NFC teams need coverage plan

Injuries in the secondary could play a big part in determining both NFC playoff games, writes KC Joyner.

Originally Published: January 2, 2007
By KC Joyner | ESPN Insider
This weekend's NFC wild-card games feature a number of compelling personnel matchups on each side of the ball.

Giants offense vs. Eagles defense

Tiki Barber has been carrying the New York offense on his back lately, so it is very likely that Philadelphia will frequently bring one of its safeties up in the box to stop the run.

Doing this will leave Philadelphia's cornerbacks in single coverage against Plaxico Burress. This could be a big problem since these cornerbacks have had more than their share of trouble covering Burress, especially on deep passes.