New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones is gearing up for the Giants Wild Card round clash with the Minnesota Vikings which will mark their first postseason appearance since 2106, but Jones says the Giants aren’t satisfied.
“We’re definitely not satisfied just to make the playoffs. That’s not how we see it as a group,” Jones said, according to ESPN’s Jordan Raanan. “We were confident dating back to training camp and knew what we were able to accomplish. We are by no means satisfied to be in the playoffs. We expect to play well and to win and that is our expectation every week. That hasn’t changed.”
The Giants (9-7-1) reached the playoffs in their first year under coach Brian Daboll and head into their tilt with the Vikings as underdogs.
“I’ve spoken with some of the older guys, some of the coaches,” Jones said. “A lot of guys talk about the speed of the game and that increasing in the playoffs and just how critical each play is. And it’s one or two plays here or there that’s going to make the difference. In a regular-season game, maybe it’s a handful. But in the playoffs, these are good teams that you’re competing against. It’s one or two plays that’s going to make the difference. So, we understand that. We understand what’s at stake. We’re going to stick to what’s gotten us here. We’re going to stick to the routine, the preparation that we’ve been putting in.”
“It just goes back to being consistent and doing the things that we need to do to prepare for this game. That’s really what it comes down to,” Daboll said. “How we play on Sunday and how we prepare during the week, those are the most important things.”