Even though both Brandon Jacobs and Andre Brown will be healthy and ready to play this week, running back Peyton Hillis is expected to be the Giants primary back against the Raiders, according to the Newark Star-Ledger.
Hillis will be a big part of Sunday’s plan. He played well in his first two games with the Giants, the only two games they’ve won this season. He ran for 106 yards and a touchdown in those games, and proved reliable as a pass blocker.
Hillis is expected to be the primary option with Jacobs and Brown sprinkled into the equation.
The Giants would be wise to stick with Hillis who’s been a big part of their two game winning streak.
Brown on the other hand needs to get his feet wet and knock off the rust.
Giants head coach Tom Coughlin says Brown is ready to help them out.
“He’s ready to help,” Coughlin said. “But there is a big difference between game day and practice.”