Federer won the match that gave Switzerland the Davis Cup title over France, one of the few major tennis accomplishments that had eluded him.
Rodgers is a master of the hard count, using rhythm and inflection before the snap of the ball to exploit opponents’ aggressiveness and expose their intentions.
New Orleans is contending for the N.F.C. South title, but only because the Saints, at 4-6, appear no more mediocre than the rest of the division.
The Giants’ 3-7 record has raised questions about the job security of Coach Tom Coughlin and General Manager Jerry Reese.
The Giants’ Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who may be the healthiest he has been in weeks, will be asked to stop Dez Bryant, who caught nine passes for 151 yards against the Giants in Week 7.