In the final week of the 2011 season, the New York Giants took a windy MetLife Stadium, needing to knock off a bitter division rival for a shot at the playoffs. Big Blue thumped the Dallas Cowboys by a 31-14 final, claiming the NFC East and embarking on a subsequent Super Bowl run.
In the final week of the 2012 season, much was the same. New York trumped the Philadelphia Eagles 42-7, finishing with a 9-7 record for a second consecutive year.
Yet this time around, it's the Giants who are caught in the aftermath of "Black Monday," rather than the fervor of the postseason.
New York's 2012 is marred by what ifs, leading to what should be a busy offseason this winter. Football's towering rate of turnover, coupled with the pressure of playing in the country's largest market, sets the stage for the departure of many key Giants.
Who must stay in Giants blue, and who should be on his way out? Check out the verdicts on some hotly contested personnel.