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Plaxico On Jets vs Giants

by Phil Sullivan on December 21, 2011

New York Jets WR Plaxico Burress spoke to the media today about the Jets \ Giants rivalry:

On having a unique perspective on the rivalry…

I’ve played in one and it’s just a fun game. The New York Jets versus the New York Giants and it’s a 50-50 kind of crowd and when something good happens, somebody is always cheering. This is an exciting game for the city and definitely for the organization. It’s basically, whoever wins this game wins those bragging rights for the next four years or so. So I’m going to just go out and get this victory in JetLife Stadium.

On trying to get a win against his former team…

It’s a business first. I’m still in contact with some of the guys that still play over there and we did some special things while we were over there, obviously winning a World Championship. I still share good relationships with some of those guys. But, when we go out there on (Saturday) and we go out there and lace them up, we’re enemies for the next three-and-a-half, four hours. So we all understand that it’s going to be some good competition and I mean, just look at the circumstances of this game. The loser of that game won’t go to the playoffs, Christmas Eve, Jets versus the Giants. This is what New York is all about. It couldn’t be a better setting.

On if he will be a bit more pumped up this Saturday…

No, I would say right now based on where we are, if you consider yourself to be a great player, an elite player, these are the games that you step up and the cream rises to the top. You go out and play your best football game. This is what these games are meaning to myself and the rest of my teammates. So, I expect us to go out and play our best game on Saturday.

Phil Sullivan

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