Jacobs: "No question" Giants counted out

Coming off an embarrassing 49-24 loss on Monday, dropping them 0-3 in the second half of the season, the Giants are starting to get written off as playoff contenders.

Just a few weeks ago, they led the NFC East and their destiny seemed in their hands. Now, they're in second place in the division and have the undefeated Packers on tap.

Running back Brandon Jacobs believes his team is being counted out.

"No question (about that)," Jacobs said. "It happens ever year. We just have to stick together and play as hard as we can play. That's just about it. All we got is each other in this room. We're going to play as hard as we can for one another and try to come out and be positive about everything and not lay down."

That will be a challenge against the Packers, the league's hottest and likely best team. Jacobs said that his team needs to come out and match the Packers' "offensive intensity" and it will be a great challenge for the Giants, who have lost three straight.

Defensive tackle Chris Canty added that the Giants relish the underdog role, one that will certainly be the case Sunday as they are heavy underdogs to the defending Super Bowl champions.

"It's something we have embraced the challenge of having the Packers come in here. We're excited about it," Canty said. "We're energized about it. We're looking forward to getting out on the field and showing people New York Giants football."

Safety Antrel Rolle had a slightly different take from his teammates, though. He did not want to buy into the underdog mentality for the Giants.

"At the end of the day we're an NFL team and we should be up for any and every task," Rolle said. "It doesn't matter if every analyst picks us to win each and every week or they pick us to lose each and every week. We don't base our play off of what analysts or what the outsiders might think. At the end of the day, we're going in for a battle and we are going to try to win."