You see, Brian Westbrook probably won't be playing due to the concussion he sustained last night in the first quarter of their 27-17 win over the Redskins. A year after setting a personal best with 14 total touchdowns, including a career high nine rushing touchdowns, he remained the Eagles' most dangerous single playmaker, able to run and catch the ball out of the backfield.
Before he ran headlong into Redskin linebacker London Fletcher's knee, Westbrook had been clipping along at a 4.8-yard per carry pace.
The Giants did manage Westbrook well in their playoff loss at Giants Stadium last year, limiting him to 36 yards on 18 carries and no touchdowns. But he rushed for 131 yards and a touchdown and caught a touchdown pass in the regular season matchup in the Meadowlands. He was a non-factor in the Giants' Nov. 9 victory in Philadelphia. Four of his 20 career 100-yard rushing games have come against the Giants.
Not that the Giants won't have their hands full, anyway, with Donovan McNabb's mobility complemented by the occasional Wildcat formation with Michael Vick, but not having Westbrook to worry about could be a plus.
Here's a link to the play and other highlights of that game.
What do you think? Could this tilt things the Giants' way Sunday?