The New York Giants emerged from Sunday's dominating 24-2 victory over the Atlanta Falcons a confident team. But defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul might have taken it too far when he appeared to guarantee a win over the defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers in next Sunday's divisional playoff game at Lambeau Field.
"We are very confident," Pierre-Paul said, according to Sporting News. "Last time (the Packers) came in here and they beat us (38-35 on Dec. 4), which they shouldn't have. It's going to be cold and the atmosphere will be theirs, but we're going to be ready to play.
"We know what's at stake, and we know it's one and done. We aren't going to let that happen. We are going to go out there and give all-out effort, and we are going to walk away with a win."
"We should (win)," Pierre-Paul said.
Pierre-Paul's defensive linemate, Justin Tuck, was a bit more circumspect.
"It's going to be very important to play our best game," Tuck said, according to The Star-Ledger. "They're rested. They're the No. 1 seed for a reason. They have so much talent throughout their entire football team. The challenge is great. But I feel we'll be up for it."
"If we can play defense like that, we can make ourselves heard in this tournament," Tom Coughlin told The Star-Ledger.