Ahmad: "Going to prove everybody wrong"

INDIANAPOLIS -- A few New York Giants players have been saying all week how confident they are in the fact that they will beat the New England Patriots on Sunday.

But, they'll also gladly embrace the underdog role as well. Even though there's a sentiment amongst experts that the Giants aren't anywhere near the underdogs they were entering Super Bowl XLII, New York doesn't mind being three-point underdogs to the Pats in Super Bowl XLVI according to some odds makers.

"We're going to use it as an insult," running back Ahmad Bradshaw said. "And we're going to play with all our heart. We're going to give it our all and we're going to prove everybody wrong."

"I don't want to put it out there like that," he continued. "But like I said, we're going to prove everybody wrong."

Tom Coughlin certainly is pushing the underdog button.

"It's still us against the world," Coughlin said when asked how different it is to be considered a favorite instead of the underdog by some. "And that's how we play that, period. We're in here and I've seen a lot of the stuff that's been said in terms of where we are. We're still the underdogs and we still have an awful lot to prove. Talk is cheap, play the game."