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Jason Pierre-Paul guarantees victory for Giants in Green Bay

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Jason Pierre-Paul is in full-on Joe Namath mode.

Pierre-Paul, the Giants defensive end who led the team with 16.5 sacks during the regular season, has guaranteed that the Giants are going to win in Green Bay on Sunday.

“We’re going to win,” Jason Pierre-Paul said. “One hundred percent we’re going to win . . . because we’re the best.”

It’s not surprising that the Giants’ defense is feeling confident given the way it has played the last three weeks, but Giants coach Tom Coughlin wasn’t quite as brash in his own thoughts on the Packers game.

“If we can continue to play defense like that, we can make ourselves heard in this tournament,” Coughlin said.

Pierre-Paul’s comments will surely be heard in Green Bay.

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208 Responses to “Jason Pierre-Paul guarantees victory for Giants in Green Bay”
  1. mikea311 says: Jan 9, 2012 10:28 AM

    Its not like they aren’t backing it up right now.

  2. cakemixa says: Jan 9, 2012 10:29 AM

    Gotta love arrogance from NY teams.

  3. evomike06 says: Jan 9, 2012 10:29 AM

    Another loud mouth Giant! Do these guys not get every time they open there mouths talking trash, they end up getting the S*** kicked out of them the following weekend lol

  4. tunescribe says: Jan 9, 2012 10:29 AM

    Has Rex Ryan been hired as a Giants consultant? We all knew he wanted to be in the playoffs but this is ridiculous.

  5. musiccitymiracle says: Jan 9, 2012 10:30 AM

    You would think the Giants would learn a lesson from Rex Ryan’s idiocy: don’t make guarantees of victory

  6. ingraven says: Jan 9, 2012 10:30 AM

    why are you “running your mouth” ALREADY???

  7. jrmbadger says: Jan 9, 2012 10:30 AM

    Wow….

    Just, wow….

    Is there some chemical in the NY water that gives you a big head….

    It’s like the Jets are in the playoffs again.

  8. calloustongue says: Jan 9, 2012 10:30 AM

    Confidence is good. Swagger is great. Giving Aaron Rodgers more motivation= utter stupidity.

    Good luck coming into Lambeau and backing that up.

    Glad the Giants and NY media already have this game in the bag. The beatdown in Titletown will be that much more enjoyable.

  9. duanethomas says: Jan 9, 2012 10:30 AM

    His jersey number is higher than his IQ. Big Mouth small brain.

  10. raiderej says: Jan 9, 2012 10:31 AM

    These guarantees are worthless by players because there are no repercussions when they are wrong!!!

  11. dammitjim30 says: Jan 9, 2012 10:31 AM

    He’ll come back to reality after next Sunday’s game

  12. waxthat says: Jan 9, 2012 10:31 AM

    JPP…lol 9-7 in regular season..one playoff victory against a Falcons teams that rarely wakes up for the big game. Lol..puuuhhlease.

    I hope you do beat GB, so that SF or NO can stomp you in the NFC championship game.

  13. nachohippo says: Jan 9, 2012 10:32 AM

    You down with JPP?

  14. lbpackfan says: Jan 9, 2012 10:33 AM

    Last year it was Antrel Rolle guaranteeing victory in Green Bay…

  15. fngs1 says: Jan 9, 2012 10:33 AM

    I thought Rex Ryan was on the J-E-T-S. Well someone in NY has to keep the dream alive i guess.

  16. jrmbadger says: Jan 9, 2012 10:33 AM

    mikea311 says:
    Jan 9, 2012 10:28 AM
    Its not like they aren’t backing it up right now.
    =================================

    They played a good game….. BUT the media and everyone else needs to calm down a bit. It was Atlanta. Matt Ryan has made pooping the bed in the playoffs a yearly ritual.

    I’m ok with confidence, but giving one of the most explosive offenses in the league bulletin board material is asinine.

  17. tonymission says: Jan 9, 2012 10:33 AM

    Didn’t they give up 400+ points this year and over 40 to GB? Packers aren’t the Falcons, let’s get that straight.

  18. briank1ne says: Jan 9, 2012 10:33 AM

    Shut ur mouth and play the game! Just cause of that i want gb to win

  19. test2402 says: Jan 9, 2012 10:34 AM

    I guarantee victory for Tim Tebow.

  20. gopats23 says: Jan 9, 2012 10:35 AM

    Umm, where in that quote did it say guarantee?

    It sounded a lot like an opinion to me

  21. mialto says: Jan 9, 2012 10:35 AM

    Go Giants! – Sincerely Bears Fans

  22. pitchblack816 says: Jan 9, 2012 10:35 AM

    I thought Rex Ryan was already out of the playoffs……

  23. westmantooth says: Jan 9, 2012 10:35 AM

    Oh no… Really a bad idea.

  24. pkrjones says: Jan 9, 2012 10:36 AM

    Thanks for the confirmation JPP ~ I’ll be 2nd mortgaging my house and calling Vegas, shortly. Maybe one of the NYG wily vets should have told you NOT to shoot your mouth off BEFORE facing the defending Super Bowl Champs. GB-45, NYG – 17… thanks for the pep-talk.

  25. acdc84 says: Jan 9, 2012 10:36 AM

    This isn’t 2007. Rodgers is going to throw all over that defense.

  26. dourselfafavreandretire says: Jan 9, 2012 10:36 AM

    Lol. We’ve all seen what happens when rodgers slides in the draft. Now I cant wait to see when McCarthy reads the team this statement. You know Clay, Woodson and Finley are in full on game mode this week. Cant wait for this matchup. New York fans you have been warned.

  27. bvanbvan says: Jan 9, 2012 10:36 AM

    Bring it gnats!

  28. raven410 says: Jan 9, 2012 10:36 AM

    JPP…That was a mistake!!!

  29. kd727 says: Jan 9, 2012 10:36 AM

    Randy Marsh: “It’s on”

  30. bigd9484 says: Jan 9, 2012 10:37 AM

    *Yawn* Maybe it’s from the Jets the last few years, but the whole guarantee thing has gotten pretty old. Reporters need to start hounding the people making these stupid comments, and asking them stupid questions after they lose like: “Hey Rex Ryan, I noticed the Jets were cut out of the playoffs this week, didn’t you guarantee a super bowl win?” “Is this going to make you stop saying stupid things like this in the future?”

  31. shlort says: Jan 9, 2012 10:37 AM

    JPP’s future guarantees wont hold much water if they fail to win Sunday against GB. It is smack talk like that that gets your opponent fired up. GB needed a little something to get them motivated for the game. I am sure JPP will be getting a few thank you cards from Packers Nation next week about this time.

  32. proBirdie says: Jan 9, 2012 10:38 AM

    Wild card teams usually look good until they meet the rested bye team. Pack will destroy Giants

  33. ticalcaldwell says: Jan 9, 2012 10:38 AM

    guarantees…..those always turn out well

  34. muskyhunter2542 says: Jan 9, 2012 10:38 AM

    Oh boy, here we go!!!

  35. mrturophile says: Jan 9, 2012 10:39 AM

    Even though JPP has a lean physique, the phrase, “Shut up, fat boy” springs to mind.

  36. boover3 says: Jan 9, 2012 10:39 AM

    Like the Packers needed any more bulletin board material.

  37. cmb79 says: Jan 9, 2012 10:40 AM

    Should be fun regardless of the bulletin board material. I don’t even think professionals really care about who talks.

  38. anthonydilweg says: Jan 9, 2012 10:40 AM

    I cant wait to hear all the NY crybabies after this game. Complete with Eli’s “hey he just gave me a grundy and stole my girlfriend” look.

  39. hodag54501 says: Jan 9, 2012 10:41 AM

    So we have to listen/read to a week’s worth full of this blather before the game is played.
    Football: 3 hours of action surrounded by 165 hours of waiting and blarney.
    The Packers will be healed and ready to go.

  40. bawston1 says: Jan 9, 2012 10:41 AM

    I tend to agree with him.. The Gmen have the best defense of any team left in the playoffs.

  41. similis says: Jan 9, 2012 10:41 AM

    As a Packers fan, thank you Jason Pierre-Paul!

  42. txbearmeat says: Jan 9, 2012 10:42 AM

    Not worried. In order for NYG to win, they have to:

    Run the ball well.
    Hit AR a TON
    Not have any Turnovers
    Pass for like 400 yards
    Hope GB’s WR’s drop a lot of balls.

    A couple of those things will happen, but not likely all five.

    I expect a competitive game with GB pulling away late. They are just the better team this year.

  43. muskyhunter2542 says: Jan 9, 2012 10:42 AM

    Its not like they aren’t backing it up right now.

    Against The Cowboys that are inept, and the Falcons that had no business in the playoffs either.

  44. jbythebay says: Jan 9, 2012 10:43 AM

    What do we get if he’s wrong? The only way you can guarantee something is by offering some sort of reimbursement if you’re wrong

  45. yamchargers says: Jan 9, 2012 10:43 AM

    Well they did crush the mighty Falcons!

  46. marvsleezy says: Jan 9, 2012 10:45 AM

    Two ways to look at this.

    1. Guaranteeing victory can anger, inspire, and motivate your opponent.

    But:

    2. What are they going to do, play harder?

    (thats actually a doug flutie quote b4 a playoff game with miami)

  47. glynners says: Jan 9, 2012 10:46 AM

    On the list of stupid things to do before an away playoff game…

    “guaranteeing victory” is pretty much top

  48. muskyhunter2542 says: Jan 9, 2012 10:47 AM

    I tend to agree with him.. The Gmen have the best defense of any team left in the playoffs.

    Its not 1985… Defense does NOT win Champoinships anymore!!!

  49. eric12401 says: Jan 9, 2012 10:47 AM

    As a Giants fan, I hate when Rolle gets going with his loud mouth and giving the other team bulletin board material. But a full blown guarantee from JPP against GB in Lambeau? Just shut your mouths and play the game.

  50. minnesconsin says: Jan 9, 2012 10:47 AM

    “. . . because we’re the best.”

    9-7 can hardly be considered the best.

    the Giants are a good team, and they do have the potential to upset Green Bay this weekend. I’d have much rather seen my team face the Falcons than the G-men — but come on, let’s not get carried away.

    The last time the Giants D had the chance to prove to the Packers that they were “the best,” Rodgers took all of 50 seconds or so to drive the Packers from their own 20 to the Giants 10. And JPP had 3 tackles, 0 sacks.

    The Packers D is bad, but the Giants are going to have to be incredible to win this game. NYG scored 30+ points just 4 times the entire season, averaging less than 25ppg. They’ll probably need 40 to beat Green Bay at home.

    And the stat everyone harps on the Packers’ D about is the yardage per game — which is atrocious. But the Giants were in the bottom 5 or so as well at almost 380 YPG.

  51. dvdman123 says: Jan 9, 2012 10:49 AM

    Hmmmmmm I like the Packers in this game but something tells me this game won’t be decided until late in the 4th.

  52. purpleisreallypinkyouknow says: Jan 9, 2012 10:49 AM

    Atta boy, and I’m going to go out on a limb and guarantee the Packer’s win. There.

    Something tells me Aaron Ross’s injury may play HUGE in this game

    If Finley, Driver, and Jennings didn’t have the dropsies in the last game, it wouldn’t have even been nearly as close, and now with an entirely healthy team and the Packers gettingtheir O-line and Jennings back this week, I’m not worried.

    Something tells me the refs will have a tighter rope on this one and won’t be letting the Giants mug the Packers receivers and TE’s all day like the last game. One thing you can guarantee on is NY showing up and trying to start fights and trash talk like they have all year. Crowd noise will be an issue for Manning….guaranteed.

    Get your popcorn ready.

    Packers – 41
    GAINTS – 27
    No, it’s not a typo, either.

  53. greymares says: Jan 9, 2012 10:51 AM

    I guess it’s alright to feel good about yourself, but why say it ? just saying.

  54. angrycorgi says: Jan 9, 2012 10:51 AM

    Famous Last Words…

  55. gbfan says: Jan 9, 2012 10:51 AM

    Keep them coming NYG, Rodgers loves bulletin board material.

  56. bcjim says: Jan 9, 2012 10:52 AM

    Hope his guarantees are worth more than Antrelle Rolles!

    His guarantees weren’t any good against the Redskins!!

  57. jackntorres says: Jan 9, 2012 10:52 AM

    In his defense, GB has looked more than beatable for the past month.

  58. hscorpio says: Jan 9, 2012 10:53 AM

    Osi Icantspellhisname also said that Rodgers is the 4th best QB in football after Brees, Brady and Manning. I mean no disrespect to those 3 but I think Rodgers will be anxious to prove he doesn’t take a backseat to anyone.

    Given that they put up 38 & 47 on the Giants in Rodgers’ 2 games vs them, there isn’t much room to improve.

    One thing I know for sure…playing good vs Romo, Sanchez and Ryan is not the same as playing good vs Rodgers (or Brees, Brady & Manning).

  59. 2greatgoldens says: Jan 9, 2012 10:55 AM

    Ah yes… you can tell the NY circus is coming to town! Enjoy all the hype over your “big” win yesterday. Matt Ryan is like a high school QB compared to Rodgers.

  60. letsgosharks says: Jan 9, 2012 10:55 AM

    ok I just bet my life savings and put up my house on the Giants because Pierre Paul has made this guarantee .I can’t wait to be wealthy!!!

  61. waxdaclam says: Jan 9, 2012 10:55 AM

    Media is blowing this way out of proportion. The Giant’s #1 DE is confident and wants to win; I see nothing wrong with that. What do you want him to say? “I don’t think we’re gonna be able to pull this one out.” Not a chance in hell…

    After the last time these teams met, it’s not hard to fathom the Giants possibly taking the game. If their front 4 puts pressure on the QB–any QB–they have a shot.

    Rodgers and GB have a great offense. The Giants defense has played well the last 3 games. I think it’s going to be a really good game.

  62. kingjoe1 says: Jan 9, 2012 10:58 AM

    Good thing the Eagles chose Brandon Graham over JPP; Another win for Andy Reid.

  63. ruvelligwebuike says: Jan 9, 2012 11:01 AM

    Antrell Rolle guaranteed victory at Lambeau last year. Then they were down 4 TD’s before he could blink.

  64. 7to10for6allday says: Jan 9, 2012 11:01 AM

    Matt Ryan is not Aaron Rodgers. Did someone forget to tell lucky Pierre?

  65. bozz2006 says: Jan 9, 2012 11:01 AM

    Giants: 1-3 vs playoff teams

    Packers: 6-0 vs playoff teams

    6-0 including a head-to-head win against your team at your house, and a win over a Saints team who plays a lot like GB and also beat your team. Go ahead and keep beating your chests all week long. This ain’t the Cowboys or Jets you’re coming to visit this weekend.

  66. emoney826 says: Jan 9, 2012 11:02 AM

    And Suh said the lions would go 16-0 this year.

    Talk is cheap.

    And if they lose, it can only be because of the refs. Surely, there’s no other way that the best team in the NFL can ever beat an overrated giants team who played a few good games.

    This isn’t 2007 anymore, kids. Time to take your medicine.

  67. bigjd says: Jan 9, 2012 11:03 AM

    This is the same team that lost to the Redskins TWICE!

  68. rpiotr01 says: Jan 9, 2012 11:06 AM

    Later told that he would not be facing rookie LT Marshall Newhouse as he did on December 1, but rather Pro-Bowl veteran Chad Clifton, Pierre-Paul responded, “Really? Oh wait. Nevermind. Damn…”

  69. jrmbadger says: Jan 9, 2012 11:06 AM

    And…. the Green Bay press has already posted an item about this on their website. That didn’t take long. You can probably guess how long before it ends up in the locker room.

    If you go look at the NY Papers, it’s kinda revolting how overconfident they are. On the cover “Pack beware! JPP promises win next week after Giants rip Falcons. CHEESE PUFFS” – Even their media are fan boys with no clue.

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The East Coast media LOVES east coast teams. The Giants beat one team who is decent and all of a sudden they are going to the Superbowl.

  70. dexterismyhero says: Jan 9, 2012 11:06 AM

    @gopats23 says:Jan 9, 2012 10:35 AM

    Umm, where in that quote did it say guarantee?

    It sounded a lot like an opinion to me
    ==================================
    “We’re going to win,” Jason Pierre-Paul said. “One hundred percent we’re going to win .

    Sounds just like a guarantee to me, but what else is he going to say. Maybe 70% chance of winning. Better though to keep the pie hole shut and let your playing talk.

  71. ironhead3000 says: Jan 9, 2012 11:08 AM

    Bulletin Board material is real…..

    So why give a already hungry Green Bay team extra motivation?

  72. packerstexansfan says: Jan 9, 2012 11:09 AM

    Hahaha! Thanks JPP. The Packers beat you in your house at less than 100%! We get our LT and both ILBs back, and key players with nagging injuries like Matthews and Woodson got extended healing time. At times, the team with the bye week will come out looking rusty, but I think this is just another reason to believe they’re going to ensure they come out firing on all cylinders!

  73. Chuck Wood says: Jan 9, 2012 11:09 AM

    It’s your dream JPP… Try and live it any way u like. However- I personally guarantee that G-men lose and i’m 101% sure of it.

  74. 24mountaincreeks says: Jan 9, 2012 11:09 AM

    With all the “guarantees” that players throw out these days, its time to start chopping off fingers when they are wrong. Then we will really see some guarantees.

  75. stro210 says: Jan 9, 2012 11:10 AM

    Who cares, the guy is confident. There’s a difference between confidence, and arrogance who where green and white

  76. jerrygogo says: Jan 9, 2012 11:11 AM

    People forget the Giants already beat the Pack, the lost to the refs.

    Lambeau – where Packers playoff lives die!

  77. wlubake says: Jan 9, 2012 11:15 AM

    Shouldn’t every player on a playoff team feel and think this way? Quotes like this should be coming from every locker room this week.

  78. dtm1088 says: Jan 9, 2012 11:17 AM

    I do agree his comment was a bit ridiculous, but this was a statement given immediately after an impressive victory while the adrenaline was still flowing. He should keep his mouth shut, but frankly no one is going to care he said this in two days. If the Packers need this as extra motivation, then JPP is right. The Giants will win.

  79. mvp43 says: Jan 9, 2012 11:17 AM

    Its stupid to guarantee anything in this league, especially when you’re playing on the road against a team that averaged just shy of 40 ppg. Throwing out bulletin board material really doesn’t help your team…

  80. dezlikesbois says: Jan 9, 2012 11:18 AM

    Best defense left in the playoffs? I would take San Francisco, Houston and Baltimore’s defense over them. They haven’t won a game against a good team since New England way back in early November.

  81. greenandgoldgirl says: Jan 9, 2012 11:19 AM

    JPP, you are not the best until you beat the best. If I remember correctly you lost to the Pack not only this year but last year late in the season at Lambeau. Bring it, but don’t expect the Packers to lay down for you. And remember, this isn’t the 2007 Packers. It should be one heck of a game.

  82. dallassux says: Jan 9, 2012 11:19 AM

    Must be the swamp water at the Meadowlands.

  83. dizzle619 says: Jan 9, 2012 11:20 AM

    This, of course, guarantees that they will lose.

  84. boiler72 says: Jan 9, 2012 11:22 AM

    mialto says: Jan 9, 2012 10:35 AM

    Go Giants! – Sincerely Bears Fans

    __________________________

    Super Bowl XLI … Go Colts! – Sincerely, Packer fans

  85. bubba9er says: Jan 9, 2012 11:23 AM

    I can’t understand it when people say stuff like this. Let your play on the field do the talking. You look like a complete idiot if you are wrong, and even if you are right, you are an arrogant blow-hard.
    I love it when great players just play. All the other stuff is just tired.

  86. jerseyshoregiant says: Jan 9, 2012 11:25 AM

    It’s funny how there are some fools out there that want to compare this to Rex Ryan. I didn’t hear JPP guarantee a super bowl victory(especially prior to the season), all I heard was a reporter ask him if he thinks the Giants are going to win in Green Bay. So one reporter asks him a question and his reponse is this
    “We’re going to go out there & give all our effort, and we’re going to walk away with the win.”
    Then another reporter kept looking for a percentage even putting words in his mouth like “what are you chances, is it 80%” so JPP responds with 100%.

    I guess he should have just said “Nah we don’t have a chance”. I know some of you might say he should have said “no comment” but you would probably complain about him not answering the question.
    Sorry MDS this isn’t Namath esque at all!! What Plaxico did in their Super Bowl year was Namath like because not only did he guaruantee a super bowl victory he also Predicted the score and he wasn’t that far off.

  87. jimeejohnson says: Jan 9, 2012 11:30 AM

    Green Bay isn’t the only team in these playoffs that is better than NY.

  88. jlv3gem says: Jan 9, 2012 11:33 AM

    I guess i should hurry up and get my $1M loan finalized and throw it down on the G-Men this weekend. Thanks for the heads up J P-P!

  89. bigbluelou says: Jan 9, 2012 11:36 AM

    If you think GB needs to motivate themselves from hearing this from a second year player, then they must really be worried. This is about a team that is clicking right now. The Dec. 4th game had no defense. The Packers got no run game and the Giants run game is coming around. Its all about being hot at the right time no? For football fans of both teams it should be a great game. Regular season performances mean didly now. You move forward not look back. GO BLUE!

  90. vikingdoode says: Jan 9, 2012 11:36 AM

    go giants

  91. skittlesareyum says: Jan 9, 2012 11:38 AM

    You know Clay, Woodson and Finley are in full on game mode this week.

    Unfortunately, Finley’s “full game mode” is him dropping several key third-down passes.

    /Packers fan, so I would know

  92. goldrush36 says: Jan 9, 2012 11:43 AM

    And according to Tuck the 49ers were a fraud. That had fluked their way through in spite of Alex Smith and their defense wasn’t real. So Alex came out throwing, the defense came out forcing turnovers and the little giants lost. Great way to motivate the pack and the best QB in the league genius. Pack 48 G-men 6

  93. glac1 says: Jan 9, 2012 11:45 AM

    Players making fools of themselves by spouting off and fans blaming officials….. It really gets old and means it will be a long long week.

  94. elgaffo says: Jan 9, 2012 11:48 AM

    Oh, how far we’ve come from faking injuries to stop an offense.

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
    Thats your team?????
    HAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHA

  95. bigbluefan1 says: Jan 9, 2012 11:51 AM

    What do you want the man to say oh we dont stand a chance
    Guess what they do stand a chance the same chance that the Packer have 60 minutes of play will decide.

    Now for all you Packer fans on Sunday when the Giants come out of the Tunnel you all need to get on your feet and clap.

    Why you ask simple if not for the founder of the Giants there would be no GB team
    If Wellington did not push the NFL to split the TV money between all teams the Packer would be long gone.

    If not for that decision for the Giants to give up BIG TV $$$ so all you flyover states could pretend to be like the big boys there would be no GB Packers. Yeah I said it flyover states guess what the sun does rise over the East so yeah we are that damn special

  96. nflfan1 says: Jan 9, 2012 11:53 AM

    It’s as if in order to play for A New York team you HAVE to be a complete A**

  97. vegaskid21 says: Jan 9, 2012 11:53 AM

    Shouldn’t have done that…. Rogers is going to really light you guys up now..

  98. packerfan1000 says: Jan 9, 2012 11:56 AM

    As a Packer fan, this is the best news I’ve heard all day.

  99. packersownerandshareholder says: Jan 9, 2012 11:58 AM

    Like this comment if you think Green Bay wins on Sunday. Dislike if you think the Giants win.

  100. jerseyshoregiant says: Jan 9, 2012 11:59 AM

    proBirdie says:
    Jan 9, 2012 10:38 AM
    Wild card teams usually look good until they meet the rested bye team. Pack will destroy Giants
    ———————————————
    The Falcons were the rested team last year when the Pack beat them. The Patriots were the rested team last year when the Jets beat them. Didn’t apply to San Diego 2 years ago when the Jets beat them. Didn’t apply to Dallas the year the Giants won the SB, Didn’t apply to the Giants when Philly beat them the year after they won the SB(although Plax did shoot himself that year).

    If the Giants can somehow keep it close, they have a shot!

  101. ravensfan4life52 says: Jan 9, 2012 12:01 PM

    whatever you say Rex Ryan

  102. packerfanfordecades says: Jan 9, 2012 12:04 PM

    The humility asset is very valuable and it is on Green Bay’s side of the ledger.

    Coach McCarthy already had plenty of motivation material … the 4th quarter and OT tape from the last Championship game in Green Bay. Green Bay fans view that OT interception in the snow as the last unresolved sadness. Every Packer fan and player and coach is going to arrive at Lambeau on Sunday with a unshakeable resolve to get that sadness erased. I, for one, am already deeply emotionally involved and it’s Monday before lunch.

    Thanks, Pierre-Paul, for adding to the resolve.

    .

  103. jakek2 says: Jan 9, 2012 12:05 PM

    Listen to all the GB fans responding. The fear in their posts is showing through like black panties through a white skirt.

    Here’s something that should really make you quake. Our defense is better now than it was in o7′. That’s right. I said it. It took us a little while longer to gel and learn Fewell’s scheme than it took us to learn Spags’ but now its done. And next Sunday, so will your little 15-1 season.

  104. giantego says: Jan 9, 2012 12:08 PM

    proBirdie says:
    Jan 9, 2012 10:38 AM
    Wild card teams usually look good until they meet the rested bye team. Pack will destroy Giants

     —————————

    Which would be a relevant comment if the Giants were a wild card. I see your point about rest, but tend to disagree. The week off is a factor for game planning, maybe, and getting back injured players, but I think everyone knows this game is gonna come down to execution. Either the Giants D makes enough plays for them to win a low to moderate score game or the Packers O gets in done and pulls way out in a shoot out.

    I also agree with everyone who keeps saying “this isn’t 2007″ because the league has changed the game so much to emphasize scoring that the old adage of defense winning championships will likely never apply again. And that’s a shame, because hamstringing defenses will make this sport as boring as basketball. It’s a ground acquisition game, and if the ground is that easy to get, who cares anymore?

    I’m a Giants fan, and a fan of old-school smash mouth football. And DEFENSE. The Steel Curtain, The Purple People Eaters, the BIG BLUE WRECKING CREW. Real, competitive football played by actual team players for the purpose of winning championships. These days it’s all about stats and contracts so individual stars can make endorsement deals. Sorry to ramble on, but I just miss the game it was.

  105. gmen1 says: Jan 9, 2012 12:14 PM

    Couldn’t agree with jerseyshoregiant more. How did people think he was going to respond to a direct question when asked if they were going to win?
    I honestly can’t believe all the Green Bay fans are losing their minds over this. You’re favored by 8.5 and you’re getting bent out of shape by the comments of one All-Pro player. All that says to me is that you’re taking the Giants a bit more seriously than you all claim to be. And you should take the Giants seriously. Green Bay is the better team top to bottom, but so what? Green Bay is also better than Kansas City. Sure, Green Bay had injuries when they played the Giants. But have all the Green Bay fans forgotten that the Giants weren’t even close to less than 100% either? The Giants finally get healthy on defense then go out and dominate 3 good teams and, what that’s a coincidence?
    And I love all the commentary about NY arrogance. Greg Jennings started tweeting non-sense before the Giants/Falcons game was even over.

  106. farmmbig says: Jan 9, 2012 12:18 PM

    I’d love to see the Giants play-up to this guarantee.

    Cannot stand the Packers.

    Go Giants!

  107. attyken says: Jan 9, 2012 12:18 PM

    I hate the Packers, but I hate the Giants even more. Go Pack Go!!!

  108. gmen1 says: Jan 9, 2012 12:19 PM

    Meant to say that Giants weren’t even close to 100% either when these teams played earlier this year.

  109. starderup says: Jan 9, 2012 12:23 PM

    So I guess they were only double teaming AND holding Abraham all day just for grins.
    My favorite part was when they spotted the ball on one of the 4th down attempts, looked at both poles, and moved it back a foot.
    What a bogus game.

  110. jakek2 says: Jan 9, 2012 12:24 PM

    giantego –

    Well said. Which is why I think the Saints are the most boring team in the league.

  111. cassiusclaymatthews says: Jan 9, 2012 12:24 PM

    Hello bulletin board.

    Clifton and Sitton were also both out for that game although you will only hear the rest of the week about Tuck and Osi’s injuries all year.

    Will have Clifton, Sitton and Bulaga at full strength which is key against the Giants 4 man pass rush.

    Bishop and AJ Hawk should also be back.

  112. mavajo says: Jan 9, 2012 12:25 PM

    Giants’ fans and the New York media are reading way too much into that previous game, and they’re forgetting some key facts.

    Like this one — Point #1: The Giants lost. The way the fans and media tell it, you’d think the Giants marched out to a resouding victory. They didn’t. They lost. At home.

    And that brings us to Point #2…you’re on the road this time. You seem to think you’re going to do what you did last time, except even better! Team’s don’t generally improve when they go on the road.

    Which brings us to Point #3…Eli has been extremely mediocre in his last five road games. He’s 115/200 for a 57.5% completion rate and 9 TDs to 6 INTs. Not exactly world-beating numbers. He’s had 16 INTs on the year. So over half of his INTs have come in the last 5 road games alone.

    Not to say the Giants can’t win. Any team can win. But just to clarify that this insane optimism from the Giants fans and media is fantasy-land type stuff.

  113. hscorpio says: Jan 9, 2012 12:28 PM

    jimeejohnson says: Jan 9, 2012 11:30 AM

    Green Bay isn’t the only team in these playoffs that is better than NY.
    ===========================

    Agreed. All in all, I think the Giants are right where they belong–as the 4th seed in the NFC. That “best” defense slots in pretty low overall and they’ve been thrashed around plenty. They’ve been on a roll vs 2nd or 3rd tier QBs. But play time is over and the big boy challenges begin now.

  114. deconjonesbitchslap says: Jan 9, 2012 12:29 PM

    I actually thought the Giants had a real shot at beating the packers, but now JPP has destroyed any chance.

    congrats, you moron. it’s one thing to say “i think we will win or i think we are good enough to beat them” but don’t GUARANTEE it.

    the last thing you want is a QB like Rodgers, (whose main motiviation is to prove nay sayers wrong because he is STILL quite bitter about not being the 1st pick of the draft and the Favre thing) to have more chalkboard talk because he feels disrespected.

  115. notalib says: Jan 9, 2012 12:31 PM

    I love it when second teir teams like the Giants think they can play with the elite teams in this league. They are from the NFC EAST the .500 division…..keep talking NY we here in the midwest are enjoying the laughs.

  116. notalib says: Jan 9, 2012 12:31 PM

    I love it when second teir teams like the Giants think they can play with the elite teams in this league. They are from the NFC EAST the .500 division…..keep talking NY we here in the midwest are enjoying the laughs.

  117. zaggs says: Jan 9, 2012 12:32 PM

    “tonymission says: Jan 9, 2012 10:33 AM

    Didn’t they give up 400+ points this year and over 40 to GB? Packers aren’t the Falcons, let’s get that straight.”

    Its was 38, and didn’t the packers give up over 400 yards and 35 points to the run first Giants?

  118. packerstexansfan says: Jan 9, 2012 12:32 PM

    jakek2 says: Jan 9, 2012 12:05 PM

    Listen to all the GB fans responding. The fear in their posts is showing through like black panties through a white skirt.

    Here’s something that should really make you quake. Our defense is better now than it was in o7′. That’s right. I said it. It took us a little while longer to gel and learn Fewell’s scheme than it took us to learn Spags’ but now its done. And next Sunday, so will your little 15-1 season.

    Our offense is better too

  119. zaggs says: Jan 9, 2012 12:33 PM

    “starderup says: Jan 9, 2012 12:23 PM

    So I guess they were only double teaming AND holding Abraham all day just for grins.
    My favorite part was when they spotted the ball on one of the 4th down attempts, looked at both poles, and moved it back a foot.
    What a bogus game.”

    Yeah, twice dirtbag offensive lineman from the Falcons took at Giants defenders not just at the knees but also from behind.

  120. shlort says: Jan 9, 2012 12:36 PM

    Giants fans seem to believe that some sort of magic was performed that made their , lets say AVERAGE Defense come out against the Falcons. Then, in the same breat the Giants fans say GB has no D. Well, If the Giants D can wake up in the playoffs, so can GBs. GB had a top 10 D last season but fell out of form this season. They allowed a lot of garbage yardage at the ends of most of their games. Lots of garbage points at the ends of games. I can only think of 3 games where they gave up points and played bad. the Giants, Chargers and the week 17 lions. They only need to improve a little bit to stop that kinf of performance from happening again. Now, look at the meltdowns the Giants have experienced this season.. 7 times or more. Odds are the Giants will perform poorly over the Packers.

  121. shlort says: Jan 9, 2012 12:38 PM

    In other words.. lok at who is more apt to play poorly instead of who is more apt to play great.

  122. edsbay says: Jan 9, 2012 12:39 PM

    Just more fuel for Aaron Rodgers and the rest of the Pack used to dominate. They thrive off of trash talk like this.

    Pack 38
    Giants 23

  123. jrmbadger says: Jan 9, 2012 12:39 PM

    jakek2 says:
    Jan 9, 2012 12:05 PM
    Listen to all the GB fans responding. The fear in their posts is showing through like black panties through a white skirt.

    Here’s something that should really make you quake. Our defense is better now than it was in o7′. That’s right. I said it. It took us a little while longer to gel and learn Fewell’s scheme than it took us to learn Spags’ but now its done. And next Sunday, so will your little 15-1 season.
    ===================================

    Really? lets take a look at your defense shall we?

    Based on yards given up you are ranked 27th.

    Based on Points Per Game you are ranked 25th (GB is 19th B.T.W.)

    Based on pass yards/game you are ranked 29th.

    Based on Sacks – you are 26th. Yeah, that’s right, 26th. Your fearsome D-Line only generated 28 sacks this year. B.T.W. – Green Bay is 11th with 41 sacks.

    As I suspected. OVERRATED.

  124. wferg1121 says: Jan 9, 2012 12:41 PM

    Giants fan, If Green Bay is motivated by Pierre they got serious problems. I don’t understand how if a JPP says were going to win is going to make Green Bay play harder or faster?? What Green bay wasn’t going to play as hard if he said nothing? Give me a break.
    Giants are the 27th ranked defense in the NFL, but they were crushed with injuries. Of course if your not a Giants fans you wouldn’t see that. Yes everyone has injuries but 5 CB and 2 LB on IR. Osi, Tuck, and Boley missed at least 2 or more games. As a result Rookie LB’s were starting, and getting on the Job training and of course making mistakes. They are getting better, and they are not playing like the 27th ranked defense anymore. It will be a good game and Green Bay will give them all they can handle.

  125. gcsuk says: Jan 9, 2012 12:41 PM

    You know, as a Giants fan, a little humility would certainly be appreciated. I mean, I like the confidence, but right now, they AREN’T the best. That title still belongs to the Packers, the reigning SB champs who are 15-1.

    Giants are playing very good football, and I expect a great game on Sunday. But to guarantee victory? I would have expected Coughlin to put the squeeze down on the pre-game bragging.

    That all being said, Go Giants!

  126. inthearex says: Jan 9, 2012 12:45 PM

    Talk about arrogance.. You Packer fans predicting blowouts sounds arrogant to me. It’s about who’s hot in the NFL. Right now the giants are playing good ball and there’s no reason for them not to feel confident. I get it, Rodgers is god blah blah blah. I’m just saying it should be a good game and the giants do some things that match up against the packers.

  127. dynaco says: Jan 9, 2012 12:46 PM

    I know it’s about the Giants but i thought for sure some idiot would leave a fatman foot comment. What’s this site comming to???

  128. calloustongue says: Jan 9, 2012 12:48 PM

    There’s a big difference between saying you feel you have a good chance to win and straight up guaranteeing a victory.

    There’s a fine line between confidence and arrogance.

  129. zaggs says: Jan 9, 2012 12:48 PM

    “dourselfafavreandretire says: Jan 9, 2012 10:36 AM

    Lol. We’ve all seen what happens when rodgers slides in the draft. Now I cant wait to see when McCarthy reads the team this statement. You know Clay, Woodson and Finley are in full on game mode this week. Cant wait for this matchup. New York fans you have been warned.”

    Woodson was healthy in the 07 championship game going up against an injured receiver. How did that turn out?
    Finley cant do jack but push off. If the refs had been fair the previous game it would have gone into overtime.
    If Demarcus Ware didn’t stop the Giants, Matthews wont either.

  130. RedSox83 says: Jan 9, 2012 12:49 PM

    I think the Giants will be the only underdog to win this week. Rodgers hasn’t thrown a pass in a game in almost three weeks, Green Bay will come out cold for the first quarter. If the Giants can come out hot and get three turnovers with one defensive score they have a shot at least. Against the Patriots in the Super Bowl they were 12 point underdogs and we all know how that turned out.

  131. burkartsj says: Jan 9, 2012 12:50 PM

    I hate these moronic athletes who are always “guaranteeing” victory. Guaranteed by what exactly? Usually guarentees are followed by an OR, for example:

    “Guaranteed satisfaction or your money back.”

    “We guarantee that this muffler will not break in five years or we will replace it for free.”

    Guarantees without a consequence are pure bromide. If Pierre-Paul were to commit his next year’s salary to natural disaster victims in the event of a Giant’s loss THEN his words would actually have some meaning.

  132. hellawaitsusall says: Jan 9, 2012 12:57 PM

    Gotta love the media….the man was baited

  133. nyfootballgiants says: Jan 9, 2012 1:00 PM

    Let’s see how many of these posters return next week after the Giants win.

    1. Remember how well it worked for Peyton Manning to rest 2 weeks (Week 17 of the season and the bye week) before their first playoff game. I bet that Rodgers comes out flat.

    2. Like it or not, playoff football is all about momentum. Last year the Packers were a wildcard team that got hot. In 2007 the Giants were a wildcard team that got hot at the right time. Giants are playing good football – and you can only beat the opponent on your schedule on any given sunday. The Giants are playing good football now – and are healthier than they have been all year. With Osi being available, there will be a lot more pressure on Packers o-line.

    3. Giants d > Packer’s D. I think that there is not a huge difference between Giants Offense (Manning, Nicks/Cruz/Manningham/Ballard, Jacobs/Bradshaw) and the Packers. Of course, I would give an edge to the Packers offense – but i think the 8 point spread is a little unrealistic.

    It will be a lower scoring game than the one on 12/4 in the meadowlands. I think a lot of people are going to be surprised at the results of this game.

    As far as JPP goes – he will be the best defensive player on the field on sunday. As far as his comments – what did you really expect to say?

    Go Giants – and see you haters next monday.

  134. udwnwitjpp says: Jan 9, 2012 1:01 PM

    Hell I kno we gunna win we dun got hot at the rite time packers in sum real trouble so yes I agree wit jpp we are gunna win like I told my buddies #whogunstopus ggggmen

  135. minnesconsin says: Jan 9, 2012 1:09 PM

    rpiotr01 says:
    Jan 9, 2012 11:06 AM
    Later told that he would not be facing rookie LT Marshall Newhouse as he did on December 1, but rather Pro-Bowl veteran Chad Clifton, Pierre-Paul responded, “Really? Oh wait. Nevermind. Damn…”
    ————

    JPP’s line against Newhouse: 0 sacks, 3 tackles. Newhouse has struggled a lot, but he held JPP in check.

    Also, he’s not a rookie. 2nd year pro, but didn’t play at all last year.

  136. adubman says: Jan 9, 2012 1:09 PM

    “Guarantees” tend to ‘motivate’ the opposing teams……however:
    G-Men D (again) is peaking heading into the playoffs,
    Brandon Jacobs is running like the Wild Bull he is,
    Eli Manning…throws darts into tight spaces (players will tell you Eli’s passes find their hands)…sees the field/game in slow motion….& when it’s all said & done will have a collection of SB rings in his dresser. Lightning in a Bottle.

  137. jakek2 says: Jan 9, 2012 1:16 PM

    jrmbadger – where are you getting your stats from? The Giants finished second in the league in sacks behind Philly. Doesn’t matter though. Our stats sucked in 07′ too.

    Here’s what you should keep in mind.
    07′ – We lost to the mighty then-undefeated Pats 38-35. Tom Terrific finished his record setting season with 50 TD passes. That offense was better than yours and its defense was top ranked. Still, that loss galvanized us, we came together and made history.

    11′ – We lost to the mighty then-undefeated Pack 38-35. Rodgers finished off a record setting season of his own. Still, that loss galvanized us, we came together, and you are frightened that history will repeat itself again.

    All crap-talking aside….both fans want this game. Two old franchises battling it out in January on the hallowed grounds. The historic green and gold from the heartland hosting the throwback white and grays from the city. Hands-down, the NFL’s most romantic matchup.

    Whoever wins, I’ll be rooting to go all the way.

  138. tuckyous says: Jan 9, 2012 1:16 PM

    I’d rather see the Giants go in like ninjas and win this game.

    Regardless of the outcome it should be a damn good game.

  139. freedomispopular says: Jan 9, 2012 1:18 PM

    They backed it up when they beat the undefeated #1 offense back in 07…don’t see why they can’t do it again.

  140. rcb0424 says: Jan 9, 2012 1:18 PM

    Don’t you packers fans realize the fear you are showing in your posts? Trying to act like the Giants will be a push over or aren’t ready for you. Saying we aren’t ready to play with the elite? Do you realize in 2007 we did just that. Do you realize LAST YEAR people said the same things about your wild card superbowl team?
    hahaha, I love the fear.

    Realize this:

    The Giants should be able to shut down the packers run game which basically is non existant without starks. Rodgers will have to throw a lot. Our dline is finally all together and healthy.

    The Giants should be able to mix run/pass evenly.

    As a Giants fan I’m not guaranteeing anything but you packer fans that are acting like we are nothing or there is nothing to worry about are showing either your completely ignorant or that behind your front you realize this is going to be a dog fight.

  141. youdownwithjpp says: Jan 9, 2012 1:24 PM

    And Jennings had this to say via his Twitter:

    “The team that kept us from our potential Super Bowl in ‘08 is back on OUR turf now,” Jennings wrote. “Trust me, we haven’t forgotten. Here. We … GoPackGo! #BeGreat.”

    It’s just back and fourth banter, stop being so sensitive.

    And Rex is out of this playoffs stop bringing his name up in the comments. Everyone complains how much of a loud mouth he is, but you guys make him relevant.

    For Tebows sake, this article had nothing to do with him and there are over 10 comments involving Rex!

  142. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 9, 2012 1:25 PM

    txbearmeat says:
    Jan 9, 2012 10:42 AM
    Not worried. In order for NYG to win, they have to:

    Run the ball well.
    Hit AR a TON
    Not have any Turnovers
    Pass for like 400 yards
    Hope GB’s WR’s drop a lot of balls.

    A couple of those things will happen, but not likely all five.

    I expect a competitive game with GB pulling away late. They are just the better team this year.

    ———–

    Only two of them have to happen and they will: run the ball well and pass for 400 on that defense. GB won’t get any deep passes and all that is necessary is to make Rodgers rush throws; not necessarily sacks or even knockdowns.

    There’ll be a turnover apiece by both teams, but no INT likely for Eli.

  143. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 9, 2012 1:27 PM

    Who’s worse? The media who asks these questions, expecting someone to say “Oh no, we should stay home, since we’re gonna lose anyway”, or the clowns who take it and run with it without even hearing or reading the initial quote?

    Packer fans are worried, that’s why they are making ridiculous and pompous claims about Sunday.

    This week is a whole new ball game, nothing that has happened in the past, no stats by QBs, no game from 2010, when the team had a completely different gameplan offensively and was in a tailspin defensively — MATTERS Sunday. Yet all you read is Packer fans bringing that up as if it has some bearing on SUNDAY, JANUARY 15. That’s more pathetic than the idiot Sal Paol or Rachel Nichols who even posed the question to him.

  144. imaginesuperbowlwin says: Jan 9, 2012 1:28 PM

    Whatever. I don’t care who is playing, the bottom line is DEFENSE WINS CHAMPIONSHIPS. Defense will determine the outcome of this game, whether the packers score 14 or 44.

  145. joerevs300 says: Jan 9, 2012 1:29 PM

    I will laugh so hard if the Packerheads get their cheese curls stuffed right down their throats by the Giants…

    There is not a single bigger group of bandwagoning, uneducated, unappreciative fans then the Green Bay Packers. You don’t hear ____ from them until the win the SB (so from what, SBIII until 1997 or so, nothing?) and they here the come out of whatever outhouses or shacks that they call home in GB, Wisconsin.

    So yes, I hope JPP backs up his talk and backs GB right the heck out of the playoffs. 8 of those GB wins were by 8 points or less, or one changed play in those games.

    They are not the Patriots juggernaut of a couple years ago, make no mistake about that, even if the records are near the same.

  146. bigpara says: Jan 9, 2012 1:34 PM

    Lol…that’s funny Packer fans are getting tight in the face over JPP comments. What is he suppose to say, no the Pac is better then us and we will lose to them. Everyone here on PFT are now football experts, I forget how many downs have you played in the NFL, ok let the ones who played this game judge and armchair quarterbacks just watch and enjoy the game. All I hope is that it snows in GB Sunday. I want see who can handle the sloppy field condition better.

  147. wferg1121 says: Jan 9, 2012 1:41 PM

    youdownwithjpp says:Jan 9, 2012 1:24 PM

    “And Rex is out of this playoffs stop bringing his name up in the comments. Everyone complains how much of a loud mouth he is, but you guys make him relevant. ”

    Rex is not out of the playoffs, I saw those Pepsi max commercials!

  148. cassiusclaymatthews says: Jan 9, 2012 1:42 PM

    When did the Giants defense become so vaunted exactly?

    did anyone see how much time Matt Ryan had and the Falcons just constantly dropped balls?

    The Giants had 2 sacks, and 1 of them was Osi on the last play of the game when it was far out of reach. Rodgers will have a field day with that much time.

    This game should be a good game, but I don’t have any fear whatsoever that the Pack score under their AVERAGE for the YEAR of 35 ppg.

    The real winner yesterday was the Falcons coaching staff, that is, they handed that game to the Giants.

  149. claymath52 says: Jan 9, 2012 1:45 PM

    Guy puts a fancy guarantee on a box ’cause he wants you to feel all warm and toasty inside.

    ‘Course it does. Why shouldn’t it? Ya figure you put that little box under your pillow at night, the Guarantee Fairy might come by and leave a quarter, am I right, Ted?

    The point is, how do you know the fairy isn’t a crazy glue sniffer? “Building model airplanes” says the little fairy; well, we’re not buying it. He sneaks into your house once, that’s all it takes. The next thing you know, there’s money missing off the dresser, and your daughter’s knocked up. I seen it a hundred times.

  150. skittlesareyum says: Jan 9, 2012 1:47 PM

    1. Remember how well it worked for Peyton Manning to rest 2 weeks (Week 17 of the season and the bye week) before their first playoff game. I bet that Rodgers comes out flat.

    You mean the game where the Colts beat the Ravens 20-3, scoring 17 points in the first half? That game? Or are you somehow implying that the Colts Super Bowl loss to the Saints was caused by “rust” accumulated prior to their two victorious playoff games? Because I really don’t see that.

  151. claymath52 says: Jan 9, 2012 1:48 PM

    My Packer Fan 2cents….

    Not worried about the Giants squad AT ALL…. It is you that needs to show some respect. I have no concern over what you did 5 years ago )2007). What have we done the last 13 months?? Call it what you want but Packers easily win by 2 TDs…

  152. cmizzad says: Jan 9, 2012 1:52 PM

    Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 9, 2012 1:25 PM

    Only two of them have to happen and they will: run the ball well and pass for 400 on that defense. GB won’t get any deep passes and all that is necessary is to make Rodgers rush throws; not necessarily sacks or even knockdowns.

    There’ll be a turnover apiece by both teams, but no INT likely for Eli.

    ====================================

    LOL. So no INT for Eli, but there will be an INT for the QB who threw only 6 all year (2 on tips)?

    Have you even seen Rodgers play this year? He doesn’t rush throws or make bad decisions. He is a lot more mobile than just about every QB except Tebow/Vick/Newton but has no problem taking a sack rather than force it. Even if the Giants get a good pass rush against the Packers completely healthy OL, he’s not going revert to a gunslinger mentality.

    Also, you do realize that the Packers have the best ball hawking D in the NFL, right? Just because they give up yards doesn’t change that.

    Please tell me that all Giants fans aren’t this delusional?

  153. green1bay says: Jan 9, 2012 2:18 PM

    We are not the falcons. We will score more than 2. Period

  154. bigpara says: Jan 9, 2012 2:19 PM

    Cassiu, the Falcons oline is way better then the Packers. And yes the Giants only had 2 sacks but they made him rush the pass all day. They were scared that’s why they only pass it short all day.

  155. cruz1014 says: Jan 9, 2012 2:28 PM

    Y’all do realize this Giants team just about beat this Packers team earlier this year when they were plagued with injuries and now they’re healthy and playing at their peak? Why wouldn’t you pick them to win cause its at Green Bay? You do know Giants are even better on the road right? Hate on haters, they’re running the NFC table!

  156. blu4l1fe says: Jan 9, 2012 2:31 PM

    While I don’t agree JPP should have said something like this, what can we do as fans? It is never good when something like this is said. Again, this is the opinion of a player who just, in his own mind, performed well to beat Atlanta. And yes, Atlanta isn’t the Saints or the 49ers or even the Pack but, that is the beauty of the playoffs. But it is not like this has not been done before, like most “haters” here are making it seem like. I’m sorry your team did not make the playoffs (AGAIN!!!) but I guess your outlet is to comment on other teams blogs. Please, go at it. Like every other game, we’ll see Sunday. On peoples mind, much like versus Atlanta, the Giants don’t stand a chance. I like that.

  157. mineallmine001 says: Jan 9, 2012 2:42 PM

    Listen to all the GB fans responding. The fear in their posts is showing through like black panties through a white skirt.

    Here’s something that should really make you quake. Our defense is better now than it was in o7′. That’s right. I said it. It took us a little while longer to gel and learn Fewell’s scheme than it took us to learn Spags’ but now its done. And next Sunday, so will your little 15-1 season.

    ———————————————————-

    I would also submit that GB’s offense ALOT better that that 2007 GB team. Yet we almost won would it not be for a gut wrenching bert favre momement.

    I agree that the giants do look alot like the 07 team. I do however think the GB looks nothing like its 07 team. This game will look very different.

    And we all know weather wont be a factor.

  158. trseann says: Jan 9, 2012 2:53 PM

    Yawn. Giants are playing loose with house money.

    Should be fun! Smiles all around, everybody. It’s only football.

  159. golonger says: Jan 9, 2012 3:00 PM

    Sorry (fudge) Packers fans, Giants will win this one. GB is not making it to the SB….sorry….

    GO GIANTS!!!!!!

  160. golonger says: Jan 9, 2012 3:03 PM

    claymath52 – yeah..this time last year, GB was no better than the Giants..squeaking in by the hair of their chinny chin chin….dont act like they have been great for years….they haven’t….they are poised for a let down…and it WILL HAPPEN!. Cant wait to rub it in the idiot packer fans face! LOL

  161. packeye says: Jan 9, 2012 3:05 PM

    Is it just me or does JPP remarkably resemble a silverback gorilla? Sloped face and all. I think him and his dumbface qb better hope that Aaron doesnt get in one of his zones.

  162. bearsoxass says: Jan 9, 2012 3:09 PM

    Lollllllll

  163. purpleisreallypinkyouknow says: Jan 9, 2012 3:12 PM

    cruz1014 says:Jan 9, 2012 2:28 PM

    You do know Giants are even better on the road right? Hate on haters, they’re running the NFC table!
    __________________________________

    You do realize that the G-aints beat one playoff team during the whole regular season right?? And you lost to some of the most pathetic teams too, right?

    They play better on the road because you played in the biggest pansy division in football and had a cream puff schedule with the exception of a 3 week stint against the teams that are tougher than a D1 college program.

    Over under on the amount of times the G-aints get drawn off sides by Rodgers…? I say about 6 and at least one TD on the ol’ free play. Is Ross even playing…? You better hope so.

    I see a similar result for your team as the Saints game in week 12…it was 49-24 you guys lost, wasn’t it??

    Silly Giants fan….you must share the same water supply out there because now you sound like every Jets, Eagles, and Steelers fan I ever met. And we know how ALL of their predictions worked out for them this year.

    btw…Coughlin’s last game too.

  164. purpleisreallypinkyouknow says: Jan 9, 2012 3:20 PM

    RedSox83 says:Jan 9, 2012 12:49 PM

    I think the Giants will be the only underdog to win this week. Rodgers hasn’t thrown a pass in a game in almost three weeks, Green Bay will come out cold for the first quarter. If the Giants can come out hot and get three turnovers with one defensive score they have a shot at least. Against the Patriots in the Super Bowl they were 12 point underdogs and we all know how that turned out.
    __________________________________

    “…and get 3 turnovers, with one defensive score, they have a shot, at least…”
    OK…and if the Rams could get that each week, they’d have a shot against a red hot Patriots team. Good insight. Go start making your husband’s dinner.

    Note to all of the Giants fans:
    Please promise to return post-game next week so we can all hear your “we got screwed” and “if he didn’t do this”, and “what an idiot our OC is”…just like all of the Steeler fans last night and today. It makes for good reading.

    Packers – 38
    Giants – 23

  165. calloustongue says: Jan 9, 2012 3:23 PM

    So the Giants lose to the Pack this year by 3 and that doesn’t matter, but the Packers losing 4 years ago w/ BRINT by 3 means the Giants are going to win?

    The Packers are 20-1 dating back to their must win playoff run last season and the Giants are the ones on a “hot streak?”

    The Giants are going to run the table b/c the Packers did it last year by beating the Packers?

    Aaron Rodgers, who has had the NFL’s hottest 3 year run at QB, is suddenly going to cool off b/c he took 2 weeks off?

    I don’t see how any of these scenarios delusional Giants’ fans come up with end up with them winning.

  166. gmen1 says: Jan 9, 2012 3:24 PM

    packeye says:
    Jan 9, 2012 3:05 PM
    Is it just me or does JPP remarkably resemble a silverback gorilla? Sloped face and all. I think him and his dumbface qb better hope that Aaron doesnt get in one of his zones.

    bearsoxass says:
    Jan 9, 2012 3:09 PM
    Lollllllll

    Packeye says a comment that’s ridiculously racist and bearsoxass responds “Lol”. And now you have your answer as to why the rest of the country thinks Wisconsin is irrelevant.

  167. axespray says: Jan 9, 2012 3:42 PM

    joerevs300 says:Jan 9, 2012 1:29 PM
    “There is not a single bigger group of bandwagoning, uneducated, unappreciative fans then the Green Bay Packers. You don’t hear ____ from them until the win the SB (so from what, SBIII until 1997 or so, nothing?) and they here the come out of whatever outhouses or shacks that they call home in GB, Wisconsin.”
    ——————————————–

    consecutive home sellout streak stretching back to the 60s’, traveling to away games that we knew we were going to be blown out in cause management sucked in the 70s/80s, oh by the way, smallest market in the NFL, kind of requires loyalty in order to keep our Team in our city.
    (like buying stocks with “no” value/etc.)

  168. n0hopeleft says: Jan 9, 2012 3:59 PM

    axespray says:
    Jan 9, 2012 3:42 PM
    joerevs300 says:Jan 9, 2012 1:29 PM
    “There is not a single bigger group of bandwagoning, uneducated, unappreciative fans then the Green Bay Packers. You don’t hear ____ from them until the win the SB (so from what, SBIII until 1997 or so, nothing?) and they here the come out of whatever outhouses or shacks that they call home in GB, Wisconsin.”
    ——————————————–

    consecutive home sellout streak stretching back to the 60s’, traveling to away games that we knew we were going to be blown out in cause management sucked in the 70s/80s, oh by the way, smallest market in the NFL, kind of requires loyalty in order to keep our Team in our city.
    (like buying stocks with “no” value/etc.)

    ___________________________________

    YAWN.

    Your stadium may have history, but its small and crappy. You have absolutely NOTHING else to do up there, hence why you went on a beer drinking road trips to watch the Packers.
    The worst part about your franchise is the fans.
    Go pound cheese.

  169. rexloveshisfeet says: Jan 9, 2012 4:01 PM

    For a team that lost to Kansas City I don’t get how the giants cannot take this game. Aaron Rodgers will not have an easy day. Eli Manning will keep up the pace for his soon to be cherished career as a member of the New York Football Giants.

    Packers are not unbeatable.

    Prediction:
    NY 34- 27 GB

  170. kingcarlbanks says: Jan 9, 2012 4:03 PM

    Damn they say us New Yorkers are uptight! Relax Cheeseheads JPP is entitled to his opinion, just like you are. That being said I expect a great game between two cornerstone NFL franchises. I also expect the Giants D to whip Aaron Rodgers like a rented mule and to VC to bring salsa to the frozen tundra! Go Big Blue!!

  171. stavreafavre says: Jan 9, 2012 4:05 PM

    gmen1, wherever packeye lives, whether it’s WI or NY, he is a scared and ignorant person. Personally I don’t judge an entire state or fanbase based upon a couple of lowest common denominator comments. Sorry if you do.
    The Giants are probably the most well-rounded team left in the hunt. They are a scary opponent and the Packers have their work cut out for them, no question. But the Packers have had a target on their backs all season and have responded quite well. Should be a great game.

  172. gritsmaker says: Jan 9, 2012 4:27 PM

    taylor.banks. and carson didnt make guarentees.

    they just showed up on sunday.

    shut it jpp!

  173. jhk4845 says: Jan 9, 2012 4:30 PM

    Mike McCarthy on jpp’s gaurantee: “what are they supposed to say? They’re gonna lose? I think the guys should expect to win.”

    Good to know the packers coach is more reasonable than a lot of its fans.

  174. RyanFeet says: Jan 9, 2012 4:30 PM

    The difference now is the Giants front 4 are all healthy. JPP, Osi, Tuck, please put discount double check cheese head on his back a few times!

  175. frezfram says: Jan 9, 2012 4:38 PM

    Anything can and will happen in the NFL. A player publicly claiming a win before the game is played is silly. But if I were a Giants player, I would not expect the Packers to choke like the Falcons did.

  176. gmen1 says: Jan 9, 2012 4:51 PM

    stavreafavre, I’m no detective, but I think it’s pretty safe to say that “packeye” either lives in Wisconsin or has roots there. That being said, you’re right. I shouldn’t generalize an entire state based off of one comment. My apologies to the rest of the Pack fans.

    And JPP probably shouldn’t have been as bold as he was – that’s the difference between a 2nd year player who can be baited by the media and veterans like Tuck and Osi who can’t. But the fact is, the Giants can win this game. And all the people who’ve pointed out that this Giants team looks alot like Packers from last season are spot on. I think the Giants of 2011 are alot more like the Packers of 2010 than the Giants of ’07. The Packers were injured a lot last season and had some terrible losses before getting healthy and getting on their hot streak. The playoffs are about momentum and which teams are peaking at the right time. The Packers followed the Giants model from ’07 by beating teams that on paper were supposed to be much better on the road. Not sure why Packers fans think the notion of the Giants winning is so ridiculous all of a sudden.

  177. 69finfan says: Jan 9, 2012 8:01 PM

    Not a NYG fan but as a USF alum it’s good to see JPP playing so well and being considered as an elite DL not only on the Giants but in the entire NFL. Go JPP.

  178. cmizzad says: Jan 9, 2012 10:08 PM

    rexloveshisfeet says: Jan 9, 2012 4:01 PM

    For a team that lost to Kansas City I don’t get how the giants cannot take this game. Aaron Rodgers will not have an easy day. Eli Manning will keep up the pace for his soon to be cherished career as a member of the New York Football Giants.

    Packers are not unbeatable.

    Prediction:
    NY 34- 27 GB

    ===================================

    And at the exact same time the Packers were losing to the incredibly motivated Chiefs in Arrowhead, the Giants were getting beat by Rex Grossman. Again.

    Rex Grossman is not unbeatable.

  179. claymath52 says: Jan 9, 2012 10:41 PM

    golonger says:
    Jan 9, 2012 3:03 PM
    claymath52 – yeah..this time last year, GB was no better than the Giants..squeaking in by the hair of their chinny chin chin….dont act like they have been great for years….they haven’t….they are poised for a let down…and it WILL HAPPEN!. Cant wait to rub it in the idiot packer fans face! LOL

    _________________________________

    Laughable comparison man. I can tell you’re smart. I said 13 months and you heard years. I imagine smart guys like you would like a joke?

    How do you stop an New York Giants fan from beating his wife?

    Dress her up in Green and Gold!

  180. cap1378 says: Jan 9, 2012 11:00 PM

    He was baited into the question and it sounded like confidence more than anything. But we r gonna beat gbs a$$ anyway. We r healthy now. Rodgers better have his head on a swivel.

  181. childressrulz says: Jan 9, 2012 11:49 PM

    Giants are going to get beaten like an ugly step child early and often. You wont get to Rodgers with our starting oline together for the first time since week 5.

  182. janstett says: Jan 10, 2012 3:42 AM

    Chalk this up to JPP being a very excitable young player who has been thrust into the spotlight and doesn’t understand he needs to give the politically correct answer yet.

    He didn’t play football very long and didn’t go to a huge top tier football program, his family is off-the-boat Hatian and isolated from mainstream American culture, and he’s gone from nobody to superstar in the course of a 4 month season.

    He still doesn’t even know the game at a high level let alone the off the field parts. He will learn both, he meant no disrespect to his opponents.

  183. okiny says: Jan 10, 2012 8:14 AM

    I don’t have his statement in front of me, so forgive me if it’s a little in accurate. I heard his interview, and he initially said he thought they would win, that he was 80% sure of it. After the reporter stood in his face for a few seconds, he said he was 100% sure (of course he has to say that, why would he say 80% if he was going to say it at all?!)

    Additionally, Mike McCarthy responded: “What is he supposed to say? They’re gonna lose? I think the guys should expect to win.”

    A young guy was put on the spot, and probably tripped over his own words. Of course, everyone on each team carries that attitude, so I don’t see how this would be “bulletin board material” for anyone on the Packers. If anyone’s superior play needs to be incited by trash talk at this point in the season, they obviously don’t know what they’re playing for.

  184. bangitfootball says: Jan 10, 2012 9:00 AM

    Green Bay 41

    New York 27

  185. flavordave says: Jan 10, 2012 10:28 AM

    Green Bay 42

    New York 26

  186. drexelvol says: Jan 10, 2012 11:36 AM

    “It’s not surprising that the Giants’ defense is feeling confident given the way it has played the last three weeks”

    That says very little considering who they played the last three weeks.

  187. dfm725 says: Jan 10, 2012 1:26 PM

    I love how people are acting like he can’t back his comments up. The guy has been a one man defense at times this season. He’s hurrying, hitting, sacking the QB on half the dropbacks, and making tackles at or behind the line of scrimmage on half of the running plays.

    If he plays like he has been playing, Aaron Rodgers will not play like he did the last time the Giants played them, when they were one poor clock management decision away from going to OT, where they easily could have won it.

  188. cruzzzzzznyg80 says: Jan 10, 2012 1:27 PM

    Half of these post are from ”Packer Fans” that jumped on the wagon last year. We have been hot and will leave it all on the field. As for JPP what do you want him to say? Kids playing hard! Go GMEN!

  189. dafc0n says: Jan 10, 2012 9:37 PM

    Whenever an NFL player makes a published comment there should be a rule that requires his wunderlich test score to be shown next to his name, that way all readers will know whether or not to waste thier time reading the story !

  190. judsonjr says: Jan 11, 2012 1:29 PM

    I’m a Packer fan, but see nothing wrong with what he said.

    As far as guarantees go, I’d like it if the NFL guarantee a decently reffed game. I think both teams’ fans could agree on this considering they each have been part of two of the worst late-game blown calls in playoff history (ironically both in favor of the 49ers).

  191. bigbluefan56 says: Jan 11, 2012 6:41 PM

    Well said, judsonjr! As a Giants fan I couldn’t agree more.

    That said, anyone remember Plax’s SB guarantee? Missed the final score by only a couple points…. I will never forget Tom Brady’svresponse, weve got a pretty good offense. I think we an muster up a few morepointsthan 10!!!!!

    Yeah, those guarantees never work!!!!

  192. drakost says: Jan 11, 2012 9:04 PM

    Every year someone guarantees something in the playoffs. The comments are all basically the same however 2 really bother me…

    1. Any comment condemning the person for saying they are going to win:

    Would you feel better if they said they might win? Perhaps you would appreciate it more if they said they will probably lose? Personally if my team is in the playoffs (damn you Jerry Jones) I would want my players saying they were going to win! All players feel the same way, it’s just a few that are willing to come out and say it.

    2. The bulletin board material comment:

    Really? Do you REALLY think that these professional athletes who train their entire lives to be in the position that they are in really need more motivation?? Seriously do you think Arron Rodgers saw this comment and said, “oh gee now I’m really going to try harder to win”? Of course not. These players are at the top of their game. The best of the best. You do not get were they are by needing something to motivate them beyond their will to be the best at what they do.

  193. winstonpark says: Jan 12, 2012 4:12 AM

    Pierre-Paul is the real deal, and Aaron Rodgers will be pressured more than ever this weekend. Bring in Matt Flynn!!

  194. rdawg911 says: Jan 12, 2012 3:16 PM

    Justin Tuck = Big Midget

  195. kscogg says: Jan 12, 2012 5:03 PM

    Giants will give the Pack a run for their money but they won’t win. They always find a way to blow it and this time won’t be any different. In the offseason they’ll resign their guys, keep Coughlin around and not make any splashes in free agency and be the same team next year. Predictable.

  196. obithejedi says: Jan 15, 2012 8:10 PM

    Guess he and the rest of the Giants backed up what JPP said. Nothing like watching an MVP implode.

  197. gmen1 says: Jan 15, 2012 11:11 PM

    There’s also like watching a bunch of arrogant Packers fans predicting blowouts and trashing the Gmen all of a sudden go silent.

  198. gmen1 says: Jan 15, 2012 11:12 PM

    There’s also nothing like watching a bunch of arrogant Packers fans predicting blowouts and trashing the Gmen all of a sudden go silent

  199. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 16, 2012 1:16 AM

    jrmbadger says:
    Jan 9, 2012 10:30 AM
    Wow….

    Just, wow….

    Is there some chemical in the NY water that gives you a big head….

    It’s like the Jets are in the playoffs again.
    ————-

    What’s that?

  200. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 16, 2012 1:20 AM

    kscogg says:
    Jan 12, 2012 5:03 PM
    Giants will give the Pack a run for their money but they won’t win. They always find a way to blow it and this time won’t be any different. In the offseason they’ll resign their guys, keep Coughlin around and not make any splashes in free agency and be the same team next year. Predictable.
    —————–

    RIGHT.

    The Giants were better in every phase of the game ACROSS THE BOARD except at QB, which is a wash. I cram to understand how packer fans made themselves so arrogant knowing key guys missed the FIRST game, and the refs cheated to help you win, then had the refs BLATANTLY cheat again, with those key guys giving us even more advantages and you STILL lost (and should have lost by the 45-17 score that most of you imbeciles were predicting that WE would lose by).

  201. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 16, 2012 1:26 AM

    cruzzzzzznyg80 says:
    Jan 10, 2012 1:27 PM
    Half of these post are from ”Packer Fans” that jumped on the wagon last year. We have been hot and will leave it all on the field. As for JPP what do you want him to say? Kids playing hard! Go GMEN!
    ———–

    And they’ve all suffered pulled groins, torn ACLs and high ankle sprains jumping off that bandwagon tonight.

  202. edyeno says: Jan 16, 2012 11:42 AM

    Wow, it was sure fun reading all the previous comments from Packer fans about JPP shooting off his mouth. How the Pack was gonna crush the Giants on defense and light them up with their offense. Just seems like no one told the Pack players to bring their A game yesterday. Well at least GB players will have comfortable seats for the rest of the playoffs.

  203. warmdookie says: Jan 16, 2012 12:47 PM

    JPPP-aka- Jason Pierre-Paul -the “Prophet”

  204. n0hopeleft says: Jan 16, 2012 1:13 PM

    WHERE ARE ALL YOU MORONS that couldn’t wait to trash the “arrogant” New York Giants.

    We came into your house, kicked in your door, beat the crap out of your daddy, stole the ice cream out of your freezer, kissed your mother, pissed on your broken front door that we already kicked in, and flipped you off while stealing your car..

    BETTER LUCK NEXT YEAR GUYS! Titletown is the quietest town in all of the US today.

    SSSSHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

  205. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Jan 16, 2012 1:28 PM

    jrmbadger says:
    Jan 9, 2012 12:39 PM
    jakek2 says:
    Jan 9, 2012 12:05 PM
    Listen to all the GB fans responding. The fear in their posts is showing through like black panties through a white skirt.

    Here’s something that should really make you quake. Our defense is better now than it was in o7′. That’s right. I said it. It took us a little while longer to gel and learn Fewell’s scheme than it took us to learn Spags’ but now its done. And next Sunday, so will your little 15-1 season.
    ===================================

    Really? lets take a look at your defense shall we?

    Based on yards given up you are ranked 27th.

    Based on Points Per Game you are ranked 25th (GB is 19th B.T.W.)

    Based on pass yards/game you are ranked 29th.

    Based on Sacks – you are 26th. Yeah, that’s right, 26th. Your fearsome D-Line only generated 28 sacks this year. B.T.W. – Green Bay is 11th with 41 sacks.

    As I suspected. OVERRATED.
    ____

    Not sure where you’re getting your stats. According to nfl.com, the Giants were tied for 3rd with 48 sacks and the Packers were tied for 27th with 29 sacks.

    What do you think of their defense now?

  206. inthearex says: Jan 16, 2012 1:31 PM

    Where are you purpleisreallypinkwhichisthecolorthatthepackersshouldreallywearsincethepackerplayedlikesomegirls. Go back to making dinner for you’re husband? You’re right they didn’t get three turnovers, they got four which should have been five. For real, how mad today?

  207. mynameiscoopermanning says: Jan 16, 2012 2:08 PM

    funny how ALL the packers fans disappear..

    CRICKET CRICKET

    sound at lambeau

    ELI MANNING AKA RAMBEAU

  208. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 16, 2012 3:17 PM

    Packer fans still trying to tout stats, OUT OF CONTEXT and everything.

    The Giants had tons of injuries early, KEY GUYS, and playing rookies who are now coming into their own. Those stats mean NOTHING. What you’ve seen in the past 5-6 games matters and right now, no one wants to see this defense. PLAIN AND SIMPLE.

    Add in the fact that the offense is Top 5, you can understand why the Giants are confident.

    And no, this is not 2007, the offense is WAY BETTER.

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