OK - I am officially nervous about this game. I'm a glass half empty kind of guy. Giants still have a good OL and a good running attack, but there's no denying that the passing attack and the overall offense is diminished with the absence of Burress. Eagles defense has been playing outstanding in the latter part of the season. Giants have to be careful with the ball and not turn it over, because it could be one of those 13-10, defensive struggles, where punting and field position is all important. In those kinds of game s one turnover that flips the field position could mean everything.
Maybe Giants should use Hixon on punt returns - forget about kickoff returns. If I'm right and there are not a lot of points scored, there won't be many opportunities for kickoffs and many more opportunities to make plays on punt returns. It's a chance to get the ball in the hands of your play makers more often.
Weather report has been revised and it looks now like there might be some snow showers on Sunday afternoon. Giants have to be able to throw the ball and take advantage of any opportunity they get that is presented by Eagles DBs in press coverage.
Finally - Eli, Eli, Eli. Play big like you did last year in the playoffs. I was listening to the radio today and the "experts" are still saying that Eli is not good enough to win the game for you. I guess they missed the playoffs last year. Nevertheless, we need him to play big, to play smart and not give away the one or two opportunities the team may have to hit a deep ball down the field.