Of the four remaining teams playing for a chance at Super Bowl XLVII, three of them were playing football this time last season.
The Giants are the only ones who are not back, and it has to be tough on them, along with head coach Tom Coughlin, who I know wanted to make another run at a Super Bowl.
But in reality, the Giants have nobody to blame but themselves this season for the losses they suffered.
Now, I'm not saying the Giants should have won all of these games listed here, especially the final one against the Baltimore Ravens. The Giants absolutely deserved to lose in Week 16.
But two out of the three other games were certainly doable and could have been wins.
If Ramses Barden doesn't get get called for pass interference in Philly or Lawrence Tynes makes that second-quarter field goal in Washington or if the Giants defense doesn't allow 14 fourth-quarter points against Pittsburgh, the Giants' 2012 season drastically changes.
Maybe it's the Giants who make the playoffs and not the Redskins.
Maybe the Giants beat the Seattle Seahawks at home in the first round, then go on and knock off the Falcons on the road in a rematch, (something the Giants are known for doing in the past) and are set up with an NFC Championship with the 49ers on Sunday.
Instead, the Giants are stuck with an offseason filled with what-ifs on a few games that they let slip away.