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The New York Giants look to turn things up and get themselves into the postseason for a chance to defend their Championship from a year ago. They’ve had some ups and downs, but look to be strong headed into the playoffs, and according to defensive end Osi Umenyiora, they are the best team in football.
Osi had some strong words about his team recently. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
“When the Giants are playing our best, there’s no question we’re the best team in football,” Umenyiora said via PFT. “We’ve just been inconsistent. So if we can play the way we’re capable of playing – the way we played against San Francisco, the way we played against Green Bay, the way we played against the Saints for the majority of the game – I don’t think there’s a team that’s better than us at all.”
It’s hard to argue his take, seeing as how the Giants dominated in last year’s playoffs, and they’ve looked awfully good playing the upper echelon of teams this season.
The Giants round out the season with the Falcons, Ravens and Eagles, looking to storm into the tournament as they did last season.
There will be some tough competition in the playoffs, but the Giants have shown they can compete with anybody, any time, and this year is no different.
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