Q & A: Nicks picks up some roaming charges

How much will Hakeem Nicks' first NFL touchdown cost him?

The rookie is certain to be fined - probably $10,000 - after running 54 yards with a screen pass and then, upon reaching the end zone, dialing the football like a cell phone and holding it up to his ear. He said he wasn't aware that players are prohibited from using the ball as a prop in their celebrations. "Now I know, so it's a good learning experience," he said. "Won't be any more of that." At least he didn't incur a penalty.

 

Whom was he calling?

"Somebody back home," he said.

 

Anyone else injured besides Eli Manning?

Kevin Boss hurt his ankle late in the first half when he caught a 24-yarder to the Chiefs' 7. But knowing that the team was without a timeout and that an injury would force a 10-second runoff that would have ended the half, Boss managed to limp to his position as Eli Manning spiked it to stop the clock with two seconds left, setting up a 25-yard field goal for a 17-3 lead. Boss played the rest of the game but was limping afterward.

 

Lawrence Tynes?

Sigh. He missed a field goal for the third straight week. At least this one was from 38 yards and not inside 30, like his previous two.

 

Finally some sacks, huh?

Yes. Five of them after going the previous two games and the first half of yesterday's game without one. They went to Michael Boley, Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora, Mathias Kiwanuka and Rocky Bernard. "We got to the quarterback today, which is a huge part of our game," Tom Coughlin said. "That is how we play."

 

How did Brandon Jacobs run?

Jacobs, above, had 92 yards on 21 carries, a week after 92 yards on 26 carries and some observations that he might be "tiptoeing" to the line of scrimmage. "It felt pretty good out there," Jacobs said. "It was kind of tough-it-out-type runs and making it in and moving the pile a little bit." Jacobs also had runs of 17 and 16 yards besides those pile-pushers.

 

And his little buddy?

After wearing a boot most of the week to protect his injured right ankle and foot, Ahmad Bradshaw had 64 yards on 12 carries and looked as shifty as ever. His second rush of the game was for 11 yards and featured a hard cut off his right foot.

 

Any confrontations between Jacobs and Tony Siragusa?

Not really. "He was being all 'Let's go, Brandon, they need you today,' that type of stuff,'' Jacobs said. "But it went in one ear and out the other.''

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