At 5-2, the New York Giants are atop the NFC East, a place many didn't expect them to be at the start of the season.
They've played fundamentally sound football throughout and have taken care of business in the first part of their season. Now comes the hard part. I'm talking insanely difficult hard.
Look at their remaining schedule. At New England, at San Francisco, Eagles, at Saints, Packers, at Cowboys, Redskins, (at) Jets and Cowboys. Wow. The Giants would be hard pressed to find four victories left in their schedule.
San Francisco looks like the toughest game remaining for the Giants, because no one has yet to figure out the 49ers who have taken care of good teams with ease so far this season.
New York is going to need to take care of great teams to make it to the playoffs. Having a record as good as theirs is key going into this stretch of difficult opponents, as they are two games above everyone else in the NFC East as it stands right now.