Posted October 31, 2011 on AP on Fox

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 11: Hakeem Nicks #88 of the New York Giants runs the ball against the Oakland Raiders on October 11, 2009 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Giants defeated the Raiders 44-7. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
The New York Giants may be heading to New England for their first regular-season game against the Patriots since their Super Bowl season without their top receiver and one true deep threat. Hakeem Nicks tweaked a hamstring on the Giants' next-to-last series of the 20-17 win over Miami and his status for Sunday's game is uncertain. Coach Tom Coughlin described Nicks' injury as day to day, but hamstring injuries are troublesome. Cornerback Aaron Ross was sidelined for most of the 2009 season with a hamstring problem. Nicks' injury is a major concern because the Giants have relied on the passing game much more this season with the running game bogged down. The third-year pro is tied for 13th in the league with 38 catches, and that's despite drawing frequent double coverage. ''He's a big-play guy and he stretches that field for us and he's a guy that can go up and get it at any given time and change the momentum of the game,'' said second-year pro Victor Cruz, who would probably rep...
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