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Rolle's 'gotta have' rematch with Packers

Green Bay Packers tight end Tom Crabtree is

Green Bay Packers tight end Tom Crabtree is chased by New York Giants safety Antrel Rolle after making a catch during an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 26, 2010, in Green Bay, Wis. (AP Photo/Matt Ludtke) Credit: AP

A fourth straight loss did little to dampen Antrel Rolle’s belief in the Giants. In fact, it may have made it stronger.

Last week, on his weekly WFAN appearance, Rolle was asked if he thought the Giants would make the playoffs. He said he did. That was coming off an embarrassing loss to the Saints.

This week, Rolle was asked the same question after a last-second loss to the Packers.

“Will we make the playoffs? Without a doubt! Without a doubt!,” he said. “We will be in that postseason. And we all know once you get in the postseason that record is 0-0-0. Let’s go to work.”

The Giants said after their loss to the 49ers that they were hoping for a rematch against them. Now they can add the Packers to their revenge list. And if they do get in the playoffs, there’s a pretty good chance that after their first game their road to the Super Bowl could be paved with redemption: The Saints, 49ers and Packers would likely be standing in their way.

“If we are ever put in that situation again, I’m sure things will be different,” Rolle said of facing the Packers in the playoffs.

“I gotta have that rematch, baby!” he said. “I gotta have it! I gotta have it!”

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