AFC North: Domenik Hixon

Will 'Plax' play?

October, 26, 2008
10/26/08
5:07
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Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

Burress

PITTSBURGH -- New York Giants receiver Plaxico Burress was benched for disciplinary reasons in Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

But the bigger question is, will he play?

Backup receiver Domenik Hixon earned the start, and through one-plus quarters Burress has yet to see the field. The Giants already have tried a few spread sets without putting Burress in the game.

The Steelers lead 7-6 after stopping New York inside the 1-yard line on fourth down during its most recent drive.

Hixon will start for 'Plax'

October, 26, 2008
10/26/08
3:16
PM ET

Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

PITTSBURGH -- New York Giants backup receiver Domenik Hixon will start in place of Plaxico Burress in Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The official ruling just came down as the inactives for both teams were released.

Burress missed treatment for a neck injury and is facing discipline yet again by the Giants.

For Pittsburgh, key inactives include receiver Santonio Holmes (discipline) and tailback Willie Parker (knee).

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