Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/13/14
The defending Super Bowl champs are looking pretty good right now having won their fourth straight game. Sitting atop the NFC East with a record of 6-2 might lead fans of Big Blue to think they’ll cruise into the playoffs with a first-round bye, right? WRONG! If history tells us anything, it’s that the New York Giants are about to go into hibernation, and if you don’t believe it, just look at how they’ve performed in the second half of the season for the past eight years. Since Coach Tom Coughlin took over the team in 2004, their average winning percentage during the first half of a season is a whopping 74 percent, but that drops to a lowly average of 42 percent for the latter half of the season.  SeasonFirst 8 gamesLast 8 gamesFinal Regular Season Record2011             6             2                3                5                9                72010             6   ...
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