- The Washington Times - Saturday, November 28, 2009

The New York Giants have reached a crossroads in their season after losing five of six games.

Following a 26-6 loss at Denver, the Giants are 6-5 with three NFC East opponents up next on the schedule, two at home.

“We have a five-game schedule,” coach Tom Coughlin said Friday. “It’s one game at a time with these divisional games coming up. We have got to see how we come back now and rally back from a loss which none of us is proud of. We’ll use every aspect of motivation we can to get our guys back on track and get them to realize you are one game away from turning this thing back around.”

But with New York having lost to nearly every winning team it has faced this season, a turnaround might not be within reach.

Defensive tackle Barry Cofield said it was “good to know you have control over what happens” because the Cowboys and Eagles come to Giants Stadium, then New York is at Washington. A sweep of those games would make the Giants contenders again.

CARDINALS: Kurt Warner went through another full practice, but the Arizona quarterback is questionable for Sunday’s game at Tennessee.

Warner practiced all week after suffering a concussion in Sunday’s 21-13 victory at St. Louis. He passed all the required mental tests Tuesday.

Warner and Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt have said they plan to be cautious as they deal with the head injury. He has started 41 consecutive games for Arizona. If he doesn’t go, Matt Leinart would start.

SEAHAWKS: Running back Julius Jones will be a game-time decision for Seattle’s game against Sunday at St. Louis.

Jones missed last week with a lung contusion suffered against Arizona on Nov. 15. He did not practice at all last week and was held out of practice Wednesday before returning to limited duty the past two days.

JETS: Cornerbacks Dwight Lowery and Donald Strickland will not play against Carolina on Sunday because of injuries.

Lowery has a high ankle sprain that he suffered last Sunday in the loss at New England. He likely will be replaced in the starting lineup by Lito Sheppard.

Strickland, a key backup, suffered a concussion against the Patriots when he was hit hard by tackle Mark LeVoir on a block.

BILLS: Starting defensive tackle Marcus Stroud and starting cornerback Terrence McGee are questionable for Sunday’s game against Miami.

Stroud and McGee are nursing knee injuries; they missed last week’s loss at Jacksonville.

COLTS: Chris Polian, the son of team president Bill Polian, was promoted to vice president and general manager.

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