With struggling Paul Perkins sidelined, the question was whether it would be Orleans Darkwa or rookie Wayne Gallman taking control of the Giants’ backfield in Week 5. It turns out the answer was both. Gallman was on the field for 25 plays and posted 82 yards on 16 touches. Darkwa played 20 snaps and generated 72 yards and a score on nine touches. Passing-down specialist Shane Vereen also was involved, handling five carries and four targets on 21 snaps. Considering no one clearly emerged, it’s fair to assume this committee will remain in place against Denver in Week 6. None of the backs are recommended starters.
Garrett was explosive early, and had a sack on his first play. But in the second half, he was laboring noticeably on the ankle. It’s worth watching him closely to see if he regains full health while playing with the ankle at less than 100 percent. — Pat McManamon
Elite Kids Jaromir Jagr Jersey The Steelers need Marcus Gilbert (hamstring) back in the worst way. One of the game’s best right tackles has missed half the season, and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is on pace for 29 sacks this season. Gilbert practiced early last week but suffered a setback, so the team likely needs to see him go through a full session on Friday. — Jeremy Fowler
16.9 percent chance. The Cowboys peaked at a 71.5 percent chance of making the playoffs following their Week 1 win. There’s still plenty of season left for Dallas, which will regroup during its Week 6 bye.
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70.9 percent chance. Ben Roethlisberger’s five interceptions at home were shocking, and the blowout loss to the Jaguars dropped the Steelers’ playoff chances from 92.9 to 70.9 percent. It’s a big drop, but they still have the fourth-best chances in the AFC.