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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: Sep 16, 2010
Posted on: January 10, 2012 9:27 am
 

Pierre-Paul guarantees Giants win over Packers

Mark my words, if any team is going to beat GB in the playoffs, it'll be NYG.
If GB beats the Giants, they're in the superbowl, easy.
NYG arethe worstmatchup for GB, worse than SF, NO, BAL, all of 'em.
Just watch.



Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2012 9:23 am
 

Pierre-Paul guarantees Giants win over Packers

It's curious that this story is accompanied by the picture of JPP's copious and large behind. Maybe the author is trying to suggest that JPP is talking out of his ass.



Since: Dec 6, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2012 9:22 am
 

Pierre-Paul guarantees Giants win over Packers

Ug, the Giants seem to have big mouths this year.  I wish they would just go about their business and play the game.  Don't give the other team (especially the Packers) bulletin board material. 



Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: January 10, 2012 9:07 am
 

Pierre-Paul guarantees Giants win over Packers

They lost to the Chiefs for crying out loud!  THE CHIEFS??!!! REALLY??!!! At least they could've lost to a better team.
Any given Sunday man. The Redskins swept the Giants for crying out loud. THE REDSKINS!!!!!!!!



Since: Jan 23, 2008
Posted on: January 10, 2012 8:47 am
 

What's wrong with confidence?

I see nothing wrong with JPP stating that he feels confident in his team beating the Packers.  The Gmen are on fire right now and the Pack almost lost to them.  Strange how the last team the Giants played that were undeafeated at the time they lost 38-35 and then beat them in the postseason.  Clearly the Packers are overrated and really aren't as good as their record shows.  They lost to the Chiefs for crying out loud!  THE CHIEFS??!!! REALLY??!!! At least they could've lost to a better team.  The Giants exposed the Falcons and their "dirty" offensive line and look what happened.  I just think that because the Gmen are very confident in their play, JPP is excited to let everyone know this.  No big deal.  He's just trying to get his team pumped up for a big game.  Nothing like raising the bar.



Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: January 10, 2012 8:44 am
 

Pierre-Paul guarantees Giants win over Packers

Running at the mouth already. Not the sharpest tool in the shed. I'm a Seahawk fan. I watched the Greenbay NY football Giant's game, and Greenbay didn't play their best game and still won. You don't give a team additional motivation during the playoffs. I hope Greenbay stomps the midgits.



Since: May 22, 2007
Posted on: January 10, 2012 8:43 am
 

Pierre-Paul guarantees Giants win over Packers

As good as the Giants might be right now, why in the world does have to open his mouth a guarantee a victory over the Packers? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? I was thinking he must have tweeted it, but he told a reporter...gasp. Dumb...



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: January 10, 2012 8:36 am
 

Pierre-Paul guarantees Giants win over Packers

Not a really great idea to poke the bear with a stick...you're just gonna piss him off and get blown the f out!  Then again, you were going to get blown out anyway...



Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: January 10, 2012 8:32 am
 

Pierre-Paul guarantees Giants win over Packers

What a stupid thing to say. Why give the Packers bulletin board material? The Packers are going to crush the Giants.



Since: Sep 23, 2008
Posted on: January 10, 2012 8:14 am
 

Pierre-Paul guarantees Giants win over Packers

here is an idea why don't you go to oakland and talk shyte about raiders fans to their faces, instead of doing it behind a computer. Probably because you are a coward......


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