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Rolle: Careful what you pray for, Vernon!

Antrel Rolle of the New York Giants runs

Antrel Rolle of the New York Giants runs with the ball after making an interception in the second quarter against Greg Jennings and Scott Wells of the Green Bay Packers. (Jan. 15, 2012) Credit: Getty Images

Antrel Rolle is glad to have answered Vernon Davis’ prayers. But he has a warning for the 49ers tight end and his teammates: Be careful what you wish for.

Davis, the hero of the San Francisco win over the saints on Saturday, told reporters that he “prayed and prayed” for the Giants to beat the Packers in their playoff game on Sunday. A Giants win meant that the 49ers would host the NFC Championship Game this weekend.

“If he said that, I can only hope he’s saying it just because they want to get a home game,” Rolle said on his weekly radio spot on WFAN. “They better be careful what they ask for because their wish is being granted and we’ll see them come Sunday.”

While many Giants fans – and even at least one Giants player – were glad to avoid a return trip to New Orleans to face Drew Brees in the SuperDome, Rolle said he wasn't concerned about who was up next for the team.

“I don’t give a damn who we’ll be playing,” Rolle said. “I don’t care who we play, I’ll take any opponent any given day. That’s my attitude. If someone has a problem with it, oh well, that’s how I am, that’s how I was raised. I don’t shy away from any opponent. My heart doesn’t pump any Kool Aid, only blood. I’m ready to play whenever, however, whenever, however. I’m ready for it.”

And if the Giants win on Sunday, they’ll play either the Patriots or the Ravens in the Super Bowl. Rolle said he’s not concerned about rooting or praying for any particular matchup there either.

“I want the San Francisco 49ers,” he said, “and we’re going to get them this Sunday.”

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