The Giants team that we've been watching for the past two months is not a Super Bowl caliber team or anything close. But neither were the 2007 Giants at this point. We're still in it.
Do the 12-4 season and the 5-0 start still mean anything? Or is the Giants' 2-6 record over the last eight games more reflective of who they are as loath as fans are to admit it?
For the past two months Giant fans wondered if our championship window, which last year seemed wide open, had abruptly closed. We deserved Monday night.
When the Giants gave Eli his big payday, they needed him to make the leap from a decent quarterback who could win with a good team around him to one that can carry a team. He has done just that.