Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE
Justin Tuck on if he knew the Giants would play such a dominant game Sunday night:
"That? No. I saw us playing better. I thought we had a great week of practice. I thought we in some ways just had a refreshing week off. People seemed like they were kind of refreshed coming back this week and we had a great week of practice, but Green Bay’s a great football team. I didn’t see us winning it like this, but I felt very confident going into the game."
Mathias Kiwanuka on the meaning of the victory:
"I think for us, it's a start. The message has to be continued on. You can't just be a fluke. For us, it's we came back after the bye, we put it together. We had a good week of practice and everybody was clicking. We have to make sure that we build on that and I think that will be a better message than just one game."
"I feel bad for Andre. He’s my little brother, man. It’s heartbreaking for me just to see him so down. When I was a rookie, I told David (Wilson) that D(errick) Ward broke his fibula and I had to step in and be a big part of our offense and that’s what I expect from David and I told him just to get right and get ready for the following weeks to come.... Once we get him going and get him learning a little more and different things in different areas, I think he’ll be a great asset to our offense."
Eli Manning on lowering his shoulder into a Packers' defensive back instead of sliding:
"It’s kind of one of those circumstances where if I slide, I wasn’t sure if I had enough yardage for the first down and the new rule that if you do slide it’s from where you start your slide. I thought it might be close to the first down so I just thought I might have to go get an extra yard. I didn’t think the guy was running at me, he was kind of stopped in a DB so I just tried to make sure I got the first down. I’m sure I’ll get some heat from it or maybe guys will be proud of me in the meetings tomorrow."
Head coach Tom Coughlin on the performance of his team:
"We played well tonight, really in all three phases, something we needed to do. We approached this game as if it was the first of a six-game season. I thought we had a good week of practice. I thought the guys were very committed, very serious. I thought they came back rested, both mentally and physically. I thought they were really into preparing and supporting each other and so on and so forth. We challenged our team to play. Adam (Merchant), a young man who was with us from Make-a-Wish on Friday, said to our team, ‘Play like world champions.' The message was loud and clear. We had Adam in the locker room after the game as well and had him in the middle. Guys were very appreciative that he was here and really what he said was most meaningful. We picked up on that and that's basically the challenge that we kept throughout the weekend and on our Saturday night meetings, ‘play like world champions.' "