EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. –- The winless New York Giants will head into Kansas City with a decimated offensive line.
The Giants will be without right guard Chris Snee (hip) and center David Baas (neck) against the Chiefs. The two starting offensive linemen and starting cornerback Corey Webster (hip) and tight end Adrien Robinson (foot) were ruled out for the game.
Offensive lineman David Diehl, who has been limited this week as he makes his way back from thumb surgery during the preseason, is listed as doubtful.
Coach Tom Coughlin would not reveal who will make up his patched-up offensive line Sunday.
"You'll have to see," Coughlin said.
The Giants (0-3) have a few options. They could start Jim Cordle at center with Kevin Boothe at left guard and James Brewer at right guard. Will Beatty and rookie Justin Pugh will remain at left and right tackle, respectively.
Or the Giants could opt for a more experienced veteran in Boothe at center. But that likely would require them to play two largely inexperienced guards in Brewer and Brandon Mosley.
Either way, the Giants' offense could be in for a long day in one of the most difficult venues for visiting teams in the NFL. The Chiefs are undefeated, and Arrowhead Stadium could be deafening, considering that the Giants surrendered seven sacks last week in a 38-0 drubbing at Carolina. And that was with Baas and Snee in the lineup.
"The fans are right on you," Coughlin said of the environment the Giants face. "It's a good environment. It's a loud, boisterous NFL community. It will be a good experience for us. There will be some issues, goal line, that part of the field. Hopefully we won't have issues hearing, but I am sure we will."
Beatty, the Giants' best young lineman prospect, struggled against Carolina, but Coughlin said he has seen Beatty's mindset improve this week.
"It's kind of what you have to do," Coughlin said. "You can't dwell on… yesterday's gone. You got to take care of the moment. He seemed to be in a good place this week in practice. He's not alone."
Part of the preparation this week for the young offensive lineman has been watching film of the Giants' preseason game against the Jets. Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton used to coach for the Jets.
"That is a great experience for me playing against the Jets, so I got to see all the multiple looks that they do," Pugh said. "Obviously, the defensive coordinator from Kansas City is from the same family tree as Rex Ryan, similar defense. So I think watching that film coupled with some of the ones we have already seen will be good for us."
With Webster out, the Giants will start Aaron Ross opposite Prince Amukamara. Linebacker Jacquian Williams (knee) and safety Cooper Taylor (shoulder) are questionable after both going through a limited practice on Friday.