PHILADELPHIA -- Hello and welcome to live coverage from Lincoln Financial Field in the heart of South Philly. As we speak, New York Giants left tackle Shawn Andrews, formerly with the Eagles, is jogging around the field while holding an unusually large CD player.
Coach Tom Coughlin said Andrews would be a game-time decision, but we'll actually know about an hour or so before kickoff when the teams turn in their inactives to the NFC East blog and other publications. If Andrews can't go, William Beatty would likely start for him at left tackle. Eagles defensive coordinator Sean McDermott will try to take advantage of the Giants' situation along the offensive line.
I would expect to see some safety blitzes early in this game. And the Giants' receivers need to concentrate on securing the ball, because the Eagles' defensive backs have been really good at catching tipped passes this season. And the Giants have provided plenty of those. I'll keep my eye on Andrews for you guys. He's waving his left hand in a wild fashion, which might suggest that he's enjoying a song.