“We were laughing when the ‘O’ turned the ball over,” he said. “We were ready to go.”
They proved it by holding the Giants to three-and-out, forcing them into the blocked field goal attempt. There would be no letdown against the team that has dominated the rivalry recently. It was a great day for the defense, but beating the Giants was the most important outcome, by any means necessary.
“It was a good test for us because they’ve had our number,” Orakpo said.
The defense passed its test and has begun posting some (good) numbers of its own.
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