The New York Giants are fresh off their Super Bowl XLVI victory and more recently, training camp in Albany. It was a much earned off-season rest since last February when Big Blue went on their second dramatic Super Bowl run in five years. Tom Coughlin's club is eager for a shot to raise the Lombardi Trophy for the second straight season. The Champs will start their repeat run to open up the NFL season Wednesday, September 5th at MetLife Stadium against who else, the Dallas Cowboys.
Dallas is even more familiar then they usually are. These teams play twice a year already, but the last meeting meant just a little more. Week 17 was really the Giants' first playoff game. MetLife Stadium hosted what was a college-like NFC East Championship game, one in which the Giants won, sparking the run to Indianapolis. Wild Card weekend featured New York's defensive line dominating Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons. The Giants won 24-2. Next up was Aaron Rodgers and the defending champion Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. The G-Men outplayed the previous years' champ and earned a trip to Candlestick Park to play the San Francisco 49ers.
Magic was on their side as their defense held them in the game long enough to win, with help from two fumbles from Kyle Williams. The way I see it, you've got to be lucky to be good. Many great runs will have fortunate bounces, and those were a couple for the Giants. Later in the game, Tynes kicked a field goal in overtime to send the Giants to the Super Bowl to see Tom Brady and the New England Patriots again. He and the Patriots suffered from deja vu versus New York for the Lombardi Trophy. In eerily similar fashion at times, the Patriots once again could not get past the NFC Champs.