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Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Phillips says he is good to go

By Ohm Youngmisuk

Safety Kenny Phillips said he tweaked his knee but will be ready to play on Monday night against the Washington Redskins.

"I'm good, I'm good," Phillips said on the Stephen A. Smith and Ryan Ruocco show on ESPN New York 98.7 radio.

Phillips left little doubt that he will play against the Redskins after leaving Sunday night's game in the second half due to his knee. Tom Coughlin said Phillips aggravated the MCL injury that kept him out of six straight games prior to returning against Green Bay.

With Phillips back on the field, the Giants went primarily to their three-safety look again and had success keeping Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in check.

"What it does, it gives us better matchups," Phillips said. "It gives us a different look. You have Antrel Rolle playing nickel position and he can drop back and play safety or me coming into box or play safety or Stevie Brown, who has been big for us. You never know. You go into some games you know Antrel Rolle, he will be lined up on the left or Kenny Phillips will be lined up on right. But when you can't get a beat on it, it makes you think a little more."

When pressed by Smith on 98.7 to say whether the Giants will get the job done on Monday night against Robert Griffin III, Phillips said, "We're definitely going to go in there and handle our business. I think we are going to be fine."