If you're prognosticating next season's Super Bowl winner and you're not inclined to pick the Giants to repeat, go right ahead. It's fine with them.
The more the Giants are ignored in the discussion, the better they like it.
"Always a plus when people don't pick us," defensive end Justin Tuck said. "Besides, most people who write those predictions don't know a damn thing about football."
Repeating as Super Bowl champions is one of the most difficult feats in sports, and the Giants realize a lot has to go their way to become the first repeaters since the 2003-04 Patriots. That said, it would be a mistake to eliminate the Giants from contention simply because history is against them.
When Eli Manning is your quarterback, and your defense includes Tuck and fellow star defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, and most of your offensive and defensive starters are back, you have a legitimate chance. (continue)