The undefeated Patriots will go into the Meadowlands as the heavy favorite. Yet that's not putting a damper on the defensive end's optimism.
"Like I say, they're undefeated, but they have to come through here first."
Big Blue has had success against the Patriots and boast two Super Bowl rings to show for it. The Giants used their stout defensive line and tenacious pass rush to defeat New England in both of their Super Bowl meetings in 2007 and 2011. Pierre-Paul was a major part of the Giants' 2011 Lombardi Trophy.
Although Pierre-Paul acknowledged that he will have a different cast of characters along the D-line when he faces Tom Brady on Sunday.
"Yeah, it's a different group. It was me, (Justin) Tuck, Osi (Umenyiora), those are pass rushers," Pierre-Paul added.
The Giants (5-4) are currently sitting on top of the NFC East. But it might not be the best decision to give Brady and company a little extra bulletin board material. We know Bill Belichick and Brady haven't forgotten about those two Super Bowl losses. Perhaps they now have a little extra motivation.