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Jenkins: Giants need to develop 'this game is ours' mentality

Sep 21, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins (99) pressures Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Sep 21, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins (99) pressures Houston Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick (14) during the third quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants got their first regular season win in Week 3, but defensive linemen Cullen Jenkins is still not sold on the team's mentality after blowing two late leads to lose in Weeks 1 and 2. According to Jenkins, the next step this team needs to take going forward is to believe in their ability to close out games.

"Mentally, when you get in that situation, good football teams that know how to win don't have those thoughts," Jenkins told True Jersey. You're not going to have the thoughts of, 'OK, are we going to be able to hold them?' You're going to say, 'OK, we've got the lead, now it's time to put them away. This game is ours.'

"We've got to know when we get in that situation," Jenkins said, "the game is ours, no doubt."

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(h/t True Jersey)