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Giants' Justin Tuck Credits Victory Over Jets As Starting Point For Super Bowl 2012 Run

The New York Jets may not have made the playoffs, but New York Giants' defensive tackle Justin Tuck said Sunday that they did play a part in the Giants' postseason run to the 2012 Super Bowl.

“You can say that, since we haven’t lost since then,” the New York Post's Bert Hubbuch quoted Tuck, who commented after the Giants thrilling 20-17 overtime victory over the San Fransisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game. “That week was an emotional week for everyone. We started to click that week."

Tuck is referring to the Giants' 29-14 "road" victory, Dec. 24, over the Jets, who talked trash the Giants through the media the week before the big New York showdown.

"..We just found that 11 guys playing as one is hard to beat,” Tuck said. “A lot of this season, we played as individuals. But not anymore. We’ve got that confidence now that, if it’s close, we’re going to come together and pull it out.”

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