Jan 31, 2012 3:04 AM by Lee Douglas
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The NFC champion New York Giants have arrived in Indianapolis a day after the AFC champion New England Patriots hit town.
The two teams are preparing for Super Bowl 46 on Sunday.
The weather is a concern when the big game is held in a cold-weather climate. But temperatures in the mid-to-upper 50s are forecast for the first half of the week in Indianapolis. That's well above average for a city that usually has snow on the ground in early February.
The annual sideshow known as Media Day is scheduled for Tuesday at Lucas Oil Stadium. The league has issued around 2,000 credentials and is selling tickets for the first time.
Patriot's tight end Rob Gronkowski did not practice Monday because of his high left ankle sprain. Gronkowski suffered the sprain during the third quarter of the Patriots' victory over the Ravens in the AFC Championship game.
Gronkowski, who has not practiced since the injury, has 15 catches for 232 yards and three touchdowns this postseason. Coach Bill Belichick says Gronkowski is listed as day to day.