N.Y. Giants safeties vs. Tampa Bay TE Kellen Winslow
return to Tampa, where they started their
run in 2007 with a first-round playoff victory over the Bucs -- the first of three straight road playoff wins. The
are coming off a big win in Dallas Sunday night, but they might be without their best defensive lineman in
-- so Tampa Bay will look to run the ball after watching the
run successfully on them Sunday night.
This matchup originally was
vs. Winslow. Phillips is a second-year player who was emerging as a key member of the
defense, as evidenced by his two interceptions Monday night in Dallas. He makes plays in both the running and passing game and is tough to fool. But the
placed him on IR Thursday with a knee injury. Phillips will be a big loss for the
the rest of the way, especially when they are facing pass-catching tight ends.
Winslow is a tight end that lines up everywhere and creates tough matchups because of his speed and quickness. He will catch the ball inside or go deep. Despite a history of injuries since entering the league, he seems to be healthy this year.