Since the 2012 campaign began, the New York Giants may have dropped their first two divisional bouts, however their 5-2 record is keeping them at the top of the NFC East. The team is displaying signs of strength, with Eli Manning topping the league in passing yards. Additionally, Victor Cruz is proving that he was not a one year wonder, and the team’s pass rush has been very effective this season. While the team suffered from a series of injuries at the start of their campaign, it is looking as though most of the injured players have recovered and are making their way back onto the roster. These players are Chris Canty, David Diehl, Hakeem Nicks, Ahmad Bradshaw, Keith Rivers and Domenik Hixon.
This will be the first time in years that the Giants have not been hampered with severe injuries to many of their key players, as they face the challenges of this part of the season. This is good news for fans, as it shows that something is different with the team this year. Those who follow the New York Giants, suspending their other hobbies like watching films or playing on partypoker, when the game is on, will know that starting the season with a 5-2 record is the norm during the Coughlin era. Hopefully the usual second half collapse talks don’t come up, and the team continues to remain healthy.
The combination if Victor Cruz and Eli Manning is looking to be lethal to other teams. In 2011, Cruz was able to save the Giants season and his skills have only gotten stronger ever since. This has earned him Manning’s trust and the two players will likely be a key component in the Giants’ bid for the Super Bowl.