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Qwest Field in Seattle is about as loud an environment as there is in the NFL, which can give visiting teams difficulties. But it's not always so daunting. Antrel Rolle, who played there every year while a member of the Cardinals, said a good performance by the visiting team can take away the home-field noise advantage. "It definitely is one of the loudest stadiums I've ever played in, but at the same time, I've also heard it be one of the quietest stadiums I've ever been in," Rolle said on his weekly WFAN segment. "I've seen it when it's ridiculously loud, but they have to be winning in order for it to be that way. When you go in and you take care of business against the Seahawks, you can hear a pin drop."

Bypassing bye passesThe Giants are 3-3 in first games following the bye week under Tom Coughlin, including wins in their last two. Sitting home and watching a flat Jets team come off their bye with a loss served as a reminder of how difficult it can be to get back in a groove after the layoff. "That's always the challenge, not just to come back where you were, but to come back and escalate the quality of your performance, lift your game to another level," Coughlin said. "That's the constant message."

O'Hara's fingers crossedShaun O'Hara confirmed Tuesday that he has suffered a mild sprain to the Lisfranc ligament in his right foot and told Sirius NFL Radio that he has his "fingers crossed" that the injury costs him only one game: Sunday against the Seahawks. "I think a lot of people associate the Lisfranc with a fracture of some sort or something that requires surgery," O'Hara said. "I've been told that's not the case." O'Hara said he will continue receiving treatment on the injury, something he unfortunately is used to after dealing with bursitis in his left ankle since the start of training camp. "Just frustrated [more] than anything that I finally got healthy and now I'm going to have to go through another treatment," he said.

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