With a powerful front four, a Super Bowl champion quarterback, and a quality running back tandem, New York looked to be one of the top teams and possibly a challenger for another Super Bowl.
They started the year hot at 5-0, and looked like they were going to make good on expectations.
A head-to-head matchup against the also undefeated Saints derailed a team that has yet to reboot itself.
They have gone 1-5 since, needing an overtime win against an injury-crippled Falcons team just to eke out that one victory.
With Philadelphia and Dallas ahead of them, the division seems to be a lost cause. Now they must hope Green Bay or Philadelphia coughs up a couple of games in order to back into a wildcard berth, a likelihood dwindling with each additional New York defeat.
Fun Fact - The vaunted Giants pass rush is presently in a four-way tie for 17th in the NFL with 23 sacks, just over half of the league-leading 40 from the Minnesota Vikings.