Found January 17, 2012 on Pro Football Zone:

New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs and his teammates are very happy that they don’t have to travel to New Orleans to play the Saints in the Superdome for the NFC Championship.

You might think that Jacobs and the Giants believe the 49ers aren’t as good as the Saints,  but that’s not the reason.

Jacobs appeared on ESPN’s NFL32 today and told Chris Mortensen that playing in the Superdome is like being the Bermuda Triangle. The reason he made that comparison is because the last two games the Giants played there,  they’ve been embarrassed by being completely blown out.

At the end of the day,  the Giants are more comfortable playing in San Francisco where they put up a strong performance against the 49ers earlier in the season.


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