Originally posted on The Rap Sheet  |  Last updated 11/27/11
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After a stellar pre-game meal at Silk City Diner, we’ve landed at Lincoln Financial Field. In a few hours, the Patriots and Eagles will be playing, but we still have more than two hours before kickoff. Coach Bill Belichick was out on the field early, walking around in his suit and checking the turf. Players were warned to wear long spikes this week, so maybe the field is an issue. Anyway, there isn’t much intrigue for the Patriots, who have already declared six players out. That means just one more inactive, and the expectation is that it’ll be QB Ryan Mallett. As for the Eagles, we will wait to see whether CB Nnamdi Asomugha (knee) and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ankle). If they both don’t play, the Eagles will dress just four CBs. Stay tuned…
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