Giants offensive lineman Chris Snee is preparing to face an angry Packers team when the two teams meet on Sunday at MetLife Field, according to the New York Daily News: http://tinyurl.com/bjq8ypj
The Giants upset the 15-1 Packers in the divisional round of the playoffs last January, 37-20, at Lambeau Field.
“We know they are going to come in (ticked) off about last year, and we have to be ready for that intensity,” Snee said on Monday. “Any time you get knocked out, I mean whenever we get knocked out, I am not happy.
“You remember that from previous years, so that’s why.”
It was the second time in a four-year span that the Giants eliminated the Packers from the playoffs. In January 2008 they beat the Packers in overtime in the NFC title game at Lambeau Field.
Meanwhile, the Giants apparently are using the offseason words of Packers linebacker Clay Matthews as motivation this week.
Matthews in so many words said the Giants didn't beat the Packers in the playoffs last year, but instead, the Packers beat themselves.
When that was mentioned on Monday, according to the Daily News, Snee smirked and said: “Maybe we got lucky.”
Snee added: “Talk is talk. If they want to fire some comments over here, that’s fine. I can’t predict what’s going to happen.”
The Giants seemed to use similar motivation against the 49ers earlier this year. After ousting the Packers in the playoffs last season, the Giants beat the 49ers in the NFC title game, but many said the Giants got lucky and only won because the 49ers committed numerous turnovers and beat themselves.
That perceived lack of respect might have been a factor in the Giants' resounding 26-3 victory over the 49ers in San Francisco on Oct. 14.