After a game in which his miraculous pick-6 helped the Giants to their fourth-straight win, Jason Pierre-Paul had this to say about their upcoming matchup with division-rival Dallas:
“We’re going to put it on them, man. I’m pretty sure the offense is going to get going. The defense is going to get going even more. And the special teams will contribute to it.
“It’s going to be a fight. It’s going to be a dogfight. There’s going to be a lot of blood spilled out there.”
Hookay, a couple things. First of all, JPP’s future-predicting powers have been well documented this week, which seems to bode well for the Giants. Say what you want about “bulletin board material,” but I’m not sure that applies to a game with this much on-field significance.
Second, it’s a testament to the leadership of the team that Sunday’s game against the Cowboys means anything at all. No one could have predicted a few weeks ago that by Week 12, the Giants would have the opportunity to move within a game of first place in the NFC East. Their favorable position has as much to do with fortunate circumstances as it does with an improvement in play, but here we are. In mid-November, watching meaningful football games. Not too shabby.