New York Giants: How the Giants Continue to Fool Everyone in Regular Season

Ryan SimonCorrespondent IIOctober 8, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 05:  Quarterback Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants smiles after the Giants defeated the Patriots by a score of 21-17 in Super Bowl XLVI at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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The New York Giants can be one of the most frustrating teams in football to watch, and they keep finding ways to fool everyone during the regular season.

They should've beat the Dallas Cowboys Week 1, but they didn't. They should've easily beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but they made it a sweat in which the Giants had to score 25 points in the fourth quarter to get the win. 

People were doing their best "the Giants are stinking it up at home again "prediction last week...but the G-Men still beat the Cleveland Browns pretty soundly after a bad start. 

There was a freak fumble by Bradshaw in which Chris Snee actually knocked the ball loose, then Chase Blackburn was tasked with guarding wide receiver Eric Gordon on the Browns, who ran it in for a 62-yard touchdown. 

After those two weird plays in the first quarter, the Giants went on a 27-3 run to close the first half. Then the G-Men ultimately went on to win the game 41-27. 

The thing with this Giants team is they're multidimensional. You can't just fit them into whatever category you want and expect them to stay there.

They can show up one week and look like a well-oiled machine that moves the chains and attacks the quarterback; then another week, they can't touch the quarterback, and the offense struggles.

They'll keep fooling people who try and fit them into a nice little box and label this as "this" team or "that team."

We're going to learn about the G-Men next week against the San Francisco 49ers.

Are they going to come out flat?

Come out fired up?

The fact that the Giants came out flat last week tells me that they were looking ahead to this coming weeks matchup and that they're going to show up to next weeks' game fired up.

Even with that said, there's only one way to find out for sure, and we'll find out Week 6.