Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
NEW ORLEANS -- Hope all is well as we prepare for the best game of the week. I hate that it's starting at 1 p.m. ET, but Saints fans don't seem bothered. The tailgating was already in full force when I arrived at about 9:30 a.m. local time. On the way over, I bumped into the families of Giants defensive tackle Fred Robbins and running back Brandon Jacobs. This is a big game for Jacobs. He's come across as very thin-skinned with all this criticism of his yards-per-carry average. He needs to come out and have a big day. He'd love to do it in his native state of Louisiana. As we speak, a local marching band is putting on quite a show.
In case you're interested, here are the inactives:
Giants: WR Ramses Barden, RB Danny Ware, CB Aaron Ross, LB Michael Boley, T Adam Koets, T Guy Whimper, LB Clint Sintim, DT Chris Canty
Saints: Emergency QB Chase Daniel, CB Leigh Torrence, RB Lynell Hamilton, LB Lo-Lonn Dunbar, C Nick Leckey, DTKendrick Clancy, TE Darnell Dinkins