Brandon Jacobs fortunate to escape Brian Williams' fate
Vince Wilfork's unpenalized poke of Brandon Jacobs' eye Saturday night had to make at least one onlooker in Giants Stadium wince more than the other 77,000 or so.
Brian Williams, a star center for the Giants in the 1990s, was in the house with his son and visited with former friends and teammates on the field before the game.
In training camp in 1997, at a time when Williams was viewed as perhaps the best and most indispensable player on the team, he accidentally was poked in the eye by teammate Bernard Holsey and missed the next two seasons.
Williams returned for the '99 campaign, but then was through.