Brandon Jacobs “hoping and praying” he’ll play this week

Giants running back Brandon jacobs told reporters that he didn’t know he wouldn’t be able to play in Monday night’s game against the Vikings until yesterday morning.

“It came down to this morning actually,” he said via the New York Daily News. “I didn’t know, and I came here to play football. I think they made the right call.”

Jacobs said that he’s “hoping and praying” that he’ll be able to play in this week’s game against the Eagles.

“I’m getting better,” he said, “and we’ll go from there.”

Peyton Hillis played pretty well in Jacobs’ absence.