Confident Giants not backing down from topic of a repeat

It shouldn't be a surprise to find out that a Super Bowl win has done nothing to derail the confidence of the New York Giants.

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It was well documented throughout a five-game winning streak that the Giants were a confident bunch heading into Super Bowl XLVI. In the roughly 48 hours since then, expectations that the Giants expect to do it all over again are already trickling out.

Almost on cue, the Giants aren't shying away from the conversation.

"If we won it this year, there's no doubt in my mind that we can," Mathias Kiwanuka told the New York Post Monday. "We've just got to get in the playoffs. That's it."

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"Oh, man, I really want to keep this team together,"Jacobs told ESPN New York on Monday morning. "Do what we've got to do to keep us together. It's a great football team. This football team could do this again, I honestly believe that.

"There is no reason why we can't do this again."

Wide receiver Hakeem Nicks took the conversation one step further, saying he believes the term "dynasty" is in play for the Giants.

"I feel like the sky's the limit for this organization and our team," Nicks told the Post. "I feel like we can be at this level for a long time."

If it all sounds familiar, it's because it is.

On NFL Network
"NFL Replay" will re-air the Giants' 21-17 win over the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. ET.

Many of the Green Bay Packers began talking about a repeat immediately following the win over the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XLV, fueling an entire offseason of dynasty discussion. The Packers went 15-1 but ultimately came out flat after a bye and lost to these same Giants in the divisional round of the playoffs.

The Giants, of course, are in familiar territory. They're well aware of defending their win in Super Bowl XLVII against the New England Patriots, when they started 11-1 but faltered down the stretch.

"The big thing for us is to get one next year," Kiwanuka said. "We had a great season a couple years ago, and we had a letdown the year after. We've got to make sure that doesn't happen again."

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