Giants middle linebacker Antonio Pierce was not buying into the notion that this year's Eagles are just like last year's Giants -- a team that went on the road and won in the postseason and had to face the top seed in the second round. Not unless the Eagles win the Super Bowl.
After asking a reporter what the date was to emphasize his point, Pierce said, "I won’t know anything about any team until February 1st or 2nd. So you can’t call any team – you can’t be called the NY Giants of 2007, any other team can’t because that team won the Super Bowl."
Pierce added that this year's Giants team has something last year's version lacked.
"The psyche of the team this year is a group that understands what it takes to win the championship," he said. "We have 35 or 40 players that were on this team last year, coaching staff, front office, everybody. They know what it takes to win the championship. So what we have this year is experience. And that is what we are going to use this Sunday."