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Pierre-Paul guarantees Giants win over Packers

Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:27 am
 
Pierre-Paul guaranteed a New York victory in Green Bay on Saturday. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

The New York Giants have a lot of confidence right now. That's totally understandable. But making guarantees about beating the defending-champion Packers, in Lambeau, already? That seems silly.

But it's not stopping Jason Pierre-Paul, who guaranteed a Giants win over the Packers on Sunday.

"We’re going to win," Pierre-Paul said, per Paul Schwartz of the New York Post. "One hundred percent we’re going to win ... because we’re the best."

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The Giants are quite good. They might be the best team in the playoffs and it's great that JPP is confident. (Interestingly, the only quotes to make it onto the Giants official site are the follow-ups about how sure JPP is.) He should be, given the way the Giants dismantled Atlanta's offense on Sunday afternoon.

But the vibe we get from him is that the Packers aren't as pumped up about a rematch against the Giants. And that's simply not the case. There are plenty of guys on this roster who remember what happened back the last time the Giants won the Super Bowl.

"The team that kept us from our potential Super Bowl in 08 is back on OUR turf now," Jennings tweeted on Sunday. "Trust me,we haven't forgotten. Here. We ... GoPackGo! #BeGreat"

What's interesting to us is the heavy amount of comparisons to the 2007 season. Obviously, there are some similarities. But there are a lot of differences as well. For one, the Packers are better. (And maybe the Giants are better too.)

“We might be a better team than we were in ’07, but I think Green Bay is a better than they were in ’07, too," Tuck said per our Giants Rapid Reporter Alex Raskin.

The more logical comparison, then, is to the last time these teams played. Which, uh, was this year. That game was played in New York, but the Packers still managed to win 38-35.

Which is why, regardless of how confident Pierre-Paul is, he might want to consider scaling back any public declarations about the outcome of the game until victory is actually in hand.

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Comments

Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 8:18 pm
 

Pierre-Paul guarantees Giants win over Packers

Yes, chevy.  I think NY may be the prohibitive favorite to win it all.  That is, I think they beat GB this weekend.  If the Packers were at full strength, no.  But they aren't; and NY is the hot team and healthy.  I'm taking the 49ers to eliminate the Saints OUTDOORS.  If the Saints prevail, they don't beat the Packers at Lambeau; but, they would surely beat the Giants at home and beat any of the AFC teams in Indy.  But as said, think Giants and 49ers win this weekend, and that the Giants can then beat the 49ers on the road.

Think the Texans, even with Yates their 3rd string guy, still win this weekend.  I live in Colorado.  Hey, I have no clue if Tebow & Co upset New England.  I'll root for them to do so.  I think it will be close and interesting -- somehow.  But if Denver prevails...  even for the next two weekends...  or as should happen, New England goes to Indy...  I'll take any of the four NFC teams to prevail.

So picking NY to get to Indy...  favorite to win it all.



Since: Mar 1, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2012 8:14 pm
 

Pierre-Paul guarantees Giants win over Packers

SnakeyP180,    Are you retarded??? Have a look at how many players caught TD passes for the Pack. Look at how many they caught. 10 different players caught passes for TD's and 6 different players ran for TD's. They sat a handful of players against the Lions, and still put up 45 pts.

   You can trash on the defense (I do it all the time), but to say the team isn't deep is one of the stupidest things I have read on here regarding the Packers (and I have read a lot of stupid things). You must feel like an ass! 



Since: Mar 22, 2008
Posted on: January 9, 2012 7:50 pm
 

Pierre-Paul guarantees Giants win over Packers

Sports fan rob, just wanted to clear somethings up with you. At the end of the year the eagles were probably better then a lot of teams and def. were the best team in the NFC east. Although its their fault they gave a couple games away and Lost by a game. Giants and eagles are pretty even reciever wise. You had Cruz who had a great year but it's only one year. Let's see how he does next year when teams don't take him as a joke anymore. You are wrong about the overall defense eagles were the 7th best defense, giants were the 5th to last. And you have one better end in Pierre Paul your other two aren't as good as Trent cole. I'll give a little credit for the giants winning 3 straight but you also haven't played tough teams. And have played at home for All of those games. Your 10-7 and packers are 15-1. Your gonna need alot of luck beating clearly the better team. If Eli isn't great gmen are done



Since: Aug 20, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2012 7:50 pm
 

Pierre-Paul guarantees Giants win over Packers

Guaranteeing wins after a wild card win over Atlanta.  Hey Giants, you beat Atlanta, ok, Atlanta. Tampa Bay beat Atlanta for crying out loud.
 I'll bet JPP will feel a little silly once he realizes that that's all the Giants did was beat Atlanta.  Silly, I say.



Since: Sep 25, 2008
Posted on: January 9, 2012 7:41 pm
 

Pierre-Paul guarantees Giants win over Packers

Guaranteeing a win when you are playing a game is not at all like calling yourself the Dream Team before the season has even begun. The Giants are hot right now and should very well be confident. Not everyone is as humble as your Tim Tebow. It will be fun watching Brady dismantle the Broncos yet again.



Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2012 7:41 pm
 

Pierre-Paul guarantees Giants win over Packers

"Safe bet.  NY ought to be favored in this one."


Lets see, New York got into the play-offs on the last day of the season. And face it, the East wasen`t that strong this year. After that terrible call on 4th. You could just see Atlanta QUIT after that. And because they did beat a wildcard team, and even being on the road against the #1 seed, YOU all of a sudden, think New York is the team to beat?



Since: May 30, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2012 7:27 pm
 

Pierre-Paul guarantees Giants win over Packers

If you saw the video footage obviously he was joking when he said it because he kinda said it under his breath as he was leaving the locker room, it got picked up on a mic so yeah he had to repeat it, then he threw in a little extra to give all the talking heads and all you marks something to talk about 



Since: May 21, 2008
Posted on: January 9, 2012 7:26 pm
 

Pierre-Paul guarantees Giants win over Packers

I hope you are right JPP. Can't wait for Sunday.

Lets go BLue! 



Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 7:08 pm
 

Pierre-Paul guarantees Giants win over Packers

Safe bet.  NY ought to be favored in this one.



Since: Mar 23, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2012 7:03 pm
 

Pierre-Paul guarantees Giants win over Packers

so let me see stop brady stop the pats no depth, stop brees stop saints no depth, stop manning stop giants no depth lol this is easy I should be a coach in the NFL.


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