But whatever happens Sunday at the Meadowlands, it won’t be because Tolzien didn’t put the time in.

“The most important thing is that the preparation is where you make your hay. You have to win the week first,” Tolzien said. “That’s where a lot of the wins and losses come, how do you approach the week leading up to the game. The best way to combat pressure is to prepare the right way.

“I think you build your confidence through your preparation through the week. It’s Wednesday right now. Hopefully as the week goes on your confidence builds more and more with your comfort level and your preparation and your plan.”

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