At the start of every NFL season, it's hard to tell if the bye week is scheduled at the right time—for the Giants, it couldn't have come at a better time.
The bye week allowed slumping and battered players a chance to recharge their batteries, and coaches an opportunity to scrutinize film.
The Giants are basically looking at a six-game season now, and it's a demanding schedule that includes teams who are either fighting for a playoff spot, or relishing the opportunity to play spoiler.
Beginning with Green Bay, New York still controls its own destiny and with emotions bound to be running high, there's a lot of reasons to be very optimistic.
In no particular order, here's a closer look at some of the G-Men who should make a big splash.