PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants. One of the most storied rivalries in all of the National Football League. Of course, there’s going to be some trash-talking leading up to the game on Sunday night. Did you expect anything else?
“No,” said Giants’ safety Antrel Rolle when asked if the Eagles were the team to beat on Monday. “We just try to go out and play. We’re just trying to make sure that we come out on top of our division this year.”
Rolle, who picked the Birds to finish third in the division in June, went on to discredit the Eagles’ 2013 NFC East Title.
“Last year is last year,” Rolle said. “I don’t feel like there was much to really battle with last year in our division. I felt like it was a weak division last year. I feel like this year it’s definitely up and rising. We didn’t get a lot of credit in the preseason in our division, but I think now the tables are starting to turn a little bit. Dallas is playing good, Philly is playing good right now. I think we’re rising and we’re stepping up to the challenges and we’re playing some good football right now.”
Eagles corner Brandon Boykin was read Rolle’s comments by Rob Ellis on the 94WIP Afternoon Show.
“Well, we’ll find out on Sunday,” Boykin said on Monday afternoon. “That’s all I got to say about that.”
The Eagles (4-1) host the Giants (3-2) at Lincoln Financial Field Sunday night at 8:30pm. The Eagles will be wearing all black uniforms for the first time ever.
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