The feeling of euphoria and invincibility the New York Giants had after beating the New England Patriots two weeks ago is gone. Long gone.
It's been replaced by disappointment, anger and frustration in the wake of consecutive losses to the San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles that has wiped out their two-game lead in the NFC East. The slump has left many wondering whether the Giants (6-4) are heading for another second-half swoon.
The loss on the road to the Niners (9-1) was digestible.
The one to the Eagles (4-6) really upset Tom Coughlin's team, and it wasn't merely the loss. It was the way the Giants lost. The Eagles were not only more physical, they showed a willingness to do anything to win, and New York failed to respond.