In case you somehow didn't notice, it's Eagles-Giants week. As if you couldn't notice.
It's no secret that there's bad blood between these NFC East rivals. The two teams will meet up in Philadelphia for a very big game on Sunday Night Football. You won't have to wait until Sunday to see trash talk, however. That much has already begun. It appears the G-Men are the firsts ones to fire shot.
It started with Giants safety Antrel Rolle, who isn't shy to run his mouth, talking about how the Eagles aren't the team in the NFC East. You know, the same Eagles team that actually won the division crown in 2013 and currently sit in first place in the division? Yeah, that team.
Eagles outside linebacker Trent Cole was asked to respond to Rolle's comments. The veteran delivered a well-played response:
"We hear a lot of talk that they don’t think we’re the team to beat," Cole told The Post with a devilish grin after Tuesday’s practice. "Anton Rolle, is that correct?"
But it didn't stop there. New York Giants super-fan "License Plate Guy", who I think is trying to impersonate Fabio, tweeted out the following picture recently.
Hanging with The Prince of NY and @drc_two1 tonight. You already know what they think of the jersey! #GIANTS #0 #4 pic.twitter.com/zQZZewpg9b— LPG - Joe (@LicensePlateGuy) October 7, 2014
In case you didn't notice, that's former Eagles cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie on the left. DRC, as he's known, signed with the Giants in the offseason. And now he's apparently reminding everyone of how many Super Bowl rings that he has: 0.
So far New York is doing all of the talking. They riding a three-game winning streak and feeling pretty good about themselves despite a 0-2 start to the season. For their sake, the Giants will hope they can back up their trash talk with a win this week.
Is it Sunday yet?