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Wilfork: Giants should feel they're the best team

Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork talks to reporters

Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork talks to reporters during in Foxborough, Mass. on Thursday. (Jan. 13, 2011) Photo Credit: AP


INDIANAPOLIS -- Vince Wilfork basically threw a bouqet at the Giants.

Sure, the Giants have been talking themselves up of late, flowing with confidence as they prepare to meet the Patriots here in Super Bowl XLVI on Sunday. But Wilfork isn't bothered by the Giants' talkative approach.   

“I don’t hold anything against these guys,” Wilfork said. “They should feel like they are the best team. They should feel like they are the team to beat because they are playing some good football. They are probably playing the best football that’s out there and that defensive line can play.

“You can’t say anything negative towards what they’ve going on. They’ve talked the talk and walked the walk."

But don't think that talk or the Giants' handing the Patriots a loss in Super Bowl XLII four years ago is going to have a whole lot of impact in six more days.

"Every time you get to this level, it’s a special level," Wilfork said. "You have to enjoy it. This is something that is going to stick with you for the rest of your life. There’s going to be footage. You’re are going to see it on NFL Films. So ‘07 was '07 and now we are in 2012. Both teams are different. I don’t think we are looking for revenge. You just have two football teams wanting to play the best they can play and try to win.

"That’s what it’s going to come down to. So, I don’t look at it as revenge or anything going back to '07 because we are a totally different ball club from then."


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