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Coach Daboll Weekly Q&A

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Dabs' Digest: 'We just take it one week at a time'

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Dabs' Digest, Giants.com's weekly conversation with head coach Brian Daboll:

Q: You can clinch a playoff berth Saturday with a win and losses by two of these three teams: Washington, Detroit or Seattle. Are you discussing that with the team?

Daboll: "No. Just getting ready to play Minnesota."

Q: That's all? You don't want to mention the playoffs?

Daboll: "Same approach (as every other week)."

Q: Is there at least some satisfaction in knowing you control your own destiny as you enter the final three weeks?

Daboll: "Again, I think you know us. We just take it one week at a time."

Q: You're playing an opponent that just had the biggest comeback in NFL history (a 33-point halftime deficit). As you're watching the tape, is there any part of you that becomes a football fan and says, "This is an amazing game?"

Daboll: "That was more when I was sitting in the hotel room the night before the Washington game, and I was just relaxing a bit, watching the game. But when you're watching it on tape, you're just trying to come up with solutions – why things happen or why they didn't happen and what you need to do for your team."

Q: The last team to win after trailing by at least 24 points was Washington in 2015 against Tampa Bay. Washington's quarterback was (current Vikings quarterback) Kirk Cousins.

Daboll: "There you go."

Q: You play Indianapolis after Minnesota. When your next two opponents are on the same tape, do you take notes on both teams? Or do you only focus on the Vikings?

Daboll: "Minnesota."

Q: This is a short week with a fairly long trip. Will this be a week of walkthroughs instead of full-scale practices?

Daboll: "We'll mix in some walkthroughs with some tempo things. That was a meeting that we had at 1:30 in the morning on the train ride home after we won the Washington game - sitting down with the training staff, the sports science people and coming up with what we think is best for the players to make sure that they get physically recovered to play this game."

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