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Giants Vs. Falcons: Justin Tuck Says Giants Defense Must Control The Running Game

New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck appeared on WFAN with Mike Francesa Monday and, of course, talked about the upcoming playing game against the Atlanta Falcons. Excerpts are below:

Do you get the feel over the last two weeks that this team has something in it where it’s going to make a run this year?

“I hope so. I think if we play the way we have been playing over the last two weeks. We got better from the Jets game to the Cowboys game. Hopefully we will get better from the Cowboys game to the Falcons game and just continue to get better as the year goes on. I think we will be fine. We still gotta go out there and play the game and play with the intensity we have been playing over the last two weeks and even more intensity then that. We’ll be okay. It’s a talented football team we got to face here on Sunday.”

What would you say about the Atlanta Falcons offense?

“I think they can be explosive at times. They are a balanced attack where they do a lot of things pretty good. I wouldn’t say they are great at anything. It’s a football team with a lot of studs on it. Matt Ryan. Michael Turner. Tony Gonzalez is one of the best tight ends to ever play the game. Julio Jones. Roddy White. He’s got a lot of weapons that he can distribute the ball to, so we are going to have make sure we take this thing one play at a time and one game at a time and make sure we start it out by trying to take out Michael Turner. If they are able to run the football and get Matt Ryan comfortable in the pocket with some short downs and distances where it allows him to scan the field and throw the football like that and keep our defense off rhythm then they are going to be tough to beat. It starts with making sure we hold our own in that running game.”