Rolle 'praying' for playoff rematch with Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick scrambles out of

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick scrambles out of the grip of New York Giants safety Antrel Rolle during the second half. (Nov. 21, 2010) (Credit: AP )

Antrel Rolle already has guaranteed a playoff berth for the Giants. Now he's voicing his opinion on the team they should play once they get there.

Number One on his wish list: another crack at the Eagles.

"I want 'em bad, man," Rolle said Tuesday during his weekly WFAN radio spot. "Let me tell you, I've never wanted something so bad in my life. I want them again. Hopefully, if I pray to God long enough, he'll give it to us."

Rolle should be careful what he prays for. The Eagles have beaten the Giants six straight times - including in the playoffs after the 2008 season - and have come from behind in the fourth quarter to defeat them twice this season. Sunday's comeback was epic, with 28 fourth-quarter points erasing a 31-10 lead the Giants took with about eight minutes remaining.

Rolle isn't the only Giant drooling over a chance for a re-rematch. Defensive end Justin Tuck, who had trouble on Sunday conjuring up the words to describe what had happened, was able to easily answer a question about whether he hoped to face the Eagles again this season. "Absolutely," he said.

And on Monday, even Tom Coughlin seemed to be thinking about a possible Giants-Eagles III. Asked if he would remind his players that they could get another shot at the Eagles and if he would point out how well they played against that team for 52 minutes on Sunday, Coughlin just nodded slowly and gave a confident half-grin.

"Maybe?" he was asked.

"Maybe," Coughlin finally said.

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