However, we've already seen the ugly propensity of the Giants to play down to their opponent in a loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
Can they do it twice in the same season?
The Giants had trouble in the early years under Coughlin after a bye week, but they've won the last three coming out of a bye week, so there is reason for optimism.
That said, they can't take any opponent lightly. As the cliche goes, on any given Sunday any team can win.
Here are three reasons that might work in Miami's favor this weekend, however unlikely it might be.