by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (6:25 pm ET) Despite surrendering more than 400 yards, the Giants had a pretty strong defensive effort during a 30-17 win Week 3 vs. Houston.
The Texans did finish with 411 yards (119 rushing) and were playing without star running back Arian Foster (hamstring). But the Giants held Houston to no points, four first downs and 83 yards in the first half.
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (9/19/14) Giants defensive lineman Markus Kuhn is officially probable for Week 3 against the Texans, after getting through the week in practice without limitation due to an ankle injury.
Giants rule out three for Week 3
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (9/19/14) The Giants have ruled out linebackers Jon Beason (foot) and Devon Kennard (hamstring) along with wide receiver Odell Beckham (hamstring) for Week 3 against the Texans. All three players sat out throughout the week of practice.
Jon Beason hopeful he can play Week 3
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (9/18/14) Although he didn't practice for a second straight day Thursday, Giants linebacker Jon Beason expressed optimism he might play Week 3 vs. Houston despite a foot injury.
"It feels a whole lot better, and when I say a whole lot, that is good," Beason said. "Not a little, based on the way it felt on Sunday. Sunday to Tuesday was huge."
Beason said he will travel to Charlotte, N.C., Friday to meet with renowned foot and ankle specialist Dr. Robert Anderson.
"Based on how it feels [I don't think it's fractured]," Beason said. "When I first did it [in June], I couldn't walk. Sunday night I felt I could walk on it. Monday I felt a little bit better. Tuesday I felt drastically better, which is good."
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