The Giants' defense has been one of the bigger surprises of 2015 so far thanks in part to their stellar play at cornerback.
Unfortunately, they'll need to readjust. Prince Amukamara will be out two to four weeks with a partial pectoral tear, coach Tom Coughlin told the media Thursday. The former first-round pick was among the best cornerbacks in football so far this season.
Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo returned to the team he won a Super Bowl with only to find the electric pass rush he once knew severely depleted. Nevertheless, he's used Amukamara's strength on the outside to re-engineer a front four that hasn't seen Jason Pierre-Paul practice once this season.
In different situations this season, he was able to use 5-11, 240-pound fullback Nikita Whitlock as a pass rusher in order to generate some pressure.
Here are other injuries we've been monitoring Thursday: