The Giants have seen enough of Brian Westbrook over the years to know one thing for sure: They're much better off if he's not on the field.
They might get their wish tomorrow, too, since Westbrook, the Eagles' running back and one of the biggest Giant-killers of them all, has been sidelined all week with the after-effects of a concussion. Even though the Eagles list him as "questionable," Westbrook hadn't even been cleared to work out as of Friday.
His status will be a game-time decision, said Eagles coach Andy Reid, but the team is obviously being cautious since Westbrook was knocked unconscious for close to a minute on Monday night and was still experiencing mild headaches on Wednesday. If he can't play, one of the Giants' biggest headaches will have disappeared.
"I think they lose a lot (if he doesn't play)," said Giants defensive end Justin Tuck. "Obviously (rookie LeSean) McCoy is a talented running back, but Westbrook is one of the most diverse. And he's been a Giant-killer over the years, so I think they lose a lot without him."