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Rolle says better team didn't win

Washington Redskins wide receiver Anthony Armstrong is stopped

Washington Redskins wide receiver Anthony Armstrong is stopped short of the goal line by New York Giants defensive back Antrel Rolle during the first half of an NFL football game in Landover, Md. (Sept. 11, 2011) Credit: AP

The Giants lost to the Redskins in the opener on Sunday, a game in which safety Antrel Rolle said the defense did not play with “urgency.” But, he said, it was not a case of the better team winning.

“We, as a team and as an organization, we know that the Washington Redskins (are) not a better than us,” Rolle said yesterday in his weekly radio spot on WFAN. “We know that hands down. If we played them 100 times, they might win five.”

Interestingly, Rolle made that comment when asked about Tom Coughlin's postgame remarks to the team. It would be interesting to know if, after telling the world to "kiss my ---" after last year's game at FedEx Field, Coughlin fed the team that 95 out of 100 line.

Rolle added that when the teams play again in December at MetLife Stadium, it will be one of the 95 times and not one of the five.

“We’ll definitely prove that the next time around,” he said. “We will prove that. And we will get after Rex (Grossman). He’s going to feel the Giants coming next time around. But we’ll take care of that when the time comes.”

Grossman has certainly had some productive games against the Giants in the last two. In their last three games dating back to last season, the Giants have allowed Aaron Rodgers to pass for 404 yards and Grossman to throw for 336 and 305. It is the first time opposing quarterbacks have thrown for more than 300 yards in three consecutive games since 2003, when St. Louis’ Kurt Warner, Dallas’ Quincy Carter and Washington’s Patrick Ramsey accomplished the feat in the first three games.


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