Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/7/12
Before the New York Giants can trot off and enjoy their upcoming bye week, they'd like nothing more than to emerge with a win against a Cincinnati Bengals team that, despite its 3-5 record, is built very much like the Pittsburgh Steelers. Pittsburgh handed the Giants a 24-20 defeat last week. "They have a good defense," quarterback Eli Manning said of the Bengals, who are tied with Miami for 10th in the league with 23 sacks. "They do a good job of getting to the quarterback, getting the pass rush, and they have some good blitzes. They have a bunch of talented guys back in the secondary. Overall, they're a very sound, talented defense." That's not exactly good news for a Giants passing game that has not only been off balance, but that seems to have no answers of late to counter what opposing defenses have done to them. One of the biggest factors is that defenses have capitalized on the absence of receiver Hakeem Nicks, who typically draws double coverage. Hicks has been inj...
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