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Presser Points: Brian Daboll previews Eagles, updates injuries

The axiom in football is teams get to enjoy wins for 24 hours, but it's even shorter in the playoffs.

Coach Brian Daboll and the Giants got right to work upon landing home from Minnesota, where they defeated the Vikings for their first playoff win since Super Bowl XLVI to set up a Divisional Round matchup with the Eagles in Philadelphia on Saturday night. And the rivals just happen to be the No. 1 in the NFC.

"You work really hard to get to this point," Daboll said before Tuesday's walk-through. "But I think you have to focus on keeping the main thing the main thing. It was good to move on, but you've got to put that in the past really quick and get to the preparation on this week's opponent. Number one seed. They won the (NFC) East. They beat us twice. They got eight Pro Bowlers, six All-Pros. I think they can get your attention real quick, so we got a lot of work to do."

Here is everything you need to know from Daboll's presser as he kicked off the truncated week at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center:

🔹 The Giants conducted a walk-through, so practice participation was an estimation on the injury report. The following players were limited: inside linebacker Landon Collins (ankle), wide receiver Isaiah Hodgins (ankle), cornerback Adoree' Jackson (back), safety Julian Love (hamstring), defensive back Fabian Moreau (hip), outside linebacker Azeez Ojulari (quad). Safety Jason Pinnock (abdomen) was full.

🔹 Pinnock has "turned a corner pretty quick here" since the injury in Minnesota.

🔹 The Eagles also held a walkthrough. Cornerback Avonte Maddox (toe) did not participate. Offensive tackle Lane Johnson (groin), defensive tackle Linval Joseph (calf), and defensive end Robert Quinn (back) were limited.

🔹 Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts missed Weeks 16 and 17 with a right shoulder injury but returned in the Week 18 regular-season finale against the Giants. Does Daboll expect the Eagles to be more aggressive with him this time around? "I think you've got to prepare for everything. He's a dynamic player. I've said this before, he can throw it, he can pass it. That's why he's up there for MVP. And we've got a big challenge ahead."

Daboll added, "I think you've got to go through all the tape from the entire year at this time of year and plan for everything. Again, there's only 65 to 75 plays this time of year, and you've got to make sure that you're trying to give your players everything you can in terms of the preparation process of it. What they do or not do, you never know going into a game. So, it'll be the standard procedure that we usually do."

🔹 Daboll isn't taking any bait to stop and bask in the glory because he knows it can be fleeting. "All that matters is this week, who we're playing and having our best game this week."

🔹 Wide receiver Kenny Golladay went viral on Super Wild Card Weekend as a blocker. Daboll said perimeter blocking, whether it's the receivers, running backs or tight ends, is important for every run game in the league. "I'd say particularly important for ours."

🔹 Philadelphia's defensive front is "hard to block" inside and out. "They're pretty much All-Pro or Pro Bowl at every spot."

🔹 Daboll was a quarterbacks coach with the Jets during the Giants' magical 2007 season. He was asked what he remembers from that time in the area. "I was probably about 40 pounds lighter. Look, we appreciate our fanbase. They've been great all year. Like I said before, they're part of our team. And they've been a help all year. They were loud in Minnesota. That was a hostile place, and we just wanted to go out there and do a good job for them."

🔹 Philadelphia will be a "hostile" environment. "I don't have good adjectives for that one other than that."

🔹 Daboll's focus is trying to help Daniel Jones "be the best he can be. He's done everything that he can do since I've been here. A great guy to work with. He works extremely hard, and I think that's where our focus is."

🔹 Daboll has had confidence in Jones "since training camp."

🔹 The coaching staff had a lot of late nights in March and April to put the team on the right path. "They work extremely hard. They're smart. They're good teachers, good communicators, work really hard to put together a gameplan. And they're good team players."

View photos from the Giants' 31-24 Wild Card victory over the Minnesota Vikings.


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