Hakeem Nicks has been bothered by foot and knee injuries much of the season and has not scored a touchdown since Sept. 16 vs. Tampa Bay. He rested during the bye week and said he feels better than he has at any point during the season.
"I'm feeling good and ready to get after it," Nicks said. "My bursting wasn't there the way I felt like it should have been due to some injuries, but I'm feeling pretty good now and that time off helped me get my body right and most of all my mind right for this stretch and I'm just ready to get it going."
Nicks said he is focusing on gaining more yardage after catching the ball.
"When I self-scout for myself, I feel like I need to start doing that some more," he said. "I think maybe earlier in the season, it hindered me a little bit because I couldn't really catch and burst right away due to the knee and the foot or just not trusting it to make a solid plant on it at full speed. I think this time off and with this schedule we have I'm ready to get after it."
*The New York Giants and New York Cares will host their fifteenth annual Coat Drive this Sunday. Giants Fans are encouraged to donate their gently worn coats by bringing them to either of the Fed Ex trucks parked in front of the MetLife and Verizon Gates prior to the game, or to New York Cares volunteers who will be at every entrance gate. New York Cares is a non-profit organization that helps warm thousands of men, women and children by providing winter coats to homeless shelters, community organizations, centers for battered women, and agencies serving senior citizens across the metropolitan area. Donations are more appreciated than ever before.