For a team that is only one game above .500, the New York Giants have had to show a great deal of determination to get to where they are today. While the results haven’t always been perfect for the 3-2 Giants, the effort along the way has been admirable.
New York has been one of the league’s most banged-up teams this season. In fact, it's only had less than 10 players on the injury report for one game this season (at Panthers, Week 3). The most notable injuries New York has dealt with this season have been to wide receiver Hakeem Nicks (foot/knee), who has missed three games in a row, and defensive tackle Chris Canty, who is scheduled to be released from the physically unable to perform list after the San Francisco game.
The Giants have done their best to push through the setbacks, though, showing a remarkable amount of resiliency so far in 2012. The team has counted on multiple players to provide tough performances this season, and a few have really come through and delivered.
This article will rank the New York Giants’ grittiest players through the first five games of the season.