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Kiwanuka: Giants are “definitely a Super Bowl team”

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Mathias Kiwanuka is confident.

As the Giants prepare to take on the Falcons, Kiwanuka says there’s no doubt in his mind that they can win three straight games and punch a ticket to Indianapolis.

This is definitely a Super Bowl team,” Kiwanuka told the Star-Ledger. “We just have to get it done.”

It’s not surprising that the Giants are feeling confident right now: They’ve had back-to-back big games against the Jets and the Cowboys, and they’ve responded with back-to-back great performances. They’re playing their best football heading into the postseason.

But the Giants are just one of 12 teams that view themselves as a Super Bowl team that just has to get it done. And 10 of those teams will lose before the Super Bowl.

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  1. The Commish says: Jan 6, 2012 7:45 AM

    They need a couple of things to go right, but yeah, why not? With Osi back and Tuck finally healthy, the pass rush has returned to form, which has a ripple effect with the secondary. And with Bradshaw and the OLine getting healthier, the run game’s improved. So, yeah, with their SB experience, I give them a puncher’s chance.

  2. eastsideballa says: Jan 6, 2012 7:49 AM

    Kiwanuka obviously forgot the Lions are in the playoffs. Also Lions-13 Saints-10 (Bold? I know). Allah Akbar to everybody at PFT planet baby!.

  3. therealsmiley says: Jan 6, 2012 7:50 AM

    They can get to the Super Bowl. Nows the time to turn it on. Hail!!

  4. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 6, 2012 7:53 AM

    Best pass rush in the game, an elite QB and a semi-decent running game since AB came back, WHY NOT US?

  5. yamchargers says: Jan 6, 2012 7:58 AM

    Ya the Broncos too.

  6. twitter:Chapman_Jamie says: Jan 6, 2012 7:58 AM

    As long as Eli can dump the ball of the Cruz all day long the Giants will be tough to beat. It’s their secondary that is questionable.

  7. donterrelli says: Jan 6, 2012 8:05 AM

    “They’ve had back-to-back big games against the Jets and the Cowboys”

    C’mon, they’re both .500 teams and that imploded and are now out of the playoffs.

  8. daveyjones1 says: Jan 6, 2012 8:08 AM

    Hey, some teams are just happy to be in the playoffs, but the Giants want to win it. I like the attitude and I like their chances if they win this week. They already have played GB, NO, and SF and lost. That means they have a better chance at winning, right? Supposedly it’s hard to beat a team twice in the same season.

  9. dieselfan44 says: Jan 6, 2012 8:08 AM

    Keep dreamin…you got swept by my skins…the only reason you have a glimmer of hope is because you are in the tournament…far from SB quality…not enough focus, not enough talent.

  10. phillyphever says: Jan 6, 2012 8:09 AM

    SB? Please, they wouldn’t even beat the Falcons on Sunday. Atl 34 NY 20.

  11. hendawg21 says: Jan 6, 2012 8:12 AM

    Well as crazy as Kiwanuka may sound he may be onto something, as bad as the Skins have been the last two years they’ve beaten in each season the last two NFC Superbowl representatives and they both won the Superbowl and the Giants are the only team in the playoffs the Skins beat/swept for that matter, so if the pattern holds the Giants will win plus the last time Coughlin was thought to be on the hotseat and possibly fired the Giants went on to make the playoffs and win the Superbowl….

  12. anyslacking says: Jan 6, 2012 8:12 AM

    I like how the Giants team is coming together, though they still have holes. You can’t look past the Pats or Saints in the NFC in my opinion.

  13. cshearing says: Jan 6, 2012 8:14 AM

    They have as much a chance as most of the teams. They might be the only NFC team I could see beating the Saints or Packers. Plus, the usual “what is he supposed to say?” comment.

  14. avianflew says: Jan 6, 2012 8:16 AM

    Back to back big wins over the Jets and Cowgirls? Erm…yeah. That really shows they’re solid.

  15. cruells says: Jan 6, 2012 8:19 AM

    He must be drunk..

    There is no way they can beat the Saints or the Packers..
    I doubt they even beat the Falcons.

    But hey keep talking like the Jets it worked wonders for them this year..

  16. packerstexansfan says: Jan 6, 2012 8:21 AM

    The only NFC teams that don’t worry me are the Falcons and the 49ers (I’m sorry, but I’m still not sold on Smith). Of the other 3, the Giants are the ones that worry me the most. They match up well against the Packers, they almost took the regular season game, and they’re a cold outdoor team.

  17. noturavragepunk says: Jan 6, 2012 8:23 AM

    Seriously, The Giants are a good team in a bad division and they still barely made it in.

    So what if they beat the Cowboys and the Jets. Neither team was good enough to make it to the playoffs. Its

    The bottom line is, the only team in the playoffs worse then the Giants are the Broncos, and come next week both those teams will be at home watching legit playoff teams competing.

  18. 52claymaker52 says: Jan 6, 2012 8:31 AM

    He’s definitely onto something. Afterall they managed to lose a home game to the Redskins by only 13 a couple weeks ago.

  19. jnbnet says: Jan 6, 2012 8:43 AM

    I love starting the day with a good laugh

  20. beckzhere says: Jan 6, 2012 8:44 AM

    Please do not showcase your ignorance and proclaim Eazy-E to be an elite QB. That is disrespectful to the actual elite QB’s. I’m fully aware that Matty Ice isn’t there yet and am at peace with it… join me.

  21. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 6, 2012 8:47 AM

    Look at all the bitter divisional team fans chirping along with the fans of the teams that are (rightfully) shook that the Giants are about to do what they did in 2007 all over again.

    The entire playoffs will be a revenge mission like 2007 was.

  22. yash5150 says: Jan 6, 2012 8:52 AM

    Well at least now the Giants won’t be able to play down to the level of opponents like the Seahawks and ‘Skins.

  23. promin1 says: Jan 6, 2012 9:06 AM

    LOL…I love reading the whiny posts from all the pathetic troll fans of teams that didn’t get in the playoffs. Waahhh the Giants only beat teams that were .500 to get in, wahhhh Eli isn’t a good QB, wahhhhhhh. Bitter little trolls.

  24. rcampore says: Jan 6, 2012 9:09 AM

    I love how all the haters come out of the wood work. Any team can beat any other team when you are in the playoffs. I’m sure no one thought the Cardinals had the talent or deserved to get to the superbowl at 9-7 but guess what, your opinions don’t matter. The team that plays hottest during the playoffs can get to the top. That is what is great about the NFL.

    Are the Giants considered the best team right now? no probably not. They have their holes, but every team has holes. If the Giants can play at a high level and their talented players keep playing their best, they have a shot. No one predicted the Gmen would get anywhere near in 07 and look how that turned out.

  25. harleyrider1973 says: Jan 6, 2012 9:12 AM

    anyslacking says:
    Jan 6, 2012 8:12 AM
    I like how the Giants team is coming together, though they still have holes. You can’t look past the Pats or Saints in the NFC in my opinion
    ____________________

    dude the Pats aren’t in the NFC

  26. east96st says: Jan 6, 2012 9:13 AM

    phillyphever says: “SB? Please, they wouldn’t even beat the Falcons on Sunday. Atl 34 NY 20.”

    Because no one knows what it takes to win a Super Bowl better than Philly fan. You guys have won it all every August for the last ten years. When will you assclowns from Philly learn to stay off the boards until your team actually wins the big game? All you do is make it so easy for the rest of us to mock you and laugh at you. Just unbelievably stupid. No wonder everyone with half a brain is leaving your city! As for the Skins fans, how has your team been doing since Snyder took over? When was your last Super Bowl win? Yeah, I thought so. Come back and talk when your team isn’t the running joke of the NFL – which means we won’t hear from you until Snyder sells or dies. Most be proud coming from franchise with such a long and storied tradition to know your owner makes Jerry Jones look like a NFL Einstein and Mother Teresa rolled into one.

  27. imbetterthanyou says: Jan 6, 2012 9:17 AM

    “He’s definitely onto something. Afterall they managed to lose a home game to the Redskins by only 13 a couple weeks ago.”

    After coming back down 12 on the cowboys to win and 2 weeks after Aaron Rodgers having to take his team down the field for a gw FG…let down games happen.

    “So what if they beat the Cowboys and the Jets. Neither team was good enough to make it to the playoffs. The bottom line is, the only team in the playoffs worse then the Giants are the Broncos”

    The Cowboys were still a good team. 1-4 down the stretch, but 2 of those losses came to the Giants, they lost to the Eagles in a 100% meaningless game w/o Romo, and lost to a Cardinals team that played great down the stretch (beat the niners the next week).

    And really? Bengals (0 wins vs teams with winning record) Texans (injuries killed them, but regardless had a cake schedule and have lost 3 straight), Lions (0 wins vs teams with winning record, done this week), Falcons (last real win was Lions 10/23 and see above, including a stomping by the Saints), Pats (0 wins vs team with winning record, defense will haunt them)

    I am not saying the Giants are better than these teams, just that you are a idiot saying thats the BOTTOMLINE, the Giants are without a doubt the 2nd worst team in the playoffs.

    They played very well down the stretch, sans the Redskins game, and there is no reason to not feel confident in how they are playing and that they have a chance. Then again, I suppose he should say no, they are just happy to be in the playoffs. Which in reality, considering they were predicted 8-8 and 3rd place in the NFC East (before the injuries hit) would have been acceptable. The only team they really have no chance of beating is NO in the superdome. The only team that could beat NO there is GB.

  28. kev86 says: Jan 6, 2012 9:17 AM

    They could very well go on a run like the one Kiwanuka is saying they can. Odds are against them but we’ve seen worse make it.

    G-Men played in a lot of big high profile games this season. I think they beat the Falcons then give GB a run for their money. There is a chance they catch the Packers a little flat but will still be bigtime underdogs. Going to NO seems like a no win situation but when everyone says you cant do something……

    GO BLUE!!!

  29. 700levelvet says: Jan 6, 2012 9:18 AM

    With the exception of last sunday night, as an Eagles fan, i hate the Giants, but i think they beat Atlanta..Their D-line, Eli and Cruz are capable, securing Coughlins job for another year…The rest of the team is middle of the road, hell, the Eagles blew out the Cowgirls and the Jets, but for this game, Giants win…..As a disclaimer, the closer it gets to game time, the more i will say they suck, just being level headed about it at this moment….

  30. svcfilmguy says: Jan 6, 2012 9:22 AM

    What else should he say? “We’ll just be happy to be a one and done? We’re doomed against the 49ers or Packers.”

    I don’t know if this is a Super Bowl team, but hey, anything can happen. 2005 Steelers, 2007 Giants, 2010 Packers. Lower seeds and/or underdogs who ended up winning it all. It could happen. Nothing wrong with a little confidence. Now, having said that, I think that their back 7 keeps them from getting there. But all you need to do to have a chance to win it all is to get into the playoffs. They’re in.

  31. brintfatre says: Jan 6, 2012 9:22 AM

    Translation: They will all get together and watch the game in the same place as a team.

  32. gmenhq says: Jan 6, 2012 9:24 AM

    They beat the Patriots on the road and nearly the Packers, and have been on a hot streak to end the season. The hottest team at the end of the season typically wins. The Giants did it before, they can do it again. Guys on this team knows what it takes, and they seem to have the young players and rookies falling into place at the exact right time.

    watch out pundits, it could get interesting for the Giants this post season.

  33. zaggs says: Jan 6, 2012 9:47 AM

    What is he supposed to say? “We’re going to be one and done.”?

  34. paulsmith107 says: Jan 6, 2012 9:51 AM

    Man I love funny quotes like Castillo telling the world his eagles linbakers will be ready for the superbowl before the season started. Rex grossman proclaiming the redskins would take the division. Eli saying he isn’t a 30 turnover guy lol your right he is a 20 to 30 turnover guy. I wonder if this idiot realizes he’s only beaten one team with a wining record and lost to the skins two times rather rather convincingly. The only team that desserved the playoffs less than this choad of a team is Denver and that retarded tebow mania. Fortunatly after this weekend we won’t have to hear anymore about tebow mania and we are a superbowl team lol

  35. sfsaintsfan says: Jan 6, 2012 9:58 AM

    Wild Card Round:

    Saints > Lions
    Giants > Falcons

    Divisional Round:

    Saints > 49ers
    Giants > Packers

    NFC Championship:

    Saints > Giants

    This will not make Packers fans happy……..

  36. abninf says: Jan 6, 2012 10:06 AM

    “It’s not surprising that the Giants are feeling confident right now: They’ve had back-to-back big games against the Jets and the Cowboys”

    Giants fans are are now acting like they just beat two good teams and are on the way to the SB, when beforehand they said both were poor teams.

  37. bigbluelou says: Jan 6, 2012 10:07 AM

    I will be at the game Sunday and I give them a chance. Jints are 3-0 vs the Falcons. But because of his Royal Fatness and his twin brother Flabio who always open their big mouths when they ain’t eating to make “proclaimations” about going to the Super Bowl now have all NFL players following suit. “Talk is cheap, play the game” GO BLUE!

  38. bigpara says: Jan 6, 2012 10:07 AM

    I like the Giants chances as much the other team but the Giants been there and done that before. So I like chances a lot bit more. The battle is started and won in the trenches, Giants D line is better the Falcons O line and the Giants O line is solid besides Abraham who else do they have to rush the QB.

  39. binarybulge says: Jan 6, 2012 10:08 AM

    Oh, lord. Why can’t they just play, and not yap yap yap? I was expecting the Giants to take the Falcons easily, but now, who knows. Perhaps for once the Falcons are the composed and well-prepared team. (They sure weren’t last year.)

    Also, “hot” is relative. Sure, you can say they won 3 out of the last 4, but you can also say they lost 5 out of the last 8.

  40. paulsmith107 says: Jan 6, 2012 10:09 AM

    Giants>packers lol smh didn’t the packers beat them the last two times they met ha ha ha an I’m pretty sure that the falcons>giants just saying I don’t think other than the pats new York has beaten a team above 500

  41. 52claymaker52 says: Jan 6, 2012 10:10 AM

    Skip Clueless is all over the Giants jock. They’re doomed.

  42. baldingerspinky says: Jan 6, 2012 10:13 AM

    Love that delusional claim! The giants have a mediocre qb who has had a great season. Their defense is soft and overrated. An their run game is broken. Much different than 2007. The giants were lucky to make the playoffs and will be lucky to win this week

  43. blu4l1fe says: Jan 6, 2012 10:21 AM

    Here we go, AGAIN, with the experts predicting who will win and who wouldn’t. But wait, these are the same prognosticators who proclaimed that the Eagles, or the Skins or even the Cowboys were a playoff team. As fans, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. As a player, I believe he is just saying what he feels and feeding of the confidence that the team has winning the last games of the season and essentially making the playoffs. He may be right, but then again, he may be totally wrong, but that’s the beauty of it, he can have his opinion much like others here.

    The playoffs are just what it is supposed to be, PLAYOFFS. Play like you’re supposed to, win games and you stay in the hunt for the championship. Play like the Skins or the Cowboys and lose, and your off the running. Come on guys, history has showed a lot and we can go with that, but history has also showed that any team, specifically in the NFL, can win. The Giants did not dominate the season in their 07 SuperBowl run and we can all agree that the Patriots did. But who won it all? And I know some may say that was a fluke. I bet you the same ones who think that would not do so if it was their team on the winning end of that SuperBowl. The Giants are not, by all indications and, especially, a 9-7 record, a SuperBowl team, but by just being in the playoffs, they give themselves a chance much like the other teams have. As a fan though, I like their chance much like I liked it back in 07, guess we’ll see. GO BLUE!!!!

  44. hendawg21 says: Jan 6, 2012 10:30 AM

    yash5150 says:
    Jan 6, 2012 8:52 AM
    Well at least now the Giants won’t be able to play down to the level of opponents like the Seahawks and ‘Skins.

    When you get swept by a team that’s not playing down to their level that’s just plain getting your arse’s handed to you…now if they had only loss one of those games then maybe but they were out played in both…

    Remember any given Sunday

  45. approachingnormalcy says: Jan 6, 2012 10:31 AM

    Best pass rush in the game, an elite QB and a semi-decent running game since AB came back, WHY NOT US?
    ———————————————————
    Is Eli elite? Elite doesn’t mean best. That would be Rodgers or Brady. (Yes Brees but he throws the ball alot more than the others.) It does mean better than very good.

    I will use the term elilte like it is used in basketball. That would mean top 8.

    Here they are in no particular order:
    Peyton Manning (when healthy)
    Drew Brees
    Aaron Rodgers
    Tom Brady
    Ben Roethlisberger
    Matthew Stafford
    Phillip Rivers (not counting this off year)
    That leaves one spot open.

    The argument here is between Eli Manning, Matt Ryan, and Tony Romo.

    By the way. I hate the Ravens but how good would they be if they had ANY of these above quartebacks?

  46. dezlikesbois says: Jan 6, 2012 10:39 AM

    Isn’t this the same team that was dominated by the Skins a few weeks back and was the only team Vince Young beat? This team talks like they are 15-1, can’t wait until they are eliminated.

  47. hendawg21 says: Jan 6, 2012 10:41 AM

    east96st says:
    Jan 6, 2012 9:13 AM
    phillyphever says: “SB? Please, they wouldn’t even beat the Falcons on Sunday. Atl 34 NY 20.”

    Because no one knows what it takes to win a Super Bowl better than Philly fan. You guys have won it all every August for the last ten years. When will you assclowns from Philly learn to stay off the boards until your team actually wins the big game? All you do is make it so easy for the rest of us to mock you and laugh at you. Just unbelievably stupid. No wonder everyone with half a brain is leaving your city! As for the Skins fans, how has your team been doing since Snyder took over? When was your last Super Bowl win? Yeah, I thought so. Come back and talk when your team isn’t the running joke of the NFL – which means we won’t hear from you until Snyder sells or dies. Most be proud coming from franchise with such a long and storied tradition to know your owner makes Jerry Jones look like a NFL Einstein and Mother Teresa rolled into one.

    So what is your point??? And you’ve shown your intelligence by saying Jerruh looks like Einstein and mother Teresa…your HC paces the sideline always with a confused look your QB after every bad play throws his arms up as if he has no clue what just happened, and the nerve to talk so what you got lucky and won one Superbowl in the last 20 years what’s happened those other 19? Sure the Skins haven’t been/won a Superbowl since 92 Snyder’s owned the team since 99 they’ve made the playoff’s 3 times and that’s with less talent then the rest of the division.

    As a Giant fan how does it make you feel knowing you were swept by the Skins and Rex Grossman not last minute lucky wins but being dominated wins…

  48. jhastrello says: Jan 6, 2012 10:45 AM

    The NYG’s are the NFC East Champions, but are still a middle of the pack team. The Falcons will dispatch them this weekend and we will be finished with the speculation.

    The only thing that likely stands in the way of the Saints going to the SB, is if they wind up having to play outdoors in either SF or GB . They will win (most likely) in N.O. this weekend, but traveling to either outdoor stadium the following week will take a toll on their productivity.

    If the Giants do somehow manage to win this weekend, they simply neither have the offense or defense to play with either GB or SF.

  49. imbetterthanyou says: Jan 6, 2012 10:54 AM

    “Love that delusional claim! The giants have a mediocre qb who has had a great season. Their defense is soft and overrated. An their run game is broken. Much different than 2007. The giants were lucky to make the playoffs and will be lucky to win this week”

    It’s delusional to make claims like this in preseason (ie Rex). It is not delusional to make this claim when you are in the playoffs, are playing well and are a normal competitor who thinks they can win what matters most…

    That and you are just dumb…Eli comment is just stupid. Also, how is the defense overrated when it has been rated terribly all season and people are continuing to say that it is the Giants biggest weakness going into the playoffs? They had 2 good games when it mattered most and are looking better, honestly I don’t think anyone has rated the defense highly all season. Did you read this before you posted or just threw together some trashy opinion an idiot has that you hope Giants/Eli haters would thumbs up?

  50. imopen7 says: Jan 6, 2012 10:55 AM

    Not a big G-men fan, buuuuut……..
    Eli and Coughlin seemed to show up in big games. Could be a sleeper.

  51. wfrman says: Jan 6, 2012 10:58 AM

    The Giants are lucky they got the Cowboys twice in December. Is this not the same team that lost twice to the Redskins during the season and got pummeled to submission against the Saints on Monday night? Memo to NY Giants – Just shut up and lose to the Falcons in the 1st round and save yourself the embarrassment of getting clocked by GB or SF the next week.

  52. giantfan92 says: Jan 6, 2012 11:03 AM

    donterrelli says: Jan 6, 2012 8:05 AM

    “They’ve had back-to-back big games against the Jets and the Cowboys”

    C’mon, they’re both .500 teams and that imploded and are now out of the playoffs.

    —————————————————-

    Both of those teams would- more than likely be about .500 and in the playoffs, had the giants not beaten both of them btw.

  53. promin1 says: Jan 6, 2012 11:13 AM

    Ahhhh the little trolls are out in full force. baldingerspinky says Eli is a mediocre QB.

    Eli’s 2011 stats

    Yards – 4th
    Average per pass – 4th
    TDs – 6th
    Eli – passer rating – 7th
    Completions- 5th
    Completetions over 40 yds -1st

    yeah this screams mediocre at best. LMAO. The hatred is comical at this point. By all means little troll, don’t let the facts get in the way of your irrelevant argument.

  54. jammer88 says: Jan 6, 2012 11:18 AM

    somebody needs to drug test this guy because anybody that would say something so stupid has to be smoking some serious crack

  55. gmenhq says: Jan 6, 2012 11:24 AM

    you can only play who’s on your schedule. Giants won the games they had to and have been in the playoffs the last two games.

    for a team that decimated by injuries in a rebuilding year, to win the division and send two (and probably should be 3-4 mind you) players to the pro bowl, and now looking dangerously good heading into the playoffs….

    no one should be doubting big blue right now.

  56. hebertespinosa says: Jan 6, 2012 11:28 AM

    “We just have to get it done”, says Kiwanuka. Thanks for sharing the secret of success with us. That’s gonna be one great game for both teams.

  57. packersownerandshareholder says: Jan 6, 2012 11:34 AM

    See you at Lambeau

  58. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 6, 2012 11:39 AM

    promin1 says:
    Jan 6, 2012 11:13 AM
    Ahhhh the little trolls are out in full force. baldingerspinky says Eli is a mediocre QB.

    Eli’s 2011 stats

    Yards – 4th
    Average per pass – 4th
    TDs – 6th
    Eli – passer rating – 7th
    Completions- 5th
    Completetions over 40 yds -1st

    yeah this screams mediocre at best. LMAO. The hatred is comical at this point. By all means little troll, don’t let the facts get in the way of your irrelevant argument.

    ————

    People are pathetic, man. The stuff that people like the ones you’re referring to, promin1, give you a lot of insight into how rotten their minds and souls are. I’m quite sympathetic to them.

  59. jerrygogo says: Jan 6, 2012 11:42 AM

    Talking about who a team loses to in the regular season as a way to predict playoff success is pointless. Can you tell me who GB lost to in the regular season last year? Who cares! Playoffs!

  60. Mr. Wright 212 says: Jan 6, 2012 11:46 AM

    Saints fans HOPING AND WISHING that they can beat SF (as if the Lions will be a walk in the park), so they don’t have to go to play in FOOTBALL ELEMENTS.

    Sure, they’re virtually unbeatable at home, but not getting that 2 seed is going to doom them unless they draw the 4-6 seeds, and of them, the GIants certainly pose the biggest threat to beating the Saints in New Orleans. That game six weeks ago means nothing now.

  61. wldkat says: Jan 6, 2012 12:47 PM

    Not a Giants fan, but besides New Orleans, the Giants are the only other NFC team that could take down Green Bay.

  62. rexadelphia8 says: Jan 6, 2012 1:15 PM

    Just like the dream team huh? The only reason your in the playoffs is because Philly did their part

  63. dukemarc says: Jan 6, 2012 1:29 PM

    daveyjones1 says: Jan 6, 2012 8:08 AM

    Hey, some teams are just happy to be in the playoffs, but the Giants want to win it. I like the attitude and I like their chances if they win this week. They already have played GB, NO, and SF and lost. That means they have a better chance at winning, right? Supposedly it’s hard to beat a team twice in the same season.
    ———————–

    Green Bay hasn’t had any trouble beating teams twice this year, just so you know.

  64. toolkien says: Jan 6, 2012 2:06 PM

    Team QB rating given (what defense gave up to opposing QB’s) versus taken (put up by own QB(s)) differential for playoff teams –

    Green Bay – 41.40
    New Orleans – 24.77
    Houston – 24.21
    New England – 20.29
    Pittsburgh – 17.60
    San Francisco – 17.52
    Detroit – 15.40
    Baltimore – 13.52
    Atlanta – 8.26
    NY Giants – 7.73
    Cincinnati – -4.57
    Denver – -20.11

    That’s for the entire season. Factor in current health of teams and Houston and Pittsburgh probably move down some. Teams like the Packers, who have had offensive line woes, will be as healthy as they can be – e.g. with S Collins out for the year – the rest of the team should be healthy.

    Giants et al can be as confident as they please. They’ve got a long hill to climb. Anything is possible, but taking care of business against two mediocre teams who had all but given up isn’t quite what I would call a hot streak.

  65. toolkien says: Jan 6, 2012 2:35 PM

    Just to show anything can happen, the QB rating taken and given differential for last year’s playoffs-

    Green Bay – 32.25
    New England – 28.52
    Pittsburgh – 21.90
    Baltimore – 16.08
    Kansas City – 11.89
    Philadelphia – 11.28
    Atlanta – 9.11
    New Orleans – 8.53
    Chicago – 3.34
    Indianapolis – 1.17
    NY Jets – -0.02
    Seattle – -17.37

    Seattle won, and the Jets made the NFCCG. Seattle beat the Saints, but got washed out the next week, and the Jets eventually met their maker too.

  66. stevepea says: Jan 6, 2012 2:35 PM

    Kiwanuka: Giants are “definitely a Super Bowl team”
    He’s talking about Super Bowl XLII

  67. zack2482 says: Jan 6, 2012 5:12 PM

    So they beat one team this year with a winning record and they are a contender? Laughable! They are not making it out of the first round. Eli’s duck and chuck is going to be picked off this week! Luck will run out for the midgets.

  68. kingcarlbanks says: Jan 6, 2012 8:44 PM

    Wow. Listen to me now,.and believe me next week. The Giants have just as much chance to win the Sb as any other team in the playoffs. Now just NCAA some of you guys root for teams that didn’t make the playoffs, don’t come on here whining about how bad the Giants suck, blah blah whine. Especially you Foreskin, Cowgirl and Sheagle fans. Your teams played 16 games like the Giants did and failed to get it done. So pack up your team garb. Put it in the back of your closet. Get drunk and cry it out, then get on with your lives. I’ll be watching my team play this weekend batches!!!!

  69. kingcarlbanks says: Jan 6, 2012 8:45 PM

    Wow. Listen to me now, and believe me next week. The Giants have just as much chance to win the Sb as any other team in the playoffs. Now just bc some of you guys root for teams that didn’t make the playoffs, don’t come on here whining about how bad the Giants suck, blah blah whine. Especially you Foreskin, Cowgirl and Sheagle fans. Your teams played 16 games like the Giants did and failed to get it done. So pack up your team garb. Put it in the back of your closet. Get drunk and cry it out, then get on with your lives. I’ll be watching my team play this weekend batches!!

  70. jasleach says: Jan 6, 2012 11:18 PM

    Eli will show Matty Ice how COOL it is to be ‘easy’
    This should be fun…. Falcons have to win in a blowout, OR LOSE!

  71. abninf says: Jan 7, 2012 8:28 AM

    promin1 says:
    Jan 6, 2012 11:13 AM
    Ahhhh the little trolls are out in full force. baldingerspinky says Eli is a mediocre QB.

    Eli’s 2011 stats

    Yards – 4th
    Average per pass – 4th
    TDs – 6th
    Eli – passer rating – 7th
    Completions- 5th
    Completetions over 40 yds -1st

    yeah this screams mediocre at best. LMAO. The hatred is comical at this point. By all means little troll, don’t let the facts get in the way of your irrelevant argument.
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    If we’re going by individual stats I guess the Giants would be a better team with Romo.

    Passer Rating Leaders
    1 Aaron Rodgers
    2 Drew Brees
    3 Tom Brady
    4 Tony Romo
    5 Matthew Stafford
    6 Matt Schaub
    7 Eli Manning

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