From a fan calling Francessa the other day. In the two Superbowl years of Patriots/Giants, the Patseys went 32-2 vs. the entire rest of the league in 2007 and 2011, but were 1-3 vs. the Giants.
All I can say is the rest of the league should be taking notes, especially since the D-Line wasn't the determining factor this year.
I also liked the 2nd stringers of the Giants beating the Patriot starters into the second quarter this past preseason. To me that meant something too, despite the type of game it was.
P.S. And even in the one loss, the last game of 2007, the Giants actually held back on the playbook a little and still barely lost.