After a dreadful 0-2 start to this year's campaign, the New York Giants were left for dead by many, me included. Their lack of passion and skill was very transparent, and concerning to say the least. However, when everyone least expected it, the Giants have rattled off three victories in a row and are facing a huge division contest this sunday night against their rival, the Philadelphia Eagles. A game with tons of trash talk leading up to kickoff, showing that there is no love lost between these two enemies.
Eli Manning looks rejuvenated and the swagger of the Giants is back. Patience was truly what Giant fans needed to exhibit, as Ben Mcadoo's offense has finally come into its own. The combination of Andre Williams and Rashad Jennings in the backfield along with a short but effective passing game has proven to be a difficult matchup for NFL defenses so far this season. Not to mention, the emergence and of tight end Larry Donnell and wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has done wonders for the Giants new offensive attack. And the good thing for Eli is that his makeshift offensive line is playing out of their minds!
On the defensive side of the ball, defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul looks like the player he was during his rookie season, wreaking havoc in opposing backfields. Even scrutinized cornerback Prince Amukamara has stepped up and played to the standards that the Giants had held him to when coming out of Nebraska. Head coach Tom Coughlin has his team playing hard, and even though they may not be a juggernaut, they are far better than last season's Giants. This team is competitive, and who knows, in a banged up NFC East with an unreliable Cowboys team at the top, anything can happen.
If the Giants are going to continue to prove their critics wrong and make an improbable playoff push this season, they are going to have to win this sunday in Philadelphia. A win this weekend will be a statement, and show that the Giants are here to stay. Do you think the Giants can make the playoffs?