But keep in mind, the Giants are the team that was stranded in transit after the collapse of the Metrodome last year. Minor delays won't fluster them at this point of the game anyway. The Giants won't really get a chance to unwind, which means they'll still have their edge tonight.
Before the trip, the Giants were business as usual. QB Eli Manning leads the way with his calmness and professionalism....there's no reason to think anything's changed.
"I think guys are ready," Eli said Friday. "I think everybody has kept their cool. I don’t think guys are nervous or getting too excited. I know everybody is ready to go. Everybody is amped up, but I think everybody has done a good job keeping their cool knowing that we have to get prepared, we have to get our rest this week and make sure we’re ready. We do have a long plane ride. I think guys are ready to go play."
SFPD plans to place undercover officers in Giants' apparel throughout Candlestick tonight to deter altercations and violence. Last week against the Saints, there were "tons" of incidents in the stands and outside the venue.
Some injuries to watch....
For the Giants: WR Hakeem Nicks (ankle), TE Jake Ballard (knee), C David Baas (illness)
For San Francisco: LB Patrick Willis (knee), WR Ted Ginn Jr. (knee), CB Tarell Brown (thigh), S Dashon Goldson (ankle)
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