There's a well-known, oft-repeated adage that says it's not how you start, it's how you finish. And if the season so far is any indication, there's not a team in the NFL that lives by that maxim more religiously than the New York Giants.
Battered, shorthanded and still stinging from last week's oh-so-close loss to the division rival Philadelphia Eagles, the defending Super Bowl champs took the field Sunday amid a cold rain on a blustery afternoon that seemed to match their attitude and their outlook at kickoff.
Then, before most fans could find their soaked seats and get their ponchos situated, the Giants had a potential disaster on their hands, finding themselves trailing the winless Cleveland Browns 14-0.
As New York allowed two quick scores, one on a Trent Richardson touchdown run set up by an Ahmad Bradshaw fumble and the other on a 62-yard rookie-to-rookie bomb from Brandon Weeden to Josh Gordon, you couldn't help but think back to the Giants' las...