The Giants will end the season at home against Washington.
With running backs
“There will be a set plan,” Coughlin said Wednesday.
The Star-Ledger expects Hillis to be the primary back Sunday, with Jacobs and Brown being sprinkled into the running game. Brown, who has been out all season, is the real wild card.
Brown said there will be a special package of plays installed for him, but it doesn't appear Coughlin is ready to give Brown a heavy workload in his first game back.
"He’s ready to help," Coughlin said. "But there is a big difference between game day and practice. All I think about is how he played a year ago. I’m looking forward to the return of that player, quite frankly."
Cox received the first two carries of the game, but he totaled zero yards. He had four carries for 11 yards after the first two drives and had seven carries for 18 yards by halftime. But Hills was the more effective runner in the first half, totaling eight carries for 35 yards, so he got more work in the second half. Hillis finished with 70 yards on 20 carries.
The Giants are on a bye Week 9. When they return to action Week 10 vs. Oakland, running backs Brandon Jacobs (hamstring), David Wilson (neck) and Andre Brown (leg) could all be back from injuries, which would likely mean Cox slides down the depth chart again.
Cox, who shared backfield duties with Peyton Hillis, visits the Eagles in Week 8.
He and newly-signed Peyton Hillis are expected to split snaps with David Wilson (neck) and Brandon Jacobs (hamstring) sidelined.
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