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I did not see that coming, but I’ll take it!
Now onto something even odder, as I actually think it’s the Giants.
I could go the easy route and say Philly because they’re 4-2, but they’ve won three cupcakes and a glass of milk. I could also say that New Orleans could easily be 1-5, Chicago is lucky they’re not and Atlanta hasn’t beaten anybody.
Instead, I’ll actually praise the Giants.
They’re 4-2, but they’re 4-0 where it counts: in conference. Their losses came to Indianapolis and Tennessee, two other 4-2 teams that are tied for the lead in the “other” toughest division in football, with the Indy loss coming on the road.
Philly may have a ton of weapons, but the Giants do too; three different receivers have led the team in catches/yards in a game so far, and Ahmad Bradshaw has been dominant to the tune of leading the NFC in rushing.
Now, think about this: their franchise quarterback is 17th in the NFL in passer rating (behind David Garrard and Seneca Wallace, even), their former No. 1 running back has, outside of two TD runs on Sunday, been virtually useless, and the pass rush that helped them win the Super Bowl in 2008 didn’t show up until Week 4.
All things considered, perhaps we’re all lucky they’re not 5-1, so I give the nod to New York. Weird, considering I debated whether or not Tom Coughlin was on the hot seat just a few weeks ago.
What's more criminal is that on a week where two 4-1 teams met in Philly, Big Ben returned from suspension, and the 3-1 Pats went to OT with the 4-1 Ravens...Dallas vs. Minnesota led SportsCenter.
No wonder Brett Favre had to send Jenn Sterger pics of his junk...ESPN wouldn't let her get on it.