New York Giants: Why This Week 1 Loss Isn't as Bad as It Seems

Ryan SimonCorrespondent IISeptember 7, 2012

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 24:   Victor Cruz #80 of the New York Giants and teammate  Dante Hughes #33 say a prayer before the game against the Chicago Bears during a preseason game on August 24, 2012 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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It's time for everybody to take a deep breath. The world isn't going to end because the New York Giants lost to the Dallas Cowboys in one game.

Did everybody already forget we just won the Super Bowl? Our second Super Bowl win in five years, to be exact. People need to remember that feeling and not the one the Giants felt after losing to the Cowboys.

The last 12 defending Super Bowl championship teams won their opening game, but the only team to repeat in the last 12 years was the New England Patriots during the 2004 season.

So how important is winning the season opener?

Not very important.

Tony Romo threw a bad interception that should've went back for six, but it didn't. The Cowboys defense stepped up when it needed to, and Romo stepped up after throwing that pick.

Eli Manning, in my opinion, didn't have a bad game at all.

Remember those interceptions Manning gets knocked for? He didn't throw a single one. Victor Cruz dropped three passes in the numbers, and David Wilson had a very costly fumble in the Cowboys territory.  

Now, if we lose against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 2, it may be time to worry some.

Starting the season with zero wins and two losses in the NFC East is one way to make an already very hard playoff climb even harder.

The injury to Michael Coe worries me, but at least it's only a hamstring injury.  

For everyone who loves the G-Men, the main objective right now is to stay positive. This goes for the players in the locker room and anybody else involved with the organization. 

No team ever looks as good as they looked the week before, and no team is usually as bad as they looked the week before. Some people may not want to hear that right now, but it's the truth.

Do you think the Cowboys are go undefeated now? Or the G-Men lose the rest of their games?

Either side would be a gross overreaction, and that’s the kind of thinking we need to avoid. Things have to be put in perspective and taken with a grain of salt.

This is a very long NFL season, folks; just keep that in mind, and we’ll all be just fine.