Rolle: Vikes Peterson 'definitely' NFL's best
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Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings
Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings
The Giants Beat
Posted Oct 16, 2013


The New York Giants have become synonymous with losing this season. Big Blue hasn’t won a game since their first preseason contest when they beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 18-13. Giants safety Antrel Rolle told reporters this week that the season can turnaround on Monday night against the Minnesota Vikings.

Losing isn’t fun. The New York Giants haven’t been exactly had much fun losing so far this season. After a 27-21 loss to the Chicago Bears last Thursday night, the Giants dropped to 0-6 on the season and look to have a long season ahead of them. In fact the Giants haven’t won a game since their first preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and are 2-8 in their past 10 regular season games dating back to last season. Losing has become a repetitive thing for the Giants, who have grown tired of losing football games and are ready to turn their season around.

“Is it repetitive? Yeah. The losing has also been repetitive,” said Rolle. “We’re not happy with ourselves at all when it comes to that sense, but right now we have 10 games left to go. It’s up to us to determine how this season’s going to turn out for us.”

One way the Giants will be able to win some football games and get their season back on track, is to come together as a team according to Rolle.

“The most important thing right now is coming together as a team, going out there and playing together as a team and focusing on getting a win,” noted the Giants defensive leader. “Everything else at this point is just going to take care of itself.”

After its defeat at the hands of the Bears, Big Blue got a little bit of a bye week to help to recharge the batteries and focus on the rest of the season.

“I think it served us well just to go home and get away from the game,” noted Rolle. “We were able to do that. Get away from the game, we were able to do that. And also focus on ways that we can get better. Everyone has an insider’s input as to ways that we can get better and I think it served us well.”

The Giants next game is Monday night against the 1-4 Minnesota Vikings, a game that require New York to find a way to contain Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.

“Adrian Peterson is, in my eyes, definitely the best back in this league,” said Rolle. “He does it all, just a hard worker. When you see him running, he’s a fierce runner. He can run over you, he can run past you. But going up against him in the past, you just have to go and attack him. You have to attack him. You’re going to win some and you’re going to lose some. You live to play another down.”

If the Giants defense can stop Peterson, they will have a chance to win on Monday night, and potentially make something out of this so far dismal season.


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