The loss for the Giants really stings. For seven days, it's going to hurt Giants fans to read the newspaper and turn on ESPN.
And if you have friends or co-workers who are Eagles fans, you really will need to find a way not to throw them through a wall this week. (I work in an area that's filled with Eagles fans, so I am in the same boat.)
However, this loss is not a crippling one for the Giants—not by a long shot.
Despite trailing in the game, the Giants still showed resiliency and showed that they don't give up late in games.
Despite throwing a bad interception early on in the fourth quarter, Eli Manning showed that he put that behind him and attempted to lead his team to another fourth-quarter comeback that nearly happened.
And despite an ineffective running game, Manning still threw for over 300 yards and two touchdowns, while making great use of Victor Cruz and Domenik Hixon all over the field.
This is a game the Giants nearly could have had, but it just escaped their grasp. The Giants know it, and Tom Coughlin knows it, too.
What the Giants have to do next Sunday is come back to their home crowd at MetLife Stadium and absolutely beat down the Cleveland Browns.
Cleveland is 0-4, and honestly, there is no reason why the Giants shouldn't come back home and pound them into submission next Sunday afternoon.
The loss against the Eagles for any Giant fan sure does suck. Yep, I'll be the first one to admit I've thrown a few chairs in my time.
But as gut-wrenching of a loss as this was, it's not a loss that's the end of the world regarding the season.
The Giants still have a lot of football left and can put this game behind them next Sunday by beating the Browns.
That kind of preparation is what makes Coughlin one of the NFL's most elite coaches.
Giant fans, take my advice here.
I know trying to sleep after Sunday night will be rough. And trying to forget this Eagles game will be a tough one.
But, think of the bigger picture. In the end, the Giants will be just fine in 2012.