Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 12/18/11
In one sense, I was really surprised about the Giants losing on Sunday. But once you really think about it, what's really surprising about it? I can say that about the whole NFC East. Dallas, New York and Philadelphia (particularly early on and now that they're red-hot) have all been up and down. The entire NFC East has been a rollercoaster. One week Dallas stepped to the forefront, then collapsed against the Giants the next. You would think after beating the Cowboys the way they did, the Giants would come up strong again. When you think about how well Eli Manning played in Dallas -- people were saying he was having an MVP-like season. Then he takes a big step back. Week after week, when the onus falls on your shoulders to carry the team, when Eli stumbles, the whole team falls off the tracks. Something is amiss with the Giants defense. There's a lot of talent, but they're not all on the same page. They are just too inconsistent and lack of coverage in the secondary. What was lost...
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