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Andrews sent to hospital; Vick's MVP odds

A roundup: The Giants send Shawn Andrews to the hospital, Michael Vick's MVP odds soar and why Eagles fans should have been rooting for the Cowboys.

Andrews sent to hospital; Vick's MVP odds

Saints defensive back Malcolm Jenkins stripped Cowboys WR Roy Williams late in yesterday´s game. (AP Photo/Jose Yau)
Saints defensive back Malcolm Jenkins stripped Cowboys WR Roy Williams late in yesterday's game. (AP Photo/Jose Yau)

Rounding up a few things on this day after Thanksgiving.

Earlier, I posted on Brent Celek's role and production.

ANDREWS SENT TO HOSPITAL

According to multiple reports, Shawn Andrews' back pain was so bad on Thanksgiving that the Giants sent him to the hospital.

Pro Football Talk first reported that he was sent to the hospital. And a source confirmed it to Mike Garafolo of The Star-Ledger.

Andrews' back nearly sidelined him before last week's game against the Eagles, but he started at left tackle and played extremely well.

When Andrews was asked if the reports were true, he responded via Twitter: Still here smh (shaking my head) at 9:29 p.m. Thursday night.

Andrews did not practice Friday, according to Garafolo.

The Giants (6-4) have lost two in a row and host the Jaguars Sunday afternoon. The Birds take on New York for the second time in Week 15.

Update: Andrews remains in the hospital, according to the Giants' Twitter account. He has been listed as doubtful for Sunday.

VICK'S MVP ODDS

BoDog.com released its MVP odds on Wednesday, and the only player with better odds than Michael Vick is Philip Rivers.

Vick is listed at 7/2; Rivers is at 3/2. Tom Brady is third at 9/2, but he's definitely making a run. The odds came out a day before Brady completed 21 of 27 passes for 341 yards and four touchdowns on Thanksgiving Day. In the last four games, Brady has thrown 11 touchdowns and zero interceptions.

The Eagles, meanwhile, have risen to 7/1 to win the Super Bowl. That puts them tied for the best odds in the NFL with the Packers and Patriots.

The Ravens, Steelers and Falcons are 8/1.

SAINTS HOLD OFF COWBOYS

The Thanksgiving Day game with NFC implications was the Saints' win over the Cowboys.

Dallas battled back from 17-0 and 20-3 to take a 27-23 lead in the fourth quarter before blowing it, thanks in part to a costly Roy Williams fumble.

As crazy as it might sound, Eagles fans really should have been rooting for the Cowboys.

The NFC South has three teams with at least seven wins (the Falcons, Saints and Bucs). New Orleans improved to 8-3 and joins Atlanta as the only two 8-win teams in the conference.

The Eagles or Bears will have eight wins after Sunday. The Packers and Bucs could join that group also.

Meanwhile, the loss for the Cowboys insured that they won't finish with a winning record for the first time since 2004.

The Eagles still have to face Dallas in twice - in Weeks 14 and 17.


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