What does the autumn of 2008 have in common with this autumn? Well, not that much. However, there are two clear places of overlap: a presidential election and the New York Giants defending a Super Bowl title won against the New England Patriots the previous February.
The Giants looked to be the best team in the NFC East again this year after they retained the main pieces of their Super Bowl-winning roster and added talent through the draft, such as rookie RB David Wilson from Virginia Tech and rookie WR Rueben Randle from LSU.
However, the Giants have had a rocky start to the beginning of the season, starting out at 2-2 (0-2 against NFC East teams). They have not looked exactly like the dominant force that tore through the likes of the Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, San Francisco 49ers and the New England Patriots en route to their second Super Bowl title in five years.
Despite their early-season struggles, the Giants are still very capable of winning the NFC East. Ahead are six reasons why the Giants will overcome their early-season struggles and win the division crown for the second straight year.