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BRANDON JACOBS Giants running back (Credit: AP)

BRANDON JACOBS
Giants running back
"I think they’re trying to fulfill something, put something in people that may not be there," Jacobs said about Jets coach Rex Ryan's bravado.

Jets vs. Giants: The war of words 2011

A look back at the trash talk that led up to the Giants' 29-14 win over the Jets on Christmas Eve.

REX RYAN Jets head coach
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

REX RYAN
Jets head coach
"There's no way I'm going to be second fiddle. If we were playing the New York Yankees, I don't want to be second fiddle to them. So it's the same type of deal. That's kind of my approach here. I want to be the best team in football, not just be the best team in this city, but we'll start by being the best team in the city."

"I didn't come here to be anybody's little brother. I came here to win, to be looked at that way, and to take over not just this city and everything else -- even though it is the city to take over -- but also this league."

MATHIAS KIWANUKA Giants linebacker/defensive end
(Credit: Getty)

MATHIAS KIWANUKA
Giants linebacker/defensive end
"I'm not worried about anything anybody says, especially somebody who's not going to have pads on."

REX RYAN Jets head coach
(Credit: Getty)

REX RYAN
Jets head coach
"And when we win, it'll be about the Jets, and that's where I want the attention to be. If we lose, it's coming right down on me, and I can handle it. I hope I don't have to."

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TOM COUGHLIN Giants head coach
(Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams Jr.)

TOM COUGHLIN
Giants head coach
"Talk is cheap, play the game."

REX RYAN Jets head coach
(Credit: AP )

REX RYAN
Jets head coach
"There’s an old saying talk is cheap and money buys whiskey. I don’t care about Tom Coughlin or anybody else. I know how I believe and I don’t care if it’s acceptable in everybody’s opinion."

BRANDON JACOBS Giants running back
(Credit: AP)

BRANDON JACOBS
Giants running back
"I think they’re trying to fulfill something, put something in people that may not be there," Jacobs said about Jets coach Rex Ryan's bravado.

CHRIS CANTY Giants defensive tackle
(Credit: Getty)

CHRIS CANTY
Giants defensive tackle
"We're going to check their oil. We're gonna see how much they want to be a physical team."

PLAXICO BURRESS Jets wide receiver
(Credit: Kevin P. Coughlin)

PLAXICO BURRESS
Jets wide receiver
"To play in this kind of game on Christmas Eve, somebody is going to wake up with a bittersweet Christmas and it’s not going to be me."

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HAKEEM NICKS Giants wide receiver “He’s a decent
(Credit: Getty)

HAKEEM NICKS
Giants wide receiver
“He’s a decent corner, he’s decent,” Nicks said about Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis. “There ain’t nothing to talk about. He’s a great player, I feel like I’m good. We’ll see how this goes.”

VICTOR CRUZ Giants wide receiver
(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

VICTOR CRUZ
Giants wide receiver
"Teams aren't really scared anymore," Cruz said of Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis. "He's got to earn his money this year. Teams aren't really backing down. I feel like we're going to do the same thing. We're going to go out until he physically stops us and we're going to spread the ball around."

MIKE PETTINE Jets defensive coordinator “If that’s where
(Credit: Newsday/Joe Epstein)

MIKE PETTINE
Jets defensive coordinator
“If that’s where they want to go with the football, I’d welcome it,” Pettine said in response to Giants receivers talking Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis isn't that good.

SANTONIO HOLMES Jets wide receiver
(Credit: AP)

SANTONIO HOLMES
Jets wide receiver
"They're poor tackling guys," Holmes said of the Giants' secondary.

DARRELLE REVIS Jets cornerback “I don’t even know
(Credit: Joe Epstein)

DARRELLE REVIS
Jets cornerback
“I don’t even know who this guy is," Revis said the day after Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz said teams aren't scared to throw in his direction. "I mean, I’m not a monster. So why would anybody be scared?"

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