The New York Giants Are The Second Best Team In The NFC And It’s Not Even Close
“I’m glad we got the win, but we still have a lot of work to do,” Giants defensive end Oliver Vernon said according to UPI. “The game got pretty tight. We have to buckle down and stick to our game plan. We have to start fast and play at a high level in all three areas.”
The New York Giants started out slow against the Cleveland Browns, looking like they were giving them a chance to win their first game of the season. But the Giants defense took over and made plays, moving their record to 8-3 in the NFC. The team played well on both sides despite facing a winless Browns team. They shown everybody in the NFL being the second best team in the NFC, and it’s not even close.
Looking at his team as a whole, it has all the components of a championship contender. Offensively the team averages 21 points a game. Eli Manning is having a solid season with wide receivers like Odell Beckham Jr and Victor Cruz making plays. They should be scoring more points, but the reason why they can’t is because of a horrendous running game, which should improve.
Defensively they allow 19 points a game. This is a much improved defense compare to an awful, disgraceful one last season. Players like Jason Pierre-Paul, Vernor and the emergence of Landon Collins make them a tough defense making key plays. If they play up to their potential come the postseason, watch out. Overall this is a completely different team.
Big Blue wining games decided by 7 points or less. Despite them playing to the level of their respective opponents, they found ways to win, and that’s what good teams do. Giants loss those games last season, now they are winning them.
The Dallas Cowboys and Atlanta Falcons are offensive teams. Detroit Lions look to be an up and down team. Seattle Seahawks are the only team that can play on both sides of the ball, in most games. Giants should be right behind Seattle as another complete team, possibly making another deep postseason run.