Giants look for inspiration in New Orleans

A bit chillier than expected, but otherwise it looks like a fine morning here in New Orleans, where tonight the New York Giants will take on the Saints in a Monday Night Football matchup on ESPN. Lots of people here have been expressing great confidence about the Saints' chances in this game. I just did a radio hit with a host who was cackling about how badly the Giants are going to get abused by Drew Brees, Jimmy Graham, Darren Sproles and Roman Harper. Of course, I told the guy I have no idea what's going to happen since I always pick the Giants game wrong. He couldn't hear me, I don't think, over the cackling.

Anyway, we'll have a ton of coverage, as I'm sure you would expect. ESPNNewYork.com will be in the house tonight, as will NFC South blogger Pat Yasinskas. You can check out our Monday Night HQ page, which will be updated throughout the day with various stories and angles about the game. And I'll be blogging and live-chatting from the Superdome this evening with Pat, Matt Williamson and others.

Meanwhile, nice story here from Kimberly Martin of Newsday, who spent some time down here last week with Chad Jones, the Giants' 2010 third-round draft pick who was nearly killed in a car accident a year and a half ago, and is trying to rehab so he can one day realize his dream and play for the Giants. Jones will be on the Giants' sideline tonight, and the New Orleans native and LSU alum is not remotely torn as to which team he's rooting for.