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Antrel Rolle: I will be a 'beast' for the New York Giants

Earlier this month, free safety Antrel Rolle spoke of the New York Giants needing to regain their nasty edge. In Rolle's words, the Giants needed to get their "dog" back.

The inner-canine appeared found after Rolle & Co. ripped the New Orleans Saints in Week 14, but the Giants followed that with an epic stinker against the Atlanta Falcons.

It was an alarming effort by the team, but Rolle remains confident -- or at least quotable -- as the Giants prepared for a potential must-win game against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.

"I was absolutely horrified with the way I played," Rolle said this week to NFL.com's Kimberly Jones. "I think I played probably one of my worst games ever."

The Giants missed a whopping 18 tackles against the Falcons, with Rolle himself playing a part in the futility. He promised better production against Baltimore.

"I'm going out there to be a beast at all costs," he said. "It doesn't matter the situation we're in, it doesn't matter what's being called. I'm playing all out."

If we're going off recent history, the Giants have the NFL right where they want them. New York lost a similarly disappointing Week 15 game to the Washington Redskins last season before running off six consecutive wins to hoist the Lombardi Trophy.

Of course, past performance does not guarantee future results.

Follow Kimberly Jones on Twitter @KimJonesSports.

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