The New York Giants secondary will be faced with the tough task of slowing down Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, who currently leads the league in receiving. In order to have success in shutting Megatron down, the Giants will call on former first-round pick Prince Amukamara to shadow the Lions top wideout.
Amukamara has been playing well this season, but there is no denying that he will be facing his hardest match up to date.
While the tough challenge could cause Amukamara to think twice about his strategy, he has no plans of changing what his strategy has been all season long.
“I think there are different ways to play them,” Amukamara said, via CBS New York. “Some guys might play a little less physical because they don’t want to get into that hand match with the guy. I haven’t changed my game for anyone. I am just as aggressive as anyone. I use my hands. You only get five yards and I think that’s the fastest way to slow a receiver down.”
The Giants have been eliminated from the postseason, so they have nothing but pride to play for over the final two weeks.
However, the Lions have their playoff hopes on the line, so they will be hoping that Johnson can get the better of Amukamara when they take the field.
Johnson is questionable for the game with a knee injury, but he has been able to play despite limited practice at multiple times this season and Week 16 should be no different.