Giants vs. 49ers Predictions: San Francisco Will Set Overconfident Foe Straight

Alex Kay@AlexPKayCorrespondent IJanuary 19, 2012

Is everyone sick and tired of the New York Giants running their mouths like they are god’s gift to football?

It would seem that nearly everyone—except biased Giants’ fans, of course—can't stand that almost every day someone else from that roster is opening their trap and spewing a bunch of nonsense.

If NFL fans are fed up with it, imagine how angry the San Francisco 49ers must be.

Antrel Rolle, a safety for the G-Men, has been the worst offender. Just look at some of his quotes from the week.

"We're not going to be denied," safety Antrel Rolle said of the Giants' "swagged out" mental state of mind at the moment. "We understand what we have as a team. It's not all about talent, it's all about chemistry. We're jelling at this point."

He’s not done yet.

"We wouldn't say we're unstoppable but our mindset is extreme at this point and we're not going to be denied," Rolle said. "That's our mindset. In our minds, we can't be beat."

And one more:

“It doesn't matter who we play," he said. "At this point, the way we are playing ball, if we go out there and take care of things during the week, it doesn't matter who you put in front of us.”

While Rolle has been the one talking the most smack, his teammates haven’t been afraid to get some barbs in, such as Victor Cruz mentioning he would much rather have played the 49ers over the New Orleans Saints.

Is there any one man, in the days leading up to the NFC Championship, that you should want to piss off less than Jim Harbaugh?

He already motivated his squad to pound the Saints in a game they were underdogs at home in. Now the Giants are just feeding him material to inspire his team with.

Harbaugh’s defensive unit is one of, if not the most, hard-hitting group of beasts in the league. Do you really want to fire the team up even more?

The 49ers led the league in takeaways and now their opposition just made them want to create even more.

It’s going to be a good game on Sunday, but the 49ers now have a key mental edge the with all the smack talk they have heard from the Giants throughout the week. It’s certainly going to make a difference. 

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