing some of our little things, and just continuing to be consistent,” Manning added.
New York has a bye week to prepare for a divisional game with the Philadelphia Eagles.