New York Giants: Get Back To Being Best Team in NFL Again for Week 11 or Else

Kate ConroySenior Analyst IINovember 16, 2010

SEATTLE - NOVEMBER 07:  A fan of the New York Giants holds a sign during the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Qwest Field on November 7, 2010 in Seattle, Washington. The Giants defeated the Seahawks 41-7. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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The 2010 New York Giants have been pretty on-target with the rest of the NFL’s motto, which is completely unpredictable.

There is no leader of the pack as we enter the second half of the season. Never have more teams been named the best team in the NFL this season on ESPN after 10 games.

This is not due to an influx of sheer talent, but more due too penalties and sloppy play.

It seems like each team has a major flaw somewhere, and too many players just don’t seem to understand the definition of team anymore.

Now that my ulcer has subsided after watching the Giants host the Dallas Cowboys this past Sunday, I can admit that the outcome came as no surprise.

The Giants went into Sunday on a five-game winning streak, but the G-men started the season 1-2 and the one win was one of the sloppiest games I had seen.

The Cowboys record was an NFL worst at 1-7 before week 10. Add that to another Tony Romo injury, and a team of players who actually admitted they didn’t try.

Just thinking about how bad in it was Dallas made me sweat thinking of how pissed-off stanch owner Jerry Jones had to be, while having flashes if it were my New York Yankees not trying and the heads that would be rolling.

Jones finally fired coach Wade Phillips, promoting offensive coordinator Jason Garrett, who, it has been said, could run for president and win if he wanted to.

Then days before Sunday I look at the point spreads, which was obviously in favor of the Giants but by 15 points.

That spread seemed ridiculous if you consider the talented slackers on the Cowboys, a new motivated leader in Garrett and a team with nothing to lose.

The spread of the 2007 Super Bowl only gave the Giants 12 points against the undefeated, super-power New England Patriots.

This shocked my confidence, along with hearing the next day: "We're now the best team in the National Football League,” out of Brandon Jacobs' mouth.

The formula didn’t look to be in the Giants favor, as a cocky attitude and with a spread backing that notion up has never worked for the G-men.

The Giants are the best underdogs in football. Hopefully the embarrassing 33-20 thrashing they got from the Cowboys will put the Giants back to feeling that reality again.

The Giants are a darn good football team, and Sunday’s loss also was due to Eli having one of his seasonal off-games.

Manning has one to three of these games a season, where he can’t hit the slot and the receivers start to run the routes differently to compensate as the game gets deeper. But the defense sucked too.

Even with the Cowboys being hyped up, the Giants are a better team.

When a team consistently wins for five games in a row, the way the G-men did, one stomach-churning loss can be hailed as a bad day.

The Giants will surely be tested in Week 11 visiting the Philadelphia Eagles.

If you missed Monday Night Football this week, get on and watch the replays or the whole first half of the Eagles playing Washington Redskins.

It is one of the best performances by a quarterback ever, thanks to the Eagles' Michael Vick. Scoring 45 points in the first half was all due to Vick, and if this guy keeps getting better, I do not know anyone who can stop him.

Considering Vick outplayed the entire Redskins team himself, it will take the best team in the NFL to beat him.

What perfect timing for the Giants to prove themselves worthy of that title again.