Justin Tuck was a big part of the way the Giants finished the win on Sunday, coming up with a fourth-quarter sack as the defense came to life in the last few drives and sealed the win with an interception. But there was a point when Tuck wasn’t sure he would make it to those crucial plays.
“I didn’t necessarily think I would make it through the game, honestly,” the defensive captain said of playing for the first time since Week 3 on Sept. 25 and only his third game in the first seven. “There are some things that I wish felt better than they do, but I made it through the football game and we’re just going to go forward this week.”
Tuck said it was “the energy from the crowd in the fourth quarter” that helped get him through the game.
“You kind of forget about some stuff,” he said. “And then when your adrenaline comes down and I’m sitting there talking to you guys on the podium (at a post-game press conference), ehh, you kind of regret some of the decisions you made during that game.”
Tuck said he is sore from the game. As for his actual injuries (neck and groin), he said they “feel like they’re injuries.” He was supposed to play about 35 snaps and wound up taking 38. The good news: While Tuck is paying a physical price today for playing on Sunday, he said he did not suffer anything that he would classify as a setback to any of his injuries.