With a short week before Thursday's game, it appears D.J. Fluker's toe injury will keep him sidelined, a blow to the Giants' offensive line.
The usually reserved Manning is a team captain and an unquestioned leader. He prefers to lead by example. When he does speak, it's important.
Week 11 in the NFL is nearing completion, with only the Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks left on Monday Night Football (8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN App), and there were plenty of standout performances. Among the stellar showings were the ageless Tom Brady's three-touchdown day in Mexico City for the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers' Antonio Brown's three touchdown catches Thursday night.
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Perhaps the most striking part of the slate of games is the futility, which manifested itself with Nathan Peterman's five interceptions in one half for the Buffalo Bills in a loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. The Dallas Cowboys and Kansas City Chiefs also have a lot of explaining to do heading into Thanksgiving week.
-- John Silver
A big overtime catch and strong play at right tackle were among the positives for the Giants during their upset of Kansas City.
With Giants general manager Jerry Reese in the house, UCLA's Josh Rosen improved his stock as the potential head of the QB draft class.
The Giants looked considerably better than expected as they made key plays late and beat the Chiefs in OT, showing they haven't given up yet.
Shepard, 23, was added to the team's injury report Saturday because of an illness, but the team wants to test him in pregame warm-ups before making any determination, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Shepard will miss Sunday's game due to migraines, according to Schefter.
He missed two games earlier this season with an ankle injury but returned in Week 9 and stepped in as the No. 1 receiver for the Giants, who have lost Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall for the year.
In two games since his return, Shepard has totaled 16 catches for 212 yards, including 11 catches for 142 yards in last week's 31-21 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.
The Giants have lost three straight and enter Sunday's game with a 1-8 record.