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David Baas, 10.08.12

Q: You guys haven't always been working at the same speed between Ahmad and the offensive line.
A: I don't know what it was, but we need to build on that and we need to continue to do that. So whatever it was that helped us do that, we just got to continue to work towards that and have that same rhythm and we know it's going to be a challenge going out there. They have a really good defense, but having guys like Snee play next to me, it's just an honor.

Q: The two games you played out in San Francisco last year looked like it was as a physical game that you played all year long.
A: We need to go out there and do a better job. Last time, they did a... They have a good defense. You got to give them credit and they touched Eli way too many times, so that's something that we got to focus on and they pride themselves on stopping the run. So we got to build on what we did yesterday and get prepared and just do the right things this week that way we can go out there... We have to execute our game plan.

Q: Were those poor performances by the offensive line?
A: I'm not going to say anything like that. They're over with; they're last season.

Q: That's a pretty good defense.
A: The biggest thing was in the NFC Championship game was getting the win and fighting through that. We know we need to do a better job and that's what we got to work on this week.

Q: Does that tell you about the toughness of your quarterback?
A: You talk about Ahmad Bradshaw and he's super tough, but Eli is just as tough and I feel like he's definitely somebody that will stand in there no matter what, but that's our job. We got to keep him clean. We know it's going to be a challenge, but we're up for it.

Q: Do you feel like Sunday's matchup will be against two of the better teams in the NFC?
A: Yeah, I think we're both very good teams and there are other teams that are good, but we're focused on Giants-49ers. So I feel like this is going to be a good game to watch.