Found January 09, 2012 on
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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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Giants’ DE Jason Pierre-Paul hasn’t done much wrong this year, being named a first-team NFL All-Pro in his second season and became a household name to NFL fans. He made a huge misstep yesterday afternoon by providing the Green Bay Packers with some bulletin-board fodder – a no-no for Giants’ players.
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