EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — The New York Giants are talking a different game now that they are back in the NFC East playoff hunt.
When the Giants (3-6) started the season with an horrendous 0-6 record, safety Antrel Rolle wasn’t afraid to say Tom Coughlin’s team had the talent to run the table and make the playoffs. It was a far-fetched idea, but it made headlines.
Now that the Giants have moved within 1 1/2 games of Dallas and Philadelphia in the division, the bravado has stopped.
Everything is one game at a time. There is no big picture or thoughts of the playoffs.
“With winning comes more confidence,” Rolle said Monday, a day after the Giants stretched their winning streak to three with a 24-20 decision over the Oakland Raiders. “I think that’s a no-brainer. But, like I said, we’re just going out there competing as Giants. This team has shown a lot of resiliency. We’ve overcome adversity. We’ve been the lowest of the lows and we are just trying to make sure we climb up out of it.”
Coughlin said this team is serious, and that’s what the players were Monday.
“They’re well aware, as I told them yesterday, the reason for the outcome was because we believed,” Coughlin said. “We kept on believing, and that’s a process.”