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Report: Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw May Be Out Against Patriots

The Giants will be without Ahmad Bradshaw against the Patriots on Sunday. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

UPDATE (3:06 p.m. ET): ESPN’s Adam Schefter offers a different spin to Bradshaw’s injury:

Person familar with Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw’s injury texted this: “Not serious injury – should play Sunday. No surgery (needed).”

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That vulnerable Patriots defense can exhale a little bit.

The Star-Ledger is reporting that New York Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw is out indefinitely after suffering a cracked bone in his foot during the Giants 20-17 win over Miami last week.

Bradshaw leads the Giants with 111 rushing attempts for 440 yards on the season. With his injury, the Giants will turn to Brandon Jacobs.

Jacobs career in New York has had it’s share of ups and downs. From 2007-2008, Jacobs flourished rushing for 2,098 yards and 19 touchdowns. But, since then his role has diminished.

In five games this season, Jacobs has just 42 carries for 126 yards and two touchdowns.

But, will the loss of Bradshaw hurt the Giants all that much?

Don’t count on it. The Giants will focus its attention the passing attack. Giants quarterback Eli Manning has passed the ball under 30 times in a game just once on the season. He’s completiting passes at a high rate (69 percent), and he’s not turning the ball over (seven total turnovers).

The Giants come into the game Sunday ranked No. 4 with 288 passing yards-per-game in the NFL. Meanwhile, the Patriots hide behind the worst passing defense.

Something has to give, right?

About Matthew Marcantonio - @M_Marcantonio

Matthew Marcantonio is the Patriots and college football editor at Sports of Boston. Marcantonio has contributed for two newspapers; the Sentinel & Enterprise (Leominster, Mass) and The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La) and held internships with The Bleacher Report and Sports Illustrated.

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