Veteran defensive end Dave Tollefson doesn't think the Giants are being brash. He said this is a very focused team. He saw it on the plane ride home from Green Bay. Guys were already watching film on San Francisco.
"This journey isn't over," he said when asked if players took time out to celebrate. "You just have to keep going. Everybody else around you is going for it, so you have to keep moving forward."
Having another shot at the Niners is bonus.
"''To be the best, you have to beat the best," Tollefson said. "So we are heading to San Francisco to play the best team left in the NFC playoffs. We're excited and it's going to be great. Whoever wins that game is going to the Super Bowl. You can't beat that."
NOTES: The game will be a homecoming of sorts for center David Baas. He left the Niners after last season to sign with the Giants as a free agent. "It's awesome," Baas said. "New York is my home. San Fran is in the past. It's a great opportunity." ...A day after the game, Coughlin didn't agree with either a fourth-quarter roughing the passer call against Osi Umenyiora. He wouldn't discuss referee Bill Leavy's refusal to overturn a fumble by Greg Jennings in the second quarter. Replays seemed to show Jennings fumble. The NFL said Leavy determined that there was no indisputable visual evidence to warrant reversing the on-field ruling of down by contact. As a result, the ruling on the field stood.
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