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Packers' Raji questions toughness of Giants' offensive line

The vast majority of NFL offensive lineman are conditioned to operate in the shadows.

They go about their work largely ignored by media and fans zoned in on the skill players they blast holes for.

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Whether or not we're paying enough attention to these behemoths, it's understood by most that angering your run-of-the-mill O-lineman is a poor idea. Angering a big hoard of them -- decisively dumb and potentially dangerous.

Packers nose tackle B.J. Raji -- perhaps because he's 6-foot-2 and well over 300 pounds -- threw caution to the wind Thursday in his review of the Giants' offensive line.

"Not to say they're soft. But it's not the toughest group I've been against," Raji told the New York Post in the lead-up to Sunday's NFC divisional playoff in Green Bay.

Raji went out of his way to credit the resiliency of Giants running back Brandon Jacobs, and he was charitable in his review of Victor Cruz and New York's receivers, saying "they've had a good game against us," but that's not going to quell the team's big boys.

Raji -- who, by the way, anchors the NFL's 32nd-ranked defense -- will have a chance to work out his differences with the Giants soon enough.

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