The Giants had an unusual start to their week of preparation, spending an extra full day in Wisconsin after the Green Bay loss because of the big snowstorm back east. They returned to hear questions about coach Tom Coughlin's future and the possibility of becoming the first 10-win NFC team to miss the playoffs since 1991.
``We have one thought in mind,'' Coughlin said, ``and that is to play the kind of game that we can all be proud of, to win our 10th game, to go 3-3 in the division and to at least get rid of the taste from the other night and give ourselves something to be proud of here as we finish the regular season and then whatever happens, happens.''
The Redskins have a chance to play spoiler for the second straight game, having toppled Jacksonville in overtime last week to break a four-game skid. The main focus of attention in Washington
is the play of Rex Grossman, who has had one good game and one so-so game in his three-week trial following the benching of Donovan McNabb.
``I'm getting a chance to prove that I can play and play at a high level,'' Grossman said. ``However it comes, I'll take it.''