Beyond Ellis Hobbs himself, one of the most concerned people about his status is Giants defensive end David Tollefson.
It was Tollefson who delivered the helmet-to-helmet hit on the opening kickoff of the second half that led to Hobbs' being taken off the field on a stretcher. The Eagles said last night that X-rays were negative, that Hobbs had feeling in his extremities and that he was to have an MRI exam this morning. Hobbs told ESPN, "I'll be back."
We should hear more about Hobbs when Andy Reid addresses the media at noon.
The overnight ratings are in. With a 15.9 overnight, the game was the fourth-highest rated game in SNF history, was up 31 percent over last year’s Week 11 game, was the top-rated show on Sunday night for 11th straight week, and was the best November primetime NFL rating in 12 years, according to overnight data released today by the Nielsen Company.
As you would expect, Philadelphia had the top rating among the metered markets at 38.1. Interestingly, Norfolk was second at 26.3. Obviously, folks in Michael Vick's home area are still following the QB. New York, by the way, was seventh at 20.1
Interesting point by Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News: Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs ran the ball 17 times combined last night. Thirteen were to the right, three up the middle and only one to the left. Seems that the Giants' reconstructed offensive line and the lack of practice time by left tackle Shawn Andrews had an impact on the game plan, at least that's what the trend shows.
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