When I looked at this game on the schedule, I expected the Giants to lose.
Given that they beat the 49ers back in January, I thought San Francisco would come in and try to get revenge for the NFC Championship.
But instead, the Giants played the part of defending Super Bowl champions, marched into Candlestick Park on Sunday and destroyed the 49ers.
Lets get one thing clear, the 49ers are a very good team and will be in the playoffs come January.
So for the Giants to dominate the way they did on the field shows that they are a force to be reckon with in 2012.
On offense, they have the ability to put up a ton of yards and a lot of points on any defense, including the 49ers, who up until Sunday were regarded by many as the league's best unit.
On defense, the Giants probably played the best game all year long, holding the 49ers to three points, causing six sacks and three interceptions. If the Giants continue that trend, they would be impossible to beat.
What we saw from the Giants on Sunday is a great balance overall between the offense and defense, as each unit looked just as good as the other one.
And now at 4-2 and sitting in first place, it puts the Giants in the drivers seat of the division and puts them right up there as one of the best teams in the conference.
It just becomes a question of if they can maintain that status through the rest of 2012.
But on Sunday, the Giants played as solid of an overall football game as they could against a worthy opponent.