Found January 09, 2012 on The Other Paper:

The New York Giants defensive behemoth Jason Pierre-Paul walked the walk yesterday during the team's 24-2 demolition of the Atlanta Falcons in their NFC wild card playoff game. After the game he started talking the talk.

"We're going to win," boasted the second-year defensive end. "One hundred percent, we're going to win...because we're the best."

Fresh from a defensive performance that included eight tackles (two for losses) and a key stop on a fourth-and-one that stopped a Falcon's drive at the Giants 21-yard line, JPP said he can't wait for next Sunday's rematch against the Green Bay Packers.

The Giants (10-7) are nine-point underdogs next week against the Packers (15-1) and JPP is craving the opportunity to avenge the Dec. 4 meeting when the Giants lost on a last second field goal.

"We know it's one and done [and] we aren't going to let that happen," said the defensive end. "We're going to walk away with a win."

The was alot of confidence to go around after yesterday's well-balanced victory at MetLife Stadium. The Giants defense was especially impressive.

"It was our best defensive effort of the year," said Giants DE Justin Tuck.

The G-Men gave up only 247 total yards to a potent Falcons team and held running back Michael Turner to 41 yards.

Two huge stops on fourth-down quarterback sneaks deep on their own side halted two potential Falcons scoring drives.

The only points the Falcons scored came off a second quarter safety when Eli Manning was flagged for intentional grounding.

While JPP was walking the walk most of the game, there a time when the Giants sack demon was laid out on the turf after he collided with teammates Aaron Ross and Tuck.

JPP threw a scare into his team until he got back up and walked it off.

"He got up," Osi Umenyiora said, "like he was Optimus Prime or something."

Pierre-Paul left the game but returned shortly after "[getting] the wind knocked out of me."

Sounds like there was still enough wind left to puff out his chest and predict a victory over the reigning Super Bowl champs


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