|Brandon Jacobs doesn't care if you never believed in the Giants. (US PRESSWIRE)|
Posted by Ryan Wilson
Not many people outside of New York figured the battered Giants stood much of a chance Sunday against the self-anointed Dream Team, division rival Philadelphia. So naturally, the Giants jumped out to a 14-0 first-quarter lead and won going away, 29-16.
The Eagles looked more like the Washington Generals, and quarterback Michael Vick was forced from the game with a bruised hand and plenty to say about the state of NFL officiating.
Meanwhile, the Giants, now 2-1, are tied with the Cowboys and Redskins for the best record in the NFC East. (The Dream Team is 1-2.) And New York running back Brandon Jacobs has a few words for the doubters.
"The people outside that want to say they're fans and don't believe in us, I couldn't care less if they ever believed in us," Jacobs said, according to the New York Daily News. "They don't mean anything to us if they didn't believe in us. They can go back and finish living their miserable lives as they've been living and hoping that they lose and whatever."
Jacobs, who has a reputation as something of a hot head, wasn't finished. "In this locker room, guys are ready to play," he said. "And I look in a lot of guys' eyes and see that they're ready to go ... The only thing that matters is the people that's on this football team and in this organization."
In less incendiary news, the Giants could have Osi Umenyiora and Justin Tuck in the lineup against the Cardinals Sunday. Umenyiora hasn't yet played this season after undergoing knee surgery during training camp, and Tuck has missed practice this week because of groin and neck issues. Head coach Tom Coughlin said he was "optimistic" about Tuck's availability in Arizona, though, in regards to Umenyiora, would only allow that “We’re going to have to watch and see how he comes back.”
One thing's for certain, however: Jacobs doesn't care what you think.
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