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Sunday, January 11, 2009
Greetings from the Meadowlands

By Dan Graziano
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- We're about 30 minutes away from kickoff and Giants running back Brandon Jacobs just called all his teammates over for a spirited discussion in the end zone.

It's in the high 20s, but the players are under bright sunshine. A lot of people were worried about high winds, but right now, it doesn't seem like much of a factor on the field. Sal Paolantonio will be joining me in a moment. We'll see if he has any last-minute information.

Inactives for the Giants today: RB Danny Ware, CB Rashad Barksdale, LB Gerris Wilkinson, T Adam Koets, DE Dave Tollefson, DT Jeremy Clark, DT Leger Douzable, WR Mario Manningham

Eagles: QB A.J. Feeley, CB Dimitri Patterson, RB Lorenzo Booker, LB Joe Mays, DE Bryan Smith, G/T Shawn Andrews, WR Greg Lewis, TE Matt Schobel

No huge surprises there. Lewis was carted off the field before last week's game against the Vikings with an ankle sprain but he returned. Schobel, of TCU fame, was in the lineup last week because of L.J. Smith's absence. We'll see if Smith gets his starting job back. Brent Celek has played really well in his absence.