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W2W4: Giants vs. Browns

The winless Cleveland Browns visit MetLife Stadium on Sunday.

Of course, 1 p.m. games at home against inferior opponents haven’t always gone smoothly for the Giants, who love to make things tough on themselves.

Here’s what to watch for on Sunday:

Sunday Funday? Jason Pierre-Paul says he isn’t having fun this season, with just 1.5 sacks through four games. After having 16.5 sacks last year, Pierre-Paul has been drawing a lot of attention from offenses.

Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora aren’t having a ton of fun either -– at least not the kind of fun they are used to having. But their mood could change on Sunday when the Giants face Brandon Weeden, who already has been sacked nine times this season. The Giants’ pass rush has to get on track at some point.

Trap Trent: Rookie running back Trent Richardson has been the Browns' offense. He leads the team in rushing (222 yards), receptions (15) and touchdowns (four).

The Giants have to contain Richardson and plug their leaky run defense.

After seeing LeSean McCoy rush for 123 yards against the Giants on Sunday night, Richardson sees room to run against New York.

“Oh yeah, if we put our hat on a number, just cover them up ... I think we can get good yardage on them,” Richardson said. “But at the same time, I know they’re going to throw everything they can at us."

“I’m pretty sure they’re going to game-plan around our running game,” he added. “So we need to make sure we open up the passing game so we can get some good runs in.”

No Nicks: The Giants will not have Hakeem Nicks, who is sidelined with swelling in his knee and pain in his surgically repaired foot, for the third straight game.

Domenik Hixon will make his second straight start. He had six catches for 114 yards Sunday night in Philadelphia and was targeted 11 times by Eli Manning. Victor Cruz will have to come up big again, and tight end Martellus Bennett will look to score a touchdown for the fourth time in five games.

Perhaps second-round pick Rueben Randle will get into the mix as well and answer the criticism he has heard about his work ethic.

Balanced attack: The Giants can give Manning some help by establishing the rushing attack.

Last week against the Eagles, the Giants only ran the ball 19 times for 57 yards. Ahmad Bradshaw gained 39 yards and Andre Brown only carried the ball five times.

Coach Tom Coughlin would like to see more carriesm and Brown should get more than five carries. However, Cleveland has yet to give up a rushing touchdown.

Play like a champion: The Giants need to play like a defending champion and take care of business by dispatching the winless Browns early.

Too many times, the Giants have allowed inferior teams to get off to quick starts on their turf in early games. They lost to Seattle and Washington and struggled to beat a then-winless Miami at home last year. And they needed a Justin Tuck halftime speech to get them to wake up against Jacksonville in 2010 at home.

The Giants need to start fast and finish, considering their final 11 games are against teams that made the playoffs last year or division foes.

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