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Sunday, August 19th, 2007

Giants: What to watch for tonight

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The Giants are in Baltimore tonight (8 p.m., NBC) to take on the Ravens in their second exhibition game.

Here are some of the key things to watch.

• Can the Giants defend the run? They couldn’t last week against Carolina. The Panthers had several long runs and seemed to do whatever they wanted on the ground. Starting defensive tackle Fred Robbins should play more this week, and Justin Tuck moves in at left end. They should help. The Giants signed a pair of mammoth run-stopping defensive tackles this week — Manny Wright (345 pounds) and Tui Alailefaleula (375 pounds). It will be interesting to see if either gets any playing time, and whether or not either shows the ability to help.

• Amani Toomer and Aaron Ross. Toomer is coming off major knee surgery, and tonight’s game will mark his first live action. Ross, the No. 1 pick, was held out of last week’s game but should debut tonight.

• The placekicking battle. This week rookie Josh Huston should get a chance to handle field goals and extra …

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