RB Paul Perkins
January 5, 2017
Q: How cool is this to be going to Green Bay like this in your first year?
A: Iím blessed. Thatís one word I can use. Iím extremely blessed to be here and to be in this position with my teammates to go into Green Bay.
Q: How does coming off this 102-yard rushing game impact your confidence going forward?
A: For me, I have high expectations for myself. Iím looking forward to doing better things. I left a lot of yards on the field last week. It doesnít mean anything if I donít back it up this week.
Q: You hear a lot of talk about can the Giants match this Packers offense in terms of points. Whatís your answer?
A: The way our defense is playing; theyíre playing lights out. Defense wins championships. Weíre going to rely on them heavy, but also we need to put up points.
Q: In terms of offense, you think youíre ready?
A: I think weíre ready, yes.
Q: The best defense against Aaron Rodgers is keeping him off the field. That starts with ball control and is something that is extremely important. Thatís a role you think you could fulfill?
A: Thatís any game, especially now in December and January. Ball control is the main thing. Keeping a high-flying offense like Green Bay on the sidelines. Keep them cold.
Q: When you look at that stat line and you see the 100 yards, does it put a little spring into your step heading into the postseason?
A: Yes, definitely. Everyone gets confidence running the ball. I think the team total was (161) yards rushing. It helps the offensive line with their confidence and it definitely helps the backs.
Q: Is there a carryover from last Sunday to this Sunday?
A: I think thereís a carryover and some momentum, but it doesnít really mean anything if we donít keep going through the process. Momentum only lasts for so long, so we have to keep staying driven and keep pushing.
Q: Have you ever played in conditions like the ones predicted for Sunday?
A: No. This is probably the coldest Iíve played in. Iím not accustomed to too cold of weather, but itís not going to be a big deal.
Q: Why not?
A: Because weíre focused on the game plan. The weather is secondary.
Q: This team has 15 takeaways in the last five games. How much more emphasis do you have to put on taking care of the ball?
A: The ball is always a priority and it is even more now in the playoffs.
Q: Itís hard to carry the ball in the cold like that?
A: Iíll tell you Monday.
Q: Your uncle played for the Cowboys in Green Bay?
Q: Was that the Ice Bowl?
Q: Have you ever talked to him about it?
A: No. This just happened this week so I havenít felt the need to. Iím sure if I asked him, he could help me with some tips on how to stay warm.
Q: Why did you decide to go out there in the short sleeves and shorts today?
A: You have to get used to being uncomfortable. It wasnít too bad.
Q: Rashad Jennings was saying he talked to you before the game. What was he saying to you?
A: Yes. The stuff that he says will stay between us and is confidential, but he definitely gave me some encouraging words. He was just telling me that he has my back.
Q: How much did that help?
A: Tremendously. To know that you have friends and teammates that are backing you up, it means the world.
Q: When you made that big run in Minnesota, how critical was that? Was it like breaking a barrier of some sort?
A: You just have to keep improving on it. Just because you make one play doesnít mean itís going to break your confidence out. You have to continue to build on it and continue to make plays.
Q: What does more for your confidence, one big play or the 100 yards?