Giants Have Eyes on Prize in Pats Game

NY sets out to sabotage bid for history
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 27, 2007 2:25 PM CST
Giants Have Eyes on Prize in Pats Game
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick celebrates the Patriots' 28-7 win over the Miami Dolphins after their football game in Foxborough, Mass., in this Dec. 23, 2007, file photo, while flanked by Laurence Maroney (39) and Kelley Washington, right. The team that seems ready to set a record for...   (Associated Press)

(Newser) – Though a fixed playoff picture seemingly gives the Giants nothing to play for in Saturday's game against the unbeaten Patriots, New York wouldn't mind playing the spoiler. “No one in here is screaming ‘Let's rest!' I can tell you that," running back Brandon Jacobs tells the New York Post.

Coach Tom Coughlin has been tight-lipped about how long he'll play his starters in the only obstacle to New England becoming the first team to finish a season 16-0. Meanwhile, Tampa Bay, New York's first postseason opponent, began resting its starters last week. Regardless, says DE Justin Tuck: "You see our playbooks? We got Patriots stuff in it." (Read more NFL stories.)

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