Ryan Fitzpatrick on Playing at MetLife Stadium, Team Mentality Ahead of Giants

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(On what it’s like to play in MetLife Stadium)

“Eli [Manning’s] probably played in the stadium more than I have, but yeah it’ll be blue not green. The majority of my games, they were green. Local knowledge helps, so if there is wind or anything like that, it’s stuff that I’ve been in that stadium with and dealt with before. That’s not going to hurt to have played that many games in that stadium. It’s a neat place to play. It was a great two years of my life playing there meeting a lot of people – a lot of great relationships. It’ll be neat to – I don’t know how many I’ll see – but if I get the chance to catch up with some people, it’ll be neat to do.”

(On if the cold weather and wind affects his long pass)

“No, I mean unless it’s crazy wind, but usually it may play a part in it a little bit in terms of I have to take into account if the ball is going to move a little bit. Unless the wind is absolutely crazy, which would affect both teams, then it won’t be that big of a deal.”

(On what goes into making game-changing throws)

“There’s a lot of different things. I think first and foremost would be the playmakers on the receiving end of it. I think that’s probably the most important part of it. After that, the scheme and how you get things dialed up is really important. For me, I’ve been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to play with guys that can make those type of plays and finish those type of plays with touchdowns.”