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Barry Cofield, 12.29.10

Q: Is there any motivation to play to save Coughlin's job or anybody's job?
A: I don't think anyone is thinking about that. We're just playing to win and whatever the ramifications of this week's game are, that is completely out of our hands. We just need to go out there and play to win, play to get our tenth win, win a game in the division and just go on to whether it be a playoff run or the offseason, either way you want a good taste in your mouth and the only way you can do that is by winning this last game.

Q: If you don't make the playoffs, but you do get the win, will that be enough of a good taste in your mouth?
A: I think so. It's hard to have 10 wins in this league. We play in a tough division, so if we can get to .500 in the division and get a tenth win, I think that does matter. You play to win always, no matter what the circumstances are, so that's what you do as a pro and especially with the way we've played the last couple of games, we definitely have to do something to try to erase those memories.

Q: Are you going to sneak a couple of peeks at the scoreboard?
A: I am. I'm going to be looking at the scoreboard. If it's up there, I'm going to check it out. It's not going to affect the way I play, but I'm definitely interested to know what's going on in that other game.

Q: Do you have a message for Lovie?
A: No. I've actually got some friends on the team and they told me they're going out there to win. Their defense didn't play well last week - a lot like ours - so that's just the way this league is, teams have a lot of pride and if you don't play the way you expect to play one week, you definitely want to go out there and do better the next week.

Q: It helps that they hate the Packers, right?
A: That's a division rival. They're not going to want to go up to Lambeau Field - trust me, it's not a good feeling to go up there and get beat, and get beat badly. They know that better than we do, so I expect them to go out there and play their game and try to have some momentum.

Q: Who are your buddies out there?
A: I can't name them, but I think they made it clear that they want to play and they're a proud defense and the way they played last week, they're going to come out and try to erase some of those memories.

Q: Somebody said that the rest of the league owes you for what you did in '07. Time to cash in that favor?
A: No, no, no. The only thing that I can say is that the Eagles hurt us. They find a way to hurt us even when they don't play us. I definitely don't like the Eagles even more so than I didn't like them two nights ago. I definitely expected them to win last night, but that's this league and that's why I definitely think that Chicago has a great chance to go up there and beat Green Bay, so we just need to take care of our business and let yesterday prove that anybody can beat anybody. Regardless of what happens in the other game, we're going to do our best to win and play Giant football because we haven't done that the last couple of weeks.