War Room: Giants at Patriots

Updated: September 24, 1999, 2:14 PM ET
The War Room
Giants offense vs. Patriots defense

The Giants offense has had monumental trouble establishing its running game. The inability to spread the field has directly affected the running room available for the Giants running backs and has forced the offensive line into situations where it is undermanned.

Sunday, however, the Giants have an opportunity to get the running game untracked against a Patriot defense that is weak up the middle. MLB Andy Katzenmoyer, the rookie out of Ohio State, has been battling a weak ankle and has had trouble stacking at the line of scrimmage. The Patriots have worked hard to scheme a way to protect Katzenmoyer, but DTs Chad Eaton and Henry Thomas in the first two games of the season have been unable to create any surge.