NEW YORK (WFAN) — The Giants finally got a victory on Sunday, rebounding from an ugly start to defeat the Texans in convincing fashion.

The offense looked the best it has all year and the defense finally caused pressure, resulting in key turnovers.

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Now in the win column, Big Blue is readying for its first division game when it takes on the rival Redskins on Thursday night at FedExField.

Giants safety Antrel Rolle, joining WFAN co-hosts Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on Monday in his weekly spot, said that he doesn’t mind the short week and is ready for the challenge that awaits him in Landover.

“We need this in the worst way,” the captain told Joe & Evan. “I’m excited, I’m gonna be upbeat. The team is gonna be upbeat. I think we moved in a positive direction this past Sunday, and we’re gonna continue to keep climbing.”

Rolle had an interception on Sunday — as did Prince Amukamara and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie — and the defense will take on an offense led by Kirk Cousins on Thursday night. Cousins, playing for the injured Robert Griffin III, is no slouch. The third-year player threw for 427 yards and three touchdowns in Washington’s loss to the Eagles on Sunday.

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Following New York’s Week 2 defeat to the Cardinals, Rolle challenged Giants fans to be louder. He was happy with their performance on Sunday.

“Everyone passed the challenge yesterday,” Rolle told Joe & Evan. “The fans were rocking. They rocked so hard, it kept putting a smile on my face … The fans kept us upbeat, they were awesome. I tell the fans, those guys are everything. Whether they know it or not, we hear them. When we’re out there performing, we hear those guys.

“We can actually look and pinpoint certain people and see them jumping up in the stands, waving their hands … We need that. We need it more. Next time we need even more. It’s gonna be a consistent challenge … It starts with us and it finishes with them.”

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