|Gilbride, Giants get fired up for the good teams|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 13 December 2012 12:06|
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride said he's probably too close to his unit to notice if its collective emotions rise more when facing one of last year's playoff teams.|
He does know about the defense's pride, though.
``I'm so immersed in the gameplan that I can't see the forest for the trees,'' he said. ``Outside looking in, you probably could discern those things more easily. But I've certainly been proud the way they've responded.
``There's a lot of pride within the group, so when they look at a team that's regarded as a good football team, they've traditionally responded in a way that's very positive.''
That is especially true this year. The Giants (8-5) on Sunday will face Atlanta (11-2), and have a chance to beat a fourth team that made the postseason last year. Since they don't play the Lions this year, a win vs. the Falcons would make it a clean sweep of the NFC side of last year's bracket.
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