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“I don’t talk about anyone’s mom,” Giants safety Deon Grant said. “That’s personal. That’s personal when you talk about the moms and wives and kids. That has nothing to do with football.”

Many players still go at opponents through the media, just like the old days. Revis called Randy Moss a “slouch” in January and said he put “his foot on the brake” the last time the Jets played against him. Should be fun when Moss, now with the Vikings, plays Revis and the Jets on Monday night _ the second time in less than a month they have met.

A day after Houston’s 30-27 overtime win over Washington, Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall said he should’ve been assigned to cover Andre Johnson, who caught a 34-yard touchdown pass from Matt Schaub to tie the game in the fourth quarter.

“I gave him a lot of props during the game,” Hall said. “During the game, he didn’t scare me. He didn’t do anything that looked spectacular. He didn’t do anything to make me feel like he was the best.”


“I don’t really get caught up in that, but me and him still have some years left in our careers,” Johnson said a few days later. “I’m pretty sure we’ll meet some time again, and if he wants to play me one-on-one the whole game, he can talk to his coach about it, and have his coach put him out there to play me one-on-one. Then, we’ll go at it and see what happens.”

Detroit center Dominic Raiola has a long trash-talking history with Green Bay linebacker Nick Barnett.

“It’s competitive,” he said. “At first, I just didn’t like him. When you lose as much as we do, you don’t really like anybody.”

Added Lions offensive tackle Jeff Backus: “A lot of the stuff Dom says is funny. It’s so off the wall.”

So, what of the conversations between Raiola and Barnett could be printed?

“Nothing,” Raiola said. “Seriously. I don’t think there’s a lot said that you could print.”

Pryce, a 14-year veteran, will just let everyone else yap while he’s playing _ and being entertained.

“It’s too hard to breathe and I don’t want to waste any energy, not an ounce of energy talking to anybody,” Pryce said, laughing. “The last thing I need is to tell some guy that he’s not worth anything and now he’s coming after me with everything he has. I don’t need that problem. I’m good, thank you very much.”


AP Sports Writers Jaime Aron in Irving, Texas; Tim Booth in Renton, Wash.; Tom Canavan in East Rutherford, N.J.; Chris Duncan in Houston; Joe Kay in Cincinnati; Larry Lage in Detroit; Mark Long in Jacksonville, Fla.; Teresa Walker in Nashville, Tenn.; and Steven Wine in Miami contributed to this report.