Excerpt: "Through the first three games of the season, the Giants were 1-2, had already lost two games within the NFC East and seemed to be creaking a bit under the weight of the post-Super Bowl experience. With a schedule that might be the most difficult in the league, nagging injuries cropping up all over the roster and a division that looked to be exploding with competition, it figured the Giants would have a long, grueling struggle to get in position to make one of their patented playoff surges.
Five weeks after they disgusted themselves down in Philadelphia, blowing numerous chances in a 19-17 loss to the Eagles, the Giants are 6-2 and in control of the NFC East, opening up a 2 1/2-game lead on the Eagles and Cowboys and knowing after Sunday’s clash with the Steelers there is a bye week sitting there to rejuvenate them for the stretch run.
Even though the Falcons are the only undefeated team in the league, it is a growing feeling the Giants can rule the conference since they can beat anyone, anywhere and, interestingly, in almost any manner. They are built to win a shootout or a slugfest, and are able to come from behind or play from ahead. Based on their pedigree and recent history, the Giants know how to fight their way out of a corner, with Eli Manning throwing his way out of it or the on-again, off-again pass rush powering its way through.
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