For a second consecutive season, the New York Giants are 6-2. Whether that is a positive thing or a negative thing, well, we have yet to find out. Last season the Giants were 6-2, only to finish with two more wins for the rest of the year, luckily sliding into the playoffs with a .500 record, 8-8.
According to most writers and broadcasters, this Giants team is different. It is more balanced, more experienced, and especially more aware. The reason they are more balanced is that their defense is not horrible like last year. New Defensive Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, who coached the Eagles linebackers last year, came off to a slow start with Big Blue. His defense allowed a miserable 80 points in the first two games. Following that, the defense has led the Giants to six consecutive victories, putting them right near the top of the NFC.
The Dallas game is so big that the Giants can take over possession of first place in the NFC East with a win, and there has been no better time than now. Not only is Big Blue riding a six-game winning streak back home from London, but they have a bye to get extra rest and be more prepared…oh, and did I mention that the game is at home, Giants Stadium? Well, it is, and the with a win, the Giants will improve to 7-2, a record most journalists thought would be well out of range, especially after an 0-2 start.
|Week 1 – @Dallas||Loss|
|Week 2 – Packers||Loss|
|Week 3 – @Redskins||Win|
|Week 4 – Eagles||Win|
|Week 5 – Jets||Win|
|Week 6 – @Falcons||Win|
|Week 7 – 49ers||Win|
|Week 8 – @Dolphins (London)||Win|
The Giants are on Bye next week.